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Town Hall Meeting for Church Security and Safety

  • Date: 12/06/2018 12:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Location: The Hub
    304 E. Ferguson
    Tyler, Texas 75702
  • Introduction: Smith County Officials will be hosting a town hall meeting Thursday, December 6, on church security and safety.

Smith County Officials will be hosting a town hall meeting Thursday, December 6, on church security and safety.

Smith County Precinct 4 Commissioner JoAnn Hampton; Precinct 1 Constable Bobby Garmon; and Gary Pinkerton, Director of Pre-Trial Release and Personal Bond Office, will be holding the meeting for community churches. The free event will be held at 5:30 p.m. December 6, 2018, at the Smith County R.B. Hubbard Facility, “The Hub,” 304 E. Ferguson Street in Tyler.

“Due to the continuous shootings in places of worship and facilities with large congregations, we will be hosting a town hall meeting to offer safety tips to lessen the chances of an event occurring in our community,” Pinkerton said.

Pinkerton said they have held similar meetings before, and have been approached again about offering another town hall meeting. This week, they sent letters out to community churches, but members of the public can also attend the free event.

“It will be a commonsense approach for people to be more vigilant and aware of their surroundings,” Pinkerton said.

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