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Central RED Hosts Presentation with Local Law Enforcement

Featured: Central RED Hosts Presentation with Local Law Enforcement

March 18, 2021

Central College’s Central RED Society will present “Building Legitimacy and Trust with Local Law Enforcement” with Shane McSheehy, Aaron Fuller and Jason Sandholdt during a virtual event at noon Tuesday, April 6.

Membership to Central RED is required to attend, and a Zoom link will be emailed to members.

Central RED (Ready to Engage and Discover) is a volunteer-driven, lifelong learning and social organization with an abiding partnership with Central College alumni and friends who wish to share knowledge, talents and experiences. Members pay $20 annually to join Central RED.

No affiliation with Central College is required to join. For more information, visit www.central.edu/red or contact Mary Benedict by email at benedictm@central.edu or phone at 641-628-7641.

Building trust, transparency and legitimacy with the community is vital to an effective and efficient police organization. Building a relationship with the community is complex and requires various strategies. Topics include police training and policies, mental health issues, current trends in law enforcement, building trust and transparency relating to specific needs and challenges, and community involvement and support.

McSheehy is the chief of police with the Pella Police Department with more than 26 years of service. He earned a master’s in criminal justice administration from Columbia Southern University.

Fuller is the chief of police with the Knoxville Police Department and has been with the department for 15 years. Fuller earned a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and psychology at Buena Vista University and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Sandholdt is in his third term as Marion County Sheriff. He graduated from Central in 1993 with a biology major. Sandholt oversees the patrol division with 17 deputies, the communications center with 12 dispatchers, the 56-bed jail with 15 jailers and the civil division.