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Baker Cafe: The Future of Policing in America

The question isn’t new, but after recent clashes between law enforcement and protestors across the country, providing workable answers seems more urgent than ever: What reforms are available to improve the relationship between the police and the communities they serve? 

In many communities, the police have become first responders for issues connected to poverty, lack of housing, mental illness and addiction. Added to these additional responsibilities are officers who exercise excessive use of force and calls to defund the police, which have further stressed an already strained relationship between citizens and the police. 

The Baker Cafe Series is an informal discussion about various topics. Guests are encouraged to ask questions that pertain to the topic and gain insight straight from the experts. Former federal law enforcement officer and major crimes prosecutor, Joe Jarret, will discuss the future of policing in America and the changes that must be made to create a culture of mutual trust between the police and the communities they serve.  

This virtual event is free and open to the public.

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Friday, February 19 at 10:00am to 11:00pm

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Law & Policy


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public


police, law and order, defund the police, blue lives mater

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
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Elizabeth Woody

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