Sep 19

California Police Chief’s Working to Address Homelessness and the Mentally Ill

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The California Police Chief’s Association established a working group to address homelessness and interacting with the mentally ill. Here is a portion of the report which highlights the importance of training for law enforcement in how to interact effectively with the mentally ill. Embassy Consulting Services is listed in the report as a resource to conduct mentally ill training for law enforcement. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 28

Embassy Consulting Services, LLC was “tapped” by the Long Beach Police Department to Design and Deliver a Comprehensive Procedural Justice Training Course

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The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) recently received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the California Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC), which will focus on strengthening the department’s relationship with the community and developing new practices for dealing with the city’s outcasts, city officials announced today. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Embassy Consultant, Heather Williams, Created the First Peer Support Team for OCSD

Heather Williams, Regional Peer Support Coordinator for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Heather Williams, Regional Peer Support Coordinator for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Heather Williams, a consultant with Embassy Consulting Services is featured in this article that was originally written by Lori Basheda and posted to BehindTheBadge.com

It’s a little discussed number: More cops commit suicide than are killed by gunfire and traffic accidents combined. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

UCLA Shooting Shows Why Nightlock is Needed

Two people were killed in a murder-suicide on the UCLA campus, today, June 1, 2016, prompting a campus-wide lockdown and forcing hundreds of terrified students to hide in buildings. Many students took the initiative to shelter in place and also barricaded themselves in classrooms and offices. It appears that students and employees used cords, rope and other items to help secure doors that could not be locked. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Embassy Partners with Michael Josephson and the Josephson Institute to Train the Fresno PD

An independent report and analysis of the views of Fresno Police Department employees provides a road map for improving morale. Police Chief Jerry Dyer, who ordered the report, already has acted on several suggestions.

An independent report and analysis of the views of Fresno Police Department employees provides a road map for improving morale. Police Chief Jerry Dyer, who ordered the report, already has acted on several suggestions.

It should come as no surprise that many officers and civilians working for the Fresno Police Department have low morale – a fact documented by an in-depth report conducted by a Southern California-base institute at the request of Police Chief Jerry Dyer. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

No Rest for Retired Long Beach Police Commander Josef Levy

Owners/Founders of Embassy Consulting Services, Joe and Lysa Levy.

Owners/Founders of Embassy Consulting Services, Joe and Lysa Levy.


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May 11

Building a Safe, Respectful, and Inclusive College Community

Commander Josef Levy had the privileged of speaking to a group at Long Beach Community College. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Learning Lessons From Ferguson

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“Constant dialogue between police and local citizens, between faith leaders and youth, and other similar initiatives, goes a very long way” — Josef Levy

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May 04

Staff trains for worst of times

Melvin McGuire, a consultant with Embassy Consulting Services, speaks to Faculty and Students in the Great Hall of Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Oct. 22, 2014. McGuire, a former Long Beach Police Department Sgt., now conducts safety training for the worst possible scenarios. Photo: Nicolas Heredia

Melvin McGuire, a consultant with Embassy Consulting Services, speaks to Faculty and Students in the Great Hall of Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Oct. 22, 2014. McGuire, a former Long Beach Police Department Sgt., now conducts safety training for the worst possible scenarios. Photo: Nicolas Heredia

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Apr 29

Temple Station Sheriff’s deputies to receive training on dealing with the mentally ill

Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators and deputies gather outside the Asian Pacific Family Center on Valley Boulevard, where an officer-involved fatal shooting in Rosemead in January 2012 resulted in the death of a mentally ill woman. The death has prompted new training on dealing with the mentally ill.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s investigators and deputies gather outside the Asian Pacific Family Center on Valley Boulevard, where an officer-involved fatal shooting in Rosemead in January 2012 resulted in the death of a mentally ill woman. The death has prompted new training on dealing with the mentally ill.

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