Up & Coming Weekly

January 11, 2022

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JANUARY 12, 2022 - JANUARY 18, 2022 UCW 9 HANNAH LEE, Assistant Editor. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. ing Fayetteville citizen and waw enforcement relationships." Cartwright believes that citizens need to be proactive in ascertaining the facts and aware of law enforcement's roles and responsibilities. Police Officers, on the other hand, need to listen, trust and have social interaction with citizens. He would like the board to showcase healthy relationships and positive interactions be- tween citizens and police offi- cers. Pablo Arroyo Arroyo, who will be serving for a two-year term, is an Army veteran who currently works as a probation and parole officer for the North Carolina Depart- ment of Public Safety. He also previously worked at the Harnett Correctional Institution as a cor- rections officer. "I care for my community and I have seen the great changes that the City of Fayetteville has accomplished in this last 30 years and I believe that it can accomplish more and that it is going on an excellent direction to accomplish better things for the community," Arroyo said in his application. He believes that citizens need to get to know their local po- lice officers, and officers need to be more available to learn about community resources and behavioral issues. He would like the board to address issues like gangs, drugs, community involvement, social resources, social disparities, bias, racial discrimination and community needs. Sidney King King, who will be serving for a two-year term, is a retired secu- rity manager and is currently the President of the United Meth- odist Men of Hay Street United Methodist Church. He has previ- ously served on the Fayetteville Police Foundation Board of Directors. "Having extra eye and experi- ences to help their effort is a very worthwhile commitment," King said on his application. He would like police and citizens to encourage two-way dialogue by having civic organi- zations host talk sessions and for police representatives to par- ticipate in these talks. He would also want police officers to learn more about mental health and how best to interact with individ- uals during mental health crises. He would like the board to check with Police Chief Gina Hawkins and FPD to ensure educational opportunities are available to officers. Tony Haire Haire, serving a one-year term, is a behavioral therapist at Com- munity Re-Entry Program and an Army Veteran. In the early 90s', Haire was appointed to the Durham County Youth Advisory Criminal Justice Board. In ad- dition, he has been appointed and is currently serving on the Governor's Commission for the Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Board. "I would be willing, with the help of the city, promoting and providing space, to offer train- ing to those in the community who are interested in getting to know who we are, understand- ing why we do what we do and how to capture and redirect the thoughts that we have that aren't consistent with the goal of be- ing a community that desires to look out for the wellbeing of one another," Haire saidon his ap- plication. He believes police officers need to promote healthy re- lationships with people in the community and for citizens to understand the role of a police officer fully. Haire would like the board to address community policing, ways the community can help support police and their families and assign a community liaison within each zone. Editor's Note: Photos have only been included for those members of the board with photos that are publicly available. NEWS

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