CP21: Community Policing in the 21st Century to Reduce Conflict – San Pedro

January 23, 2019   |   San Pedro, CA

This class has available seating. Please click on the ‘Register Now’ button located above.

Los Angeles Port Police
330 S. Centre Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Parking can be located on 5th street or in the in the police parking lot off of Centre St.

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8am to 5pm

NO POST credit given

Course Description

After his involvement in police use of force incidents, Long Beach Police Officer Jason Lehman created this unique, award-winning program to better educate law enforcement and the community in order to reduce acts of violence. A police officer, pastor, and ex-felon, team up to share their stories and provide a workshop which offers a unique perspective on 21st Century Policing. Attendees discuss strategies to improve trust-building at the rank and file level while strengthening community relationships. Endorsed by the National Fraternal Order of Police, this program will benefit Law Enforcement professionals committed to “Humanizing the Badge.”

Key Topics:
• Build Community Trust
• Promote Tactical Communication
• Review Case Studies
• Increase Police/Community Respect
• Enhance Police Legitimacy
• Discuss De-escalation Strategies
• Practice Scenario-Based Training
• Redefine the 6 Pillars of 21st Century Policing (From a Street Cop’s Perspective)

If we don’t teach members of the community how we want to be treated, how can we ensure anyone else will?

Jason Lehman
Why’d You Stop Me? Founder
Long Beach (CA) Police Officer

Employed as a peace officer since 2006. Jason spent seven years of his career as one of the leaders of the West Division’s “Directed Enforcement Team”. This team specializes in gang and violent crime suppression in the highest crime areas in the city. Jason currently works as a police officer for the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) where he heads up the “Community Engagement Division”. Jason graduated from USF with honors earning bachelor degrees in both Interpersonal Communication and Criminology.

In 2015, California Attorney General Kamala Harris proclaimed, “WYSM is BEST PRACTICE for reducing acts of violence between police and the community”. One of the foremost experts in police/community conflict and policing in the 21st century, Jason is passionate, loyal and dedicated to the communities he serves. He is a high performance person and expert speaker who has educated more than 10,000 police officers and community members alike. Jason’s message has been received in more than 20 cities across 5 states.

Rodney Coulter
Why’d You Stop Me? Community Champion

Rodney Coulter is a California state certified substance abuse counselor who has focused his work on California’s inmate population.  Rodney is a leader who serves as one WYSM’s “Community Champions.” Rodney concentrates on the importance of “Going from a Place to a Place” and dealing with the bias that may exist in the minds of both police officers and the community members they serve.

In 2015, Coulter graduated from Long Beach City College with a degree in Health and Human Services.  Rodney has recently received numerous accolades including having been named the 2016 “Long Beach Hero of the Year.”

From the age of 11 to the age of 40, Coulter had been arrested 39 times by the Long Beach Police Department and has been convicted of numerous felony crimes.  As a member of a Long Beach based criminal street gang and in his later years, as a drug addict, he spent years breaking down the same community he swore that he loved.

Today, Rodney Coulter is free of criminal behavior and drug use! He is a hard-working and proud grandfather who is determined to give back to a community he spent years breaking down.  Coulter feels as though it is his role with WYSM to help ensure a cross cultural approach to CP21 empowerment training and helps us to better understand the importance of “humanizing a contact” on both sides.

Peace officers with a desire to expand the relationships between public safety, community–based organizations, and the public.

Registration Fees:
$50 – members
$75 – non-members

The easiest way to register a group of individuals is using our online system. To choose group registration, click the registration link at the top of this page.

Login to our system or create an account. Then, on the registration page, click the second blue button indicating group registration for your agency. On the following screen, click the green button that says “Register an Attendee” and search for attendees you wish to register. Follow the prompts to complete the registration process.

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.

Refund Policy:

Refunds are not accepted unless submitted more than 7 days prior to the class and in writing.