Synergy to be Held in Riverhead

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 has been covering the East End since the 1990s. In her spare time, she runs around the block, 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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