Rockdale Chairman Richard Oden to lead Town Hall in aftermath of police shooting

July 8, 20162min2650
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Rockdale County Chairman Richard Oden is inviting the public to join him for the “Community-Oriented Policing Town Hall” on Tuesday, July 12, 6 to 7 p.m. in the county’s Assembly Hall, 901 Main Street, Conyers.

The town hall will provide an opportunity for government and law enforcement leadership together to dialogue with the community not only about police-involved shootings across the nation, but to discuss positive solutions to work on community-oriented policing locally.

“As I reflect on what is happening across our country with respect to citizens being shot and killed by law enforcement officers, I felt deeply that it is imperative I host this gathering now,” Oden said.

Oden said the town will give residents a chance to ask questions of law enforcement officials as well as learn about various tools and ways they can become proactive partners in Conyers-Rockdale.

Oden said it is important for local youths to engage with law enforcement to build trust and confidence in the justice system. He said efforts such as having a Citizens Academy to learn about law enforcement and government are extremely critical.

“I believe the community needs to know we care and are just as concerned about safety and unity of citizens and officers, in addition to keeping our streets and residents safe from crime,” Oden said.

For more information about the town hall meeting , call 770-278-7050.

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