Course Catalog

Biased-Based Policing Reports: Best Practices

Instructor(s):

In response to CALEA accreditation requirements and / or public allegations of racial profiling, many law enforcement agencies have begun to track the race, ethnicity, and gender of those who are stopped, searched, arrested, and / or were the subject of a use of force by officers.

If not researched and written properly, these reports have the potential to be misinterpreted by the media or community groups, needlessly damage the public image of your agency, undermine the legitimacy of your agency with the public, and lower officer morale. This workshop offers crucial skills necessary to present the information in your report in a manner that minimizes the risk of misinterpretation or manipulation, and presents the work of your agency in the most accurate and professionally responsive manner possible.

The “Out of Car Experience”: Building Trust Within Your Community

Instructor(s):

  • Bill Bongle
    Captain, Green Bay Police Department, WI (Ret.)

Recent events in policing have reaffirmed the need for police agencies to build relationships and trust within their communities.

This training will help the student to understand what communities expect of their police, leverage the power of neighborhoods, mobilize the public, and engage community partners in sharing responsibility for public safety. 

Body-Worn Cameras, Civilian Recordings and Social Media—New Legal Challenges

Instructor(s):

  • Matt Dolan
    Attorney & Director, Dolan Consulting Group, NC

A new level of society-wide transparency has accompanied technological developments in recording and in individuals’ ability to engage in public expression through social media. This has presented law enforcement agencies with new opportunities in identifying suspects, solving crimes and holding officers accountable to agency standards of conduct. It has also presented these agencies with significant challenges. Most notable of these challenges is a level of transparency and scrutiny for officers—on and off the job—that is unprecedented.

Community Policing: Winning Back Your Community

Instructor(s):

Police-community relations is, by all accounts, the most critical issue facing law enforcement in America today. This training seminar presents law enforcement leaders with solutions, based on empirical research and actual practice, for improving citizen satisfaction, citizen confidence, and citizen support for law enforcement officers. This training utilizes the findings from social scientific research to identify what factors influence citizen satisfaction with the police, then provides real-life case study examples to illustrate each of the solutions identified by the research. This training is suited for law enforcement leaders of any rank who engage in directing agency operations and assist in forming departmental policies.

Community-Oriented Policing & Problem Solving: “The Past, Present, and Future of Law Enforcement”

Instructor(s):

Many law enforcement agencies have a reputation of being progressive, forward-thinking and community-oriented. This course was created to help secure and strengthen this reputation with regard to community-oriented policing and problem solving.

Officer and Agency Wellness—Hiring and Retiring Healthy®

Instructor(s):

  • Brian Nanavaty
    Captain, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, IN

According to American Police Beat “somewhere between 2-6 times more officers kill themselves each year than are killed by the bad guys.” Thousands of officers are currently in crisis—experiencing trauma, family and financial distress, behavioral health challenges, substance abuse and other health issues. Employee wellness programs shouldn’t wait for crisis to occur, but should begin during the hiring process and continue through retirement. Both preventative programs and crisis intervention should be utilized to influence the professional and personal lives of employees and their families. When organizations identify healthy applicants and partner with health professionals to maintain employee health, these organizations have the potential to improve morale and productivity while reducing complaints and liability.

Developing Organizational Performance Leadership