Campaign Against Antisemitism is pleased to report on very positive feedback to a training series on antisemitism recently delivered to Cornwall and Devon Police.
After engaging with the police force on a particularly difficult case, in which we continue to support the victim, we were invited to deliver a programme of training.
The force observed that the imagery used in the presentation “was very useful,” as were the explanations of why certain videos and songs are offensive to Jewish people. Officers from the Diverse Communities Team described the training as “excellent”, particularly because it drew on the “personal perspectives” of the course leaders, and noted that the training “will support officers and staff in providing the best service to victims.” The Head of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights described the sessions as “highly informative”.
The Assistant Chief Constable found the training “extremely insightful, interesting and eye-opening,” noting that the presenters were “very approachable in their willingness to answer questions,” while the force’s Engagement Officer said that the course “gave me a deeper understanding of the issues faced by the Jewish community.”
One officer said: “I would recommend this training to anyone who wants to know more about antisemitism and for anyone who thinks that there is no longer a problem with hatred against Jews.”
The force submitted requests for additional training.
We are grateful to Devon and Cornwall Police officers for their positive engagement with the training and are confident that they will apply insights into their policing.
Campaign Against Antisemitism regularly provides antisemitism training to regulators, police forces, public bodies, university societies and other institutions, free of charge.
If you would like to arrange antisemitism training for your association, please e-mail [email protected].