New Toledo Police officers hit the streets in two weeks, armed with diversity and inclusion training

Published: Jun. 7, 2021 at 10:11 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The Toledo Police Department is aware of the distrust between officers and the black community in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd last year.

New officers in the current academy class received a lesson on diversity and inclusion, after several police shootings of black men and women.

“We had a diversity and inclusion individual that’s talking to them. In the academy we have over 90 hours of diversity training,” said Toledo Police Sgt. Jamal Owens.

They are working on scenario-based training. The new recruits will hit the streets in two weeks.

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