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This guide is designed as a tool for law enforcement and community groups to facilitate screenings and discussions of the 28-minute Not In Our Town film Arling- ton, TX: A Community Policing Story. Produced in collaboration with the COPS Office, the film follows the Arlington Police Department as it navigates its own series of tragedies: a gang-related death and officer-involved shooting death of two teens and the deaths of five officers ambushed in the neighboring city of Dallas, Texas. Discussion of these tragedies provides law enforcement leaders, criminal justice practitioners, academic researchers, and community advocates around the country with an opportunity to challenge and subsequently reimagine the landscape of the criminal justice system. This guide provides discussion questions and tips for organizing internal law enforcement agency and community screenings, information about procedural justice and legitimacy, and supplemental resources. Used together, the film and guide can help agencies work together with personnel and community members to initiate conversations about trust building, procedural justice, and institutional legitimacy in order to improve relationships between police and the communities they serve. US Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services 145 N Street NE Washington, DC 20530 To obtain details on COPS Office programs, call the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770. Visit the COPS Office online at The Working Group / Not In Our Town PO Box 70232 Oakland, CA 94612 e111701853 Published 2018