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Police-Community Relations Town Hall: Advancing a Culture of Cohesion and Community Trust

Wednesday, March 25th, 7:00-9:00 PM, Ward Circle Building Room #1

The third and final Town Hall Meeting on Community-Police Relations in America post-Ferguson was a joint venture of American University and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Both American University and the IACP share a long term goal of supporting effective police-community relations across the U.S. The six member panel consisted of both respected police leaders and noted academic researchers. Panelists focused on how strong trusting relationships between the police and those they serve are built, and in particular how obstacles to these relationships can be overcome. 

Panelists

  • Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC
  • Ronal Serpas, Superintendent of Police (retired), New Orleans Police Department, Professor of Practice, Loyola University, Department of Criminal Justice, College of Social Sciences, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Rev. Dr. Judy Talbert, Pastor, Faith Tabernacle of Prayer, Executive Director, Reintegrating Alternatives Personal Program
  • Ed Maguire, Professor, American University, School of Public Affairs, Department of Justice, Law and Criminology
  • Gary La Free, Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland, Department of Criminology
  • Hassan Aden, SPA/MPA ’09, Chief of Police, Greenville, North Carolina (retired), Director of Research & Programs, International Association of Chiefs of Police

Opening Comments by:

  • Chief Richard Beary, President, International Association of Chiefs of Police

Moderated by:

  • Dick Bennett, Professor and Chair, American University School of Public Affairs, Department of Justice, Law, and Criminology

Join the conversation! #IACPSPA