Law Enforcement and Democracy Initiative

Supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Police recruits participate in an intense day of active learning at the Museum, exploring the meaning and importance of democracy and law enforcement through the lens of the Holocaust. Working with our senior educator, recruits take part in a docent-led tour of the Museum, hear survivor testimonies and explore moral and ethical decision-making and what it means to be a law enforcement officer in contemporary society.

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Chicago Magazine | The Wrong Side of History
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Chicago Sun Times | Steinberg: Holocaust Horrors Help Teach Ethics to CPD Recruits
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NBC5  | Police Recruits Spend Day Immersed in History
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Dateline NBC News Anchor Lester Holt reports on the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center’s Law Enforcement and Democracy Initiative.
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Daily Herald | Skokie Holocaust museum holds conference for law enforcement
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Voice of America | Illinois Museum Teaches Police Recruits About Holocaust
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Voice of America | Watch Video Coverage of the Program
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Chicago Tribune | A cop course about heart
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WBEZ Eight Forty-Eight | Executive Director, Richard S. Hirschhaut explains the “Law Enforcement and Democracy Initiative”
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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and Anti-Defamation League Launch “Law Enforcement and Democracy Initiative”
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Generously supported in part by the Takiff Family Foundation and Axis Communications, Inc.




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