Meridian Police Chief Speaks At Rotary Club Meeting
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  • Celeste Smith

Meridian Police Chief Speaks At Rotary Club Meeting

Updated: Jun 11


Today, the Meridian Rotary Club resumed in person meetings, and Meridian Police Department interim chief Charles Coleman was a guest, addressing concerns about crime within the city.

Coleman stated that there was indeed a crime problem within the city of Meridian and that he

hopes to reduce it during his 90-day term as interim chief, further addressing the gunshots that are heard within areas of the city, saying that high definition cameras now being placed in the areas gunshots are reported, will advance MPD’s ability to monitor crime . During the meeting Interim Chief Coleman shared that he wanted to be transparent with the community about crime within the city.

“I’m pouring my heart out to the businesses of Meridian, employing them to come in and get involved with us, helping to fight this crime. I’m pouring my heart out to the citizens and I believe when you speak with truth and transparency, I believe people respond better”, said Charles Coleman, interim chief of MPD.


Interim Chief Coleman also shared that the Meridian Police Department is working alongside outside law enforcement agencies like the FBI and Homeland Security to further reduce crime in the city.


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