Monday, February 13, 2012

Non-Biased Police Training - Feb. 16-18, 2012

On February 16th, 17th, and 18th, the City of Urbana will be hosting a series of workshops facilitated by Ondra Berry.  Mr. Berry is a nationally-recognized facilitator who has spent years helping communities improve police-community relations.  The workshops are intended to reinforce the Urbana Police Department’s ongoing commitment to enforcing the law in a fair and unbiased manner.  The itinerary is as follows:

Non-Biased Police Training (4 Sessions) - Registration Required

Thursday, February 16th
1st Session - 8am to noon
2nd Session - 1pm to 5pm

Friday, February 17th
1st Session - 8am to noon
2nd Session -1pm to 5pm

* Registration is required.  These sessions are intended to provide Urbana police officers with a review of non-biased policing principles.   The Department has provided (5) five spaces per session for interested community members.  Any community member interested in attending one of these sessions should contact Tony Weck, Administrative Assistant at the Human Relations Office (217) 384-2455 or with your name, contact information and preferred session by 5pm on Friday, February 10, 2012.  Due to space limitations, spaces will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Police/Community Relations Workshop (1 Session) - Registration NOT required.

Saturday, February 18th - 8am to noon (Light snacks will be served)

Registration is not required.  The community session on Saturday is open to everyone.  This session will focus on tools to facilitate better communication and understanding between the community and police department.         

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact:

Todd E. Rent 
Human Relations Officer 
City of Urbana 
400 South Vine Street 
Urbana, IL 61801