The Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Public Safety Partnership, and TacLogix Inc. present on-demand viewing of the three-part Web series on what agencies can learn from consent decrees, constitutional policing strategies, and successful police reform initiatives. The three sessions featured several notable guests and were moderated by Mr. Arif Alikhan, former Director of Constitutional Policing and Policy for the Los Angeles Police Department and U.S. Department of Justice official, and Geoffrey Alpert, Ph.D., professor, and independent monitor and police researcher, from the University of South Carolina’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
To view these on-demand recordings, please follow the links below.
This Web event was the first of three sessions in a series on what agencies can learn from consent decrees, constitutional policing strategies, and successful police reform initiatives. Session One featured:
The panelists explored the benefits and challenges of consent decree reforms to improve training and education, accountability systems, community partnerships, and officer wellness. They spoke from their unique experiences and perspectives as a federal judge overseeing a major consent, a former chief and interim superintendent under federal consent decree mandates at the Los Angeles Police Department and the Chicago Police Department, and as a current chief in Wichita who has keenly observed how national reforms can be used to improve police departments of all sizes and in different communities.
The 90-minute session was moderated by Mr. Arif Alikhan, former Director of Constitutional Policing and Policy for the Los Angeles Police Department and U.S. Department of Justice official, and Geoffrey Alpert, Ph.D., professor and independent monitor and police researcher, from the University of South Carolina’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Session Two of this webinar series was held on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., ET. The second session focused on how agencies can use data analysis and technology to implement meaningful changes that help improve public safety.
Featured panelists included:
Mr. Steven Rosenbaum, Chief of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, opened the session. Mr. Arif Alikhan, former senior DOJ official and Director of Constitutional Policing and Policy for the LAPD, and Professor Geoffrey Alpert of the University of South Carolina’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice facilitated the discussion.
The panel focused on how data collection, reporting, analysis, and technology are critical aspects of consent decree compliance, constitutional policing initiatives, and the reduction of crime in communities. The speakers discussed their experiences with data challenges at the local and federal levels, as well as the benefits of a robust technology infrastructure for organizational effectiveness. In addition, the panelists offered insights and guidance on how to implement technology within police organizations and use research partnerships to help integrate technology into an agency’s specific environment.
Session three of this webinar series was held on Wednesday, December 1, at 1:00 p.m., ET, and focused on innovative methods to engage with community partners to understand issues and work together to reduce crime and protect communities.
The session featured a unique panel of law enforcement leaders and interviews with nationally recognized National College Athletic Association (NCAA) coaches who have worked to form innovative partnerships between local police officers and student athletes. They discussed methods to create meaningful and constructive relationships to bridge gaps in trust and understanding while protecting communities and reducing crime. They shared their personal experiences with the police and ways in which they have influenced and coached young student athletes to approach the complex issues surrounding policing and society.
The interviews included:
The session also included a panel discussion with:
They discussed their unique partnerships with the coaches to address contemporary police issues and work together to protect their communities. The second panel focused on research regarding community engagement and effective community partnerships. It featured:
Chief Barnes, a nationally recognized leader in police-community relations and a former Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Scholar with the National Institute of Justice, and Professor Nix shared their research on effective community policing programs.