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Helping Reinvent Law Enforcement

THE ELEFA STORY

ELEFA was formed to help police, civic, and community leaders partner to reinvent law enforcement in their communities to achieve policing that is effective, respectful, restrained and, above all, safe for the public and the police. The insights that led to ELEFA arose from the experience and insights we gained helping New Orleans reform its police department as required by a judicially imposed Consent Decree of the U.S. Department of Justice. During the course of our work, we have learned firsthand that the goals of reinventing police departments can be achieved through collaborative partnerships among community, civic, and police leaders & stakeholders.

We leverage our diverse interdisciplinary skills and experience to transform the culture, policies, training and practices of police departments to see the demand for safe, effective, respectful and lawful law enforcement practices that enforce law, deter crime and establish bonds of trust between police and the public they serve.

Meet Our Team

The ELEFA team are dedicated to empowering the community to be leaders in public safety services. We value our diverse, multi-disciplinary team that embodies this vision. Click on a profile to learn more about our backgrounds.

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Our people make us great.

David L. Douglass
President
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Our people make us great.

John Salomone
Operations
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Our people make us great.

Arlinda Westbrook
Outreach
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Our people make us great.

Jackie Proctor
Administration
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Our people make us great.

Carolina Maberry
Project Management
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Our people make us great.

Sheila Maith
Outreach

The ELEFA Minneapolis Team

ELEFA will serve as Independent Monitor in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota following a settlement agreement between the City of Minneapolis (including the Minneapolis Police Department) and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Our goal as independent monitor is to assess the progress MPD makes towards complying with the settlement agreement, and to provide technical assistance to reach compliance. In keeping with ELEFA’s mission and with the terms of the agreement, we will involve the public at every step and encourage all constituents to partner in building safe, effective and procedurally just policing in Minneapolis. That’s why our multi-disciplinary team consists of recognized community policing experts, civil rights attorneys, community engagement professionals, innovative data managers and experts in racial disparity, working in partnership.

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David L. Douglass
Independent Evaluator
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Michael Harrison
Independent Evaluator
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Barbara Harding
Deputy Evaluator
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Chief Mary Ann Viverette
Deputy Evaluator
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Arlinda Westbrook
Community Engagement, Accountability
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John Salomone
Project Management
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William (Bill) Murphy
Training
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Lisa Fink
Policies
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Jerry Clayton
Use of Force
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Eric Melancon
Data Analysis, Early Intervention System
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Julie Solomon
Mental Health and Behavioral Crisis Support, Officer Wellness
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