Over more than two decades, Lexipol has served first responders and local government officials. What began as separate efforts—a website for police officers and a customized policy manual for law enforcement agencies—came together to form an entire risk management solution for public safety and local government. As we expanded beyond law enforcement to serve fire, EMS, corrections, and city and state government, we added services such as such as online training, grants and an electronic policy management platform.
Today, we serve more than 2 million public safety and government professionals with a range of informational and technological solutions to meet the challenges facing these dynamic industries. But through all the changes, our mission remains the same:
To use content and technology to create safer communities and empower the men, women and organizations that serve them.
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.
With the dotcom craze in full swing, entrepreneur Alex Ford realizes there is no online resource to inform, educate and connect police officers. He launches Police1.com and founds the Praetorian Group.
Lexipol is founded as a partnership between Bruce Praet and Gordon Graham. Daily Training Bulletins are added to the Lexipol subscription.
Praetorian has expanded to add FireRescue1 and EMS1. Lexipol has moved into corporate headquarters in Southern California and launches the immensely popular Gordon Graham’s “Today’s Tip.”
Both companies continue to expand their offerings, with Lexipol now providing policies to fire departments and correctional facilities and Praetorian launching Corrections1 and Gov1.
Lexipol merges with Praetorian Digital, creating one comprehensive risk management solution for public safety and local government. The company retains the name Lexipol and is managed by the private equity firm Riverside.
At Lexipol, we believe we can make communities safer through the development of content and technological solutions that empower local government leaders. We strive to fulfill that mission by bringing together talented, passionate individuals with diverse backgrounds, all united by shared values.
Lexipol promotes a progressive, open, collaborative environment focused on creating opportunities to do our best every day. We are proud to be a part of this company because we are proud to help public safety and local government leaders better serve their communities. We balance hard work with team-building events and meaningful recognition for those who go above and beyond. We embrace varied backgrounds and dynamic personalities because we understand that diversity of ideas and thoughts helps our company continuously improve.
Our values unite our efforts and ensure we’re focused on doing what’s right for our customers, our employees and our business.
- Serve—We are mission-driven to serve – our teammates, customers, and partners – drawing inspiration from those who risk everything to keep our communities safe.
- Innovate— We embrace change and focus on continuous innovation, seeking ways to apply new technologies and forward-thinking concepts to increase our reach and advance our mission.
- Collaborate— We are at our best when we work together with open minds and enthusiasm, eliminating barriers that divide teams, respecting diversity of opinion, and seeking external insights to improve our collective strategy and decision-making.
- Empower—We believe our success is driven from a culture of trust, where team members are empowered to make decisions and bring ambitious ideas to the forefront to improve products and processes in our organization.
- Own It—We hold ourselves accountable and operate with professionalism and integrity in all interactions, whether with colleagues or customers.
We know what it means to serve. Lexipol currently employs a team of dedicated individuals who represent a combined 2,075 years of experience in public safety.
With principal offices in Dallas and California and remote team members nationwide, Lexipol offers a vibrant culture and growth-oriented environment where talented employees develop hands-on experience in technology, marketing, editorial, production, product development, operations and business management—while also watching firsthand how their efforts enable our customers to save lives and protect our communities.
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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