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On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution my community and the agency I serve. So help me God End to old ideas l Long Arm of the Law l Police vs. “the bad guys” l Kick Ass, Take Names - Not the philosophy for policing into the 21st century l Code of Silence is no longer tolerated l Officers have developed their own privately owned language (Cop Lingo) which might be judgmental and offensive to the community Cop Lingo l Attitude adjustment? l Physically harming a person to instill respect for the police l Routine call? l Service call with no extraordinary circumstances l Good Rape? l Rape with a credible victim Cop Lingo l Crispy Critter? l Arson or burn victim l Stiff? l Dead person l Road Kill? l Person who has died as the result of a crash l Pigeon? l Victim of a con artist Cop Lingo l Cop Groupie? l Woman who fraternizes with peace officers with the intention of having relationships with them l Bean Hole? l Food Port l Snitch? l Informant, good or bad Cop Lingo l Crack Head? l Addict l Dirt Bag? l Anyone officers don’t like l Puzzle Palace? l Headquarters l Dick? l Detective Cop Lingo l 548? l Calling someone an idiot by number (1096 = Mental patient) l Dime? l 10 years in jail or $10 in drugs l Dope? l Any illegal narcotics l Dirty? l Guilty of a crime Cop Lingo l Hoopty or P.O.S.? l Car in crappy shape l On the Box? l Lie Detector Test l Whacked? l Killed, hit, assaulted l Bunko? l Con artist & fraud What was the predominant ethnicity of the first American police officers. Why? Black History Month Handout l Read the handout in your group and decide on the possible negative/positive outcomes. l What questions do you have about the columnist who wrote the article? HUMAN DNA l If our DNA coding was stretched it would reach from New York to the California coastline. l Our DNA coding would fill 200 Manhattan size phonebooks with 1,000 pages each. l All 100,000 of your genes are crammed into the 23 pairs of chromosomes in the nucleus of each of your cells! HUMAN DNA share 99.5% of their l Children parents DNA lALL of God’s people share over 99% of the exact same DNA!!! PURPOSE OF TRAINING IN CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AND DIVERSITY l Pro-active approach enhances positive police-community relations l Reduces lawsuits l End to old ideas & myths l Improves professionalism & understanding Ohio’s Diversity l From 92 countries, 808 immigrants became new American citizens at Value City Arena in 2008. l In 2004, Ohio processed 14,211 citizenship applications, triple the number in 2003. l “Nationwide, 450,000 immigrants are expected to take the oath this year.” Diversity of the Dollar Bill? Who Was Haym Solomon? l Polish Jew – Savior of a Nation? l 1776 arrested as a spy as part of the Sons of Liberty, 18 months l Later sentenced to death but escaped l War Chest was empty l $25 million in today’s $ l Bailed out the U.S. several more times SENSITIVITY The ability to consider the feeling of others and address the party in a respectful and non-offensive manner CULTURAL AWARENESS l The opening of our minds and hearts to the ways of others l The mutual exchange of knowledge for the betterment of humanity Are people a product of their environment? Why is cultural awareness important to you as a Law Enforcement Official? A police officer pulled over a car for a traffic violation. The driver appeared to be non-American. He stopped, then got out of the car and approached the officer’s car, shouting and waving his arms. The officer wondered if this person was dangerous or unstable, preparing to attack him/her. In some cultures, you don’t inconvenience a police officer by making him/her get out of the car and come to you. Waiting for the officer or doing nothing is a tacit admission of guilt. In the context of the driver’s cultural norms, he was paying the officer the utmost respect by stepping out of the car. Waving his arms letting him know he is unarmed. Diversity in American Law Enforcement 1891 New York 1910 L.A. Alice Wells Marie Owens – Chicago PD l Detective sergeant in 1891 Bass Reeves l Born enslaved in 1838 in Crawford County, Arkansas l Fled north into Indian Territory and lived with Seminole and Creek Indians. l Reeves and his family farmed until 1875 l Recruited by Judge Isaac Parker & U.S. Marshal James Fagan in 1875 l Reeves arrested over 3,000 fugitives & killed at least 14 l At statehood became a member of the Muskogee, Oklahoma, police department at the age of 68 Dayton PD l First black police officer? l Patorlman William Jenkins 1897 l Lucius Rice 1909 Sgt. 1915 killed by gunfire 1939 Sheriff Collins female Sheriff in Ohio – What l First year? Understanding different life practices relating to race, religion, gender, age, physical ability/disability, sexual orientation, validity and integrity of those behaviors U.S. POPULATION As of Jan 11, 2006 U.S. 305,600,000 World 6,750,000,000 Source: http://www.census.gov THE WORLD’S POPULATION If we could shrink the earth’s population to the size of a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following: How Many