FWPD one of six departments in U.S. chosen for community policing study

first_imgThe Leap: Staying on campus during Easter? We’ve got you covered printThe Fort Worth Police Department has a new training facility that is geared towards strengthening the relationship between the department and the community.The facility, which is located in a large warehouse on the police headquarters’ grounds, holds a replica city. Officers can reenact bank robberies, car chases and home invasions in a controlled environment.The facility was based on the presumption that it would be used to train officers not only in defense mechanism but in community policing too. Community policing is a strategy of policing that focuses on police building ties and working closely with members of the communities.“Part of the program is focusing on how officers can bridge the gap with the community,” said Sergeant Amy Ladd, supervisor of the Advanced Training Unit. “How can we work with the community in order to prevent crime and to solve crime because law enforcement can’t do it on our own.”FWPD also requires all officers to take a class on procedural justice.Organizational Chart of FWPD“The focus of the class is for officers to understand that we must treat citizens as human beings with compassion and understanding,” said Ladd.These measures are all part of a national study conducted by the United States Department of Justice. Fort Worth is one of the six departments in the nation chosen for the study that researches the outcomes of community-based policing.Ladd said Fort Worth was chosen because it is leading in technology and community policing.“And they are collecting all of this data to see if the things they instituted in both the problem cities and the cities that are doing well, actually have a lasting impact on the justice system,” said Ladd.Assistant Chief Ed Kraus said although the advancements in the training warehouse received immense enthusiasm, some officers were initially skeptical of the procedural justice class.“They think, we are already fair in the way we do our jobs,” said Kraus. “But, we were able to see through the class that maybe what we’re perceiving as fair might not be what the community sees as fair.”All officers in the FWPD will go through the second phase of the study where they learn about implicit bias in January. Until then, Ladd says they will continue to incorporate community policing both in the training facility and in the community. Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ ReddIt A guide to designing your graduation cap Riley Knight Twitter Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Linkedin ReddIt Riley Knight https://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ + posts Riley Knighthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/riley-knight/ Twitter The Leap: Why 13 students spent spring break in the concrete jungle Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Previous articleUCC’s advent events have begunNext articleCelebrity Dish (Ep. 09 – The Best and the Worst of 2016) Riley Knight RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Record number of participants in this year’s Dance Marathon Facebook Linkedin Facebook Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

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Vice chancellor for student affairs adapts to COVID-19

first_imgFacebook TAGScovid-19Kathy cavins-tullstudent affairsvice chancellor Collin Pittmannhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/collin-pittmann/ Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull. (Photo courtesy of TCU’s YouTube) Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Collin Pittmann Facebook + posts Collin Pittmannhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/collin-pittmann/ ReddIt What we’re reading: COVID-19 hospitalizations hit new high, Republicans gain ground in Senate Twitter What we’re reading: Justice Ginsburg becomes first woman to lie in state at U.S. Capitol, Fort Worth woman files complaint against Whataburger over BLM mask TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Showstopper: Regional theaters hit hard by COVID-19 ReddIt Previous articleEpisode 206 – Game 7 First Round ActionNext articleCOVID-19 cases prompt TCU to postpone home opener against football rival SMU Collin Pittmann RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printBy 7:15 every morning, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull is in her office, reading about higher education trends in publications such as Inside Higher Education. By 8 a.m., she’s moved onto emails from students, parents and colleagues — in that order. After 9 a.m., her schedule is filled with a variety of appointments: meetings, lunches with students or colleagues, campus events and on Monday evenings, a class in the College of Education. By 11 p.m., she’s “tired and heading to bed.” Now in her 10th year as TCU’s vice chancellor for student affairs, Cavins-Tull is used to long days. But now, things are far from typical; COVID-19 has changed everything.“The meetings, emails and phone conversations that are packed into the days are often centered on COVID right now,” Cavins-Tull said.Her morning meetings with Tarrant County Health Department officials, campus leaders and TCU’s operational team include discussions about the number of on-campus cases, spread trends and other virus-related matters. She then briefs the chancellor on any important updates.  Cavins-Tull chairs the Chancellor’s Fall 2020 Campus Readiness Task Force, where she coordinates the work being done by various campus departments. “Most of the hard work in executing things is done by lots of other people,” said Cavins-Tull. “We work hard to make sure our efforts are coordinated.” Chancellor Victor Boschini said he is impressed with Cavins-Tull’s “A-plus” leadership amid the pandemic. “You really find a lot out about people during a crisis,” Boschini said. “Some run away from you, some turn against you, and then some really rise to the occasion and become exemplary leaders. Cavins-Tull is the exemplary leader type for sure.”The task force’s overarching goal this summer was to ready campus for the return of students. Cavins-Tull said the task force is now focused on creating a system to respond to outbreaks, maintaining a daily process of situational reporting and communicating regularly with the campus community. Cavins-Tull said she has learned a lot from her experience as a campus leader during the pandemic. “We have learned that we are not in control of everything, but that we can always manage to be kind and provide care to those who need us,” she said. “Most of all, we have learned a lot about the resilience of our community and the commitment from every member of our community to take care of each other and our campus.” Collin Pittmannhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/collin-pittmann/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Linkedin Collin Pittmannhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/collin-pittmann/ Post office deals with increase in packageslast_img read more

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Guidance: NHS Choice Framework

first_imgThe framework brings together information about patients’ rights to choice about their health care, where to get more information to help make a choice, and how they can complain if they have not been offered choice.In some circumstances the patient has legal rights to choice and they must be given these choices by law. In other circumstances they do not have a legal right to choice but should be offered choice about their care, depending on what’s available locally.last_img

