In the fall of 2020, the Opelika Police Department launched TOGETHER, OPELIKA, a campaign geared to build trust and relationships between the citizens of Opelika and the Opelika Police Department. After a series of community meetings, we identified areas that were important to the citizens of Opelika and began developing a model that could be used to better serve the community.
In 2021 the Ambassadors of Change Council, which consists of multiple organizations and community advocates, was formed as a way for everyone to come together to collaborate and coordinate their efforts to help affect change in our community. In order to implement these changes, nine liaisons from the community were selected to work with the Police Department liaison, Captain Tony Amerson. Each ward within the City of Opelika is represented.
The liaisons play a vital role as part of Together, Opelika by:
- Supporting and respecting the mission and values of the Opelika Police Department
- Facilitating communication between residents and the Opelika Police Department
- Supporting the activities of the Opelika Police Department and Ambassadors of Change
- Helping to bring the five wards of Opelika together as a whole community
If you are interested in getting involved, you can reach out to one of the liaisons listed below or attend the Ambassadors of Change Council meeting on the last Monday of every month from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Opelika Public Library. These meetings are open to Opelika Citizens and Organizations interested in working with other community members to make the city the best it can be. View the Police Department calendar to see if any community meetings are being hosted in your ward.