(Advocates & Leaders for Police and Community Trust)
Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust (ALPACT) is a coalition comprised of leaders and members of the community in Southeast Michigan, civil rights and civil liberties organizations, and leaders from the law enforcement community. The members meet regularly to examine issues affecting police and community relations such as racial profiling, use of force by police officers, recruitment and training, citizen complaint processes, community partnering, police leadership and management, and disciplinary practices. ALPACT members work together to enhance the bonds of trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve and to present and recommend implementation strategies to law enforcement and community groups.
The coalition began in 1999, in Detroit, after rising concerns of racial profiling by police and has continuously been facilitated by the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. Regional ALPACTs across the state of Michigan have since come into existence with the assistance of the Michigan Department for Civil Rights MDCR) in regions including Flint, Berrien County, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Jackson, Lansing, Holland and Traverse City (Northern Michigan), and Battle Creek.
ALPACT is led by two co-chairs, one representing the community and one representing law enforcement, for a term of two years. The current co-chairs are Victoria Burton-Harris, Detroit organizer, people’s attorney, and Washtenaw County Assistant Prosecutor, and Antonio Richardson, Michigan State Police.
For more information about the Metro Detroit Chapter, please contact Dez Squire at 586.744.3889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about other chapters located throughout Michigan, please contact Anthony Lewis at email@example.com.