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Fayetteville police chief meeting with Obama at White House

Posted October 22, 2015

Harold Medlock

— Fayetteville Police Chief Harold Medlock will be at the White House Thursday to participate in an “Arm Chair Discussion” with President Barack Obama.

Fayetteville was among about 25 other cities nationwide chosen to participate in the discussion on how to implement the “Police Data Initiative,” which is included in the president’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

Topics to be discussed include the behind-the-scenes work and progress being made towards transparency through projects such as the FPD’s new Open Data Portal, body cameras and community engagement efforts.

The focus will be on highlighting local efforts being made to invest in communities and to improve America’s criminal justice system.

Medlock and Fayetteville Mayor Nat Robertson went to the White House in July to participate in a forum on best practices in community policing.


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