LGBT Liaison Academy Alumni

Out To Protect congratulates the following graduates of the LGBT Law Enforcement Liaison Academy. Each of the names appearing below has successfully completed 24 hours of certified training on how to create and operate an LGBT Law Enforcement Liaison program, LGBT Awareness For Law Enforcement Training For Trainers, and Hate Crimes Investigations.

Class of 2022

Heather Bruner – Cleveland Division of Police
Katelynn Chuilli – Berklee University Police Department
Samuel Cropp – Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
Shannon Crow – Erie Police Department
Mara Everson – Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Dawn Grieshop – Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
Jose Gurule – Denver Sheriff’s Department
Michelle Kotlik – Irving Police Department
Anthony Maddox – Out Emergency Services
Ian Matheson – Keene State College Department of Campus Safety
Michele Meister – Virginia Beach Police Department
Christina Muzzipapa – Erie Police Department
Natalie Nimmo – Round Rock Police Department
Claire Owens – Williamsburg Police Department
Tyler Andrew Peppard – Oceanside Police Department
Shantel Pickett – Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
Brandon Ragan – Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Kaitlynn Risner – Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
Alex Rocha – Largo Police Department
Melinda Schubert – Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office
Daniela Simone – Hoboken Police Department
Sam “Miles” Sosbe – Savannah Police Department
Jennifer Stormont – Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
Cara Thoen – Erie Police Department
Jherlynn Tims – Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
Carlos Rene Ulloa – Kansas City Police Department
Taylor Vonderhaar – Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections
Ryan Weiner – Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office
Amanda White – Orlando Police Department
Glenn Young – Salem State University Police Department

These graduates successfully demonstrated the ability to meet the following learning outcomes.

  1. Students will identify the key tasks and responsibilities of an LGBT Liaison.
  2. Students will develop communication pathways between the LGBT Liaison and community.
  3. Students will identify key people and community organizations to create relationships and partnership with as an LGBT Liaison.
  4. Students will create a community event designed to build trust between law enforcement and the LGBTQ+ community.
  5. Students will demonstrate how to develop and deliver LGBT awareness training for members of law enforcement.
  6. Students will demonstrate how to identify a hate crime and the basic investigative steps required to prepare a case for prosecution.

The LGBT Law Enforcement Liaison Academy is the only one of its kind in the United States. It is a hands-on course that include three components each of which is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.