The U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an Executive Order to create the Task Force on 21st Century Policing and announced its members.
According to a White House statement, the Task Force is part of the Administration’s efforts to strengthen community policing and trust among law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.
The Task Force will examine, among other issues, how to build public trust and foster strong relationships between local law enforcement and the communities that they protect, while also promoting effective crime reduction. The Task Force will prepare a report and recommendations to be presented to the President.
President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing:
- Charles H. Ramsey – Member and Co-Chair
- Laurie Robinson – Member and Co-Chair
- Cedric L. Alexander – Member
- Jose Lopez – Member
- Tracey Meares – Member
- Brittany Packnett – Member
- Susan Rahr – Member
- Constance Rice – Member
- Sean Smoot – Member
- Bryan Stevenson – Member
- Roberto Villaseñor – Member
President Obama said, “These fine public servants bring both a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their new roles. Our nation will be well-served by these men and women, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”
Courtesy: The White House