File this post in the #ProfilesInCourage category.
1 of 4 action items to come from hundreds of hours of #GameChanger events is putting an end to law enforcement responding to “bias calls”, which typically is when older white residents call 911 because “a black person is on my street.” Kudos to Delaware County, OHIO, Sheriff's Office Sheriff Russell R. Martin for being a courageous leader. This is the email he sent out to the people in Delaware County, Ohio. This is snapshot of what true leadership looks like.
“The #GameChanger format sets the stage for positive and beneficial communication between citizens and law enforcement. The open and safe environment to have meaningful, heartfelt dialogue, human being to human being, cannot be overstated. One of the most impactful moments of the day is spending time together as “one,” watching phenomenal athletes work as a team.”
- Walt Vasquez, La Mesa Police Department Chief and Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commissioner
John is is the former Chief of the Port of San Diego Harbor Police Department., one of the first law enforcement agencies to be a vested supporter of the #GameChanger model.
John genuinely cares about serving the public with honor and respect and leads accordingly. Nebraska is lucky to have him. Congratulations John!
It's #GameDay in Columbus! #GameChanger event #34 is on the campus of The Ohio State University including citizens, student athletes, NFL Legends, NFL Players Coalition members, the Columbus Division of Police and The Franklin County Sheriffs Department. Get in the game! (GameChanger1.org)