Law Enforcement and the Transgender Community

Local and state officers gathered at USM Long Beach for a workshop on law enforcement and the transgender community.
The main purpose of the training session was to teach officers how to effectively communicate and work with members of the transgender community. Instructors emphasized the importance of being proactive rather than reactive. The idea is to turn any potentially negative interaction into the most positive outcome possible between officers and the transgender community.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Cindy Eldridge said, “We’re hoping that law enforcement will feel free to ask us questions so that we can just have a conversation to help them collaborate with these groups of people as opposed to always being adversaries. They don’t have to be adversaries. We’re hoping that we can build relationships here today and build collaboration between law enforcement, our office and the transgender community.”
This is the first time this training has been done in Mississippi.

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