Lynch Launches National Community Policing Week

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch will be in Dallas today to launch National Community Policing Week, an effort aimed at collaboration between communities and law enforcement, the Dallas Morning News reports. President Obama issued a proclamation declaring this week National Community Policing Week. “Community policing recognizes that law enforcement cannot solve public safety problems alone and encourages interactive partnerships with relevant stakeholders,” Obama said.

All week, events will be held nationwide in an effort to “foster dialogue, promote cooperation, and help citizens and law enforcement officers get to know one another as partners,” Lynch said. Today, On Monday, Lynch will hold a 21st Century Community Policing Youth Forum with students and officer cadets. They’ll be joined by Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten and Barry Church, who spearheaded an effort to have Cowboys players walk arm-in-arm onto the field with Dallas police Chief David Brown and the family members of the officers slain in the July 7 ambush.

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