Category: Announcements

LGBT Awareness Training Comes To California

Today, California Governor Jerry Brown made history by enacting the first state law to provide LGBTQ awareness training for law enforcement officers and dispatchers.  Effective January 1, 2019, section 13519.41 will be added to the California Penal Code as follows:

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New COFBTB Challenge Coin

If you are a collector of challenge coins, add this one-of-a-kind, limited edition coin to your collection.  This beautiful coin was designed by Deputy Kasper who contributed a story to our most recent book. He is also the recipient of

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LGBT Liaison Information Wanted

We are collecting examples of LGBT Liaison Programs from across the country to share as examples with other law enforcement agencies interested in developing a similar position.  We believe that ever law enforcement agency in the country should have such

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Book Club Reviews COFBTB

The AAUW-OML book club in my home town recently reviewed the newest edition of “Coming Out From Behind The Badge.”  We couldn’t be more happy! “This book includes valuable documentation of the key events and evolution of the gay rights movement

Training For Law Enforcement

Now more than ever, law enforcement professionals at every level need to understand sexual orientation and gender identity – more specifically, they need to understand non-heterosexual and gender non-conforming minorities – the LGBTQ+ community. Most states do not require any

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