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On Wednesday, February 5, 2020, the Academy for Justice hosted Transforming the Police, a one-day conference at the at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference was co-sponsored by Arizona State University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, as well as the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety. As an event, Transforming the Police explored selected chapters of a new book by the same name. The event was designed both to bring attention to recent, important policing reform efforts across the nation and to celebrate the release of the book. These efforts and this book represent important steps forward in thinking about the police, their problems, and the reforms that every police agency should consider adopting.  

Preliminary Agenda

Panel 1 – Implementing Collaborative Strategic Crime Control Studies

Included: Charles Katz (Moderator), Thomas Abt, Gary Cordner, Executive Assistant Chief Michael Kurtenbach, and Chief Anne Kirkpatrick

Panel 2 – Reducing Racial Inequalities in Police Practices

Included: Dani Wallace (Moderator), Frank Rudy Cooper, Delores Jones Brown, Samuel Walker, Commander Andre Anderson

Lunch and Plenary Speech

Included: Arif Alikhan

Panel 3 – Improving Officer Health and Well-Being

Included: Ed Maguire (Moderator), Steve Pitts, Patricia Haynes, and Laura Magnuson

Town Hall – Police/ University Collaborations

Included: Vincent Webb (Moderator), Captain Ivonne Roman, Owen West, John Vinson, Rick Trinkner, and Chief Sylva Moir