William Paige Jr., with the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission, shares at Cops and Clergy.
Police and faith leaders in Mountlake Terrace can better work together to help people in crisis, Sgt. Scott King said.
On July 28, King met with about two dozen faith leaders who gathered at the Mountlake Terrace Police Department. This was the city’s first Cops and Clergy event, part of a widespread effort among law enforcement to foster meaningful discussions about social issues, with a focus on solutions.
“We want to break down barriers,” King told the group.
The Police Department had planned for this program to launch in early 2020, but the first meeting was scuttled by the pandemic. The goal is to meet quarterly moving forward. These connections help everyone to learn from one another, and to hear from police about safety trends and crime prevention.
For more information, contact Virginia Clough, Community Relations Director and City Clerk, at 425-744-6206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sgt. Scott King listens as local faith leaders share their goals for Cops and Clergy.