The U.S. Attorney's SMART on Crime Team, in partnership with NOBLE and the Central Florida Urban League presented "The Law and Your Community," an interactive training program in Orlando. More than 30 attendees partcipated in this program that has been designed to improve the communication and understanding of federal, state, and local laws among law enforcement officers and citizens.
Components of the program include:
Citizenship: What does it mean to be a citizen? What are some laws governing everyday life, including traffic laws? What are your rights as a citizen?
Basic Laws: Understanding the basic laws governing issues such as gun ownership, staying safe within your community, maintaining positive affiliations, including peer and adult relationships and the benefits of mentors.
Law Enforcement Engagement: Educating individuals on how to engage and navigate communication with law enforcement officers, community policing, and understanding the realities of working in law enforcement.
This is the second of three presentations in the Middle District of Florida. The first presentation was in Tampa in July 2016. The next presentation will take place in Jacksonville in September.