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RYAN REVOCK/STATESVILLE RECORD AND LANDMARK New Statesville Chief of Police David Addison speaks after being sworn in on Wednesday at Statesville City Hall.

The City of Statesville Police Department is hosting monthly community meetings every third Saturday.

The informational meetings will be held at various locations throughout the city. This month’s meeting with be July 20 from 1-3 p.m. at the Bentley Community Center at 1410 3rd Street in Statesville.

Statesville Police Chief David Addison kicked off his first monthly meeting in April at the center. Then he answered questions about his initiatives to recruit more minority police officers, detailed his goal to “build and rebuild communication lines” between the police department and community and talked about his commitment to let Statesville know “we’re here and we’re accessible,” the city states.

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