Michigan State University police unit focuses on inclusion

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Michigan State University Police Department has formed an Inclusion and Anti-Bias Unit as part of an effort to improve its community relationships.

The East Lansing school announced Monday that the unit is committed to addressing police and community-related issues associated with bias. It will work to provide training to raise awareness and help to create an inclusive culture on campus.

The unit will build on the department’s current relationships with community members where there are language barriers, cultural differences, mistrust or fear.

President Lou Anna K. Simon says in a statement it’s “yet another example of the steps we are taking and our commitment to diversity and better understanding the needs of our students, faculty and staff.”

Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor, a 26-veteran of the force, will lead the unit.

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