Police and Teenagers: What We Need To Know About Each Other

Captain Nick Frances (Apple Valley, MN, police department) recently co-wrote an article for the Journal of School Safety with Grace Richarda, a local high school teen. The article offers advice, from both perspectives, about how to better understand and communicate with each other.

We live in a changing and evolving world, made even more complex by the advent of digital communication. While teens may prefer to communicate digitally or “virtually,” in the police world, a vast majority of contact happens face to face. Each group has it’s own cultural norms that the other might not fully understand or appreciate. With some solid communication and an open mind, teens and police can get along and even appreciate each other.

Read the full article (PDF) »
(Reprinted with permission of the author.)

 

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