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Jan. 10, 2023


Community Roundtable to offer new meeting times

The Community Roundtable strives to foster a positive relationship between the Johnson City Police Department and the citizens it serves. Meetings will continue to occur on the second Thursday of each month in 2023 but will alternate between mid-day and evening meeting times as well as locations.

“Community Roundtable provides an opportunity for our department and the citizens of Johnson City to gather together to learn more about police-related community issues and discuss potential resolutions,” said Johnson City Police Chief Karl Turner. “The time and location changes are a direct response to requests from community members who had schedule conflicts with the daytime hour. We hope the evenings on even months will allow those folks to join us more regularly.” 

In odd number months (January, March, May, July, September, and November) meetings will be held at the Langston Centre, 315 Elm St., from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. In even number months (February, April, June, August, and October) meetings will be held in the Commission Chambers at the Municipal and Safety Building, 601 E. Main St., from 6-7:45 p.m. No meeting will be held in December.

Upcoming meeting topics include:

Jan. 12                        Russ Jensen, Contact Ministries, will be speaking about local services offered to individuals in need.

Feb. 9                          Sgt. Lorrie Goff, officer in charge of the Johnson City Police Department’s School Resource Officer Unit, will be speaking about the role of SROs in schools.

March 9                      Representatives from Frontier Health will provide information about Turning Point, a facility that offers 24/7 access and care to individuals experiencing a non-medical                                                              psychiatric emergency or seeking assistance for treatment of a substance use disorder.

 The Community Roundtable is not an appointed board, nor is there formal membership. All community members are welcome to attend the monthly meetings.