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National Black State Troopers Coalition Beautifies UC
The National Black State Troopers Coalition, NBSTC, has protected and served communities across the United States for over thirty years. Founded in 1985, NBSTC offers mentorship, training, development opportunities and a vast support network to minority men and women expanding their careers in law enforcement.
“There are currently twenty-three states represented in the coalition ranging from Washington State to Florida,” stated Anthony Burrell, NBSTC President and Superintendent of the Wisconsin State Patrol. “Each year we network, train and perform community service. We are from the community and this is our way of giving back.”
During their 34th Annual Summer Training Conference and Membership Meeting held in Georgia, NBSTC visited Union City on Saturday, August 10th, where chapter members worked hard to beautify Ronald Bridges Park and the Etris-Darnell Community Center. Troopers were all smiles as they cleaned around the park, added fresh paint inside and outside of the community center, and tended the community garden. “The Georgia Chapter is happy to host the Annual NBSTC Conference,” stated Stacy Forrest, Corporal of the Georgia State Patrol. “Everyone came together to make this event successful.”
“The City Council and I are grateful to the NBSTC for coming to Union City and giving back to the community,” said Mayor Vince Williams. “We appreciate their time, support and dedication to our beautiful City. Our park and senior center look amazing!”
Council members Angelette Mealing and Brian Jones were elated with the event and expressed their gratitude as they worked alongside the troopers throughout the day.
As their visit to the City concluded, NBSTC presented the Parks and Recreation department with a donation check to support youth programs and activities.