Community Policing and Building Relationships of Trust


An opportunity to strengthen the bonds between the Sheriff’s Office and the community they serve.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
College of Southern MD, Prince Frederick Campus
Building A, Room 119

“Public trust is based on a relationship that is reciprocal in nature, fostered by deputies who demonstrate the highest ethical standards while being supported by an engaged community.” ~ Sheriff Mike Evans

Free Workshops – 2 Sessions Available
Session 1: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Session 2: 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Sheriff Evans invites:

  • Community Leaders
  • Activists
  • Interested Citizens
  • Law Enforcement and their families

Workshop Leader is Dr. Melanye Smith:

  • A 20-year Law Enforcement Vet & Administrator, Metropolitan Police Dept. (Ret.)
  • A community policing expert, and an author and contributing faculty member at Walden and Ashford Universities.

Workshop participants will:

  • Work together in an environment designed to encourage open engagement and enhanced understanding of each other’s’ positions and concerns;
  • Focus on the interdependency of the police and their family members with the community;
  • Explore leadership capabilities, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, hope, and compassion;
  • Learn about the research on and practice of communication and building trusting relationships; and
  • Be part of an effort to create a sustained positive community change.

“The workshops are geared towards moving each participant from their current position along an ideological continuum, by generating dialogue that enhances understanding and meaning and helps to create a shared vision.” ~ Dr. Melanye Smith

To RSVP or for more information contact: Capt. Dave Payne via email at or by phone at 410-535-1600 x 2593.

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