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Morgan Freeman and a University of Mississippi professor donate $1M to college's policing program

June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The donation establishes the the Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform.

(CNN)Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and University of Mississippi Professor Linda Keena donated $1 million to the school in order to establish a new center focused on policing.

The new Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform at the University of Mississippi looks to "build relationships and share data with policing agencies as well as use the data to enhance the preparation of students in criminal justice," according to a Tuesday news release from the school.

"It's time we are equipping police officers with training and ensuring 'law enforcement' is not defined only as a gun and a stick," Freeman said in the news release.

"Policing should be about that phrase 'To Serve' found on most law enforcement vehicles. "

The role of the center, the release states, will be to provide training for police and other law enforcement across Mississippi.

It will also use "evidence-based practices that allow officers to be more proactive. " And, the center looks to improve how officers engage with the community and community members' perception of, trust and confidence in police, the release said.

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