If you're worried about crime in Central Oregon, tonight is your chance to learn more about the problem and get involved. Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton is the featured speaker at the "Central Oregon Patriots" meeting. Blanton will cover crime, budgeting and other issues facing the Sheriff's Department. The meeting is open to the general public, and organizer Carl Dewing hopes many people will turn out: “I think one of the things that's happened in this country is that people have become complacent as to what their government is doing." Dewing says this apathy has lead to big problems on the national, state and local levels. The Central Oregon Patriots meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Highlands Baptist Church in Redmond.