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One of the most frequently asked questions when stopped by the police…

Why'd you stop me?

And we have the answer for both sides…

The Community

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.

Schools

Community Groups

City Councils

First Responders

WYSM teaches first responders skills and tools they need to use to help bridge the gap between their profession and the people they serve.

Law Enforcement

Fire Service

Emergency Medical Service

It’s often said, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

Don’t judge this article by its title either…

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FACT

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.

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FACT

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…

Austin Texas Police Badge
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police
Montebello Police Badge
North Little Rock Police logo
Alhambra Police Badge

AGENCIES TRAINED

PEACE OFFICERS TRAINED

STATES

So what will you learn at a WYSM Training Class?

VOICE

Honoring the voice on both sides of a relationship.

NEUTRALITY

Treating others how they want to be treated.

RESPECT

Respecting the heartbeat of all people.

TRUST

If we are not building it, we are breaking it down.

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Powerful Testimonials

“It’s incredible to see a human being connect to another, regardless of a badge, a gun, or a criminal record.”

 

Anonymous
WYSM Attendee

“This program probably saved my life.”

 

Anonymous
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.”

 

Naomi Rainey-Pierson, President, NAACP LB Branch

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Our trainer Derrel Simpson uses a saying to “hammer home” his points during our #CP21 Training… He asks the group, “COPY DAT?” and when they do copy, their response is simple… “YOU AIN’T LYIN!” Thank you to Monterey Peninsula College Police Academy for trusting in our program and our trainers had a blast yesterday. #TeamWYSM #MPC #Unite ...

What better way to teach our protectors about the history of policing than to introduce them to someone from a community who has been involved with the police for more than five decades (having been arrested more than 40 times within that timeframe)!
The first time this current #ConmunityChampion Rodney Coulter was arrested by the police, he was 13 and the year was 1973… Today, Rodney is done engaging in criminal behavior. He engages with the police @simivalleypd today as an advocate for peace (on both sides of a contact). His message of “Going from a place to a place” is powerful as it exposes students to what the “other side” might be thinking and the real reasons as to WHY they may be thinking the way they do. #CommunityChampion #Unite #OurWorld #SeekToUnderstand #Life #resilliency #Improvement #Safety #Bias #Police #LawEnforcement #Sheriff #Community
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“CP21” TRAINING RETURNS to Southern California @lahidta_training on OCTOBER 19th!!! IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE! Why attend this training you may ask:
1. Improve your Leadership Skillset
2. Improve Safety
3. Assist with Resiliency
4. Assist with the Promotional Process
5. Feel better about going to work during these turbulent times
6. Boost your morale and give yourself a pat on the back for doing it RIGHT!!!
#LAHIDTA #TeamWYSM #Unite #CommunityPolicing #StrategicCommunication #LawEnforcement #Police #Training
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The best of the best can get better! 💪.
Yesterday, these amazing New York and New Jersey leaders improved their skillset by 2%! 💪. #TeamWYSM #Garfield #NewYork #BestClass #Police #Unite #PeaceOfficer #CP21 #Sheriff #OurFuture
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25 years on the job and this @simivalleypd peace officer still learned something new during one of our #TeamWYSM #CP21 trainings hosted by @vcsheriff this week! Thank you Glenn! #Communication #Leadership #SimiValley #Simi #VCSO #VenturaCounty #Police #Training #Community ...

Once you learn how to change your perspective, your world improves! 💪. Today, our instructors are spending the day with members of the @vcsheriff @simivalleypd and @westcovinapd and everyone is committed to getting 2% better everyday, the right way! #TeamWYSM #VCSO #VenturaCountySheriff #SimiValleyPD #WestCovinaPD #Unite #CommunityPolicing #OurWorld #2PercentBetter ...

So thankful to have #LBPDK9 Officer’s Moscoso and Chavez (not pictured), #K9Oden, and Officer Betanzos (not pictured) stop by our #TeamWYSM TAG (Together Achieving Greatness) program in #LongBeach today! 🙌. The young leaders of the @lbcityprosecutor Summer Internship Program got so much out of hearing from current, motivated, and caring officers who lead from a place of empathy when serving the residents of the @longbeachcity. 🙏. Thank you to @longbeachpd.ca and @lbk9oa for supporting our programing.💪.

#LBPDCares #Leadership #Unite #OurWorld #CommunityPolicing #Police #LBC #LBCityProsecutorsOffice #Internship
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@lbcityprosecutor we will see you soon!!!

