Expanding your knowledge and practice of cultural competence in your communities
To serve and protect.
The phrase seems so simple, but to anyone who has responded to a call knows that in the real world, things are a lot more complicated. One complicating factor is a need for cultural competence and the ability to interact effectively across lines of difference, whether those differences be gender, class, race or any of the many dimensions that make each of us who we are. The better each officer is at working across those lines, the more likely each officer is to serve and protect their community, their partners, fellow officers, and ultimately themselves. Our goal is to provide you with tools to make it most likely that everyone makes it home safe and sound to their family and loved ones at the end of every watch.
Moving Past Implicit Bias Toward Conscious Inclusion
The Kaleidoscope Group and Paradigm Public Affairs have joined forces to deliver full-service consultancy to law enforcement agencies to support and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout public safety organizations. A culture of diversity and inclusion is more than “the right thing to do”. Strategic use of diversity and inclusion positions law enforcement agencies to maximize value in community engagement, service delivery, improved workforce sustainability, and promote officer safety. Our guiding mission is to support law enforcement agencies by providing expert guidance in using DEI skills as a strategic tool to avoid liability, improve safety outcomes, enhance relations with communities, and meet legislative and professional mandates through targeted consultancy and employee development.
We believe proactive and deliberative planning prevents negative impacts associated with failure to view DEI as a strategic and necessary policing tool.