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Law enforcers, civil rights organizations holding forum in Valdosta

THere will be a community forum in Valdosta on Thursday. (Source: WALB) THere will be a community forum in Valdosta on Thursday. (Source: WALB)
Police department officials and civil rights organizations will be talking to the community about hot headlines. (Source: WALB) Police department officials and civil rights organizations will be talking to the community about hot headlines. (Source: WALB)
Police Chief Brian Childress (Source: WALB) Police Chief Brian Childress (Source: WALB)
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Folks in Valdosta are invited to a community forum with law enforcers tonight.

Police department officials and civil rights organizations will be talking to the community about hot headlines. 

They will also be discussing use of force and answering questions. 

Police Chief Brian Childress said that keeping an open dialogue is crucial to bridging the gap between officers and the community. 

"Community policing is dialogue, talking to people, explaining what you're doing as a department and why you do things," said Chief Childress.

The forum will take place at Morningside Baptist Church in Valdosta at 6 p.m. 

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