LGBT Law Enforcement Training Conference


Join Us In the Beautiful Napa Valley

Out To Protect in partnership with the Napa Valley Criminal Justice Training Center is proud to present this LGBT Law Enforcement Awareness Training Conference.  The goal of this conference is to improve law enforcement’s ability to serve the LGBTQ+ community and to support those LGBTQ+ members of the law enforcement profession.

Out To Protect is partnering with the Napa Valley Criminal Justice Training Center, San Jose Police Department, and Matthew Shepard Foundation to produce this event.  The conference will include two and a half days of training on topics including:

DAY 1
Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Special Guest Speaker:
Christy Mallory, UCLA Williams Institute

Hate Crimes Involving LGBTQ Victims
Special Guest Speakers: Judy and Dennis Shepard
Cynthia Deitle, Rtd. FBI

DAY 2
LGBT Awareness Training for Law Enforcement
Model Programs
Special Guest Speakers: Don Mueller, LASD,
Brody Elton, SFPD and Jules Sohn, LAPD

DAY 3
Creating an LGBT Liaison Program
Special Guest Speakers: Jim Ritter, Seattle Police Department
Brett Parson, Washington DC Metro Police Department
Michelle Gigante, Sacramento PD,
Christine Garcia and Dan Meyer, San Diego PD
James Gonzales, San Jose PD

The conference will be held at Napa Valley College in California and is open to all law enforcement professionals including sworn and civilian personnel. This training is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training under Plan IV.  Participants are eligible to receive 20 hours of CPT credit.  Conference fees include:

  • Binder with training curriculum and two instructor guides.
  • A copy of the book “Coming Out From Behind The Badge”
  • Access to electronic copies of speaker handouts and presentations.
  • Daily continental breakfast.
  • Nn-host meet-and-greet Monday night appetizers provided by Out To Protect.

Attendees are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and meals.

Registration Fee Is $325
Payment In Full Is Required To Complete Registration 

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This page will be the source for all details and information related to this training conference.  Speakers are subject to change based on scheduling and availability.  Optional social events and learning opportunities will be posted as they are scheduled.   Contact us with questions.

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