How police officers should deal with the public and how the public should deal with the police will be discussed at a forum Monday.
Gralyan Quarterman, president of the Liberty Branch of the NAACP, said the Community Policing Awareness Forum will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Shuman Recreation Center in James Brown Park. He said representatives of every local and state law enforcement agency in the county have been invited and he believes they have all agreed to attend.
He said the forum is a response to the national debate sparked by some well publicized police shootings.
“The NAACP of Liberty County wants to ensure that our criminal justice includes fairness, protection, sensitivity and accountability for all under our justice system,” Quarterman said, adding the organization believes everyone needs to be involved in policing the community.
“The subject of Community Policing Awareness is a comprehensive step to protect and improve relations among all citizens,” he said.
For more information, call Quarterman at (912) 980-6993 or Chris Stacy at (912) 695-0481.