Building Trust in the Community

Getting to Know You Is Important

As a law enforcement leader within the Sheriff’s Office, I understand the importance of bridging the communication barriers between law enforcement officers and the citizens of Memphis and Shelby County. Interacting with citizens during non-law enforcement activities is one way to build trust in the community. My presence with McGruff creates a friendlier side of law enforcement and promotes unity. Being involved in the community for neighborhood watch events and attending various community events allows the citizens of Memphis and Shelby County relate to me in a more relaxed situation. It is my way of improving trust in the community.