Albany holds community policing forum

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – In light of the recent violence in the city of Albany, police are increasing their community policing initiative.

At a forum Wednesday night, police officers listened to the concerns of the community, and they spoke about ways to make things safer. Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox said the city’s youth are a big part of their plan.

“We’re trying to have our officers, who are really willing, to engage with the youth, who are also just some great kids, to make sure we bridge that gap and get on the same page, and we understand what each other’s needs are and work together,” he said.

In 2010, the police department formed the Community Policing Advisory Committee. One of its responsibilities is to hold community forums.

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