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Police-Community Relations Town Hall

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016


‘Building a Community of Diversity, Tolerance, Accountability & Trust’

 Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Delaware State University, Education & Humanities Building


Please join us for a Town Hall Meeting on Police-Community Relations in Kent County, Delaware. This Town Hall is a joint venture between Law Enforcement, Legislators, First State Community Action Agency, Inc. and Delaware State University. All stakeholders support creating an open, honest dialogue between law enforcement and communities across the State of Delaware. Our panelists are comprised of Law Enforcement Agencies, Academia, Faith-based Community, First State Community Action Agency, Inc. and Social Action Committee Members who will help guide the conversation towards inclusion for all, cultural sensitivity, building better relationships and finding common ground.

Guest Panelists:

  • Colonel Nathaniel McQueen, Delaware State Police
  • Chief Paul Bernat, Dover Police Department
  • Chief Harry Downes, Jr., Delaware State University Police Department
  • Senator Brian Bushweller
  • Representative Lyndon Yearick
  • Bernice Edwards, First State Community Action Agency, Inc.
  • Reverend Rita Paige, Star Hill AME Church
  • Pastor Lamont Pierce, New Life Christian Outreach
  • Governor Markell’s Office
  • Mayor Robin Christensen
  • Pastor Jim Dorton, Three Stones Church

Opening Comments by:

  • Don Blakey, Retired Administrator, CR School District & Adjunct Professor, Delaware State University

Moderated by:

  • Bruce Wright, First State Community Action Agency, Inc.
  • Dr. Dorothy Dillard, Delaware State University
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