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Phoenix Police Officers To Receive 'Cultural Competency' Training

Published: Friday, May 1, 2015 - 4:10pm
Updated: Monday, May 4, 2015 - 2:23pm
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The Phoenix Police Department is going to be embarking on a new training program for its officers.

Matt Whitaker, the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at ASU, will be leading the training on what he calls “cultural competency.”

Matt Whitaker is Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at ASU, and a Foundation Professor of History. He expects it’ll take up to 18 months to train all Phoenix police officers.

For another perspective on this program, we turn to Adriana Garcia-Maximiliano - she’s project coordinator with Phoenix-based Center for Neighborhood Leadership.

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