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Ethical Issues for Law Enforcement explores ideas and information in and around ethical decision-making as it pertains to law enforcement. Officers will understand the need for law enforcement practitioners to make informed, ethical judgments. “Being ethical pertains to how an individual arrives at conclusions relating to what is right and what is wrong. Individual beliefs vary; therefore, people should attempt to achieve a position that results in fairness and equity within society and respects individual beliefs.”
*Available January 2021*
*Available January 2021*
*Expected November 2020*
Discuss realistic expectations of de-escalation techniques.
*Expected November 2020*
This training discusses your moral and legal obligation to intervene when a fellow officer is losing control.
This training demonstrates how to rescue an injured officer when they are still under fire.
This course focuses heavily on understanding the need to accept and manage diversity, understanding law enforcement culture, understanding how to self-assess and recognizing hidden biases and how to develop a process of continuously becoming culturally competent.
*Available January 2021*
This course focuses on First Amendment rights, proper response to peaceful public assembly, and effective two-way interaction reflecting the community the officer serves.
*Available January 2021*
This course will provide Tennessee law enforcement officers an understanding of the guidance and standards for acceptable activities and parameters to meet the four hour community immersion requirement for 2021.
*Available December 2020*
Discuss the steps in communicating infant CPR appropriately as a telecommunicator.
*Expected April 2021*
*Expected April 2021*
*Expected March 2021*
*Expected March 2021*
*Expected February 2021*
*Expected February 2021*
*Expected February 2021*
This course is focused on training supervisors on issues that come up with harassment and discrimination in the department. Ms. Hatfield will cover subjects such as the supervisor's responsibilities, good and bad policies on harassment, and how to respond to a report of harassment.
*Expected February 2021*
This course is designed to train law enforcement officers to recognize harassment and discrimination in their department. Ms. Hatfield teaches officers how to recognize harassment, how they should respond to harassment, and how to create a respectful workplace.
*Available January 2021*
The purpose of this course is to explain de-escalation, distinguish between types of calls involving persons in crisis, and respond to the call in a manner that affords the best chance for a desirable outcome.
Does this object provide cover or concealment? That question can only be answered at the most critical moment. This course will dissect the 4 Elements of Cover, revealing the truth about what constitutes true cover and how we can maximize our environment in order to end the threat more quickly. Students will experience how to quickly assess what assets are available in a given environment. This course will utilize live fire demonstrations, exploring considerations of how first responders can leverage their environment in order to increase their survivability when facing a hostile threat.
This video will demonstrate the difference between cover and concealment during traffic stops turned violent.
Demonstrate how to transition from a long gun to handgun when the need arises
Demonstrate how to shoot from your vehicle when there is no time to get out
Demonstrate what occurs when you shoot into a windshield from outside a vehicle
Learn how to recognize injuries from blunt force trauma, asphyxiation, and suffocation.
Learn how to recognize knife and edged weapon wounds.
Learn how to distinguish rifle and shotgun wounds to a victim.
Discuss ballistics factors in a firearms related death.
Learn how an autopsy is performed and what can be learned.
Discuss how to notify family members of a loved one’s death and issues involved.
Learn how a forensic anthropologist can assist in death investigations.
Discuss different methods to determine the identity of a dead body.
Discuss mummification, tache noire, insects, and the use of experts in determining cause and approximate time of death.
Learn about how a body decomposes and the different phases of decomposition.
Learn about Algor mortis, Livor mortis, and Rigor mortis in a corpse.
Discuss the three classic methods of determining time of death and the challenges involved.
Discuss the characteristics of a psychopath and how to deal with them as an investigator.
Learn how to link crimes together through crime scene investigation.
Discuss what constitutes murder, manslaughter, and self-defense.
Learn what auto-eroticism is and how to communicate auto-erotic deaths to family members.
Learn about visible signs of carbon monoxide poisoning in a body.
Discuss suicide by hanging and how to look for staging of a homicide by a suicide victim.
Learn some of the reasons people take their own lives and also discuss how to handle suicide notes.
Learn about firearms injuries in suicide victims.
Discuss issues involved in suicide investigations.
Discuss electrocution and burns as causes of death.
Discuss suffocation and drowning as causes of death.
Discuss falls, poisoning, and asphyxiation as causes of death.
Discuss what to look for to help identify a SIDS related death.
Learn about what SIDS is and the different theories as to the causes.
Discuss the different diseases that can cause death.
Discuss how to avoid mis-classifying deaths.
Learn why death investigations are different than any other type of criminal investigation.
Learn the basics of investigating complaints of victims who are being stalked, and discuss what you can do to help protect them.
Interviews of victims, witnesses, and offenders, along with report writing, are crucial to protecting victims, prosecuting offenders, and not looking foolish on the witness stand. Discuss how to be successful on your domestic violence calls.
Learn what to look for that may identify that a victim has been strangled by their abuser
Learn how to assess injuries and potential risks of a victim at a domestic violence scene
Discuss what to look for and how to assess the need for medical attention for a domestic violence victim
Why don't victims just leave their abusers? Learn the reasons that prevent them from taking action
Discuss how batterers develop into domestic violence offenders
Discuss safeguards you can recommend a place of worship enact to lower their safety & security risks
Learn about different areas a place of worship may be vulnerable from a security standpoint
Discuss safeguards that can be enacted to protect worshipers from sex offenders
Children are vulnerable even in places of worship. Learn how to help protect them in this video.
Discuss the security vulnerabilities of administrative offices in a place of worship
Learn how to assess the interior of a place of worship for safety and security
Discuss how to perform a security evaluation on the exterior of a place of worship
Examine the ethical expectations of Probation and Parole Officers
Examine the role that community correction plays for you as a police officer
Learn what tribunal rule candor is and the ethical standards that apply for Judges in the U.S.
