August 12, 2022
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Bridging The Gap between Law Enforcement and Community
As the Summer of Healing – Las Vegas progresses, we will hold a luncheon and moderated panel discussion relating to current and future engagement efforts between communities and law enforcement. The panel discussion will include invited individuals from the Board of Hope for Prisoners, local and state law-enforcement agencies, judicial representatives and local community shareholders.
We reiterate our agreement to make a good faith effort to invite like-minded activists organizations to join in Summer of Healing activities.
As part of the Summer of Healing Luncheon, we want to honor a local individual who has made historical, or recent, inroads into improving community engagement with law enforcement. Beatrice Dyess, was the first female, African-American Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer. She is currently retired and serving as a Chaplain with Messages of Faith Ministry continuing her work in reaching out to the community to serve. Beatrice Dyess will be the recipient of the Summer of Hope – Las Vegas Courage Award to be presented at the luncheon.