Hi Chief, trust all is well.
At this morning’s Community Dialogue session were community members, APD and ACC law enforcement along with Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole present and participating.
Sgt. Clayton Harris, ACC PD, shared a personal and professional reflection of his experience attending a recent Law Enforcement Diversity Class for all ACC law enforcement personnel as authorized and arranged by your office.
In addition to experiencing the class with his peers, Sgt. Harris was very complimentary of the presenters.
Sgt. Harris speaking for himself stated he appreciated the effective manner of the class presenters with the following:
- identifying and working through stereotypes, pre-judgments and misinformation about all races and cultural communities;
- the adept manner with which the presenters handled the perceived stressors and actual distresses that sometimes occur or might occur when law enforcement and members of the Black (African American) experience encounter one another;
- how he believes the ACC law enforcement comradery benefitted tremendously from this opportunity and more importantly himself.
Kudos to you Chief for leadership well done!