New TPD deputy chief to take part at church cookout Saturday

Police To Participate In Easter Event

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - The new Tuscaloosa police deputy chief is pushing for more community involvement for not only himself, but also his fellow officers.

Deputy Police Chief Sebo Sanders and a few officers will be coming to the Easter community cookout at Christ Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa Saturday at 1 p.m.

The pastor of the church, Ransey O’Daniel said they plan to feed nearly 300 people. People can drive by and pick up a plate, or come out the car and visit the deputy police chief and other TPD officers.

This is just one of many ways officers plan to be more present in the community in an unofficial way, getting a chance to get to know, those they serve.

“We are excited to have TPD there as well shaking hands, as well as the fraternity Omega Psi Phi and sorority Delta Sigma Theta,” said O’Daniel.

“I want them to come and introduce themselves and ask questions, give us your thoughts and feedback about policing and policing in the community,” said Sanders.

Along with Tuscaloosa police, other organizations will be there helping register people to vote. The drive by cookout will last until 3 p.m. Saturday.

Copyright 2021 WBRC. All rights reserved.