Law enforcement-community engagement training focus of national conference
Attendees learned about best and promising community outreach practices and resources that will help them excel in their roles
By Police1 Staff
ATLANTA — The inaugural Professionalizing Law Enforcement-Community Engagement Training (PLECET) National Conference, held May 3-6 in Atlanta, brought together 800+ law enforcement professionals tasked with community relations and outreach to develop the critical field of law enforcement-community engagement.
The goal of the conference was to provide resources for the emerging community engagement sector of policing by establishing an annual specialized training, networking and professional development summit for sworn and non-sworn personnel assigned to community engagement roles in law enforcement agencies across the nation.
During the event, public safety community engagement practitioners learned about best and promising community outreach practices and resources that will help them excel in their roles. Participants also had an opportunity to formally and informally network with other law enforcement professionals working in similar roles across the nation.
The conference culminated in a national town hall meeting on May 5 that focused on effectively utilizing community engagement to reduce crime and build trust. A recording is available here:
The event was organized by MovementForward, Inc., an Atlanta-based national human and civil rights organization led by the Reverend Markel Hutchins, which also organizes the annual National Faith & Blue Weekend.
For more information, visit www.plecetconference2023.org.