SVCF is supporting San Jose Police Department’s gun buy back program as part of our work to strengthen relations between communities of color and law enforcement.
In this episode, Lieutenant Christina LaCap, who leads the gun buy back program for the San Jose Police Department, talks with Gina Dalma, SVCF's vice president of government relations, about her job with the police department and about making a community safer through community feedback and the unlikely partnership of philanthropy, police, and a local museum.
San Jose is the 10th largest city in the country and has the least staffed police department in the nation. San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia sits down to talk with Gina Dalma, SVCF’s Vice President of Government Relations, to talk about everything from building trust in the community to implicit bias training to what keeps Chief Garcia up worrying at night. SVCF has worked closely with the San Jose Police Department on scaling the department’s community engagement work; specifically with youth and people of color; data collection and analysis; and, most recently, with the San Jose Police Foundation on its Gun Buy Back event to be held on December 1, 2018.
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