Tampa Police Chief Testifies before the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

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The discussion will be available live on C-SPAN 3 

Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor will share her progressive views on modern day policing with President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing during a public hearing on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:40 a.m.  The Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) invited Chief Castor to testify at the sixth public listening session on the topic of Officer Safety and Wellness. 

Chief Castor’s oral testimony will include best practices used by the Tampa Police Department to strengthen community relationships with the diverse population it serves, while working to keep the public safe.  She will also provide the task force with recommendations for ensuring law enforcement agencies across the nation are providing cutting-edge training and resources to keep their officers safe and mentally-fit for duty. 

Read Chief Castor’s full testimony that she will present to the task force.

The eleven-member task force was established by executive order on December 18, 2014, following the police shooting involving Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  Its goal is to identify best practices and make recommendations to President Obama on how policing procedures can promote effective crime reduction, while building public trust and strong relationships between local law enforcement and the community members.

 Janelle McGregor