Category: Commentary

The Case For Mandated Training

Introduction The California State Legislature is currently considering a bill that will require LGBT awareness training for law enforcement officers and dispatchers.  The proposed bill will add a section to other similar requirements included in section 13519 of the California

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The Costs Of AB 2504

It’s sad to think that any law enforcement organization would oppose training for law enforcement that would make the profession better for its own members as well as for what it provides to the public.  It’s even worse to think

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It’s a cryptic title, but accurately describes the date fourteen years ago that I took a huge risk that ended up being life-changing in all respects.  For many of us who didn’t come out as a teenager, the day is

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Remembering Officer John Reinert

I met Officer John Reinert on July 25, 2012 at a training program we participated in for the command staff at the San Jose, California, Police Department.  Chief Chris Moore wanted to address the homophobia within the department and arranged

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LGBT Civil Rights Under Attack

This week the Trump administration took two aggressive actions against the rights of LGBT people that could certainly have a direct, significant, and negative impact on LGBT law enforcement professionals.  First, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo overturning President

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