FLINT, Michigan—Nine Flint residents will serve on the recently created Community Advisory Task Force to the Flint Police Department. The group is being chaired by Pastor Jeffery Hawkins of Prince of Peace Church and has a diverse group of members, including some who have been working toward social justice for decades and others who are new to the fight.
“This task force will serve as the voice of the people to help bridge any gaps between the community and law enforcement,” said Pastor Hawkins, who was recently appointed to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “We are blessed to have such a strong and committed group of volunteers willing to serve their neighbors and their community.”
The Community Advisory Task Force was one in a series of actions taken by the City of Flint in response to the tragic death of George Floyd. Created by Mayor Sheldon Neeley, the task force creates the seat at the table that residents had been seeking.
“Together, we will continue to positively move this community forward,” Mayor Neeley said. “We will continue working hand in hand with those fighting for equality and justice.”
Members of the committee are:
Individuals with questions or concerns can contact the committee at [email protected].