City officials host community learning event

August 2, 2016

 

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The city of Hattiesburg and local law enforcement agencies hosted a "lunch and learn" event at the Hattiesburg Fire Station No. 1 Tuesday afternoon.

 

Citizens talked to authorities about main concerns in surrounding communities in honor of "Night Out Against Crime" week.

 

Organizer Maxine Coleman said, "The police department cannot be everywhere, cannot see everything so they need the citizens to partner with them."

 

Officers and deputies were able to explain their role in the community to help residents understand their role better.

 

Coleman added, "This is a vehicle that we use, to create those relationships, so they are comfortable with the law officers and city personnel."

 

Officials hope this event bridged the gap between citizens and local law enforcement agencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please reload

Toggle Closed Captions on/off through the YouTube video player settings

ARCHIVE

Please reload

Subscribe for Updates

  • Facebook App Icon
  • Twitter App Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
RSS Feed

WHPM/FOX23 is a proud member of the ADP

120 North 40th Avenue

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

(601)602-3174

Waypoint Media

© 2020 WHPM-TV