The Petaluma Police Department is hosting a town hall meeting Wednesday to discuss crime and trends in Petaluma.

The hourlong meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Petaluma Community Center on North McDowell Boulevard.

Chief Pat Williams will give a presentation on the status of crime and safety and discuss the community policing concept.

Residents will have an opportunity to ask questions and meet the officers and supervisors assigned to their policing districts.

Police invite residents, business owners and people who may work in Petaluma to attend, Lt. Tim Lyons said.