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Leadership Austin's Engage Breakfast: Public Safety Training & Cultural Diversity

  • Long Center, Kodosky Lounge 701 West Riverside Drive Austin, TX, 78704 United States (map)

On Wednesday, October 14, we continue to ask ourselves if we are living up to the values Austin promotes.  As a member of the Leadership Austin team, Judy Maggio will help us examine Austin’s conscience; our triumphs and our challenges. The Engage Breakfast brings together decision makers and thought leaders in Austin to look at critical issues in our community and you leave with a better understanding and ways to get involved.

Wednesday, October 14
Public Safety:  Training & Cultural Diversity
High profile cases have made Texas a flash-point in the ongoing conversation about potential racial bias in the criminal justice system. Law enforcement agencies across the country are under intense scrutiny as they grapple with use of force issues and the community’s perspective. When it comes to the community, where does public safety stand on training, cultural diversity and community policing?  We’ll talk to the top two law officers in Travis County as we take a close look at public safety in our region.

Our panelists include:

Chief Art Acevedo, Chief of Police, City of Austin
Sheriff Greg Hamilton, Sheriff, Travis County
Shannon Wolfson, Moderator, KXAN