Road Map Action 7
Support and promote training opportunities to build understanding and end stigmatization between vulnerable people and law enforcement personnel.
Road Map Timeline: Years 1 - 5
EPE Strategy priority alignment: #7 - Decriminalize poverty.
TRAINING TO END STIGMATIZATION
Initiative Lead Organization:
CITY OF EDMONTON CITIZEN SERVICES SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, EDMONTON POLICE SERVICE
Edmonton Police Service is now including Working with Indigenous Communities: Historic Trauma as part of their mandatory training, and is exploring the use of other crime simulators. Over 55% of the EPS has received the mandatory training already.
A committee called Fair for Youth (F4Y) has been formed, comprised of enforcement officers (transit, bylaw and EPS) and organizations serving people that are particularly vulnerable. This group has organized four relationship-building events over the last several months which youth and enforcement officers participated in together. The group is currently exploring training approaches/models that would build mutual understanding and respect.
Public and MEDIA INQUIRY CONTACT:
City of Edmonton: 311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: August 8, 2018