Discuss what you need to know about Attorney Client Privilege from an ethical perspective
Learn about the Code of Ethics in policing and how morality plays into it
Discuss the issue of corruption and deviance in police culture
Define the term deviance in relation to how it affects policing
Learn how technology impacts police deviance and what you must know as a leader
Look at ways technology impacts modern policing and what changes are brought about through technology
Examine the ways a bad economy affects the general workforce in today’s society
Discuss how a bad economy affects policing in society
Examine the evidence based policing and what that means for you as a leader
Look at the historical progression of professional standards in policing
Discuss the basics of the importance of professional standards in policing
Learn how technology influences ethics in today’s policing
Discuss the topic of ethics in policing throughout history
Discuss how to most effectively utilize electronic and social media in today’s age of policing
Define what group think is in relation to leadership
Discuss the different styles of interpersonal communication within your organization
Discuss how your management style can lead to a positive change in your organization
Discuss how your organizational structure affects the behavior of those within your agency
How are your values formed? Rex Scism will discuss different ways each individual forms their belief and value system
Learn about how your leadership style is affected by the generation of each subordinate
Discuss what strategies can be utilized for both communicating and active listening
Describe the steps involved in decision making and communication of those decisions
Discuss how to apply progressive leadership when dealing with policies, orders, and directives in your department
Discuss the X and Y theories in leadership
Discuss the need for growth in those in leadership positions
Discuss the concept of humanistic leadership
Discuss the classifications of supervisors and their roles
How to use a systems thinking process to bring a SWOT Analysis together
Discuss the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, & Threat Analysis and technology considerations
Discuss the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, & Threat Analysis in your organizations culture
Discuss the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, & Threat Analysis in the area of conflict
How to use the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, & Threat Analysis in consideration of your dept policies, HR considerations, and political factors
How to use the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, & Threat Analysis in your strategic planning process
How to use the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, & Threat Analysis externally
How to use the Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, & Threat Analysis internally
Learn why ethical leadership is so important in today's policing
Discuss how you as a leader can help create an ethical culture within your organization
Discuss if it's ever okay to lie as a leader
Learn how your discretion can have an impact on your choices as a leader
Learn what a leaders responsibility is and who they are accountable to
What makes a successful leader? This roll call training will discuss how to gauge success.
Discuss how to handle ethical dilemmas when you're a leader
This roll call will talk about how ethics, integrity, values, and virtues are interconnected.
Discuss ethics as it relates to the social code
Discuss personality stages and thinking from an ethical leadership perspective
Learn how to identify and describe a dog when writing a report.
Learn how to approach and talk to an unknown dog when you encounter them on the street.
Learn what stats show regarding active school shooters and what your response should be based on these stats.
Training school staff in active shooter and security techniques is completely different than training officers. Learn the important factors to consider when conducting such training.
This roll call demonstrates the action/reaction drill that allows officers to experience an action/reaction situation in a safe environment. The goal of this drill is to demonstrate how quickly things evolve and that an officer's reaction is always going to be slower than the suspect's action in real life.
This roll call demonstrates to officers some tips and tricks to avoid escalating a feeding frenzy situation in which many officers engage one person who is showing aggression. The video highlights issues such as communication, an officer's focus, and tactics to help mitigate an officer's risk when in this situation.
Discuss the comprehensive child recovery strategy and dispatch's role and training in regard to Amber Alerts.
Lip compression, or tightening of the lips, is a good indicator that an individual is withholding information or has an opinion.
Discuss the laws of human behavior, elicitation techniques, and how to detect lies.
Blink rate is an indicator of untruthfulness or stress. Attention to blink rate can be a valuable tool during questioning.
Multiple suspects with the exact same story and timeline is a good indicator that the story has been rehearsed. Asking an individual to go backward in the timeline can cause their story to fall apart.
Attacks on officers can be tied to appearance, fitness level, and how you carry yourself. Learn how to avoid giving fearful cues that may elicit an attack.
A bait question is something you can ask in almost any given situation to determine if someone has something to hide. Learn how to raise the stakes before asking your bait question.
Discuss ways to improve decision-making skills and becoming more adaptive.
Discuss the need for law enforcement to take the necessary measures to prevent crises from happening and the need for departments to have a plan of action in case a crisis does occur.
Discuss options-based responses for active assailant events.
Reflect on ways officers can deal/cope with trauma related events that occur on the job.
Discuss ways officers can talk and be open about law enforcement health.
Consider the ways a department can improve its mental health and create a culture that is open about psychological wellness.
Discuss encounters and understanding the signs of adults and children on the autism spectrum.
Discuss how personal social media use by officers could create issues.
Consider elements of safe techniques when encountering aggressive canines in the field.
Outline recommended procedures to implement when dealing with a missing person investigation
Outline ways officers can ensure a child's safety when arresting parents or caretakers
Define vicarious liability and ways to establish policies to reduce liability in the police agency
Reflect on the psychological responses and transitions officers may have when involved in a shooting
Define professionalism, the criteria of professionalism, and how to handle difficult situations as it relates to law enforcement
Reflect on the use of force continuum, the force options officers have, and how these options correlate to the continuum
Consider force, the use of force continuum, use of force involving arrests, and what constitutes necessary force
Discuss juvenile offenders in different aspects and the waiver of rights
Deconstruct a search warrant by dividing it into its components, advantages, and possible pitfalls
Justify the standard of reasonableness, exceptions to searches, consent to searches, and procedural steps to lawful searches.
Consider the fourth amendment, its importance to law enforcement, probable cause, and the building blocks of probable cause
Define suspicion, as well as the appropriate responses to suspicious activity, frisks, and lawful arrests.
Define an active violence event and discuss emergency practices when an active violence event is occurring at your PSAP.
Define an active violence event and discuss the best practices to implement when handling calls related to the active violence event.
Define an active violence event, the commonalities of these events as well as its five phases, and the time frame of these events.
Define servant leadership and the qualities of being a servant leader in your 9-1-1 center.
Differentiate between corrective actions and disciplinary measures, and discuss forms of corrective actions to improve specific employee behaviors
Distinguish the safety concerns for officers with geolocation services and devices
Define cyber security, employee awareness, and rules to enact to ensure protections and accountability
Consider internet vulnerabilities of the law enforcement agency and countermeasures to take to ensure protection of vital information
Facilitate ways to write police reports grammatically correct with complex information and with the future of the police report in mind
Integrate the five universal truths into 9-1-1 calls, and discuss ways to handle difficult calls, including calls that are verbally abusive.
Discuss the frequency of force, when force is appropriate, legal aspects of force, and misunderstanding about police use of force.
Comment on the sovereign citizen movement, the belief and actions of sovereign citizens, and interactions officers may have with these individuals
Define servant leadership, servant values, and the qualities of being an effective leader in the PSAP
Develop tactics to deter and detect school shooters as well as conduct drills to prevent potential threats
Discuss officer involved domestic violence and policies law enforcement agencies can implement to identify and prevent this abuse
Correlate the growing usage of the internet with solicitation of minors by online perpetrators
Plan for preparedness in the case of disasters or emergencies for the reunification of children and family.
