The University of Pittsburgh Police Department has been inducted into the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) project and joins a select group of over 70 other law enforcement agencies and training colleges from across the country.
The ABLE project is the Georgetown University Law Center’s national law enforcement training and support initiative dedicated to building a culture of peer intervention that prevents harm.
The ABLE project is supported by civil rights leaders and law enforcement officials and developed by Georgetown Law’s Innovative Policing Program in partnership with global law firm Sheppard Mullin LLP. It offers practical strategies and tactics for active viewers to prevent wrongdoing, reduce mistakes, and promote health and wellbeing.
“By supporting the mission of the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement Project, our officials continue to show their commitment to the core values of Pitt Police: Integrity, Respect, Service and Fairness,” said James Loftus, Police Chief of the University of Pittsburgh.
Training across all Pitt Police departments on campus will continue throughout the summer. All new officials are required to take ABLE project training to ensure they are applying best practices for active viewing and peer intervention.