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City Connects with Public at Community Meeting 5/25/2012
 

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – In a partnership effort Thursday night with the Fayetteville Branch NAACP and other community advocacy groups, the City of Fayetteville and its Police Department connected with the public to cover best practices for procedures and behaviors at traffic stops. More than 100 people attended the first meeting of a community education series, held at Fayetteville State University’s Seabrook Auditorium.

Citizens listened to presentations and comments from Jimmy Buxton, president of the local NAACP branch; Dr. David Barlow, the professor and dean of Fayetteville State University’s Department of Criminal Justice; Fayetteville Police Specialist Randy Sessoms; Fayetteville Police Sgt. Gary Womble; Attorney Allen Rogers; Fayetteville Assistant Police Chief Katherine Bryant; and Mayor Tony Chavonne. A traffic stop procedure video, featuring the Fayetteville Police Department and Rogers, was also presented. PowerPoint presentations were presented by Police Department staff, who discussed consent searches and recommendations from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) study. Citizens were provided with feedback forms to complete and submit following the event.

The public can view the PowerPoint presentations and the traffic stop procedures video that were shown at the meeting by logging onto: http://www.ci.fayetteville.nc.us/community_education/ or going to www.cityoffayetteville.org and clicking on the “Police Community Education Series” button at the top of the page.

Future meetings in the community education series will be promoted through media releases and featured on the webpage.

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