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Friday, June 8 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Co-Designing Recruitment and Hiring for a 21st Century Police Force in Baltimore

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Since the fall of 2017, the Mayor’s Office of Innovation has been working closely with the Baltimore Police Department and community partners to improve recruitment, hiring, and retention at the Baltimore Police Department. The BPD is currently understaffed, but contrary to popular belief, it is due to fewer applications—not attrition. The i-team has conducted extensive research to understand what the community wants—and what the BPD needs—to improve hiring practices and hire more ideal, more local, and more diverse applicants.
We will hear from the i-team about their findings and solutions, a community leader about his vision for the department, the head of the BPD recruitment unit about current challenges and successes in hiring, and a Police Cadet about his experience going through the Police Explorer pathway at Patterson High School.

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Tara Huffman

Director of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program, Open Society Institute
Tara Huffman is the Director of the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Program at OSI-Baltimore. She comes to OSI-Baltimore with both national and local experience, strong advocacy skills, and deep knowledge of the field and of the organizational development needs of grantees.Previously... Read More →


Malik Bradford-Day

Police Cadet, Baltimore Police Department
Malik Bradford-Day joined the Baltimore Police Department as a Cadet at the age of 18 after graduatingfrom Patterson High School. During high school, he was a Police Explorer and took a homeland securitypathway. Malik has been going to recruitment events with BPD recruiters to speak... Read More →
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Tamika Gauvin

Program Manager, Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Innovation
Tamika Gauvin is a Program Manager in the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Innovation, one of many innovation teams around the county and globally funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies. In this role, Ms. Gauvin contributes to the team’s work to improve the Baltimore Police Department... Read More →
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Brian Hance

Recruitment Unit Major, Baltimore Police Department
Major Brian Hance leads the Recruitment Unit Team at the Baltimore Police Department. A native ofEast Baltimore, Major Hance is a graduate of Coppin State, and joined the BPD in 1993.
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Dan Hymowitz

Director, Mayor of Baltimore's Office of Innovation
Dan Hymowitz is the Director of the Mayor of Baltimore’s Office of Innovation – a new team established in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. The office’s first project is working to improve recruitment and hiring of officers at the Baltimore Police Department.Previously... Read More →
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Emily Ianacone

Design Strategist, Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Innovation
Emily Ianacone is a Design Strategist for the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Innovation. She joined the Bloomberg-funded “i-team” after a fellowship with the inaugural cohort of Foster America, where she co-designed products and services with families at the Allegheny County Department... Read More →
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Ray Kelly

President, No Boundaries Coalition
Ray Kelly, is a lifelong resident of West Baltimore and a seasoned community organizerwho is internationally recognized for working for social and restorative justice, bettercommunity and police relations as well as legislative reform with the residents of CentralWest Baltimore (Pennsylvania... Read More →

Friday June 8, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
MICA Lazarus Center: CSD Studio 170