Faith leaders and law enforcement come together to help bridge the community gap

INDIANAPOLIS -- A new partnership between local clergy ministers and law enforcement is taking off in Indianapolis.

“One Congregation, One Precinct” aims to improve community-police relations and lower tensions surrounding police-involved incidents.

As part of that program, faith leaders and members of the police force are coming together this week to work on ways to bridge the gap between police and the public, so they can make their communities safer. The clergy ministers involved in “One Cop” are learning what it’s like to be a police officer in Indianapolis.

“I think that any opportunity to build a better understanding and cooperation between the police and the community to help the civil order and to help communicate and improve our society that’s where I want to be,” said Rabbi Dennis Sasso with Congregation Beth-El Zedeck.

On Tuesday, the conversation continues with a luncheon where more than 1,000 local religious leaders and law enforcement officers will come together.

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