Would There Be? l Europeans l How many l Asians males vs. l Africans females l How many white l From the Western vs. non-white Hemisphere l How many Christians vs. non-Christian THE WORLD’S POPULATION 57 Asians 21 Europeans 14 from the Western Hemisphere, both North and South 8 Africans THE WORLD’S POPULATION 52 would be Female 48 would be Male 70 would be non-white 30 would be white 70 would be non-Christian 30 would be Christian How Many Would There Be? l How many l How many can heterosexuals read? vs. homosexuals l How many have l How many will malnutrition? live in l How many have substandard a college housing? education? l How many will l How many own be wealthy? a computer? THE WORLD’S POPULATION 89 would be heterosexual 11 would be homosexual 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world’s wealth all 6 would be from the U.S. 80 would live in substandard housing THE WORLD’S POPULATION 70 would be unable to read 50 would suffer from malnutrition 1 would be near death 1 would be near birth 1 (only) would have a college education 1 would own a computer OHIO POPULATION TOP 10 COUNTIES, PERCENT CHANGE IN DEMOGRAPHICS 1990-2000 DELAWARE 64.3% WARREN 39.0% UNION 28.0% NOBLE 24.0% MEDINA 23.5% BROWN 20.9% FAIRFIELD 18.7% HOLMES 18.6% CLERMONT 18.5% VINTON 15.4% PROACTIVE APPROACH l REDUCED POLICE/COMMUNITY CONFLICT: pro-active organization promoting understanding of inter- cultural communication reduce community conflict and misunderstandings Police Code of Ethics Police Code of Ethics Police Code of Ethics POLICE CODE OF CONDUCT l PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF A POLICE OFFICER: A police officer acts as an official representative of government who is required and trusted to work within the law POLICE CODE OF CONDUCT l PERFORMANCE OF THE DUTIES OF A POLICE OFFICER: A police officer shall perform all duties impartially, without favor or affection or ill will and without regard to status, gender, race, religion, political belief or aspiration POLICE CODE OF CONDUCT l DISCRETION: A police officer will use responsibly, the discretion vested in the position and exercise it within the law l USE OF FORCE: A police officer will never employ unnecessary force or violence and will use only such force in the discharge of duty as is reasonable in all circumstances POLICE CODE OF CONDUCT l CONFIDENTIALITY: Whatever a police officer sees, hears or learns of that is of a confidential nature will be kept secret unless the performance of duty or legal provision requires otherwise l INTEGRITY: A police officer will not engage in acts of corruption or bribery nor will an officer condone such acts by other police officers POLICE CODE OF CONDUCT l COOPERATION WITH OTHER OFFICERS AND AGENCIES: Police officers will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice POLICE CODE OF CONDUCT l PERSONAL / PROFESSIONAL CAPABILITIES: Police officers will be responsible for their own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve their level of knowledge and competency l PRIVATE LIFE: Police officers will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to their agencies or themselves l An officer’s values and beliefs affect his/her conduct l An officer’s conduct affects community perception of the police department l Community perception affects an officer’s conduct l Understanding cultural differences makes our job easier DEFINITIONS RACISM Prejudice and/or discrimination against people based on the social construction of race. Differences in physical characteristics (e.g. skin color, hair texture, eye shape) are used to support a system of inequities. Sikhism l Monotheism - (Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Baha'i Faith) l 5th largest in the world l Principal beliefs are faith and justice l "Realization of Truth is higher than all else. Higher still is truthful living“ – Guru Nanak l God has no gender in Sikhism, God is “without form” Sikhism l Equality of all humans and rejects discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, and gender l A warrior culture with only 2% of India being Sikh; but make up nearly 30% of Indian Army officers l Traditional weapons like sabres and chakram/quoits still used l Congressional Medal of Honor, or equivelent, in every major war Tajdeep Singh Rattan “I am willing to lay down my life for America. In return, I ask only that my country respect my faith” RELIGIOUS BIGOTRY Prejudice and/or discrimination against people based on their religious beliefs and/or practices. HOMOPHOBIA/HETEROSEXISM Prejudice and/or discrimination against people who are or who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). While homophobia is usually used to describe a blatant fear or hatred of LGBT people, heterosexism is a broader term used to describe attitudes and behaviors based on the belief that heterosexuality is the norm and/or that homosexuality is wrong. STEREOTYPE An oversimplified generalization about a person or group of people without regard for individual differences. Even seemingly positive stereotypes that link a person or group to a specific positive trait can have