ABSTRACT

How to Increase Cultural Understanding   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the Document: "This first guide in the series, 'How to Increase Cultural Understanding', recognizes that police officers may be unfamiliar with some of the communities they are responsible for keeping safe. Residents of these communities may have public safety needs and challenges that are difficult for police to understand. In order for officers to acquire the knowledge necessary to effectively perform their duties and build trust among community members, it is essential that they make an effort to understand the community's history, diversity, and concerns. This guide provides a brief historical perspective of policing, tips on community-informed policing and maximizing collaboration with communities of color, strategies for how best to build trust during contentious incidents, and information on trauma and community-informed policing strategies."

Report Number:
Police Perspectives: Building Trust in a Diverse Nation, No. 1
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Date:
2016
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Vera Institute of Justice: http://www.vera.org/
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pdf
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