This groundbreaking summit was presented by the Black Chamber of Arizona in conjunction with the University of Phoenix College of Security and Criminal Justice and the Checkered Flag Run Foundation. The event featured an interactive, results-oriented dialog including several police chiefs from across the nation and an audience comprised of law enforcement professionals, community-based organizations, businesses and government leaders. Panelists included Phoenix Police Chief Joseph Yahner, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, Denver Police Chief Robert White, Atlanta Police Deputy Chief Cerelyn (CJ) Davis, Oakland Police Deputy Chief Danielle Outlaw, Seattle Police Assistant Chief Perry Tarrant and Retired Director Lonnie Lawrence.
The summit highlighted community engagement best practices in an effort to replicate them nationwide and to provide a new foundation for increased understanding and improved community-police relations. Conscious and unconscious biases that contribute to the dynamics of community engagement, and perceptions and other behavioral shifts in the community that influence these dynamics were also explored.
From the San Francisco Bay Area region 6 chapter of NOBLE