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Posted on: June 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Robert Dye to form Task Force on policing

Mayor Dye speaking to crowd

FBTX ~ Continuing the effort to expand the scope of the local policing perspective, Farmers Branch Mayor Robert Dye has announced that he will be appointing a diverse Task Force to examine the future of policing and law enforcement outreach to the community.

   Still in formulation stages, Mayor Dye said the Task Force should be composed of 20 to 25 people selected from a diverse cross-section of the Farmers Branch community, to include residents, civic leaders, heads of local businesses and industry, activists and members of the Farmers Branch Youth Council. The Mayor hopes an initial meeting will be held before the end of June.

   “We want to look at current policies and how they relate to our rapidly growing and very diverse community,” Mayor Dye said. “From a public policy perspective, we want to see what we can do to support those practices that work, implement change where needed and take advantage of opportunities to ensure all members of our community and of our Police Department enjoy equal protection.”

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