The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building has announced it will kick off its 2019 Conversations discussion series with a panel discussion on predictive policing.
Big data technologies are changing policing. In this lively panel discussion, guests will learn about how big data affects our communities and explore what happens when an algorithm determines whether a person is statistically likely to commit a violent act. Panelists from the Washington, DC area and Chicago will talk about their experience with predictive policing and what every person should know about this technology.
NBC4 Prince George’s County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins will moderate this engaging panel of experts:
- Dr. Andrew G. Ferguson from the University of the District of Columbia and author of The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race and the Future of Law Enforcement.
- Reverend Tony Lee, founder and Senior Pastor of the Community of Hope A.M.E. Church in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland
- Chief Jonathan Lewin of the Chicago Police Department’s Bureau of Technical Services
“The Museum is committed to offering thought-provoking programs that explore topics of interest and concern to our visitors,” said David L. Brant, executive director of the National Law Enforcement Museum. “By providing a platform for dialogue and discussion, we hope to be able to introduce important topics to the community that are both engaging and relevant.”
The Conversations series is free with admission to the museum.
The Museum is also offering a $5 discount off its general admission price for visitors who present a paid admission ticket from the following Washington, DC-area museums and attractions: ARTECHOUSE, Madame Tussauds DC, Newseum, and The Observation Deck at CEB Tower. Note this special offer is not valid in combination with other offers or discounts.
Located in downtown Washington, DC, at the Judiciary Square metro, the Museum is easily accessible by public transportation and convenient to many other museums and attractions in the nation’s capital. The Museum is open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm with the last visitor entry at 5:00 pm. On Thursdays, the Museum is open until 9 pm, allowing visitors to experience the exhibitions, artifacts, and programs in a less-crowded atmosphere.
For more information on the National Law Enforcement Museum and a list of upcoming programs, please visit LawEnforcementMuseum.org or call 202-737-3400.