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Public policy forum: “Relationship Between the Cleveland Police and the Community”

The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will host a public policy forum titled “Relationship Between the Cleveland Police and the Community” Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tinkham Veale University Center.

Cleveland and cities across America say they are reinvesting in community policing as a way to rebuild trust between their police departments and the communities they protect. But community policing takes many forms and could take years to make a difference.

This lecture takes a look at what Cleveland is already doing, where the department is headed and what it has learned in the past two years, which have been among the most eventful in the police department’s history.

The panel, moderated by metro columnist Mark Naymik, will consist of:

  • Blaine A. Griffen, executive director of community relations for the City of Cleveland;
  • Wayne Drummond, deputy chief of the Cleveland Police Department;
  • Rhonda Williams, founder and director of the Social Justice Institute at CWRU.

This event is free, but advance online registration is encouraged.

The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, the CWRU Social Justice Institute, the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, Advance Ohio, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Lakewood Public Library and First Interstate Properties Ltd. will sponsor the event.

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