TOC Con Presenter
Founder of the nationally recognized non-profit organization Why’d You Stop Me?
Jason Lehman Will Speak About…
Choose Your Million: Engaging Your Community Now in Preparation for The Critical Incident
Does a law enforcement agency have a responsibility to use digital media to build trust and legitimacy with their community prior to a critical incident?
Having started the Long Beach Police Department’s Instagram page while working as the department’s public information officer, retired Sergeant Jason Lehman will bring a dynamic presentation to outline effective community engagement efforts before and after critical incidents that will often lead to more effective messaging and improved trust with some of the most challenging members of your community.
Jason Lehman’s Bio
Jason Lehman retired as a sergeant from the Long Beach Police Department in 2022. He has been a committed leader in public safety since 2005. With expertise in street-level gang and violent crime suppression, Jason places great importance on understanding diverse perspectives.
In 2012, Jason established the nationally recognized non-profit organization, Why’d You Stop Me? , which has successfully empowered over 100,000 public safety leaders, government officials, corporate leaders and mebers of the general public, by enhancing their strategic communication skills through empowerment education.
Jason spent time as the public information officer for the Long Beach Police Department. He was responsible for starting the department’s Instagram page while focused on both trust-building, image, and risk-management.
Jason has been recognized as a subject matter expert on 21st Century engagement for law enforcement, and consults for numerous organizations such as Fox News and the Lexipol Corporation. Jason’s most recent honor has been closing the 2022 FBINAA National Academy Conference as the keynote speaker engaging more than 3,000 law enforcement leaders with a talk entitled “Be the Change. Take the Reins. Positively Impacting the Future of Policing.”
He has been recognized and honored for his heroism on-duty as a street cop, for his work off-duty in uniting police and the public, and for his philanthropic efforts in funding scholarships for “at-promise” youth.