Police Relationships in Social Matters (PRISM)
PRISM provides a forum to enhance police relations and communications with diverse populations in the City of Missoula.
Benefits of cultural awareness are felt by the community, the individual officer and the police department.
The community gets better service, reduced tension between law enforcement and specific cultural groups and ensured compliance with the letter and spirit of the law.
The officer will benefit from the training through increased community support that enhances officer safety, a greater sense of ethical satisfaction and the ability to communicate and gather information from the public is enhanced.
The department enjoys a positive impact on the image of law enforcement, a reduction in the number of complaints regarding a lack of courtesy, and a reduction of personal and agency exposure to claims and litigation.