The Police Chief, Fountain Police Department, Colorado, is hosting BAF Security and Fortitude Consulting, “The Law Enforcement Professional Series Program: 21st Century Community Policing and Cultural Competency” On May 5-6, 2016

Colorado Region Law Enforcement Professionals                                      REGISTER NOW!


Chief of Police, Sheriff, Superintendent
Settlement payouts are out of control.  Most of those settlements are a result of poor judgment and weak leadership in the daily execution of duty.  You have your Training experts working on strengthening that flaw.  Why worry?  After all, the settlements are going down. Or are they?
You wake up every morning thankful you are not in Baltimore, Chicago or Ferguson.  Those issues just won’t happen in your city, town or municipality.  You are certain of that!
As long as people are involved, it is dangerous to be certain of anything.



Fortitude Consulting and BAF Security Solutions, in support of Law Enforcement Professionals, have developed “The Law Enforcement Professional Series Program: 21st Century Community Policing and Cultural Competency.”


Why This Course?
Policing in the 21st Century is tough.  Gone are the days of instantaneous respect for authority.  Police Officers are under the constant scrutiny of the media and public.
Departments are being held to unreasonably high standards and expected to have the benefit of hindsight in every situation regardless the level of complexity.
Agencies and Departments at every level of law enforcement are paying settlements at unsustainable rates.  Even the wealthiest localities cannot continue to pay record amounts of settlements.
Sadly, citizens are dying as a result of too many Police Officer encounters gone awry.  And there are equally too many Law Enforcement Professionals giving their lives to protect the citizenry.
Something must be done.  Based on the findings of The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and the research of renowned law enforcement researchers such as Ben Bradford, Jonathan Jackson and Mike Hough, Fortitude Consulting and BAF Security Solutions joined forces to develop the Law Enforcement Professionals Series.
The Series has been carefully developed to strengthen the Law Enforcement ProfessionalsSet featured image’ abilities in:
Procedural Justice
Police Legitimacy
Cultural Competency
The benefits of this program go far beyond the content presented in the seminar.  You will have an opportunity to build relationships with peers from other organizations and experts in the area of Procedural Justice, Legitimacy and Cultural Competency.
You will leave this session prepared to take on Policing in the 21st Century.  You will have a new and strengthened confidence for working in uncomfortable situations.


What Can You Expect?
This is a two-day seminar.   It will include Procedural Justice topics such as Changing Mindsets with 21st Century Policing, Policing Principles and Policing Rules of Engagement.
The seminar will then turn attention to the topic of Police Legitimacy. Several of the topics covered will include the importance of Values, emphasizing the “Four Principles of Just Behavior,” as noted in the 21st Century Policing Report. Authority and Power, Police Leadership and Level Four Communications will also be covered as major topics of discussion.
Finally, and the key to the seminar is the issue of Cultural Competency. In subjects discussed, we include Social Profiling, the Social Landscape, Transparency and Trust and many more critical topics of importance for the Law Enforcement Professional.


Key Takeaways:
Participants will leave the session able to:
  • Identify the Policing Principles of 21st Century Policing
  • Communicate across with spectrum of those they are charged with Policing
  • Focus efforts on building trust and legitimacy within the communities they police
  • Exercise sound policing principles regardless of situation
  • Define social profiling
  • Gain an understanding of Power and Authority
  • Make decisions based on a proven process, cycle and risk analysis
  • Build collaboration, teamwork, and trust
  • Strengthen others abilities to excel
  • Identify their leadership strengths
  • Police effectively across the spectrum of communities
  • Leading confidently across race, gender and culture
This program is designed for the Law Enforcement Professional. Attendees should have at least three years of law enforcement experience.  The course is ideal for those with leadership responsibilities.
Participants from all law enforcement agencies and departments of all sizes will find this program valuable.


About the Instructors:
byron-freemanColonel Byron Freeman, a retired Army Military Police Officer, has over 34 years of Law Enforcement experience, both in uniform and as a Security Expert.  He has provided support to the City of Norfolk Virginia Sheriff’s Office and The Coach Diversity Institute of Haymarket Virginia. He was instrumental in establishing and maintaining a capable Iraqi Police Force during operations in Iraq, a Police Force faced with cultural and religious nuances requiring similar if not greater cultural sensitivities facing Law Enforcement Professionals.  Colonel Freeman brings his extensive experience as a Provost Marshal (Police Chief) and Military Police Brigade Commander under combat conditions.


john-boggsColonel John Boggs’ leadership development experience is second to none.  His areas of expertise include leadership, national security strategy, strategy development, operational planning, training and education.  He has held a long and impressive list of prominent executive, senior staff, and academic positions.  As a Marine Infantry Officer, he is one of the rare few that have commanded at every level of his Marine Corps career.  He has served in advisory positions on high-level national government staffs, to include the Office of the Secretary of Defense—Personnel and Readiness.  He has advised General Officers and Political Appointees.  Salient to this effort is Colonel Boggs’ experience with the New York City Police Department (NYPD).  He supported the NYPD by providing a thorough review of existing leadership education, made recommendations for strengthening their Police Leadership Program of Instruction, and advised on the NYPD 20/20 effort.


Administration Information:
Date:  5-6 May 2016. Start time is 8:00 a.m.
Location/Telephone #:  The Fountain Police Department, 222 N. Santa Fe Ave, Fountain CO 80817/(719) 382-8555.
Cost:  The two day training will cost $425.
Registration: Please click HERE or go to to register.  NOTE:  We have limited seating.  The cost is an introductory cost. So, register now!
Lodging/Telephone #:  Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center, 2886 S. Circle Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906/(719) 576-5900. We have rooms reserved under GROUP #1451403 at $91 plus applicable taxes (LE/Gov’t rate). This rate includes breakfast and two cocktails daily.
Attire: Duty uniform or civilian casual.
Meals: On your own.
Training POCs:  Byron Freeman at (703) 400-7207 or John Boggs at (571) 215-9644.
Coming to these areas soon:
  • Waco, TX
    • 2-3 June 2016
  • Detroit, MI
    • 4-5 August 2016
  • Seattle, WA
    • 13-14 October 2016

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