Reinventing Law Enforcement: Changing the Culture of Policing
George Floyd’s death sparked global demonstrations against police brutality and racial injustice. In the wake of those protests, what does the future of policing in America look like? In this first in a series of three public forums titled The Future of Policing, activists and law enforcement officials will explore the consequences of historic injustices, address the nationwide calls to reshape American policing and consider what can be done to more equally serve all members of society.
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Roxann McCoy, President, NAACP Las Vegas
Roxann McCoy is a change maker in the community and the current president of the Las Vegas National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. McCoy overseas the local branch of the largest civil rights organization in the nation. She has been proactively working to build trust between the African-American community and law enforcement. The NAACP’s mission is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race. McCoy has been a fierce advocate for police reform for years. She has fought relentlessly to achieve equality of rights, eliminate race prejudice and secure the passage of civil rights laws.
Leisa Moseley, Executive Board Member, Clark County Black Caucus
Leisa Moseley is an activist, strategist and senior political consultant with over ten years of experience working on local, state and national campaigns. Moseley is also an Executive Board Member of Clark County Black Caucus. Her activism work focuses on the racial, social, and economic justice issues affecting Black and other minority communities, with a specific interest around issues impacting women and children. Educated in Criminal Justice and Psychology, Moseley is a frequent speaker at conferences and panels discussing the social and emotional effects of injustice on communities. Moseley is a proud mother of four and an award-winning fitness and figure competitor.
Sheriff Michael Chitwood, Volusia County
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood is a second-generation law enforcement officer with more than three decades of experience wearing a badge. Chitwood has worked in various assignments and positions of responsibility, including the patrol, tactical, narcotics and detective divisions. During his years with Philadelphia PD, Chitwood received 58 official commendations for valor, bravery, heroism and merit. In 2015, Chitwood adopted Scottish police training techniques to minimize violence within his department. He credits the de-escalation training to a decline in police use-of-force incidents in Volusia County, Florida. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Police Executive Research Forum.
Assistant Sheriff Christopher Jones, LVMPD
Assistant Sheriff Chris Jones has over 27 years of law enforcement experience with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and is a graduate of the 250th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy. He currently oversees the Professional Standards Division, Detention Services Division, Internal Affairs Bureau, and Office of Labor Relations. Assistant Sheriff Jones started his career as a corrections officer in the Clark County Detention Center. He attended the police academy and worked as a field training officer and detective in the Vice/Narcotics Bureau. In 2001, he promoted to sergeant where he held roles in Internal Affairs, Public Information Office and served as a field training sergeant. In 2006, he promoted to lieutenant where he served in the Field Training Section and held roles as a patrol lieutenant and as the section commander of Crime Scene Investigations. In 2010, he promoted to captain. As a captain, he led the Northwest Area Command, Organized Crime Bureau, Robbery/Homicide Bureau, Personnel Bureau, and Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center. In 2016, he promoted to the rank of deputy chief. As a deputy chief, he oversaw the Homeland Security Division which included Counter-Terrorism, SWAT, K9, Air Support, Criminal Intelligence, and the Nevada CBRNE Task Force. In 2018, he took command as deputy chief in the Community Policing Division. He promoted to Assistant Sheriff in February 2020.