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John Kadlecik Announces Four-Night Summer Solstice Jam

first_imgJohn Kadlecik will host the Summer Solstice Jam at Gyspsy Sally’s in Washington, DC from June 21st – 24th. The guitarist, who used to play lead guitar with Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s Grateful Dead spin-off band Furthur, will join forces with keyboardist Melvin Seals, drummer Jay Lane, bassist Robin Sylvester, and backing vocalists Jessica Lake and Mary Lankford for four shows.In addition to co-founding Furthur with Weir and Lesh, Kadlecik also co-founded popular Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra, though he is no longer a member of the band. These days, he plays with the John Kadlecik Band, the Golden Gate Wingmen, and a variety of other projects.Kadlecik won’t be the only person on stage with connections to the Grateful Dead. Seals, who co-founded The Mix with Kadlecik in 2004, performed with the Jerry Garcia Band for over 15 years and continues to play the group’s music with his Melvin Seals and JGB project. Lane—who is also a member of Golden Gate Wingmen—and Sylvester are both current members of Weir’s post-Dead project RatDog (and Lane was even one of the early drummers for Primus).Tickets for the Summer Solstice Jam are now on sale. Fans can expect to hear plenty of jams and tunes from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia catalogs. Each night will feature two sets.In related news, Kadlecik was just added to the lineup for the inaugural Waterloo Festival in Austin, TX. He’ll be performing with Oteil & Friends, a group led by Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge.last_img read more

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Uruguay Is “On Top” In Software Technology, EU Ambassador Says

first_imgBy Dialogo November 10, 2009 Uruguay has a level of development in the software industry that puts it “on top” in the region as far as “value and volume of exports” and also in “quality and innovation,” the head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Uruguay and Paraguay, Geoffrey Barrett, said. Barrett so expressed himself at the inauguration of the Software Testing Center (CES), a project for technology evaluation in which the EU has invested one million “non-reimbursable and non-debt-generating” euros. From 2004 through 2008 the EU participated in this pioneer industry in Uruguay through the Enlaces project, through which the EU contributed another million euros and which left “the EU highly satisfied,” according to the community representative. That previous project “succeeded in bringing a measure of order to the dizzying growth of the software industry” and was the reason for the creation of INNOVA, the project that the European block is financing and the National Agency for Research and Innovation is administering, Barrett added. The community representative indicated that Uruguay doubled its software exports in less than a decade and that foreign sales were around 220 million dollars in 2008, adding at the same time that “it’s not crazy” to think that this figure might exceed 400 million dollars in 2010. “The appropriate decisions were taken at the right time, and valuable personnel were brought in from abroad, who trained very capable people in this country, and they in their turn left and came back with new knowledge,” Barrett recalled that a businessman in the sector explained to him shortly after his arrival in Montevideo. The CES is a consortium made up of the Uruguayan Information Technology Chamber (Cuti), the Computer Science Institute of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of the Republic, and the Julio Ricaldoni Foundation. Cuti’s president, Alvaro Lamé, emphasized to EFE that Uruguay is the “third-ranking Latin American country in per-capita software exports.” Lamé explained that the center will be dedicated to “consulting about testing, independent testing, and training,” which entails a “mechanism for evaluation and improvement.” The convergence between industry and the academy in the CES will attempt to “contribute quality, value, and productivity to businesses in order to achieve improved positioning and profits in the sector,” in Lamé’s judgment.last_img read more

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How to adjust your strategic plan with the Four S’s

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Your strategic plan created last fall is more than likely in a trashcan somewhere. Thank you, COVID-19.Strategic plans are one of the many casualties left in the pandemic’s wake. While situations have certainly changed, the need for a strategic plan has not.The Harvard Business Review recently noted, “Ad hoc responses won’t work; organizations must lay the groundwork for their recoveries now.”But how do credit unions and community banks practically do that? One of the best techniques you can do is pull out your plan, review every major strategic initiative and categorize your efforts into one of four buckets:last_img read more

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Indonesian rescue plane to fly to virus-hit Hubei in less than 24 hours

first_img“We have talked with Indonesian diplomats in Hubei province. In Wuhan, the [evacuation] process continues,” Retno said.Read also: Indonesian diplomats descend on virus-hit Wuhan to rescue trapped citizensShe thanked all relevant ministries and state institutions as well as Chinese authorities for their cooperation in facilitating the repatriation. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered on Thursday evening the immediate repatriation of the at least 243 Indonesians trapped in locked-down Wuhan and the surrounding Hubei province – the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, which as of Friday had killed 213 and infected nearly 10,000 in mainland China.The Air Force has kept three aircraft and a team of health personnel on standby to evacuate Indonesian citizens from Hubei at any time, awaiting instructions from the government. The government has also prepared Sulianto Saroso Hospital in North Jakarta to be used as a quarantine facility to monitor the inbound citizens once they arrive in Indonesia. (ami)Topics : Jakarta confirmed on Friday afternoon that the government would send an aircraft to evacuate Indonesian citizens from China’s coronavirus-hit Hubei province in less than 24 hours.”The plane and team are set to fly [to Wuhan] in less than 24 hours. We are also using a large plane so that all Indonesians willing to be evacuated can fly without having to transit,” Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Friday.Retno said she had met with Chinese Ambassador to Indonesia Xiao Qian earlier that day, during which the Chinese envoy had given clearance for Indonesian aircraft to land in Hubei and evacuate the country’s stranded citizens.last_img read more

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