Action Ridge Impact on Equity in Law Enforcement

Action Ridge is having an impact on equity in law enforcement in Park Ridge, as evidenced by the three cultural competency training workshops provided by the Park Ridge Police Department in June.

The Park Ridge Police Department (PRPD) works with volunteer citizens groups on various initiatives, including carrying out patrols when the department deems it necessary. While Action Ridge continues to evaluate the propriety of this surveillance, the group suggested to Chief Frank Kaminski during a recent general meeting dedicated to policing that the citizen groups should have training in implicit bias and other issues related to equity. This past month, PRPD offered three cultural competency training opportunities to the citizens groups. Thirty-one volunteers took part in the training. The ability to dialogue with the police department will continue to be valuable as Action Ridge works to ensure fairness, equity, and decency related to policing in Park Ridge.

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