In the interest of fostering communication between police and all members of the community, the Riverhead Anti-Bias Task Force will present Synergy; an open conversation between Riverhead residents and members of the Riverhead Police Department on Monday, June 7 at 7 p.m. 

Synergy events, like those already underway in Southold and Southampton towns, serve to encourage and increase communication, mutual trust and respect between our Riverhead Police Force and the community they serve. 

The Riverhead ABTF worked with neighboring task forces and the Riverhead Police Department to present this free Zoom event.  

Synergy’s moderator, James Banks, explains, “During the Synergy sessions, a sharing and an understanding has emerged where community members have shared their feelings in a safe and appropriate environment. In these conversations Law Enforcement Officers become normalized and recognized as part of the communities they serve… The sessions can become what I call ‘A Together Project.’”

Advance registration is required by emailing participant name(s) to  Questions or comments can be submitted via chat during the program. 

The Zoom link, providing access by video or telephone, will be emailed prior to the event. 

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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