Students at Emerson-Gridley received a lesson in building trust between the community and law enforcement today.
The SPCP, Strengthening Police and Community Partnerships, is designed to strengthen trust and create more positive interactions between police and the communities they patrol.
The group partnered with the Mayors office to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Today’s event focused on building trust in the community.
“They’re really digging deep with the students to find out whats going on in the community and what it is that they can do to help restore and rebuild the relationship between specifically the police and citizens,” said Ken Nickson, Erie School District.
The SPCP makes rounds to different Erie schools to spread the message.