Public safety professionals are recognizing a common problem in agencies throughout the country: a small but distinct element in the workforce that generates the overwhelming majority of stress for fellow officers and supervisors. These are an agency’s toxic employees—who can be such a distraction from the agency mission that supervisors and other employees seem to spend more time dealing with internal issues than they spend actually serving and protecting the public.
Toxic employees tend to be perpetual plaintiffs who file baseless grievances, complaints and lawsuits throughout their careers. They work to intimidate supervisors while deflating the morale of their fellow employees due to management’s apparent inability to hold them accountable for their actions.
This webinar will introduce public safety leaders to strategies for:
In law enforcement agencies across the country, there is a natural tendency not to address the signs of police misconduct and personal distress until they reach a critical point—meaning that the professional and personal unraveling of officers is on display for the media, public trust is negatively affected and severe officer discipline, termination or other self-destructive officer outcomes are inevitable. It is vital that agencies break this pattern and embrace pro-active hiring initiatives and early intervention as a method of minimizing the damage ultimately done to officer safety, public safety and officers’ livelihoods when cumulative issues—left untreated—rise to the level of crisis.
This course will prepare public safety professionals, human resources, peer support, civilian support personnel, community advocates and union executives to craft strategies intended to address police misconduct and crisis in the early stages, save careers when possible and increase the safety of law enforcement professionals and the public they serve.
Despite all of the media coverage and public policy demands, most Americans are unfamiliar with what decades of scientific research have revealed about mass shooters. This webinar will involve an overview of the existing research on mass shooters that has been conducted within the fields of psychology, criminology, sociology, and political science. It will address types of mass shooters, as well as the shooters’ backgrounds, motives for killing, and how they carry out their crimes. This information will be offered in the hopes that law enforcement personnel become better informed as they investigate these types of offenders and respond to mass shooting incidents.
Event security staff at special events—concerts, venues, stadiums, conferences, and more—cannot effectively lead people during a crisis situation if they are not building their legitimacy in non-emergency situations.
Training key event staff in verbal communication, de-escalation skills, and emergency response preparedness will not only improve the overall fan experience but will also help maintain order during an unsafe situation.
Furthermore, venue security staff are not naturally equipped to deal with high-risk incidents, such as the threat of terrorism, bomb/IEDs, fire, active shooters, aerial assaults, workplace violence, drones, inclement/severe weather and more.
This two-hour webinar will review how to properly train staff to be best prepared for the unexpected and educate listeners on the potential legal consequences of failing to do so.