We asked: What is the best way to build strong ties across communities?
As a whole, I think we have become way too accustomed to social media. Working for a police department for over 29 years, I have an old-school mentality. I like the human factor, walking beats, knowing who belongs in your communities and who doesn’t. I like the fact that as the LGBT liaison, I get to attend events throughout our area and meet new people in our community. I am proud that my chief and his staff strive to do the same. Inviting the community into our police station through various community-oriented events is an essential element of building ties.