Glad to hear it went well. Hope it yields positive results.
The couple public-cop get-togethers I have attended, the cops were busy trying to put a few over on the citizens, using their supposed role as experts against citizen ignorance of rights to give the citizens the impression the cops had their best interests at heart. My position is that if cops would just knock off the nonsense, respect rights to hell and back, and get rid of the bad apples, they wouldn't need to build bridges. And, building a bridge while leaving the bad abutments and piers unaddressed makes me think the builders don't really intend anybody to use the bridge; just make it look good.
But, I'm an optimist. If your events lead to genuine positive change beneficial to both sides, great!