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Civil Unrest in Your Community - Responding to Militant Antifascists and the Growing Anti-Government Movement


As law enforcement leaders we are faced with a new crisis in our communities. Since the death of George Floyd, organized protests have led to a growing threat, one that if left unchecked in your city will undermine public trust, destabilize policing authority, and demoralize your officers.

While we look to Minneapolis, Portland and Seattle as extreme examples of political “reimagined policing” experiments, reform is no longer the goal of many “community agitation” groups becoming increasingly hostile, radical, and criminal.

This very important issue should concern you, especially if you believe you have nothing to worry about. According to FBI Director Christopher Wray, the greatest threat to the Homeland is now Domestic Terrorism. Understanding what this means in your local community is paramount.

If you are a Chief who is a member of our association, please join CPCA and Vacaville Police Chief Chief John Carli for this very important FREE seminar and learn how the American Antifa Movement is weaponizing false narratives which are intended to destroy you as a police chief, and what you need to do to protect your department and your community.

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  • Chief John Carli, Vacaville Police Department

    John Carli was appointed as Chief of Police of the Vacaville Police Department (CA) in April of 2014, coming up through the ranks within his own agency. His career started with Vacaville in 1989 where he spent his early years as a police officer patrolling the streets with his K9 partner, eventually serving as a field training officer and detective. While in Investigations, he was assigned to the Northern California Computer Crimes Task Force in Napa, California investigating computer crimes and identity theft. John promoted in 2003 and, over the next several years, supervised patrol teams, the Critical Incident Negotiation Team, K9 Unit, Firearms Instructors, Police Technology, and the Office of Professional Standards.

    Carli was instrumental in implementing body-worn cameras to all officers beginning in 2009. This gained national and state attention through the publishing of a department study on the issue of body-worn cameras and organizational trust, which was included in the US DOJ COPS report “Implementing a Body-worn Camera Program – Recommendations and Lessons Learned.”

    As Chief of a full service agency serving a community of approximately 100,000, Carli’s approach to community policing is both progressive and innovative. In 2016, he formed the Community Partnership Division and subsequent Community Response Unit using COPS funding, focusing on quality of life and homeless issues. Community engagement became a top priority, most notable through the successful use of Facebook and other social media outlets, which has gained Vacaville national attention due to the manner and level of community engagement that has garnered significant public engagement. Chief Carli chairs the Vacaville Homeless Roundtable and is outspoken in coalescing community groups and the faith-based organizations to address social issues placed at the feet of law enforcement.

    Chief Carli earned a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Management. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police, and he was awarded the Executive Leadership Certificate by the California Department of Justice Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. Chief Carli is currently an active member of the California Police Chief’s Association and chairs the California Data Sharing Task Force, focusing on best practice strategies for law enforcement technology and information system sharing.

    Chief Carli is an instructor at the Napa Community College Police Academy focusing on leadership, professionalism, and ethics. Carli teaches various law enforcement topics including computer crime investigations and Internet intelligence at conferences and training events nationwide. Chief Carli regularly speaks to law enforcement leaders and national stakeholders regarding best practices in law enforcement. Most relevant is his work regarding the law enforcement response to the national narrative on best practices in policing, crisis management and the media, particularly addressing controversial videos and public trust, as well as the use of social media for community engagement.

March 2, 2021
Tue 11:30 AM PST

Duration 1H 30M

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