The City of Mobile is asking for community members to work with city leaders to understand what’s happening with crime and efforts to stop it.

The Public Safety Peach Forum will be held Saturday from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Government Plaza in Mobile.

Mayor Sandy Stimpson announced the forum Tuesday during the city council meeting. He said the idea for the gathering came about after Councilman Cory Penn commented on the need for community involvement and collaboration with law enforcement.

“It’ll be a community discussion to talk about the catalyst to violence and solutions-based programs,” Stimpson said. “Following Cory Penn’s conversation and his remarks a couple of weeks ago, we realized we need to be more aggressive in approaching this.”

Chief of staff for the City of Mobile James Barber explained to 1819 News what attendees could expect.

“The forum will cover the initiatives led by the police department to identify current efforts, gaps in service and brainstorming for effective solutions,” said Barber.

The forum will be in the council chamber, on the ninth floor of the South Tower.

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