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Lunch and Learn Series - Schedule, Topics and Speakers


March 17
“Recruiting and Retention - Selecting and Hiring the Best Officers During Challenging Times”
- Lt. Dwayne. Jones and Sgt. Russell Handy

April 21
"CPD Community Outreach – Building Sustainable Community Partnerships”
- Cpl. Eric Thomas

May 19
“Commonwealth Attorney - Balancing Community Safety with the Fair Treatment of Offenders, the Dual Roles of the Prosecutor”
- Joe Platania, Commonwealth’s Attorney

June 16
“Crisis Negotiation Team - Resolving Critical Incidents Through Effective Communication”
- Lt. Larry Jones and Sgt. Russell Handy

July 21
“Crisis Intervention Team - Understanding the Role and Interaction of Law Enforcement with Mental Illness”
- Tom von Hemert, Thomas Jefferson Area CIT Coordinator

September 15
“Internal Affairs – Understanding Internal Affairs and It’s Purpose”
- Lt. Michael Gore and Sgt. Gregory Wade

October 20
“ECC – Assuring Community Access to Emergency Services”
- Sonny Saxton, Executive Director

November 17
“SWAT – The Officers’ and Community’s 911”
- Capt. Tito Durrette and Sgt. Gregory Godfrey

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I want to thank you and the other individuals who organized [the Appreciation Dinner]. Often, the men and women who serve this community fail to receive the recognition and praise they so well deserve. They are local heroes and should be reminded that their service to this community is appreciated by the individuals they protect and serve.

—Family Member of CPD Officer