Transform your police service and meet the changing needs of your people and society.

Traditionally, policing has focused on crime prevention and the maintenance of public safety. Understandably, the para-military paradigm of command and control has been its foundation. It infuses police culture, the mindsets and behavior of cops and civilians working for police organizations, as well as the systems and processes within police operations.

But society’s expectations of police officers are changing. Citizens want a more humanistic police force. The public still expects law enforcement, but also wants police officers to possess the relational capability to deal with people in crisis, communication skills to de-escalate volatile situations, and a service orientation that respects, reflects and understands the citizens they serve.

Equally so, police service employees are demanding work environments that include greater respect and fairness to all. To attract and retain the best in the field, leading-edge police services must embrace diversity and inclusion and implement flexible work protocols. They must increase employee engagement, acknowledge employee skill and ability, and develop more inclusive leadership styles and cultures.

We can help you evolve your police service to meet the changing needs of your people and society.

Policing is a tough job, and we appreciate and honor its challenges.

The work of police officers is risky, and one of the most challenging jobs in the world. They are often targets of attack – both physically and socially – and yet daily must put their lives on the line to protect citizens and society. Often being un-appreciated until needed, this naturally makes many officers self-protective, defensive of their own and aloof from those they serve.

We can help your officers develop the relationship skills to move beyond self-protection and separateness to fully become part of the community they serve.

Society is changing toward greater diversity and inclusion.

People across the planet are demanding greater social justice and equal opportunity. Previously marginalized communities are gaining greater acceptance. Respect for all people – regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ability, or any other differentiator – is fast becoming a social norm.

Diversity and inclusion must become a foundation of police services. Hiring, developing and promoting people of all types must occur with equal opportunity. Research shows that diverse teams produce better results, and today’s public demands respect for all.

We can help you build a culture of diversity and inclusion in your police service.

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The price of a police organization not transforming is monumental.

Police services across the world are paying heavily – in hard currencies and social credibility – for some of the outdated para-military behavior and practices that historically have been norms. Sexual harassment and race and gender discrimination lawsuits with huge payouts have been awarded across North America. This will continue until change occurs within police services.

We can help you avoid the social and financial costs of continuing outdated policies, practices, mindsets and behaviors in your police organization.



Which of these potential benefits of transforming police culture can we help you achieve?

  • Reduced crime through better police/community relationships
  • Improved investigative outcomes
  • Increased productivity and performance
  • Increased diversity and inclusion to reflect the community you serve
  • Reduced risk of lawsuit relating to allegations of inappropriate conduct
  • Increased and improved community partnerships
  • Better attraction and retention of talent
  • Improved officer morale
  • Reduced burnout and risk of occupational stress injuries
  • Greater public and officer safety
  • Increased community trust

Are you ready to lead the way?

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Police chiefs and Boards often make the mistake of thinking policy changes are sufficient to realize these benefits. They are not. Successful transformation will require your chief, deputies and other leaders to open their minds and change their perspective and behavior. 

You will need to re-align your systems and operational processes to modern social values like respect, diversity, inclusion, relationship, trust, and service.

A new vision for policing is taking root.

Photo by Joe Mabel

Imagine the transformation in your police organization if your officers and leaders saw themselves not just as crime stoppers, but as true public servants, where helping the poor, under-privileged and marginalized populations live healthier and more meaningful lives was a part of their job. 

Imagine your members increasing their emotional intelligence, working in authentic partnership with citizen groups, and touching their world with a perfect balance of community engagement and law enforcement.

Transform your culture and become a model of what's possible.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro/ Released

This new vision for police culture has been emerging over the past decade, catalyzing new models such as community-based policing. These models are the answer to the transformation needed in police services to keep pace with our changing social values and expectations.

We can help you transform your police culture and become a model of what is possible in 21st Century police organizations.

Are you ready to lead the way?

Police chiefs and Boards often make the mistake of thinking policy changes are sufficient to realize these benefits. They are not. Successful transformation will require your chief, deputies and other leaders to open their minds and change their perspective and behavior. 

You will need to re-align your systems and operational processes to modern social values like respect, diversity, inclusion, relationship, trust, and service.

DOD photo by
Shannon Giles

A new vision for policing is taking root.

Imagine the transformation in your police organization if your officers and leaders saw themselves not just as crime stoppers, but as true public servants, where helping the poor, under-privileged and marginalized populations live healthier and more meaningful lives was a part of their job. 

Imagine your members increasing their emotional intelligence, working in authentic partnership with citizen groups, and touching their world with a perfect balance of community engagement and law enforcement.

Photo by
Joe Mabel

Transform your culture and become a model of what's possible.

This new vision for police culture has been emerging over the past decade, catalyzing new models such as community-based policing. These models are the answer to the transformation needed in police services to keep pace with our changing social values and expectations.

We can help you transform your police culture and become a model of what is possible in 21st Century police organizations.

U.S. Air Force photo by
Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro/ Released
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
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"As a result of our partnership, we've set a trailblazing trajectory into the future of policing..."

“As a result of our partnership with Being First, York Regional Police has set a trailblazing trajectory into the future of policing. The tremendous progress we are making would not have been possible without the expertise and guidance of Being First.”

Eric Jolliffe, O.O.M., BA, MA, CMM III
Chief of Police
York Regional Police
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"They inspired us to create genuine transformational change..."

“Being First provided us with the catalyst with which we jump-started our Allied Command Transformation’s approach to our transformational journey. The Being First team inspired our multinational middle and senior management community, and provided us with the means with which we could bind the tremendously rich mix of cultures in NATO together, and then create genuine transformational change.”

Tony Johnstone-Burt
Former Chief of Staff
NATO’s Allied Command Transformation
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"Leveraging their knowledge and experience to our transformation has been a force multiplier..."

“We've developed a great partnership with Being First. As a change process leader, being able to leverage the knowledge and experience of the Being First team to our transformation has been a force multiplier. Their team has always been accessible, insightful, and above all, dedicated to guiding us to achieve our Breakthrough. I have a true sense that we are working with a partner that is truly vested in accomplishing something for the greater good.”

Alvaro Almeida, MA, CMM III
Superintendent, Change Process Leader
York Regional Police

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