Treating all people with dignity and respect is a responsibility shared by Town leadership, the Human Services Department, the Human Rights Committee, Schools and the Police Department.
We ask that any crime that involves hate speech or other hateful symbolism be reported to the Police Department. We assign someone from our Department as the designated Civil Rights Investigator for the Town. We will investigate and document the event(s).
If the matter does not rise to the level of a crime, the School Department will be included when their property or students are involved, the Human Services Department will be involved if the matter is broader than the school system, and the Human Rights Committee will be notified of all cases.
We then meet and discuss the proper response by the Town.