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We are now POST CERTIFIED to provide FREE CP21

(Community Policing in the 21st Century to Reduce Conflict)
Procedural Justice training to law enforcement agencies across the state of California (some rules apply).

“E + R = O” Event + Reaction = Outcome

WYSM Participants and Supporters Wear Our WYSM “Reminder Bands” to remind us that A Positive REACTION To Any EVENT Will Produce a Positive OUTCOME (find out how you can get your “Reminder Band”)


WYSM is proud to have trained numerous law enforcement organizations including Alhambra PD, Austin (TX) PD, California Highway Patrol, CDCR Chattanooga (TN), Costa Mesa PD, Garfield (NJ) PD, Las Vegas (NV) Metro PD, Long Beach PD, Montebello PD, Monterey Co. Probation, Monterey Co. Sheriff, North Little Rock (AR) PD, Sacramento Co. Sheriff, Salinas PD, Signal Hill PD, and Tustin PD.


Why do we need “Why’d You Stop Me?”

There is a violent confrontation between the police and a community member EVERY hour in our country, and 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.

Who in our Community Endorses WYSM?

Diana Craighead, Long Beach Unified School District Board of Directors President
Doug Haubert, Long Beach City Prosecutor
Long Beach Police Officers Association

For more information on the WYSM program, please contact us at

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Who is WYSM’s target audience?

WYSM targets numerous audiences including high school and college students, police academies, community and neighborhood groups, civic leaders, and law enforcement personnel. Since inception, the WYSM program has been successfully presented to students at the MALE Academy, Beach and Will J. Reid Continuation High Schools, Long Beach City College, Long Beach G.R.I.P (Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention) as well as the Long Beach Police Department.