The AHPA President and Vice President recently attended the Law Enforcement Associations Leadership Seminar at Harvard Law School’s Labor and Worklife Program (www.law.harvard.edu/programs/lwp). The prestigious conference is held annually, but the first that focused on state level law enforcement issues. Attendees included representatives from across the country and Canada.
The week conference had some of the most well respected professors and experts in matters concerning law enforcement. A great portion of the conference focused on legislation eliminating or greatly reducing bargaining rights of public employees introduced in many states. Many professionals weighed into why public employees, including public safety, have become the scapegoats for current financial problems. The conference also touched on the movement to privatize police services along with communication demonizing police associations.
More about the conference will be published soon in American Police Beat (www.apb.com), the co-sponsor to this great event.