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ACPD to Hand Out Bilingual Pocket Guides on Interacting with Officers

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Release from the Albemarle County Police Department:

Albemarle County police officers want to make sure you feel comfortable and know what to do when you interact with them on the street, especially if there is ever a language barrier.

The ACPD has teamed up with the African American Pastors Council and The Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to create a pocket guide titled: Building Trust and Cooperation: A Guide to Interacting with Law Enforcement.

The literature takes a person through what to do during a traffic stop, and how to broach immigration status, to some basic knowledge about searches, and being placed under arrest. The goal of the pocket guide is to promote public safety and respectful interaction amongst our officers and communities. We want to focus on building a trustful rapport with the citizens through those interactions.

There is an English and Spanish version and they will be handed out during special events throughout the year.

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