Tulsa, Okla., Police Officer Amley “Popsey” Floyd, who became famous after his Facebook post in response to the shooting death of Terence Crutcher went viral, will have a new full-time role for the Tulsa Police Department as its first-ever Riverside community resource officer, according to a news release.
NewsOn6 reports that Floyd’s new job will put him contact with residents, businesses and other community partners. The TPD says, according to NewsOn6:
The goal of this position is to foster a better relationship between members of the public and the Tulsa Police Department through crime prevention education, direct one-on-one interaction between members of the community and the police, and to identify ways in which the police and community can work together to improve the quality of life for those in the 61st and Peoria area.
Floyd made news last year with this Facebook message about seeking a change, posted Sept. 19 after Crutcher was killed by TPD Officer Betty Shelby:
This new position will give Floyd, who joined the Police Department in 2011, the chance to do just that: make a difference.
NewsOn6 reports that Floyd has a strong commitment to community policing and runs a program called Bike for a Smile, which rewards kids for good behavior and good grades. Additionally, he volunteers for Shop With a Cop, Big Brothers and the youth ministry at New Hope Baptist Church.
Maybe Officer Floyd will be the positive change that leads the way toward good community relations with the police.
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