Improving and Retaining Spiritual Values and Resiliency in the Law Enforcement Community
Institute For Spirituality & Policing
INTERNATIONAL POLICE CONFERENCE: JANUARY 27th, 2021
We worked to produce an International police conference that provided an opportunity for police and community to come together around the world and discuss the current climate between police and community. The button will take you to the conference site.
We had over 500 participants from around the world. Here is just a snapshot from the conference site:
"The tragic deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, and Ahmaud Arbery in Atlanta have highlighted a crescendo of crisis facing our law enforcement organizations; a powerful watershed moment where our communities are demanding the pursuit of progressive changes in the ways in which we are policed around the globe. Throughout this conference, we will be discussing key debates and concerns that such demands have inspired, as well as conceptualizing potential ways forward in policing practice that may eventually establish trust and balance between the police and the public. For example, what do people mean when they call for “defunding” the police, and what would be the logistical implications of such a change? How might we best support our police and marginalized communities as we explore and transition into new ways of policing? Could we imagine the adoption of a humanistic style of policing, focusing on the heart and soul of what it is to be human? It is our belief that to effectively explore such questions and the general need for change, we must bring law enforcement and community together to share perspectives about the current crisis."
We have created a virtual reader. We had several participants who contributed articles about the current topic; their thoughts and perspectives around police and community. The reader is free on Apple Books as well as a PDF. Please contact us if you would like a copy sent to you.