TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)—The NAACP is recognizing law enforcement for its participation in Indiana Legislative Day earlier this month. It's an annual event. This year's goal was centered around race relations.
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter and ISP Major Jerry Williams received a plaque on Monday. News 18 was also awarded a plaque.
NAACP President for Greater Lafayette Sadie Harper Scott says it's important to have tough conversations about diversity and race.
Scott said it's also important for those conversations to be public. ISP Superintendent Doug Carter said it's a big deal for him.
"We own some of this and we've got a lot of work to do and do it by doing things like this," said Superintendent Carter. "Sometimes uncomfortable but very unselfishly."
Major Jerry Williams with ISP said coming together is the way to making change in our communities.
"We have to continue to find ways to make days like today happen more often," said Major Williams. "Collaboratively working together, getting engaged with the community. Superintendent Carter, one of his biggest missions with us as state troopers is to make ourselves available to our communities."