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

 

The Warrenton Police Department 

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 The Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center

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.

 

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