On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, the American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) represented by Mr. Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director & staff member Atty. London Bell participated in a special community leadership meeting discussion along with local community leaders and with representatives of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The discussion focused on community feedback regarding the Dearborn Police Department, its law enforcement practices and its community relations in Dearborn. Community leaders provided valuable suggestions and recommendations to help empower the DPD and advance its quality services. Among the issues discussed was the importance of diversity and inclusion, community policing, constructive and effective community engagement. Attendees expressed support and commitment to continue active engagement with the DPD and Chief Ronald Haddad whose outstanding leadership was acknowledged and commended by all.
“As an observer to the dialogue today, I see great possibilities of building strong, positive law enforcement/community relations across the country,” said London Bell, staff member of the American Human Rights Council. “The relationship between the local Dearborn community and its Police Chief and Police Department is a great model for other communities nationwide,” added Ms. Bell.