St. Luke’s Episcopal & Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Churches unite to present “Police – Our Community Partners in Issues of Justice” while the Salisbury-Rowan NAACP invites the community to attend “Unite for Impact” in addressing homelessness at the Rowan County Commissioners meeting.
Members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church invite the Salisbury community to a presentation – “Police – Our Community Partners in Issues of Justice” on Monday, 9/18, at 6 pm.
Members of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church invite the Salisbury community to a presentation by Lt. Koula Black of the Salisbury Police department on Monday, September 18th at 6:00 pm. The presentation will be held in St. Luke’s Parish Hall. We welcome the community to join us as we learn about the training process for police.
This is a follow-up to questions that were raised about police during a book study this past summer when members of these two local congregations met together to study the book entitled “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson.
Information about the training that local police receive particularly around issues of bias and diversity will be addressed. Also we will learn how they are introduced to de-escalation strategies that will help them handle crisis situations. Following the presentation there will be time for questions from those in attendance.
Lt. Black currently holds the position of organizational development lieutenant with the Salisbury Police Department. Her primary responsibilities include the oversight of community policing initiatives, community engagement, peer support and officer development, recruitment and retention, diversity, equity and inclusion, and the school resource officer program. She has been featured in IACP’s “Police Chief” Magazine for her development of the Lotus Project.
Salisbury-Rowan NAACP – “Unite for Impact: Addressing Homelessness in Our Community,” Rowan County Commissioners meeting, Monday, 9/18, at 6 pm.
Join us in using our collective voices to share our concerns and hold the Rowan County Board of Commissioners accountable. The meetings are held at the County Administrative Building, 2nd floor, 130 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144.