City of Montgomery seeks community input on police department

The city of Montgomery's police department is seeking community input. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The city of Montgomery's police department is seeking community input. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The city of Montgomery's police department is seeking community input. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The city of Montgomery's police department is looking for questions, concerns and complaints from citizens regarding their interactions with police officers, according to a press release Jan. 6. The press release said the effort is due in part to see how the department has been implementing Senate Bill 1074, which was passed in 2001 and prohibits racial profiling.

"The City of Montgomery Police Department has a long history of working in a collaborative partnership with its citizenry and continuously seeks to excel in its mission to deliver fair and impartial police service to all segments of the community," the press release said.


The department is also open to praise or information on positive encounters. Residents may contact Lt. Joe Belmares at 936-597-6866 ext. 3604.
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By Andy Li

Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.


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