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How To Improve Communication Between Police And Residents

By Corinne Rose - 21Alive

December 17, 2014Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- City leaders brokered a brainstorming session Wednesday to learn the best way to improve relations between local police and residents.
Leaders from the community, social service agencies and law enforcement met at Mayor Henry's first public safety roundtable to come up with ways to improve communication with residents.
One neighborhood association president says lower crime statistics are vital information she'll take home.
"I can go back to my community and say crime, homicides, are down 73%. That's not something they know. I mean, it seems like things are really bad, but instead. things are better. Things are much better," says Le Rez neighborhood association president Pat Turner.
She credits Mayor Henry's appointing Fort Wayne native Garry Hamilton as police chief, as well as residents for standing up to criminals and cooperating with investigations.
Mayor Henry says an idea the meeting generated was to start that thought process early.
"They even want our police department, if possible, to go into the schools, even elementary school, so that young people become aware of the fact that police officers are there to help. They aren't the enemy. And I think we start off at a younger age, and work their way up, that's going to be much more successful than trying to reach people at high school," Henry says.
Making those early connections might also help attract minorities to pursue law enforcement as a career, something everyone agreed would help community relations.
In the meantime, Chief Hamilton wants to know if a citizen has a complaint.
"Given the recent events that have taken place across the country of Ferguson, New York and Cleveland, I think a lot of people feel they can't file a complaint against officers. I want them to file a complaint against officers. If there's an issue, we have Internal Affairs who will review it," Hamilton says.
Mayor Henry will convene additional roundtables in the coming months.
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City focuses on communication for new year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) With 2014 coming to a close, Fort Wayne’s mayor and law enforcement are addressing public safety in the new year.  Mayor Tom Henry held a news conference Wednesday morning with about a dozen local leaders to announce plans for 2015. One focus was having regular roundtable discussions in order to communicate better.
Mayor Henry and key leaders in our community met for their first roundtable discussion Wednesday.
“There is obviously a problem in some circles with communication between public safety officials and the general public,” said Mayor Henry.
“We have to not only educate about what we do as a police department as a city, but listen, genuinely listen,” said Rusty York, Director of Public Safety.
Leaders will meet regularly next year.
“If something did happen tomorrow morning, first thing, I would have members from this group,” said York.
They’ll be covering different subjects based on suggestions.
“Situations like Ferguson and other cities could happen in Fort Wayne and we were terribly concerned about the fact, were we prepared?” said Mayor Henry.
Here locally, our city had 44 homicides last year. This year, 14.
“The total crime area is down about 12, 13 percent. I have to give a lot of credit to Garry Hamilton,” said Mayor Henry.
Fort Wayne Police Chief Garry Hamilton attributes in part to more people reporting crimes, a trait that he wants to see continue into the near year.
“You can trust the police, share any information,” said Chief Hamilton.
Chief Hamilton will have been in his new role for a year come January 2.
“It was a challenge, it’s still a challenge. When things go well, people love ya but when things don’t go well, you’re the main focal point,” said Chief Hamilton.
NewsChannel 15 asked leaders about 2015 goals.
“There’s going to be a lot more concentration to downtown and that’s very, very important but our neighborhoods also are the backbone of our cities,” said Mayor Henry.
“The ultimate goal, 2015, if it was all possible it’d be zero homicides because the loss of life, any part of the community is a loss,” said Chief Hamilton.
According to York, body cameras will also be discussed in these meetings, hoping to equip 20 percent of officers next year.


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Last updated: Thu. Dec. 18, 2014 - 01:59 pm EDT

Community leaders discuss public safety

Mayor Tom Henry led a roundtable discussion Wednesday with public safety officials and community members to discuss local public safety initiatives.
Homicides, robberies and burglaries are all down this year, Henry said, and the group's focus in part was to discuss how to continue the proactive public safety initiatives.
Communication between the public and police was another focus of the group. "We must have open dialogue," Henry said.
Two police-action incidents in Ferguson, Mo., and New York that left unarmed black men dead and spurred protests against police have put a national focus on police and racial issues. The local roundtable discussion also focused on how Fort Wayne's diverse community can come together to ensure the safety of all residents.
Police Chief Garry Hamilton said. "We will not stand for any injustice. Our job as Fort Wayne Police officers is to seek the truth."
One member of the roundtable, Iric Headley, is Fort Wayne's Cities United coordinator, charged with seeking ways to reduce violence among black males. In his opinion racial tension is a "byproduct of a lack of trust between the black community and law enforcement. Both parties need to accept responsibility."
Headley noted issues such as lack of employment and educational opportunities, poverty and culture are part of the problem, but he believes where there is hope there is opportunity to change. "I'm excited about what we are doing," he said.
Henry said Wednesday's meeting was the first of a series of roundtables, and "our job now is to follow through."

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