Beginning next month the Salisbury Police department will expand its community oriented policing efforts to include a quarterly informational classroom series entitled, “Community Classroom.” Community Classroom is an interactive educational session for citizens, age 16 and up, which is taught by local police officers. The sessions are designed to provide education and insight into the various aspects of police work specific to the Salisbury community. Topics include: arrest, search, and seizure laws, decision making and the police use of force, crime scene investigations, and police-citizen interactions during traffic stops.
“The goal of this program is to give citizens an ‘inside look’ into police operations and our efforts to increase citizen satisfaction with police services,” according to Chief Jerry Stokes. “We are committed to transparency in both information and operations. Our goal is to create a community of ‘citizen-police officers’ that will partner with us to reduce crime in our city.”
There are limited seats available. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 27, 2019. You will receive an email Thursday, March 28, from the Salisbury Police Department to let you know if your application to the upcoming interactive classroom has been accepted.
Upcoming Interactive Classroom:
Topic: Traffic Stops
Time: Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 30 E. Liberty St.
Please note that if you do not make it into the March 30 interactive classroom, there will be future classes once every quarter-year, and you are encouraged to apply in the future also.