Caption: Fr. Wilson & Office Corrolla examine a map of the city, Credit: Will Coley
Image by: Will Coley 
Fr. Wilson & Office Corrolla examine a map of the city 

Trust and Translation: Community Policing in New Bedford, MA

From: Will Coley
Length: 06:13

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Will Coley reports on how New Bedford’s police are trying to adapt to the changes in the city's immigrant community.

Trust_translation-willcoley-fall2011photo1_small  The fishing industry in New Bedford has always attracted sailors and workers from Europe, West Africa and beyond.  The city is home to one of the largest Portuguese communities in the United States. But in recent years, more and more Spanish speakers are arriving from Central America. Will Coley reports on how New Bedford’s police are trying to adapt to the change.

Piece Description

 The fishing industry in New Bedford has always attracted sailors and workers from Europe, West Africa and beyond.  The city is home to one of the largest Portuguese communities in the United States. But in recent years, more and more Spanish speakers are arriving from Central America. Will Coley reports on how New Bedford’s police are trying to adapt to the change.

Broadcast History

Edited version aired on WCAI January 19, 2012