Think and Drink: Policing, community, protection, and trust in the 21st century

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Think and Drink: Policing, community, protection, and trust in the 21st century

What Makes a Police Officer

Join us for a fourth season of Think & Drink as we tackle policing in Maine, its intersection with race, and how our local experience connects with what we see across the rest of the United States.

How does society define criminal behavior, and who is a criminal? What do we want from our police, and how are they trained? What powers do we place in the hands of the state (police, legal system, prisons), and how do we monitor the use of those powers? Do communities suffer collateral damage from being policed, and do those who do the policing face emotional challenges of their own?

The second topic in our series in policing, comunity, protection and trust in the 21st centry is: What makes a police officer: Training and expectations of law enforcement

The pannelists for this discussion are:

Sarah Walton, Executive Director of PE+ACE (Policing Education & Active Civic Engagement), co-author of Maine Law Enforcement Officer’s Manual, and former Maine Assistant Attorney General and Jamie Rooney,  York Police Department 

We have a new moderator for this year’s series: Samaa Abdurraqib, who has facilitated many a discussion for the MHC’s special audience programs (in addition to her full-time work with the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence). A native of Minnesota, Samaa earned her Masters and Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College for a number of years and has also been an adjunct professor at USM. 

April 5, 2017
6:30 PM
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