The Law Enforcement Community: A Network of Support for Lasting Change

Panel discussion planned for June 17 to discuss specific challenges for
officers and pathways for safer communities

Washington, DC, (June 14, 2021)—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will host a free,virtual event with goals of bridging communication gaps and improving coordination with community organizations regarding policing. The event will be held on June 17 via Zoom beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The law enforcement community has an increased relevance to Americans over the last year and there are countless groups and individuals working across the country to collaborate in order to improve policing and relationships within their communities.

Leaders from various departments, agencies, and organizations work together every day to listen and attempt to learn new ways to improve in these areas that involve policing. However, community members are not always aware of efforts undertaken by law enforcement within their own communities, while those within law enforcement may not always have a platform to share successes or learn new ideas from their colleagues from other departments.

The Network of Support for Lasting Change Program will address these potential communication gaps, with the aim of harnessing constructive conversation between law enforcement and the community, as well as sharing examples of how each is contributing to making neighborhoods safer.

A new social media platform, Community Alliances and Law Enforcement Bulletin Network (CALEB), will also be launched as part of the program designed to foster productive conversations like this one.

These points and more will be discussed by panelists in a live, virtual event focusing on the varied perspectives within law enforcement and the community.

“This is a great opportunity for law enforcement and community organizations to come together and share best practices for the future,” said Marcia Ferranto, CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. “Constructive dialogue and collaboration with other departments and agencies is a central component in making it safer for those who serve.”

Welcome remarks will be provided by Steve LaGanke, Global Marketing Manager – Defense with Dupont and Sharon Sayles Belton, Vice President, Government Affairs and Community Relations with Thomson Reuters.

The discussion will be moderated by Axel Threlfall, Editor at Large, with Reuters.

Panelists include: Chief Jeffrey Glover, Tempe, AZ, Chief Brian Peete, Montpelier, VT, Florence Chung, Founder and CEO, Engage: Public Safety, Rev. Markel Hutchins, CEO, Movement Forward, Inc., and Renee Mitchell, President, American Society of Evidence-Based Policing.
To register to attend the virtual panel discussion, visit:

Media who wish to attend the panel discussion, please contact Daniel Forde at 601-664-2010.

The CALEB Network is made possible by DuPont. Additional support is provided by Thomson Reuters.


About the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum
Established in 1984, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial contains the names of 22,611 officers who have died in the line of duty throughout U.S. history. For more information about the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, visit Authorized by Congress in 2000, the 57,000-square-foot National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building tells the story of American law enforcement by providing visitors a “walk in the shoes” experience along with educational journeys, immersive exhibitions, and insightful programs. The Museum is an initiative of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information on the Law Enforcement Museum, visit

Daniel Forde
(601) 664-2010