Columbia Police Officers meet with community members

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COLUMBIA - Police officers met with community members during their Building Stronger Beats meeting on Thursday held in the Derby Ridge area. Formally known as town hall meetings, the goal of the meetings is to facilitate a conversation between police commanders and community members.Officers provided people with statistics and informed them about initiatives that they are working on. Residents also had the chance to express their concerns.CPD is aiming to double positive interactions with community members instead of just interacting with them when they report an incident."In order to off set a negative contact you have to have ten positive contacts," Columbia Police Officer Andrea Resse said. "So our goal is to let our neighborhood know that we're...

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