January 2016 Portland Regional Community Collaboration Workshop

On January 13–14, 2016, SPI held its first Community Collaboration Workshop, hosted at the Portland, OR Police Bureau. 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 Chief Lawrence P. O’Dea III (Portland, OR Police Bureau), Ms. Janice Hebert (Chief of the Civil Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office, DOJ), Undersheriff Kevin C. McMahill (Las Vegas, NV Metropolitan Police Department), and Chief Richard Twiss (Indio, CA Police Department). 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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