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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 3, 2016

U.S. Attorney Parker to Participate in Several Events along with Attorney General Lynch to Launch National Community Policing Week In Dallas

October 2-8, 2016 is National Community Policing Week

DALLAS – U.S. Attorney John Parker, of the Northern District of Texas, will launch National Community Policing Week by participating in several events in Dallas over a two-day period, October 3 - 4, 2016. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will travel to Dallas on Monday, October 3,2016 to hold a 21st Century Community Policing Youth Forum with U.S. Attorney Parker, students, officer cadets, and Jason Witten and Barry Church of the Dallas Cowboys known for their work to bring communities and law enforcement together.

Community policing is a public safety philosophy based on partnership and cooperation between law enforcement and the communities that they are sworn to protect.  At the center of community policing is the idea that all members of the community, both officer and civilian, have a stake in the safety of their neighborhoods where they live and work. 

“The selection of Dallas to launch National Community Policing Week is both an honor,” said U.S. Attorney John Parker. “We are fortunate to have some of the most proactive and thoughtful police leaders in the country in north Texas.  They have not only embraced building trust and mutual respect with their communities, but are eager to share their knowledge and experience with the Attorney General and others as part of this ongoing national conversation.” 

As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to building stronger relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve, the Department of Justice will lead nearly 400 events in support of community policing efforts around the country.  To further that effort, President Obama will designate the week of Oct. 2-8, 2016, as National Community Policing Week.  The week is also an extension of the Attorney General’s 12-city Community Policing Tour that highlighted collaborative programs and policing practices designed to advance public safety, strengthen police-community relations, and foster mutual trust and respect between law enforcement and citizens.  National Community Policing Week builds on President Obama’s efforts to engage with law enforcement and other members of the community to implement key recommendations from the 21st Century Policing Task Force report.

21st CENTURY COMMUNITY POLICING YOUTH FORUM ON FACEBOOK LIVE

WHO:            Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch

U.S. Attorney John R. Parker of the Northern District of Texas

Director Ron Davis of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys

Barry Church of the Dallas Cowboys                  

WHEN:          MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016

2:30 p.m. CDT OPEN PRESS (Media Gather: 1:30 p.m. CDT//Final Access: 2:00 p.m. CDT)

DOJ FACEBOOK LIVE

WHERE:       Sunset High School

2120 W. Jefferson Boulevard

Dallas, TX 75208

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT EVENT WITH THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT

WHO:            Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch

U.S. Attorney John R. Parker of the Northern District of Texas

Mayor of Dallas Mike Rawlings

Director Ron Davis of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services                

WHEN:         TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016

5:30 p.m. CDT

OPEN PRESS

WHERE:       University of North Texas at Dallas

7300 University Hills Boulevard

Dallas, TX 75241

MEDIA AVAILABILITY

WHO:            Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch

U.S. Attorney John R. Parker of the Northern District of Texas

Director Ron Davis of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

WHEN:          TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2016

6:20 p.m. CDT

OPEN PRESS

WHERE:       University of North Texas at Dallas

7300 University Hills Boulevard

Dallas, TX 75241

 

For more information on National Community Policing Week or the Community Policing Tour, please visit https://www.justice.gov/ag/community-policing-tour.

 

 

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Updated October 3, 2016