Dayton Human Relations Council

Dayton to Host International Policing Study Delegates

Release Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Contact: Erica Fields, Human Relations Council, 937‐333‐1403

The Dayton Human Relations Council will join the Dayton Police Department in hosting
international participants of the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership
Program (IVLP).

IVLP is the Department of State’s premier professional exchange program that seeks to build
mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through short‐term visits
by current and emerging foreign leaders. These visits reflect the visitors’ professional interests
and support the American foreign policy goals.

Twelve high‐level visitors from the Caribbean and Central America will visit Dayton from July
25 to July 30, one of five stops along a tour of the U.S. With a focus on community policing, the
delegation will meet July 26 with representatives of the Human Relations Council, the
Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence (CIRGV), the Community‐Police Council and
the Dayton Police Department. The goals of the meeting are: to examine the relationship
between crime and protecting the rights of the public; to examine the critical role of
transparency and accountability in law enforcement; and to explore methods for improving
community policing through planning, communication and volunteerism.

Wright State University’s Dayton Council for International Visitors is responsible for
arranging the visitors’ schedules during their stay in Dayton.

For more information, please contact Erica Fields at 937‐333‐1403.

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