Virtual Academy is pleased to announce that the following new courses are now available for training!
Building K-12 Options-Based Response Programs
K-12 facilities experience unique challenges when implementing options-based response programs. These challenges stem from a top-down approach to infrastructure improvement and policies directed toward addressing critical, violent incidents on campus. This module will give officers historical insight on why a lockdown only approach is no longer aligned to best-practices and how to deliver options-based response curriculum to educators in a responsible and trauma informed manner. Officers will explore the L.E.W.I.S. model for assessing K-12 campuses in order to deliver site-specific training and leverage staff buy-in to create successful options-based response programs.
K-12 Active Shooter: The Mindset to Win
Students will utilize empirical data on School Active Assailant Events over the past 20 years conducting a detailed threat analysis. This highly engaging module will force officers to differentiate between School Active Assailant Events and other mass murder incidents. This module will expose attendees to data and case studies allowing students to assess K-12 active shooter assailants, the planning process, location of attacks, duration of attacks, consequences and resolutions of these events. The totality of information will be used to empower students with the knowledge and confidence to end the threat and save lives.
Terrorism in the Modern World
Hank T. Christen and Paul M. Maniscalco
This course explores terrorism in the modern world and explains terrorism response procedures, scene awareness of professional responders, and requirements for OPSEC and site security.
A short course designed to give basic commands for Law Enforcement in Spanish.
Hazardous Materials Awareness Introduction for Law Enforcement
This course teaches what a law enforcement officer’s responsibility is in a hazardous materials incident as awareness-level personnel. This course will cover how to detect the presence of hazardous materials, how to survey the scene from a safe distance, and cover how to use the Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook to gain vital information about hazardous materials.