Discuss child abusers, their grooming techniques, suspicious behavior, and how these exploiters avoid detection.
Discuss statistics for missing persons and the methods and modes of abduction
Discuss ways to de-escalate a situation involving individuals with mental illness
Consider the three components to resolving a situation
Discuss interpersonal communication and its skill set, performance improvement plans (PIP), and handling difficult conversations with employees.
Detect the indicators of deaf or hard-of-hearing drivers, and discuss ways to effectively communicate with these individuals
Fentanyl, Opioids, and Naloxone (Narcan) Use
Discuss search warrants and the precautions officers should take especially when writing affidavits.
Discuss the primary aggressor, searches, interviews with the victim(s), forms and risk assessments.
Assess the importance of handling 911 calls involving domestic violence, including the victim's, perpetrators, and any additional information
Define racial profiling, plan a self-improvement model, and explain the importance of social intelligence and acceptance
Discuss the community's perception of law enforcement, define diversity, and explain why appreciating diversity is important to an officer's role
Define drug interdiction, fronting and indicators, and explain different types of indicators
Define and consider biases that exist and how they affect and officers role
Discuss ways to exchange information when a language barrier exists
Define human trafficking, the criminalization protocols, and steps to identify and assist victims.
Argue the benefits and detriments of using body worn cameras.
Discuss data pertaining to active shooter events in K-12 schools
Discuss different ways to handle calls involving autism.
Determine how practicing mindfulness can help LE deal with stress and improve mental health
Discuss characteristics of recognizing autism and recommended behaviors for law enforcement.
Discuss/demonstrate the guideline of the 21 foot rule
Discuss the comprehensive child recovery strategy and how Amber Alerts can be successful.
Discuss Law Enforcement's role and best practices when dealing with active shooter events
Important facts about the spread of the coronavirus and what steps officers can take to protect themselves.
One idea on being able to see the sights better.
Techniques for properly pressing the trigger and how to follow through on the sights.
How and what to carry off duty.
Practice techniques for strong and support hand only reloading.
How to set up, practice and clear a stove pipe malfunction in your handgun.
How to practice and clear a failure to fire on your handgun.
The purpose of this course is to increase officer safety by improving the quality officer and citizen encounters through five key aspects called the Think CLEAR Approach.
This course is designed to provide law enforcement and corrections officers with knowledge to recognize, prepare for, and react to encountering blood and other potentially infectious materials in common law enforcement and corrections workplaces. This course will familiarize officers with common elements of exposure control plans, different types of personal protective equipment (PPE), and some of the common bloodborne and airborne pathogens that officers may be exposed to in their work environments.
Every year in the U.S., there are an estimated 250,000 cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The average survival rate is 10%. This course provides a sample Telecommunicator CPR protocol based on the CPR LifeLinks initiative created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This course explains the importance of implementing a T-CPR protocol in the PSAP, teaches the telecommunicator how to recognize the symptoms of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, provides a sample protocol of T-CPR instructions, and explains how to overcome barriers on OHCA calls.
On average, one in every three households that officers respond to have a dog present. This course provides officers with best practices to follow when encountering dogs on the job. Some of the topics discussed are the types of aggression that dogs exhibit, problems officers face during dog encounters, and writing reports involving dogs. The course will also demonstrate tools of the trade that offer less-lethal options for dogs.
All law enforcement officers will be required to testify regularly during their careers. Whether a seasoned veteran, a rookie fresh out of the academy, or somewhere in between, officers will receive instruction, tips, and techniques to help prepare them for their courtroom experiences. This helps officers feel more comfortable in the witness chair and become more effective witnesses.
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 how to use the Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook to gain vital information about hazardous materials.
This short course is designed to give law enforcement an understanding of basic commands in Spanish.
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.
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.
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. In many cases, SROs and local law enforcement officers are responsible for delivering training to staff members without any prior knowledge of site-specific limitations in security infrastructure, communication assets, or emergency response protocols. 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.
This course will assist in the establishing, selecting, and training of school resource officers. Participants will learn about the responsibilities of law enforcement on school property both administratively and legally, mentorship of students, and training of staff and students. The course also covers methods to help create partnerships and resources for parents, students, and staff.
Wellness can be defined as “the state of being in good physical, emotional, social, spiritual and intellectual health, especially as an actively pursued goal." Police literature related to wellness tends to focus on what needs to do be done within a broad mental or physical scope to minimize the threat of injury or death among law enforcement officers of all ranks. These dimensions are made up of five “domains” which are critical to surviving the cumulative effect of living the police life. Getting too far out of balance in these domains damages our overall wellness and can increase our risk for injury, on-duty death, and suicide.
This course is designed to teach officers important elements of investigating family violence. This includes a discussion of the elements of family violence including national statistics, types of abuse, and identifying the predominant aggressor.
This course is designed to teach officers important elements of investigating sexual assault. This includes a discussion of the elements of sexual assault including national statistics, victim PTSD, and how to interview a victim.
This course is designed to teach officers important elements of investigating sexual offenders. This includes a discussion of the elements of sexual assault including national statistics, sexual offender classification, and characteristics of sexual offenders.
This course will provide information regarding distinguishing between security versus crisis and emphasizing the importance of a safety plan initiative. It will review considerations for adaptation within a plan as well as vulnerability assessments and involvement of crime prevention through environmental design best practices.
This course is designed to train first responders in proper tactics and techniques when responding to an active shooter event. How to park upon arrival, vital equipment, and traveling and bounding to the building are all demonstrated. In addition, communication, clearing and searching rooms, and one to three officer team formations are covered in detail.
This course will provide personnel with conflict prevention and conflict resolution techniques. Officers will learn how to make themselves a tactical communicator and keep themselves physically safe. Verbal de-escalation conflict management training involves using posture and body language, tone of voice, and choice of words for calming a potentially volatile situation before it escalates into violence.
This course is specifically designed to address critical problems in today’s law enforcement when it comes to training on violence prediction, threat recognition, and de-escalation. It addresses these key issues with the aim of saving lives, building community trust, and enhancing compliance on patrol.
