Recognizing the critical role law enforcement and community leaders play in responding to hate crimes, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) have come together to launch a new effort that will significantly strengthen the continuing dialogue on this serious issue. Through the establishment of an advisory committee, “Enhancing the Response to Hate Crimes,” the IACP and the Lawyers’ Committee will lead a discussion about ways to break down barriers and strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and communities that too often are the targets of hate crimes. Learn more.
Stop Hate Action Toolkit: Law Enforcement Response to Hate
The Stop Hate Project and Not In Our Town partnered to launch a series of action kits that provide specific action steps that law enforcement can take in combatting hate. Click here to learn more.
The Stop Hate Project partnered with Not In Our Town (NIOT) to create this pamphlet, “Law Enforcement Standing Against Hate.” This pamphlet outlines the importance of hate crime reporting, and provides 5 things law enforcement can do to improve the response to hate crimes, including ongoing community engagement. Click here to download the pamphlet. For hard copies, please e-mail NoHate@lawyerscommittee.org.
Tips for Law Enforcement: Advancing Public Safety Through Effective Response to Counter Protest Action In Response to Hate and Bias Motivated Protests.
The Lawyers’ Committee partnered with The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) to create “5 Tips for Law Enforcement: Advancing Public Safety Through Effective Response to Counter Protest Action In Response to Hate and Bias Motivated Protests.” The guide can be downloaded here. More resources on the right to protest can be found at www.8449nohate.org/protest.