Santa Rosa, CA. March 8, 2017. The Board of Directors of Out To Protect congratulate Chief Dennis McLaughlin and the members of the Breckenridge, Colorado Police Department for leading the nation and being the first police department to complete the new LGBT Awareness For Law Enforcement course launched just this month by Out To Protect.
Breckenridge Police Sergeant Bryan Ridge said that all 26 members of the department, including the chief, assistant chief, patrol officers, and community service officers are participating in the LGBT Awareness For Law Enforcement course. Everyone who successfully completes the course is receiving a training certificate from Out To Protect.
Sergeant Ridge said,
“The training has been really beneficial for our officers. We have included it into our anti-bias training program.”
Out to Protect founder and CEO, Greg Miraglia, who created the course, said, “I commend the members of the Breckenridge Police Department for participating in this training program. It’s great to see a department so committed to community policing and increasing the cultural competence of its personnel.”
The LGBT Awareness For Law Enforcement course was created to provide law enforcement professionals at every level of government with the basic knowledge and understanding necessary to more effectively serve members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community as well as to support LGBT law enforcement professionals. The course is available to all law enforcement professionals and students free of charge.
Out To Protect is a national non-profit organization with the a mission of creating a greater awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender professionals working in law enforcement and to support those pursuing a law enforcement career. We provide scholarships, training grants, and educational programs.