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File #: 2021-2199    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 11/16/2021 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action: 11/30/2021
Enactment date: 11/30/2021 Enactment #: 836
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution recommending that the Department of Public Safety and the Bureau of Police participate in Movement Forward, Inc.'s programs One Congregation One Precinct ("OneCOP") initiative and National Faith & Blue Weekend.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Indexes: MISCELLANEOUS
Title
Resolution recommending that the Department of Public Safety and the Bureau of Police participate in Movement Forward, Inc.'s programs One Congregation One Precinct ("OneCOP") initiative and National Faith & Blue Weekend.

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Whereas, the One Congregation One Precinct ("OneCOP") Initiative, Movement Forward's signature program, facilitates positive, ongoing partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and diverse congregations of every faith tradition; and,

Whereas, this includes organizing various crime and violence prevention/solving efforts, hosting public safety briefings, providing cultural and sensitivity training, conducting officer appreciation events, holding community safety workshops, and hosting forums focused on bettering the relationship between cops and citizens; and,

Whereas, in light of tensions currently felt between many civilians and law enforcement professionals, leaders in every relevant sector must work cooperatively to improve and strengthen relationships between officers and citizens before an explosive scenario occurs in their local communities; and,

Whereas, the purpose of this innovative effort is to curb mounting tensions between citizens and law enforcement officers by building partnerships and mutual understanding, as well as establishing a structured framework for the public to assist law enforcement efforts. Most major national law enforcement groups (e.g.: National Sheriffs' Association, Fraternal Order of Police, National Police Foundation, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, et.al.) are collaborating with and have signed on to participate in OneCOP; and,

Whereas, the One Congregation One Precinct (OneCOP) model is a proactive rather than reactive approach to addressing tensions around police-involved incidents as well as ongoing crime and violence in local communities; and,

Whereas, OneCOP has several objectives that incorporate the six pillars outlined by the former Task Force on 21s...

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