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Improving Public Perception of the Police: Winning Back Your Community

Improving Public Perception of the Police: Winning Back Your Community

  • Harry P. Dolan
    Chief of Police (Ret.)
  • Jun 13, 2019
  • 2:00 - 4:00pm EST
Individual Fee:
  • $95.00 per registered attendee
Group Rate:
  • $95.00 for the first attendee - $25.00 per each additional attendee
  • $500 This fee will allow for up to 40 attendees to participate in the webinar

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.

Training Objectives

  • 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.
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