Ward 1 Councilor Helen Moon and Councilor at Large Earl Persip III pointed out the need for accountability at last week's council meeting in regard to the city's acceptance of a $233,940 Support and Incentive grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
The union is attempting to raise funds to continue to contribute to the community as they have in the past. Although the pandemic has caused financial hardship for some, it also means that charitable giving is as important now as ever.
The Committee on Public Health and Safety approved taking up a petition to fill the vacant resource officer position at Reid Middle School and began the conversation about police presence in the schools.
The app "pings" when someone carrying an identifying Bluetooth beacon gets within 80 feet and it brings up information about the individual that public safety or medical personnel may need in an emergency or other situation.
The day after authorities apprehended an escaped inmate after a three-day search, many residents tuned into the radio and heard the voices of the sheriff and officers who made the arrest telling their side of the story.
The difference, however, the program was hosted by Police Chief Michael Wynn. It was the first episode of On Patrol with PPD, a brand new show on WTBR, hosted by the Police Department.