Challenges and Opportunities in Law Enforcement Today

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Law Enforcement continues to be faced with rapid societal changes, racial tensions, increased demands for police service, new technology, and difficulty recruiting new officers. Unlike national police systems in Great Britain and Europe, the United States has historically been decentralized at the State, County and City levels. For example, there are over 800 police agencies in Ohio; how does that affect effectiveness? Other hot-button topics include how mass shootings in public places have impacted our country and reignited issues surrounding firearms and the counter concern of personal protection.

Speaker’s Biography
Daniel Baker, Lt., Dayton, Ohio Police (Ret.) 1964-1989. Progressed from uniformed officer to Commander of the Violent Crime Detective Bureau and Commander of the Hostage Negotiation Team. Led major criminal investigations, including hundreds of homicide cases. After DPD, was Mgr. of Security at Mound until 1995. Transferred to Hanford, Washington as Director, Nuclear Safeguards and Security until 1999. Returned to Mound until 2004 to manage security closure project. From 2004 to 2010 was Senior Program Mgr., Safeguards and Security at Y-12 Oak Ridge, TN. While there was loaned to serve as Executive Director at University of Tennessee National Forensic Academy, the nation’s leading training program for crime scene investigators.

For additional details call 937-247-0402. The presentation is free and open to the public and has ample free parking.


Mound Cold War Discovery Center
Phone: 937-247-0402