LRPD Recruits Hear From the LGBT Community

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Little Rock police recruits are learning more about protecting and serving the LBGT community. The lessons are not only coming from workbooks and drills, but from members of the community. 

LGBT leaders say the dialogue between them and officers is just as vital as the techniques officers will learn in their training.

The LGBT panel discussed bias and it’s affect on LGBT civilians. 

Dozens of recruits listened to stories about hardships and experiences that can arise to those they are swearing to protect. Officers say by providing knowledge and scenarios from different groups, they believe recruits will be able protect their city better. 

“It gives me more insight into their community and it’s easier to help them that way,” said LRPD recruit Rachel Alexander.

Authorities say this panel is one of many. They are hoping to bring in minority groups along with religious communities to speak to the future officers.

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