TAPS Center provides training to all officers, teachers and juvenile justice workers interested in building bridges between the at-risk youth and law enforcement with most training performed by TAPS Center co-founders Dr. Everette B. Penn, criminologist and Mr. Brian Lumpkin, Assistant Chief (Ret.) from the Houston Police Department.

We provide specialized training in:

  • TAPS Academy Philosophy
  • Role Play, Test and Presentation
  • Teaching TAPS
  • Teen Brain
  • Procedural Justice
  • Fair and Impartial Policing

Each TAPS Officer receives six hours of training in:

  • History and Philosophy of TAPS
  • Teen Brain
  • Implicit and Explicit Bias
  • 21st Century Policing
  • Effective Listening and Teaching Skills with Youth
  • Doing TAPS Academy in your City
  • Role Play, Test and Presentation

Click below to access TAPS Modules and SB30 materials.

Click here to read Officer Summary Evaluations on how participants improved their skills after completing TAPS training.


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