Coming Out From Behind The Badge - Third Edition: LGBTQ+ Awareness for Law Enforcement and All First Responders

Coming Out From Behind The Badge - Third Edition: LGBTQ+ Awareness for Law Enforcement and All First Responders

by Miraglia Greg
Coming Out From Behind The Badge - Third Edition: LGBTQ+ Awareness for Law Enforcement and All First Responders

Coming Out From Behind The Badge - Third Edition: LGBTQ+ Awareness for Law Enforcement and All First Responders

by Miraglia Greg


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on January 2, 2023


Coming Out from Behind the Badge is a book intended to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) law enforcement and other professional first responders who are seeking a way to "come out" and be successful on the job. It is also intended to educate heterosexuals (persons attracted to the opposite sex) and cisgender people (persons who identify their gender in a way that is consistent with their birth sex) to better understand differences in sexual orientation and gender identity and how to support their colleagues. In addition, this edition of Coming Out from Behind the Badge was written to support students who are preparing for a career in law enforcement and those already in the field seeking a better understanding of a large segment of the community which law enforcement serves.

The book is intended to serve as a text for instructors providing LGBT awareness training for law enforcement and other first responders. It is an ideal read for law enforcement leaders and executives who seek a better understanding of how to create an inclusive workplace for LGBTQ+ employees. It includes instruction for how a law enforcement agency can build a trusting relationship with the community and how to create an LGBT Liaison Program.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781667870182
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 01/02/2023
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Greg Miraglia is an LGBT activist, college professor of LGBT studies and criminal justice, author, radio host and producer, and professional speaker. He has a Master's Degree in Education, a Bachelor's Degree in Business, and is a graduate of the California Commission On Peace Officer Standards and Training Master Instructor Development Program.

Mr. Miraglia is a Dean Emeritus at Napa Valley College and currently serves as the program coordinator for Criminal Justice Education and Training and LGBT Studies. He is also a part time member of the faculty at City College of San Francisco and Santa Rosa Junior College. Mr. Miraglia teaches six different LGBT studies courses and a number of criminal justice classes including introduction to administration of justice, community policing, 21st century policing, criminal law, and criminal procedures.

Mr. Miraglia serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Matthew Shepard Foundation and is also a radio program host and producer on Outbeat Radio, a weekly LGBT program on KRCB Radio.

In 2021, Mr. Miraglia began serving as a guest instructor at the FBI National Academy and was the first to present LGBT awareness for law enforcement training in the FBI Academy's history. Over the course of his 36 years of teaching experience, Mr. Miraglia served as a recruit training officer, academy coordinator and for ten years as the director of the police academy at Napa Valley College. He has over 35 years of experience in law enforcement with three different police departments working most recently as deputy chief of the Napa Valley Railroad Police Department.

In 2011, he authored curriculum for an accredited LGBT Studies Program now offered by Napa Valley College. This was the second program of its type offered by a California college. He expanded the program in 2018 to offer an Associate Degree. In July of 2013, Mr. Miraglia was awarded the "Dr. John W. Rice Diversity Award" by the Chancellor of the California Community College system for his work developing hate crime prevention and diversity education programs. He is a nationally recognized speaker and expert on LGBT issues in the law enforcement profession and education. Most recently, he authored Assembly Bill 2504 which provides LGBT awareness training for California law enforcement officers and 9-1-1 dispatchers. Mr. Miraglia developed the first certified LGBT Awareness For Law Enforcement online training course and a train the trainer program in response to this Bill.

After coming out himself in 2004, Mr. Miraglia decided to work with others in law enforcement who are still struggling with the pervasive homophobia that still exists in many areas of the law enforcement, the fire service, and EMS profession. He authored three books including Coming Out from Behind the Badge and American Heroes Coming Out from Behind the Badge.

"The best law enforcement work is done by people for people. We are a profession of people and to that end we share many common human attributes including our sexuality. The variety of sexual orientation found in men and women transcends all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and countries. It also transcends every law enforcement agency serving and protecting every community. It is not a choice, but rather a part of how we were created. Although it can be masked, it cannot ever be changed. It is a part of every human being who carries a badge." Greg Miraglia, M.A. Ed.

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