CAHRO is a strong advocate for community policing as a vehicle for preventing conflicts between law enforcement agencies and the communities they are charged with serving. If police agencies have a strong positive relationship helping neighborhoods address causes of crimes by providing resources and support we believe they will establish avenues of communication that will prevent major conflicts from escalating.
Hidden racial stereotypes, marginalized communities, and decades of distrust put both the police and the people they serve in danger. Can science provide the tools to defuse these tensions?
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