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Welcome to the FAQ page of the Coalition of Maryland Black State Troopers (CBMST). Here, we address some of the common questions about our organization and our mission to foster positive change within the Maryland State Police and the law enforcement community. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us.

1. What is the Coalition of Maryland Black State Troopers (CBMST)? CBMST is an organization dedicated to advocating for diversity, inclusivity, and equality within the Maryland State Police. We aim to create a more respectful and supportive law enforcement environment for troopers, civilian professional staff, and retirees of all backgrounds.

2. What are the goals of CBMST? Our goals include promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Maryland State Police, addressing issues related to cultural sensitivity, providing resources for professional growth, and building stronger relationships between law enforcement and the community.

3. How does the CBMST relate to the Maryland State Police? CBMST is not directly affiliated with the Maryland State Police. We are an independent advocacy group working towards positive changes within the agency to create a more inclusive and equitable environment.

4. Is CBMST exclusively for Black state troopers? While our name suggests a focus on Black troopers, CBMST welcomes and supports troopers, civilian professional staff, and retirees of all backgrounds who share our mission of promoting diversity and equality within the Maryland State Police.

5. How can I join CBMST? If you are a Maryland State Trooper, Maryland State Police Civilian Professional Staff, or Maryland State Police Retiree who supports our mission, you are welcome to join CBMST. Please reach out to us through our contact information to learn more about membership and involvement opportunities.

6. Does CBMST collaborate with other community or law enforcement organizations? Yes, we actively collaborate with various law enforcement organizations, community groups, and advocacy organizations to promote understanding, share resources, and work towards positive changes.

7. How does CBMST engage with the community? We engage with the community through outreach programs, educational initiatives, and events that promote open dialogue between law enforcement and community members. Our aim is to build trust and understanding.

8. Does CBMST provide resources for professional development? Yes, CBMST provides resources such as workshops, training sessions, and mentorship programs that support the professional development of troopers, civilian professional staff and retirees. We believe in continuous growth and learning.

9. How does CBMST address challenges within the Maryland State Police? We address challenges through open conversations, advocating for policy changes, providing training on diversity and cultural sensitivity, and working with leadership to create a more inclusive environment.

10. How can I support CBMST's mission? You can support us by staying informed about our activities, attending our events, participating in discussions, providing monetary, in-kind, or time donations, and advocating for diversity and equality within the law enforcement community.

Thank you for visiting our FAQ page. We are here to support positive change within law enforcement, and we appreciate your interest in our mission. If you have additional questions or want to get involved, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

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