Group will Meet with Charles Ramsey, Bill Bratton, David Kennedy and Other Experts to Talk About Reducing Gun Violence, Increasing School Safety and Strengthening Police and Community Relations
Monday, April 9 – Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Darcy Hotel
Washington, DC – On Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will bring together bipartisan mayors, police chiefs and other experts to discuss common sense strategies on keeping cities safe in a changing environment. The two-day meeting will focus on a range of issues including reducing gun violence in cities; school safety; strengthening police and community relations; improving police interactions with people in crisis; police department reform; preparing for and responding to active shooter situations; and building trust with immigrant communities. The meeting will be held at the Darcy Hotel (1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW | Washington, D.C. 20005).
Mayors and Police Chiefs will hold a PRESS CONFERENCE on Tuesday, April 10 at 12 noon ET at the Darcy Hotel, Ellington Room.
See here for a draft agenda and here for a list of pre-registered mayors. All sessions are open to the press unless otherwise indicated. The meeting will not open to the press until 2 pm ET on Monday, April 9. Members of the media are encouraged to register in advance by emailing Sara Durr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WHAT: Keeping Cities Safe in a Changing Environment: A Meeting of Mayors and Police Chiefs
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM President
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia, SC, USCM Vice President
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, USCM Chair, Task Force of Mayors and Police Chiefs
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, USCM Chair, Criminal and Social Justice Committee
Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik, USCM Chair, Children, Health and Human Services Committee
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, USCM Co-Chair, Task Force on Immigration Reform
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola
Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan
Charles Ramsey, Co-Chair, President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing; former police chief in Washington, DC and Philadelphia; USCM Advisor
Scott Thomson, Chief of Police, Camden; President, Police Executive Research Forum
Paul Cell, Chief of Police, Montclair State University, First VP, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Tom Manger, Police Chief of Montgomery County, MD; President, Major Cities Chiefs Association
Chuck Wexler, Executive Director, Police Executive Research Forum
Daniel Isom, Senior Law Enforcement Advisory, Everytown for Gun Safety, former Chief of Police, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
Mike Casserly, Executive Director, Council on the Great City Schools
Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum
David Kennedy, Director, National Network for Safe Communities, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Bill Bratton, former police chief in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City
Peter Newsham, Chief of Police, Washington, DC
Tom Cochran, USCM CEO & Executive Director
WHEN: Monday, April 9 – Tuesday, April 10, 2018
WHERE: Darcy Hotel | 1515 Rhode Island Avenue, NW | Washington, D.C. 20005
- All sessions are OPEN to the press unless otherwise indicated.
- On-site registration at the Darcy Hotel will also be available during the meeting. ONLY reporters with proper, up-to-date press credentials will be allowed access.
Tuesday, April 10
12:00 noon – 12:45 pm