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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

United States Attorney Announces National Community Policing Week “Justice Forum” at Jackson State University


Jackson, Miss. —The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Marshals Service (USMS), Hinds County Sheriff’s Department (HCSO), Jackson Police Department (JPD), Jackson State University National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC), along with Jackson State University Department of Criminal Justice, would like to invite the community and local news media to attend the National Community Policing Week "Justice Forum" entitled: "Beyond the Badge: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges."

The United States Department of Justice has designated October 3rd-7th as National Community Policing Week. In support of this initiative, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi has partnered with local and federal law enforcement agencies and Jackson State University to host a two-part event focusing on Law Enforcement and Community relations.

The community is strongly encouraged to attend this event. Only through these efforts can we gain mutual understanding between law enforcement and the community that will help to make our neighborhoods safer, stronger, and more united. The event is free and open to the public.

United States Attorney Gregory K. Davis, Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance, and Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason, along with representatives from ATF, DEA, FBI, USMS and JSU will participate.

WHO: United States Attorney’s Office, ATF, DEA, FBI, USMS, JPD, HCSO, JSU NPHC

and JSU Dept. of Criminal Justice

WHAT: National Community Policing Week Justice Forum

WHEN: Monday, October 3, 2016 - 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Jackson State University Student Center Ballroom - 3rd Floor

Updated September 28, 2016