Community: Do you experience fear or frustration during an encounter with law enforcement? Are you aware of your rights? Do you know what to do to make it home safely?
Law Enforcement: Do you understand that persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law? Do you see them as humans first? Do you know how to de-escalate or diffuse a situation?
Sought-after international transformational speaker, author and master storyteller, Dwayne Bryant delivers a timely message in The STOP to improve police and community relations. With the recent increase of U.S. police officers involved in shootings during routine stops, Bryant created this book to educate youth to stop, observe and reflect during an encounter with law enforcement.
Take a journey with Bryant as he shares seven real-life personal encounters with law enforcement from his childhood into adulthood — some light-hearted and humorous and some risky and dangerous. With compelling narratives, research and humor, The STOP will:
- Teach youth how to interact with police.
- Encourage thought-provoking conversations and intelligent action between families, communities and law enforcement.
- Provide a framework for parents, teachers and community leaders to engage in meaningful dialogue with youth about their expectations in life.
- Offer practical solutions to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement creating a positive relationship.
The STOP will inspire and empower you to look beyond your initial thought and discover your own strength in resolving strained situations. You have the power to determine the final outcome. The STOP is guaranteed to have a positive impact on improving police and community relations.