The Police for Tomorrow Fellowship, a joint project with Washington D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), gives new D.C. police officers and civilian police department personnel an opportunity to learn more about why we police the way that we do, and how we should police differently, tomorrow and beyond.
The primary component of the Police for Tomorrow Fellowship is a series of structured workshops, designed and facilitated by Georgetown Law faculty. These workshops give Fellows the opportunity to hear from leading experts–and to learn from each other–about some of the most difficult policing-related issues facing our communities today. Workshop topics include police use of force, implicit bias and institutionalized racism in the criminal justice system, over-criminalization and mass incarceration, youth brain development, the impact of trauma and policing in marginalized communities, gentrification, and homelessness.
In addition to workshops, Police for Tomorrow Fellows participate in community engagement activities in Washington, D.C., and will ultimately select and pursue capstone projects designed to allow the officers to more closely connect with D.C. communities.
Each Fellow is assigned an MPD mentor. Fellows learn a significant amount from their mentors during the program and mentors learn from the Fellows as well. At the conclusion of the program, Fellows participate in a graduation at Georgetown Law and receive a certificate from the Dean of the Law School and the MPD Chief of Police.
The Center for Innovations in Community Safety at Georgetown Law is now accepting applications for the 2022-23 cohort of Police for Tomorrow Fellows. Applications are due May 2, 2022, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received.
Eligibility: To apply, all candidates for the Police for Tomorrow Program must have been hired by MPD between April 1, 2014 and April 1, 2019. Reserve officers are also eligible to apply for the Fellowship, as are professional staff members. Professional staff members must be grades DS-7 through DS-12.
Please click HERE for details about the program and the application process.