Here’s how Jacksonville residents can share community concerns with police, City Council

DUVAL COUNTY — A Jacksonville program is giving the community a way to discuss important issues with police officers and the City Council.

It’s called Safer Together. Through a series of workshops, the program allows for conversations on topics such as community policing, police policy, procedure, and budgeting.

Members of the City Council and Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office will be in attendance.

The goal of the program is to bring awareness to concerns within the community to make Jacksonville a safer place for all.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. via Zoom.

To attend the virtual meeting click here. (Enter this meeting ID: 938 0081 2427 and passcode: 456378)

The topic will be about officers and mental health training. There will be a discussion on resistance training, and the use of force training, policies, and procedures. Councilmember Garrett Dennis will also discuss his current legislation to form a Citizen’s Review Board.

See upcoming virtual meetings below:

Friday, April 23, 2021

JSO Budget

10 a.m. to noon

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Kids Hope Alliance’s Diversionary Program, Teen Court, Drug Court and the Cure Violence program

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

For more information, click here.