COPS Office Publishes Video, Guidebook About Law Enforcement Services in Arlington
By Arlington Police Department
Posted on August 14, 2018, August 14, 2018

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Arlington Police Sgt. VaNessa Harrison and a community member at Arlington's 2016 National Night Out. Photo Credit: Not In Our Town

The U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) in coordination with Not In Our Town (NIOT) published a compelling piece about the way law enforcement services are provided in Arlington.

The publication and video,"Arlington, TX: A Community Policing Story," provides a glimpse into our department's handling of a series of tragedies. The video and guidebook serves as a resource for police departments to learn from the Arlington experience, and to provide an overview of community policing initiatives and how the Arlington Police Department institutes procedural justice and trust building in the greater community.

The film Arlington, TX: A Community Policing Story, which runs for 28 minutes, examines the challenges of policing in the 21st century, particularly at a time when the public has been increasingly examining the state of policing in America and effective relationships between law enforcement and communities of color.

"The basic relational bridge is the glue that keeps communities together when they're dealing with circumstances that nobody wants to go through," said Police Chief Will Johnson."Our department truly cares about our citizens and the health of our community." The film incorporates a variety of interviews and key segments detailing the department's community policing philosophy and handling of several major incidents.

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