Creating A Safer Upstate

    Creating a safer and more united Upstate

    Purpose

    To create a safer and more united Upstate Region where all law enforcement stakeholders work collaboratively with community leaders to foster a culture that respects and values the lives of officers and all residents.

    Strategy

    Leverage the collaboration and cooperation of the Ten at the Top Upstate Counties to establish a Safer Upstate Steering Committee to represent, support and communicate local efforts to improve relationships between law enforcement and community residents across the region.

    Goals & Recommendations

    The Safer Upstate Steering Committee will focus on the following goals:

    1. Engage law enforcement officials, community leaders and residents to work together to build healthy working relationships that elevate mutual respect, value cultural differences, and acknowledge the roles and responsibilities that each play in creating safer Upstate Communities.
    1. Provide regular opportunities for law enforcement and community leaders to convene to proactively discuss community issues and emerging law enforcement topics while exploring approaches that can be implemented across the Upstate Region.
    1. Enhance public trust by documenting, sharing and implementing best practice approaches for developing a sustainable, healthy relationship between law enforcement officials and the greater Upstate Community.

    Click here to view the Discovery Committee Recommendations.

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    PAST EVENT RECAPS:

    Beyond the Shield – January 23, 2023

    January 23, 2023 Another robust conversation between law enforcement and community leaders took place at this virtual Beyond the Shield. Important topics were discussed including efforts to engage the Latino and Asian population, tackling unconscious bias and how to...

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    Fist Bump Friday – Dec 22

    It’s Fist Bump Friday at Forest View Elementary in Easley and Northside Middle School in Greenwood! Special thanks to Sgt. Ashley Anderson for setting up six schools for Fist Bump Friday. Central Central Academy of The Arts Greenville Paris Elementary Easley West End...

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