Engaging and Building Relations with Arab, Muslim and Sikh American Communities

This course is for sworn law enforcement officers and associated personnel.

June 7, 2017
8 a.m.- noon (4 hours)
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum


  • Mr. Harpreet Singh Mokha, U.S. Department of Justice National Program Manager for Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian Communities
  • Mrs. Maysa Albarcha, Director, Islamic Speakers Bureau of St. Louis, Missouri

Program Objectives

  • Educate for Understanding – Develop an awareness of the customs and practices of American Muslims and Sikhs
  • Engage for Success – Develop strategies for effective engagement that increase positive police-community contacts, promote police and community partnerships, and improve public safety and officer safety. 

Program Details

"Engaging and Building Relations with Arab, Muslim and Sikh American Communities" is a four-hour training program designed to educate law enforcement personnel, first responders, government officials and community leaders about American Muslim and Sikh communities. Topics include cultural understandings of Muslims and Sikhs; issues impacting these communities, including hate crimes; and strategies for successful engagement. The program increases law enforcement, first responders, government officials and community leaders’ capacity to successfully create partnerships with American Muslims and Sikhs and to respond to issues impacting these communities. The training is offered through the Mid-America Regional Council in Kansas City, Missouri.

This training is recommended for professionals in law enforcement or code enforcement, probation/parole officers, social workers and first responders. 




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