Team Trainers must complete three stages:
- Take the 2-day RITE Train-the-Trainer Program (only taught by RITE founders)
- Teach RITE Classes to your designated agency – teaching a minimum of 3 classes
- Get your RITE post-training surveys completed by your students – Must receive an 80% or above approval rating
As a RITE Team Trainer, you qualify to teach other agency’s in your county, or contracted by RITE Academy. Contact us if you meet the 3 standards above, and would like to join to the Team.
Meet the RITE Team Trainers
Lt. Fred Jones, RITE Graduate January 2016
Fred started his career in 1997 at the Lake Correctional Institute in Clermont, FL, later moving to the Lake County Jail. After 3 years he went into law enforcement as a Sheriff’s Deputy for Lake County where he has worked in Road Patrol, School Resources, Dare and Narcotics Detective. He is currently finishing his degree in Public Administration with plans to pursue his Master’s Degree.
Fred is currently assigned as Sergeant in Professional Standards which includes accreditation, Internal Affairs and Public Records. Being a RITE Instructor and Internal Affairs Investigator he’s had a front seat view, to see the positive impact of the RITE training on his department.
“Most deputy complaints came in on them being rude or unprofessional on a call. After teaching the RITE training there has been a significant decrease in complaints on our deputies. I truly believe this is due to the deputies having and utilizing RITE Tools with Emotional Self-Awareness and Empathy Communication (2 of the 6 modules they learn). I continue to receive positive feedback from the deputies as well as citizens of this community.”
Officer Shaunda Wilson, RITE Graduate December 2016
Shaunda M. Wilson is an Officer at Baylor University – Community Liaison and Crime Prevention Coordinator
While in this position, Shaunda assists her department with building community relationships and trust through programming and training that she provides.
Shaunda knows her ability to empathize with the community she serves along with the justice system she works within can bridge the gap between the two entities. She uses her platform as an instructor to discuss how her personal experiences as a manager, officer and parent to build not only community trust, but foster a change in their mindset toward the police profession in general.
Shaunda is a certified R.I.T.E (Racial Intelligence Training and Engagement) instructor. Shaunda heralds from the south side of Chicago and boasts over 20 years of security/law enforcement experience. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Kishwaukee Collage and Bachelor’s Degree from Western Illinois University.
Officer Rob Williams, RITE Graduate December 2016
Robert D. Williams, Jr. currently works as a member of the C.O.P.S (Community Oriented Police Strategy) unit with the Northern Illinois University (NIU) Police Department.
Robert is from the south side of Chicago and had various encounters with police… mostly negative and very few positive. This was one of the major reasons Rob decided to become a police officer after 8 years in corporate America/higher education. These experiences helped shape how he interacts with the community.
He believes that law enforcement consists of many components with actual enforcement of the law being a small portion. Robert understands that the perception the community has of law enforcement is shaped by the interactions of both parties involved. He knows that situational awareness is important in his profession and treating each circumstance separately is paramount. Robert became an officer with NIU in 2012 and worked as a patrol officer for 4 years. Robert is a certified R.I.T.E (Racial Intelligence Training and Engagement) and Defensive Tactics instructor.
Robert holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Master’s Degree in Financial Fraud Examination and Management both from Saint Xavier University.
Officer Jaeda Giovingo, RITE Graduate August 2019
I’m Jaeda Giovingo, a reserve police officer with Hammond Police Department, and Im a certified R.I.T.E instructor!
After losing my parents at a young age, my life spiraled out of control. From being homeless at 18 years of age with a young baby, to experiencing violence in my personal life, my outlook on the future didn’t look promising to me. With determination and fear of failure, it took years for me to find myself but was finally able to take back control of my circumstances.
I began my law enforcement career in the year 2000, at Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff’s Office. I endured the catastrophic events of Hurricane Katrina for five days inside the prison, as inmates escaped, while experiencing deplorable conditions. Post Katrina, I obtained my associates degree and began working as a Respiratory Therapist, while simultaneously working with Probation and Parole.
Currently, I serve as a reserve police officer, and am the only certified RITE instructor in the Tri Parishes (Tangipahoa, Livingston and St Helena) of Louisiana and Im grateful for the ability to spread the RITE knowledge to various police departments in and around my area.
Officer Eddie L. Vanison, RITE Graduate August 2019
Eddie L. Vanison started his law enforcement career in 1999 with the civil Sheriff office in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2006 he joined the Mandeville Police Department as a Patrol Officer. Since then, he has worked in Criminal Investigations and as a School resource Officer. He now serves as his agency Public information Officer, Training Coordinator, and Coordinator of community Outreach.
As certified R.I.T.E (Racial Intelligence Training and Engagement Instructor) Officer Vanison not only provides training to his agency, but to multiple departments throughout the ST. Tammany parish area of Louisiana. Officer Vanison takes pride in being on the front lines of bridging the gap between civilians and Law enforcement Officers (LEO’S). He understands that we live in a time where perception is reality, and we as LEO” S have to regain and maintain the public’s trust.
(More Team Trainers coming soon)