Officers who learn Spanish will be SAFE on the street, because they will be able to communicate with a larger segment of the population they serve. Officers will encounter dangerous and aggressive Latino’s on the job. Officers who can use a few simple commands will CONTROL the situation and protect their SAFETY.
The ability to speak Spanish to suspects will help protect them in court. The more words or phrases an Officer learns and uses on the job, educes the suspects/attorney’s argument they did not understand.
There are many Latino’s who are victimized in communities across the country. They are often reluctant to report these crimes to Police. Officers learning Spanish will break down the barrier that exists and encourage Latinos to report these crimes to when they are victimized. Ultimately Latino’s will feel SAFER in your communities.