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Task Force on Community Policing

Charge: 

The Task Force will provide recommendations to enhance public safety and community policing that helps the University of Maryland campus move towards more collaborative and trusting partnerships between our public safety officials and the university community. It will examine community attitudes, experiences and values; policing structures, resources, practices and policies. It will assess and benchmark UMD against peers. The Task Force will pay particular attention to progress or lack thereof in areas related to hate-bias training, racial profiling, and the use of force, including those that result from our partnerships with other law enforcement agencies.

Membership: 

CO-CHAIRS

Gregory Ball
Dean and Professor
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Bonnie Thornton Dill
Dean and Professor
College of Arts and Humanities


FACULTY/STAFF/COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Elsa Barkley Brown
Associate Professor, Associate Chair
Department of History

John Brown
President, FOP Lodge 23
Department of Public Safety

Laura Dugan
Senate Chair and Professor
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Shawn Eastman
Adjunct Professor/Lecturer
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

David Fields
University Police Officer
Department of Public Safety

Danielle Glaros
Councilmember, District 3
Prince George's County Council

Perla Guerrero
Associate Professor
Department of American Studies & Director of U.S. Latina/o Studies Program

Christina Hanhardt
Associate Professor
Department of American Studies

August Kenner
University Police Officer
Department of Public Safety

Gary LaFree
Professor & Chair
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Peter Leone
Professor 
Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education

Jazz Lewis
Delegate, District 24
Maryland House of Delegates

Kris Marsh
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology

Sushant Ranadive
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology

Tony Randall
Senior Manager
Student Success Initiative

Joseph Richardson, Jr.
Interim Chair and Professor
Department of African American Studies

Terence Sheppard
Director
Board of License Commissioners

Cameron Thurston
Coordinator
Office of Community Engagement

Alexander Williams, Jr.
Executive Director and Founder
Center for Education, Justice and Ethics

Patrick Wojahn
Mayor
City of College Park


UNDERGRADUATE/GRADUATE STUDENT MEMBERS

Dan Alpert
SGA President
Senior, Marketing

Benjamin Baitman
Undergraduate Student
Senior, Government & Politics

Charles Barclay
Graduate Student
Ph.D. program, Philosophy

Dan Laffin
GSG President
Public Policy

Alexandra Marquez
Undergraduate Student
Senior, Journalism

Zaharah Siddiq
President, NAACP-UMCP
Junior, Kinesiology

Rachelle Wakefield
President, Black Student Union
Junior, Public Health Science