The Denise Amber Lee Foundation was founded by Denise’s husband, Nathan Lee in June of 2008, 6 months after her tragic death. He has made it his life’s mission to travel the country telling her story, to help 911 centers across the country try to avoid a similar occurrence to someone else. The Denise Amber Lee Foundation mission is:

To support and Promote Public Safety through:               

  • Uniform training
  • Standardized Protocols
  • Defined Measurable Outcomes(Quality Assurance)
  • Technological Advances to 911 with an emphasis on wireless location

The foundation wants to use the emotional power of Denise’s story to motivate and inspire 911 personnel to remember why they do what they do. Arguably one of the most difficult professions on the planet, the foundation wants to remind them how important they are what a critical role they play everyday in Public Safety.



Full-Day Training Presentations:

“A Victim’s Plea; Meeting Expectations” (8-Hour)

 In this full-day course, students are exposed to a reviting, emotional roller coaster of critical 911 failures that occurred the night Denise was kidnapped, raped, and murdered.  Nathan Lee, founder and President of the Denise Amber Lee Foundation, and a 911 professional tie together the elements of the Denise Amber Lee tragedy. A positive and uplifting presentation, students will learn of the obvious failures that day to the more in-depth concepts such as leadership, hiring, training and encouraging employees in a communications center.


"Best Practices of a Successful CTO; Training the Adult Learner" (8-Hour)

During an 8-hour training session, we will revisit and refresh the minds of your CTOs.  As the greatest initial influence of new telecommunicators and as a representative of your agency, we will discuss the vital role of setting the standard and direction of your communications center.  From the first orientation, including phased training, documentation, and grading, we will work through proven best practices from experienced CTOs and supervision. Training adult learners is always a challenge, adding the factors of a high stressed work environment, the challenge reaches nearly impossible levels, all while meeting the needs for adult learners while also meeting the needs and demands of a successful CTO Training Program.


The Denise Amber Lee Foundation also is available to do Keynote addresses and breakout sessions on various 9-1-1 topics. 

"The Denise Amber Lee Story" (Keynote Address)

Denise Amber Lee Foundation President, Nathan Lee, will take you on an emotional journey, telling the story of his beautiful wife Denise Amber Lee and the powerful and uplifting journey he took after her death that led him to create a foundation in her name. Denise was abducted, raped, and murdered in Southwest Florida in 2008. The fact that Denise was the daughter of the a 25 year veteran of the local sheriff’s office brought an immediate, overwhelming response to Nathan’s first 9-1-1 call of her missing.  Four other calls to 9-1-1 were made from witnesses over the next 3 hours including one witnessing the abduction in real time, describing cross streets but to no avail.  The unbelievable number of opportunities and corresponding failures to save her that evening will be discussed and analyzed in this inspiring call to the Public Safety industry to do better.  The preventable death of his wife has garnered national attention on the need for a better trained and certified 9-1-1 workforce. Attendees will leave motivated with a sense of pride in the importance of the job they do and every call they take could be the next Denise. Understanding the incredible difficulty that Public Safety professionals endure everyday, Nathan Lee has made it his life mission to help the Public Safety industry anyway he can to make sure what happened to his wife will not happen again. Email


Consulting Programs:

Training Program Development, QA/QI Program Development, and 3rd Party Call Review(QA)

The foundation has unveiled new initatives to assist 911 centers develop/re-develop their training program, Quality Assurance program, and also provide them with the option to have the foundation do their QA for them remotely.  Our team of 911 professionals from around the country can work with you to make your policies and procedures more concrete and make sure that your training and QA programs are top notch. We also have Quality Assurance Evaluators, or QAEs, that can remotely review 911 calls if your agency doesn’t have full-time QA personnel. Email for more information.