Post & Courier: Columbia nonprofit developing web app to track SC community policing efforts

March 10, 2022

Lexington County’s Nephron Pharmaceuticals played host to Serve & Connects announcement and will donate $10,000 to the effort.

“In the Midlands, law enforcement has our back and I want them to know that we have theirs.” Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy said. “One way we can show law enforcement just how much we value their work is to equip them and members of the community with the tools needed to strengthen the relationship between officers and the people they protect.”

If the pilot test is successful, Alia Ray said she would like to deploy it statewide within a couple years and potentially nationwide to create a research database that could eventually demonstrate the impacts of community policing.