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Bridging the Language Divide: Promising Practices for Law Enforcement

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Published Date
February, 2009

Police officers in many areas interact almost daily with people who do not read, speak, or understand English well. To meet this challenge, a growing number of police agencies are developing programs to effectively communicate with diverse communities. This report describes the most promising practices, highlighting model programs developed by six police agencies from around the country. It also includes practical resources to help other agencies adapt or replicate the program.