Our goal is to train over 50,000 citizens between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 on the curriculum to improve citizen and police contact. Houston police officers, high school students, government officials, and citizens from every walk of life will receive this training to create better understanding, increase legitimacy and increase safety for all citizens and police officers.
Senate Bill 30 or the Community Safety Education Act addresses police and citizen interactions and calls for the State Board of Education, through the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to develop instructional materials for high schools students on how they, as future drivers, should respond when stopped by law enforcement. Training for recruits and veteran officers would include similar instructions on what they should expect from the driving public during a traffic stop and on proper law enforcement response; to include de-escalation techniques.
Flashing Lights: Creating Safe Interactions Between Citizens and Law Enforcement is a product of the Texas Community Safety Education Act (Senate Bill 30), passed by the 85th Texas Legislature. The goal of the act is to define the behavior and expectations of citizens and law enforcement during traffic interactions.
“We think it is going to be a great year bringing together the community and police as we see Senate Bill 30, The Community Safety Education Act as important legislation that brings safety to Texas.”
“Public safety is a community responsibility.” “Information is the number one thing officers need from the community to solve crime.”
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