From the first line to senior staff, law enforcement officers use communication skills to direct, inform, and persuade others to behave in a certain manner. These techniques help to keep our citizens safe so we can complete our overall mission to “serve and protect.” Understanding how we communicate with others while considering emotions, experiences, and levels of understanding allows us to confer clearer messages and engage in more effective use of our words, actions, and emotions.
From the first line to senior staff, law enforcement officers use communication skills to direct, inform, and persuade others to behave in a certain manner. These techniques help to keep our citizens safe so we can complete our overall mission to "serve and protect." Understanding how we communicate with others while considering emotions, experiences, and levels of understanding allows us to confer clearer messages and engage in more effective use of our words, actions, and emotions.
This course is designed to address close-range knife attacks against officers. The phenomenon is becoming increasingly more common today and is often seen in warrant services, domestic calls, and other officer/subject interactions. Our focus will be on teaching training methods, tactics, and techniques that are simple and direct.
This course is intended to give officers the knowledge to perform a safety and security assessment for any religious facility in their jurisdiction. In the U.S. almost 58% of places of worship have less than 100 members in attendance during a regular worship service. There are many vulnerabilities, besides shootings, that a place of worship may have without realizing it.
The course is specifically designed to address critical problems in today’s law enforcement when it comes to training on violence prediction and threat recognition. It addresses these key issues with the aim of saving lives, building community trust, and enhancing compliance on patrol.
This course explores racial profiling and aims to assist law enforcement officers in navigating appropriate traffic and field stops. Topics covered include legal aspects of racial profiling, elements of inappropriate and appropriate traffic stops, and profiling as it relates to reasonable suspicion of criminal activity.
This course explores racial profiling and aims to assist law enforcement officers in navigating elements of inappropriate and appropriate traffic stops and profiling as it relates to reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, especially drug couriering.
This course explores racial profiling and aims to assist law enforcement officers in navigating appropriate traffic and field stops. Topics covered include legal aspects of racial profiling, logical and social arguments against racial profiling, and elements of inappropriate and appropriate traffic stops.
This course is designed to educate officers on the application of deadly force in required situations. The course will cover taxing mental phases an officer will go through after an officer-involved shooting as well as the liability the officer and agency may face.
This course will discuss five elements used in the prior analysis of a scene, expand on four elements that an officer must recognize and control in every encounter, and discuss five helpful tools used in redirecting someone's behavior using verbal persuasion. This course will also discuss verbal appeals and what happens when the officer recognizes that words are no longer an option.
Hiring the right fit and preparing those employees for a lifelong journey in mental and physical wellness in this profession and beyond is the foundation of this course. It contains tools to assist the 9-1-1 professional in managing vicarious trauma and the importance of deploying these resources in daily life.
This course provides an overview of what PSAPs should know when considering implementing a quality assurance process. It discusses the various recommended processes for conducting call review from how the call is answered and processed to how the call is dispatched. The three major disciplines (police, fire, and emergency medical call processing) are discussed in depth. The new APCO/NENA ANS 1.107.1.2015 Standard for the Establishment of a Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement Program for Public Safety Answering Points is also covered.
Ensure you give all citizens access to public safety services by offering a text-to-911 solution. You will be presented with costs as well as technical and operational considerations when making decisions to deploy a solution.
This course is designed to educate officers on the laws regarding use of force as well as the application of force in required situations. The training is designed to give an officer confidence and credibility when involved in use of force incidents.
Students will integrate an understanding and application of the following measures into their professions: prevention, response, and survival in the face of a new kind of domestic and international terrorism as represented by the attacks in New York City, Littleton, Oklahoma City, and Jonesboro.
This training uses tactical breath work, physical drills, and cognitive behavioral therapy to achieve optimal functioning of the entire psychophysiological system, including increasing mental toughness, enhancing tactical skills, preventing injury, practicing self de-escalation, and more. Participants will learn techniques to use right away along with resources to continue their training.
This course will give the learner specific targets and goals to increase/enhance the safety and security of their court operation. It is designed for the court officer as well as the supervisor to promote continuing awareness of threats and assessments of courthouses.
This course will discuss the best practices for investigating child abuse cases, including appropriate procedures and considerations, interviewing of parents and children, and special investigative issues.
This course will assist law enforcement officers in recognizing indicators of child abuse. The course will cover physical abuse and neglect, emotional abuse and neglect, and sexual abuse.
This course covers an overview of the issue of child abuse, including topics such as the nature of child abuse, possible effects of abuse, family dynamics, characteristics of abusive parents, theories of child abuse, and possible effects of abuse.
This course covers a handful of important subjects, including diversity and inclusion, harassment in the workplace, how to resolve conflict, and managing within the law. Students will recognize the importance of diversity awareness and its impact on their organization and learn about the various types of unlawful harassment in the workplace.
The purpose of this course is to instruct correctional officers on which policies cover the use of force, when and when not to use force, the different levels of force that can be used, the level of force that should be used in a given situation, and the consequences of force used illegally. This course will cover the different types of force that are commonly used in a prison environment, including reasonable force, unnecessary force, excessive force, non-deadly force, and deadly force. Correctional officers will learn that unnecessary and/or excessive force will result in unfortunate outcomes. This course also addresses the rules of engagement in events such as situations where force is used to prevent an escape, an individual unlawfully gaining access to the premises, and when a response/action could cause even more danger to the community. Participants will be trained on the force continuum and that the objectives for transitioning through different levels of force are to persuade, comply, impede, and stop. The training will also focus on laws that center around the rights of inmates and the criminal liability associated with unlawful uses of force.
This course covers the proper administrative procedures to follow when selecting a prisoner for segregation. The appropriate paperwork, prisoner handling, and humane treatment of inmates is discussed in detail. Although tailored to a prison setting, many of the procedures can also apply to jails and holding cells in police stations.
This course will focus on maximizing the benefit and credibility of security audits. Physically counting inmates to ensure around-the-clock accountability of all inmates assigned to the institution is the very heart of institutional security. Correctional professionals are expected to confine inmates and not allow them to be released until they have completed their sentences. Therefore, this course will provide training to enable understanding to account for, confine, control, and manage inmates through formal and informal counts.
This course educates correctional officers on ethics, values, and principles. It details the types of failures that can befall officers who lack a strong belief system. The goal of the course is to help officers recognize issues that can lead to dismissal, criminal charges, and even bodily harm from improper character and behavior within a facility.
