A group of 16 Essex County chiefs of police, District Attorney Paul Tucker and Sheriff Kevin Coppinger recently completed Lappin Foundation’s multi-session Holocaust Symposium, facilitated by Deborah Coltin, Lappin Foundation’s president and executive director. The group spent a day at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., where they toured the museum and participated in the museum’s signature program, “Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust (LEAS),” presented in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League. In the first workshop, participants examined the role of police in Nazi Germany in order to better understand the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve today. The second workshop focused on policing today.

In addition to District Attorney Tucker and Sheriff Coppinger, the following chiefs of police participated in the symposium: Donald Cudmore, Georgetown; Kevin DiNapoli, Wenham; Scott Dumas, Rowley; Thomas Fowler, Salisbury; Jeffrey Gillen, Groveland; Thomas Griffin, Peabody; Neal Hovey, Topsfield; Dennis King, Marblehead; James Lovell, Danvers; Lucas Miller, Salem; Mark Murray, Newburyport; Paul Nikas, Ipswich; Ruben Quesada, Swampscott; Christopher Reddy, Lynn; Eric Shears, Merrimack; and Russell Stevens, Hamilton.

The trip to Washington, D.C., was sponsored by Lappin Foundation and Holocaust Legacy Foundation.

For more information about the Foundation’s Holocaust Symposium, contact Deborah Coltin at 978-740-4428 or email dcoltin@lappinfoundation.org.

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