Thursday, November 8, 2012

COPS & Community Workshop

The Chester Police Department (CPD), and the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) have joined together through the Support of Widener University to develop a training program designed to help the CPD enhance their relationship with community residents. The grant will provide training in community leadership and communication. 

The National Coalition Building Institute is a leadership development organization that has was established in 1984.  

The workshops will provide a unique opportunity to develop new relationships and seek collaborative solutions to interactions between law enforcement and the community. Together police & residents will do the following:

Recognize triggers and other obstacles that prevent building relationships with community members.

Appreciate the power of personal stories from community members and police to gain insight into their experiences

Listen for and respect the emotional content in what community members express.

Use a practical conflict resolution process to find common ground in dealing with an issue that would otherwise lead to continuing tension

Acquire a toolbox of ways to improve interpersonal communication by decreasing defensiveness, with particular attention to tone of voice and body language.

Help increase safety for community members and law enforcement.  

When: Thursday November 15, 2012 from
5:30 pm to 9 pm 
Where: Community Hospital 2600 West 9th St.
Southwest Conference Room
 Chester, Pa. 19013 

After a series of workshops are completed; a resource team of both police and residents will be formed and afforded a 3 day training of trainers to further continue the work of police and community relations.  Please take advantage of the opportunity to help and develop the Chester Community Policing Program.

To register on line go to Events

or email Guillermo Lopez at or text your name, email, and phone to (484) 450.6224
You must register in advance!

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