Out To Protect Returns To The FBI Academy
(February 12, 2022 Santa Rosa, CA) Out to Protect returned to the F.B.I. National Academy this week to provide executive level LGBT awareness training for the 258 participants from Session 281. The participants included students from 32 different countries.
Out to Protect founder and president Greg Miraglia said, “We are honored to be the first organization to present LGBT awareness training at the National Academy in the F.B.I.’s history. Even more important is being able to help law enforcement leaders from around the nation and other countries to be more effective in communicating and supporting their LGBTQ+ employees and local communities.”
This special training program is now being presented regularly to F.B.I. National Academy classes in partnership with the Napa Valley College Criminal Justice Training Center. Training Center Director, Damien Sandoval, co-presents the training with Greg Miraglia who is also a teacher at the Training Center. Napa Valley College partners with Out to Protect to offer LGBT awareness training to law enforcement agencies throughout California and the United States.
Out to Protect is working closely with F.B.I. Academy staff to embed LGBT awareness training in the academy curriculum for new F.B.I. agents. Greg Miraglia said, “F.B.I. agents often investigate hate crimes and LGBTQ+ people are particularly vulnerable to hate crimes in every state. It’s important that these agents have a solid understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity as well as how to use proper terminology to effectively communicate with victims, witnesses, and community members. We are excited to be part of this critical training.”
Out to Protect provides basic LGBT awareness training to law enforcement agencies at no cost. We are committed to increasing the education and awareness of LGBTQ+ people working in law enforcement and to help law enforcement to be more effective in serving the LGBTQ+ community.