Lecturer Series: Policing, Campuses, and Communities of Color (March 25)


Brianna D’Arcangelo, Program Coordinator

The University’s Rogow Distinguished Visiting Lecturer Program, in collaboration with the Office for Diversity and Community Engagement, will present a virtual panel discussion about policing, campuses, and communities of color on March 25 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Historically, the relationship between people of color and law enforcement officers in the United States has been a concern and controversial. In response to the national and local protests and demands for systemic changes in policing, panelists will discuss policing practices, reforms, and ways to move forward on college campuses and communities of color. 

Meet the Panelists: 

Steven J. Healy is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Margolis Healy. Steven is a nationally recognized expert on campus safety, the Clery Act, and Title IX. From an academic and research perspective, Steven is keenly interested in how schools and colleges resource and support safety and security initiatives and how campus safety agencies engage with members of their campus communities. 

He serves as a subject matter expert for the U.S. Department of Education and Justice. He testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor on the topic of “Best Practices for Keeping America’s Campuses Safe.” At the request of the U.S. Department of Education, he was asked to serve on a select working group developing emergency management planning guidelines for the higher education community.  

He is a frequently requested and nationally recognized consultant, presenter, and trainer who speaks on campus safety and security issues. He has appeared on numerous talk shows, including CNN, ABC, Nightly News, CBS, FOX, MSNBC, and National Public Radio. Steven was named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry” by Security Magazine.

Dartray Belk is an officer with the New York City Police Department, serving as the African American liaison to the Police Commissioner Unit. As a 12-year veteran with the NYPD, he has focused on nurturing and fostering relationships between the police department and the community to create a thriving group of active citizens. 

Since graduating from the University of Hartford (07’), Belk has maintained active civic organizations’ involvement as a detective with the New York City Police Department.

Albert DiChiara earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Missouri and has served on the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice faculty since 1990. His research had centered on marijuana policy change, street gangs and gang control, and community-level crime prevention initiatives. His most recent publication is on the relationship between racial segregation in Hartford, gang formation, and political radicalism. 


To RSVP, please register online here. 

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