Jun 4, 2020 • 8M

James and Colleen Copple On Police Unions & Militarization - #blacklivesmatter

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#plugintodevin Show - Devin Thorpe for Congress Guest: Colleen Copple Issue: Police Community Relationships. We facilitate police community task forces to address police reform issues. There are solutions that can reduce unjustified use of force events that result in loss of life or serious injury for officers and communities. Bio: Colleen Copple is the co-founder of Strategic Applications International (2004) with her husband James Copple. Colleen raised her family in Salt Lake City, but has spent the last 20 years living and working in Washington, DC. She and Jim moved back to Utah County in 2019 to be closer to elderly parents. SAI's mission is to pursue great ideas, promote action and affect change with demonstrated results. Their work in the US has a strong focus on social justice issues, including crime, violence, substance abuse and criminal justice reform. SAI facilitated The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing in 2015 that resulted in a 100% consensus report with 59 recommendations and 100 actions steps. SAI has continued to work on police reforms to build greater trust and legitimacy between police and communities. They recently facilitated a state wide working group on police-involved deadly force encounters in Minnesota, releasing the recommendations in Feb. 2020. Internationally, SAI works on international development issues in Africa with an emphasis on poverty, women empowerment, gender-based violence and HIV. Prior to her move to DC, Colleen worked for the Salt Lake City Police Department, where she raised over $10 million in grant funding for community policing initiatives from 1995-1998. She was hired by the National Crime Prevention Council in 1999 where she served as Advisor to the President and created a number of new nationwide community policing initiatives. Website: http://www.sai-dc.com/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=strategic%20applications%20international%20(sai)&epa=SEARCH_BOX Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colleen-copple-9570bb8/ Guest: James Copple Bio: Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Coaching, Government, Program Evaluation, and Conflict Resolution. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Ph.D Candidate focused in History from University of Kansas. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Strategic.Applications.Intl/ #plugintodevin #UtahValues #BoldSolutions #UTpol #blacklivesmatter