As a law enforcement officer,  there are specific ways that you can help to stop violence before it occurs, encourage by-stander and early intervention, and build prevention partners. Here are a few things you can do:

  • Let youth and other community members know how to prevent violence before it ever starts.
  • Participate in community planning and safe school planning.
  • Provide trainings on effective bystander intervention.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Build relationships with youth in the community.
  • Start a safe community youth group.
  • Support a work culture and personal lifestyle that promotes respect and safety.
  • Ensure that there are legal and social consequences for perpetration.