Dialogue on Race

Law Enforcement Issue Group

Chairperson: Wornie Reed wornie@vt.edu

The primary focus areas for the Dialogue on Race Law Enforcement Issue Group are eliminating racial profiling, achieving law enforcement employee hiring that resembles the county’s racial makeup and supporting community policing efforts. ​This work takes time, persistence and consistency of purpose.

“What started as a conversation evolved into…action.”

Anthony Wilson, Blacksburg Police Chief

Local Law Enforcement

Books & Badges

The Books to Badges program offers two years of tuition funding for those seeking a career in law enforcement. Click the button to download the application.

Articles & Resources


Virtual on Zoom until further notice. To serve on this group or to ask questions, contact: Wornie Reed, wornie@vt.edu.

Dialogue on Race Issue Groups