The police-community relationship has been strained in many communities in recent times, however one department that hasn't experienced much of those issues is Taylorville. Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile says his department has seen an outpouring of support from the community, and works to help continue that relationship.
Hile says when Dallas experienced an attack on it's police officers, his department fielded a number of phone calls and other forms of support from the community for several weeks.
One of the programs the Taylorville Police Department helps to put on to help the relationship the department has with it's citizens is the TRIAD program's Police Academy. Hile says the final details are being put in place for this year's academy.
Hile appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Hometown Tour broadcasting live from the Taylorville Municipal Building.