Police to work with Aboriginal community through information sessions.
Police to work with Aboriginal community through information sessions. Alistair Brightman

Forging better relationships between Aboriginal community and police

INFORMATION sessions to discuss ways police and Aboriginal people can work together will be hosted by the Richmond LAC next week in the hope of creating stronger, safer communities.

The sessions will take place at various locations within the command, each day, from Monday next week (16 May 2016) through until Thursday (19 May 2016).

The sessions are being conducted as part of the NSW Police Aboriginal Strategic Direction which is a blueprint for how LACs engage and interact with Aboriginal communities.

Meaningful outcomes

The policy aims to build strong relationships between police and Aboriginal people, and deliver meaningful outcomes for their local communities.

It has four key priority areas:

1) to ensure community safety;

2) improve communication and understanding between police and Aboriginal people;

3) reduced involvement and improved safety of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system;

4) and reduction and diversion from harm.

Session times

Monday 16 May 2016

10.30am: Coraki Community Hall (63 Surry Street, Coraki)

Tuesday 17 May 2016

10.30am: Bunjum Aboriginal Co-Op (Tamar Street, Ballina)

Wednesday 18 May 2016

10am: Aunty Fay Room at Lismore TAFE (Conway Street, Lismore)

Thursday 19 May 2016

9am: Country Women’s Association (Court Street, Tabulam)

11am: Jubulam Land Council (38 Gundingbo Avenue, Tabulam)

3pm: Casino Cultural Community Centre (Walker Street, Casino)

For more information about NSW Police Force’s Aboriginal Strategic Direction (2012 -2017), visit this link: http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/about_us/policies__and__procedures/policies/aboriginal_strategic_direction



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