As part of an ongoing strategy to improve community relations and citizen engagement in the Dayton area, HRC held the first of many Speak. Be Heard. Be Considered events, a series of discussion forums designed to improve police/community relations and identify effective strategies to reduce crime and disorder. Feedback from those sessions indicated that the community wanted opportunities to speak, be heard and be considered. In an effort to better connect with our community and listen to their concerns or suggestions, the Community Police Council, in partnership with the Dayton Medication Center, is hosting a series of community listening tours to hear the community’s thoughts on how to create safe neighborhoods. These facilitated listening tours are designed to provide constructive and safe spaces in which concerns of the community can be heard and addressed and to identify solutions for strengthening relationships. The tours allow community members to interact with representatives from the police department in order to gain a better understanding of police policies and procedures as well as allow the police department to strengthen the relationship between residents in the identified community. The first tour was held on May 12, 2016 in partnership with Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Tabernacle Baptist Church Tour:
Rosa Parks Tour:
Faith Based Breakfast Tour: