Midwest City police and others gather to bridge the gap between community and officers

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MIDWEST CITY- Several organizations gathered Saturday in an effort to bridge the gap between community and the police.

It is called "community policing" and it is being done in hopes of improving relationships between the city residence and their officers.

The MWC police were joined by The People's Foundation, the Oklahoma NAACP, and religious groups as they went door to door talking with community members and handing out pamphlets that discussed how to interact with police.

"It's important that I hear one on one from these individuals who live here what the real issues are to them," said MWC Police Chief Brandon Clabes.

The group is hoping their efforts today will raise consciousness and mutual respect within the community.

Chief Clabes said efforts like this will continue to take place in Midwest City.