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Featured Seminar for Law Enforcement Leaders
Designed for police chiefs, sheriffs and other command-level personnel and senior administrators, this seminar provides valuable information and resources for increasing awareness, enhancing cultural competency skills and developing relationships with American Muslim communities.
This seminar provides valuable information and resources for increasing awareness, enhancing cultural competency skills, and developing relationships with American Muslim communities.
Developing Cultural Competency: Working with American Muslim Communities
“Hate crimes merit a priority response. [We recommend agencies] complement tough laws and vigorous enforcement with education and training initiatives designed to reduce prejudice.”
- Confronting the New Faces of Hate: Hate Crimes in America, 2009 Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund (LCCREF)
Introducing a new series of professional development seminars for service organizations committed to diversity.
The seminar begins with a discussion of common stereotypes about Muslims and their faith and resultant hate crimes committed against them in a post 9/11 environment. This is followed by an overview of Muslim demographics, practices and traditions, pertinent contemporary issues and their implications for law enforcement work. The seminar also addresses protocols for interaction with both individuals and community institutions, and provides law enforcement leaders the opportunity to share their policies and experiences serving Muslim members of the community. The seminar ends with a discussion of opportunities for cooperation.
Cultural awareness and development of cultural competency skills as they relate to working with American Muslims and their institutions
Increased rapport, greater trust and improved communication channels between law enforcement agencies and Muslim institutions
Improved law enforcement skills and public relations for the police department
Enhanced security and public safety for the community and officers
Prevention of hate crimes and harassment through increased reporting
Compliance with Senate Bill 1102 and other mandates requiring law enforcement officer training
Police chiefs, captains, lieutenants and sergeants; senior detectives, investigators and staff; sheriffs and deputy sheriffs; other law enforcement administrators and leaders
Workshop Length: 3 hours
Number of Participants: 20 or more
Available: onsite or webinar
(on-demand video to come)
ING Presentation Slide Handouts
Answers to FAQs About Muslims
Confronting the New Faces of Hate: Hate Crimes in America, LCCR Education Fund
Hate Crimes in California, CA Department of Justice
Calendar of Islamic Dates
*NOTE: Webinar participants will have access to selected items in the resource kit by downloading PDF files from a secure website 3-5 days before the seminar date.
For More Information
Contact Henry Millstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.296.7312.