Refugee outreach and engagement programs for police agencies

Refugee outreach and engagement programs for police agencies

Police Executive Research Forum

“By serving community members and building trust, police advance their core mission of providing public safety, because community members are more likely to report crime and talk to the police about what’s happening in their neighborhoods when they know and trust their local officers. Police outreach efforts also help to educate refugees about American laws and the legal system, which can reduce misunderstandings and help refugees to avoid breaking laws inadvertently. And community policing programs generally support the important mission of crime prevention.”

Source: Police Executive Research Forum (2017) and available from this link (open access).

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