POSTPONED: National Law Enforcement Summit 2020

Enhancing Justice & Public Safety


Given the rapidly-evolving news surrounding the novel coronavirus outbreak, and the travel and other guidance being issued by the CDC and other government entities, Law Enforcement Leaders has concluded that postponement of our National Summit scheduled for April 1, 2020, is necessary.

Although we will not be hosting the summit this Spring, we are committed to convening our members this year to discuss how to better provide just outcomes while ensuring safe communities. This page will be continually updated as details for the rescheduled summit are finalized.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Sunwoo Oh at  

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Rotunda, North Tower, 8th Floor
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

8:00am – 8:30am

Breakfast and Meet & Greet

8:30am – 1:00pm

Summit: Keynotes, Speeches, and Panels

If you have questions about the event agenda, speakers, members meeting, or logistics, please contact Sunwoo Oh at


Senator Chuck Grassley


Justice & Legitimacy in Law Enforcement: Community Engagement & Alternatives to Arrest

Moderated by Brendan Cox, Director of Policing Strategies for the LEAD National Support Bureau, former Police Chief, Albany, New York


Carmen Best, Police Chief, Seattle, Washington

Steve Conrad, Police Chief, Louisville, Kentucky

Beth McCann, District Attorney, Denver County, Colorado

Gil Kerlikowske, Former Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Reimagining Justice: Innovations in Reducing Incarceration & Recidivism

Moderated by James E. Johnson, Corporation Counsel, New York City, New York


Brian Gootkin, Sheriff, Gallatin County, Montana

John Choi, County Attorney, Ramsey County, Minnesota

T.J. Donovan, Attorney General, Vermont

Sim Gill, District Attorney, Salt Lake County, Utah

Stephanie Morales, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Portsmouth, Virginia

John E. Wetzel, Secretary, Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania

With insights from Sue Rahr, Executive Director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission; Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian of Middlesex County, Massachusetts; and Brett Tolman, Former U.S. Attorney of Utah.

We currently have nearly 200 members hailing from all 50 states, from all divisions of law enforcement, and from across the political spectrum.

Members Include:

  • Sim Gill

    District Attorney, Salt Lake County, Utah

  • Joseph Lombardo

    Sheriff, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Brett Tolman

    Former U.S. Attorney, District of Utah

  • Ronal W. Serpas

    Executive Director, Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration

    Former Police Superintendent, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Former Police Chief, Nashville, Tennessee

    Former Police Chief, State Patrol, Washington

  • William Scott

    Police Chief, San Francisco, California

  • Peter Newsham

    Police Chief, Prince William, Virginia
    Former Police Chief, Washington, District of Columbia

  • Beth McCann

    District Attorney, Denver, Colorado

  • Carmen Best

    Former Police Chief, Seattle, Washington

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