AZUSA PD to Train Officers
Azusa, Ca. Â More than 70 Azusa Police Department officers and key city personnel have signed up to train on how to implement the broken windows conceptÂthe basis of community policing trainingÂin their local communities, through a specialized community policing training organized by the Edmund G. ÂPatÂ Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. This specialized training program, the first of its kind at the City of Azusa offered through two one-day workshops, aims to instruct officers on how to implement community-based policing principles, apply sophisticated problem-solving techniques, and build partnerships throughout diverse communities.
Training will be held on Wednesday, February 19, and Wednesday, February 26, at the Azusa Police Department, located at 725 North Alameda Avenue, Azusa, CA, 91702-2562.
ÂThe City of Azusa worked tirelessly to bring this program to its officers,Â said Taffany Lim, program coordinator. ÂAzusa PD has had its officers participate in our program at Cal State L.A. in the past, and I think that the department has really seen the value of the training,Â added Lim.
The PBIÂs Community Policing Training program was created in 1997, through a grant from the Ahmanson Foundation. The Institute has since hosted 11 classes, each with approximately 25 participants. More than 275 alumni have successfully completed the course.
ÂAt a time when law enforcement must find new methods of addressing rising crime rates and criminal activity, community policing could be a key solution because it involves building partnerships,Â said Lim.
The Edmund G. ÂPatÂ Brown Institute of Public Affairs (PBI), located on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles, is a non-profit, non-partisan center for applied public policy research and community engagement. At its core, PBI is committed to furthering the urban policy legacies of former California Governor Pat Brown (1959-1967). The Community Policing Training is one of the many programs offered through the Pat Brown Institute.
For more information about the Pat Brown InstituteÂs Azusa PD training, contact Taffany Lim at (626) 398-9994 or the Pat Brown Institute at (323) 343-3770.
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