In an effort to connect with the city’s Spanish-speaking residents, the Sherman Police Department will host its Unidos Hispanic-outreach program July 24.


The program gives participants the chance to learn about traffic stops and ask questions of their local law enforcement.


“The basic goal is to open a line of communication and foster a sense of trust between the police department and our large Spanish-speaking community,” Sgt. Brett Mullen said. “We want people to know what to expect when dealing and communicating with us and what we as police officers expect of them.”


The meeting is open to the public and will be held from 6-7 p.m. in Sherman City Hall. Sherman Police first held the Unidos program last year and are hoping to bring it back again in October and December for quarterly meetings, Mullen said.


Presentations will be delivered in Spanish and Spanish-speaking officers will be on hand to answer questions.


“We’re looking for a big turnout and for a lot of participation, so these meetings will hopefully grow,” Mullen said. “And we’ll also open the floor to participants and let them talk about any topics they’re interested in discussing at future meetings.”


Sherman City Hall is located at 220 W. Mulberry Street. For additional information about the Unidos program, email Sherman Police Sgt. Brett Mullen at brettm@ci.sherman.tx.us or call 903-328-3010.


Drew Smith is the crime and emergency reporter for the Herald Democrat. Contact him at asmith@heralddemocrat.com.