I think it can only be a positive if the goal is to advance the relations between police officers and the community
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Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) April 06, 2015
PCS Bail Bonds (http://www.PCSBailBonds.com), Fort Worth, Texas’ most trusted bail bond service, is weighing in on the trial initiative by the U.S. Department of Justice to build trust between police officers and the communities they serve.
The Fort Worth police department was one of five chosen by the U.S. Department of Justice to participate in a new pilot program. The focus of the program, the National Initiative for Building Trust and Justice, is analyzing how these departments interact with their respective communities. (Source: “Fort Worth In Trial Program To Help Build Community Trust,” CBS DFW web site, March 12, 2015; http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/03/12/fort-worth-in-trial-program-to-help-build-policecommunity-trust/.)
“I think it can only be a positive if the goal is to advance the relations between police officers and the community,” says Paul Schuder, owner of PCS Bail Bonds. “If you look across the entire country right now, that relationship appears strained in some communities and it’s leading to some tension.”
Schuder explains that the tension comes following a year in which officers made what many considered questionable decisions in regards to the alleged shootings of unarmed civilians who were considered threats. Cases of this occurring include Ferguson, Atlanta, and Forth Worth’s home state of Texas. (Source: Lockwood, J., “Protest Over Grapevine Shooting of Unarmed Man,” March 22, 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Hundreds-Protest-Grapevine-Police-Shooting-of-Unarmed-Man-297184251.html.)
However, some Fort Worth residents are more open to the idea than others. One resident said they “don’t trust the police,” and “don’t know what it’s going to take,” to change their mind, while another had a more positive outlook, stating if police just knew how to talk to citizens, it would solve a lot of problems. (Source: “Fort Worth In Trial Program To Help Build Community Trust,” CBS DFW web site, March 12, 2015; http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/03/12/fort-worth-in-trial-program-to-help-build-policecommunity-trust/.)
“It’s a subject that needs to be addressed and the Department of Justice Department appears to be hoping to make some strides with this initiative,” Schuder concludes. “Fort Worth residents haven’t always had the best relationship with police officers, so this is an opportunity for both groups to take some steps to come together. Because at the end of the day, police are here to protect and serve and they need residents to help them do their jobs more effectively, and that takes trust.”
PCS Bail Bonds has been a part of the Fort Worth community for decades and understands the disconnect between the community and those responsible for policing it. For more information about PCS Bail Bonds or to employ its services, visit http://www.PCSBailBonds.com.