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RITE Officer Training @Atlanta Public Schools Police Dept. JAN 3-4, 2019 (Atlanta, GA)

January 3, 2019 - January 4, 2019

RITE Train-the-Trainer for Public Schools

Private Training:

RITE Officer Training at Atlanta Public Schools Police Department will be conducted in a 2-day class. This training is open to APSPD Trainers only. Originally designed for police and corrections departments, RITE Academy has delivered training to multiple government agencies, universities, corporate clients and NGOs.


APSPD has taken proactive measures to give their police officers RITE training and tools that will help improve communication and reduce bias-based tension in schools. Teaching critical components of both Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Social Intelligence (SI), improves resiliency awareness, as well as personal and professional relationships.


Pro-active steps towards Atlanta Public Schools Mission

“In addition to preparing every student to graduate ready for college and career, Atlanta Public Schools provides a safe and secure environment for its students, employees and campuses. A progressive and forward-thinking organization, the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department appreciates the support of the Atlanta Board of Education, superintendent, staff, and community for recognizing the importance of school safety and the linkage to student success.

Restructuring the department into a “new” Office of Safety and Security creates a more effective and efficient unit within the Operations division to better support schools within the district. The re-scoping of responsibilities, expansion of personnel roles – coupled with providing support resources to employees – will directly impact a safe and orderly teaching environment.

– APSPD Overview

APSPD Mission

Create a safe and secure learning environment by providing comprehensive professional public safety, technical and emergency services for students and stakeholders.


A national leader in school safety and security services where students and staff feel safe and parents and the community trust our professional services


Core Values
Educate and engage students and stakeholders
Serve as instructional leaders
Commit to high-quality instructional service
Act with integrity and transparency
Be accessible and approachable
Go beyond what is expected
Be proactive and focused
Project a positive and professional image


Strategic Objectives

  • Ensure all actions are student/child-focused;  
  • Incorporate more positive interventions/behavioral supports;
  • Recruit, select and retain highly qualified safety professionals who are a good “fit” for students and schools;
  • Increase technical abilities for data integration of technical to proactively improve safety and security around our schools;
  • Build a comprehensive professional development program customized to the school environment and aligned with district priorities;
  • Strengthen emergency preparedness beyond operational readiness;
  • Expand engagement strategy to include students, staff, parents and community and public safety professionals.


Georgia Chief tells CBS News “Here’s how RITE Training has benefited our Officers and our Community”

Emotional Intelligence is being aware of our emotions, and to acknowledge that emotions can drive behavior that impacts others (positively and negatively). Social Intelligence is how we effectively navigate and negotiate all social relationships and situations.

RITE Tools, like the Emotional Energy Ladder (in this photo), makes us aware of our emotions, how we affect others, and that only we have the power to make those changes. Racism lives at the bottom of the Ladder with Hate. Bias-free lives at the top of the Ladder with Love, Gratitude and Joy.

Great leadership starts with doing the RITE thing, and helping others do the same.

Racial Intelligence is: “The practice of using Emotional Intelligence (EI), Social Intelligence (SI) and the RITE Tools to treat ourselves and others fairly.”

RITE Goals and Objectives:

  • Learning how to use SEL tools that go beyond DIVERSITY and Inclusion
  • Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness – Making the connection
  • De-escalation communication awareness
  • Improving Officer Wellness – Communication Keys to Resiliency
  • Working with Implicit bias, PTSD, and Stress-related issues
  • Building Community Inclusion and Trust with students and community leaders
  • Full-day class filled with fun, engaging lessons, videos, laughter and learning!


RITE Training in the Media:

HLN Michaela Pereira:  Are officer-involved shootings a training problem?
CBS 8 Selma, Alabama DOC – the missing link to officer training
Fox 19 News – Middletown officers train in Racial Intelligence


RITE Training Articles:

Officers Police themselves back up LADDER https://goo.gl/VBRdjm
Racial Intelligence Training at Notre Dame College www.goo.gl/bGOKJX
Community Policing is climbing above the burden of Hate www.goo.gl/DG6sSI –


2-Day Daily Agenda

7:45        Registration and Coffee
8:00 – 11:50 am     Morning session
12:00 – 1:00 pm     Lunch Break
1:00 – 4:00 pm      Afternoon session


Training Location

Atlanta Public Schools Police Dept
130 Trinity Ave.
SW Atlanta, GA 30303

Main Contact
Chief Ronald Applin


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Atlanta, GA 30303 United States
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