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How Can Law Enforcement Better Relate to the People it Serves?

Among the lessons learned from recent developments in Ferguson, Missouri, is the need for law enforcement and the community it serves to engage with one another. We discuss how that can be accomplished, and focus on one example here in Houston – the Teen and Police Service Academy. The TAPS Academy seeks to connect at-risk […]

Among the lessons learned from recent developments in Ferguson, Missouri, is the need for law enforcement and the community it serves to engage with one another.

We discuss how that can be accomplished, and focus on one example here in Houston – the Teen and Police Service Academy.

The TAPS Academy seeks to connect at-risk teens with police officers to form positive relationships.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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