SALISBURY— On Aug. 14, the City of Salisbury Criminal Justice Reform Task Force will hold a listening session to hear the community’s experiences and insights regarding policing and criminal justice in Salisbury.
During the session, community members will be encouraged to share what they believe is working and what needs improvement within local law enforcement.
The session will be held at 2 p.m. in the Truitt Street Community Center. Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and Chief of Police Barbara Duncan are expected to be in attendance.
The experiences and ideas shared will be considered when the task force makes its recommendations to the city, according to task force member Eileen Johnson.
“This is a good faith effort to listen,” Johnson said in an email. “We can’t promise we’ll adopt every suggestion that people make, but we promise to listen and consider adding them to our recommendations.”
The task force, which was formed in September 2020, plans to make policy and procedural recommendations for the Salisbury Police Department in December.
The event will be moderated by Brian Polkinghorn, Salisbury University professor of conflict analysis and dispute resolution.
Maddie Aiken is the community reporter for Delmarva Now. Email her story tips at email@example.com and follow her on Twitter @madsaiken.