Sheriff’s Office Holds Second Virtual Community Conversations
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is excited to have our second virtual Community Conversations. These Conversations will take place once a month and will target a different area of our vast and diverse community. The goals of Community Conversations are:
• To build trust and mutual respect between members of the El Paso County Community and law enforcement, especially the Sheriff’s Office;
• To understand, through dialogue, what challenges our Community has with law enforcement;
• To develop a means for communication so that our Community can work with the Sheriff’s Office developing a list of community-based priorities to serve the public good;
• To help inform our Community about Sheriff’s Office training and policies around issues of community concern such as Use of Force and disciplinary processes;
• To discuss Jail operations and the impact these operations have on our Community;
• To provide a mechanism for proactive response from the Sheriff’s Office to concerns raised by our Community to alleviate fear, particularly from people of color, during contacts with the Sheriff’s Office.
Community Conversations is an opportunity to engage and connect people in El Paso County with members of the Sheriff’s Office. The Conversations start from a place of listening to build understanding and develop a level of trust between our Community and the Sheriff’s Office.
The next virtual Community Conversation event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23rd from 6PM - 8PM. We will be seeking input from community members who live in the Cimarron Hills area. Anyone wishing to participate in the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Community Conversations is encouraged to RSVP through email at [email protected]. The deadline for registration is Friday, February 19, 2021. We are limited to 25 participants.