Building Trust and Legitimacy in Police-Community Relations

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The Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services sponsored the “Building Trust and Legitimacy in Police – Community Relations Forum” at Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia on July 30, 2015. This event brought together nearly 200 law enforcement executives, community stakeholder, legislators, prosecutors and criminal justice partners. The forum provided a foundation for law enforcement agencies across the Commonwealth of Virginia as they continue to strengthen and build sustainable community relations and are confronted with difficult questions relating to the state of police-community relations and culturally responsive policing.

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