Herts police is teaming up with a St Albans barbershop to hold a meet up event for the Black community.
Extreme Kutz, in Lattimore Street, is hosting the day on Saturday 29 July from 10am to 4pm, with the tagline ‘Respect the roots’.
“As a member of the Black community, I know that people spend a great deal of time in barbershops, putting the world to rights, and I thought it could make the perfect place for our officers to chat to the locals, both young and old, about their work and listen to their concerns,” said PC Miles Stanley, from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Positive Action recruitment team.
“Extreme Kutz owner Wayne is passionate about increasing trust between ethnic minorities and the police and is also massive on keeping young black men out of trouble.
“We’re truly grateful to him for hosting this event where we’ll have police officers and police community support officers holding an open forum for people to ask questions, tell us their experiences and how we can better support them.
“We’re hoping we’ll have wide-ranging conversations, including career options in the police, as we look to make Hertfordshire Constabulary more representative of the communities we serve.”