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5:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Sanford, Florida Police Chief Shares Philosophy on Building Trust in Community

Credit www.sanfordpolice.org

The Chief of Police from Sanford, Florida is delivering the keynote address at a luncheon today for the Center for Dispute Settlement.

Sanford is where a jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin. Click on the audio link above to hear Chief Smith talk about his philosophy on police-community relations and his approach of going door to door in the city to hear the concerns of Sanford residents who proved wrong those who were expecting unrest in the days following the verdict.   The Center for Dispute annual Awards Luncheon is Wednesday, February 26 at 11:45 at the Rochester Plaza Hotel.  Ticket information is available at 585-546-5110.