Oshkosh law enforcement bridging the gap with refugees
Law enforcement in the Fox Valley is responding to the recent influx of refugees.
200 people relocated to the area just last year. The Oshkosh Police Department is now trying to bridge the gap. The officers hosted a cultural assimilation course over the weekend. They went over things like how to communicate with 911 for non-English speakers.
"A lot of times they see law enforcement as either corrupt or violent in their home countries. So a lot of crimes that may be committed against them, they won't report, or they won't want anything to do with the police," said Sgt. Chris Gorte.
THe department plans on holding more meetings like this one with different refugee groups. Each one will be focused on different languages and cultures.