News Release - Ramsey County Sheriff's Office Launches Community Liaison Officer Program

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Ramsey County Sheriff's Office
Jack Serier, Sheriff

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Public Information Officer: Becqi Sherman

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New Community Liaison Officer Program Rolls Out at the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Office Partners with Community Members to Foster Trusting Relationships


Saint Paul, Minnesota:  This week, the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office announced the roll-out of its Community Liaison Officer (CLO) program, a partnership that is designed to foster and strengthen mutually trusting relationships between law enforcement and the community.

The CLO program will rely on community-based partners, known as Community Liaison Officers, who live and work in Ramsey County's varied and diverse communities. These partners will serve as "bridges," helping to facilitate open and transparent communication, cooperation, and collaboration between the Sheriff's Office and the communities it serves.

A team of three CLOs has already signed on to partner with the Sheriff's Office; they are Samakab Hussein, Chia Lor, and Mai Lor. The CLO program will soon expand to a full complement of ten to twelve community-based partners.

In addition to serving as bridges, CLOs will continue the efforts of the already-established Ramsey County Sheriff's Office Community Circle to expand dialogue with our diverse communities surrounding racial and gender equity, mental health support, and pathways to employment.

Sheriff Jack Serier says, "Law enforcement is at its best when it recognizes that it is not operating in a vacuum and instead reaches outward to build trusting relationships with the people and communities it serves. Our Community Liaison Officers will give us new opportunities to connect on issues and build bridges."

CLO Meeting 10222018 for PR

Pictured from L-R:  Ramsey County Sergeant Suwana Kirkland, CLO Mai Lor, CLO Samakab Hussein, CLO Chia Lor, and Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier.

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