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Wednesday, September 18 2019 @ 03:29 AM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine
Wednesday, September 18 2019 @ 03:29 AM EDT
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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Police/Community Ties Discussed at College Forum


PARAMUS, N.J. – Featuring Bergen Community College faculty, Bergen County government officials and clergy, an upcoming forum will discuss race, diversity, community engagement and law enforcement – components of one of the most debated social issues in the U.S. today. “Race and Diversity in Suburbia: Police and Community Working Together,” organized by the College, will take place Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the institution’s main campus, 400 Paramus Road. The event is free and open to the public, but preregistration is required; visit tiny.cc/racebergen to register. Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III will provide opening remarks, as will Bergen County Police Chiefs Association President Frank Regino and retired Ridgewood chief of police and current College Vice President of Facilities, Planning Operations and Public Safety William Corcoran.

Bergen sociology professor Maureen Ellis Davis will lead a conversation on the history of race and diversity in a suburban setting before COPS Office of Policing Practices and Accountability Initiative Chief Noble Wray discusses bias, de-escalation and the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

Following a lunch provided by the College, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal, the Rev. Gregory Jackson, pastor of Mount Olive Church and Cliffside Park School 5 Principal Dana Martinotti will participate in a panel discussion on communities working together led by retired Fairview chief of police and current Bergen County Communications Director Frank DelVecchio.

The event is co-sponsored by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association, the Bergen County NAACP, the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, the Network for Responsible Public Policy and the Volunteer Center of Bergen County.

For more information, please contact Bergen professor Phil Dolce, Ph.D., at (201) 447-9227 or email [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>.

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu<http://www.bergen.edu/>), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls 15,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.
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