F.B.I. Hosts Out To Protect This Week


October 29, 2021 (Santa Rosa, CA) This week Out To Protect’s founder and president Greg Miraglia and board vice-president Damien Sandoval presented LGBT awareness training for students at the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  This training is historic and the first time the F.B.I. has ever included LGBT awareness training at their academy.

The training included two classes presented to the 108 students of the F.B.I.’s 280th session of the National Academy.  The National Academy program hosts law enforcement leaders from throughout the United States and multiple countries around the world. The training included an LGBT law enforcement panel discussion with National Academy graduates, Police Captain Nikki Heuer and Police Captain Phil Collum as well as F.B.I. Unit Chief Al Guarnieri. The attending law enforcement leaders will take back to their agencies best-practices for supporting LGBTQ+ employees as well as strategies for building trust with the LGBTQ+ community.

(Photo Credit: Michael Sullivan)

Greg Miraglia said, “We were so honored to present this important training at the F.B.I. National Academy especially to such an important audience of law enforcement leaders.  Our hope is that they take what they learned back to their agencies to improve law enforcement’s overall relationship with LGBTQ+ people.”

Miraglia added that Out To Protect fully supports the efforts of the F.B.I.’s academy to continue providing this training for not only National Academy students but all future new agent training academies.  Out To Protect is committed to providing curriculum and training to support the addition of this topic.

Out To Protect is an official partner with the F.B.I.’s Office of Partner Engagement.