RICHARDSON – The Richardson Police Department has launched a new Facebook page in Spanish to provide another form of communication between officers and Richardson’s growing Latino community.
“It cannot do anything but make the relationship stronger. I think that the good deeds and the good intentions of people and the positive things that go on in our community, we need to talk about those things and this is what is going to give us that opportunity to do that and foster even more positive relationships then we’ve ever had,” said Jimmy Spivey, Chief of Police.
The new page will include events and resources important for Spanish speakers from food and clothing assistance to crime prevention information. Currently, PD educates the Latino community through “Unidos,” an outreach program that meets quarterly and hosts events throughout the year including food distribution and provides young people with back-to-school supplies.
“I think it’s important to the entire community not only the Hispanic community. We want to close the gap in education, we want to close the gap in that mistrust, we want people to reach out if they need help,” said Officer Raul Reyes with Crime Prevention.
Facebook users can access the Richardson Police Department’s new page via a smartphone or a desktop computer.
Visit www.facebook.com/richardsonpd.espanol to follow Richardson Police En Espanol.
To see Video story in Spanish: https://vimeo.com/545113569