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On site at WIFLE Leadership Training -History of Women in Law Enforcement - Afternoon Session 1-5pm

  • August 16, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Grand Salon J
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  • 1:00PM - 5:00PM
    Class Limit: 50


WIFLE Leadership Training
August 16, 2021
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Grand Salon J

History of Women in Law Enforcement:
How They Tackle Institution and Structural Racism/Social Justice and Racial Equity

Pre-Registration Required     Class Limit: 50

History of Women in Law Enforcement:                  How They Tackle Institution and Structural Racism/Social Justice and Racial Equity

Grand Salon J

Pre-Registration Required     Class Limit: 50

Dr. Sharita Jacobs Thompson, Assistant Professor,Prince George’s Community College and   Adjunct Professor – University of the District of Columbia
Dr. Bernard Demczuk, Vice President and Professor, George Washington University (Retired)

Drs. Thompson and Demczuk will examine the history of women in law enforcement and the current issues around the demands for police reform in this Era of George Floyd.  The professors will survey the roots of institutional and structural racism in American history and efforts in law enforcement today overcoming this history by promoting procedural justice, social justice and racial equity.  They will use Critical Race Theory and an analysis of the history of official government public policy to understand the distrust of police in some communities.  They will offer ideas on policing for the future, re-imagining police operations and building better trust between law enforcement and people of color.  Drs. Thompson and Demczuk's method of teaching is not to lecture, but to engage law enforcement officers in a dialogue on policing for the future while learning from our shared history.  After their presentation, WIFLE will invite law enforcement scholars to offer commentary on their presentations and engage the audience in a dialogue on the history of law enforcement and lessons learned for the future. 

Lynda R. Williams, Immediate Past President, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Professor of the Practice –Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Criminal Justice,Deputy Assistant Director (Retired) – U.S. Secret Service

Marcia K. Thompson, ESQ, Chief Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) – Jensen Hughes

Col. Brenda Dietzman​ (Retired), Undersheriff in Charge of Jail Operations, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and Co-Founder of Wayfinder Consulting, LLC

The WIFLE Foundation, Inc.'s Annual Leadership Training enhances law enforcement knowledge in critical and timely topics by skilled presenters in various law enforcement fields from a variety of Federal, State and local agencies. Highly acclaimed, WIFLE is a leader in professional training for women advancing their law enforcement career.

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