Building Bridges & Breaking Biases: Collaborating with Public Safety and Local Community Groups

By Jason Porter, senior vice president, FirstNet Program at AT&T

Empathy leads to change. Change starts with us.

Recent national discussions on police reform have been largely focused on federal and state legislative initiatives, however the foundation for meaningful common-ground reform begins locally and requires collaboration between local communities and their law enforcement agencies. And National Faith & Blue Weekend (NFBW), taking place Oct. 9-12, strives to do just that by connecting law enforcement and residents to find common ground through collaborative and respectful communication via local houses of worship.

The NFBW initiative is based on the premise that strong communities are built on mutual respect and understanding. By reinforcing the connections between public safety professionals and the communities they serve, this national program aims to help build bridges and break biases locally. And it’s why all of us at FirstNet, Built with AT&T, are honored to support this groundbreaking event. Activities include community dialogue, service projects and other interactive experiences to help foster ongoing, authentic and mutual community-law enforcement trust.  READ MORE

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