March 2011

Guest Editor: Jennifer Styles, IACP

Multicultural outreach by law enforcement is a critical component of successful community policing. With evolving demographics and an influx of immigrants in the United States, law enforcement officers must identify and implement ways to communicate with all members of their communities. The best way to increase law enforcement officers’ ability to perform their professional duties effectively is to seek and obtain the cooperation of those they serve. Ultimately,  cooperation is built on mutual trust and understanding, especially where individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures are concerned. Cover image courtesy of contributing authors.