The “First Midwest Conference on 21st Century Policing” will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus.
The Midwest Conference on 21st Century Policing will be an excellent opportunity for bringing law enforcement professionals, business-community leaders, and elected officials together to discuss the current crisis in policing and the recommendations from President Obama’s Special Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which will help resolve this current crisis between community of colors and local law enforcement agencies.
There will be an excellent line up of nationally known law enforcement and criminal justice speakers including:
* Susan Rahr, who served on President Obama’s Special Task Force on 21st Century Policing and was the former Sheriff of King County [Seattle] Washington and is the current Director of Police Training for the State of Washington;
* Internationally known University of Wisconsin Law Professor & Criminal Law expert Herman Goldstein will provide his perspective on the crisis in American policing & the recommendations from 21st Century Policing:
* Police Capt. Jim Mallery of the Kalamazoo Police Department, who will focus on “neighborhood policing,” how best it works and the importance of building neighborhood trust in Post 9/11 & the post killings of unarmed citizens;
* Police Capt. Charles “Chip” Huth,Kansas City SWAT team commander,who will discuss “unconditional respect” towards citizens and how it will works and the need for continuous police training and improvement;
* Rev. Everett Mitchell, pastor, community activist and former county prosecutor, will speak on legal and moral issues of policing and will provide his perspectives and expertise on the use of “deadly force;”
* Former Madison Police Chief David Couper, a minister, peace activists and author of “Arrested Development,” will speak on Racism, Corruption & Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Policing;
* Moderator and Former Chair of Madison’s Task Force on Race Relations & Traffic Stops A.J. Nino Amato is the co-author of “Today’s Hidden Racism: A Polite Apartheid” and First Vice Chair for the NAACP of Dane County.
Now more than ever, this is the time for all of us to do something about today’s crisis in law enforcement and the urgent need for all of us to come together as community leaders, elected officials, and law enforcement professionals.
Registration is limited, so if you are able to join us, please immediately pre-register by clicking here.