Law Enforcement Seminar Overview

Cultural Diversity Seminar for Law Enforcement Leaders

Designed for police chiefs, sheriffs and other command-level personnel and senior administrators, this seminar titled, “Developing Cultural Competency: Working with American Muslim Communities” provides valuable information and resources for increasing awareness of the impact of the current environment, enhancing cultural competency skills, and developing relationships with American Muslim communities.

“Hate crimes merit a priority response. [We recommend agencies] complement tough laws and vigorous enforcement with education and training initiatives designed to reduce prejudice.” – Confronting the New Faces of Hate: Hate Crimes in America, 2009 Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund (LCCREF)

Law Enforcement Seminar: Developing Cultural Competency: Working with American Muslim Communities

The purpose of this diversity seminar is to provide law enforcement officers with a picture of the challenges faced by American Muslims in the current environment as well as suggestions for better serving this community. This seminar begins with a description of the impact of anti-Muslim bigotry, including hate crimes. The seminar then provides a better understanding of American Muslims and their faith and practices. The seminar also suggests non-emergency protocols for interaction with both individuals and community institutions and provides law enforcement leaders the opportunity to share their policies and experiences serving Muslim communities. The seminar concludes with a discussion of opportunities for cooperation.


  • Improved awareness and understanding of the current environment and its impact on Muslim communities.
  • Prevention of hate crimes and harassment through increased reporting.
  • Cultural awareness and development of cultural competency skills as they relate to working with American Muslims and their institutions.
  • Increased rapport, greater trust and improved communication channels between law enforcement agencies and Muslim communities and institutions.
  • Improved law enforcement skills and public relations for the police department.
  • Enhanced security and public safety for the community and officers.
  • Compliance with Senate Bill 1102 and other mandates requiring law enforcement officer training.

Police chiefs, captains, lieutenants and sergeants; senior detectives, investigators and staff; sheriffs and deputy sheriffs; other law enforcement administrators and leaders; police officers.

Workshop Length: 2 – 4 hours
Number of Participants: 20 or more
Available: onsite or via webinar

For More Information
Contact us at [email protected] or 408-296-7312, extension 160. To schedule a seminar, please complete the form below.

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