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Dialogue: New Leadership for Columbus Police

Event Date
November 09, 2021
12 - 1 p.m. ET
Zoom Webinar
Register for Dialogue

It has been a difficult two years for Columbus Police and the community it serves. High-profile police shootings, criticism over officers’ actions against protesters and a sharply rising murder rate prompted Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther to bring in outsiders to lead the city’s Division of Police and Department of Public Safety. 

Both Chief Elaine Bryant and Director Robert Clark have promised to try to heal divisions between police and city residents. This Dialogue discussion will lay out their visions and what new police leadership could mean for the City of Columbus. 


Elaine Bryant, Columbus Police Chief 

Robert Clark, Columbus Public Safety Director 

Moderated by: Mike Thompson, News Content Director, WOSU Public Media  


Dialogue is a series of provocative discussions about the most challenging issues facing our community and country. 

We are proud to continue these important discussions virtually and will work to maintain the open dialogue format that encourages audience participation. Please consider supporting this program with a donation