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REBUILDING TRUST SARASOTA'S NEW POLICE CHIEF BEGINS MULTIPLE INITIATIVES By Stan Zimmerman City Editor After a month on the job, Sarasota's new po- "We have to re-establish and gain trust in the lice chief has figured out two major problems community," she said. "I believe outreach and and is making efforts to remedy them. education is important." Chief Bernadette DiPino will be improving training for the force she leads, and she will work to restore trust between members of the public and officers. She also will push for changes in the court system. Within a few days, she hopes to announce the formation of a "Citizens Police Academy." It will start out as a once-a-year course for city residents through which they will take class- Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino/Photo by Norman Schimmel

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