ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Albuquerque's new task force that is supposed to police the group that polices the police department is meeting Tuesday night for the first time.
The public is highly encouraged to join the meeting at North Valley Senior Center to figure out how to improve the relationship with the police force.
From 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, residents can join the 11 members who have been appointed to the Police Oversight Task Force.
The plan of action is to better understand the current oversight process, identify problems and discuss how to make Albuquerque safer and more secure.
The chair of the committee says the safety of civilians is dependent on the relationship with police and he says that connection has weakened in recent years.
“There’s been some tension between the public and the police force. I think the openness of the forums and meeting process will help with that," said Andrew Lipman, Chair of Police Oversight Task Force.
The committee has scheduled a total of four public forums and possibly one virtual forum.
If you can not make the forum Tuesday, you can attend the other meetings planned on September 10th, 17th, and October 17th.
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