This manual provides guidelines and training for police officers in engaging with people from all ethnicities and in building trusting relationships with the public. Download the guide from the COPS office here.
Police Perspectives: Building Trust in a Diverse Nation - No. 2. How to Serve Diverse Communities
Recognizing the vital importance of trust to community cooperation, public safety, and national security, the Vera Institute worked with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to research and write this three-part series, which provides practical, field-informed guidance for creating positive, productive relations with all members of our multi-racial, multi-ethnic American population. Law enforcement faces many challenges in building relationships with new immigrants, teenagers, and transgender communities. This guide provides practical guidance for overcoming language and cultural barriers, promoting dialogue with teens, developing anti-gang strategies, establishing youth mentorship programs, and understanding the safety concerns of the transgender community.