Innovations Grant Program
Out To Protect was selected by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to receive an Innovations Grant to fund two initiatives designed to improve California law enforcement’s effectiveness in serving the LGBTQ+ community and to better support those LGBTQ+ members of the law enforcement profession.
LGBT Awareness Training For Trainers
The grant is funding eight presentations of the 8-hour LGBT Awareness Training For Trainers Course. This class is designed to prepare law enforcement trainers with the information and materials necessary to provide LGBT awareness training required by Section 13519.41 of the California Penal Code.
We are partnering with the Napa Valley Criminal Justice Training Center to offer this POST certified course. Locations will be selected around the State in order to make the course easily available to as many law enforcement trainers as possible.
A cornerstone of the grant project is a training conference that will take place in the spring of 2020 at a location to be named the South San Francisco area. The two and a half day conference will include training for law enforcement on LGBTQ hate crimes investigations, how to create a more inclusive workplace for LGBTQ employees, how to develop LGBT community liaison programs, and how to deliver the required LGBT awareness training for law enforcement officers and dispatchers.
This website will be the source for information about both programs as details become available.
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