contributions to public law enforcement and reflect a high degree of training effectiveness and service. Outstanding contributions may include, but are not limited to, innovative approaches in the analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation, or delivery of law enforcement training programs.
Winners are chosen based on their unique and innovative approach, the impact of their program and the reputation and recognition of the organization.
About Tools for Tolerance® for Law Enforcement
The Tool for Tolerance® for Law Enforcement (TFTLE) Program is designed to equip law enforcement professionals with tools to deliver an effective level of service to their communities. TFTLE developed a unique emotive and cognitive approach by using cutting-edge technologies to augment traditional teaching methods. The state-of-the-art exhibitory nature of the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) engages participants in an in-depth exploration of the process of dehumanization during the Holocaust and other genocides, and an examination of historical and contemporary examples of intolerance, including hate vs. free speech, Civil Rights Movement, exploitation of women and children, and the plight of refugees. An anonymous voting mechanism allows participants to register honest opinions as a springboard for probing discussion. By utilizing a variety of learning methods including interactive technology, personal testimonies, and group discussion, TFTLE provides an educational experience that engages students on many levels. The program is inclusive and is geared toward uniformed and civilian personnel at every level (e.g., from recruits to Chief).Participants examine the process of building trust and respect and enhance their critical thinking skills in the areas of diversity, ethics, and values.