ADVOCATES AND LEADERS FOR POLICE AND COMMUNITY TRUST (ALPACT) SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN GROUP FORMED
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN – The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Michigan is pleased to announce its partnership with ALPACT established in 2013 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The purpose of ALPACT is to examine issues affecting police and community relations and ensure equitable enforcement of laws, including: racial profiling, police discretion, use of force, recruitment and training, citizen complaint processes, community partnering, and police leadership and management disciplinary practices.
ALPACT of Southwest Michigan is comprised of leaders and members of the community in Southwest Michigan, civil rights and civil liberties organizations, and leaders from the law enforcement community.
The Co-Chairpersons for this year will be Lisa Peeples-Hurst of Benton Harbor and Milton Agay, Chief of Police, Oronoko Township Police Department.
U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr. is honored to be a part of the important work to be accomplished by ALPACT in 2014. He said “Communities need to work together with law enforcement, civil rights groups and government organizations to focus on issues and strategies to create improved methods of addressing serious concerns.” Mr. Miles also thanks the new ALPACT co-chairs for their dedication and leadership.