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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.