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Community Police Advisory Board holds first hearing on public safety

Suggestions sought on improving policing in Fayetteville


A public forum will give Fayetteville residents a chance to speak out about public safety on Wednesday night.

The Community Police Advisory Board will sponsor its first forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday during its regular meeting, according to a city news release. The board meets at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the community room at the FAST Transit Center, 505 Franklin St. 

The board, which has nine members, was established in August by the Fayetteville City Council with the task of making recommendations on improving the quality of policing.

“If someone wants to bring about change, this is one way to begin conversations with leaders about what we are getting right and where our opportunities are,” said board member the Rev. Lionel Cartwright, according to the release. “Particularly, public input on police, community relations and crime prevention can be helpful feedback to our board as we move forward.”

Residents who wish to speak during the forum are required to register in advance using the sign-up form at fayettevillenc.gov/city-council/boards-and-commissions/community-police-advisory-board.

Guidelines for speakers and information about the board are also available with that online link.

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