Home Bensalem Times Meeting between Police Chiefs’ Association of Bucks and NAACP Bucks generates productive...

Meeting between Police Chiefs’ Association of Bucks and NAACP Bucks generates productive dialogue

The two groups discussed ways to build trust between police and all Bucks County residents

0
Pexels
Pexels

The Police Chief’s Association of Bucks County and the NAACP Bucks County recently met to discuss ways to build trust between police and all Bucks County residents.

“Police officers throughout Bucks County swear an oath to protect and serve, and we can do that best when there is a strong bond of trust and support between police and our communities,” said Chief Mike Cummings, president, Police Chiefs’ Association of Bucks County. “That’s why we were eager to meet with the NAACP Bucks County and why our recent meeting was attended by almost every Bucks County police department. We and the NAACP share a goal – we want everyone in Bucks to know they can count on equal protection of the law. We will continue our dialogue with the NAACP and look forward to their support and partnership.”

“We appreciated the opportunity to meet with the Bucks County Police Chiefs to discuss how we can partner to address barriers they face to building a diverse team of well-trained officers who have the trust and support of the entire community,” said Karen Downer, president, NAACP Bucks County. “We are working to understand the current landscape of law enforcement in the county, including policies, practices and outcomes, so that we can understand what is working and where we can work together to improve. We had a robust and open dialogue at the meeting. We learned a lot and we believe our Police Chiefs did too. We are looking forward to continuing our discussions with the individual Chiefs and at our next meeting with the Police Chiefs’ Association, planned for early next year.”

Exit mobile version