FVSU to host panel discussion on Police and Race

Art work for Police and Race Forum.

September 15, 2015 – Fort Valley State University will be holding a Policing and Race Panel Discussion on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The event will be moderated by Dr. Julius Trimble, a faculty member in FVSU’s Criminal Justice Department.

“The panel is designed as an opportunity for members of the public and university to engage with local area law enforcement offices on a crucial topic that has become more pressing over the last few years,” said Dr. Uppinder Mehan, dean of FVSU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Serving on the panel will be FVSU Campus Police Chief Kenneth Morgan, Fort Valley City Police Lawrence Z. Spurgeon and Warner Robins City Police Chief Brett Evans.

Morgan will talk about campus issues and policing. Spurgeon will talk about the use of body cameras and law enforcement technologies and its applications. He will also speak about sentencing disparities as it pertains to intra-racial crimes as opposed to interracial crimes. Evans will talk about police and community relations and education, training, ethics and professionalism as it relates to police services.

For more information, contact Mehan at (478) 825-6454.