Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

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Law Enforcement

CRS provides services to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies that help communities resolve conflict. Through facilitated dialogue, mediation, consultation, and training, CRS's services help to build trust and improve partnerships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. These partnerships help to facilitate problem solving and improve communication, which reduces tensions, clarifies misunderstandings, and improves local communities’ capacity to resolve future conflict. Some ways CRS works with law enforcement are:

  • Improving partnerships and communication between law enforcement and diverse communities through dialogue and problem solving
  • Supporting efforts to reduce community conflict and tension following controversial incidents, including prosecutorial decisions or verdicts
  • Helping organizers hold safe public events through contingency planning and event marshal training
  • Improving community awareness of hate crime laws, prevention, and response
  • Improving law enforcement awareness of the customs and practices of the diverse communities they serve

Below are some recent examples of CRS's work with law enforcement. Additional case summaries may be found within CRS’s Annual Reports, located on the CRS Resource Center webpage.


Case Highlights

Resources for You


Law Enforcement Videos

Informational Videos

Strengthening Police
Strengthening Police and Community Partnerships
 

October 10, 2018

Engaging and Building Partnerships with Muslim and Sikh Americans
Engaging and Building Partnerships with Muslim and Sikh Americans

October 10, 2018

GodSquad
GodSquad | Keeping the Peace in Sanford, FL
 

November 29, 2016

Respecting Identity | Law Enforcement Training and the Transgender Community
Respecting Identity | Law Enforcement Training and the Transgender Community

November 29, 2016

Video Training

On Common Ground – Law Enforcement Training Video on Sikhism
On Common Ground – Law Enforcement Training Video on Sikhism

March 6, 2017

Law enforcement and the transgender community - CRS roll call training video
Law Enforcement and the Transgender Community – CRS Roll Call Training Video

July 20, 2016

Law Enforcement and the Transgender Community – CRS Training Program
Law Enforcement and the Transgender Community – CRS Training Program

October 19, 2015

Audio

 Developing Successful LGBT Liaison Units
On Common Ground – Episode 1: Developing Successful LGBT Liaison Units

October 19, 2015

   

Facilitator Guides

These guides provide community leaders and local planning groups with step-by-step instructions for planning and implementing Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes Forums and Protecting Places of Worship Forums.

Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes Forum Facilitator Guide for Community Leaders  (PDF)

Protecting Places of Worship Forum Facilitator Guide for Community Leaders  (PDF)


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