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By Police1 Staff

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ATLANTA — The inaugural Professionalizing Law Enforcement-Community Engagement Training (PLECET) National Conference, scheduled for May 3-6 in Atlanta, will bring together 800+ law enforcement professionals tasked with community relations and outreach to develop the critical field of law enforcement-community engagement.

The conference aims to provide resources for the emerging community engagement sector of policing by establishing an annual specialized training, networking and professional development summit for sworn and non-sworn personnel assigned to community engagement roles in law enforcement agencies across the nation.

During the event, public safety community engagement practitioners will learn about best and promising community outreach practices and resources that will help them excel in their roles. Participants will also have an opportunity to formally and informally network with other law enforcement professionals working in similar roles across the nation.

The conference will culminate in a national town hall meeting on May 5 focused on effectively utilizing community engagement to reduce crime and build trust. Local, state, federal, tribal and campus law enforcement agencies throughout the United States will attend.

The event is organized by MovementForward, Inc., an Atlanta-based national human and civil rights organization led by the Reverend Markel Hutchins, that also organizes the annual National Faith & Blue Weekend.

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