Sign-Up Warrenton Police Department “See It in a Different Light” Role Reversal

The Warrenton Police Department 

and

   The Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center

 

Program date February 18, 2021.

The program will take place at the Warrenton Police Department in the training room, located at 333 Carriage House Lane, Warrenton, VA 20186 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. The registration period will be open from January 21, 2021 until February 4, 2021. Register below.

Overview:  

The partnership between The Warrenton Police Department and The Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center was created through the PDRC’s Community Justice & Peacebuilding (CJP) program. The CJP aims to promote peaceful resolution of conflict within communities prior to conflict escalation resulting in law enforcement involvement. This is achieved through education, mediation, restorative justice practices and conflict coaching. 

The mission of the Warrenton Police Department is to work in partnership with the residents and businesses of our community to provide a safe and secure environment. With community service as our foundation, we are driven to enhance the quality of life by providing effective law enforcement services through transparent and impartial policing. 

Program Goals: 

  1. To educate the public, through interactive role reversal exercises, about the complex role set that police officers must assume to ensure public and personal safety while performing their professional responsibilities.
  2. To educate the public, through interactive role reversal exercises, about the complex skill set that police officers must master to ensure public and personal safety while performing their professional responsibilities.
  3. To educate the public, through interactive role reversal exercises, about conflict resolution strategies available to mitigate escalation during a heated interaction.

 

Scenario:

These scenarios are based on actual calls for service that the police department has responded to. These scenarios are created for citizens to offer insight into the reality of a police officer’s duties and their role in the community.

Schedule: 

The program is free and will be held every other month on the third Thursday of that month beginning in February. The program will take place at the Warrenton Police Department in the training room, located at 333 Carriage House Lane, Warrenton, VA 20186 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. The registration period will be open from January 21, 2021 until February 4, 2021. The program will begin February 18, 2021.

The program can only accept 10 participants at a time. Participants accepted into the program beyond the maximum limit will be waitlisted and have priority for the following session. In the case of bad weather the program will be held the following Thursday at the same time and location.

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