Law enforcement seeks input, offers crime prevention at workshop

JACKSON – The City of Jackson Police Department’s (JPD) Crime Prevention Unit in conjunction with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department is presenting a Multicultural Awareness Training workshop in hopes of better communicating with the population the department serves. This training is free and open to the public.
“We are seeking a diverse population to give out helpful crime prevention information as well as to listen to concerns,” wrote Officer Jeremey Gordon, a crime prevention specialist, in an invitation to the event.
Those who attend will learn about safety, crime prevention and rescources available to them in the event of a crime. Spanish-speakers are welcome and encouraged to attend. Members of the Catholic Charities Migrant Resource Center are supporting this training effort.
Earlier this year the center’s director Teresita Turner told Mississippi Catholic immigrants are sometimes reluctant to report crimes.
She has been working with law enforcement agencies throughout the state to educate people about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to helping police catch criminals.
Officers also want to hear how they can better serve people.
The training is set for Wednesday, August 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the Jackson Police Training Academy, 3000 St. Charles Street in Jackson. For details or questions contact the JPD patrol operations at 601-960-1808 or the Sheriff’s Department at 601-974-2900.