San Diego police officer, Terry Hoskins, joins Game Changer as a law enforcement member. Hoskins discusses his experience participating in a Game Changer focus group.
Terry Hoskins, Law Enforcement – Video Transcript:
“Hi There, I’m Terry Hoskins. I’m a police officer at the Mid City division. I’m a retired marine. I was in the marine corp for 26 years. Been on the police department just about 8 years. I’m now a community relations officer where I have 10 communities and the Mid City division that I actually serve. This is my second time attending a Game Changer event. It gives both community members and law enforcement the opportunity to hear each other out. Talk different biases that each group has. I think everybody has for the most part walked away with a complete different understanding of what the other position was. Sometimes it is like us and them or them and us. I think Game Changer allows both parties to come together and actually talk. I think it’s beneficial for not only us, law enforcement, but also community members. I think we go our separate ways, we talk to other law enforcement and we tell them what we experienced. Other community members do the same thing. They can tell their community about what they experienced. It’s a win-win situation for all. I think something like this should go, it should be larger. It should be a movement. Not only communities will benefit but definitely law enforcement will benefit as well.”
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