The NOPD’s Ethical Policing is Courageous (EPIC) program is getting attention across the pond.
The BBC News’ “People Fixing the World” radio series recently featured NOPD Eighth District Sgt. Ernest Luster and Lisa Kurtz of the NOPD’s Professional Standards and Accountability Bureau to discuss the benefits of the department’s groundbreaking peer intervention program and how it has effectively changed police culture and reduced harm to citizens.
EPIC trains officers to intervene to stop a wrongful action by another officer before it occurs.
In his interview with the BBC, Luster discussed some of the ways that EPIC helps officers intervene before a situation escalates, and credits an officer who used the training with saving his own career.
Click here to listen to the full episode of BBC News “People Fixing the World – Training Police to Patrol Each Other”.
Click here to read the article explaining the origins of active bystandership training and how it became the basis of NOPD’s EPIC peer intervention program.