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Sept. 22: “Honor-Based Violence, A Local Response to Global Challenges”

Inspector Allen Davis of the Metropolitan Police Service in London will visit Metropolitan State University to discuss the United Kingdom National Police response to honor-based violence (prosecution, protection, prevention, partnership) and advise on how Minnesotans can develop a multiagency response to the violence hidden from view in our communities.

Inspector Davis joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1996 and leads the partnership team in the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, a specialist unit of 1,300 officers responsible for child protection and rape investigation in London. He leads Project Azure, Scotland Yard’s strategic response to female genital mutilation and breast ironing, and Project Violet, the response to child abuse linked to faith or belief (e.g. witchcraft and spirit possession). Inspector Davis is also national lead for Operation Limelight, a high-profile, multi-agency safeguarding operation deployed at the UK border. Operation Limelight focuses on a range of harmful practices, including human trafficking.

The program will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22
Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul Campus
Library and Learning Center, room 302 (Ecolab)

Click here to download the event flyer

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan State’s School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice and the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office. Contact James Densley at james.densley@metrostate.edu.

July 21: Conversation, listening session about law enforcement education

There will be a listening session regarding the recurring justice and equity issues underscored by recent tragic events, as well as conversations at Metropolitan State University about law enforcement education.

The session will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 21, in the auditorium of Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul Campus. A panel of moderators will listen, learn, and generate a list of actions to support you and other members of our university during this time.

The administrators wish to provide a space for our faculty and staff to support one another. As an institution of higher education, Metropolitan State University values collegial venues in which to voice questions and explore transformative responses in the collaborative and respectful manner our students have come to expect at the University. The event is open and all viewpoints and perspectives are invited to attend.