Conference 2019

Community Policing Conference

2nd Annual Community Policing Conference Redefining Public Safety in Los Angeles County

Community members, academics, law enforcement professionals and elected officials gathered for a day of discussion on community policing and redefining public safety. This was a free public event.

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Location: St. Anne's Conference Center, 155 N Occidental Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Getting there: Plan your trip using Metro, or if you're driving, park in the lot across the street.


  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. – Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks
  • 9:45 a.m. – Keynote Speaker: Jerome Dixon
  • 10:45 a.m. – To Be or Not to Be: An Elected Sheriff

    This panel session discusses the structure of elected sheriff or appointed police chiefs and highlights the characteristics which effectively provide greater accountability, transparency and oversight opportunities.
  • 12:30 p.m. – Calming a Crisis: De-escalating Use of Force

    This interactive session explores factors that lead to use of force and the efforts to mitigate these factors. The Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives (MILO) simulator will be used as a tool to provide examples of de-escalation and diversion.
  • 2:15 p.m. – Where Do We Go From Here?  A small group discussion led by table facilitators.
  • 3:45 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Download the flyer. Start talking: #CommunityPolicing2019 @LACountyCOC.

This conference was hosted by the L.A. County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission, the Human Relations Commission and the Department of Public Health.