Law Enforcement and Society (LEAS): Lessons of the Holocaust is an innovative training that increases law enforcement’s understanding of their role as protectors of the American people and the Constitution.  Created by ADL’s Washington, DC Regional Office and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum at the request of Washington’s former Police Chief Charles Ramsey in 1999, LEAS has now trained more than 90,000 law enforcement professionals.  Federal agencies being trained through the program include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  State and local agencies trained through LEAS include the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department, the Philadelphia Police Department, and dozens more.


“The calling of law enforcement was redefined today. I am prouder and I will more actively keep in mind the reasons I serve and the consequences if I don’t.”

– Member of United States Secret Service and LEAS Participant