August 19, Noon-1:00pm (EDT)
Join moderator Lisa Dvorak, retired Assistant Chief of Police and former ITGA president; Chief Sylvia Moir, Tempe, AZ Police Department; Deputy Chief Adrian Diaz, Seattle, WA Police Department; and Commissioner Michael S. Harrison, Baltimore, MD Police Department, (photos on left, top to bottom), August 19, 12:00pm (EDT).
The killing of George Floyd was a watershed moment in the history of police brutality and systemic racism in the United States. The officer’s actions disregarded the sanctity of life and showed a lack of humanity. One of the many consequences is that police departments throughout the country are facing a crisis of legitimacy. 21st century policing strategies must include effective crime control while building trust and shifting officers from warriors at war with the public to guardians reducing harm. Further, more humane strategies include community informed policies and oversight that emphasize de-escalation training and alternatives to arrest. In addition, internal and external support systems are needed to ensure the safety, training, and well-being of officers. The success of these strategies relies on police and public engagement with a willingness to listen, explore, and foster an understanding of different viewpoints. This is a free webinar. Registration closes eob Tuesday, August 18.