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Cuba Police Department takes old-school approach to get feedback from its community

People in the small Allegany County town can write concerns on an easel
Cuba police board
Posted at 12:33 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 12:33:22-04

CUBA, N.Y. (WKBW) — As protests across the nation call for police reform and an end to excessive force by police officers, a small-town police department in Allegany County is trying to give its community a space to share their concerns.

Rather than use social media as its forum, the Cuba Police Department is taking an "old school" approach. They've set up an easel with paper and a marker, where members of the community can write in one of two columns: "community concerns" and "what can Cuba PD do better?" The department also left wipes at the board so that community members can maintain safety.

According to the department's Facebook page, the board will be left out every Monday at the liberty pole on West Main Street in Cuba from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.