All Vermont law enforcement leaders are invited to attend a discussion session with Philip Banks III, the former Chief of Department of the NYPD. Drawing on his professional and personal experiences, he will discuss the challenges facing police agencies in terms of community outreach, crime control and diversity, with the goal of accomplishing all three as part of a unified approach to effective community policing.
Please join us this Friday, February 26th at 1pm at the Burlington Police Department. Space is limited so please RSVP to Corporal Kristin Olofson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Phil Banks:
In March 2013, after 27 years of service, Philip Banks III was appointed the Chief of Department of the 35,000-officer NYPD, the highest uniformed rank in the department, where he commanded its Patrol, Detective, Transit, Transportation, Community Affairs and Organized Crime Control Bureaus, and administered its CompStat program. He was the second African-American in history to hold the position. He retired from the NYPD in October, 2014.