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UTSA lecture series to discuss community’s role in city’s policing efforts on March 8

UTSA lecture series to discuss community’s role in city’s policing efforts on March 8

MARCH 3, 2022 — As conversations around policing and social equity continue in San Antonio and nationwide, the College for Health, Community and Policy (HCaP) at The University of Texas at San Antonio will present an interactive panel discussion at the UTSA Downtown Campus in the Buena Vista Street Building Aula Canaria, beginning at noon on Tuesday, March 8. The panel is free and open to the public.

The panel will discuss how cooperation between the police and the community is vital to the health and safety of San Antonio. Leaders will share their plans and hopes for the future of policing.

Mike Davis, assistant professor of practice in HCaP’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, will serve as moderator. Davis has more than 20 years of professional experience working in criminal justice organizations. He began his career as a court clerk for the Bexar County Mental Health Court. From there, he became a peace officer and served as a university, municipal and county officer before serving as chief.


“Given the national climate, this could not be a more relevant discussion for the university and community to offer.”



The panel will feature Doug Greene, community engagement officer for the San Antonio Police Department; Rosanne Hughes, community outreach specialist for the FBI San Antonio Division; and Chief Joe Allio, board president of Leaven Kids, a California-based operator of centers that offer after-school tutoring and mentoring programs to children.

“Policing in America should continuously evolve with our community,” Greene said. “Our industry has many inner workings, and our agency thrives on building trust. Therefore, we firmly believe it is vital to educate our future leaders at UTSA on the respected responsibilities of wearing a badge and how we work with others in our arena.”

SAPD Chief William McManus is an advisory board member for HCaP and was instrumental in organizing this event. He will be in attendance for the event and may also field questions from the moderator.

The panel is part of HCaP’s Dean’s Community Lecture Series, which features distinguished community members to engage faculty, staff, students and the public at large to address society’s grand challenges. As UTSA continues to promote its core values of dialogue and discovery, this lecture series enhances that growth with direct community feedback and collaboration.


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“After a wonderful in-person opening to the Dean's Community Lecture Series in February, we are continuing our student-faculty-community discussions with the topic of how to police with the community,” said HCaP Dean Lynne Cossman. “Given the national climate, this could not be a more relevant discussion for the university and community to offer.”

Amanda Cody



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