Atlanta Police Department Multicultural Liaison Unit
The Multicultural Liaison Unit in the Atlanta Police Department has launched during Atlanta’s Welcoming Week. The creation of this unit was one of the Public Safety recommendations presented to Mayor Reed by the Welcoming Atlanta Working Group in 2014. Officers speaking ten different languages were recruited to be a part of the unit. Languages spoken by the unit include: English, Spanish, Thai, Korean, Haitian Creole, French, Tagalog (Filipino), Patwa, Italian, and Portuguese. The unit will work in a close partnership with Welcoming Atlanta and they will meet bi-monthly to discuss goals, strategies, and outcomes. If you would like to request assistance from the Multicultural Liaison Unit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404) 546-6831. You may also directly contact Officer Miguel Lugo at email@example.com.
Know Your Rights
The Atlanta Police Department, in collaboration with the Multicultural Liaison Unit, has released a publication with basic information on the rights and responsibilities of citizens and particularly of motor vehicle drivers, and how they should interact with police officers when pulled over for a traffic stop. The pamphlet has been published initially in English and Spanish, and it will be translated into other languages in the future. Click HERE for a printable copy of the pamphlet in English. Click HERE for a printable copy of the pamphlet in Spanish.
A message from the Director of Emergency Preparedness of City of Atlanta:
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