LAUNCHING the korean american law enforcement network
Florence Chung of The Hetty Group served as a key member of the planning committee to design the Virtual Meet & Greet web conference event launching the new Korean American Law Enforcement Network for the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles, in close partnership with the police attaché from the Korean National Police.
The Korean American Law Enforcement Network is an initiative of the Consul General's office seeking to bring together local, state, and federal law enforcement officials of Korean descent within the Western United States. This new network creates a sense of community amongst Korean Americans in law enforcement and seeks to assist the Korean American public with various public safety issues and concerns.
Since the outsized impact of the 1992 Rodney King Riots on Koreatown (in Los Angeles) and Korean owned small businesses, as well as in response to sustained protests and looting following the death of George Floyd in the Summer of 2020, the Consul General's Office determined a need to develop a network of Korean Americans in law enforcement, to network with civic and community leaders within the Korean American community.
The new initiative will offer educational programming to help connect Korean American community members to the public safety ecosystem.