September 9, 2020 | 2pm EDT
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the role of police has expanded to include the enforcement of public-health safety regulations in congruence with local, state, and federal law. With citizens of their jurisdictions eager to escape quarantine and return to normal life, this has been a challenge.
The tragedy and scope of COVID-19 has shown its face in astronomical death tolls and extreme personal sacrifice, with the weight of the pandemic falling hardest on minority communities – specifically on those of Black and Latino Americans. While members of these communities are becoming infected and dying of COVID-19 at higher rates than others, they are also finding themselves in more contact with local law enforcement because of social distancing and additional pandemic-related regulations.
This panel will discuss the challenges of enforcing coronavirus regulations, the impact it has had across different communities, and how that has affected initiatives focused on more equitable policing.
Registration is free.
This event was made possible by Target.
September 11, 2020 | 8:30am EDT
Join us virtually at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for a special service in honor of the law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty as a result of September 11, 2001, attacks. Access the service on the Memorial Facebook page at 8:15am Eastern.
September 30, 2020 | 11am EDT
Police executives across the country are considering changes to how law enforcement personnel will combat crime in an era of elevated scrutiny. NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, in a letter to all personnel, acknowledged that police officers must “fight crime differently…with less street-stops…while better utilizing data, intelligence, and all the technology at [our] disposal.” Similarly, in numerous legislative chambers throughout the nation, regulatory guidelines involving chokeholds, excessive force, on-the-job training, and more transparent officer misconduct reporting are poised to transform law enforcement behavior as we know it. This conversation will highlight perspectives from prominent industry leaders and observers on the future of policing in America.
This program is made possible by Thomson Reuters.
October 7, 2020 | 2pm EDT
Across the country, the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the depth and severity of the nation’s homelessness crisis. As first responders, law enforcement officers are frequently dispatched to address situations involving homelessness-related health emergencies or public safety challenges.
Lack of access to regular care for mental and physical health conditions, as well as substance use disorders among people who are homeless, can lead to frequent 911 calls and law enforcement interactions. Left with few options but to arrest, disperse, or issue a citation, many officers experience frustration at what amounts to a revolving door between homelessness and the criminal justice system—a cycle that disproportionately affects people of color.
Collaboration between law enforcement and community homelessness services is needed to better address the core issues at hand.
This panel discussion is intended to discuss these collaborative efforts and gain an understanding of unsheltered homelessness, while working to reduce related contact with the criminal justice system.
- Habsi Kaba, Director of Crisis Intervention Teams, Miami-Dade County (FL) Police Department, Police Mental Health Collaboration
- Aaron Dahl, Sergeant, Vacaville (CA) Police Department
- Eric Weaver, Executive Director, Overcoming the Darkness, LLC
- Borinquen (Bo) Hall, Homeless Liaison Specialist, Miami Beach (FL) Police Department Homeless Resource Unit
- Michael L. Ferrell, Executive Director, The Coalition for the Homeless
Participants who register are invited to submit questions and engage our presenters throughout the conversation.
Join us on October 10, 2020 to honor law enforcement.
Participate in the 2020 Run for the Badge on October 10, 2020 virtually from wherever you are to honor law enforcement.
October 11, 2020 | 10am EDT
Join us virtually at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial for a live reading of the 307 names added to the walls of the Memorial this spring. In addition to special remarks and the reading of names, there will be an Honor Guard presentation. Access the service on the Memorial Facebook page at 10:00am Eastern.
This service is made possible by Verizon.
October 14, 2020 | 2Pm EDT
Suicide prevention is a major concern within law enforcement. Health and wellness programs are being created across the country to help officers and their families ensure that they will not become victims of a suicide tragedy. This virtual panel discussion will explore such prevention programs and share other avenues that address suicide prevention by engaging law enforcement leadership in their strategies and best practices.
The 21st Annual National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Golf Classic will be held November 2-5, 2020 and is the WORLD’S LARGEST LAW ENFORCEMENT GOLF EVENT and you’ll have the opportunity to play some of the most requested courses in Myrtle Beach.
Proceeds benefit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
Last year’s event raised $25,000 and brought our 20-year total donated to the Memorial to $700,000. Your registration includes a donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.
In the spirit of the Memorial, we invite any golfer, male or female with or without a USGA handicap, to participate.
Contact us: info@NLEOMGC.com • 585.391.3961
November 4, 2020 | 2pm EDT
In a technologically advanced world, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are integral to several careers, but what about Law Enforcement? Join the National Law Enforcement Museum and a panel of experts as we explore the many facets of Forensic Science including recent technological innovations and an array of established and emerging career opportunities in the field.
November 10, 2020 | 11:00am-4:00pm Eastern
Access is Virtual
The Destination Zero Officer Safety and Wellness Conference is the preeminent bi-annual gathering of law enforcement officials who are dedicated to improving the safety and wellness of their employees. Sponsored by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and produced by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) as a component of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) VALOR Initiative and in partnership with Verizon, this symposium will feature prominent keynote speakers, two live panel discussions, the 2020 National Officer Safety and Wellness awards ceremony, and sessions featuring past Destination Zero national award winners and finalists.