Jun 23, 2020 | National News, Programs

Dr. Anita Jack-Davies, an academic and cross-cultural expert with over 20 years of experience in training and instruction, has launched Badges2Bridges – an online program that trains police officers on race, racism, and anti-Black racism.

Dr. Jack-Davies, who is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural Geography at Canada’s prestigious Queen’s University, has designed her program to be offered as a Zoom webinar (2 hours) or live interactive training with uniformed and command staff.

The invaluable training program is customized to meet the various needs of police departments all across the country. Currently, the program is training officers on the topic of race, racism, and anti-Black racism. Other topics are available including “Policing African American Communities.”

Here are some of the benefits:

* Staff will gain confidence when working Black and other racialized communities.

* Officers will be better prepared to de-escalate tense interactions based on cultural misunderstandings or miscues.

* Learners will gain increased confidence with community-based policing and during home visits, traffic stops, highway stops, and other face-to-face interactions.

For more details about the program, call 613-453-9534 or visit their official web site at

About the founder
Dr. Anita Jack-Davies is an academic and cross-cultural expert with over 20 years of experience in training and instruction. A sought after trainer, she teaches part-time as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Urban Planning at Queen’s University.

She is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, an instrument designed to assess the cultural competence of employees. A certified Mediator, Dr. Jack-Davies takes a personal approach to workplace diversity by creating solutions for clients that are based on the unique cultures of each workplace.


You can read more about the program of Bages2Bridges Here.

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