One of the most frequently asked questions when stopped by the police…
And we have the answer for both sides…
WYSM offers insight to the community as to the role of the police officer in the community and how both sides can work together to improve their relations.
WYSM teaches first responders skills and tools they need to use to help bridge the gap between their profession and the people they serve.
Emergency Medical Service
There is a violent confrontation between the police and a community member EVERY hour in our country.
This violence often stems from a lack of understanding and mistrust for the police. It is crucial that we educate our future leaders in the community about policing in order to promote positive interactions between community members and the police. Long Beach police officer, Jason Lehman, created this unique program to increase transparency in policing in an effort to eliminate these acts of violence.
Programs like WYSM help everyone in a community to have better relationships.
WYSM programs have been successfully provided to more than 45,000 community members and more than 17,000 First Responders since 2014. Our attendees have committed to knowing better and doing better.
We’ve trained these agencies and more…
PEACE OFFICERS TRAINED
So what will you learn at a WYSM Training Class?
Honoring the voice on both sides of a relationship.
Treating others how they want to be treated.
Respecting the heartbeat of all people.
If we are not building it, we are breaking it down.
TOP LAW ENFORCEMENT & COMMUNITY TRAINERS
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Police and Sheriff's Departments
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“It’s incredible to see a human being connect to another, regardless of a badge, a gun, or a criminal record.”
“This program probably saved my life.”
High School WYSM Student
“TAG helps members of the Long Beach Community to better understand procedure. Young men and women of color are safer because of the WYSM TAG Program.”