Chief Mooney received this distinction for the West Palm Beach Police Department’s embrace of engagement as a part of policing.
WEST PALM BEACH (November 15, 2017) – The City of West Palm Beach congratulates West Palm Beach Police Chief Sarah Mooney for being recognized as a Civic Change Champion by the non-profit Everyday Democracy, an organization that works to strengthen democracy by making authentic engagement and public participation a permanent part of the way we work as a country.
Chief Mooney received this distinction for the West Palm Beach Police Department’s (WPBPD) embrace of engagement as a part of policing. WPBPD has been working with Everyday Democracy since the 2000’s. However, it was under the leadership of Chief Mooney that the department efficiently executed Everyday Democracy’s Dialogue to Change process and discussion guidelines, organizing advice that provides a flexible engagement process to bring people of all backgrounds and identities together. Everyday Democracy also provides a guide to appropriate language usage to help individuals feel more comfortable together and to talk about bigger social issues including poverty, racism and policing.
“The West Palm Beach Police Department is committed to keeping residents safe, and so we want to be accessible to residents,” said West Palm Beach Police Chief Mooney. “Being able to effectively communicate and have that two-way, open dialogue with residents is key. I think we’re on the right track with more community engagement and prevention initiatives as opposed to just enforcement initiatives,” she added.
Congratulations Chief Mooney on being named a Civic Change Champion!
To view Everyday Democracy’s profile of Chief Mooney, please visit: Everyday Democracy Chief Mooney Profile. To learn more about Everyday Democracy, please visit https://www.everyday-democracy.org.