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Recaps of Featured Past Events
Building Trust Between Citizens and Law Enforcement
Sept. 13, 2017, 9am-Noon
Herrick District Library, 300 S. River, Holland, MI 49423
A panel of government leaders will discuss strategies used to build trust and foster positive relations between citizens and law enforcement. Robert Stevenson will also speak about the MACP Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. Click here to see agenda.
Race & Law Enforcement in the Urban Community - post card
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Lawrence Technological University
College of Architecture & Design Auditorium
Speakers & Moderators Biographies
Local police officials meet to discuss race and law enforcement - C&G Newspaper, April 12, 2017
County Sheriff, Chiefs from Southfield, Oak Park, Farmington Hills Discuss Race - Oakland County Times, April 8, 2017
Active Shooter Response Guide - Oakland County Sheriff's Office
Face-to-Face with Law Enforcement
The Critical Importance of Implementing a Fair and Impartial Policing Culture - Gene King, Law Enforcement Action Forum Coordinator
"It Takes a Village" State of the Black Youth Address - 144K Adventist Youth Ministries, April 8, 2017
Oakland County Community Programs
Racial gap in U.S. arrest rates: 'Staggering disparity' - Brad Heath, USA Today, Nov. 18, 2014
Refugees up, crime down in Southfield, elsewhere - Neil Rubin, The Detroit News, Feb. 9, 2017
Traffic Stop Brochure
You & The Police
Youth Arrests and Health - Health Impact Assessment
Challenges and Successes - Eric D. Hawkins, Chief of Police, Southfield
Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus
Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police - Robert Stevenson, Executive Director, Michigan Association of Police Chiefs
Michigan State Police and Community - Calvin Hart, Lieutenant, Michigan State Police
Oak Park Department of Public Safety - Steve Cooper, Director of Public Safety, Oak Park
Race, Equity and Leadership: Race & Law Enforcement in the Urban Community - Timothy A. Evans, REAL Senior Associate, National League of Cities
March 22, 2016 - Inclusive Communities, Capital Conference, Lansing
America’s demographics are changing at an accelerated pace. In that light, the economic growth and sustainability of Michigan communities is linked to our willingness to include diverse groups of people. Communities that welcome, foster trust, and proactively integrate everyone into the fabric of everyday life are at a distinct advantage over those who do not. This session will educate participants about the importance and benefits of creating a diverse and inclusive community, increase awareness of current inequities within the community, and provide strategies for overcoming bias and creating an inclusive community.
Nov. 14, 2015 - Race & Law Enforcement in the Urban Community, Saginaw
Race relations have taken on a heightened seriousness in recent months with high-profile cases of police incidents involving African-American men and women. This forum, featuring and national and state speakers, explored the causes and offered some solutions to improving the relationship between law enforcement and the African-American community.
Blog reviewing highlights of event
Final Report of The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, May 2015
Policing in 2015: Addressing Use of Force and Other Critical Issues, Chuck Wexler, executive director, Police Executive Research Forum
Engaging Your Community: Addressing Safety and Liability Concerns while Improving Customer Relationships, Michael G. Fann, director of loss control, and George D. Dalton, assistant director of loss control, The Pool
ACLU Bust Card
What to do when Stopped by the Police, National Black Police Association, Inc.
Police Chiefs, Looking to Diversify Forces, Face Structural Hurdles, The New York Times, Nov. 7, 2015 (Article featuring William T. Rilley III, Inkster Police Chief)
Panel Diagnoses Racial and Economic Inequity Challenges in Washtenaw County, Mlive, Nov. 9, 2015 (Article featuring Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton)
Three-part series on body cam issues:
Nov. 1, 2013 - 9th Annual Fundraising Dinner, Ypsilanti
April 13, 2013 - Statewide Forum on the Privatization of Prisons, Ypsilanti
November 9, 2012 - 8th Annual Fundraising Dinner, Lansing
October 21, 2011 - Annual Fundraising Dinner, Detroit.
Guest speakers were Harvey Hollins, Director, Michigan’s Office of Urban and Metropolitan Initiatives; John Gardner, Senior Manager, Government Affairs, Comcast; and Tyrone Winfrey, President, Detroit Public Schools Board of Education.
October 9, 2010 - 2010 Annual Fundraising Dinner, Kalamazoo.
Guest speaker was Honorable Brenda Lawrence, Mayor of Southfield and Democratic nominee for Michigan Lieutenant Governor
The Michigan Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Fifth Annual Fundraising event was a great success! The event took place on Saturday, October 3, and was hosted by the city of Inkster. There were approximately 70 people in attendance with municipal officials from Inkster, Romulus, Ypsilanti, Saginaw, and Muskegon. The keynote speaker was Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon who spoke on the events theme Uniting for our Future. Debbie Dingell made a brief appearance and shared a few remarks with the group on behalf of her husband Congressman John Dingell. State Representative Shanelle Jackson, executive vice chairperson of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) gave greetings on behalf of the 25 state legislators that make up the group. Jackson said that she is looking forward to MLBC partnering with MBC-LEO on future events. After dinner and the keynote address the group received a proclamation from the city of Romulus, a resolution from Wayne County, and a special tribute from the state of Michigan signed by Governor Granholm. Photos>
The Fourth Annual Michigan Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (MBC-LEO) Fundraising Event was a huge success! Approximately 100 people were in attendance, including elected officials from Inkster, Kentwood, Muskegon, Ypsilanti, Southfield, Muskegon Heights and, of course, the city of Saginaw, Buena Vista Township, and Saginaw County. More >
The fundraising event on October 20 was a success. Representative
Robert Dean was the guest speaker. Elected officials from
Madison Heights, Southfield, Muskegon, Muskegon Heights, Kentwood and
Saginaw attended the event. More>
MBC-LEO sponsorship form (PDF)