GPD partners with civilian group hoping to create safer city


The Greenville Police Department is working alongside a civilian group hoping to bring about better community engagement.

The group is called the Police Community Relations Committee.

Each month the committee hosts public meetings giving community members the chance to meet police officers and ask questions. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 14th.

The month of May they are focusing on neighborhood policing. It is the concept of working with a zoning officer about the issue, including things like lighting issues, traffic complaints, even drug, and gang activity.

“This committee is so important to me – it’s all about wanting a safer environment, you want a safer place to live, you have to work together,” said Carol Ann Bass, vice chairman, PCRC.

Officer Russ McLain with the Greenville Police Department is Tuesday night’s guest speaker.

This month’s meeting runs from 6 pm to 8 pm at Newk’s Eatery off Greenville Blvd.

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