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<p>Law enforcement leaders (L-R) J.D. Patterson, Morris Copeland, Ian Moffett, Miami Dade County JSD employee and Leanard Burgess gather for a great cause.</p>

Law enforcement leaders (L-R) J.D. Patterson, Morris Copeland, Ian Moffett, Miami Dade County JSD employee and Leanard Burgess gather for a great cause.

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MDPD fighting more than crime

FL law enforcement leaders say it starts in the classroom

Police, law enforcement leaders and school officials are banding together to fight crime on a whole new level as they announce a new initiative to improve the lives of Black youths by keeping classrooms safe for hundreds of thousands students in Miami-Dade's public schools. At a press conference downtown attended by officials from Miami-Dade Police Department and county's public school system leaders announced new efforts to reduce crime among Black youth. The groups have made a commitment to show greater support to youth within the classroom and their curriculum.