Ferguson's new police chief plans to improve relationships between police, community
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) - The new Ferguson police chief has big plans to integrate police officers with the Ferguson community.
According to the New York Times, Police Chief Alan Eickhoff says officers will be patrolling the community on bikes and on foot. The chief said he wants officers to be able to speak with residents while on duty.
The chief is also encouraging his officers to take their lunch breaks at Ferguson area schools.
Chief Eickhoff is also looking to recruit more African Americans for Ferguson's police academy that would eventually join the police force.
Eickhoff was named as Ferguson's interim police chief after Tom Jackson left the position last week.