A new report explores the challenge and promise of using community policing strategies to prevent violent extremism. The author of the report is David Schanzer, Director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security. As a part of the report, Schanzer’s team talked with chiefs of police nationwide, including a survey, interviews and site visits. He also conducted focus groups with Muslim Americans to better understand the community’s feelings about how Muslim Americans are treated by law enforcement. “I’m excited about the report because I think it’s one of the first things that tries to merge the views of law enforcement and the views of the community that they are interacting with,” said Schanzer. He speaks with Sanford’s dean, Kelly Brownell.
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