I went through the RITE training “Racial Intelligence” train the trainer course a few weeks ago and I could not wait to share it with my Police Officers/civilian employees at my department. I conducted our official training yesterday and the response was amazing. I knew going in it could be a test on getting through to some of my “seasoned” guys, but everyone in the room quickly realized RI is fundamental in how we approach every call. Grown men were sharing stories, laughing at each other, and growing as a department.
My department is moving forward with the RITE tools and we are proud to say we are the first in Oklahoma to be apart of this movement! Thank you Randy with all the help and and I encourage everyone in the Law Enforcement field to give RITE Training some serious thought because you WILL NOT be disappointed.
The RITE training will only enhance ones communication skills, empathy and overall service during a time when we are facing division and communication barriers in certain parts of our country. I highly recommend RITE training!
What was most impressive about RITE, was it presents the information in a way that’s critical right now in law enforcement, to law enforcement leaders, and law enforcement officers in a way that they’re going to be able to comprehend.
We are starving for a model that works… a model where our employees are going to come in, get something out of it, and have a positive exchange. They’re going to feel like they got a value during this training. I think the RITE Academy model is exactly what law enforcement needs right now.
RITE Academy has done a great job of designing and presenting material that is relevant, accurate and on point for the challenges facing law enforcement and communities right now. RITE has recognized the law enforcement professional commitment to service and combined wellness and self awareness for officers in a way which can produce positive community interactions for every officer and every agency.
Talking about the challenging issues of today is one thing, teaching people to recognize and deal with them in a positive way is an innovative step towards success.
We recently started implementing the RITE program at our agency here in Lake County, FL. The first phase of implementation was with our Road Patrol unit and will continue with all the specialized units in our agency at which time the Detention Deputies will also go through the training. I have received positive feedback from the deputies including those such as “I like this program because it is a program about us and how to be aware of where we are emotionally at all times”
The Rite program is a timely program especially in today’s society, and what we are facing as a profession. It provides skills to help officers become more aware of not just what’s in front of them, but what’s inside of them. I highly recommend this program as a tool that any and every officer from those at the beginning of their career to those heading toward retirement can benefit. Thank You Randy Friedman for introducing this program to our agency.
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