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Justice Based Policing: Communication Skills for Officer Survival is the 8-hour user course offering.


Historically, justice based policing principles have not been a strong enough focus in the total training of police officers. Rather than adding another layer of training and mandates to current practices, Justice-Based Policing can be easily and logically integrated into everything we do by following the four basic principles represented by the

LEED model.


The acronym was developed by Sheriff Sue Rahr as a practical way for officers to understand and apply the concepts of justice based policing. The LEED model stands for -- Listen and Explain with Equity and Dignity.

  • Listen - Allow people to give their side of the story; give them a voice and let them vent.
  • Explain - Explain what you're doing, what they can do and what's goign t happen.
  • Equity - Tell them why you are taking action.  The reason must be fair and free of bias, and show their input was taken into consideration.
  • Dignity - Act with dignity and leave them with their dignity.


The goal of this course is for officers to understand the core concepts of police Legitimacy and Procedural Justice in order to build better relationships within the communities that they serve and as part of their professional work environment.



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Dress Code & Identification:

  • Uniforms, agency logo clothing or business casual attire is appropriate for classroom wear.
  • Visible Agency official ID is recommended (badges / agency IDs) while on campus.
  • Off Campus classes may have dress requirements in the student instructions.

Who can attend our classes?

  • Currently employed certified Peace Officers in the state of Washington


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Overtime/Backfill Reimbursement:

  • Commissioned law enforcement personnel from agencies in King County Only, are eligible for backfill reimbursement at a rate of $55/hour per King CO MIDD Contract.
  • Overtime/Backfill Form: Click Here - Updated 3/2014


  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Days vary
  • Dates and locations listed below.

Cancellation/No Show:

  • Deadline: If, for any reason, it becomes necessary to cancel the application, you must notify the CIT Registrar via email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (7) seven days prior to class.
  • Fee: $50

***Is this class full or not available????
Please complete the Course Interest Survey. Please Note: This is not a waiting list.  You will not be contacted by WSCJTC unless there is enough interest to generate a class being scheduled.  At that time we will contact everyone that has shown interest so that applications can be submitted.

There is no test for this class.


Priority of Acceptance

If submitting more than one application, mark each one in the order you’d like them accepted.

This is a required field in WSCJTC LMS Online registration.



WSCJTC Application Form (Word)
WSCJTC Application Form (PDF)

Class is available for online registration through WSCJTC LMS.


Submit Application

WSJCTC LMS Online Registration

FAX: 206-835-7953

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Course, Program and Policy Questions

CIT Registrar

Phone: 206-835-7346

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Rev. 11/2013

Session Start & End Date Location Status/Cost/Downloads
1994-3 October 14, 2015 WSCJTC

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