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Law enforcement executives and officers, experts in the field, researchers and students from Howard University met on March 1, 2018 for a convening - ‘Addressing Gender Diversity in Law Enforcement: A Forum to Discuss Issues Related to Women and Law Enforcement’. The event is one of several conducted by Howard University researchers as part of their FY2015 Community Policing Development (CPD) award ‘Engaging College Students in 21st Century Law Enforcement’.
The convening including a panel discussion on law enforcement career options for women with Chief Vera Bumpers, METRO Police Department; SA LaVerne Hibbert DEA; Assistant Director Stephanie Hampton, DPS; and Deputy Commissioner Tracie Keesee, NYPD, as well as facilitated discussions on special topics with Chief Gina Hawkins of Fayetteville PD; Lt Ozetta Posey, Metro DC PD; and Maj. Sabrina Tapp-Harper, Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office.
The input from convenings and research conducted by Howard University will be complied in a report on law enforcement recruitment and hiring, with special focus on diversity to strengthen agency engagement and skills.
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