Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust

The Law Enforcement and Society: Lessons of the Holocaust (LEAS) program enables law enforcement officers to examine the role their profession played in the Holocaust and challenges them to reflect upon their professional and personal responsibilities in a democracy.

LEAS, which provides unique leadership and ethics training for law enforcement professionals, has received national recognition from the International Chiefs of Police and the US Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Whether a new recruit, a ten-year veteran, or a unit commander, program participants are encouraged to examine their profession in a new light, exploring the history of the Holocaust and its implications for law enforcement today. Program discussions focus on choice, individual responsibility, and maintaining core values.

LEAS training is offered at no charge to local law enforcement on pre-confirmed dates. Training includes:
· 4 hour training at the Museum between 9:30 am and 5:00 pm
· Up to 25 law enforcement officers or recruits per training
· Personalized scheduling of training
· Lunch for all trainees
This program is presented in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League and was designed by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. For more information on the national LEAS program, please visit: USHMM .

For more information or to schedule a LEAS training for your department, please contact Dr. Charlotte Decoster at