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.