Residents are invited to participate in Orlando Speaks, an interactive workshop on August 25 designed to strengthen relationships and trust between police officers and residents. Hosted by Mayor Buddy Dyer, City Commissioners and Police Chief John Mina, the event will be held at the Orlando Citrus Bowl’s East Indoor Club from 6:30-9 p.m.
Building on the national dialogue, the Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute, in partnership with the City of Orlando, will conduct the workshop to enhance the City’s community policing initiative.
Goals of the workshop are to:
- Increase awareness and understanding of police practices
- Strengthen interpersonal relationships through the sharing of personal stories and experiences
- Develop trust and sensitivity to support interactions with one another
- Expand citizen engagement
Residents interested in participating in the workshop must register in advance by August 21.