This course provides a basic understanding of the Prison Rape Elimination Act. It also discusses your duties as a first responder, how the coordinated response works, and what you can expect in the investigation process of an alleged sexual abuse. The duties of the first responder are one of the critical components to protect the alleged victim from further abuse and provide a safe and secure environment.
This course provides a basic understanding of the Prison Rape Elimination Act and its core concepts. PREA was implemented to prevent sexual abuse and sexual harassment in confinement.
The primary objective of this course is to provide instruction in surveillance of inmates, staff, and visitors in all areas of the institution. This is to ensure that institution resources are managed reasonably and to establish a safe and healthful environment that is free of dangerous weapons and other contraband or clutter that create fire or other hazards.
This course will provide a basic understanding of how you can effectively manage and communicate with LGBTI, transgender, and intersex inmates within your facility. This course will also provide the basic principles and standards for managing LGBTI, transgender, and intersex inmates.
Cultural diversity continues to be a major focal point of the workplace and our communities. In this course, students will learn how having a healthy perspective on diversity makes an organization more effective by capitalizing on all the strengths of each employee. This course will allow officers to explore cultural differences in our personal and professional lives and learn how to embrace these differences without allowing them to become stumbling blocks. Officers will learn how to combat negative stereotypes and prejudices in the workplace by communicating effectively and promoting positive behaviors.
This course is designed to familiarize the learner with the history and recent developments of the halfway house, community residential programs, and programs for juveniles. The course is structured in such a way that the learner will understand the effectiveness of these facilities as well as the treatment options within these facilities. The course will also examine special populations ranging from sex offenders to mentally disordered offenders to female offenders.
This course will discuss all aspects of the criminal trial, including topics such as the steps of the trial, the constitutional rights of the trial, presumption of innocence, proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and more.
This course covers two separate and interesting topics. The first is eyewitness identification and the other is entrapment. The course will discuss how mistaken eyewitness identification is the leading cause of wrongful convictions and will address topics such as due process and the right to counsel.
This lecture covers two separate but critical topics. The first is eyewitness identification and the other is entrapment. Mistaken eyewitness identification is the leading cause of wrongful convictions, and this course will address topics such as Due Process and the Right To Counsel. Entrapment is concerned with excessive police action that can oppress individuals, and it is concerned with fairness in the criminal justice system. As such, we will address topics such as the original, objective and subjective tests of entrapment, and proof of disposition.
This course is about police interrogation of criminal suspects and their admissions and confessions. This lecture is about more than the 1966 Miranda case and its four warnings, repeated endlessly on TV cop shows.
The Sixth Amendment guarantees criminal defendants a number of trial rights, including an impartial local jury and the right to subpoena witnesses. However, the right to counsel is most important.
This course is about arrests and investigative, or Terry, stops. Unlike in popular media where arrests are often violent, in reality most arrests rarely involve any violence. Nevertheless, arrests pose the threat of physical harm to the officer, the arrestee, and bystanders. Taking a person into custody can be traumatic, especially if the suspect is innocent.
This course covers five essential Fourth Amendment doctrines. These are: the search warrant; the expectation of privacy doctrine, also known as the Katz doctrine named after the 1967 case that reoriented and revolutionized Fourth Amendment law; the evidentiary standard of probable cause; the plain view doctrine; and consent searches, where people voluntarily give up their Fourth Amendment rights.
This course covers three topics: remedies for constitutional violations; an overview of the Fourth Amendment, also known as the search and seizure amendment; and the Fourth Amendment exclusionary rule, which covers police practices like arrests, automobile stops, and warrantless searches.
This lecture reviews four foundations of criminal procedure that help explain Supreme Court decisions.
This course explores the impact of the video game industry on school violence along with how parents can contribute to a healthier child in their home. Col. Grossman also expounds on his Bulletproof Mind course, addressing how police officers can prepare for and survive violent encounters both physically and mentally. Students will learn how to avoid post traumatic stress syndrome.
This course provides in-depth training on predicting terrorist attacks and effective police response to such attacks. Col. Grossman believes “the greatest achievement is the crime that did not happen." Preparations to deter and delay terrorist attacks are discussed, and Col. Grossman teaches responders to “think outside the box” when utilizing non-traditional resources in response to terrorist assaults.
This course examines school massacres, particularly common denominators and preventative actions that can be taken by school administrators and law enforcement. Internal and external threats are discussed, providing valuable training on how to deter, detect, and defeat attacks. Effective police response to active school shootings is also discussed. Officers will learn how to work with educators to make their local schools safer at little or no expense.
This course will cover a wide array of dangers that can exist in schools beyond just violence. Since violence is not a leading cause of death in schools, preparing for weapons assaults and active shooter events should be just one piece of the school safety puzzle. This course will begin at the strategic level before moving into specific areas. Participants will engage in a virtual site assessment through photographs and video clips taken by the presenter around the country.
This dynamic, fast-paced, informative, and fascinating session will help dispel many of the school safety myths that dominate the American media and popular perception of school staff, students, and parents. Course participants will hear a brief historical overview of major school safety incidents followed by tangible and practical real world action steps to make school a safer place where children can learn more effectively. This session will emphasize evidence-based, research-backed and assessment-based concepts.
In this course you will learn why most school emergency operations plans fail when tested by a major crisis and how to develop viable plans under the U.S. Department of Education and Jane’s models. Considered by many to be the most advanced session of its type anywhere, this detailed and information-packed session will examine the key role of law enforcement when working with partners in education, other responding agencies, and emergency management personnel during major incidents.
This course will examine the national and state efforts in developing and implementing protection strategies relating to children and seniors. The AMBER Alert and Silver Alert initiatives will be examined with particular attention given to best practices for law enforcement to follow.
Telecommunicators within the 9-1-1 industry endure severe and repetitive stressors throughout their careers. This course highlights what body systems are affected by stress, how those systems respond to and recover from stress, and how the telecommunicator can effectively manage stress for a more productive life.
A front-line supervisor in the PSAP is quite possibly the hardest yet most powerful position in the agency. This course will review a few of the biggest obstacles supervisors encounter and give best practices techniques to handle them. The discussion will cover the basic skills, knowledge, and abilities needed in supervision; various leadership methods; conflict resolution; counseling & disciplinary; proper documentation; and knowing your overall mission.
