Kent State Trumbull Police Academy to Host Community Forums

WARREN, Ohio – The police academy at Kent State University-Trumbull will host a series of discussions between police and members of underrepresented communities to identify concerns and achieve better relations.

“We hope that through these ongoing community focus group events, we can improve interactions between police officers and community members and work toward building a climate of mutual respect and understanding,” said Josna Neuman, interim assistant dean of the campus, in a statement.

The dates have not yet been released, but Neuman said the discussions will begin soon and continue throughout the fall.

While the police academy follows the state-mandated curriculum, Kent State-Trumbull is committed to being a leader in developing an enhanced curriculum that addresses community concerns and establishes a more harmonious relationship between the police and community, according Neuman.

The academy’s graduates are hired primarily by Mahoning Valley police departments.

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