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Between Black and Blue: Complexity within the Black law enforcement community

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 2:00 PM

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum (NLEMM) and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) are working together to create discussions that will lead to better support for our Black law enforcement officers and encourage new recruits...

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February 25, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

Between Black and Blue: Complexity within the Black law enforcement community

The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum (NLEMM) and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) are working together to create discussions that will lead to better support for our Black law enforcement officers and encourage new recruits to join the force and protect our communities. Although decades of reform and diversity efforts have led to some gains in the recruitment of Black police officers, it has not been enough to keep pace with the changing demographics of the country. At the same time, some Black officers who pursue careers in law enforcement have complained of a condemnation from members of their community skeptical of law enforcement as well as from their recruiting agency that is resistant to self-examination regarding race and institutional bias.

This discussion will examine the potential “double backlash” facing Black police officers and pathways to changing the culture inside agencies that could result in a more positive perception of the law enforcement community. Does the Black community support Black law enforcement? Should agencies and departments work toward recruiting officers that better reflect the communities they serve? What impact could this have on preventing crime and building trust between law enforcement and the community?

These questions and more will be answered by our panelists in a two-part live virtual discussion focusing on the varied perspectives within law enforcement and the community.

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March 25, 2021 | 2:00-4:00pm

The Female Force: Empowering Women in Law Enforcement

Despite efforts to increase representation, the percentage of women in law enforcement has remained stagnant for the past few decades. Women constitute less than 13% of total officers and a much smaller proportion of leadership positions despite comprising over half of the total US population. This discussion will focus on why we need to increase women in law enforcement. How do women contribute in ways that differ from their male colleagues? What strengths do women bring to the field and how do they impact the safety of officers and the communities they serve? There is limited empirical research on how to increase the number of women in policing, retain and promote them and for understanding their unique challenges. Join us for a discussion that will continue to build from the stories and insights shared during our Breaking the Blue Ceiling program in December of 2020.

These questions and more will be answered by our panelists in a two-part live virtual discussion focusing on the varied perspectives within law enforcement and the community.

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April 22

Tribal Policing and Officer Safety

While the safety and wellness risks of being a police officer are generally understood, law enforcement in tribal regions carries with it a unique set of challenges. From unpaved roads to community tensions, this program will cover some of the unique risks tribal officers face on the job.

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Events Calendar

8:00 PM Eastern
May 13

Virtual Candlelight Vigil

Law Enforcement
Ceremony

This year, 307 names are being engraved on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC, adding to the nearly 22,000 killed in the line of duty already memorialized there. Join us as law enforcement leaders, celebrities,...

6:00 PM EDT
May 20

Viewpoint Virtual Happy Hour: Reflections on the 2010 West Memphis Shooting with Sheriff Mike Neal

Law Enforcement
Talk

A toast to hero Sheriff Michael K. Neal Hear the first-hand experience of Sheriff Michael K. Neal on the 10th anniversary of the unforgettable day in West Memphis, Arkansas, that has been memorialized by the signature suspended truck on permanent...

2:00 PM
Jun 24

The Definition of Insanity: Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Law Enforcement
Talk

Join the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum for this special exploration of the PBS documentary The Definition of Insanity. The film chronicles the Miami-Dade Criminal Mental Health Project, an innovative prison diversion program. The Definition of Insanity illustrates how...

1:00 pm
Jul 14

Panel Discussion: Mid-Year Law Enforcement Fatalities Report

Law Enforcement
Talk

Keeping Officers’ Names Off the Wall Please join us for a presentation of the preliminary numbers of U.S. law enforcement fatalities from January – June 2020 as recorded by the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum. Reviewing and discussing this...

Panel Discussion: Law Enforcement Anti-Bias Programs
2:00 PM
Aug 10

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Law Enforcement Anti-Bias Programs

Talk

American Sign Language (ASL) and Closed Captioning will be available for this program. Many states throughout the U.S. have mandated that officers go through anti-bias training as part of sweeping police legislation. Anti-bias training has been part of officer training...

2:00 PM
Sep 09

Equitable Policing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Law Enforcement
Talk

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the role of police has expanded to include the enforcement of public-health safety regulations in congruence with local, state, and federal law. With citizens of their jurisdictions eager to escape quarantine and return...

11:00 AM
Sep 30

Of Things to Come: Technology, Training and New Policing Guidelines in America

Law Enforcement
Talk

Police executives across the country are considering changes to how law enforcement personnel will combat crime in an era of elevated scrutiny. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, in a letter to all personnel, acknowledged that police officers must “fight crime differently…with...

Crisis and Homeless Intervention Strategies
2:00 PM
Oct 07

Crisis and Homeless Intervention Strategies: Paths to Progress and Understanding

Law Enforcement
Talk

Across the country, the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the depth and severity of the nation’s homelessness crisis. As first responders, law enforcement officers are frequently dispatched to address situations involving homelessness-related health emergencies or public safety challenges.

2:00 PM
Oct 14

Preventing Death by Suicide: A Chief-to-Chief Leadership Wellness Discussion

Law Enforcement

Suicide prevention is a major concern within law enforcement. Health and wellness programs are being created across the country to help officers and their families ensure that they will not become victims of a suicide tragedy. This virtual panel discussion...