Associate Magazine - FBINAA - Q3-2022

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NCBI identified a number of principles necessary to working effectively with law enforcement: • The terminology must be relevant. • NCBI takes live issues that police officers confront daily and teaches skills to handle these incidents in a more positive manner. • Diversity training is called ‘customer service’ and police officers learn how to relate more effectively to community residents by seeing them as clients or customers. Participation in the training is accessed by contacting the Washington, D.C. office. The specific issues you want to address will be discussed and a unique training plan will be developed. Costs are based on the specific training design requested. Contact or call (240) 638-2813 for additional information.

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Sample training team from NCBI: Fabienne Brooks represents law enforcement perspective, Sue Parris, local NCBI community program coordinator and Guillermo Lopez for community relations

About the Author : National Academy graduate Fabienne Brooks (Session 180) is the co-director of the law enforcement/community trust building program

cultural diversity and implicit biases has proven to be an ever-grow ing challenge that demands constant attention; I have found no better partner in dealing with this challenge than NCBI.” Chief Carl J. Scalzo , Chief of Police, Easton Police Department (PA). Inter actions with citizens is a constant in American policing. How officers communicate critical messages to those who live, work, or are visitors in the communities is essential to safe, positive outcomes of these interactions. NCBI’s work to enhance the capac ity of the police to communicate successfully with citizens is both timely and of significant value to our officers and the people they serve.” John Firman , former Director of Research, International As sociation of Chiefs of Police (IACP). LE employees will learn how to: • Effectively engage neighborhood participation in community safety efforts. • Appreciate and work through diverse community challenges. • Improve communication within the department, including within the chain of command. • Identify successful recruitment strategies. Community members will learn how to: • Increase neighborhood participation in community safety efforts. • Effectively support local law enforcement professionals for common goals. • Appreciate and work with law enforcement officers to promote community well-being. A law enforcement-citizen coalition will learn how to: • Lead effective trust-building workshops, meetings and community-wide forums. • Take a leadership role in block watch meetings. • Provide prevention and crisis intervention programs for the community. • Lead conflict resolution sessions that teach others to find common ground in emotionallycharged issues. • Build authentic relationships between law enforcement and residents so they can call on each other when difficult issues emerge. The specifics of the NCBI training that will interest those agencies committed to community engagement are:

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attended. From a 24 year career spanning military and law en forcement, I can honestly say this was good stuff! If you have the opportunity to go, then do it. You’ll be a better leader/person for it.” The FBINAA Leadership Certification Program like all FBINAA Gold Standard Training is open to anyone in the criminal justice field who would like to expand and develop their leadership skills, strengthen their knowledge base, and enhance their department or agency’s abilities, and better protect their communities. The FBINAA is dedicated to providing the highest degree of law enforcement expertise, leadership training, and information to law enforcement executives around the world. Congratulations again for a job well done, Captain Bowden! For more information or questions, please reach out to Ray Farris , Director of Education and Training of the FBINAA at .

(L-R): Mike Ferrell - President of the Louisiana Chapter of the FBINAA, Larry Dyess- Section 3 Representative of the FBINAA, Captain Calvin Bowden - First Graduate of the FBINAA Leader ship Certification Program, Ken Truver- FBINAA National Past President, Jason Ard - sheriff Livingston Parish Sheriff Office (session 233 graduate).


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