Police Chiefs Forum to Focus on Building Trust with the Community
In an effort to strengthen community relations, the police departments of Crystal, Robbinsdale and New Hope are coming together for the fourth annual Tri-City Community Engagement Forum.
The primary aim of the forum is to enhance the positive relationships and trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
“Have we had maybe some difficult conversations with people who don’t trust the police? Absolutely. However, I was fortunate enough to meet with some community members after the forum last year and continue to build those partnerships and trust with folks who don’t have trust in the police,” said Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering.
The event will feature open discussions about policies and procedures, as well as issues related to race relations and community safety.
“We often get asked by our community about what we’re doing regarding race relations and the crime occurring in our communities. This is the perfect opportunity to address those concerns,” said Revering.
An Open Discussion
What sets this year’s forum apart from previous years is the innovative approach the police chiefs are taking.
“The chiefs are going to sit with community members instead of having a panel interview, so we’re going to sit amongst the crowd and have more of a conversation,” Revering explained,
The forum, open to all residents of Crystal, Robbinsdale and New Hope, will take place on Wednesday, October 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Crystal Community Center.
For more information about the forum, visit the city of Crystal’s website.