Salt Lake City Invites Residents to ‘Transforming Together, a Guided Dialogue to Help Strengthen Police-Community Relationships

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown will participate in a public engagement workshop on Thursday, July 21st to foster constructive dialogue and address steps being taken to strengthen relationships between police and the community.

Through a structured and guided process, members of the public will be encouraged to provide feedback and to help further refine ongoing efforts to transform and bolster police and civilian relationships in Salt Lake City – including de-escalation training, use-of-force policy, the role of the Civilian Review Board, and training and hiring of police officers. Information on how to get involved with the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission and the Community Advisory Board will also be presented.

The evening is being organized with cooperation by the Community Action Group, a coalition of community members representing community members from the ACLU, NAACP, Black Lives Matter, Community Coalition for Police Reform, and Cop Watch SLC. The coalition has been meeting with Chief Brown since February.

ADA accommodations may be requested with 48 hours advance notice by contacting Christine Passey at 801-535-7710 or TDD:801-535-6220

What: A guided dialogue to help strengthen police-community relationships

Where: Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 South 900 West, Salt Lake City

When: Thursday, July 21st

             Registration from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

             Program and reception from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.