“The more law enforcement professionals and community members have conversations, the better and safer police interactions will be for young people.”
Developing shared understanding and goals between officers and community members builds safer, stronger communities. Now, with the Connecting Youth & Communities with Law Enforcement (CYCLE) training, you can equip your officers with powerful tools to better engage and understand your community members – especially young people.
Through a partnership between Lexipol and Faith Fight Finish – the foundation started by Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback Dak Prescott – CYCLE community engagement training is available as a free series of online courses to every law enforcement agency. This program includes modules on de-escalation, communication, adolescent brain development and implicit bias.
Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Founder, Faith Fight Finish Foundation
CYCLE Training Part 1
CYCLE Training Part 1 is a two-hour module that consists of three lessons. The first lesson covers Contemporary Issues in law enforcement and uses historical events to review the importance of law enforcement to evolve tactics, tools and technology to keep up with an ever-changing society.
In the second lesson, learners will be introduced to a number of Active Listening skills and techniques to employ in their communities to help communicate and interact with youth far more effectively.
The third lesson will explore the concept of Implicit Bias and show how to identify and properly manage individual biases through engaging activities and exercises.
CYCLE Training Part 2
CYCLE Training Part 2 is a 90-minute module that consists of two lessons. Lesson one examines the role of the Adolescent Brain Development process on youth decision-making and behavior.
The second lesson explores Trauma-Informed Responses and the role trauma can play in youth decision-making and behavior.
CYCLE Training Part 3
CYCLE Training Part 3 is a 90-minute module that consists of two lessons. Lesson one emphasizes the importance of De-Escalation in law enforcement and illustrates a number of effective de-escalation techniques.
The second lesson illustrates the importance of officers Building Rapport within the communities they serve to promote trust, confidence, ease, cooperation, and improved communication between law enforcement and the community.
CYCLE Community Engagement Training Curriculum
Developed by Fight Crime: Invest in Kids, a membership organization of Council for a Strong America, CYCLE is endorsed by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) and certified by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards & Training (IADLEST).
Get Started with CYCLE Today for Free!
- If you are a current customer of Lexipol’s PoliceOne Academy, you already have access to the CYCLE courses in your account.
- If you are a current Lexipol customer for policy, wellness or online learning (beside PoliceOne Academy), contact your Customer Success Manager for access to the courses.
- If you are not a Lexipol customer, please fill out the form.
- Download and complete the roster template.
- A Lexipol team member will contact you within three business days to upload your roster and grant access to the system.
Once you have access to the system you will be able to select courses and content to assign to your personnel.
Any data or content you submit or training records created when your personnel complete assignments remain the property of your agency. You can access these records at any time.