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Listening Session: Officer Safety & Wellness


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The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing hosted multiple listening sessions to gain broad input and expertise from stakeholders. The information collected in these meetings informed and advised the Task Force in developing recommendations.

The sixth Listening Session focused on the topic of “Officer Safety and Wellness” and was held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The meeting was open to the public and seating was on a first-come first-served basis. The Listening Session was filmed and can be watched in its entirety online. Please see information on the Listening Session's Disability Access.

You can also access the list of witnesses, their biographies and their prepared statements for the February 23, 2015 Listening Session below:

Officer Wellness:
Laurence Miller bio | submission
David Orr bio | submission
Sandra Ramey bio | submission
John Violanti bio | submission
Yost Zakhary bio | submission

Voices from the Field:
Dianne Bernhard bio | submission
Chuck Canterbury bio | submission
Bill Johnson bio | submission
Jonathan Thompson bio | submission

Officer Safety:
Jane Castor bio | submission
Jerry Demings bio | submission
Alexander Eastman bio | submission
Craig Floyd bio | submission

Labor & Management Relations:
Chuck Wexler bio | submission
Karen Freeman-Wilson submission
Mark Magaw bio
Jim Pasco bio
Dustin Smith bio
Labor Management Joint Statement

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