Hispanic Outreach Neighborhood Resource Advocate (H.O.N.R.A.)
The H.O.N.R.A. program provides a primary contact within the police department as it pertains to the Latino population. H.O.N.R.A. is under the direction of a sergeant who coordinates the efforts of the unit. The unit can be reached by calling 515.237.1531.
Asian Outreach Resource Officer (AORO)
The Des Moines Police department realized a need to reach out to the Asian Community and created the Asian Outreach Resource Officer position. Officer Doua Lor was given the assignment to make contact with the community on a daily basis; to improve relations between the Asian Community and the police department; to foster a new understanding of the role of law enforcement; to welcome more participation by the Asian community to assist law enforcement by reporting crime and to encourage the recruitment of Asian youth to pursue careers in Law enforcement.
Officer Lor speaks four languages; Lao, Thai, Thai Dam and Hmong. He has the resources of 8 other Asian officers within the police department to complete the mission. Officer Doua Lor can be reached at: 515.971.0792.
For more information on any of these programs, go to http://www.dmgov.org/Departments/Police/Pages/CommunityOutreach.aspx