SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Panelists at a community outreach forum have some suggestions for improving safety in Shreveport-Bossier City schools and communities.
The hourlong forum hosted by Women of Wisdom (WOW) Book Club was held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Bill Cockrell Community Center, 4200 Pines Road in Shreveport.
The theme was "Making your Voice Heard!"
Lillie Speed, the founder and active president of WOW, said they are more than just a book club.
WOW holds community service events and helps the needy throughout the year, she explained.
Patrick Dennis, pastor of Bright Star Baptist Church, moderated the panel that included:
- Shreveport police Capt. Reginald Fields
- Capt. Marshall Nelson, of SUSLA
- Caddo sheriff's Sgt. Lifford Jackson
- Caddo Commissioner Louis Johnson
- Steven Robinson Sr., retired SPD
- Victor Gray, of 100 Men of Shreveport
- Riley Young, retired SPD and LSU-S professor
Attendees of all ages discussed how to cooperate with police officers, better Shreveport's school systems, parenting tips and open discussion from teenagers to adults on trust.