Carrollton Police Department Postpones Community Listening Sessions
Due to the escalation of COVID-19 cases and in an effort to keep public health at the forefront, the community listening sessions originally scheduled by the Carrollton Police Department for Thursday, July 2, at Newman Smith High School Auditorium from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, July 8 from 7-9 p.m. at Creekview High School Auditorium have been postponed.
While the City of Carrollton and CPD understand the desire to hold a virtual event, this is too important a conversation not to have face to face. In-person events allow inclusivity for those who have limited or no access to technology.
We thank community members and those who were interested in participating for their patience and will reschedule as soon as conditions allow.
Carrollton Police Department to Hold Community Listening Sessions
Update: 6/25/2020 2:45 PM The Carrollton Police Department will hold community listening sessions on Thursday, July 2, at Newman Smith High School Auditorium (2335 N Josey Ln.) from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday, July 8 from 7-9 p.m. at Creekview High School Auditorium (3201 Old Denton Rd.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for both sessions.
Everyone in the community is welcome to share comments, ask questions, and voice concerns. The City is listening.
All COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed, including wearing a mask and social distancing 6 feet from those not in the same household.
City of Carrollton and CPD Working to Provide Even Greater Transparency
UPDATE: 6/10/20 1:25 p.m. The City of Carrollton and Carrollton Police Department will continue to take action to work against racial bias throughout the City by providing even greater transparency to the public, additional opportunities for community engagement, and more channels for community input.
As a first step, the Carrollton Police Department has created a webpage, cityofcarrollton.com/transparencyataglance, to provide additional information on questions received. This page is a work in progress and will be continuously updated. Please continue to check back for additional content and send your ideas on how the City and the Carrollton Police Department can better serve you to CommunityVoice@cityofarrollton.com.
We Hear You and We're Taking Action
UPDATE 6/4/20 11:45 a.m.: The City of Carrollton is taking action to provide even greater transparency to the public, additional opportunities for community engagement, and more channels for community input. Send thoughts/comments to CommunityVoice@cityofcarrollton.com.
Important Message from City of Carrollton about Planned Demonstration
6/2/20 11:30 a.m.: The Carrollton Police Department (CPD) is working closely with organizers of an event planned at the department’s building today, Tuesday, June 2, at 3 p.m., to ensure safety for all.
This demonstration was organized by a group who plans to protest peacefully and the organizers are encouraging social distancing and masks. The City and CPD applaud and echo their call for a peaceful demonstration as they exercise their first amendment right to peacefully assemble. We will keep safety the top priority for demonstrators, our community, and our businesses.
Here’s what Carrollton Mayor Kevin Falconer and Police Chief Derick Miller have said in response to the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Officer:
Mayor Kevin Falconer:
“The Carrollton City Council’s vision is to be the community that businesses and residents want to call home and that includes community members of all backgrounds and experiences. We celebrate our diversity that lifts this City up as an example of inclusion in action. We are all in this together, but it’s an ongoing process and we’re always seeking to improve. Examples of systemic racism across this country serve as a painful reminder that there is much work still to be done. The City of Carrollton as an organization strives to operate everyday with respect and care toward every person who walks through our doors, requests our services, or needs our help.”
Police Chief Derick Miller: “The death of George Floyd is tragic and unjust. These actions are not indicative of the men and women who do this job the right way every day. Professionalism, dignity, and respect should be guiding values. Our compass should always point to these ideals.”