Autism Awareness Programs in Law Enforcement
On Tuesday, April 30th, the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association, led by Chief Constance Stanley, addressed residents of Broward County during a press conference regarding Autism Awareness Programs in Law Enforcement.
The Autism Awareness Programs in Law Enforcement is aimed at standardizing police responses, practices, and procedures when assisting autistic residents throughout Broward County. During the press conference, Chief Stanley explained the program, which has the support of the Broward County Chiefs of Police Association and the Broward County Family Court Division. Chief Stanley welcomed keynote speakers from the Autism Speaks and the Dan Marino Foundation as well as special guest speaker Ms. Kerri Gordon, the parent of an autistic child, and autism advocate.
The press conference was attended by chiefs and members of the 17 police municipalities, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, and Broward County Judge Tarika Navarro in support of this effort.