09/18/17 | Shannon Pieper
Since its grassroots founding just seven years ago, the Below 100 program has had a profound impact on law enforcement safety. By training officers on five simple tenets, the program successfully challenges officers to take individual and collective responsibility to reduce line-of-duty deaths.
Typically, Below 100 programs are local or regional, but an upcoming event featuring Lexipol’s Gordon Graham is aimed at bringing agencies together to share Below 100 best practices. “Implementing a Culture of Common Sense Officer Safety: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Three Award-Winning Agencies” features a keynote presentation by Graham as well as presentations from the Burlington (NC) Police Department, Snohomish County (WA) Sheriff’s Office and the Hillsborough (NC) Police Department.
Hosted by the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas and sponsored in part by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this event is open to law enforcement professionals across the country. Participants will leave the symposium with an action plan to effectively roll out a lasting program to improve safety, reduce liability, save money and boost employee morale.
From its inception, Below 100 and Lexipol have been closely aligned. The five Below 100 tenets are regularly incorporated into Lexipol’s Daily Training Bulletins and connected to relevant Lexipol policies, such as body armor and vehicle pursuits. In 2016, Graham and Below 100 executive director Dale Stockton presented a webinar (now available on-demand) on how to use Below 100 to create a lasting culture of safety within law enforcement agencies.
Following are additional program details for the upcoming symposium:
What: Implementing a Culture of Common Sense Officer Safety: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Three Award-Winning Agencies
When & Where: Nov. 8-9, Sam Houston State University, The Woodlands, TX Registration Fee: $99
Who Should Attend: Agency administrators, command-level personnel and training coordinators
To Register: Go to www.LEMITonline.org
Here’s a quick video from LEMIT with additional information: