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Brill Law Enforcement Action in Democracy (LEAD) Training

Since 2011, the Museum has been a proud training partner with the Chicago Police Department (CPD), Cook County Department of Corrections and Sherriff’s Office, and a myriad of Illinois suburban law enforcement agencies, reaching over 10,000 recruits and officers to date.

The Museum’s (LEAD) Training has been developed in collaboration with active and retired law enforcement officers from City of Chicago, suburban and federal agencies. The program works with law enforcement officials providing them with the training and tools necessary for understanding abuses of authority, responding to hate crimes and bias, and balancing the rights of individuals with societal protection. LEAD is a proven program that impacts how law enforcement officers approach their jobs with empathy, as well as their understanding of the importance of moral and ethical standards in decision making.

LEAD is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and assists police departments in meeting and supporting the Shared Principles of Policing issued by the NAACP in 2018. LEAD also assists law enforcement departments in meeting and supporting the performance objectives in the following areas of study: Civil Rights; Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority; Cultural Competency; and Human Rights

To learn more or schedule a training please contact or 847.967.4800. Virtual and on-site opportunities are available.

LEAD training is generously supported by Nathan and Alyse Brill. Additional Support provided by the Takiff Family Foundation, Jones Day Foundation, and U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Photo credits: Robert F. Kusel

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