Today there was a letter in my mail, handwritten and addressed to me without my full address or even postage stamp. I believe it was dropped off by hand. It was from the detective who handled difficult child's sexual assault [and kidnapping] 4 years ago (can't believe it's been 4 years!). The letter was really a notice regarding an upcoming town meeting where the main discussions will be about "your visions for the Department to assist in establishing of goals for the Police Dept and to consider in the selection of a new Police Chief". There was a list of several key points of discussion, some of which include Community Policing, School Resource Officers, Patrol Levels, Drug Enforcement, Juvenile/Education Enforcement, Regional Policing and others. It appears that it may have been handed out at the last town meeting as a general invite for anyone who wanted to 'attend and share their ideas and visions'. At the bottom of the page there was a handwritten note to me from the detective involved in our past case with a request to attend this forum. In part, it read, "I think you may be able to provide some insight and input at this forum. It would be great if you could attend!" signed, the detective. I must be really dense because I really do not see what I would have to contribute to this forum or how it relates to our experience. In fact, when I read about police or school district programs being implemented, I am usually in opposition of the plans. I am going to contact the detective to see what he had in mind and how I might be able to add valuable input at this meeting without divulging our experiences. Does anyone see something that I'm missing? I mean, why go out of his way to invite me? Thanks for any input YOU may have!!