Lexipol was founded in 2003 by Gordon Graham and Bruce Praet, attorneys and former law enforcement officers with extensive experience in risk management. They realized many law enforcement agencies lacked sound, up-to-date, legally defensible policies. This put the agency, their officers and the community at risk. To address this need, the Lexipol founders developed state-specific law enforcement policy manuals backed by daily training to reinforce policy understanding and use. They offered the policies online for easy access anytime, anywhere—and continuously monitored changes to federal and state laws, providing policy updates as needed.
In more than 15 years in business, Lexipol has expanded beyond law enforcement to also serve corrections facilities, probation agencies and fire departments in 35 states. But our mission remains the same: To enhance the safety and effectiveness of the men and women who serve and protect our communities.
Key Dates in Lexipol History
Recognizing the need for customized policy manuals for law enforcement, Bruce Praet and Geoff Spalding develop the original Law Enforcement manual, using the Fullerton (CA) Police Department as a model.
Law enforcement policy manual production begins. By year end, 10 agencies are on board with Lexipol.
Lexipol is founded as a partnership between Bruce Praet and Gordon Graham. Daily Training Bulletins are added to the Lexipol subscription.
Lexipol moves into corporate headquarters in Aliso Viejo, CA. Gordon Graham’s “Today’s Tip” launches. Lexipol now has 15 employees.
Lexipol is acquired by Riverside, a private equity company. Fire and Corrections policy manuals have been added to the Lexipol line-up, which includes offerings in 15 states.
The Probation and Juvenile Detention manuals are added to the Lexipol line-up, which now includes offerings in 35 states with more than 3,100 customers.
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If you’re looking for a fulfilling career opportunity in an exciting, evolving field, Lexipol may be the place for you! We’re growing and need experienced, passionate professionals to join our team. We hire both full- and part-time team members and welcome retired and active-duty public safety personnel. Learn more about how you can help improve the quality and performance of our nation’s public safety agencies.
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