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Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison was joined by LEPD Captains Brad Wilcox and Larry Dennison for a visit to the Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple in Frisco. They met with Sunitha Cheruvu, a founding member of the temple.
Cheruvu regularly gives police departments and law enforcement agencies education and insight on how to best meet the needs of the Indian culture during policing.
Since being promoted to the Chief's role, Harrison has placed a strong emphasis on community policing and understanding the needs of the various cultures represented in the Little Elm Community.
"Increasing cultural understanding helps the department provide the best service possible," Harrison said.
It also helps to establish understanding and trust the other way, too, by giving residents and other stakeholders a look into how the department operates.
The department plans to bring this training to all its officers and employees in the near future.