The BCCLEC was formed in August of 2016 as a response by members of the Beaver County community to the high profile police shootings involving unarmed black males and the killing of policemen around the country. This coalition is comprised of community leaders and law enforcement officials from all over Beaver County.
Mission: To ease tension between community and police by enhancing communication; renewing trust, addressing safety concerns, eliminating faulty assumptions, elusive and ambiguous behavior.
Purpose: To develop education and engagement campaigns to build trust and improve relationships between the community and the police.
- To Promote and encourage cultural competency training for officers while expanding the community’s understanding of practices and policies of Beaver County law enforcement.
- To support and encourage youth and Beaver County law enforcement officials to develop a healthy and successful relationship.
- To promote and encourage community members and law enforcement officials to participate in events and workshops that promote public safety.
- To foster goodwill and trust between community members and law enforcement officials.
- To encourage police recruitment in the African American community.
- To continue an open and respectful dialogue about crime prevention, public safety, and shared concerns of both law enforcement and the community.
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For more information contact Shon Owens (724) 378-2882 Ext. 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org