April 2016 Kansas City Regional Community Collaboration Workshop

SPI held its second Community Collaboration Workshop in Kansas City, MO on April 26-27, 2016. The objectives of this workshop were to demonstrate the centrality of community collaboration and community policing in 21st-century policing, identify and discuss challenges and promising practices regarding gauging the community’s perspective on the police and crime issues, discuss strategies for sustaining successful police-community collaborations, based on lessons learned from SPI sites, and learn about technological options for enhancing and sustaining police-community collaborations and police accountability.

During the workshop, participants engaged in panel sessions and breakout groups, and received welcoming remarks and keynote presentations from US Attorney Tammy Dickinson and Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker. Attendees learned about challenges for building police-community collaboration and strategies to change police culture, sustain positive gains, and manage expectations. 

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