The Jackson, Miss. Police Department is now requiring its officers to take a Spanish language course four times a year as a condition of employment.
“The purpose of this program is for our officers to learn basic commands,” police Chief Lee Vance told FOX News Latino. “We’re not looking to make anybody fluent.”
The quarterly classes are only two hours long, and are scheduled during regularly scheduled in-service training, which also includes courses on constitutional law. Leaders in the hispanic/latino community hail the department’s efforts.