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Daphne Levenson


Action oriented, passionate and knowledgeable.     Daphne has over 20 years’ experience as a civilian trainer educating Law Enforcement, Public Safety Professionals, School Administrators and Community Activist on topics such as Social Media/Internet Safety, Social Media for Public Safety Agencies, Community Policing, Disaster Preparedness and Response, Communication, Cultural Intelligence, and others topics.  

Daphne was the Director of GSRCPI - the Gulf States Regional Center for Public Safety Innovation for 17 years writing and conducting training for the Department of Justice, DHS and others.  She also served as the Executive Director of the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police for 7 years. 


  • Dynamic trainer  
  • Curriculum design – ADDIE, Blooms Taxonomy
  • Multi-generational & cultural communication skills
  • Innovative multi-media curriculum design
  • Experience in real-life disasters


12/1997 to 06/2014  

Executive Director – GSRCPI & AACOP

Gulf States Regional Center for Public Safety Innovation

Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police  


University of North Texas Denton, TX. 

Bachelor of Arts: Interdisciplinary Degree

Adult Learning / Diversity / Business


Lt. Henry "Hank" Levenson (Ret.) 


Lt. Levenson retired from the Gretna Police Department in Louisiana after 26 years of service.  In his law enforcement career, Hank was a Louisiana State Post Certified Instructor for 21 years, Patrol Commander for 19 years supervising Sergeants, Patrol Officers, Emergency Medical Technicians and 911 Dispatchers.  Throughout his career he served on city and parish boards managing special projects and overall coordination of multi-jurisdictional Mardi Gras parades and large venue festivals. He wrote the Field Training Officers Manual and the Performance Appraisal System which have been adopted by other Law Enforcement Agencies. 


Hank graduated from the Southern Police Institutes 79th Administrative Officer’s Course at the University of Louisville and he earned a Bachelor of Arts in the Administration of Criminal Justice from Mountain State University and a

Masters Degree in Justice Administration from Norwich University.  


Hank began teaching for the Regional Community Policing Institutes (RCPI) National Network and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).  Although he retired just prior to Hurricane Katrina, he returned to his department to command the Operations Center to assist the agency in the response and recovery for an extended period immediately after the storm.


He continues to consult for the RCPI’s, FLETC, LA Attorney General's Office as well as the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police)

Hanks main areas of instructional expertise include:

  • Alzheimer’s Awareness for Law Enforcement
  • Procedural Justice
  • First Line Supervision
  • FranklinCovey’s Seven Habits for Law Enforcement Professionals
  • Managing Generational Differences in Law Enforcement
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Domestic Violence
  • Human Trafficking
  • And Others


Since retiring from full-time Law Enforcement Hank has also excelled at corporate consulting focusing on process improvement and delivering customer service training complementing his law enforcement training.

Leora "Sparky" Thomas


Over 10 years experience in design and publication of websites, brochures, flyers, email and traditional advertisements, newsletters, journal articles, course catalogs, and various other forms of marketing and promotional material. 


Software skills and experience include the Adobe Master Suite Collection for production of all mediums of production including print, web, and digital film.


Sparky has created promotional materials for private and public entities including the US Department of Justice, COPS Office, Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police, Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, Northwestern State University, and Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault.


Sparky also has experience in and currently assists with curriculum design. 


06/2013 to 06/2014  

Assistant Director – GSRCPI

Gulf States Regional Center for Public Safety Innovation


10/2002 to 06/2013  

Special Projects Coordinator

Gulf States Regional Center for Public Safety Innovation 


Northwestern State University

Bachelor of General Studies

Criminal Justice / English


Next Generation Training has a cadre of trainers we have worked with for years with expertise in various topics.  We only use trainers we would want to take classes from, Subject Matter Experts with a Passion for the teaching!  



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8114 Fisher Dr.

Frisco, Texas  





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Hank Levenson






Sparky Thomas

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