LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Little Rock Police Department (LRPD) is reaching out to local pastors and ministers to acknowledge the crucial role they play in our community.
On Tuesday, the LRPD hosted a gathering with them at its 12th Street Substation.
“During times of crisis, members of the community call upon you all to provide guidance and support. The department would be remiss if we did not continue our efforts to bridge the gaps in our community during these times and seek out opportunities to build partnerships before the crisis strikes,” said the LRPD in a letter inviting the faith-based community to take part in the event.
“We want them to be able to come to us when there’s an issue in their congregation so we can address it, dispel any misinformation, as well as get cooperation from the community,” says LRPD Capt. Crystal Haskins, who hosted the meeting in which she introduced command staff and LRPD Chaplains to the group.
The pastors and ministers taking part also learned about the resources available for the community, and got answers to questions concerning police service.