Partnership helps students connect with law enforcement

exist: Eric Piotrowski



Buffalo, N.Y. (WIVB) – Ford Motor Company and the Buffalo Police Athletic League are teaming up to connect students and police officers.

It’s part of a national launch of the Critical Conversations program first launched in Detroit.

The program targets high school students and creates a safe space to talk about police brutality and harassment. Buffalo leaders say it’s critical to the community and students.

“The whole point of doing this is to give our youth a voice and to ensure our youth have the opportunity to have these conversations with our law enforcement. To improve police-community relations,” Executive Director of the Buffalo Police Athletic League Nekia Kemp said.

The six-week course also focuses on a community perspective on law enforcement.

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