The goal of the program is to investigate the role German police played during the Holocaust and examine the role of law enforcement in a democracy today. The program was established by the USHMM and ADL in 1999 in Washington D.C., and is suitable for recruit, in-service, and command professionals in law enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels. This unique ethics program has reached over 80,000 officers from the US and 80 countries worldwide.
The LEAS program is generously underwritten by Wells Fargo.
Each 3.5 hour LEAS session includes:
– a tour of the FHM’s core exhibition with specially trained docents
– a discussion of the role of police in Nazi Germany and the occupied territories – led by the FHM’s Curator of Education & Director of Research
– a discussion of the professional and personal responsibilities of law enforcement professionals in American society today – led by the ADL facilitators
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