|For Immediate Release
November 5th, 2003
OFFICE OF THE ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY FACILITATES POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS FORUM IN SANTA ANA
Santa Ana – November 5, 2003 – The Orange County District Attorney’s Hispanic Advisory Commission will host a Police Community Relations Forum.
The Forum provides a unique opportunity for community members to discuss their public safety concerns with community leaders including Bishop Jaime Soto, Santa Ana Police Chief Paul Walters, Garden Grove Police Chief Joe Polisar, Amin David of Los Amigos of Orange County, Rusty Kennedy of the Orange County Human Relations Commission and community activist Victoria Zaragoza. Special guests include State Senator Joe Dunn and Assemblyman Lou Correa. Santa Ana attorney Jess Araujo will serve as moderator.
Panelists will each give a short presentation about the importance of constructive community relations between law enforcement and members of the public. Police agencies will bring staff members to hand out surveys, take questions and set up follow-up appointments for the audience.
The Police Community Relations Forum represents one of the many efforts by the District Attorney’s Office to improve communication between residents, criminal justice professionals, and government leaders. Under the leadership of District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, a Community Education Services program was established to help Orange County residents better understand the criminal justice system. The program formed advisory commissions with leaders of the Hispanic and Vietnamese communities to address any concerns people may have about the legal system.
The Police Community Relations Forum will take place on Wednesday, November 5 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Santa Ana College in Phillips Hall. Members of the public are invited to attend.