Law Enforcement: Preventing & Responding to Anti-Muslim Bigotry

POST-Certified Cultural Diversity (IGP) Course # 1384-49200

Now Offered Online via Webinar!

Hate crimes against Muslim Americans have increased five-fold since 9/11! Even during the present pandemic, Islamophobic associations have been made linking Muslims, mosques, and the spread of the coronavirus.

Under the POST Innovations Grant, ING offers POST-certified courses for police officers and staff on preventing and responding to hate crimes against Muslim Americans in your locality. ING has over 25 years of experience successfully delivering seminars to law enforcement agencies. Our POST-certified courses are free of charge, designed in two-, four-, and eight-hour blocks, and are available to be delivered online via webinar or in-person across the state of California by our instructors, who are led by Maha Elgenaidi, a long-time POST advisor on hate crimes and cultural diversity training.

Course Description:

This course will help in preventing and responding to hate crimes against Muslim American communities. It will help police officers distinguish a real threat from a perceived threat that is based on pervasive stereotypes of Muslims today. It will also enhance an officer’s cultural competency skills when working with Muslim American communities, and build relationships by creating an understanding of this community, including their experiences with bigotry which is shared by other groups.

The course is in two parts. The first part covers Muslim American demographics, challenges confronting Muslim Americans in the current environment, and the consequences of those challenges, including hate crimes. The second part addresses cultural awareness and policing best practices for hate crime prevention and response as well as for day-to-day interactions with Muslim individuals and institutions.

Here’s what trainees had to say about this ING course:

  • “Excellent training, provided insight into a community that I haven’t been exposed to before.” – Police Officer, Los Gatos Police Dept., 2019
  • “This class has really helped open my awareness to the challenges that Muslim students are facing.” – Police Officer, San Jose State University Police Dept., 2019
  • “This ING seminar was very informative. I realized how much I didn’t know about the Muslim community and what I need to help create better relationships. Great seminar and great presenter.” –  Police officer, Santa Clara City Police Dept., 2019
  • “I can enthusiastically endorse the training given to my office by ING recently… It helped us see the many ways Muslim Americans can be victimized and harmed. It gave us tools to help us do our jobs and reach out to the Muslim community. I highly recommend the training to other law enforcement agencies.” – Santa Clara Deputy DA, David Angel, 2019

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

Course Lengths: 2, 4, and 8 hour courses
Number of Participants: 5 – 20+
Available: onsite or via live webinar

Instructor Bios:
Please see bios for all instructors here.

For More Information:
For information on POST’s site, click here.  Or, feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 408-296-7312, extension 160.

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