Lakeland, FL, October 29, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- In the wake of events in Ferguson, Missouri and other outbreaks of violence and protest, local law enforcement agencies are being scrutinized by the public-at-large. This is a highly charged time economically, politically, and socially. It’s also an opportune moment for examining the need for diversity and sensitivity training in law enforcement agencies.
SLS Publications is pleased to announce one such remedy. SLS is launching a web-based cross-cultural training program titled Insights into Hispanic Behavior for U.S. Law Enforcement.
Hispanics are the fastest growing minority in the U.S. There are Latino communities cropping up in the least expected places, driving the need for bicultural literacy. Author Dr. Lori Madden explains, “You don’t have to be bilingual to protect or interact positively with Latin American immigrant communities. You need to understand cultural behaviors. Learning what makes another group tick and leveraging that knowledge can make you the hero instead of the scary uniform.”
Insights into Hispanic Behavior delivers more than diversity training. It provides practical advice from fellow officers. The program is the result of thorough research and interviews with law enforcement officers. Topics include accurate identification and processing of individuals; reading body language; the relationship between drugs, gangs, and the Latino community; recognizing signs of human trafficking; eliciting witness cooperation; education and outreach; …there’s even a crash course in Santeria!
The Insights certificate program awards twelve in-service hours and retails for $65.00. Register at www.SLSModules.com. Contact SLS at 727-530-1438 for discounted bulk pricing. For more information, visit www.SLSPublications.com/lawenforcement.