Equity and Inclusion/Social Justice: ICMA Community Conversations
Marchers in the street are demanding that communities re-evaluate what is being spent on policing. Are there better alternatives?
Let’s start with the roadmaps that are out there. National law enforcement experts will discuss the 21st Century Policing report prepared by The President’s Task Force in May 2015. They will look at the history which led up to the report and cover highlights that remain applicable today.
But for communities that want to look at reforming, improving, or “defunding” police in various tasks – they”ll also discuss how go about it, i.e, reallocating some police resources to bring in social workers, EMS responders, mental health specialists, and other professionals able to respond to emergency calls.
Tom Wieczorek, Director, Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM)
Matt Fulton, Vice President, POLCO, National Citizen Survey/National Research Center
Deputy Chief Wayne Hiltz, B.S., former Interim Chief of Police, Pasadena and Irwindale Police Department, California
Chief Demosthenes M. Long, ED.D, J.D., M.A., Associate, Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM)
Leonard Matarese, Director, Research and Development, Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM)
Chief John E. Perez, Chief of Police, City of Pasadena, California
Matt Zavadsky, President, National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT)