02/27/2013 05:44 pm ET

Harrisonburg Police Department Wants To Have A Better Rapport With The Latino Community

The Harrisonburg Police Department is considering applying for a grant to create a better rapport with the Latino community in the city.

The $580,000 grant would be used to survey people in Latino neighborhoods about their quality of life and their perception of police.

It would also allocate funds for a bilingual community resource officer and additional staff to address the issues specific to the city's Latino community.

In addition, officers would receive Spanish courses to be able to communicate better with the Latino population.

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