Take advantage of these public meetings

We hope that Yazoo City residents will take full advantage of Police Chief Ron Sampson’s weekly community meetings.
The police department will be hosting weekly meetings on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  The weekly meetings will be divided by wards so that every section of the city will receive equal attention.
Other city department heads and elected officials have also been invited to participate.
The schedule for this month is as follows:
Thursday, Oct 5: Ward 1
Thursday, Oct 12: Ward 2
Thursday, Oct. 19: Ward 3
Thursday, Oct. 26 Ward 4
Over the years we’ve heard many people complain about things they consider to be problems with local law enforcement. Many times those concerns don’t actually reach the people who need to hear them most.
Now residents have an opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions and offer feedback. 
We commend Chief Sampson for making the effort to speak with the people his department is committed to serving and seeking ways to better serve this community.
But these meetings will only be successful if the public participates.
We urge Yazooans to take advantage of this opportunity.