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On-Demand Webinar: What cops want in 2021: Key findings from Police1’s State of the Industry survey

Our expert panel discusses officers’ opinions on critical issues currently impacting law enforcement including the criminal justice reforms that officers support and police officer job satisfaction levels


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2020 was a year of unprecedented change and uncertainty for law enforcement agencies. Calls for police reform and defunding dominated headlines in the mainstream media, but the future of the criminal justice system is being dictated and decided by everyone except police officers.

To provide officers a voice in setting the future of policing, Police1 conducted its first State of the Industry survey to understand how the law enforcement profession wants to evolve. More than 4,300 LEOs responded from agencies large and small serving urban, suburban and rural areas.

During this webinar, sponsored by Getac Video Solutions, panelists discussed the findings of the survey, including:

  • What causes officers to be satisfied and dissatisfied with their careers and why they may consider leaving law enforcement;
  • The criminal justice reforms officers support and the reforms they do not support;
  • How police leaders can use the survey data to improve recruitment and retention.

Meet the panelists

Bob Harrison is a retired police chief who is an adjunct researcher with the non-profit, non-partisan RAND Corporation. He is also a course manager for the CA POST Command College. Bob consults with police agencies in California and beyond on strategy, leadership and innovation. He holds a Postgraduate Degree in Business Strategy & Innovation from the University of Oxford, and master’s degrees from two U.S. universities.

Janay Gasparini, Ph.D., is a former police officer who served as a police instructor, FTO and crime scene technician. Gasparini has taught collegiate criminal justice courses since 2009 and is currently an assistant professor of criminal justice at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Barry Reynolds is the director of The Center for Excellence in Public Safety Leadership and an associate professor of criminal justice at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. Barry has over 35 years of professional experience, including 31 years as a law enforcement officer and supervisor. Barry also served with the Wisconsin Department of Justice as a senior training officer in the Training and Standards Bureau.

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Bob Harrison, Janay Gasparini and Barry Reynolds.

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