July 15, 2021, 2 p.m. ET | Virtual
A constructive relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve is essential to addressing historic disparities that face Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and improving safety for those most impacted by traffic crashes. Providing opportunities to foster positive engagement between law enforcement and BIPOC communities is integral to building understanding and trust. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore how focusing solely on enforcement of moving violations, rather than non-safety offenses, bolstered community relations and lowered crashes in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Delve into a Connecticut initiative that analyzes traffic stop data to identify racial disparities and help law enforcement agencies institute strategies that build public trust in the communities they serve. And learn how a Central Pennsylvania-based Minority Youth Forum is helping to break down cultural barriers between State Police Cadets and BIPOC students.
- Harold Medlock, Chief (ret.), Fayetteville, North Carolina Police Department
- Corporal Aaron Allen, Pennsylvania State Police
- Ken Barone, Policy & Research Specialist, Institute of Municipal and Regional Policy at Central Connecticut State University
Moderator: Chuck DeWeese, GHSA Executive Board Chair & Assistant Commissioner, New York Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
This webinar is free, but you must register here. Thanks to the support of our 2021 Highway Safety Champions, it’s presented as a warm-up to the GHSA’s Annual Meeting, which will be held in-person, September 11-15 in Denver, Colorado. We hope to see you in the Mile High City.