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CCCCC.org January meeting with Robert Shusta, Concord Police Captain retired and Howard Jordan former Chief of Police for the City of Oakland and Captain Steve Gorski, Walnut Creek
January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm$15.00
POLICING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Police procedures have been changing dramatically in the 21st century because the procedures under which police work have been changing.
In the 1960’s we regarded our police as warriors, protecting us. Now we often see them more as guardians. They attempt to interact with us and have been focusing on understanding the communities in our diverse society.
Terrorism and gang violence have changed the tenor of the atmosphere in many cities. Police and citizens are too often assassinated without provocation or known cause, and the public is sometimes afraid to report what they see for fear of retaliation from violent groups.
The advent of social media has also changed law enforcement. Sometimes a violent act is publicized widely on the internet or through cell phone features, before it is even known to the police.
Our January 22 panel will feature leading officers who will speak on this topic, and answer questions.
Robert Shusta, a retired police captain from Concord, who is one of the authors of the major law enforcement textbook on Multicultural Law Enforcement, will make the formal presentation to our group. He is one of five authors of a book which was first published in 1995 and is going in to its 7th edition now.
Former police chief of Oakland, Howard Jordan, will share his perspective and approach to all of these problems. He is famous for being one of the officers who started the successful Ceasefire program which has helped so much to reduce violence in communities where it has been implemented.
Finally, Captain Steve Gorski, the Walnut Creek Police Department patrol captain, who is in charge of all uniformed personnel in that police department, will be on the panel to discuss these issues.
Our police are so important to the safety and security of all of Contra Costa County that I hope you will come to this event and participate in the sharing of information and ideas. This is a very timely topic because ALL of us are aware of the law enforcement issues that seem to be expanding even today, with Black Lives Matter and etc.
Hope to see you on January 22 at 5:30 pm, Massimo’s, 1640 Locust St, Walnut Creek.
January 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
$15.00 in advance and $20 at the door. Cost includes delicious hor d’oeuvres at Massimo’s