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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

CPTED

Length: 8 hours

This one-day program provides participants with a better understanding of the relationship between the physical environment and opportunities for crime. Specifically, it examines how decisions regarding land use, site or streetscape design, building design, or neighborhood improvement can create a safer environment.

Participants will learn the basic principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and discover planning programs and projects that have successfully reduced or eliminated crime. The course includes case studies and a site visit as examples of CPTED in action.

The training provides an overview of the following topics:

 

  • crime and prevention
  • safe and unsafe surroundings
  • the history and theory of CPTED
  • basic CPTED principles
  • target hardening
  • landscaping and maintenance
  • lighting for safety
  • community planning
  • site plan review and assessments
  • implementing CPTED and identifying resources

 

Audience:

This interactive program is ideal for all law enforcement professionals tasked with addressing crime and quality of life issues in their communities.

Participant Feedback:

“Good class, great instructor. I highly recommend this course for any officer.”

“I learned a great deal about environmental design and how crime prevention plays an important role.”

“The class was an appropriate overview of CPTED without going too far into the weeds. I liked the pictures that showed the learning points. I liked the practical exercise as well.”

Judicial Security Specialist Development Program

Judicial Security Specialist Development Program

Judicial Security Specialist Development Program

Length: 16 hours

Nationally, threats against judicial personnel have quadrupled in the last decade. The judges themselves are not the only ones in danger. Judges’ families are also being targeted as a direct threatening tactic and more attacks are occurring in the judges’ homes. Creating awareness and providing resources is critical to securing the judiciary and their families.

In response, VCPI’s Judicial Security Specialist Development Program (JSSDP) prepares participants to enhance the safety of judicial officials, their families, and other judicial staff. This 2-day course covers a wide variety of topics related to the foundations of judicial security and will prepare deputies to engage in long-term, sustainable and effective partnerships with judicial personnel in their efforts to secure their own safety and the safety of their families.

Participants will:

Explore insights on current judicial security practices, challenges, and opportunities.

Discover new tools, concepts, and principles that may be applied in order to improve the effectiveness of judicial security.

Apply newly learned content into action, training others, and helping officials adopt a security conscientious approach at work, travel, and home.

Participants will receive resource guides which deputies and other court security personnel can utilize to educate fellow deputies, judicial staff and their families at the local level. The course incorporates web-based learning tools so participants are required to bring a WIFI-enabled device to use during class (laptop, tablet, etc.).

Audience:

Ideal candidates are law enforcement professionals who are primarily assigned to court security or related functions.

Participant Feedback:

“Excellent thought-provoking curriculum which deals with real world potential needs and events while providing great resources to consider when development plans to deal with these contingencies.”

“Very good instructor - showed great knowledge and passion. Developed good rapport with students. Course material was well-designed.”

 

Law Enforcement Response to Active Shooter

Law Enforcement Response to Active Shooter

Law Enforcement Response to Active Shooter

Length: 8 or 24 hours

This is a three-day, highly interactive course which focuses on tactical and procedural elements of law enforcement response to active shooter incidents. The course is designed to apply the tactical and procedural elements of active shooter response to multiple environments. Through lecture, class discussion, practical exercises and scenarios using sim-unitions training and/or range “shoot house” training, participants will identify and utilize techniques and tactics to respond effectively to an active shooter incident to locate, isolate, contain or eliminate the threat and conduct evacuation of innocent bystanders.

Course objectives include the following:

  • Define the terms Active Shooter and Rapid Deployment and be able to make a decision whether a traditional response or rapid deployment is needed.
  • Identify the lessons learned from court/school shootings and work place violence.
  • Develop a contact/rescue team and utilize tactics to approach, enter the facility and perform a room entry to locate, isolate, contain or eliminate the threat from the active shooter and as it relates to the officer’s role on the Critical Incident Team.
  • Understand the importance of team work, communications, command and control, the role of police, schools, fire rescue, other law enforcement agencies and the media in an active shooter incident.

This course can also be offered in a one-day refresher format, based on an agency's needs.

Audience:

This interactive program is ideal for all law enforcement professionals regardless of rank or assignment.

Participant Feedback:

"This training was very informative. Excellent delivery of presentation."

"The course materials and role playing were great. This information will help me in my position."

"The instructor was very knowledgeable and got a lot of information out in a short period of time."

Providing Executive/Dignitary Protection

Providing Executive/Dignitary Protection

Providing Executive/Dignitary Protection

Length: 24 to 32 hours

This course provides law enforcement officers with the essential elements of evaluating, planning, and conducting an executive protection operation. Emphasis is placed on proactive approaches to each element, including theory, functionality, locality, and team composition.

Participants will learn concepts which include: route analysis, motorcade operations and foot formations, firearms fundamentals while protecting a principal and advance operational planning to include scheduled routes, arrival/departures to and from visit sites, and high and low profile operations. The course includes analysis of attack case studies and practical exercises covering all key aspects of executive protection operations. Course techniques and methods have been taught to members of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Instructors include personal protection specialist (PPS) agents and a protective detail leader.

This course may be offered in either three-day or four-day formats depending upon an agency’s training needs.

Equipment: Participants must bring business attire for practical exercises and their own vehicles.

Audience: Participants must be certified law enforcement officers able to provide current credentials upon request.

Participant Feedback:

"The content was thorough and well thought-out, with a good mix of classroom and practical learning scenarios."

"The instructor was passionate, prepared, and very effective in providing essential information needed in planning and conducting dignitary protection."

Residential Threat Assessments

Residential Threat Assessments

Residential Threat Assessments

Length: 24 hours

Incidents of violence against the judicial system are not limited to the courtroom. Judges are often the targets of those angry with the system and the outcome of their cases. More and more, judges are requesting residential security assessments in an effort to protect themselves and their families. Are you prepared to respond to such a request? This 3-day interactive course will train courthouse security officers, deputies and other law enforcement personnel in a systems approach to applying residential security and personal safety concepts for high profile courthouse personnel.

Topics covered include:

 

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
  • Target Hardening - Residential Hardware
  • Security Lighting
  • Writing an Assessment Report

 

Participants will be asked to be critical of their own personal security, and to arrive for the training with photos of their personal residence for a session on "How Secure is Your House?".

The course centers around an on-site exercise in which teams of participants will conduct a threat assessment of a local residence, followed by a class presentation of their findings and recommendations.

Audience:

This training is ideal for any law enforcement officer who, in the course of their duties, may receive a request from a judge to conduct a residential assessment, or who is responsible for maintaining security of courthouses and courthouse staff, including judges.

Participant Feedback:

“Very enlightening”

“Excellent instructors, extremely well prepared, and organized.”

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