CPD introduces 'Train the Trainer' community policing initiative

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Monday, October 26, 2015

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Police Department introduces a new procedural justice initiative for its officers to help build community trust.

Police superintendent Garry McCarthy unveiled the new program called Train the Trainer.

The initiative is spearheaded by Yale University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and UCLA.

McCarthy says reducing crime includes friendlier policing and building trust in the eyes of communities they serve.

"We went about training the entire department in how to treat people fairly, be neutral and give people a voice," McCarthy said.

Six police departments from across the country are in Chicago for several days to learn the new program to take back to their communities.