Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Police Recruits Receiving Cultural Sensitivity Training Before Hitting Streets

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Police Recruits Receiving Cultural Sensitivity Training Before Hitting Streets
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

Police recruits are receiving cultural sensitivity training before they hit city streets.

Twelve hundred New York City police recruits are spending four days at the famous Apollo Theater hearing from religious officials, community activists and even NY1 political anchor Errol Louis.

The speakers discussed the current state of police-community relations and their own personal experiences with the police.

With a nod to the controversial practice of stop-and-frisk, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said that training like this is meant to make sure the relationship between the community and NYPD is good.

"You'll get a refresher course on the procedure of stopping and questioning individuals, emphasize, as you've heard before, the difference between racial profiling and criminal profiling," Kelly said. "Understanding these aspects of policing, and understanding the community that you serve, is really at the heart of our job. It's fundamental."

The recruits are set to graduate on December 27.

10.11.12.244 ClientIP: 23.23.22.200, 23.62.6.63, 10.48.37.118 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP