On December 18, 2014, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The Task Force Members sought expertise from stakeholders and input from the public through Listening Sessions, teleconferences and written comments as they worked to identify best practices and make recommendations to the President. The Task Force submitted an initial report to the President on March 2, 2015 and released the final report on May 18, 2015, which is available here.
There are multiple recommendations within this report and many require additional training considerations for law enforcement organizations. To that end, our company has implemented an additional training curriculum designed to satisfy the requirements established by this committee. These training programs can be provided anywhere in the country and there are multiple options related to regional training or in-service training programs. In addition, our firm can provide consulting services or recommendations related to all aspects outlined within the report:
- Building Trust and Legitimacy
- Policy and Oversight
- Technology and Social Media
- Community Policing and Crime Reduction
- Training and Education
- Officer Wellness and Safety
This comprehensive 8-hour course examines the concept of implicit bias and how this phenomenon can effect the law enforcement community. An analysis of contemporary cultural diversity challenges, in addition to discussion related to changing demographics and multicultural representation is also included within this course. An analysis of cross cultural communication considerations and specific attributes related to five primary ethnic groups is also covered. Finally, this course explores racial profiling considerations for the law enforcement community and key methods for avoiding conflict within the community. Click here for more information about this course.
This comprehensive 8-hour course examines the law enforcement response to mental illnesses, in addition to mental health and emotional well-being for law enforcement officers. Critical thinking, social intelligence and effective deescalation techniques are also examined, in addition to important steps for crisis mitigation. Click here for more information about this course.
This comprehensive 8-hour course examines primary facets of law enforcement supervision for today’s criminal justice professionals. The course explores the role of law enforcement supervision, in addition to primary leadership fundamentals required for effective departmental management. An in-depth examination of supervisor subordinate relationships is also covered and more information about this course can be found by clicking here.
This comprehensive 8-hour legal course explores current search and seizure considerations, in addition to applicable 21st Century Policing guidelines both line function personnel and supervisors/managers should be familiar with. Both positive and negative aspects of body worn cameras are discussed, in addition to the public’s recording of law enforcement activities, applicable social media concerns and a comprehensive analysis of both civil liability and use of deadly force. More information about this course can be found by clicking here.
This 32-hour program includes a comprehensive overview of contemporary challenges facing today’s law enforcement institutions. The program includes content related to leadership, implicit bias/cultural awareness, use of force considerations, legal/policy considerations, mental illness and officer well-being. If you are looking for a comprehensive course, which covers all 21st Century Policing concerns, this is the one. This course also satisfies all of the new Missouri POST continuing education requirements for 2017. Click here for more information about this course.
This 4-hour course explores the use of body worn cameras, along with perceived benefits, positive and negative impacts, key policy questions, implementation strategies and best practices approaches to use and implementation. Due to recent events involving police use of force, the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) by law enforcement has increased along with public outcry for oversight, transparency, and accountability. This course also covers electronic recordings and includes important factors law enforcement personnel should consider when making the decision to seize and/or prevent data or recordings during enforcement contacts. Finally, an analysis of relevant case law and considerations for seizing electronic media during criminal investigations is also explored. Click here for more information about this course.
This 40-hour course for Police Training Officers (PTOs) takes over where conventional field training officer programs end. The course is designed to help trainees apply policing and problem-solving skills during 15 problem-based learning (PBL) instructional blocks. The PTO model is specifically designed for agencies engaged in the community-oriented policing and problem solving (COPPS) service delivery method. At each stage of the PTO model, the trainer and trainee apply problem solving to their job tasks. This new approach to training provides a foundation for life-long learning that prepares new officers for the complexities of policing today and in the future. It is focused on developing each officer’s learning capacity, leadership abilities, and problem-solving skills. Click here for more information about this course.
This 40-hour course is designed to provide the necessary foundation in effective supervision to current supervisors or those preparing for the supervisory role. Participants will be exposed to a variety of leadership and human performance concepts and this is a comprehensive leadership development course that is open to public safety professionals from law enforcement, EMS, communications or corrections. Civilian support personnel are also encouraged to attend. Comprehensive training modules will expose participants to a variety of subjects related to organizational leadership, supervision and improving performance. Click here for more information about this course.
This 32-hour course is second in our leadership series and is intended for current first line supervisors, managers or senior executives who are either preparing for or engaged with organizational management. The course is segmented into three individual training modules that are designed to encompass a variety of essential management principles. Module I exposes participants to a variety of foundational management principles and strategies, as well as comprehensive discussion related to organizational behavior. Module II exposes participants to essential personnel management philosophies that include communication, ethical considerations and motivation. Module III offers effective human resource considerations, in addition to legal and policy considerations facing today’s managers. Click here for more information about this course.