Each meeting of the Lunch & Learn series features law enforcement leaders who engage in a moderated conversation about key issues that touch upon their insights, concerns, innovations, dilemmas, experiences, solutions, and their visions of policing. These monthly conversations are designed for law enforcement leaders, corporate security chiefs, and civic leaders. They provide an opportunity to discuss policing and public safety issues, challenges, and solutions, to foster better public-private partnerships. They are also intended to serve as educational training tools for law enforcement agencies for their own professional development.
In the first session of the series, three GILEE graduates discuss policies and procedures and their implementation that benefits not only law enforcement but also the community served by their police departments. The discussion also focuses on the internal departmental issues such as officer recruitment and retention as well as internal culture and confidentiality of communication. The complexities of the pandemic have brought forth unique challenges that have called upon innovative solutions
State agency leaders discuss how they have been able to utilize pandemic adversity to their advantage by leveraging and building on available technology. The discussion also focuses on how to address crimes that have proliferated during the pandemic, proactive communication, and engagement with the community in shaping police reform.