Major Ben Brooks is a member of the National Speakers Association, American Seminar Leaders Association, Dale Carnegie Group, NSA Philadelphia and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

National Speakers Association member

From Our Clients

"I would like to whole-heartedly thank Major Benjamin Brooks and his team for providing excellent diversity and inclusion training to all our police personnel. I attended the sessions, along with 130 sworn police from the Temple Police Department. The curriculum and presenters were dynamic, insightful and truly beneficial to our mission."

— Charles Leone, Executive Director, Public Safety, Chief of Police, Temple University

"Major Brooks has educated over 125 police officers that have been under my command in areas of Cultural Diversity, Sexual Harassment, Dealing with Difficult People, Leadership and Police & Community Partnering. In addition to being a dynamic speaker, I found Major Brooks to be reliable, dedicated and eternally upbeat."

— Carmen D. Pettine, Chief of Police, Township of Haverford, Delaware County, PA

About Major Ben Brooks

Benjamin F. Brooks is a retired major of the Pennsylvania State Police. As founder of Major Ben's Consulting Agency, Ben is now an international speaker and management consultant. Ben specializes in providing you and your company with assistance for effectively implementing your cultural diversity and inclusion program.

As a former licensed Private Investigator, with three decades of experience, Major Ben has a keen awareness of sensitive workplace issues.

Major Ben's specific areas of expertise include: 

  • Valuing differences, inclusion and the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace
  • How to deal with difficult people
  • Policing your image
  • Preventing sexual harassment in the workplace

Ben Brooks is a native of Elizabethtown, North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

He completed the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Management Training Program for Senior Managers, Training from the FBI National Academy, Pennsylvania State University Police Supervisor In-Service Training and Police Executive Development Program. He is also certified by the U.S. Department of Justice for Diversity Training.

Ben Brooks' yearning for justice led him to enlist in the Pennsylvania State Police in 1961. He was one of the first African-Americans to join the Pennsylvania State Police. In fact, Ben rose through the ranks, becoming the first African-American Captain/Troop Commander.

20 plus years Experience Resolving Sexual Harassment

In 1987, Major Brooks became the first enlisted member of the Pennsylvania State Police to head the Affirmative Action/Contract Compliance Division. In that capacity, Ben developed the State Police's Sexual Harassment policy and training program. Ben redefined the concept of Affirmative Action for the State Police and its relationship to Cultural Diversity.

Ben was also a member of a multi-agency task force which was responsible for training Police and Corrections Departments throughout Pennsylvania in the Ethnic Intimidation laws relating to hate crimes.

Major Brooks has appeared on About the Law, a program at WHAG-TV and NBC affiliate in Hagerstown, Maryland. Ben educated viewers about "Affirmative Action in Law Enforcement," and "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace."

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