FROM STAFF REPORTS
Approximately 500 participants from as far away as California are expected
here July 29-31 for the first conference of the Southeastern Community Oriented
Policing Education (SCOPE) Institute.
Joseph E. Brann, head of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community
Oriented Policing Services, will be one of four lead speakers at the conference.
In 1994, Brann was given the task by President Bill Clinton of advancing
community policing nationally and putting 100,000 additional police on the
street by the year 2000.
The focus of the conference will be strategies for sustaining and further
developing community oriented policing.
"It's a regional conference, but we will have people from as far
away as California," said Tim Carpenter, SCOPE program director. "We
are expecting about 500 participants."
Other lead speakers are Karen L. Spencer, an authority on adult learning
in law enforcement, from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.; Reuben
M . Greenberg, chief of the Charleston, S.C. Police Department and author
of "Taking Back Our Streets," and Phil Keith, chief of the Knoxville
Police Department, which has earned national accreditation and is a demonstration
site for community policing.
The conference will be attended by decision makers in law enforcement
and local government; community leaders interested in improved relations
with law enforcement; persons responsible for community oriented policing;
managers, supervisors and planners in local government; educators and trainers
in law enforcement-related subjects or organizational development; and law
Sponsors include the SCOPE partners: the University of Tennessee Institute
for Public Service, KPD, Metropolitan Drug Commission and the justice department.
Co-sponsors include the Carolinas Institute for Community Policing, Charlotte,
N.C.; Georgia Regional Community Policing Institute, Kennesaw, Ga.; North
Florida Community Policing Institute, Gainesville, Fla.; and the St. Petersburg
Regional Community Policing Institute, St. Petersburg, Fla.
A conference fee of $85 covers all materials, two meals, refreshments
and hotel room accommodations. Seminar fees are prepaid by the SCOPE Institute
through a U.S. Department of Justice grant.
SCOPE's area of responsibility includes Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky,
Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
For more information call Pam Funderburk toll free at 1-888-847-2673.
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