You’re NOT Helping: Reimagining Safe Communities | Yvonne Davis & Eleazer Hunt | TEDxHeritageGreen

Yvonne Davis, Gang Intervention Coordinator, and Eleazer Hunt, PhD, PMP, Police Department Strategic Planner, are employed by the Greenville, SC, Police Department to apply evidence-based strategies for the prevention, intervention, and deterrence of violence. They team up to share an impactful, actionable message for communities and local law enforcement.

Yvonne Johnson-Davis has worked as the Gang Intervention Coordinator with the City of Greenville Police Department in the GRAVITY program since 2017. GRAVITY—an acronym for Gang Reduction and Violence Intervention Targeting Youth—utilizes evidence-based strategies to offer hope, support, and community resources to influence and ultimately shift the pathway of each participant. A graduate of Rutgers University where she earned a degree in Administration of Justice, Yvonne also served as a civilian employee with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, responding to the safety concerns that impact residents. As a Leadership Greenville graduate, she was inspired to continue to work on the partnership between the community and law enforcement. She served under the motto “Bringing the pieces together to build a safe community.”

Dr. Lee Hunt is an anthropologist with over 25 years working and consulting with law enforcement. His current role is Strategic Planning and Analysis Administrator for the Greenville South Carolina Police Department. In 1995, to better understand the data and technical needs of policing, he became a Reserve Police Officer in Redlands, California. He led the Crime Analysis Unit and later was the Director of Information Services for the Greensboro, North Carolina Police Department. He built the crime analysis function within the High Point North Carolina Police Department; and was part of the team that implemented Project Safe Neighborhood (focused deterrence) for open air drug markets, group/gangs, and domestic violence. He has consulted with numerous law enforcement agencies on topics of crime analysis, data integration, strategic planning, staffing and workload analysis, focused deterrence, and stratified policing. He has attended several leadership training programs including Leadership Greenville, the Senior Management Institute for Police, and Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Other Voices diversity awareness program.

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This presentation debuted during TEDxHeritageGreen 2021: TRUTH, held in three short virtual sessions on April 23, 25, and 27—visit https://www.tedxheritagegreen.com for more info. It was a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx. Yvonne Johnson-Davis has worked as the Gang Intervention Coordinator with the City of Greenville Police Department in the GRAVITY program since 2017. GRAVITY—an acronym for Gang Reduction and Violence Intervention Targeting Youth—utilizes evidence-based strategies to offer hope, support, and community resources to influence and ultimately shift the pathway of each participant. A graduate of Rutgers University where she earned a degree in Administration of Justice, Yvonne also served as a civilian employee with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, responding to the safety concerns that impact residents. As a Leadership Greenville graduate, she was inspired to continue to work on the partnership between the community and law enforcement. She served under the motto “Bringing the pieces together to build a safe community.”

Eleazer (Lee) Hunt, PhD PMP, is an anthropologist with over 25 years working and consulting with law enforcement. His current role is Strategic Planning and Analysis Administrator for the Greenville South Carolina Police Department. His career began in California as a reserve police officer and moved to the Greensboro North Carolina Police Department to lead the Crime Analysis Unit and, later, Information Services. He built the crime analysis function within the High Point North Carolina Police Department, and was part of the team that implemented Project Safe Neighborhood for open air drug markets, group/gangs, and domestic violence. He has consulted with numerous law enforcement agencies on crime analysis, data integration, strategic planning, staffing/workload analysis, focused deterrence, and stratified policing. He has attended several leadership programs including Leadership Greenville, the Senior Management Institute for Police, and Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Other Voices. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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