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The website is a place for the public and and police to share ideas and opinions.

By engaging citizens, strengthening local communities and fostering democracy through dialogue with local police departments, the site is meant to help law enforcement agencies serve and protect everyone fairly.

Sponsored by the Ethical Humanist Society Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, Communities and Police Talk is designed to foster communication between civilians and police.

Our focus is on the Nassau County Police Department and the more than one dozen smaller police departments in Nassau County.

We encourage others to adapt this website to suit their own community needs.

The website is offered as a forum for the sharing of ideas and opinions among the public, the police and other law enforcement agencies, and students in the fields of criminal justice, psychology, sociology and human rights.

By engaging citizens, strengthening local communities and fostering democracy through dialogue with local police departments, the website is designed to help law enforcement agencies that serve and protect everyone fairly.

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said, it is essential “to connect communities . . . with police and back with government.” The US Department of Justice says that the fundamental tenet of successful police-community relations involves open communication between the two.

Through the comments, forums and links on this site, a bridge is provided to make those connections more effective. Communities and Police Talk provides an avenue for improving ties between the police and residents through productive dialogue, constructive criticism and education.

The Department of Justice writes, “The fundamental tenet of any successful police-community relations effort must necessarily involve an open channel of communication between the police and the public. Once established, a communications vehicle should be further developed to ensure that the channel remains open.”

Civilians and law enforcement can post information and comments, offer critiques and compliments, and in other ways foster a discourse through social media that brings communities and police into a productive relationship of mutual respect rooted in a democratic society.

 

This article has 2 comments

  1. I welcome this website as a step forward in community police relations at a time when there is so much distrust and misunderstanding.
    I look forward to it being an important conduit that will increase respect and integrity among the individuals who will participate.

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This web site is offered as a forum for the sharing of ideas and opinions among the citizens of Long Island and professionals, academics, and students in the fields of social studies including criminal justice, psychology and sociology. The opinions and statements expressed on this site are entirely those of the individuals posting them and do not reflect the positions of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island, the site sponsor. This is not an official web site of any governmental agency and reporting personal experiences here will not satisfy any legal requirements of appropriately filing notices with proper agencies. This site is not intended to provide legal advice or to offer authoritative statements about the law or governmental policy on which a reader may rely for personal needs. Anyone seeking legal advice and counsel must consult appropriate professionals such as licensed attorneys and other counsellors. The Nassau County Bar Association maintains a lawyer referral service which can be contacted at (516) 747-4832 or by email at lawyerreferral@nassaubar.org.