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Public voices ideas about new LMPD chief at forums

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Councilman David James has passed on comments from the public about what they would like to see from the next LMPD chief.

James held three public forums for people living in District 6. They were held at the NIA Center on Dec. 1, the South Louisville Community Center Dec. 7, and this past weekend at the Old Louisville Information Center. 

"There have been very good discussions in the district with residents who have concerns and questions about the leadership of our next Police Chief," says James in a news release.

The councilman says some common themes surfaced during the forums, including openness in the police department, officers being more visible in neighborhoods, and restoring Street Violence and Gang units. 

Individual comments gathered over the three forums requested more bike patrols and officers walking a beat to build relationships within a community, and more of a focus on drug suppliers.

Regarding the chief position itself, several people wanted to see a job description for the position, and wanted LMPD to look at other cities such as Nashville to see how they operate.

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