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Community, civic leaders to host Peace Forum on Public Safety Jan. 13   

Jan 9th, 2024

Posted in: Press ReleaseMayorExternal and Community AffairsMPD - (Mobile Police Department)Public Safety

- January 9, 2024 -

Community, civic leaders to host Peace Forum on Public Safety Jan. 13   

Mobile, Ala. — To highlight the organizations working to prevent violent crime, the City of Mobile is bringing together stakeholders from across the community for a Peace Forum on Public Safety. Following a recent deadly shooting, Councilman Cory Penn called for faith, community, education and government leaders to come together to address violence in Mobile. Working closely with Councilman Penn and leaders throughout the community, the City of Mobile has organized a Peace Forum on Public Safety for Saturday, January 13, 2024. This free, public event will take place in the auditorium at Mobile County Government Plaza (205 Government Street) from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The goal is for the event to be a catalyst for change as we continue to ask for the community’s help to address the kind of violence that leads to deadly outcomes. It will highlight some of the existing intervention programs led by the City of Mobile, the Mobile Police Department and other private and non-profit organizations working to make Mobile a safer and better place for all Mobilians. Members of the public and the local media are invited to learn more about existing violence prevention efforts in Mobile and how they can get involved to help. Attendees will also have an opportunity to provide feedback and ideas on improving public safety throughout the City of Mobile. You can find a complete list of participating speakers below and on the attached flyer for the event. 


Chief Paul Prine 

Mobile Police   Department  

Dr. Ashley Williams   Hogue 

USA Health and   Co-Founder of Project INSPIRE 

Dr. Cindy Gipson 

AltaPointe Health 

Brandie Battiste 

Victim Advocate 

Crystal Shelly 

City of Mobile   Family Intervention Team 

Joshua Jones 

City of Mobile   Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator 

Andy Gatewood 

Director of Safety & Security at MCPSS 

Syndey Raine 

Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment 

Pastor Marvin Lue   Jr. 

Stewart Memorial   CME Church 

Beverly Reed 

City of Mobile   Community and Housing Development