Guest Speaker Event: Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement

Date: 04/17/21
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Zoom event by The DC Center for the LGBT Community and the DC Department on Aging and Community Living (DACL)

Please join us on Saturday, April 17th at 3pm ET for a special event brought to you by The DC Center’s seniors program (Center Aging) and DACL. Brett Parson (law enforcement consultant and recently retired DC police officer) and Officer Desirée Walker (current member of MPD’s LGBT Liaison Unit) will join us in discussion about their careers in Law Enforcement, their work in the LGBTQ+ and other marginalized communities, contemporary issues involving Law Enforcement (Implicit Bias, Use of Force, Defund the Police), and the recent attacks on the U.S. Capitol as well as ongoing threats.

Please register by clicking HERE

 

Brett A. Parson, Consultant/Trainer/Speaker & former MPD Officer

Brett, whose Law Enforcement career spanned 3 decades, is currently working to help reform the profession of Policing. This event is an opportunity to learn what is being done, as well as make your voice heard by someone who is involved in the work of shaping the future of Policing.

 

MPD Officer Desirée Walker

As a current member of the LGBT Liaison Unit, Desirée likes to keep the community informed and let them know the Unit is available to answer any questions or concerns. During her career, she has worked in Narcotics and Special Investigations, Nightlife, LGBTQ+, and more recently she was on the Inauguration Planning Committee for the 2021 Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

We hope you will join and invite others to this important event and discussion!

 

Please register by clicking HERE

Additionally, we would like to send $50 Uber Eats gift cards to a limited number of attendees (click the registration link above). To qualify for a gift card, you must be a senior (60+) and DC resident.

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2 thoughts on “Guest Speaker Event: Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement”

  1. In the military you are taught “shoot to kill” 1) What does the MPD teach? 2) A very small study showed if officers would concentrate on the hand or object of a suspect, they might realize that the object is a phone, camera, etc and not a gun, possibly saving lives. Does the MPD teach officers to concentrate on the suspect’s hands? Or body? 3) Could not officers be taught to harm (not kill)? Thanks.

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