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2021 George L. Kelling Lecture: Fixing The Right Problems In Policing

Tuesday November 2021


Edward A. Flynn Retired Chief, Milwaukee Police Department
William J. Bratton Executive Chairman, Teneo Risk; Retired Chief, New York City Police Department


Over the past two years, Americans have been pushing forward police reforms at a fever pitch. But are we implementing the right solutions—or even correctly identifying the true problems? Or is the drive for controversy itself in the media and in politics getting in the way of our making police departments more ethical and our streets safer?

Please join us on Tuesday, November 30 for the second annual George L. Kelling Lecture, given by Edward Flynn. A student of Kelling’s, Flynn headed police departments in Braintree, MA; Chelsea, MA; Arlington, VA; and Springfield, MA, and ultimately served as Chief of the Milwaukee Police Department for a decade. After an introduction from former NYPD Commissioner William Bratton, Chief Flynn will explain how to create real and valuable change in policing, and what we can learn from the successes, and the failures, of past reform efforts.