#TeamWYSM #LBCityProsecutor #Internship #LongBeach #Unite #OurWorld #Leadership #Fun #Attorney #Community #Police
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Huge shout out to Martin and the entire team @mexihanashibachigrill for taking such good care of us at our #TeamWYSM Board meeting tonight! 💪. We appreciate you more than you know sir! #Family #Community #LongBeach #Unite #Love #Leadership ...

Today, members of the @burbankpolice engaged with members of the @burbankca community in the first of our 2-part Community Circle Sessions… Led by #TEAMWYSM’s Rev. Sunshine Daye, this dialogue is customized to help peace officers and the men and women who live, work, and play in Burbank come together and better understand each other. “What is the next step in the process?” you may be thinking…. NEXT STEP: a police ride-a-long!!! #BPD #BurbankPD #Burbank #Unite #Community #Police #Training #Love #LosAngeles #DiversityEquityInclusion #CommunityPolicing #Trust #OurWorld #Leadership #California ...

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Our first set of @sangabrielpd @san_gabriel_poa law enforcement leaders committed to getting 2% better today as they participated with our POST-certified CP21 Procedural Justice-based training! 💪 We are so proud to have helped the best to get even better. Please do let us know if we can bring our training to your city, county, or state agency. We are here and we will come to you, anywhere in California, for FREE. #CommunityPolicing #Police #BestOfTheBest #Community #Leadership #Safety #OurWorld ...

Dear Law Enforcement Officer, our @fopnational and @calpeaceofficer endorsed best practice “CP21” (Community Policing in the 21st Century) law enforcement training is being presented 14 times in the month of May! 💪.
Please let us know if you want to attend one of our courses by emailing training@wysm.org.
Our courses are the ONLY courses in California team taught by law enforcement and community which provide a system to peace officers to teach difficult community members how peace officers want to be treated while empowering cooperation and without jeopardizing safety. This course doesn’t look to make bad cops better… That’s not all that hard… Our program looks to make the best cops even BETTER!!! Thats our goal… Who is ready to become 2% better at work AND at home! #LeadershipMatters #Unite #OurWorld
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Thank you @policeone and @lexipolllc for featuring our founder @jasonlehman64 on your Podcast. CHECK IT OUT and let us know what you think! #Lexipol #Police1 #TeamWYSM #RelationshipBasedPolicing #Kindness #CommunityPolicing #Community
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Procedural Justice is a system of fairness that allows a peace officer to best understanding that the “process” matters MORE than the outcome. 💪.
Traditional cops will often say/think: “They should just go along with the Program!” BUT… Do “They” (the community) know what “The Program” really is? PJ is a skillset that allows for much more effective and SAFE communication. The #1 benefit to Procedural Justice is improved safety for BOTH peace officers and the community during a conflict situation. Please contact us at info@wysm.org if we can bring a training to your community… We train BOTH police and community and we will go anywhere. Today, our master instructor Darryl Meadows covers the application of Procedural Justice while training the men and women of the @sacsheriff at the @ranchocordovapd! #TeamWYSM #ItMatters #Unite #ProceduralJustice #HumanizeTheBadge #IfNotYouThenWho #OurWorld #Love #Respect #Voice #Neutrality #Respect #Trust
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When you work with the topics of Procedural Justice, De-escalation, Tactical Communication, and Community Trust Building, it’s often very important to keep ‘em laughing and smiling!!! Look at Armando Yearwood’s glasses! 🤓Hilarious… Thank you @glendalepolicedept @glendalepoa for a great first day of #TeamWYSM #CP21 training!!! Our first group of 20 patrol officers completed the training and left feeling a boost in morale and increased confidence in a somewhat uneasy world for a police officer to operate in. #Glendale #GlendalePD #Unite #ProceduralJustice #OurWorld #Police ...

@musicmanmando said it best… 🎤“Sculpting New Minds” and The Academy! The team had a blast… Tomorrow, @monterey_county_so… #CP21 #CommunityPolicing #Seaside #Unite #OurWorld #Unite #MPCAcademy #TheAcademy ...

CYNACISM: very dangerous for today’s peace officer.
Today, during our @teamwysm CP21 class hosted by @calpeaceofficer Master Instructor Armando Yearwood facilitates a discussion on the difference between Skepticism (healthy) and Cynacism (dangerous). 🙏
Knowing the difference is key to safety.

Huge “Thank You” to @ontario_pd for allowing us to use this room.

@#TeamWYSM #CommunityPolicing #Unite #OurWorld #Life #OntarioPD #RiversideCountySheriff #BeaumontPD #ChulaVistaPD #CalPolyPomonaPD #Police #Community #TrustBuilding
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