Reimagining Policing: Building Community Safety & Police Accountability

As communities across the country debate police defunding and the future role of police, Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarceration invites you to an online forum on community-oriented public safety strategies and law enforcement accountability to discuss tangible, concrete recommendations for local governments and municipalities to effect law enforcement reform.

Virtual Event & Discussion
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

12:30 – 12:45
Welcome Remarks & Introductions
12:45 – 2:15
Panel I: Policing the Police: Police Training, Discipline, Unions &  Misconduct
2:30 – 4:00
Panel II: Community Oriented Public Safety Strategies and Calls for Police Defunding

*All times are in EDT

Welcoming Remarks

Taryn Merkl, Senior Counsel, Law Enforcement Leaders

Ronal Serpas, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Leaders

James E. Johnson, Former Undersecretary for Enforcement, Department of the Treasury

Panelists

Panel I

Moderator: Hassan Aden, Federal Consent Decree Monitor, Cleveland, Ohio and Baltimore, Maryland

Speakers:
Ronal Serpas, Executive Director, Law Enforcement Leaders
Carmen Best, Police Chief, Seattle, Washington
Darrel Stephens, Executive Director, Major Cities Chiefs’ Association
John Choi, County Attorney, Ramsay County, Minnesota
Sue Rahr, Executive Director, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission

Panel II

Moderator: Brendan Cox, Director of Policing Strategies, LEAD National Bureau

Speakers:
Ronald Davis, Former Director, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Stephanie Morales, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Portsmouth, Virginia
Peter J. Koutoujian, Sheriff, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Margie Balfour, MD, Ph.D., Chief of Quality & Clinical Innovation at Connections Health Solutions (Tucson)

Please click here for more information and to register.

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, Washington, District of Columbia

  • Beth McCann

    District Attorney, Denver, Colorado

  • Carmen Best

    Police Chief, Seattle, Washington

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