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Tom Keener – Guest Contributor
Jun 15 @ 09:10
What to Do When Stopped?

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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

Allen Police Department’s Jon Felty will discuss the uncomfortable circumstance when rotating red lights reflect in your rear view mirror and what you should do when that happens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22 at the Allen Public Library.  

This necessity of this topic was determined at a recent Coffee with the Police Chief hosted at the library, when multiple citizens posed the question “What should we do when stopped?”

Recognized for his ready smile when greeting Allen citizens at public meetings, Officer Felty is assigned to the Office of Chief of Police as the Sergeant of Community Relations and the Public Information Officer. He has twenty-one years of police service.  He also serves in the Community Relations Unit, Street Crimes Unit, Citizens Police Academy, Citizens on Patrol, Volunteers in Policing, and as a Crisis Negotiator.

Officer Sergeant Felty noted, “The Allen Police Department welcomes citizens asking ‘How we should best prepare when stopped by the police? What should a citizen expect when stopped by the police?’ It is a sharing of information that we all learn how to communicate best.” 

Sergeant Felty is a TCOLE Master Peace Officer and a certified instructor who teaches Law Enforcement Ethics, Rape Aggression Defense, Crisis Intervention Training, Cultural Diversity, Racial Profiling and Sexual Harassment Prevention and is certified by the American Association of Suicidology as a crisis counselor.  Sergeant Felty has taught Violence in the Workplace seminars for the Dallas Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service.

Majoring in Law Enforcement at Marshall University (Huntington, WV 1978), Sergeant Felty also holds a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

The library is located at 300 N. Allen Dr.  Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, the program is free. Call 214-509-4911 for more information.