In the wake of high profile cases such as Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, and Freddie Gray, the Conyers Police Department is looking to prevent such tragedies with a workshop and forum on May 15 at Rockdale County High School.
Thinking Under Fire, or Project TUF, creates a platform to educate young men and women about positive decision making, weighing consequences associated with their decisions, knowing and exercising rights, and preventing/diffusing escalated incidents with police officials.
CPD Sgt. Corey Hambrick was moved to launch this initiative to help young men and women learn how to take preventive measures through the proper interaction with police officials as it pertains to the law.
Sgt. Hambrick, a six year veteran of CPD who currently serves as a robbery / homicide detective, is holding the inaugural Interactive Open Forum at the Rockdale County High School, 1174 Bulldog Circle, Conyers, gymnasium on Friday, May 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. This event is open to the public and aimed to educate individuals about proper interaction with law enforcement.
“Our goal is that all future altercations with law enforcement result with ALL parties involved walking away with their lives 100 percent of the time,” said Hambrick.
CPD Chief Gene Wilson looks forward to this project.
“The police department fully supports this effort as a valuable educational tool and outreach effort to our local youths,” he said.