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Saturday, September 05, 2015

Strengthening Law Enforcement-Community Relations



Register for a free upcoming seminar on law enforcement and community relations. The event will be held Sept. 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Office of Justice Programs, Third Floor Ballroom, 810 Seventh St. NW, Washington, DC. Sue Rahr, Executive Director of the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, feels that beginning in the 1960s, and more recently fueled by post 9-11 fear, American policing has slowly drifted away from the community-oriented "guardian" mentality to that of a "warrior" at war with those they are sworn to protect. In this seminar, panelists will explain how officers can utilize procedural justice to ensure citizens view officers as a vital part of their communities, instead of an occupying force. The seminar will be moderated by Karol V. Mason, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs. Panelists will include Charles H. Ramsey, Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department; Sue Rahr; and Anthony A. Braga, Professor of Evidence-Based Criminology, Rutgers University, and Senior Research Fellow in the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard University.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Ted Robinson at Theodore.D.Robinson@usdoj.gov or (202) 616-1739. You must RSVP to gain access to the OJP building. Please allow 20 minutes to get through security.

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