Law Enforcement Professionals
Out of Court Settlements are at record highs, and relief is not in sight.
- Boston — $36 million between 2005 and 2015
- Chicago — $661 million between 2004 and 2016 (That is over Half a Billion Dollars)
- Cleveland — $8.2 million between 2004 and 2014
- Dallas — $6.6 million between 2004 and 2014
- Denver — $12million between 2011 and 2015
- Los Angeles — $101 million between 2002 and 2011
- New York — $228.5 million in 2016 alone
Settlement payouts are out of control. The vast majority of officer misconduct settlements are a result of poor judgment and weak leadership.
The thought that the issues facing BIG Cities can’t happen in your jurisdiction is like buying a first-class discount ticket on the Titanic—great feeling, great view but the voyage will end badly. Take a look at these settlements:
- Hempstead, NY — $8.3 million in 2010
- Yellowstone County, MT — $1.25 million in 2017
- Boone County, KY — $3.5 million in 2014
- Inglewood, CA — $4.6 million in 2012
The evidence is undeniable. Officer misconduct is a real issue in every jurisdiction across the nation.
BAF-Fortitude, in support of Law Enforcement Professionals, developed and taught across the United States, “The Law Enforcement Professionals Series Course: 21st Century Community Policing and Cultural Competency.”
Excellent training with modern insights relating to cultural diversity for public safety professionals. Colonel Freeman of BAF Security Solutions and Colonel Boggs of Fortitude Consulting provided us with relevant, unique insights and experience that made my deputies re-think the way they handle encounters. Remarkable facilitation by the instructors and I highly recommend this 21st Century Strategic LE Series.
Robert J. McCabe
IN RESPONSE TO THE DEMAND, WE HAVE DEVELOPED AN ONLINE VERSION OF THIS POPULAR COURSE!
WHY THIS COURSE LIVE OR ONLINE?
There is no shortage of Law Enforcement courses online or live. This course is unique. This course is about CHANGING MINDSET.
Policing today is like walking through a minefield—one misstep could be devastating to the department, the city, and the community. Everyone pays.
It is the ONLY course of this type.
The course is based on the findings of the President’s Task Force Report: 21st Century Policing.
This course is more than a discussion of the six pillars addressed in the Report. This course goes into areas such as:
- Changing Mindset
- How to Build Trust
- The Importance of Values
- The Rules of Poverty
- Guardian Vs. Warrior
- And More…
The benefits of this program:
- Changing mindset—most notable—policing across gender, race, and culture
- Building lasting relationships with peers from other organizations
- Seeing a tangible drop in police misconduct
Colonels (Ret) Freeman and Boggs are leaders of exemplary Character, Compassion and Integrity. Their combined 70+ years of leadership, management and community based policing strategies conducted throughout the world and in complex environments were invaluable in helping my organization grow into the professional police officers we need in today’s complex social and economic environments. I personally want to thank them for helping my police officers and leaders embrace the elements found in the President’s Report on 21st Century Policing that should guide all law enforcement executives throughout our country to better understand our communities, build strong partnerships and ultimately build long lasting trust between our citizens and our police forces.
Chief of Police / Public Safety Director
City of Fountain, Colorado
What Can You Expect?
The Seminar is a two-day engagement. It will include topics such as Procedural Justice, Changing Mindsets as noted in the 21st Century Policing Report, Personal Biases, Policing Principles and Policing Rules of Engagement.
The course will then turn attention to the topic of Police Legitimacy. Several of the themes covered will include the importance of Values, emphasizing the “Four Principles of Just Behavior,” as noted in the 21st Century Policing Report, Authority and Power, Police Leadership and Level Four Communications will also be covered as major topics of discussion.
Finally, and the key to the course is the issue of Cultural Competency. In this module, we include Racial Profiling, the Social Landscape, Rules of Poverty, Transparency, and Trust and many more critical topics of importance for the Law Enforcement Professional.
The online version mirrors the seminar in order of presentation and topics discussed.
Both versions reinforce learning with case studies and short quizzes.
The benefit of the online version is the flexibility of the course.
The course is presented in three modules with each module composed of a series of short Eight (8) to Twelve (12) minute presentations. The student can take a portion, stop and come back at a later time to continue.
The Online Version can be purchased by module or in the course’s entirety. See Investment below.
Great exercises to get groups/everyone involved. Discussions were challenging/thought-provoking. Very good content, changes your way of thinking.
Investigator Meghan N.
Participants will leave the session able to:
- Identify the Policing Principles of 21st Century Policing
- Communicate across the spectrum of race, gender, and economic status
- Focus efforts on building trust and legitimacy within the communities they police
- Exercise sound policing principles regardless of situation
- Define racial profiling
- Gain an understanding of Power and Authority
- Make decisions based on a proven process, cycle and risk analysis
- Build collaboration, teamwork, and trust
- Strengthen others abilities to excel
- Understand the rules of poverty
- Police effectively across the spectrum of communities
- Leading confidently across race, gender and culture
Excellent course. Instructors kept class very entertained. Great exercises to bring class members together. Instructors bring a lot of knowledge to the table. Recommend for all current law enforcement officers.
Officer Cecil W.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
Law Enforcement Professionals!
Participants from all law enforcement agencies and departments of all sizes will find this program valuable and necessary.
Individual — $375
Agencies and Departments that host the Seminar will receive one (1) seat as a professional courtesy.
Agencies and Departments that host the Seminar with 25 or more seats receive two (2) seats as a professional courtesy.
Tier One Pricing:
Procedural Justice Module — $125.00
Police Legitimacy Module — $125.00
Cultural Competency Module — $200.00
Purchased as a complete course — $350.00
Special Limited Introductory Course Cost — $87.50
Tier Two Pricing:
Agencies and Departments purchasing more than 25 seats will receive a 10% discount.
Senior Leaders Seminar
A Senior Leaders ONLY seminar can be arranged directly with COL Freeman or Col Boggs.
The Senior Leaders Seminar does include online courtesy seats.
Contact BAF-Fortitude at info@Fortitudeconsult.com for details.
BEING HOSTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THESE AREAS:
About the Instructors:
Colonel Byron Freeman, a retired Army Military Police Officer, has over 35 years of Law Enforcement experience, both in uniform and as a Security Expert. He has provided support to the Fountain Police Department in Fountain Colorado, Norfolk City Sheriff’s Office in Norfolk Virginia, Delta College Police Academy in Bay City Michigan, and WGN-TV in Chicago Illinois as a Law Enforcement Expert to name a few. He was instrumental in establishing and maintaining a capable Iraqi Police Force during operations in Iraq; a Police Force faced with cultural and religious nuances requiring similar if not greater cultural sensitivities facing Law Enforcement Professionals. Colonel Freeman brings his extensive experience as a Provost Marshal (Police Chief) and Military Police Brigade Commander under combat conditions.
Colonel John Boggs’ leadership development experience is second to none. His areas of expertise include leadership, national security strategy, strategy development, operational planning, training and education. He has held a long and impressive list of prominent executive, senior staff, and academic positions. As a Marine Infantry Officer, he is one of the rare few that have commanded at every level of his Marine Corps career. He has served in advisory positions on high-level national government staffs, to include the Office of the Secretary of Defense—Personnel and Readiness. He has advised General Officers and Political Appointees. Salient to this effort is Colonel Boggs’ experience with the New York City Police Department (NYPD). He supported the NYPD by providing a thorough review of existing leadership education, made recommendations for strengthening their Police Leadership Program of Instruction, and advised on the NYPD 20/20 effort.