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Public will have chance to question public safety leaders

On Tuesday, Vicksburg residents will have the opportunity to talk with the police department’s leaders about public safety.

Vicksburg Police Chief Milton Moore, Deputy Chief of Operations Bobby Stewart, Deputy Chief of Administration Eric Paymon, patrol supervisor Capt. Penny Jones and investigations supervisor Lt. Johnnie Edwards will take questions from the public at a town hall meeting in the boardroom at the Robert M. Walker Building.

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. announced the program earlier this month. He said the one-hour meeting will be simulcast beginning at 6 p.m. on VTV, the city’s local access television station, and Facebook.

“We’re going to put them in our (the board’s) seats and we’re going to let them take some of the phone calls I get,” Flaggs said at the time. “I’m going to be sitting in the back. I’m going to give public access to the police. Let them (the residents) ask questions and tell them what’s going on in their neighborhoods.

“Give them true access. I’m not going to say one word; I am going to open up the meeting and let them go.”

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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