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NCJ Number: 159245 Find in a Library
Title: Incorporating Diversity: Police Response to Multicultural Changes in Their Communities
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:64  Issue:12  Dated:(December 1995)  Pages:1-6
Author(s): B R Bennett
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 6
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The U.S. population is more multicultural and diverse than it used to be, and police agencies in California have responded accordingly.
Abstract: Police departments in San Jose, Long Beach, Stockton, and Garden Grove provide law enforcement services in cities where blacks, Asians, and Hispanics represent almost 50 percent of the population. All four police departments have made concerted efforts to incorporate diverse community members through recruiting and hiring strategies, citizen participation, training programs for department employees and community members, community outreach initiatives, and community policing. The four police departments have the goal of being responsive to their changing communities. They focus on developing positive relationships with young people from diverse backgrounds, actively seeking input on department operations from all community members, conducting imaginative police training in the areas of cultural sensitivity and improved communication, and adopting the community policing philosophy. 3 endnotes and 1 table
Main Term(s): Police community relations
Index Term(s): Asian Americans; Black/African Americans; California; Community involvement; Community policing; Cultural influences; Demography; Ethnic groups; Hispanic Americans; Minorities; Police specialized training
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