By speaking out and reporting racial incidents and hate crimes to law enforcement they can be proactive and protect communities. Their awareness from neighborhood watch groups and people impacted by such incidents and crimes, can result in increased patrol activities, community oriented policing practices in particularly vulnerable communities where harassment or hate incidents might occur. They can also visit schools, work sites, and other public places where harassment or incidents might occur. A police presence with direct officers to talk with people about respecting the rights of others can definitely help keeping the peace. In many cases they will speak out against hate crimes, reassure the community and also hold press conferences emphasizing the department’s commitment to investigate all hate crime and hate incident activity vigorously. In practice, community policing involves forming partnerships with community organizations, prioritizing transparency, actively pursuing feedback and establishing programs that allow police to engage with residents outside of the law enforcement arena.
The Anti Defamation League has been fighting back against recent post-election hate crimes against vandals. Their site describes the facts pertaining to anti-semitism in 2017.
ADL is the nation’s top non-governmental law enforcement training organization. Every year they train more than 14,000 law enforcement professionals on extremism, terrorism, hate crimes and building trust with the people they serve.
Since the establishment of Law Enforcement and Society (LEAS) in 1998 in Washington, D.C., more than 130,000 law enforcement officers have participated in LEAS training. Federal agencies whose agents are trained in the program include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, while local departments include the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department, the Philadelphia Police Department, and dozens more. LEAS has also been incorporated into the curriculum of FBI National Academy, the FBI National Executive Institute, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. In addition to the original program in Washington, DC, LEAS is also now offered in Los Angeles, Tampa, Nassau County (NY), Houston, and St. Louis.