To provide additional practical guidance from the field, Vera staff gathered resources from the 10 agencies profiled in the EPIC report. These include links to electronic copies of program documents, such as policies for serving immigrant communities, curricula for training law enforcement and community members, and podcasts housed on the COPS website. It is our hope that the resources listed below will prove useful tools for police departments around the country looking to build relationships with their local immigrant communities.

Citizens’ Police Academies
Community Advisory Councils and Committees
Community Education on Laws and Police Practices
Community Feedback
Community Outreach
Job Descriptions
Law Enforcement Training
Policies and Procedures
Audio Podcasts 

Listen to podcasts accompanying this report on the COPS website as part of The Beat podcast series.

  • Tips from a police community liaison on getting the trust and support of multilingual communities and sworn officers
    Monique Drier, Community Liaison, Brooklyn Center Police Department
  • Practical tips for doing outreach to multicultural communities
    Robin Martinson, Community Liaison, Brooklyn Park Police Department
  • Working with the community in addressing sensitive topics 
    Brian Kyes, Chief of Police, Chelsea Police Department
  • Ensuring continuity in community policing initiatives during police agency transitions
    Sergio Fidelis, Police Officer, Clearwater Police Department
  • Effectively using radio for community outreach
    Rafael Fernandez, Sergeant, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
  • Tips for selecting a good research partner
    James Stormes, Colonel, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
  • Practical foreign language instruction for officers
    Jesse Guardiola, Police Officer, Tulsa Police Department