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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with Law Enforcement

Today, the Vice President met in his Ceremonial Office with law enforcement leaders from across the country to continue the discussion about how we can better build improve trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The Vice President thanked them for their unwavering and steadfast service and recognized that often they are asked to bear a tremendous share of the burden of dealing with broad frustrations with underlying societal challenges in communities across the country. He discussed with them ways to better support officer training as well as the need to ensure police have the resources they need to engage in community policing. The Vice President reiterated his commitment to finding solutions to reduce the anxiety felt by both law enforcement and the communities they protect, and he discussed his plan to continue to reconvene law enforcement and community leaders around the country for ongoing discussion.

The following individuals attended the meeting:

Law Enforcement leaders:

Sheriff Michael Chapman, Loudoun County, Major Counties Sheriffs' Association
Cathy Sanz, President, Women in Federal Law Enforcement
Chuck Canterbury, President of the Fraternal Order of Police
Chief Terrence Cunningham, International Association of Chiefs of Police
William Johnson, Executive Director, National Association of Police Organizations, , Executive Director, National Sheriffs' Association
Perry Tarrant, President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, Assistant Chief, Seattle Police Department
Jonathan Thompson, Executive Director, National Sheriffs' Association
Chuck Wexler, Executive Director, Police Executive Research Forum
Chief Tom Manger, Major Cities Chiefs Association

Administration participants:

Vice President Joe Biden
Neil Eggleston, White House Counsel
Don Graves, Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor to the Vice President
Greg Schultz, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to the Vice President
Noble Wray, Director, Policing Practices and Accountability Initiative, COPS Office, Department of Justice