CLEVELAND, TN (WRCB)-- The Cleveland Police Department will be taking officers on a journey through Latin America by teaching cultural diversity with a focus on Latin culture.

Officer Evie West, whose father is from Mexico, is the instructor for this two hour course, which is taught to officers during yearly In-Service.

The officers also participate in a one hour Spanish class and are required to participate in practical exercises.

According to the Cleveland Police Department, these classes are vital with the influx of Hispanic individuals that are moving to the area.

The next class will be taught July 19th. For more information, contact Public Relations Officer, Evie West (423)593-3393.