OPP Officers Learn Spanish
Thursday March 8th, 2012
Posted at 12:01pm
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On Tuesday March 6th ten members of the OPP received their certificate for Introductory to Spanish. The OPP partnered with the Migrant Worker Community Program (MWCP) to deliver Introductory Spanish classes to members of the OPP (both civilians and Police Officers).
The program was designed so that officers can have a better appreciation for the local migrant community culture and to learn basic related phrases to assist in performing front line duties.
Staff Sergeant Ed Marocko says that “the language class was a unique training opportunity that will add a tremendous amount of value to police and community relations”. The teaching approach is based on emphasizing the essential similarities and difference between Spanish and English. The approach allows officers to quickly grasp the fundamentals of the language and confidently move forward.