WNIJ Presents "Context - Safe Neighborhoods, Safe City: Changing Roles of Police and Community"

Aug 5, 2015

Credit Maria Boynton

There’s been a lot of news about strained relationships between police officers and the citizens they serve.   Police officials say they’re making changes to improve relations and build trust within the community but critics claim not enough is being done.

WNIJ's public forum, “Context - Safe Neighborhoods, Safe City: Changing Roles of Police and Community,” was held Thursday, August 27, 2015, at the Kresge Hall in the Riverfront Museum Park, in Rockford.

WNIJ Reporter Sue Stephens moderated the Context panel. Guests were:

  • Rockford Mayor Lawrence J. Morrissey
  • Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson
  • State Representative Litesa Wallace
  • United Way Community Impact Manager Matthew Simpson

For more information about WNIJ's Context series, please contact Maria Boynton, Director of Community Engagement, at mboynton@niu.edu or at (815) 753-9000.