TEA Issues Police Interaction Curriculum

This month, the Texas Education Agency issued a new curriculum to high school students providing guidance on how to properly interact with law enforcement during traffic stops.

The curriculum includes a 16 minute video (below) and a guidebook. It is a result of the recently-passed Community Safety Education Act, or Senate Bill 30, which flew through the Legislature last year in response to the growth in deaths related to routine traffic stops, according to the Texas Tribune.

“The goal of the act was to define the behavior expectations of citizens and law enforcement during traffic interactions,” says state Sen. Royce West, a Dallas Democrat who authored the legislation, at the beginning of the video. “We know that in some communities there’s an issue concerning trust between law enforcement and the community.”

Read the full story on the Texas Tribune.

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