IRG & Law Enforcement

IRG’s goal for working with law enforcement is to supplement cultural diversity training in law enforcement agencies as well as ensure the safety and security of Muslims in the current political climate. Our strategy for achieving this goal is to familiarize law enforcement with Islam and Muslim culture by teaching protocols for interaction with Muslims.

Our most effective process is 2 to 4 hours of cultural competency training titled “Working with the American Muslim Community”, which we conduct through existing law enforcement diversity training programs.

The first part of our presentation immediately engages police officers with a brainstorm on commonly held perceptions of Islam and Muslims. After participants have had a chance to express their feelings about the subject; we begin to describe the true Muslim identity, general sources of perceptions, and protocols for interaction with Muslim individuals and institutions.

If you are interested in inviting guest speakers to your agency, please contact us at (612) 460-0165 or email us at irg@irgmn.org. You may also schedule a speaker on our website at Speaker Request Form.