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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Law enforcement officials, governmental officials and citizens from across the state will discuss crime and community safety at a public policy forum here Oct. 5.

The session, sponsored by the University of Tennessee’s Center for Government Training, will look for innovative ways of stopping crime and violence.

The forum is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Regal Maxwell House Hotel.

“Crime continues to be one of the most important issues facing both large and small communities,” said Sammie Lynn Puett, UT vice president for public service, continuing education and university relations.

“Local leaders have a challenge in finding new and more effective ways to ensure public safety in our cities, communities and rural areas.”

Harry Dolan, police chief of Lumberton, N.C., and a nationally recognized authority on community policing, will be the keynote speaker. A panel, led by Capt. Debra Faulkner of the Metro Nashville Police Department, includes David Woolfork, sheriff of Madison County, Marsha Willis, director of the Office of Criminal Justice Programs for Tennessee, and Eddie Dooley, assistant police chief in Columbia.

Cost of attending the forum, which includes lunch, is $30. Registration information is available from UT’s Center for Government Training by phoning (615) 327-2656.

Contact: Daniel Carter (615-327-2656)