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Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement - ABLE (Professional Staff)

Class Length: 2 hours
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This is mandatory for all department personnel. 



How does Active Bystandership Training Work?


The best person to help an officer with the skills, awareness, and courage. Active bystandership authorizes and empowers law enforcement to intervene in another officer's actions, regardless of his or her rank. 


By teaching officers to strategically intervene as well as receive intervention, ABLE empowers officers to protect their own and their colleagues' mental and physical well-being. 


What are the Benefits of Active Bystandership Training?

The benefits of meaningful active bystandership training are significant, including:

  • Reduced unnecessary harm to civilians
  • Reduced unnecessary harm to police officers
  • Reduced risk of officers losing their jobs
  • Reduced risk of lawsuits against the police department, city, and individual officers
  • Improved police-community relations
  • Improved officer health and wellness
  • Improved officer job satisfaction
  • Improved community member satisfaction with law enforcement.







How Does ABLE Benefit the Community?

Communities are demanding changes to the policing culture. ABLE is intended to play a role in strengthening the relationship between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve, not be changing the rhetoric of policing, but rather by changing the nature of policing.