Police and Community Come Together to Solve Gun Violence and Racial Profiling

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Black Law Enforcement Officers Hold Community Training Conference in Rocky Hill, CT

The National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc will hold its 2014 Spring Education and Training Conference at the Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, 100 Capitol Blvd. in Rocky Hill, CT during the weekend of February 28th through March 1st 2014. The general community is invited to attend.

Themed “Solving Gun Violence and Racial Profiling Through Community Policing”, the conference will feature a series of workshops on topics of interest to both law enforcement and community members-at-large, is designed to develop and instill Community Policing as a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime, and assist in the establishment of collaborative partnerships between law enforcement and the individuals and organizations they serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police. Business sessions, which will include the election of new national officers, will be attended by certified delegates from chapter organizations across the northeast region of the United States, however all workshops and training sessions will be open to both local law enforcement and the general public.

Featured speakers will include Chief Dean Esserman of the New Haven Police Department, Chief Ronnell Higgins of the Yale University Police Department, Jiles Ship, past President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Lieut. Charles Wilson of the Rhode Island College Police Department, Mildred Grenough, LCSW of the Yale School of Medicine, and representatives of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Workshops begin at 9:00 AM on Friday, February 28, 2014.

Culminating the two-day event will be an Awards Banquet held on Saturday, March 1st beginning at 6:00 PM, honoring law enforcement officers and community members who have served the community through enhancing efforts to bring about safe communities and strengthen bonds with their law enforcement partners.

Conference registrations, which are open to the general public, are $100.00 per person and can be made online at http://conference.nableo.org. Tickets for the dinner affair, which is also open to the general public, are $50.00 per person and can also be purchased online. For further information regarding conference registrations, workshops, the awards dinner, etc., contact Sally Thomason, Conference Chair, at 732-469-2690 or by email at mzst101(at)aol(dot)com.

The National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc., a 501.c.3 non-profit, is a premier national organization representing the interests and concerns of African American, Latino and other criminal justice practitioners of color serving in law enforcement, corrections, and investigative agencies throughout the United States, and the communities in which they serve.


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