Miami Police Department Partnering With Miami Heat to Facilitate Diversity Training – NBC 6 South Florida
Thursday, the Miami Heat announced a partnership with the Miami
Police Department aimed at positively impacting interactions between law enforcement
and minority communities.
The partnership, in conjunction with the national non-profit
Dedication to Community, will help administer specialized training aimed at
building trust and addressing implicit bias and racism.
“We recognize both the
opportunity and the obligation to utilize our platform to serve as a bridge
between law enforcement and the community,” said HEAT Group CEO Nick Arison.
“We believe the key to making progress in the fight for social justice requires
honest and ongoing difficult conversations leading to action.”
training that allows us to grow further in the community is something that
we’ll always be interested in. We have a great relationship with the
community that we serve and we want to show them that we’re committed to
keeping that trust,” added Miami Police Department Chief Jorge Colina.
partnership will begin with a pilot program training several officers with a
long term goal of training many, if not the entirety, of the Miami Police
“Dedication To Community is
excited about this first-of-its-kind partnership,” said founder and CEO M.
Quentin Williams. “Communities across the globe are calling for action,
and this collaboration offers new and creative ways to evolve society beyond
just rhetoric. This is what action looks like.”
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