Ronald Davis, Director of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice
Cathy Lanier, Chief of Police, Washington, D.C.
Virginia Matias, Officer, Camden County Police Department
With Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.
Ronald L. Davis was appointed by United States Attorney General Eric Holder in November 2013 as the Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). The COPS Office is responsible for advancing community policing nationwide and supporting the community policing activities of state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.
The cornerstone of Metropolitan Police Department Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier’s leadership lies in her commitment to reducing violent crimes through the strong relationships she has fostered with partners in community as well as those within the criminal justice system. A key to this success was convincing all partners that we could prevent the next homicide through immediate and coordinated action.
Virginia Matias is an officer for the Camden County Police Department.