Mayor Walt Maddox recently announced on the Steve Shannon Morning Show that he would focus on improving relations between the police department and Tuscaloosa citizens. The mayor has delivered on a promise with a follow up announcement made today.

The Mayor and Tuscaloosa Police Chief Brent Blankley will suggest implementing the Community Engagement and Protective Initiative. A Tuscaloosa City Council committee will take a look at the mayor's initiative August 11th.

The mayor told us he will seek input from members of the community, including pastors, teachers, and local leaders. Mayor Maddox also stressed the importance of trust between folks and our local police officers.

At 2pm this Friday a Tuscaloosa town hall meeting will happen on Facebook. Go to the cities Facebook page to participate.