Community Engagement

Community engagement is all about trust building. For local government agencies to work effectively with the communities they serve, officials must be able to nurture mutually respectful relationships earned through a demonstrated commitment to common goals. These initiatives can range from surveys or town hall meetings to garner community feedback, social media and other timely communication strategies, programs to increase turnout at the polls, and more.

Grant funding empowers local governments to create and sustain age-friendly communities
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents.
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The “peacekeepers” in the new unit received training in areas including crowd de-escalation tactics and crisis interruption
Acting Chief Larry Scirotto will use an earlier staffing study to assess and possibly reallocate resources to impact OT and staffing shortages
The Austin Police Association plans to take action against the city’s enforcement of “the illegal provisions”
Frank Ray visited with cops, firefighters and dispatchers during his 35-city music tour and stopped at Capitol Hill to introduce FRAY
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Domestic and international calls from wall phones and tablets are now free for “maintaining positive bonds between incarcerated people and their loved ones”
The interactive dashboard provides daily updates and summary information about the current inmate population
The study found that familiarity with law enforcement technology creates 81% more trust with the public
Strong branding establishes a law enforcement agency as a credible and trustworthy source of information
“Let’s be clear, this is domestic terrorism,” said Al Schmidt, a Republican city commissioner in Philadelphia
It’s the second time in a month that the city has been sued over how it’s asking voters if they want to replace the police department
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