Brian Herritt

brian_herrittBrian Herritt is a retired Police Officer with over twelve years’ experience in the state of California. Officer Herritt’s son, Brian, is on the Autism Spectrum. The desire to provide quality autism instruction to his colleagues brought Officer Herritt to the Autism Risk & Safety Management team!

In 2008, Officer Herritt received a grant from the San Diego Developmental Services Foundation to develop an autism training program for law enforcement officers in San Diego County. In 2009, Brian Herritt and Dennis Debbaudt served as a Subject Matter Experts (SME) for the California Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) production of an Autism Training Video.

Officer Herritt took his idea for a regionally based disability database for law enforcement to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Originally developed by the Pensacola, Florida Police Department, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department cutting-edge, practical Take Me Home program was launched in 2010. Brian Herritt was instrumental in the development of this program in San Diego County.

In 2011, Officer Brian Herritt joined Autism Risk & Safety Management as a training consultant. He’s since presented on behalf of Autism Risk & Safety Management throughout California, Washington, Idaho and Oregon. Brian’s course’s is approved for California POST credits and California STC credits.

Officer Herritt has developed and taught courses to first responders, corrections and probation departments, human services agencies, theme park staff, school districts and the public. Officer Herritt and the Autism Risk & Safety Management team are ready to support your agency’s development of autism related training.

Brian’s course catalog includes:

  • Autism & Law Enforcement
  • Autism & Probation / Corrections
  • Autism Safety & Human Services (Child Protective Services / Social Workers)
  • Autism Safety & Schools
  • Autism Safety for Parents / Caregivers

Brian has been featured in news reports in Oregon and California: OregonLive, and North County Times for Recognizing Autism and the Sheriff’s Registry of people with special needs.

Brian Herritt is available to provide direct training up and down the West Coast.