The Memphis Police Department is doing its part to build better relationships with the Bluff City’s youth. Whitehaven High School freshmen attended a youth symposium, where they rotated from class to class to learn more about police interactions, domestic violence, drugs, weapons, gangs, bullying and problematic social media situations.
Student Carmen Reaves said many young people fear the police, but the symposium afforded students and police the opportunity to work together. And her peer, student Courtney Smith, said she appreciated the open dialogue.
Officer Clarence Campbell with MPD’s Community Outreach Program said seminars like these can help save lives.