During the current environment, when the distrust between police and community is at an alarmingly high level, we cannot stress enough about the importance of having a strong community policing program.

In College Park, we should be thankful to live in a community, where our police officers work closely with the residents to make them feel safer and present them as friends first, and law enforcers as last. Personally, I’ve had the opportunity to attend many community meetings with our officers discussing how to bridge the relational gaps between the community members and police officers. Some of these meetings happened at neighbors’ yard, like the one in this picture, our community Liaison officer Corporal Errol Lobin are discussing public safety with the residents. In other cases, our officers walked with the residents on neighborhood streets, knocking doors as part of Walk-and-Talk programs.

Please join next Monday’s forum on Community relations to hear more about how we can improve police-community relations further. Officer Lobin and others will be on the panel to take your questions and comments. Please spread the word.

When: 7:30pm, Monday, June 15, 2020

Join via the web: Zoom link: http://b.link/CPCommunityPolice

Join by phone: (301) 715-8592, Meeting ID: 835 5646 4312 Password: 393991