June 15: Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott discusses benefits, challenges, opportunities on ‘Diversity in Law Enforcement’ at Diversity Forum

"GREENSBORO, North Carolina — Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott will participate in a candid presentation on “Diversity in Law Enforcement: The Benefits, Challenges and Opportunities,” at the Quarterly Diversity Forum Breakfast, June 15, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Social Hall, Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Road, Greensboro.

“Timely and appropriate, the subject of diversity in law enforcement is under discussion across the nation, as many police departments seek to recruit officers to reflect the racial, ethnic, gender and cultural composition of their service jurisdictions,” said David Moff, chief executive officer, The HR Group Inc., founder of the seven-year-old nonprofit educational forum.

This Quarter’s Diversity Forum begins with an overview of benefits of a diverse police department. Internationally-acclaimed diversity educator Lenora Billings-Harris will share insights and case histories from her work helping companies and government agencies transform their organizations into productive, inclusive work cultures.

Chief Scott will address the national challenges affecting recruiting for law enforcement, along with Greensboro Police efforts to hire more officers reflecting the racial-ethnic-cultural diversity of the city and region.

“Recruiting and retaining a diverse work force is one of my six overarching strategies to make our police department a national model for exceptional policing,” said Scott. “Law enforcement is a noble profession, and one that needs compassionate dedicated people from all walks of life.”

Open to the public, cost is $5 to cover breakfast and will be collected at the door. Reservations required: www.thehrgroupinc.net/humanresourcesevents or telephone, 336-292-1911.

All proceeds will be donated to the Greensboro Police Foundation in memory of Frank Mascia, civic leader and late chair of the foundation. Ample vehicular parking exists.

Sponsored by Honda Aircraft Company, Diversity Forum presenters are The HR Group Inc., Honda Aircraft Company, Greensboro Police Department and City of Greensboro Human Relations Department.

The HR Group Inc. inaugurated the Quarterly Diversity Forum Breakfasts in 2008, as a community outreach project for a client, evolving into a noncommercial educational community service.

The Forum addresses the full spectrum of diversity in the workplace and community, with topics including race, gender, inequality, the arts, sexual orientation, religion, sexual harassment, persons with disabilities.

All programs are interactive, with speakers, panel discussions and audience engaging one another for respectful and significant impact."

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