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Illinois Chiefs of Police Engaging with Communities to Build Trust

The February 2018 issues of Command, The Official Publication of the Illinois Chiefs of Police, talks about their work to advance dialogue with communities of color. Mountains of statistics and studies tilting in law enforcement’s favor haven’t resolved much in the national discourse as police have tried to build bridges to minority communities in recent…

Wilhelmina Parker-Bentum

Women’s History Month Salutes Wilhelmina Parker-Bentum

This month the Executive Diversity Services Blog featured a profile of Wilhelmina Parker-Bentum: (excerpted from the full article, here: http://www.executivediversity.com/2017/03/24/womens-history-month-wilhelmina-parker-bentum-city-berkeley-training-officer/ ) “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” is the National Women’s History Month 2017 Theme and there is no one more fitting to spotlight than Wilhelmina Parker-Bentum, Training Officer, City of Berkeley. Over the past…

Chicago Ideas Week: Police Force of the Future

Agree, disagree, new ideas, new perspectives…that’s what happens when you get four really smart people with clearly articulated positions on a stage together with a brave moderator—a basic model of Chicago Ideas Week. I found myself saying “oh, yeah…he has a point” and “oh, right, I can see what he is saying too…” In politics…