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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dwayne Bryant  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: , in

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Illinois Connection

Bryant currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dwayne Bryant, is a Chicago motivational speaker. He experienced a traffic stop that was such a positive encounter, he says it was a revelation in how civilians should interact with the police.

That experience led him to write his book.

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Titles At Your Library

The STOP: Improving Police and Community Relations
ISBN: 1530777755

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2016

Sought-after speaker and master storyteller, Dwayne Bryant delivers a timely message in The STOP to improve police and community relations. With the recent increase of police officers involved in shootings during routine stops and police officers being shot, Bryant created this book to educate youth, parents, teachers and police officers to proactively create Mutual Respect, Shared Responsibility, and Accountability in an effort to Improve Police and Community Relations thereby helping to heal our nation. Take a journey with Dwayne as he shares seven real-life personal encounters with law enforcement from his childhood into adulthood. Some light-hearted and humorous and some risky and dangerous. With compelling narratives, research and humor, The STOP will: * Teach youth how to interact with police. * Encourage thought-providing conversations and intelligent actions between families, communities and law enforcement. * Provide a framework for parents, teachers and community leaders to engage in meaningful dialogue with youth about their expectations in life. * Offer practical solutions to bridge the gap between the community and law enforcement creating a positive relationship. * Allow the Good in the community and law enforcement to join forces in order to expose the criminal element within both groups. The STOP will inspire and empower you to look beyond your initial thought and discover your own strength in resolving strained situations. You have to power to determine the final outcome. The STOP is guaranteed to have a positive impact on improving police and community relations. Learn more at

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes.