How can you help?: Leaders to host forum on crime, major city-wide issues

Albany Criminal Justice Reform

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Top leaders in the Albany area want you to come out for their Criminal Justice Forum Thursday night.

Dougherty County’s sheriff, Albany’s police chief and others will address key issues in the city.

The community will be able to come to that forum and meet with Albany Police Chief Michael Persley and City Commissioner Jon Howard to discuss their current concerns in the community.

Chief Persley said this meeting will address concerns you may have. He said it’ll be an open discussion to come up with solutions as a community.

Leaders are hoping people will come up with ideas to help law enforcement and even the Albany-Dougherty judicial system. They’re hoping the discussion will create plans that will help decrease crime and get more people involved.

“We want action to come out of it. So, if anybody has any ideas or things they want to get involved in, how can they help in all aspects of it. Not just on the law enforcement side, but even the judicial side of it,” said Persley.

That criminal justice forum is going to be held inside the Albany Police Department’s Law Enforcement Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside the Community Room.

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