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Abstract: An often overlooked aspect of immigration enforcement is how difficult it is for law enforcement personnel - who have daily interactions with undocumented immigrants and are sworn to serve and protect all members of their community - to fulfill their duties while upholding laws that often undermine the trust and cooperation that supports effective policing. Performing this delicate balancing act successfully requires innovative ideas, vision, courage, and collaboration. These traits characterize the remarkable efforts of the 2013 winners of the L. Anthony Sutin Civic Imagination Award: Dwight E. Henninger, police chief of the Vail (Colorado) Police Department, and Megan McGee Bonta, regional coordinator at Catholic Charities.
Abstract: This guide is designed to help law enforcement representatives facilitate discussions and training sessions in conjunction with screenings of the 35-minute Not In Our Town film Waking in Oak Creek. Produced in collaboration with the COPS Office, the film profiles a suburban community and local law enforcement attempting to heal after their town is rocked by deadly hate crime shootings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, killing six Sikh worshippers. In the following year, community leaders, family members, and police, including an officer shot 15 times by the assailant, join forces to address underlying issues of hate and intolerance. This guide provides discussion questions for use in internal agency trainings and external community screenings, as well as a hate crimes fact sheet and a list of supplemental resources. Used together, the film and guide can help agencies work to prevent hate crimes, improve law enforcement-community relations, improve hate crime reporting, enhance investigations and prosecutions, and support victims.
Abstract: Since the beginning of this century, policing in the United States has changed profoundly in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population and to expanded homeland security responsibilities since September 11, 2001. Key to community policing post-9/11 is building relationships of trust between officers and residents - which is particularly necessary with regard to our Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities, who have been both targets in need of protection and potential sources of information post-9/11. Law enforcement agencies have received little guidance on how to proactively and practically engage this population. This publication attempts to fill this gap, drawing on the experiences of sworn officers and community members in three jurisdictions with significant AMEMSA populations in New Jersey, California, and Ohio. It aims to explore how community oriented policing strategies could support homeland security initiatives while building stronger, more trustful relationships between communities and police.
Abstract: This guide identifies discussion questions and community policing best practices for law enforcement representatives organizing internal agency screenings or community screenings of the PBS documentary film Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, which profiles a town taking action after anti-immigrant violence devastates the community. The film focuses on lessons learned from the tragedy and the commitments town leadership and everyday residents make to address the underlying causes of the violence, heal divisions, and begin taking steps to ensure everyone will be safe and respected. The guide also addresses challenges to hate crime reporting and outlines additional resources available to law enforcement for screenings.
Used together, the film and guide can help agencies initiate important conversations and develop proactive community policing strategies that promote mutual trust, improve hate crime reporting, and address tensions before they erupt into violence.
Abstract: Los oficiales de aplicación de la ley tienen que comunicarse con las
personas para las cuales estan al servicio para realizar sus trabajos de
manera segura y efectiva. Esta comunicacion se ha tornado un desafio
debido a la demografía tan cambiante de los Estados Unidos. Las
personas que no hablan o no entienden inglés, y por lo tanto que no
pueden comunicarse facilmente con la policía pueden no reportar un
delito, asistir a los oficiales en investigaciones delictivas, o asociarse con
una agencia para avanzar en la vigilancia de la comunidad.