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Ministers' Youth Intervention Team Receives Special Khaki Vests

February 10, 2012

Chief Steve Anderson on February 10th presented special khaki vests to four volunteer chaplains who formed a special Youth Intervention Team to help reduce violence among teenagers and young adults.

Over the past 20 months, this four member core group of ministers has responded to a number of incidents in several areas of Nashville to offer counseling and mentorship to parties involved in teenage violence in a proactive effort to prevent disputes from escalating.

“These pastors are true leaders in their individual churches and the Nashville community,” Chief Steve Anderson said. “We in the police department are deeply grateful for their continued strong support and partnership.”

Pictured (l-r) are Bishop Hal Robinson from Mt. Moriah Community Baptist Church, Bishop George Price from Bethesda Original Church of God, Reverend Michael Joyner from Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Reverend William Harris from Galilee Missionary Baptist Church and Chief Steve Anderson.