SYA: Purpose Beyond Policing
On Saturday, January 18, the Sacramento Police Department partnered with Alliance for Education Solutions, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and The Hawk Institute to start a dialogue with young folks regarding policing throughout the county. Purpose Beyond Policing was developed in the wake of controversial policing situations that left tensions high between Law Enforcement and the Sacramento community. The purpose of the day was to give youth the opportunity to express their concerns about the law and law enforcement the opportunity to share their experiences in the field.
Testimonies were shared from both sides giving young people and officers a valuable opportunity to learn from each other. Not only was the information provided, valuable in understanding the bigger picture, young people walked away having built relationships with the officers they never imagined possible. The day sparked action, change, and hope for the future. We’re looking forward to our next Purpose Beyond Policing event as we continue the dialogue and continue the change. A special thanks to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento for hosting the event.