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Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement - ABLE (Professional Staff)

Class Length: 2 hours
  Start DateEnd DateClass TimeClass Location Seats Available    
Register 12/12/202212/12/20220800 - 1000 Denton Public Safety Training Center 7 Denton PD ONLY
Register 12/12/202212/12/20221300-1500Denton Public Safety Training Center 9 Denton PD ONLY
Register 12/13/202212/13/20220800 - 1000Denton Public Safety Training Center 11 Denton PD ONLY
Register 12/13/202212/13/20221300-1500Denton Public Safety Training Center 8 Denton PD ONLY
Register 12/16/202212/16/20220800 - 1700 (8 hour session)Denton Public Safety Training Center 14 Denton PD ONLY
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DESCRIPTION

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.

 

PREREQUISITES

None

COURSE COST

$FREE

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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. 

 

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