A national working group comprised of researchers, scholars, experts in law enforcement, and community engagement practitioners is currently developing best-in-class training courses that will be presented during 2024.

The following topics were presented at the inaugural Professionalizing Law Enforcement Community Engagement Training (PLECET) National Conference in 2023:


  • Bridging the Divide: How to Bring All Sides to the Table
  • Building a National Network to Advance Community Engagement
  • Building an Organization-Wide Culture of Community Engagement
  • Community Engagement 101 – The Importance of Developing a Strategic Plan
  • Community Outreach Before, During, and After A Crisis
  • Creating and Implementing a Community-Engagement Focused Communications Strategy
  • Harnessing the Power of Community-Police Partnership
  • Leveraging Community Partners for Recruitment, Retention, Officer Safety, and Wellness
  • National Town Hall: How to Engage with Community Partners to Reduce Violent Crime
  • Planning and Executing Impactful Community Events
  • Technology Tools to Support Community Collaboration
  • Tested and Proven – Case Studies of Effective Community Engagement Practices
  • Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community?