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De-policing vs. Defunding: Is There a Difference?

De-policing vs. Defunding: Is There a Difference?

  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police (Ret.)
  • Sep 25, 2020
  • 11:00am - 1:00pm EST
Individual Fee:
  • $95.00 per registered attendee
Group Rate:
  • $95.00 for the first attendee - $50.00 per each additional attendee
Agency Pricing:
  • Please contact us for an agency-wide pricing quote

August 27 from 11AM—1PM EST

The formal and informal calls for de-policing are intended to decrease officer interactions with citizens and suspects in order to minimize the likelihood of controversial enforcement actions that could have negative results for officers and, in some cases, agency leaders.  It is not new.  Whether referred to as “No Contact, No Complaint”, You don’t get in Trouble for the Stop you Don’t Make”, “Ride and Hide” or any number of other terms, the strategy has been undertaken throughout the history of modern policing.

What is new is that the strategy is being discussed openly by elected officials, community activists and many others.  

Time and time again, the strategy of disengaging from proactive policing strategies have proven to be disastrous for society’s most vulnerable. A multitude of case studies indicate that de-policing results in more innocent men, women and children being victimized and less violent criminals being successfully prosecuted. And these disastrous results disproportionately harm those living in our most challenged neighborhoods—particularly citizens of color.

In this webinar, Chief Harry P. Dolan (Ret.) will discuss:

  • Why law enforcement agencies have pursued pro-active strategies to deter crime historically
  • Why communities most in need of personalized police service are disproportionately affected by de-policing
  • Case studies in police disengagement and its effects on different communities
  • An analysis of those inside and outside of communities most in need of expanded police service that are calling for police disengagement
  • Recommendations moving forward
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