The Grand Rapids Police Department hopes to improve communication with residents through a new outreach initiative.
Community members are invited to two trust-building sessions scheduled for June 27 at Grand Rapids Community College from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m.
The police department said each interactive session focuses on objectives instead of suspicion about others' intentions.
Chief David Rahinsky said there are local and national conversations about "trust between the community and law enforcement."
He added that "communication, respect and commitment" are the keys to a strong relationship between law enforcement and the community.