Update: Lancaster city said late Monday that it is postponing the discussion of policing until "a later date in July." Interested individuals can still use the "click here" link below to receive a registration link once the date is finalized.
Lancaster city government is inviting the community to an online discussion Tuesday evening, June 29, on how to improve the police department.
Taking place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the meeting will discuss reforms and ways the police can "better reflect the goals of the community." To register, click here.
The event is being organized by the Community Police Working Group and the CNA Center for Justice Research & Innovation. The former is a made up of city, police and community representatives. The latter is an Arlington, Virginia, based organization that works with law enforcement agencies to assess strengths and weaknesses and implement best practices.
Mayor Danene Sorace and police Chief John Bey have both emphasized their commitment to improving police-community relations. Bey, who has been interim chief since late 2020, was named to the post permanently last week.