Proposed Charleston police advisory council would aim to strengthen community relations

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A new project is trying to push relations forward between Charleston police and the community they serve.

The push comes just a few weeks after new police chief Luther Reynolds took office. Other communities have also set up similar advisory boards. The group would help Charleston police with the hiring process, bring issues to police firsthand and give recommendations on police procedures.

23 people from all backgrounds will work to bridge the gap between police and the community. A 2017 report on the project suggested the top goal is to develop better understanding between citizens and police of different cultures, backgrounds, and experiences.

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