Community Policing forum held at Jackson State

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – This week is National Community Policing Week.

People in the Jackson-Metro are talking about breaking barriers and building bridges in the community.

Several law enforcement agencies spoke with people during a panel discussion at Jackson State University.

The panel included representatives from the Jackson Police and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office.

Issues such as police brutality came up along with conversations about policing at Jackson State’s campus.

WJTV spoke with Qualy Stokes, a student who helped to get this event off the ground.

“It is so wonderful to have so much wisdom in one room and to actually be able to interact with the chief of police and the sheriff, it’s really great,” said Stokes.

Stokes also told us she hopes this forum will lead to things like workshops being held with law enforcement.



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