Reimagining Policing: Procedural Policing to Procedural Justice Reimagining Policing: Procedural Policing to Procedural Justice August 19–20, 2021 City Space, Charlottesville Relational policing is at an inflection point. The public’s trust and confidence in this vital institution of democracy is suffering. This has had a corrosive impact on police morale and has sparked public protests in Charlottesville and Albemarle County – and, indeed, in communities across the nation. At this critical moment, there is an opportunity to reimagine policing in an intentional, inclusive, equitable, and more just way. This requires meaningful engagement from a cross-section of stakeholders. On August 19-20, 2021, the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy brought together a cross-section of community leaders and engaged citizens for a workshop to learn about and consider new pathways forward for policing on Grounds, in Charlottesville, and across the Commonwealth. This workshop, entitled “Reimagining Policing: Procedural Policing to Procedural Justice,” took an interactive and collaborative approach to co-designing policies and practices that will improve relational policing. It equipped participants to be proactive, in a co-active or collaborative way, in addressing problems that impact the co-production of public safety, public order, and community well-being. The workshop was co-led by Dr. RaShall Brackney, Chief of the Charlottesville Police Department, and Dr. Brian N. Williams, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Batten School. In addition, a group of leading scholars and practitioners presented on the history, policy, and current challenges in policing. This program was organized by BattenX, the Batten School’s executive education and lifelong learning initiative. Participants in this workshop included local public officials, police officers and administrators, community leaders, students, and engaged citizens. It was designed to provide a safe and brave space for communication among community stakeholders, between the public and its public servants, and across individual, institutional, and organizational divides. Those who completed this workshop: Gained knowledge about the history of policing in the local community, present challenges, and proposed pathways for the future Acquired the skills necessary to be an effective leader in the co-production of public safety, public order, and community well-being Expanded their professional network by developing relationships with a cross-section of community leaders and engaged citizens Program Type Workshop Program Fee$495 CredentialCertificate of Completion Mode of InstructionIn-Person Dr. RaShall M. Brackney Dr. RaShall M. Brackney is the Chief of Police for Charlottesville, Virginia. Formerly, she served in the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for 30 years and the Chief of Police of the George Washington University. Dr. Brackney is recognized as an expert in the areas of harm reduction, procedural and restorative justice practices, and community-police relations. She is a fellow at Carnegie-Mellon University’s Institute for Politics and Strategy, as well as a member of the Vera Institute’s national Steering Committee for Policing Programs. Brian N. Williams I am an Associate Professor of Public Policy in the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, after previous faculty appointments at Florida State University, Vanderbilt University and the University of Georgia (UGA), as well as administrative appointments at UGA and Vanderbilt. My research centers on issues related to demographic diversity, local law enforcement, and public governance, with special attention devoted to the co-production of public safety and public order. Read full bio Burke Sigurdur Brownfeld Burke Sigurdur Brownfeld is a Co-founder of Guardian Score and has held leadership roles in the public and private sector including Visa Inc, the Washington DC Metro System, and the U.S. Peace Corps. He also is an author, speaker, and documentary film producer focusing on topics related to corporate security and criminal justice. He helped produce the documentary, Charm City, which focused on police-community relationships in Baltimore and premiered at Tribeca in 2018. Brownfeld began his career as an Alexandria Police Officer. AnnMarie Cordner AnnMarie Cordner is an expert in criminal justice policy, particularly as it applies to questions related to social justice and equity. Her career has included work as a criminal justice planner for the Kentucky Criminal Justice Council and as the Deputy Director of the research unit for the Justice and Safety Center at Eastern Kentucky University. She taught full-time at Temple University, Niagara University, and retired from Kutztown University in the spring of 2020. She has written on a range of topics, including various policing issues, capital punishment, comparative criminal justice education, domestic violence, and criminal justice issues in rural areas. Gary Cordner Gary Cordner is the Academic Director in the Education and Training Section of the Baltimore Police Department. Most recently he served as Chief Research Advisor for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) LEADS Scholars Program and Senior Police Advisor for ICITAP (USDOJ) in Ukraine. He was a CALEA Commissioner (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies) for nine years and has been associated with the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing since its inception. He is Professor Emeritus at Eastern Kentucky University, where he served as Dean of the College of Justice & Safety. Earlier in his career he was a police officer and police chief in Maryland. Evan Douglas Evan Douglas is a fellow at the DC Justice Lab. Prior to his current position, he served as a police officer in Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department – Environmental Crimes Unit. He is a native Washingtonian and over the past ten years has committed his life to actively playing a role in the change he wants to see in his community. Through the implementation of theories such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and Problem-Oriented Policing, Mr. Douglas has been able to combat various sociological ills that police officers are often tasked with solving. He received his bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from Temple University, master’s in Criminology from The George Washington University, and is a member of Omega Phi Psi fraternity. He also serves as a membership outreach representative for the DC Chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, and an Official Spokesperson for the Law Enforcement Action Partnership. Ronald E. Hampton Ronald E. Hampton retired from the DC Metropolitan Police Department after twenty-three years of service as a Community Relations Officer. He is reputed for his outstanding work with the citizens of the Third Police District in Washington, DC in crime prevention and community participation and relations. His extensive experience and knowledge in community relations and policing has resulted in Mr. Hampton working with organizations such as the Carter Center, Amnesty International, Department of Justice, ACLU, and the National Police Accountability project. Prior to his service in the Metropolitan Police Department, he served four years on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, including in Vietnam. Valerie Lemmie Valerie Lemmie is the Director of Exploratory Research for the Charles F. Kettering Foundation. She has more than 35 years of managerial experience in solving complex community problems and controversial issues. Prior to joining the Foundation, Lemmie served as Acting Chief of Staff and District Director for Congressman Mike Turner; Commissioner on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio; and City Manager for the cities of Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, and Petersburg, Virginia. She also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton and Howard University and was a Fellow at The George Washington University’s Center for Municipal Management. Stefan M. Wheelock Stefan M. Wheelock is an associate professor of early American literature and religious studies at George Mason University. He has published numerous articles on the rise of early black historical and religious investigation in America. His first book, Barbaric Culture and Black Critique, Black Antislavery Writers, Religion, and the Slaveholding Atlantic, examines the earliest attempts by black polemical and autobiographical writers to describe the historical and theological consequences race slavery had on the development of North Atlantic civilization. He is currently working on a book entitled Promises Lynched: Racial Terror, Religion, and the Post-Truth Foundations of American Identity. The Batten School is grateful for the support of the following organizations: The City of Charlottesville and the Charlottesville Police Department The Charlottesville Police Foundation Guardian Score UVA’s Office of the President The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Related Content Brian N. Williams Batten Researcher Brings Police, Students Together to Better Understand Each Other News Police and students can learn from one another if they talk more, according to Batten's Brian N. 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