Tupelo Hosts an All-America Conversation

Open dialogue: Mayor, police leadership take questions at public forum

Tupelo Police Department Answers Questions

Tupelo residents and city officials gather at the Tupelo Police Department for the All-America Conversation, where Mayor Jason Shelton, Police Chief Bart Aguirre and other police department officials answered questions submitted by city residents that attended on Monday night.

“We care about the kids, we care about this community,” said Deputy Chief Allan Gilbert. “We’re in this together. Each officer here, will put it on the line for you. They don’t ask what color you are, they don’t care where you’re from. If shots are fired they’re coming, they’re coming to help you.”
First City to Hold All-America Conversation

Tupelo, Mississippi became the first city to hold an All-America Conversation in March 2017, when residents were invited to meet with city officials about community safety and other issues. Tupelo is a five-time All-America City, and is well-known for its community development and civic engagement activities.

Click here to read an article about Tupelo’s All-America Conversation and to get photo.

All-America Conversations are designed to help cities and other groups understand residents’ aspirations for the community, the divisions facing the community and, most importantly, the small, specific actions that give people a sense of confidence that we can work across dividing lines.

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