UNIDOS- Creating a Partnership with the CommUNITY

By Annalysa Elledge

Steve Stanford is the chief of police in the small Wise County town of Bridgeport, Texas. Chief Stanford believes strongly in community policing. Their motto, “A Partnership With the Community,” sums up his vision for the department.

The desire of the department is to create strong community relationships, to build bridges instead of walls, and to form partnerships that lead to a safer, stronger, and more successful city. Since becoming chief in 2015, Stanford has established many programs in the town of Bridgeport that align with this vision. However, he encountered a problem.

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