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Community Policing Virtual Panel
July 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Senator Blunt (MO) and Senator Coons (DE), Co-Chairs of the Senate Law Enforcement Caucus, invite you to join us for a virtual panel on July 30th at 8:00 am CT/9:00 am ET centered on community policing.
Community policing programs aim to ameliorate relations between law enforcement and the communities they serve. A field experiment on community policing, published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, found that community-oriented policing with positive police contact improved community attitudes toward police. We will discuss what community policing policies and programs have worked, the impact that community policing has had on the public, and the role of community policing moving forward.
The panel will feature representatives from the community and from law enforcement: Bishop Mark Tolbert, board member of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners; Rev. Dr. Donald Morton, executive director of the Complexities of Color Coalition; Police Chief Danny Whiteley, chief of police for Poplar Bluff, MO; and Chief Gregory Mullen, chief of police for Clemson University and former chief of police for Charleston, SC. Dr. Karen Amendola of the Police Foundation will moderate.
We look forward to having you join us! Please RSVP to Sydney_Greene@blunt.senate.gov