For Immediate Release
|Date||November 20, 2002|
|Contact||Officer Gunnar Toussaint|
Riverside, Ca- The
Cops and Clergy Luncheon was held on November 13, 2002 at the New Life Christian
Fellowship. In attendance were
representatives from the Riverside Police Department, California Highway Patrol
and Riverside County Sheriffs Office.
Tortes, of the Riverside Police Department, opened the luncheon by delivering an
update on the Eastside violence problems, stating hate is behind the violence.
McKinzi, representing “Operation Safehouse,” delivered a presentation about
the benefits of the Safehouse Program. The
program provides shelter locations for children, ages 12 to 17, up to 14 day dtays.
Medina gave a presentation describing the benefits of the Riverside Police
Department’s Explorer Post program. The
program, available for young adults, ages 14 to 21, is designed to provide
exposure to law enforcement as a career.
Larnel Jackson spoke on the psychology of an abuser. Statistics reveal that abusers kill 4 to 6 women daily in the
Jackson with the Inland Empire Cops and Clergy Network passed out handouts
explaining how to start a mentoring program.
The next meeting of Cops and Clergy will be held December 11, 2002 at the Riverside 1st Assembly of God, located at 3510 Fairmount.
by Sgt. Andy Flores