Video | August 5, 2015

Students and Cops Talk About Improving Police-Youth Relations

At a teen town hall, teens and police discuss strategies for bridging the divide between young people and law enforcement

How can police and youth improve relations in their communities? At a teen town hall in Indianapolis, young people talked with the law enforcement leaders of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids about strategies to help bridge the divide and develop solutions to effective youth and community policing.

Here are five takeaways from the teen town hall:

1. Youth must present themselves as the best example of right

2. Youth can actively work to eliminate themselves as a threat to law enforcement

3. Police and youth must both work to build relationships with each other.

4. Youth must give law enforcement reasons to view them positively

5. Youth and police must both understand the decisions they make today may help tomorrow

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