negative consequences. ABELISM Prejudice and/or discrimination against people with mental and/or physical disabilities. AGEISM Prejudice and/or discrimination against people because of their real or perceived age. Although ageism is often assumed to be bias against older people, members of other groups, such as teens, are also targets of prejudice and/or discrimination based on their age. ANTI-SEMITISM Prejudice and/or discrimination against Jews. Anti-Semitism can be based on hatred against Jews because of their religious beliefs and their group membership (ethnicity). CLASSISM Prejudice and/or discrimination against people because of their real or perceived social and economic status. ISLAMOPHOBIA Prejudice and/or discrimination against people who are or who are perceived to be Muslim or of Arab descent, and a fear or dislike of Islamic culture. Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan SEXISM Prejudice and/or discrimination against people based on their real or perceived sex. Sexism is based on a belief (conscious or unconscious) that there is a natural order based on sex. XENOPHOBIA Prejudice and/or discrimination against anyone or anything that is perceived to be foreign or outside one’s own group, nation or culture. Xenophobia is commonly used to describe negative attitudes toward foreigners and immigrants. SILVESTRE S. HERRERA l Drafted in 1944 at the age of 27 with his 4 th child on the way. Lived in Arizona. l ...."Son, you don't have to go, they can't draft you” l Not an American citizen l Born in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico l Legally, Silvestre was a Mexican National and didn't owe service to SILVESTRE S. HERRERA l "I thought, I'm going anyway. I didn't want anybody to die in my place... I felt that I had my adopted country that had been so nice to me. I thought, I have an American wife and the kids and one on the way." l Part of the first American unit to have landed in Europe during World War II l Under heavy fire his one man charge captured 8 enemy soldiers. l When not in battle he studied to take his citizenship test! l Later they again came under fire by a machine gun nest taking countless American lives. They were separated by a mine field. l Alone Silvestre entered the mine field to attack the enemy. l A mine exploded severing his leg below the knee. l He attacked again and another mine exploded below him costing him his other leg. l Yet he continued to fight. l Silvestre's courage and fighting spirit became legendary, but it also presented the United States with a problem. The young hero still was not an American citizen. l He was asked if he wanted to call home to tell them he had survived the attack? l He is the only person in the world authorized to wear the Medal of Honor and Mexico's equivalent l Pro-active approach enhances and embraces positive police- community relations l Reduction in frequency of lawsuits l Greater personal/organizational benefits l End to old ideas l Police image & perception. approach enhances and l Pro-active embraces positive police- community relations Hindu l There is one God, with many manifestations in different religions- all lead to God l Eternal, unchanging, infinite, immanent, and transcendent reality which is the Divine Ground of all matter, energy, time, space, being, and everything beyond in this Universe l Brahman religious belief is just seen as different paths to the one god Hindu l Is Christianity much different? l Christians believe in angels, demons, and saints that are inferior to God l Christians do not consider these beings as gods, though they are sometimes the object of prayer and veneration. l Christians believe in the trinity All forms of prejudice can be both conscious (overt and intentional) and unconscious (tacit and based on assumptions and “norms”). ANTI-BIAS An active commitment to challenging prejudice, stereotyping and all forms of discrimination. BIAS An inclination or preference either for or against an individual or group that interferes with impartial judgment. BIGOTRY An unreasonable or irrational attachment to negative stereotypes and prejudices. DIVERSITY Means different or varied. The population of the United States is made up of people from diverse “races,” cultures and places. MULTICULTURAL Means many or multiple cultures. The United States is multicultural because its population consists of people from many different cultures. PREJUDICE Prejudging or making a decision about a person or group of people without sufficient knowledge. Prejudicial thinking is frequently based on stereotypes. CULTURE The patterns of daily life learned consciously and unconsciously by a group of people. These patterns can be seen in language, governing practices, arts, customs, holiday celebrations, food, religion, dating rituals and clothing, to name a few. DISCRIMINATION The denial of justice and fair treatment by both individuals and institutions in many arenas, including employment, education, housing, banking and political rights. Discrimination is an action that can follow prejudicial thinking.
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