IACP 2014: Violence and Crime on Our Streets Plenary Session

“Violence and Crime on our Streets” is the first featured plenary session at the 2014 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Florida, and will feature several well- known law enforcement leaders including:

  • IACP President Yousry “Yost” Zakhary
  • Chief Dean Esserman of New Haven, Connecticut
  • Director of the COPS Office and former Chief of the East Palo Alto Police Department- Ron Davis
  • Assistant Chief Craig Howard of the Prince George’s County, Maryland, Police Department

This session will take an in-depth look at all aspects of street violence, particularly violence by youthful offenders, and to learn how you can adjust your agency’s strategy to reduce the violence.

IACP President Yost Zakhary made street violence a top priority for the IACP and this past year appointed a committee and focus group of both law enforcement and community leaders to examine all aspects of street violence including prior and current research, trends, impact on the community, and police strategies to address the problem.

The panels also examined aspects of prevention, intervention, aggressive enforcement, prosecution, enhanced penalties, innovative intervention approaches for both at-risk youth and misdemeanor offenders to reduce street violence, and created specific recommendations to law enforcement leaders to impact this violence.

This plenary session will take place on Sunday, October 26, from 1PM-3PM in room W209ABC.

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