The Oak Ridge League of Women Voters will host Lunch with the League on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church on Oak Ridge Turnpike.
The speaker will be Oak Ridge Police Chief Jim Akagi.
The public is invited, and there is no cost to attend.
The lunch, which will last until about 1 p.m. Tuesday, will be in the Social Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, which is located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Akagi will talk about current issues in the City of Oak Ridge and surrounding areas that are affecting police activities—including opioid usage, immigration, and school safety, a press release said.
Hired in July 2011, Akagi has nearly 35 years of enforcement experience, the press release said. Prior to taking the reins as police chief in Oak Ridge, Akagi served as assistant special agent of the Oklahoma City District Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Akagi graduated from Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in administration of justice, and he began his career as a police officer in the Lawrence Police Department in Kansas, the release said.
In 1986, Akagi graduated from DEA Basic Agent Training. He has been stationed at a number of national and international offices, including Los Angeles, Dallas, and Santo Domingo. He also served for two years as an inspector in the Office of Professional Responsibility at DEA Headquarters.
Lunch with the League is a public service program open to the community. Membership in the League of Women Voters is not required, and there is no cost to attend.
The presentation will begin at noon. Lunch from The Soup Kitchen is available at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come basis for $8, or you may bring your own. Coffee and tea are provided.
The League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, a nonpartisan political organization for men and women, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy, the press release said.