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SLOPD honored for combating hate through diversity initative

The San Luis Obispo Police Department is being recognized for fighting hatred and bigotry by the Anti-Defamation League.

The league is honoring various individuals and groups with the Helene and Joseph Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate. A ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 12 in Los Angeles to celebrate the department as well as various other law enforcement agencies in the state.

SLOPD is being honored for its Police And Community Together initiative or PACT.

PACT consists of a diverse group of community members and advocates who partnered with SLOPD through dialogue, education and understanding.

The Sherwood prize was created in 1996 by Joe and Helene Sherwood to recognize law enforcement individuals and groups that play an active role in fighting extremism, bigotry and hatred.

For more information on the ceremony, visit the ADL Los Angeles blog.

Pablo Arauz Peña

Pablo Arauz Peña

Pablo Arauz Peña is a content producer for KSBY. He was previously a freelance reporter for two public radio affiliate stations. He has also interned for the Associated Press entertainment desk. Follow him @pabloaarauz
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