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Town Hall Planned at DSU for Police-Community Relations

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DOVER, Del. - In the wake of the recent deadly police shootings nationwide, the Delaware State Police are hoping to better the relationship with the community through a police-community relations town hall meeting.

The meeting is set for Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 7-9pm at the Education and Humanities Building at Delaware State University in Dover, Del. 

The meeting is a joint venture between law enforcement, local and state lawmakers, First State Community Action Agency, Inc., and Delaware State University.  The meeting will have a panel comprised of local law enforcement leaders, faith-based community leaders, and local and state lawmakers. Members of the First State Community Action Agency and Social Action Committee Members will also be helping guide the conversation. 

Organizers say the hope is to be able to talk about "inclusion for all, cultural sensitivity, building better relationships and finding common ground."

The following is the list of guest panelists for the event:

Colonel Nathaniel McQueen, Delaware State Police
Chief Paul Bernat, Dover Police Department
Chief Harry Downes, Jr., Delaware State University Police Department
Senator Brian Bushweller
Representative Lyndon Yearick
Bernice Edwards, First State Community Action Agency, Inc.
Reverend Rita Paige, Star Hill AME Church
Pastor Lamont Pierce, New Life Christian Outreach
Governor Markell's Office
Mayor Robin Christensen
Pastor Jim Dorton, Three Stones Church

The event will be moderated by Bruce Wright of First State Community Action Agency and Dr. Dorothy Dillard from Delaware State University.
 

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