Protecting Special Events – Communities celebrate their uniquenessby holding county fairs, carnivals, athletic contests and sporting events. Learn how law enforcement jurisdictions can work with their community partners in planning and preparing for major special events. Topics include reviewing potential hazards; contained vs. uncontained events; areas of protection; traffic control; law enforcement responsibilities, and more.
Law Enforcement and Mental Health – Law enforcement often plays a critical role in responding to the needs of the mentally ill. It is imperative that law enforcement works together with mental health providers to resolve issues of common concern.
Managing the Nexus of Gangs, Guns and Drugs – With an increased understanding of the commonalities and complexities ofjuvenile crime and victimization trends regarding gangs, guns and drugs, and strategies for improving interagency partnerships, we will be more properly prepared to develop comprehensive action plans that reduce crime and violence.
Law Enforcement Liability – In today’s litigious society, law enforcement agencies face many financially-damaging or public image-destroying lawsuits each year. In order to address this problem, law enforcement agencies must be proactive in adopting a risk management initiative to reduce potential liability.
Managing Juvenile Operations – The issues law enforcers face when dealing with juvenile offenders are often different from those faced when dealing with adults. This training aims to increase the law enforcer’s capacity to assess at-risk youth, and to assist communities in creating or improving model processes in which the management of juvenile operations is shared among community agencies.
Court Security and Judicial Threat Management – Whether addressing vulnerability assessments, standards of practice, or planning for high-risk trials, these trainings are designed to provide an introduction to contemporary concepts, law enforcement strategies related to courthouse security, and judicial threat recognition and action strategies.
Minimizing Internet-Based Child Exploitation – Advances in technology bring a parallel increase in the use of that technology by those with criminal intentions toward children. M.I.C.E. is designed for law enforcement executives and personnel who are responsible for preventing and investigating cyber- crimes against children.
Media Relations – It is essential for the Sheriff’s Office to deal with the news media in a fair and professional manner, in order to bolster and maintain mutually-productive relationships. This course offers guidelines to those who serve as spokespersons for their agencies.
Law Enforcement Recruitment – Law enforcement agencies today face a dearth of qualified recruits, and must use every creative and innovative tool available in order to attract desirablecandidates.
Strategic Planning – Strategic planning is a necessary process for any agency, and is the standard against which budgeting, deployment, organizational structure and other implementation elements are regularly measured.
Ethics and Integrity – Recognizing the sometimes-glaring difference between the perception of policing by those in law enforcement vs. the perception by those in the communities being served, this course examines ethics, integrity, and moral behavior in the context of its role in law enforcement.
Effective Interviewing Techniques – This training reviews basic interviewing skills and ways to improve techniques of questioning. All officers and investigators should be able to develop these important skill sets.
Performance Evaluations for Community Policing – Many agencies find it difficult to properly evaluate their community policing initiatives. This course is designed to provide guidance in evaluating individual officers and their community policing activities as well as developing appropriate performance analysis models specifically detailing input, output, and outcomes.
Developing Task Analysis and Job Descriptions for Law Enforcement Organizations – Job analysis is: a process to identify anddetermine in detail particular job duties and requirements and therelative importance of these duties for a given job; and a process where judgments are made about data collected on a job. The job description gains its validity from the job analysis. Without a jobanalysis, a job description cannot be defended if challenged.
A Culturally-based Approach to Tribal Policing – This course examines current issues in the Native American community and illustrates how law enforcement officers can positively police in tribal environments. Native American culture, organizational transformation and partnership development are featured in the course.
Minimizing Workplace Violence – Law enforcers respond to calls for service involving violence in the workplace, ranging from harassment to simple assaults to mass homicides. Learn how law enforcement can work with community employers to minimize the risk of experiencing workplace harassment or violence and the accompanying criminal offenses. Areas addressed include types of threats, risk and protective factors, threat management strategies, risk assessment, target hardening, intervention activities, and emergency action plans.
Sheriffs and School Safety – The Sheriff’s Office may be responsible for responding to calls for service at schools, so they must be prepared for all-hazard incidents, including the conducting of safety assessments, developing school safety plans, and working with Crisis Response Teams.
Multi-Hazard Problem Solving – This course looks at proactive problem-solving initiatives, and discusses the SARA problem-solving model.
Change and Organizational Modifications – Sheriffs and command officers must sometimes modify the methods, procedures and policies of their organization in order to meet changing needs of the community they serve.
Community Policing for Field Training Officers – This course is designed for Field Training Officers (FTOs) and is intended to provide a framework for institutionalizing new officers into the philosophy of community policing. The training aims to increase the FTO’s knowledge of community policing and encourage use of CP principles in all aspects of policing, including, but not limited to: self-initiated activity, stress and non-stress situations, officer safety, control of conflict, problem solving, report writing, investigation and working with citizens.
Continuity of Operations Planning – All governmental entities that provide essential services to the public should have Continuity ofOperations Plans. The focus of this initiative is to examine the nexus of Sheriff’s Office and court operations and how they must worktogether in developing COOP plans in order to continue to provide essential services during an all-hazard incident or pandemic event.
Jail Evacuation and Planning – Evacuation of a jail places specific demands upon jail command staff and officers. This one-day program provides training for command staff, preparing them to develop policies and procedures for a full-scale (and possibly long-term) evacuation of their facility in the event of a terrorist attack or all-hazard incident.
Community Awareness and Partnership Training – This one-day course prepares the community by starting with individuals and their families, ensuring that each family unit is as well prepared as possible for an emergency event affecting the community. The course focuses on mobilization, partnership building, identifying community resources, and establishing goal-oriented coalitions.
Judicial Threat Management – In recent years there have been anumber of high-profile courtroom incidents in which U.S. judges, court administrators, deputies and others have been injured or killed. This course addresses law enforcement strategies related to courthouse security, and threat management recognition and action strategies.
Court Security – This course provides an introduction to contemporary concepts and law enforcement strategies related to courthouse and court security. It addresses vulnerability assessments, courtroom security standards of practice, professional awareness, and planning for high-risk or high-profile trials.