Dynamic Trainings to Foster Safer Communities
This course addresses how law enforcement can help combat racism by working with marginalized racial, ethnic, and religious communities experiencing bigotry in the United States. Consisting of a panel of speakers representing African Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Latinx Americans, Asian Americans, Jewish Americans, and Muslim Americans, the workshop is in three parts. The first part addresses how racist narratives about diverse peoples were formed in history, embedded institutionally, and manifest in each community. The second part challenges stereotypes by having each speaker address what they want law enforcement to know about their communities. The third part addresses what law enforcement can do with local communities to counter racism both interpersonally and institutionally and build an inclusive society based on mutual understanding and respect.
Available in 4-hour format.
This course is California POST- certified under #28440.
This course will enhance the understanding of law enforcement officers of the specific types of hate crimes Muslim Americans confront, the socio-political environment that leads to hate crimes against Muslim Americans, and the culturally responsive skills needed to respond to hate crimes effectively while working with Muslim American communities.
Available in 2 and 4-hour formats.
This course is California POST-certified under #23291.
ING Brochure for POST Trainings
Now more than ever, we need to foster stronger relationships, trust, and rapport between communities and law enforcement agencies, since both depend on each other for personal and public safety. To help achieve this, we want to help provide officers with cultural competency skills that will help them do an even better job in their day-to-day work, while building bridges and initiating community partnerships that they can depend on.
We recognize the important role and work of law enforcement, and we also want to help counter stereotypes about them while fostering relationships between them and the communities they serve.
To that end, consider hosting the following California POST-certified trainings:
- Working with Communities to Counter Racism #28440
- Available in a four-hour format, this training includes panelists representing Muslim, Jewish, Black, Asian, Latino/Hispanic and Indigenous communities.
- Responding to Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes #23291
- Available in two- and four-hour formats, this training includes one or more Muslim American speakers.
Both trainings are interactive and provide plenty of time to respond to questions as well as exercises to help practice and internalize what participants learn.
In the past few years, ING successfully completed over 60 in-person and virtual trainings with police departments across California, all of which earned incredibly positive feedback from the commanding officers and trainees.
To learn more about the courses and/or schedule a training, visit ING’s website at www.ing.org/dei_lawenforcement. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at [email protected].
Zachary Markwith, PhD
Deputy Director, Education
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Topics
Working to Make a Difference
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What Clients Say About ING Panels and Presentations
“I thought that the training was outstanding. It was relevant, informative, and engaging while remaining within the allotted time we gave you. I think this is a training all public officials could benefit from, and I learned a lot about Islam and Muslims that I did not know. Everything I learned can be put to practical use and will ensure that we continue to offer the highest standards of service to all members of our community.”
– Commander, Police Department, California
“I thought it was an extremely valuable training, especially in today’s day and age with all the misunderstandings and misperceptions of the Muslim community. I had a lot of takeaways, and I feel it will help my staff and me develop better relationships with the Muslim community and better respond to their needs. I highly recommend this training.”
– Captain, Police Department, California