Peoria, Ill. (WMBD) – The City of Peoria Police Community Relations Advisory Board held a virtual town hall on Thursday at 6 p.m.
The town hall’s theme was the Peoria Housing Officer Program. Peoria Police Captain Scott Cook said the program started in 2013.
“We worked with city council at the time to find out what was going on… it started with a policeman who resided at 520W Armstrong and turned into five houses where the cops lived.” As a neighborhood exposed to the public, ”Cook said.
According to Cook, the program works by investing in the interests of the neighborhood where the executives live. The city provides housing, utilities and security systems for resident officers.
Resident Officer James Hodges said his phone was working around the clock to hear complaints from the community and couldn’t work without the community’s help.
“It’s an honor to team up with the community, and that’s it,” Hodges said. “We all need to come together. Our job is to shed a completely different light on what the police and the community can look like. “
City Hall was the first of three to be held this summer. Other town halls will be held on the last Thursday of July and August.
Anyone wishing to attend the next meeting can be contacted Christina Kirby for zoom links.
The Town Hall is registered and can be viewed on the City of Peoria Youtube page.
Police Community Relations Committee Hosts Virtual Town Hall on Peoria Housing Officer Program
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