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For over thirteen years, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. 

Policy Orientation 2016 will be held January 6-8 at the Hilton Austin. For more information and to register, please visit policyorientation.com.
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Thursday, January 7 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Watchmen or Warfighter? Finding a Policing Model for the 21st Century

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With high-profile police/citizen interactions grabbing headlines around the country, it has never been more important to discuss the role of law enforcement and policies that better enable police to keep communities safe.

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Derek Cohen

Deputy Director, Center for Effective Justice & Right on Crime, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Derek M. Cohen is a deputy director in the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Right on Crime campaign. | | Cohen graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, where he is currently completing his Ph.D. dissertation on the long-term costs and outcomes associated with correctional programming. His academic... Read More →

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Representative Eric Johnson

Texas House of Representatives
Eric Johnson represents District 100, which includes parts of Dallas and Mesquite, in the Texas House of Representatives. He was first elected in a special election in April 2010. He was re-elected in November 2010, again in November 2012, and once again in November 2014. Today, he serves on three prominent committees: he is Vice Chair of the House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development, a member of the House Committee on Homeland... Read More →
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Representative Linda Koop

Texas House of Representatives
Linda has supported the community through a long list of Civic and Community service endeavors during the last 30 years. She has served on the DART Board of Directors, McKinney Avenue Transit Authority Board of Directors; Dallas Park and Recreation Board; Fellow of the University of Texas Law School - Center for Policy Dispute; Send-A-Kid to Camp; and as a Mentor for the North Dallas Chamber's Young Professionals Program. Additionally, she is a... Read More →
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Matt Miller

Managing Attorney, Texas Office, Institute for Justice
Matt Miller serves as managing attorney of the Texas office of the Institute for Justice. He joined the Institute and opened the Texas office in 2008 and litigates cutting-edge constitutional cases protecting the property rights, economic liberty, free speech and other individual liberties in both federal and state courts. Matt’s has litigated to defend the property rights of craft brewers and victims of civil forfeiture; the First... Read More →

Thursday January 7, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room 616

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