APD Annual Reports - 2018 Annual Report - Page 21

Racial Reconciliation Summit – Police Chief Will Johnson attended this forum that seeks to address violence in the community through peace and reconciliation with members of the community. Mayor Jeff Williams was on hand to advance the vision of his Kindness Initiative. Project Connect – The department received grant funding to conduct citizen outreach with the local Muslim community. Officers attend meetings at local mosques where they present public safety information to educate attendees on the role of First Responders. Topics have included traffic stops, fire safety, online safety and how to connect with beat officers. The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, working alongside Global Ties U.S. and the U.S. Department of State, recommended the Arlington Police Department to host a group of senior law enforcement officials from Mexico for a project called the U.S.-Mexico Police Professionalization Exchange Program (PPEP). The officials traveled from around Mexico to discuss Arlington Police Department’s best practices in community policing, procedural justice, mentoring programs, and our internal communications. Arlington, Texas Police Department | 21