Strengthening Police-Community Trust

New York City Police officers watch protesters during a peaceful demonstration, as communities react to the shooting of Michael Brown in New York's Times Square August 14, 2014

Photo by Brendan McDermid/Reuters


May 6, 2015


4:30 p.m. Reception
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. Program


RAND Corporation
4570 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA

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Pittsburgh is one of six sites tapped by the U.S. Department of Justice for a pilot program intended to test police-community relations, strategies, and policies. Chief of Police Cameron McLay joins Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle and RAND's director of Safety and Justice, Brian Jackson, for a conversation moderated by Fred Thieman, president of the Buhl Foundation and former U.S. attorney for Western Pennsylvania, about why building and maintaining trust between police and the public is critical for the health of American democracy.


Cameron McLay, Police Chief, Pittsburgh

Cameron McLay

Police Chief, Pittsburgh

R. Daniel Lavelle, City Councilman for Pittsburgh's 6th District

R. Daniel Lavelle

City Councilman for Pittsburgh's 6th District

Frederick Thieman, Buhl Foundation President

Frederick Thieman (moderator)

President, The Buhl Foundation

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Brian Jackson

Director, RAND Safety and Justice Program

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