by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (August 22, 2021) – The Lansing Community Coalition (LCC) will offer a workshop to the community to give helpful tips when interacting with law enforcement officers. The workshop is free for teenagers and young adults.
Registration will be required. Interested participants are requested to email [email protected] to register or request additional information.
The specific time, date, and location of the workshop will be determined by the number of registrations received. Organizers are planning to schedule the workshop in September, virtually or in person. The workshop will provide guidance regarding:
- Conduct while on the street
- Conduct at home
- What happens when you are arrested
- What you should and should not do when approached by the police
The 45-minute workshop consists of a PowerPoint presentation, video, and time for questions and answers. It is not intended to give legal advice, though an attorney might be available, or a referral can be given to those who have legal questions.
“Of course, we hope that any encounter with law enforcement will be mutually respectful and peaceful,” said LCC president Elvis Slaughter. “We are all about community-building. Going through these helpful tips and adhering to them while interacting with the police might save you from making mistakes that affect the outcome of your encounter with them. It is crucial to support effective law enforcement, but we must also exercise our constitutional rights while doing so. This ensures law enforcement functions as it should — offering enough protection for all Americans of all ethnicities and races. We strongly encourage families, schools, groups, churches, and organizations to urge their youths to take advantage of these workshops.”
The Lansing Community Coalition can be contacted directly at: