Policing in the Era of #metoo

The spotlight on the damaging effects of sexual harassment in the workplace has never been more glaring. The recent firing of prominent media figures such as Harvey Weinstein and Matt Laeur has shed much needed light on a topic that women and men...

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An Officer Speaks: An Interview with Mike Grodzinski

I asked police officers to help me decide on the content for the Badges2Bridges program. Mike Grodzinski, Program Advisor to Badges2Bridges, was candid with me about the realities of policing. Mike is a retired police officer with 30 years...

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What is Effective Cross-Cultural Policing?

As I conducted research with police officers for the development of the Badges2Bridges cross-cultural training program, I was surprised to learn that officers receive little diversity training. In fact, while some police service organizations may...

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Dr. Anita Jack-Davies, Program Founder

As a Workplace Diversity Consultant I often work with clients in charge of DEI (diversity, equity & inclusion). I was moved to develop the Badges2Bridges program after working with Alan. Alan was a new Staff Sergeant in charge of a new DEI unit at his police service. When we first met to talk about how I might support his work, I could tell that he was not only nervous about his new role, but unsure about this new world of cross-cultural understanding that I was asking him to know. Keeping Alan in mind, I set out to create a program that he, and other officers like him, could use as a resource as they develop and implement DEI measures for their organizations. Alan was trained as a police officer. The DEI sector was new to him. He wanted to do well, even though he knew that he was embarking on training in a new sphere that took him out of his comfort zone. Alan and I worked together on a few DEI projects over a two year timeframe. With each project, I learned from Alan in the same way that he learned from me. I watched as his confidence and commitment to DEI measures increased. Eventually, Alan was promoted because it was clear that his commitment to DEI issues extended far beyond his role. Looking back on his growth, I realized that other officers and leaders also need support in their DEI efforts. It is my hope that they will turn to Badges2Bridges as a training resource that will supplement what they already receive at the police college and in their annual training.

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