Quote of the Day | Nov. 22, 2019

“We can keep locking them up and locking them up – I’ve been in law enforcement for 20 years and that hasn’t changed at all, so we’ve got to start rethinking the way we serve our communities. Yes, there’s always going to be jails and there’s always going to be bad-doers, but what are we doing on the front end to prevent people from even going there?”

-Lt. Wayland Cubit with the Oklahoma City Police Department speaking about the pilot Man-Up program for justice-involved youth in Oklahoma [KOCO


David Hamby has more than 25 years of experience as an award-winning communicator, including overseeing communication programs for Oklahoma higher education institutions and other organizations. Before joining OK Policy, he was director of public relations for Rogers State University where he managed the school’s external communication programs and served as a member of the president’s leadership team. He served in a similar communications role for five years at the University of Tulsa. He also has worked in communications roles at Oklahoma State University and the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce in Arkansas. He joined OK Policy in October 2019.

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