(1) Rescuing 911: Opportunities for Reform in Police Dispatch

1.0 ethics credits

Rescuing 911: Opportunities for Reform in Police Dispatch

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Amid ongoing calls for reform to address systemic racism in our communities, our 911 operators continue to receive about 500,000 calls each day. These operators are the first of our first responders. The information they gather, what they transmit, and the way they transmit it can have a meaningful impact on how police respond to calls for help from our communities. And as the recent killing of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia shows, the manner in which police get dispatched to an encounter with a community member can critically shape how it ends.

As part of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s yearlong colloquium, Achieving Racial Justice, we invite you to a conversation with international experts in emergency dispatch to discuss actionable improvements that can be made across the country to generate better outcomes for community members and police.

Jerry L. Clayton, Sheriff, Washtenaw County (MI) Sheriff’s Office
Dr. Jessica W. Gillooly, Fellow, the Policing Project at NYU School of Law
John Hawkins, Assistant Chief Constable, Police Scotland

John Hollway, Quattrone Center

This event is supported in part through the sponsorship of Margolis Realty Company and Andrew S. Margolis C’84; L’87.

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University of Pennsylvania Law School
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  Rescuing 911: Opportunities for Reform in Police Dispatch
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