DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — 90% of the Dothan Police Department are trained in sensory inclusion.
Officers attended a training session with Kulture City, a nonprofit that works with sensory accessibility. At the training session, they learned how to handle cases that may involve someone who has a sensory need.
Officers also learned how to utilize the sensory bags that are currently on your screen.
Today, Kulture City received a proclamation from Mayor Mark Saliba, as the Dothan Police Department is now Kulture City certified.
“We’ll continue this is something we will do every two years and we will continue to work with Kulture City, as well as any other venues that offer this type of training for our officers on call,” Dothan Police Captain, Rachel David said.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency also has training in sensory inclusion and they were the first state troopers office in the nation to be certified with Kulture City.