The Future of Policing in 2021 & Beyond

If COVID-19, major nationwide demonstrations, and continuous calls to “defund the police” teach us anything, it’s that policing in the United States must change to serve the public successfully and safely. But what changes are needed, how should they be implemented, and what kind of resources are necessary to support effective reform for police departments?

Because metrics like crime rates do not show the full picture, discussions need to happen around many topics, such building community trust in a meaningful and measurable way. Experts say the focus should be on the areas where trust is the weakest; on people in the community who fear the police the most. What approach is best to build that trust—and what programs will help departments understand how to design that approach? How can we renew and recharge police officers to help them perform at the level the public is demanding of them?

With the new Biden administration coming in, what kind of changes can we expect to see, both immediately and long term? Will anything change between now and 2025?

Staffing shortages, budget cuts, a continued pandemic, and historically significant events all shape the reality that police reform is coming.

On January 19 at 1 p.m. EST, Jonathan Wender of Polis Solutions, Michael Nila of Blue Courage, and Ari Vidali of Envisage Technologies will discuss their predictions for policing in the United States over the next few years, and offer recommendations on how departments and officers can facilitate positive change.

Join this live webinar where panelists will discuss:

  • What things might significantly change in police departments over the next year?
  • How can science and technology play a role in police reform?
  • What kind of efforts are going to make significant positive change to policing?
  • What is the impact of a high number of retirees and officers leaving the field?
  • How will the events of 2020 affect and influence policing as we move forward?

Posted on Jan 14, 2021