Become a cop, or volunteer at precincts, invite them to your churches, groups and community events and let them know who you are and get to know them.
Research your local police unit for more information.
Community and police engagement ideas: http://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/06-2015/community_engagement_and_partnership_building.asp
Newark, NJ Police Community Engagement Ideas: http://www.newark.org/departments/police/community-engagement/
Attorney General’s Community Policing Tour: https://www.justice.gov/ag/community-policing-tour
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