FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale Police Department and the Carbondale Branch NAACP are pleased to announce that on Thursday, February 25 at 9:00 a.m., they will affirm and adopt the 10 Shared Principles originally drafted by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois NAACP State Conference.
Dr. Linda Flowers, Carbondale NAACP Branch President, will join Interim Chief Stan Reno at the Carbondale Police Department to formally adopt the shared principles. The adoption will set the standard for the Police Department moving forward to build trust between law enforcement and the community.
The adoption of the shared principles follows many meetings across Illinois between leaders in law enforcement and diverse communities. The efforts began in 2018 as World Café-style conversations, including one hosted in Carbondale.
The media is invited to attend. Reporters and photographers, please meet in the training room located to the right of the main entrance lobby. Interim Chief Reno and Dr. Flowers will be available for interview following the official adoption of the 10 Shared Principles.
For more information, contact Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-559-1939.
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