Pine Bluff Interested Citizens for Voter Registration, Inc. (PBICVR) will host its Coffee with the Chiefs from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at New Life Church, 2801 S. Olive St.


The scheduled speaker is S. Kyle Hunter, the prosecuting attorney for Jefferson and Lincoln counties. The meeting is open to the public.


At Coffee with the Chiefs, the Pine Bluff mayor and city council members will have the opportunity to share reports and updates with residents.


Law enforcement and fire safety officials will also have the chance to connect with faith leaders and community residents.


“Last week, we experienced our 16th homicide in less than seven months, and two of the victims have been 18-year-old males. Should the trend continue in 2019, it suggests the possibility of another record year of violent crime in Pine Bluff,” a spokesman said in a news release.


The Pine Bluff Distinguished Service Awards will also be presented at the event. The awards recognize residents, law enforcement, fire and emergency services, as well as city and county personnel for exceptional service. Service award nomination applications are available by calling 870-730-1131 by the 15th of each month, according to the release.