Law Enforcement Officers Undergo Diversity Training

September 11, 2003

Source: San Antonio Express-News

On September 11, 2003 San Antonio Express-News reported on "a series of classes [held in San Antonio, Texas] titled 'Law Enforcement Training with Diverse Cultures After 9-11.' [The courses] range from an overview of officer mediation skills and civil rights issues to making sure that authorities are up-to-date on what constitutes hate crimes and racial profiling, organizers said. The classes are sponsored by the Alamo Area Regional Law Enforcement Academy and the U.S. Justice Department...'We just want to make sure that our officers know enough about the Muslim faith and Arab Americans so that they're adequately prepared to handle an incident that might involve an Arab American,' Sanchez said. [A course led by Azra Hussain, a member of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona,] was part history and part religious study, but perhaps most importantly, it was a course on cultural understanding of the 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide and 4 million to 7 million in the United States."

See also: Islam