The Future of Public Safety Webinar Series: Re-imagining Community Engagement
What does it take to cultivate a department-wide culture that puts community engagement and collaborative problem-solving at the center? The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) offers a unique answer: hire an outside social worker to run community engagement, and instead of partitioning that individual away from the bread-and-butter of law enforcement operations, elevate them as an executive-level leader within the organization. In 2009, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton hired Derrick Jackson, a social worker running the homeless shelter Ozone House, to be his new Director of Community Engagement.  

Join Sheriff Clayton and Director Jackson to learn how the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office brings a new approach to community engagement and to policing more generally, one that works in partnership with the community and that seeks to re-imagine how law enforcement can promote public safety outside of strict arrests

Jerry Clayton, Washtenaw County Sheriff  
Derrick Jackson, Director of Community Engagement, Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office  

Moderator: Emily Kieliszewski, Member Programs Lead, Michigan Municipal League

Agenda: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Cost: Free
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