Asian advocate breaking down barriers with law enforcement in Palisades Park
A local advocate in Palisades Park is working towards breaking down barriers between the Asian community and law enforcement.
David Chung founded the New Jersey State Law Enforcement Asian-American Advisory with the hopes of opening lines of communication between police officers and Asians. He says cultural and language barriers can be critical issues during an emergency.
The Asian-American Advisory Committee also hosts educational seminars where police officers come to speak with members of the public.
The Palisades Police Department has 32 officers, and three of them are Asian. Police officials say they want to increase that number. Chung says that is why he is working to facilitate a better understanding.