(Grand Forks, ND) -- The Grand Forks Police Department is consulting with an officer from Los Angeles about community outreach.
LAPD's Deon Joseph is visiting North Dakota to share best practices to create good relationships with area communities. Joseph has spent 23 years working in the downtown Skid Row community focusing on outreach. He says the GFPD is engaging well with the community during an important moment in the city's growth.
Joseph adds that building solid relationships with the community is crucial when talking about the future safety and stability in growing areas across the country.