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Monday, February 16, 2015

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office shares community engagement video for Somali community - Big Fish Lifestyle: Government

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office shares community engagement video for Somali community - Big Fish Lifestyle: Government


The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office has released a new video aimed at strengthening relationships between law enforcement and the Somali community.




"The video discusses the public safety responsibilities of the Sheriff’s Office, opportunities for community members to connect with the Sheriff’s Office, and describes the Sheriff’s Community Engagement Team (CET). The video is approximately six minutes long and the narration is in the Somali language," according to a news release.



"The CET will utilize the video at community gatherings, roundtable discussions, citizen’s academies and other events. In the video, Sheriff Stanek introduces the CET and explains the importance of ongoing outreach efforts in order to address public safety concerns and build trust. The Sheriff’s Office East-African Liaison, Abdi Mohammed, describes the role of law enforcement, current issues affecting the Somali community, and how residents can effectively partner with the Sheriff’s Office to reduce crime."

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