This course emphasizes how stress affects human health and behavior. Stress can affect a person psychologically, emotionally, and physically. The course will examine how stress affects such diseases as cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. Stress can also be related to environmental factors such as job and family life. Telecommunicators will learn stress management techniques that will aid them in dealing with stress on a daily basis.
Servant leadership turns the power pyramid upside down. Instead of the people working to serve their leader, the leader is there to serve their people. In this session, learn how you can use this philosophy of serving to unlock, drive, motivate, and create higher-performing teams and better-fulfilled employees.
This course is designed to define terms associated with an active violence event, identify tactics used by first responders with which the telecommunicator may not be familiar, and discuss options when a person finds themselves in an active violence event.
This one-hour session will cover various personnel issues and explore options for addressing these issues. Supervisors often feel frustrated and helpless when confronted with negative behaviors from their employees. This course will review successful tactics that can be used to help guide the employees back to positive productivity.
Interpersonal communication skills are essential for developing working and personal relationships. This course will explore the various skills involved with interpersonal communication. It will introduce you to why these skills are beneficial, how they are used, and when to use them. We will also cover the importance of handling confrontation properly, identifying triggers that could cause you to lose your temper, and how to manage difficult relationships.
Intimidated by HR? You don’t have to be! This course explains the laws pertaining to FMLA, ADA, and hiring in basic terms. Real-world examples will clarify their purpose, and we will further separate myth from fact by examining what they mean for daily operations in the PSAP. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of the most common HR issues and resources to help learn more.
Most supervisors view counseling and discipline as the most undesirable part of their job. However, they serve a vital purpose, and when done correctly and consistently, counseling and discipline can foster a productive and cohesive work environment. This course provides methods for conducting counseling and explains the concept of progressive discipline as well as the benefits of doing it effectively.
This course will explore national standards for call answering and call screening for 9-1-1 call centers.
This course will provide an understanding of the impact and challenges of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) emergency on telecommunicators, responders, and family members and how to incorporate those challenges into skills needed to gather information when processing these calls for service.
Using actual surveillance videos from the Toronto 18 case as well as a first-person narrative by the police agent in the case, viewers will understand how and where radicalization can occur, what possible counter radicalization methods can be used, and how quickly local investigations can become international ones.
Statement Analysis® is the process of analyzing how a person phrases his or her statement in an effort to determine if the person is being truthful or deceptive. People will always word their statement based on all their knowledge. Therefore, their statement may contain information they did not intend to share. People will provide more information than what they realize. The problem is they sometimes give more information than what the interviewer realizes. This course will show you what to look for in a verbal and written statement in order to determine if a person is lying or telling the truth.
This course is designed to provide the interviewer with the smart practices to manage each interview and gain compliance and cooperation from the interview subject. A confession is NOT the objective. The objective is information.
This course covers the basic principles of behavior analysis that are the foundation to a successful interview as well as how to make an accurate credibility assessment of any statement. It also discusses the narrative-based interview method for recovering the maximum amount of information during interviews of victims, witnesses, or offenders. Participants will learn about facts and fiction regarding reliable verbal and nonverbal cues of deception.
This course is designed to teach law enforcement officers about evidence submission to units in many forensic services laboratories. The course includes the scope of service of typical forensic units; suggestions on the collection, preservation, packaging, documentation, and submission of evidence to the units; limitations of service that might be encountered; and report interpretations.
This unclassified presentation will examine the role that social media plays in ISG cyber operations through screenshots of first-person conversations conducted with ISG foreign terrorist fighters from the West (including Europe) as well as their supporters.
This course discusses the history of social media, how social media platforms work and what can be determined from profiles. Additionally, it will discuss how to copy and preserve social media profiles, how to trace profile creators, current software, and other investigative techniques necessary.
This course provides a basic overview of cybercrime, cyberthreats, vulnerabilities, and cyber security responses by law enforcement. It outlines strategies to reduce vulnerabilities through cyber security measures. The course ends by looking into the future to see what may be ahead and the challenges it may pose to law enforcement
In this course the attendee will be instructed in internet crime investigations. The student will learn about IP addressing and how to identify the source of internet crimes. Then the attendee will be familiarized with social network sites such as Facebook and how to use the sites as a source for data during an investigation. Next the student will learn how to investigate emails, including “phishing” scams and how the source of the email can be identified. Lastly the student will be instructed on common anonymizers, throw away emails, and other ways of hiding the source of the crime.
Whether encountering firearms or investigating firearms-related crimes, it is imperative to understand the nature of firearms in the United States. This course will cover many topics including firearms commerce, firearms recognition, and firearms investigations.
The goal in a criminal investigation is not only to corroborate and refute statements provided by the victim, suspect, and witness but also to utilize physical evidence to provide answers to the questions which arise during the investigation. The aim of this process is to recognize and preserve physical evidence that will yield reliable information to aid in the investigation.
Eyewitness evidence is critical to the apprehension and prosecution of criminals. Since 1989, DNA evidence has been used to exonerate nearly 200 individuals that were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. Of those, approximately 75% were convicted on evidence that included inaccurate and faulty eyewitness identifications. Research has proven that a number of small changes to the identification process will help improve the accuracy and reliability of eyewitness identification, ensuring that the highest quality of eyewitness evidence is collected and preserved.
This course will take an in-depth look at the Fourth Amendment (search and seizure) as well as the requirements of probable cause and affidavits. This course will also show you how to make sure your warrants are valid every time.
Death investigations are complex and unique. No other criminal investigation is as demanding or requires as much specific expertise. This course will provide the new death investigator with the requisite knowledge needed to manage a death scene and a death investigation effectively.
Officers will see firsthand how criminal patrol techniques can yield large and small drug and other type arrests from traffic stops and other legal contacts. Officers will also learn of the incredibly advanced concealment places in land vehicles where smugglers and other people involved with drugs hide the drugs, weapons, and currency.
This training course is designed to increase the knowledge and effectiveness of investigators in the recognition, use, and display of information that can be derived from background research and cellular data records. Students will receive instruction on mapping results from cell phone tower reports, cell phone technology definitions, understanding the informational records, and what information can be obtained from cell phone providers.
Crime and accident scenes cannot physically be presented in court nor can numerous objects and situations. Therefore, the court recognizes the next best evidence—the photograph. This three-hour course is designed to teach basic and advanced photographic techniques that are required to document crime scenes and accident scenes for investigative purposes and court presentation.
