“Programs like this primarily offer an opportunity for our residents to connect with our town and the police department. This is a proactive step in the right direction. At the same time, others may not see the value in this effort. Taking guns out of homes where the owner no longer wants or uses them and giving people an incentive to take guns out of circulation decreases the chances of them being used for criminal activity.” ~Vice Mayor Nickerson
“This is the perfect definition of meeting people where they are, and that’s what we’ve done and will continue to do. I’m very proud to be part of a council that listens to the people and gives them what they need.” Vice Mayor, Nickerson
“It was a lot of work putting this together, especially behind the scenes,” she continued, “but it’s worth it to see the smiles on everyone’s faces when they leave. Even for the ones who may not have been able to have their records expunged, we’re going to make sure that they are not defeated but empowered.” ~ Vice Mayor Nickerson
The clinic is another example of Miles and Nickerson’s commitment to eliminating obstacles to success and prosperity.
Vice Mayor Monaé Nickerson asked why those concerned about traffic have not attended Prince William County Board of Supervisors meetings having to do with highway improvements in the county. “Why was no one else concerned about what has happened in Dumfries until now,” she said. “Where was this energy when we needed money for Route 1 funding?”
"...the purpose of this action is to proactively build better relationships between law enforcement and our community by reviewing our current use of force policies and reforming them as needed. We want our police procedures to encourage de-escalation as a primary course of action to prevent any use of force, and lastly, but equally important, we want to build our community relations so our department and community can work together ....”. This action is the beginning of a process of building police reform towards ending unnecessary fatalities at the hands of police due to excessive force and combating a systemic culture of aggression and use of force.” ~ Vice Mayor Nickerson