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HAPCOA Attends White House Forum: Advancing 21st Century Policing

May 24, 2016

(Washington, DC)  On Monday, May 23, 2016 the President’s Task Force of 21st Century Policing, directed by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, held a forum to issue its ‘One–Year Progress Report’ regarding the May 2015 release of its task force’s final report which included 59 recommendations and 92 action items.

This document has become a foundational document serving as an anchor for an ongoing national discussion on policing reform. 

Major law enforcement and civic organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), National Sheriff’s Association (NSA), Major County Sheriff’s Association (MCSA), National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NEOMF), US Symposium of Mayors, Police Foundation, and Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association (HAPCOA) have taken leadership roles in brining the task force report’s key findings to the attention of their 800,000 members and featuring the report at training sessions and annual symposiums.  During this forum IACP Director for Strategic Partnerships, John Firman, publicly recognized HAPCOA for creating its 2015 national training symposium focused on the recommendations of the task force’s final report.

The Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States, delivered the keynote remarks at this forum.  Several panel discussions were presented to discuss advancing the 21st Century Policing Project and also Task Force Projects In-Depth: A View from Organizations Supporting the Field. 

Approximately 200 senior leaders in law enforcement nationwide attend this White House event.  Invited by the White House to represent HAPCOA at this event was Executive Director Tony Chapa.

Photo:  Attorney General Lynch addresses the White House Advancing 21st Century Policing Forum.  Others providing remarks included: Neil Eggleston, Counsel to the President; Jerry Abramson, Deputy Assistant to the President; and Ronald Davis, Director, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.


Photo:  President’s Task Force Members: Cedric Alexander, Susan Lee Rahr, Brittany Packnett, Sean Smoot, Jose Lopez and Roberto Villasenor.

Photo:  An overview of the Advancing 21st Century Policing Project presented by: Noble Wray, COPS; Chips Stewart, Director, CNA; and John Firman, IACP.

Photo:  Task Force Projects In-Depth: A View from Organizations Supporting the Field. Dwayne Crawford, NOBLE; Michael Ferrence, Major County Sheriff’s Association; Kevin Morison, PERF; Vincent Talucci, IACP; Jonathan Thompson, National Sheriff’s Association; Laura Waxman, US Symposium of Mayors; and Craig Floyd, NLEOMF.

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