Purposeful Policing: The L.E.A.P. Concept of Community and our Children
In this highly engaging talk, Detective Michelle Palladini discusses the vulnerable population she serves (children), and how her life’s journey brought her to serve and protect in a mindfully compassionate way. This talk will illustrate the resoundingly positive and productive effect she has had on youth in her community and beyond through the L.E.A.P. (Leadership, Empowerment, Awareness, Protection) Program. Through self-awareness and knowledge, Officers can learn to nurture insightful and purposeful relationships with children and the larger community… and ultimately, build bridges between the police and the public.
Prepare to be inspired and rededicated to your work with youth.
Local fan favorite and award-winning Detective and School Resource Officer, Michelle Palladini is widely respected for her policing expertise, and commitment to the care and protection of children, and even more loved for her unrelenting positivism, and dedication to community.
Michelle excels at her multi-faceted position within the Norfolk Police Department, but she'll be the first to tell you her long-standing success is attributed to her living her dream job - and it certainly shows.
A strong proponent of community policing and building villages to instill, nurture and foster a strong, fundamental support for children, her zeal for bettering the lives of others took on an amazing life of its own. She was inspired to develop the L.E.A.P. (Leadership, Empowerment, Awareness, Protection) Program in 2013, which offers a solution-focused method for connecting the police with the schools and parents as a pathway to children's success in four areas: happiness, health, safety and resilience.
Michelle has become a leading voice in a most unique combination of community policing, educational leadership, and positive parenting. Her personal and professional stories of inspiration cultivate a rededication to policing as a public service rooted in compassion and greater understanding.