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Released: 4/6/2011 Who do I contact? Gavin MacRoberts
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Dept. of Justice Training


Department of Justice Training


            The Fayetteville Police Department would like to invite members of the public to participate in the upcoming training seminars, hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The purpose of the seminars is to help improve relations between the community and police officers and foster an environment of mutual understanding and respect.


  • The first seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19th from 1-5pm at Heal the Land Ministries Church, 414 Hall St.


  • The second is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20th from 6-10 pm in the Lyons Science Annex on Fayetteville State University's campus. There is limited parking at the building, but additional parking is available at Bronco Square or behind Seabrook Auditorium.


            Community leaders, residents, and organizations interested in attending the seminars are asked to sign up in advance.  Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Please apply early to reserve a seat. Community Organizations and Churches are encouraged to send a representative to the seminars so that the information can be passed onto other member of their organization and church.


If you are interested in signing up, contact the Human Relations Director, Rev. Ronald McElrath at 910.433.1605 and leave a message or email him directly at . Please include "DOJ/FPD" in the subject line of all emails.


When signing up, please include the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Affiliation. please include the name of the organization if you are representing one:
    • Citizen
    • Clergy
    • Organizational Representative
    • Attorney
    • Governmental Official
    • Law Enforcement
    • Student
    • Media
    • Other



The goal of the Fayetteville Police Department is to reach out to as many members of the community as possible and collectively address the recent allegations of racial profiling.  Staff, officers and police commanders recognize that the issue of racial profiling and/or racial bias is a serious community concern and feel that the issue needs to be addressed in manner that will benefit the entire community.  The seminars being offered by the Department of Justice are a step in the right direction to ensure the concerns of all stakeholders are heard and addressed.




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