Beyond the Badge: Press Kit | Not in Our Town

Beyond the Badge: Press Kit

A documentary presented by Not In Our Town and the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office

 

Not In Our Town has compiled content that may be useful for covering the Beyond the Badge film and campaign.

For additional media requests, please email info@niot.org.

On this page, you will find:

 

Trailer

 

Press Release

Forthcoming

Logos for print and web

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the Beyond the Badge logo.

Not In Our Town logo

Photos and captions (Web & Hi-Res)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SRO Ronald Cockrell with students at Central Middle School, St. Louis, MO. 

SRO Ronald Cockrell with students at Central Middle School, St. Louis, MO. 

 

Principal Chaketa Riddle and SRO Ronald Cockrell meet with students in the library at Central Middle School.

 

SRO Ronald Cockrell at Central Middle School, St. Louis, MO. 

 

Principal Chaketa Riddle with SRO Ronald Cockrell at Central Middle School, St. Louis, MO.

 

Central Middle School art room.

 

Omar Britt Jr. at Central Middle School, St. Louis, MO.

 

Short Descriptions

Beyond the Badge

In the midst of turmoil and division between law enforcement and the community of Ferguson, MO, St. Louis County School Resource Officer Ronald Cockrell works to bridge the gap between students and police officers. Beyond the Badge: Profile of a School Resource Officer follows Officer Cockrell during a school day at Central Middle School in Riverview Gardens, six months after the police shooting and protests that left North St. Louis County reeling. The story focuses on Cockrell’s efforts to build relationships, listen to students address fear of the police in a school town hall, mentor young people on how to deal with conflicts, and work with his colleagues to respond and support a student whose father is murdered.

(118 words)

Beyond the Badge: Profile of a School Resource Officer follows St. Louis County Police Officer Ronald Cockrell as he works to build relationships and mentor young people on how to deal with conflicts following a deadly police shooting in Ferguson.

(40 words)

The film was produced in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office as part of the Not In Our Town: Working Together for Safe, Inclusive Communities Initiative.

Documentary - 17 minutes

About Not In Our Town

Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. Not In Our Town films, new media, and organizing tools help local leaders build vibrant diverse cities and towns, where everyone can participate. Learn how you can take action at NIOT.org.

Launched by The Working Group in 1995, Not In Our Town began with a PBS documentary that told the story of how people in Billings, Montana joined together to respond to a series of hate crimes in their town. This simple, powerful story of citizens banding together struck a chord with audiences, and created a model that inspired viewers around the country to hold their own campaigns against intolerance. Not In Our Town has grown from a PBS documentary into a national effort to connect people working together to take action against hate and create safe, inclusive communities. 

Not In Our School

Not In Our School (NIOS) highlights students, teachers and school leaders standing together against bullying and intolerance. NotInOurSchool.org features more than 20 Not In Our School videos, case studies and activities from schools across the country, and lesson plans from our education partner Facing History and Ourselves designed to spark dialogue and action about bullying, cyberbullying, diversity/multiculturalism, stereotypes and prejudice. After viewing the films, students can start their own Not In Our School activities, with support and guidance from teachers and administrators.

Funding Credits

Major support of this program is provided by United States Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services; Einhorn Family Charitable Trust and the Reva and David Logan Foundation.

This film is being released as part of the Safe, Inclusive Communities Initiative, a collaboration between Not In Our Town and the COPS Office. As part of this initiative, the COPS Office and Not In Our Town have joined forces to create vital new tools to help law enforcement professionals and community partners work together to prevent hate crimes, improve hate crime reporting, and address underlying tensions that can lead to violence.

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