Cultural Awareness Project

This is an innovative program created by the San Diego County District Attorney Interfaith Advisory Board.

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Interfaith Advisory Board is committed to supporting and fostering culturally competent law enforcement officers. In order to provide equitable and effective public safety, law enforcement professionals need to be able to function effectively within the context of the cultural beliefs, behaviors, and needs of all members of the community. Understanding a person’s practice of cultural norms can allow officers to quickly build rapport and ensure effective communication. The board conducted focus groups with various cultural groups to gather content for this app that law enforcement officers can use to respectfully respond to non-emergency situations.