Interested in improving community dialogue and understanding with the police, and learning more about how and why police officers respond to calls for service? The Town of Holly Springs is forming a Police-Community Advisory Group. Applications to join are being accepted through Nov. 12. Click here to apply.
The group will meet quarterly to discuss topics such as neighborhood concerns and regional and local crime trends, and will act as liaisons between the community and the Holly Springs Police Department. Members will typically serve three-year terms and be appointed by the Holly Springs Town Manager and Police Chief.
"We believe it is so important to have an open dialogue with the community," said Police Chief Paul Liquorie. "The advisory group is just one more way that the Police Department promotes transparency, develops understanding and strengthens relationships with residents and business owners. I am looking forward to the formation of the group and having the opportunity to meet regularly to discuss issues of importance within our community."
Quarterly Police-Community Advisory Group meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of January, April, July and October in the Holly Springs Law Enforcement Center and on occasion at other related venues. Meetings are open to the public. In addition to quarterly meetings, members of the group will comprise the first cohort of the brand-new citizen academy beginning in January 2021. The academy is a 10-week comprehensive education program to inform residents about the laws, ordinances, policies and skills that police use to respond to the needs of the community.
Click here to apply for the Holly Springs Police-Community Advisory Group. Or, for questions or more information call (919) 567-4703.