In late 2022, Sgt. Moody, Kinston Police Department’s Recruiting Officer, came up with the acronym, CLEAR, which stands for Cops Listening, Engaging and Responding. We wanted to get personnel out of the office and back in the community to learn “what is important” from our citizens as well as brainstorm with our community members on solutions to everyday issues in Kinston. Over the past year, several C.LE.A.R. events took place throughout Kinston.