Clark County deputies to receive diversity training

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SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Deputies at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office are getting some diversity training.

The training will cover several topics that organizers say revolve around building a culture of respect.

Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly says law enforcement officers across the country and here in the Miami Valley are facing escalating tensions and challenges on any given day on the streets.

He says his department must work to main its commitment to fair and safe public service.

“This has been a very difficult year for law enforcement,” said Kelly. “This course will cause us to reflect on our values and mission, as we serve and work with our neighbors here in Clark County.”

The training will take place at Clark State Community College on September 9. It is a collaboration between Clark State, the sheriff’s office and the Springfield chapter of the NAACP.

The 8-hour training session will also include community members. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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