North Little Rock: Rathey named as liaison to unsheltered

North Little Rock Mayor Terry Hartwick named city police officer Jhailan Rathey as Liaison to the Unsheltered Community last week.

“Rathey has a passion for working with our unsheltered community,” Harwtick said in a statement. “I believe he will do a wonderful job coordinating and utilizing individuals and resources in our community.”

Rathey has been with the police department for the last five years and in that time he has served as a crisis negotiator and field training officer. He’s also been named Officer of the Month, along with receiving two Life-Saving Awards.

“Over the years we have witnessed a steady increase in the number of unsheltered individuals and families in the City of North Little Rock,” said Chief of Police Patrick Thessing. “Due to this increase, we wanted to find a way to help build relationships and provide assistance to those who are unsheltered who call North Little Rock their home.” 

In his role as liaison, Rathey’s focus will be to engage with the unsheltered community, while also building relationships with them and also the local business community, explained city spokeswoman Shara Booth Brazear.

Rathey can be contacted by email at jhailan.rathey@nlrpolice.org or on the telephone at 501-975-8780. 

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