GPD Works To Maintain, Improve Community Relationships

GPD officer speaks with residents

GPD Works To Maintain, Improve Community Relationships

The Goldsboro Police Department keeps up its efforts to stay involved with the community it serves.

Thursday evening, the Goldsboro Police Department held a virtual conversation with local residents via Zoom, covering a variety of subjects.

Goldsboro Police Chief Mike West talked about getting residents involved with department’s community policing efforts.

West says future virtual meetings, like the one held on Thursday, provides officers a better chance to interact with residents and hear their concerns.

GPD Maj. Anthony Carmon says the department is trying to put together the GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and Training) Program this summer.

When talking about recent events in Elizabeth City as well as the rest of the nation, Chief West says his officers can be “deflated” and disappointed with the actions of other officers in other agencies.

However, West says GPD officers feel they still have the overwhelming support of residents.

Chief West also says officers know they have to work hard every day to maintain and improve their relationships with the community.

The conversation with the Goldsboro P.D. was put together by Operation Unite Goldsboro.


Goldsboro Police Chief Mike West during Thursday’s community conversation on Zoom.