The National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA), Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons (FOVAMP), and Legacy Business Cultures (LBC) announced the first in a series of regional law enforcement workshops.

The first Connecting with Respect workshop will be held on October 20, 2014 at The Brittany Hill in Thornton, Colorado.

Participants will explore the importance of cultivating an atmosphere of respect within policing and public safety. This unique curriculum is built on the neuroscientific principles and behaviors of respect and is specifically designed to assist members of the law enforcement profession to serve both their peers and communities better. The session is based on the book, The Respect Effect: Using the science of neuroleadership to inspire a more loyal and productive workplace by Paul Meshanko.

The NMLEA/FOHVAMP/LBC partnership combines their highly successful approaches to developing the management and tactical skills of law enforcement and security professionals. Their collaboration is developing cutting-edge training content that builds upon their unique expertise in human effectiveness, relationship dynamics, leadership development, and neuroscience. Their ultimate goal is to facilitate personal and cultural transformation by redefining the heart-set, mind-set, skill-set and tool-set of world-class law enforcment professionals.

“Our partnership with Legacy Business Cultures will dramatically expand our ability to help professionals in law enforcement and homeland security,” stated Rob Wells, Chair of the NMLEA Advisory Board. “It is important that these professionals obtain the best skills in tactical operations, leadership, and strategic thinking” Added Paul Meshanko, CEO of Legacy Business Cultures, “It is an honor to support and contribute to the professional development of those who protect our communities and our nation.”

“Our partnership with Legacy Business Cultures will assist professionals in law enforcement, prosecutorial offices, and the courts address the nearly 600,000 unresolved homicides and missing persons’ cases in our country and bring closure for the more than 4.2 million co-victims of these crimes,” declared Mark Reichert, President of FOHVAMP.

The National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA) is a nonprofit organization that is a leader in providing education and training for law enforcement personnel and others in the critical infrastructure industries located on or near the maritime environment. In addition to advanced/improved tactical operations, NMLEA also provides training and education in critical incident response to catastrophic events invoking the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The Colorado-based Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons (FOHVAMP) is a non-profit organization founded to assist the family members, or co-victims, of homicide victims and missing persons in Colorado, which is leading a national initiative to create awareness of this pressing issue and to further advance resolution in cold case homicides and missing person cases nationwide.