CJ 120 Professional Practices Example

Professional Practice: Understanding the Public

Description of Practice: Reconciliation is a professional practice in which police officers and citizens of
the community come together and have discussions regarding their history with one another. They also
discuss any grievances or misconceptions they may have, in an effort to help reconcile the relationship.

Possible Outcomes:

 Helps both sides see where they contribute to the negative interactions/communication

 Helps both sides understand each other and their position

 Helps build trust and partnerships

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