The Secure Communities Forum (SCF), in collaboration with partner organizations, including Singapore University of Social Sciences, The ARC, and Innovative Prison Systems, organized a virtual workshop titled "Public Safety Services and People of Determination" on July 18th, 2023. The event brought together 16 experts from law enforcement, EMS, academia, and the NGO sectors, representing 7 countries. The main focus of the workshop was to explore effective ways of serving and increasing safety for people of determination. Contributing Organizations:
Outcomes: During the workshop, several key outcomes were achieved.
Launching a Working Group: The group of experts collectively decided to establish "The International Working Group on Public Safety and People of Determination." This initiative aims to facilitate regular discussions and collaborations among stakeholders to enhance safety measures and services for people of determination globally.
Resource Center: the SCF, in conjunction with the expert group, is compiling a comprehensive virtual resource center on the SCF website. This repository will contain a wealth of resources, data, and training materials collected from various parts of the world, all focusing on public safety and the needs of people of determination.
Guidelines: the SCF is currently in the process of creating a concise guideline to help public safety organizations better serve people of determination. This guideline will serve as a valuable resource to ensure that the specific needs and requirements of this group are met effectively.
Lt. Sultan Al Dahbashi (Moderator) International Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Interior UAE, Secretariate of Secure Communities Forum
Iman Hamad Altamimi Head of Operations Development & Excellence Section. Expert in the field of POD, Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination
Dania Mikdad Aladhami Civil Engineer, Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination
Professor Ahed Al-Najjar Director of Medical Education, National Ambulance, AEU
Eitan Charnoff Medic, firefighter and public safety advisor. Secretariate of Secure Communities Forum
Dr. Mary Milano Executive Director - at Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
Jason Rosensweig Director of Legislative Affairs and Policy, Illinois Department of Human Rights | Commissioner, Illinois Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes
Prof. Razwana Begum Abdul Rahim Head, Public Safety and Security Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Dr Eunice Tan Head of Programme. Special Education, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Prof. Stan Gilmour FRSA, Professor of Practice and International Consultant on Community Safety, Risk Data and Prevention.
Claire Machan Portfolio Head Coordinator, Senior Consultant & Researcher, Innovative Prison Systems
Isabelle De Muyser-Boucher Humanitarian Affairs Officer, IASC secretariat + OCHA Disability Inclusion Focal Point
Leigh Anne McKingsley Senior Director, Disability & Justice Initiatives, The ARC
Detlef Schroder Former Director of CEPOL
Ricardo Luís Rodrigues Guimarães da Silva Head of the department of crime prevention and community policing, Guarda Nacional Republicana, Portugal
José Ameida Head of the design and supervision department, Guarda Nacional Republicana, Portugal
Eduardo Osório Deputy Chief of Projects and inspection department, Guarda Nacional Republicana, Portugal