Learning about diversity and de-escalation tactics is part of
training in Texas
from Houston Public Media
One of the measures the Houston Police Department has taken recently is a tour of the city to teach cadets about its diversity. The tour makes stops in African-American, Asian, Latino and Muslim neighborhoods. Assistant Chief Charlie Vazquez, who oversees the Professional Development Command at HPD, says learning about Houston's diversity is useful for the cadets because they are introduced to members of the community who can help them establish trust in the groups they will be working with and that is a trust that eventually should lead to more effective policing.
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