Police-community relations are, by all accounts, the most critical issue facing law enforcement in America today. Recently U.S. law enforcement officers and agencies have experienced a period of public hostility and lack of support not seen since the 1960s. This webinar will provide law enforcement professionals with evidence-based recommendations about how to regain and improve local citizen satisfaction and confidence in their local police.
The webinar will focus upon the findings from social scientific research and real-world experience to identify what factors best influence citizen satisfaction with the police, then provides real-life case study examples to illustrate each of the solutions identified by the research. The presenter is a 25-year police chief who practiced these initiatives in three different communities.
- Review what experience and empirical research evidence reveals about what citizens want from their police and what police can do to improve citizen perception and satisfaction.
- Understand the significance of the various policing strategies established throughout the decades as well as the importance of bringing everything into congruence to focus on effective evidence-based policing principles.
- Review the facts and dispel the myths associated with police use of lethal force.
- Understand the concept of “Implicit Bias,” facts and misconceptions.
- Discuss the national concern surrounding the question “does de-policing exist.”
- Develop a general understanding of the history of policing in America.
- Define community policing and review Sir Robert Peel’s “Nine Principles of Policing” in light of today’s challenges, understanding the importance of focusing on fundamentals.