Knoxville group holds workshop to better relationship between police, community


The organization Save Our Sons is holding a workshop this month on how to positively interact with law enforcement, hoping to better the relationship between police and the community.

The City of Knoxville Save Our Sons Positive Engagement With Law Enforcement Workshop is on Saturday, March 30, from 10:00 a.m. –to2:30 p.m. at the Knoxville Police Training Center, 6388 Cement Plant Road. 

Knoxville Police Chief Eve Thomas and other Knoxville police officers will conduct mock traffic stops and interactive situations.

City of Knoxville Police Advisory Review Committee Executive Director Clarence Vaughn will give a presentation on “Knowing Your Rights” and positive communication with law enforcement; and Knox County Attorney General’s Office Assistant District Attorney General TaKisha Fitzgerald will give a keynote address titled “You Determine Your Own Destiny.”

Save Our Sons says they want to encourage young men and boys of color to be part of the change and open communication they wish to see from law enforcement; the speakers and programs presented during the workshop are designed to encourage them to be active participants in shaping their own future.

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