In-Person Executive Briefing: ABLE Project

On behalf of the Denver Police Department, Georgetown University Law Center, Colorado POST, and the FBI National Academy Associates, you are invited to a 2-hour, in-person Executive Briefing with members of the Georgetown University Law Center’s Active Bystandership in Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project. The event will be held on Thursday August 19th from 9am to 11am.

The ABLE Team has given similar briefings to police chiefs’ associations across the country, as well as to the FBINAA, NEI, NCC, and LEEDS programs, with uniformly positive feedback. We hope you will join us. Denver Police Chief, Paul Pazen, POST Director, Bo Bourgerie and others will also be on hand to answer questions and share their collective plans to bring ABLE to all of Colorado.

As you may have heard, ABLE is a national program that teaches the skills and tactics of “active bystandership” to officers to reduces mistakes, prevent misconduct, and promote officer health and wellness. The ABLE Team will walk us all through the principles and evidence upon which ABLE is founded, demonstrate elements of the ABLE curriculum, and generally explain why 150 law enforcement agencies already have signed up for the program – with significant community support. The program also will discuss the benefits of this national initiative to communities, law enforcement agencies, and municipalities, and will share some of the reactions and experiences of the 800 officers across the country who are now ABLE-certified instructors.

This session will be held in the Denver Police Department Crime Lab, located at 1371 Cherokee Street, Denver, 80204. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to Elisa DiTrolio, [email protected] or 720-201-2829, so we may get an accurate head count. Space is limited, so we can only accommodate 2 individuals per agency.