This refresher course is designed for experienced law enforcement professionals who want to sharpen and update their report writing skills. Topics include police terminology, bullet style, current trends in report writing, principles for organizing and writing reports, strategies for avoiding common errors, and techniques for writing reports efficiently.
This course will identify the legal justifications for using force, explain the constitutional legal standard used to evaluate force, discuss the purpose of a force continuum, identify the primary factors used to determine the reasonableness of force, identify the levels of subject resistance and corresponding force options, and identify the criteria for using deadly force.
This two-hour course will discuss the most common theories and practices of the sovereign citizen movement and provide vital information about this growing challenge. Additionally, it will discuss the movement’s ever-changing tactics and techniques, ways to better identify and recognize the sovereign citizen, and what to do when encountering a sovereign citizen.
This course will cover basic premises of the Koga Institute related to the police role in arrest, emotional control, the concept of control, and the use of pain compliance and leverage. Specific, humane, and effective basic control holds will be demonstrated and explained in detail. The control holds demonstrated are a small part of the Koga system which is a more comprehensive system of arrest control, baton, crowd control, and police tactics.
This course explores the many issues and problems police officers commonly face with stress in their careers. The first hour outlines the traps into which many officers fall, the difference between stress and trauma, and how critical incidents and cumulative stress can shorten a career. In the second hour, students will learn several easy steps by which they can avoid the impacts of chronic stress.
This course takes a psychological look at a very real phenomenon within the ranks of law enforcement from lessons learned in military conflict concerning the psychology of killing. Although every police officer will not face the reality of taking a life in the line of duty, we owe it to our officers to prepare them for the potential in terms of psychological processes involving remorse, rationalization, isolation, and social tolls. This course contains important insights to apply in managing the aftermath of officer-involved shootings.
This one-hour training course is taken from the book On Combat and produced with the author Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. This course examines the psychological and physiological effects of fight related stress on the body and mind of those engaged in potentially lethal conflict.
Law enforcement agencies have generally ignored officer-involved domestic violence and allowed batterers to continue wearing a badge, enforcing domestic violence laws that they violate themselves. This program encourages law enforcement officials to adopt zero tolerance for this. The program also describes the many stressors of a law enforcement career and how to deal with those stressors.
This course will examine current trends and explore research data as it relates to missing and abducted children. The course will cover NISMART II study, Washington State child homicide study, infant abductions, and child homicides. The course will also explore the 1992 disappearance and murder of Kassandea Ann Trimmier. The course will help officers with the critical first steps in their response to a missing child case.
This course is intended as an introduction to issues related to responding to and investigating missing and exploited children cases.
Many law enforcement personnel do not receive adequate mental health training, which can result in ineffective and sometimes fatal outcomes. This course is designed to train first responders how to handle Point-of-Impact Crisis Intervention Situations for persons with special needs, including Long-Term EDP (Emotionally Disturbed Person with mental health issues), chemical abuser (under the influence of or suffering the aftermath of alcohol or drug abuse), or Short-Term EDP (a person in crisis now)—or sometimes all three. The course will focus on the development of a non-intrusive yet effective crisis intervention protocol that addresses the safety needs of both the first responder(s) and the person(s) in crisis. The 1st edition is taught by Gary Klugiewicz. The 3rd edition instructor is Mike Kennedy.
This course focuses on procedures and communication techniques when interacting with drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Firearms training for law enforcement demands more than mastering the fundamentals of marksmanship. It also must include a clearly defined set of priorities to guide police officers in the use of firearms. With guidance from firearms expert Greg Lee, this series will teach officers ways to master and maintain an appropriate level of combat accuracy under realistic time-constrained conditions, empowering them to perform quickly and efficiently without sacrificing safety.
This course focuses on the recognition, awareness, and response to opioid-related threats. Those who take this course will learn about the trends in packaging and distribution methods of fentanyl and other opioids. The training material will explain how recognition and awareness can reduce the risk of exposure. The course will identify what symptoms to look for if accidental exposure has occurred and the steps that must be followed to handle the situation.
This course will cover the various aspects of operating a police vehicle in an emergency operation situation. Topics will include the Vanessa K. Free Act, vehicle inspection, vehicle dynamics, control techniques, defensive driving, victim’s perspective, liability issues, and pursuit driving.
A proactive response by law enforcement to domestic violence incidents is key to a successful case. Knowing the state statutes, understanding the victim’s plight, using your training to read a crime scene, and conducting a thorough and complete interview will enhance the chances of the case.
Tactical communication training will provide you with career-building, career-changing, and even career-saving conflict prevention and conflict resolution communication tactics. You will learn how to be a tactical communicator and keep yourself safe while reducing stress when dealing with citizens, fellow professionals, and people in your personal life.
This course contains three parts: multicultural law enforcement elements in terrorism and disaster preparedness applicable to homeland security; response strategies for crimes motivated by hate/bias and racial profiling centered on laws, investigations, prosecutions, reporting, and monitoring; and cultural effectiveness for law enforcement using community policing and multicultural response strategies for gangs, the homeless, and the mentally ill.
This course concentrates its efforts toward providing content within the context of policing in the 21st century. Law enforcement officers are faced with diverse issues and diverse people (externally and internally) daily. This course focuses heavily on understanding the need to accept and manage diversity, understanding law enforcement culture, understanding how to self-assess and recognize hidden biases, and understanding how to develop a process of continuously becoming culturally competent.
In May 2015, the United States Department of Justice released the comprehensive findings of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. That report summarized six primary findings related to nearly every facet of criminal justice, including training and education. This course satisfies multiple areas covered in the task force report and consists of two primary modules designed to expand participant knowledge in the areas of implicit bias, cultural diversity, mental illness, emotional intelligence, effective de-escalation strategies, and community policing.
This course examines intrinsic bias, specifically how bias influences our lives, how to develop strategies to be aware of our hidden bias, and a framework for us to apply in not only our professional but personal lives to identify when negative bias may be providing influence. We will look at what intrinsic bias is (both the positive and negative side of it), how it influences the decision-making process, and how EQ (specifically empathy) helps us identify our bias and gain an understanding of those we work with and serve.
This course is designed to increase the law enforcement community's awareness of the issue of human trafficking through the exposure of information including: victim identification, investigation, rescue and prosecution considerations, referral and service providers' availability, the critical need for development of a coordinated community response, and the interconnectivity of state, federal, and global human trafficking concerns.
