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Event Advisory: Goldwater Institute Policy Forum to focus on better policing techniques

Posted: February 14, 2011 at 5:31 pm   /   by

Dr. George Kelling, father of the "broken windows" theory of crime prevention, and William Bratton, the former police chief for New York City and Los Angeles who implemented that theory to great effect, will lead a discussion on a groundbreaking study by the Goldwater Institute aimed at improving the performance of police departments and minimizing the influence of drug cartels.

The Goldwater Institute forum will focus on ways to keep our streets safe in the face of budget reductions, and how to use high performance policing techniques to ensure young police recruits are not corrupted by Mexican drug cartels.
Who: Dr. George Kelling, father of the “broken windows” theory of crime prevention, and William Bratton, former New York City and Los Angeles police chief.

What: Goldwater Institute forum on improving the performance of police departments.

When: Wednesday, February 16 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Where: Goldwater Institute, 500 East Coronado Road, (one block north of McDowell, west of 7th Street) Phoenix, Arizona.

Please note: We are expecting a packed audience for this event as we reached our maximum number of reservations last week.

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Kelling and Bratton continue policing discussion

next day in Scottsdale

On Thursday, February 17, Mayor Jim Lane of Scottsdale will host a similar forum at the Scottsdale Civic Plaza. Dr. Kelling and Chief Bratton will present and discuss the Goldwater Institute study with Scottsdale residents.

Who: Dr. George Kelling, father of the “broken windows” theory of crime prevention, and William Bratton, former New York City and Los Angeles police chief.

What: Forum sponsored by the city of Scottsdale and Mayor Jim Lane on improving the performance of police departments.

When: Thursday, February 17 at 10 a.m.

Where: Scottsdale Public Library Auditorium, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ.

For more information and to RSVP to Wednesday’s forum, please contact Le Templar at (602) 462-5000 x228 or ltemplar@goldwaterinstitute.org.

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Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including AnyStreet.org (now a part of Western Free Press) and Liberatchik.com. He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to WesternFreePress.com.
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Event Advisory: Goldwater Institute Policy Forum to focus on better policing techniques