Lawrenceville News & Announcements

Posted on: December 19, 2017

Lawrenceville Police Department Hosts ‘Bridge the Gap’ Forum


Local Police Department Works to Build Community Relations


The Lawrenceville Police Department will host its second ‘Bridge the Gap’ Forum, an event to establish communications with citizens, strengthen community and police relations and discuss the roles, rights, and responsibilities of both parties to assist with this important project. The Forum will begin at 7:00PM on January 4, 2018, at the Lawrenceville Police Department. Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend this Forum.

Melvin Everson, Director of Business and Industry Training at Gwinnett Technical College, will moderate this Forum. Everson has served in numerous political capacities for the Gwinnett County area, is a former State House Representative, and has held appointments as the Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development and Executive Director and Administrator of the Georgia Office of Equal Opportunity. The Forum will also employ a four-member panel comprising two law enforcement officials and two civic members.

The Lawrenceville Police Department expects to conduct future Forums building a dialogue to bring the community together. For more information on the Lawrenceville Police Department and for information on City operations in general, visit


For further information contact: CPT Tim Wallis – (770) 670-5033

Released: 19 December 2017

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