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Police and volunteers gave away bags filled with flyers in English and Spanish that included phone numbers for the police department.For more than 20 years, volunteers like Annette Glover and Lydia Cotton have worked to strengthen the bond between the police and the community.

Organizers say they plan to have more walk-throughs like this in the future to continue building relationships between police and the community. Church volunteers and North Charleston Police Officers walked through communities, reminding them they are there to help.

Key Takeaways:

  • While some students confidently took a seat at the front of the room just a few feet from the men with guns and Tasers strapped to their belts, others chose to stick to the back.

  • Police and volunteers gave away bags filled with flyers in English and Spanish that included phone numbers for the police department.

  • Organizers say they plan to have more walk-throughs like this in the future to continue building relationships between police and the community.

"The students and officers of the Charleston Police Department were there April 23 to participate in an open discussion, which the school refers to as community circles."

Read more: https://www.postandcourier.com/news/charleston-police-officers-look-to-build-relationships-through-chats-with-students/article_2eace10e-9c92-11eb-bdc8-abbddcc88919.html