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Crime/Courts

December 10, 2013

Police program to receive Human Rights Award

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NORMAN —

Sutherlin also wrote in her nomination letter that the officers who teach the class are committed to changing lives through preventative measures.

“Sgt. Moore, MPO Savage, Officers Carl Pendleton and Glenda Vassar, as well as other officers, work together to teach students in seventh grade through adult women on how to be empowered and how to take control of their own lives,” Sutherlin wrote. “This group is extremely deserving.”

Moore also said he believes it’s important for males to be educated, as well. Stemming from the women’s program, Moore helped create a male program to try to help boys and men understand how important it is for a man at any age to treat a woman in the most appropriate way.

Males also can be victims and are educated about how to handle situations in which they are the victim.

Moore said none of this would be possible without the support from their chief and all of the officers who help with the program.

“I couldn’t do this program by myself,” he said. “They are a great bunch of people.”

Jessica Bruha

366-3540

jbruha@normantranscript.com

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