HBCU Community and Law Enforcement Strategize to Strengthen Relations

HBCU Community and Law Enforcement Strategize to Strengthen Relations
Posted at 1:19 PM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 08:28:38-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) Florida A&M University students and faculty along with staff from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) around the state, discuss ways to strengthen the relationship between the community and law enforcement.

Wednesday evening, each group at the workshop came up with strategies that law enforcement and the community can do to best serve one another.

Criminal Justice faculty and students from FAMU, Bethune-Cookman University and other HBCU's from around the state, compiled a list of problems they've encountered with law enforcement.

FAMU Chief of Police Terence Calloway, says workshops like this one give people the opportunity to express their positive or negative experiences with law enforcement, in order for a better future.

"It gives our students an opportunity to meet with the police department, to learn the real that goes on with the police department as opposed to seeing something and forming their own opinions," said Chief Calloway. "They can see it first hand now.

Organizers say the report from this workshop will serve as a road map for local law enforcement and community leaders to strengthen their bond and to measure the progress.