Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn, left, and Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins
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Today on Vox Pop, Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins and Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn join WAMC's Ray Graf to discuss law enforcement, policing and summer safety.

Eric Hawkins
City of Albany

Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins and Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo join Vox Pop to discuss law enforcement and policing. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.

Burlington, VT Police car
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This week, the Burlington City Council passed a Fair and Impartial Policing Policy that meets a state mandate, but avoids federal designation as a sanctuary city.

Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission by Barry Friedman tells the stories of ordinary people whose lives were torn apart by policing -- by the methods of cops on the beat and those of the FBI and NSA.

Driven by technology, policing has changed dramatically. Once, cops sought out bad guys; today, increasingly militarized forces conduct wide surveillance of all of us.

 Police chiefs meet with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to discuss work on reducing the use of force in American policing.
Chief Brandon del Pozo

Burlington, Vermont Police Chief Brandon del Pozo was in Wisconsin on Monday. He and five other police chiefs from across the U.S. met with House Speaker Paul Ryan to discuss new training guidelines issued by the Police Executive Research Forum that are aimed at reducing the use of force.   Chief del Pozo explains that the Burlington department became involved after a fatal encounter in the city last year.

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  With the national discussion ongoing about policing and violence against black communities in Ferguson, Baltimore, Cleveland, Staten Island, and now most recently in Texas in the case of Sandra Bland, we have University at Albany Professor David Bayley in the studio today to answer your questions. Professor Bayley is a member of the UN’s International Police Advisory Committee and its Global Police Policy Community Advisory group.