LGBT Awareness For Law Enforcement Online

We are excited to offer the only online LGBT Awareness For Law Enforcement course in the country!  This class is open to all law enforcement professionals and students interested in learning more about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and about how law enforcement can better understand and serve this segment of our community.

The course includes five modules that are designed to address the following learning outcomes.

  1. The student will explain the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity and how these two aspects of identity relate to each other and to race, culture and religion.
  2. The student will define terminology used to describe sexual orientation and gender identity.
  3. The student will identify ways to create an inclusive workplace and to support LGBTQ+ co-workers.
  4. The student will identify key moments in the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement.
  5. The student will understand how hate crimes and domestic violence impact LGBTQ+ people.

“The training has been really beneficial for our officers. We have included it into our anti-bias training program.” – Sergeant Bryan Ridge,
Breckenridge, Colorado Police Department

Join The Roster Of Agencies Participating

Albany Police Department
Albany State University Police
Anne Arundel County Police Department
Arlington, Maine Police Department
Austin Police Department
Bethlehem Police Department
Breckenridge Police Department
Brisbane Police Department
Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office
Cambridge Police Department
Cheswold Police Department
Chicago Police Department
Clark County Sheriff’s Office
Cleveland Ohio Division of Police
Cleveland Police Department
Columbus Police Department
Coweta County E-911
Denver Sheriff’s Department
Dillon Police Department
Eagle Police Department
Eastland Police Department
Edgewood Police Department
Elgin Police Department
Euclid Police Department
Evergreen State College Police Department
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
Folsom Police Department
Golden Police Department
Grambling State University Police Department
Grand Forks Police Department
Grand Rapids Police Department
Hanover Police Department
Haverhill Police Department
Hayward Police Department
Hillsborough Police Department
Houston Police Department
Imperial County Sheriff’s Office
Indiana Police Department
LaPorte Circuit Court
Little Rock Police Department
Los Angeles Police Department
Miami Township Police Department
Milwaukee Police Department
Monmouth County Sheriffs Department
Morgan Hill Police Department
Mount Vernon AL Police Department
Mountain View Police Department
New South Wales Police Force
Norfolk Sheriff’s Office
Ocean View Police Department
Provo City Police Department
Quogue Village Police Department
Redlands Police Department
Salisbury Police Department
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department
San Mateo Police Department
SE Wisconsin Incident Mgt Team
Solano County Sheriff’s Department
Sonoma State University Police Department
Southgate Police Department
St. Helena Police Department
SUNY Cortland University Police
U.S. Treasurer Police Department
UC Police – Cal Maritime Academy
University of Maryland Baltimore Police Department
University of North Georgia Police Department
University of Rochester Police Department
Vail Police Department
Villanova University Police Department
Winston-Salem State University Police Department
Woodbury City Police Department

Most people can complete this training within 4 hours, but you can spend as much time exploring the optional resources provides as you wish. We highly recommend using a copy of our book, “Coming Out From Behind The Badge – 2nd Edition.”  If you don’t yet have a copy, you can order one in print or digital format from a number of online book sellers.

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At the end of the course, you will take a quiz that will make you eligible for a training certificate from Out To Protect.


Customized Course Available

Are you interested in providing this training for your entire agency?  We can provide a customized course featuring your agency logo, agency policies, and agency specific questions in the final quiz.  We will also provide certificates of completion for everyone who successfully completes the course.

Click here to inquire about pricing for a customized course.

For California Law Enforcement Agencies

Out to Protect has partnered with the Napa Valley Criminal Justice Training Center at Napa Valley College to provide a version of this course that is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.  This course meets the requirements of California Penal Code Section 13519.41, which specifies LGBT awareness training for California peace officers and dispatchers.  Participants may enroll in this course through the Napa Valley Criminal Justice Training Center using the link below.  Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion and 4 hours of CPT credit.

Click here to register for the LGBT Awareness For California Law Enforcement course.
Click here for a brochure.