Together We Learn

Together We Learn provides an opportunity for Dallas-area youth to dialogue with and learn from Dallas law enforcement to strengthen the bond between law enforcement and the community. It serves a mutual learning opportunity for teens and officers.

A signature program created by National Black Police Association and Sergeant Sheldon Smith of DPD, the workshop includes classroom instruction with mock simulations demonstrating how to interact with officers during pedestrian and traffic stops. In addition, officers will also receive similar training focused on how they should best respond to teens during these situations.

Students who attend Together We Learn will:

  • Receive instruction from Dallas police officers on how to act and react during traffic or pedestrian stops
  • Engage in mock traffic stop scenarios with members of Dallas Police Department
  • Dialogue with officers and ask questions
  • Receive a certificate of completion for the course which supports Senate Bill 30

Together We Learn will be implemented in Dallas ISD schools beginning spring 2020 thanks to a grant from the W.W. Caruth Jr., Fund at Communities Foundation of Texas.

Additional partners include the Dallas Police Association, Dallas ISD, Dallas ISD Police, University of Texas at Dallas, Sewell Lexus Dallas and Eric McHenry, Senator Royce West and St. Luke Community UMC.

If your organization is interested in participating in a Together We Learn event, please contact us.