Child abuse investigators face a tough task. Child sex abuse is one of the worst crimes committed against children but the least reported. This course will assist officers in getting the information in a non-leading way so that the prosecutor can take it directly to trial. Profiling the predators in these cases will help officers in their interrogation of the suspects. The physical abuse tips will assist officers in gaining the child’s confidence and putting the child at ease while disclosing. This course has four active editions; 3rd, 4th, & 5th by Thomas Tittle and 6th by Jim Sears.
Firefighters, EMTs, and law enforcement officers often find themselves involved with situations involving bodily fluids, such as blood, which could possibly contain some type of pathogens. This course will increase the responder’s awareness in identifying the bodily fluids and diseases, how exposure may occur, and what to do if the responder believes there was an exposure.
This is an introductory course in the use of the computer, the use of the Internet for research, and the use of computer/business application software within a Windows environment using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. This course is geared toward those with little or no knowledge of computer use.
This course will provide tools to increase awareness of behaviors that might indicate an autism spectrum disorder or closely associated cognitive disability. The course aims to increase the likelihood that officers will respond more safely and effectively by having a basic understanding of why certain persons behave the way they do.
Participants will be exposed to the DISC personality diagnostic instrument in an effort to understand their communication and behavior patterns. Further, each personality type will be examined to assist each participant in understanding how to interact and communicate with individuals of different personalities. At the conclusion, each participant should have a basic understanding of how and why interactions with others are affected by personality.
As public servants in law enforcement, fire service, and government agencies, you have devoted your career to benefiting citizens and society. This course provides a road map of how to utilize and shape the competencies you have acquired in your public service career and reinvent who you are into who you will be in your next private industry career.
This course features fundamental leadership concepts designed to enhance the overall knowledge, skill, and ability of line function employees from public safety, government sector, and private sector organizations who are preparing for future leadership roles within the organization.
This course aims to present research findings concerning the nature of small groups and to bring to light patterns of behavior associated with them. We will explore ways to identify and work through conflict within small task groups. We will also learn about the role of a participant observer and how that role can help you, both as a team leader and as a team member, move your group forward toward success.

This course will discuss the importance of a strategic plan, including its design and implementation as well as the value of its components. Additionally, the course will discuss how to utilize a strategic plan to engage the community in designing the role police play in the community.
Individuals (both pre-service and in-service) and agency managers will be provided with practical, real-life tools necessary to manage their personal careers and individual law enforcement agencies in a professional manner and to show how to not endanger their careers and/or damage their agency’s reputation. Information regarding career killers, individual and agency liability, and how to introduce and manage a Personnel Early Warning System (EWS) is reviewed by a 40-year, nationally-known law enforcement manager and trainer.
The success of any organization is dependent upon the quality of personnel it attracts and retains. This course provides a comprehensive approach for identifying individuals who fit with the agency, where they are located, and how to attract them. Once individuals are attracted and developed to serve their communities, trained leaders must constantly work to protect that investment by identifying and limiting those factors that cause increased levels of attrition. This course will also identify the most common causes and solutions for employee turnover.
This course will serve as a primer for identifying key players within the environment and how to build successful relationships with each. It is not designed to be a comprehensive course in organizational politics. The course is a must for leaders who want to maneuver effectively within the organizational environment and be more successful at gaining the support and resources needed by their organization.
This course is designed for internal affairs investigators or supervisors tasked with conducting administrative investigations. This class discusses the basic legal and operational principles in conducting administrative investigations, focusing on the constitutional protections afforded officers under investigation and the relationship between employers and employees.
This course explores the relationship between human fatigue and important biological functions that impact not only personal well-being and officer safety but organizational liability and overall risk management.
For the first time ever, there are four generations in our law enforcement agencies, and there are six living generations in America. Each group is distinct and has unique likes and dislikes, behaviors, attributes, and characteristics.
This course will provide officers with the information necessary to complete a daily observation report for the San Jose Model of field training. This course will discuss the purpose of the scale value system, the behavioral anchor approach, and the use of the standard evaluation guidelines. Common performance appraisal errors will also be addressed in the training. At the conclusion of this course, officers will be able to properly complete a daily observation report.
This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the proper steps to correct poor performance in new recruits. This course will discuss initial instruction, adult learning theory, and common methods used to correct a new recruit's performance in the training program. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to provide guidance and training to correct a new recruit's mistakes.
This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to apprenticeship programs for law enforcement, corrections, communications, fire, and emergency medical services. This course will focus on the San Jose Model of field training; however, it will also briefly discuss other field training models.
This course provides participants with a pragmatic understanding, reflection, and discussion of ethical issues and dilemmas in life and the workplace.
This course explores ideas and information in and around ethical decision-making as it pertains to law enforcement. Officers will understand the need for law enforcement practitioners to make informed, ethical judgments. Being ethical pertains to how an individual arrives at conclusions relating to what is right and what is wrong. Individual beliefs vary; therefore, people should attempt to achieve a position that results in fairness and equity within society and respects individual beliefs.
This course explores how police can effectively use crime mapping and analysis to adopt data-driven policing strategies to help reduce crime and enhance safety in their communities. The basics of crime mapping and its use in crime analysis are discussed including the types of maps you may use, the use of geographic information systems (GIS) in law enforcement, displaying and interpreting data shown on maps, and issues surrounding data quality and management.
This course is a must for law enforcement leaders and managers at every level of an organization. Course participants will be introduced to a process known as a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis, a critical and valuable managerial tool used to assess the current status of an agency, division, unit, or squad.
This course is designed for chiefs, commanders, supervisors, and internal affairs/professional standards unit managers and investigators who are central to the administrative investigative process. This class discusses the legal and operational necessities of administrative investigations, including understanding the critical importance of establishing an effective complaint acceptance process; understanding the difference between rules of engagement for administrative and criminal investigations; understanding the due process rights of public employees (including law enforcement officers) and the procedural requirements of the internal investigations; assessing the value of an agency's early warning/identification process to proactively identify and address potential problems; and understanding the different types of misconduct cases and their impact.
In May 2015, the United States Department of Justice released the comprehensive findings of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. That report summarized six primary findings related to nearly every facet of criminal justice, including training and education. This course satisfies multiple areas covered in the task force report and consists of one module designed to expand participant knowledge in the areas of body-worn cameras and law enforcement’s role regarding electronic recordings by the public.