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Trenton Community-Police Dialogue Gathering to Be Held Monday, Feb. 23

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Trenton residents who care about police issues should attend a public meeting Monday night, Feb. 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Trenton Masonic Temple.

Trenton Mayor Eric Jackson and Trenton Police Director Ernest Parrey will participate in a discussion about about community policing.

Parrey will discuss community policing initiatives for about 15 minutes. Then two community leaders will discuss issues about community and police interactions. Citizens will then be able to make comments, share ideas and ask questions for the next hour.

Each person will have two minutes to speak. Responses will be brief. The discussion will be moderated by the Rev. Karen Hernandez-Granzen and Patrick Hall.

The event is sponsored by the Trenton Citizens-Police Advisory Council and the Trenton Police Department. The goal of the meeting is to create a better and more trusting relationship between the community and the police, to shape community policing, and to establish ways to continue dialogue in the future.

Door open at 6 p.m. The Trenton Masonic Temple is located at 100 Barrack Street. Free parking is is available behind the building, on the street and in the State of New Jersey parking lots across the street and the other side of the War Memorial off Memorial Drive. There is also a paid parking garage next to the Wyndham Garden Hotel.

For more information on the dialogue call Maria Kelly at (609) 273-3490.

Written by
Krystal Knapp

Krystal has been a journalist in the Trenton area since 1999. A graduate of Smith College and Princeton Theological Seminary, she is from Detroit. She likes baseball, cats, jazz, ukulele, typewriters, chai, and good coffee. Follow her @planettrenton.

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Written by Krystal Knapp