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Applied Evidence-Based Policing Practices: Homicide and Violent Crime Reduction

Applied Evidence-Based Policing Practices: Homicide and Violent Crime Reduction

Applied Evidence-Based Policing Practices: Homicide and Violent Crime Reduction

Although the past several decades have seen a steady decrease in violent crime statistics, homicides and violent crimes continue to have a devastating impact on many of our nation's communities. With long-term social implications and staggering economic consequences, even minimal levels of violent crime diminish the quality of life in affected communities. In response, homicide and violent crime reduction (HVR) remains a top priority for police agencies throughout the nation. The challenge is addressing violent crime with effective interventions and countermeasures. Instead of guessing or speculating on which HVR strategies work best, many agencies are turning to evidence-based policing practices (EBPP) to address the unique needs of the communities they serve.

Applied Evidence-Based Policing Practices: Homicide and Violent Crime Reduction (HVR Online) is designed as a rapid eLearn course that provides an overview of the concept of evidence-based policing and examples of practices that have been shown to reduce homicides and violent crime. Crafted with all levels of police practitioners in mind, HVR Online bridges the gap between research and practice.

On-screen text, videos and narration in a user-friendly eLearn environment allows participants to start, stop and resume the training based on their schedules. Participants should expect to spend approximately 2 - 4 hours exploring the resources provided in this dynamic and timely course.

This tuition-free online training is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Audience:

This course is ideal for law enforcement managers and decision makers, including but not limited to agency heads, directors, command staff, managers, and supervisors in agencies of all sizes. However, the content is also applicable to all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, as well as any community-policing stakeholders.

Community Policing Defined

Community Policing Defined

Community Policing Defined

Community Policing Defined is an interactive online course designed to provide participants with a basic awareness and understanding of the fundamental principles and best practices of community policing. Based on the Department of Justice, COPS Office publication of the same name, Community Policing Defined not only describes the practice of community policing but also examines how it can be effectively applied.

Comprised of four modules, the course explores partnerships, problem solving and organizational transformation as they relate to specific issues and challenges facing today’s law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve. As such it is a valuable and appropriate training opportunity for a wide variety of law enforcement and public-safety professionals, ranging from new hires to experienced personnel, as well as community leaders, business owners and other community stakeholders.

Utilizing a blended learning approach, Community Policing Defined prompts users to actively navigate through the course’s comprehensive content which includes on-screen text, graphics and narration. This design feature allows adult learners the flexibility to determine their own pace and sequence for completing the course. Although Community Policing Defined requires a minimum of 4 hours of uninterrupted run-time, participants should expect to spend between 8 and 12 hours to complete the course.

Audience:

This course is ideal for all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, as well as any community-policing stakeholders.

Ethical Decision Making (EDM Online)

Ethical Decision Making (EDM Online)

EDM Online

Ethical Decision Making: Policing with Principled Insight (EDM Online) is a thought-provoking eLearn course that explores the practice of decision making and the ethical principles that support effective policing. In one of its most impactful and rewarding endeavors to date, VCPI partnered with the USDOJ, COPS Office to create the Ethical Decision Making: Policing with Principled Insight program. As part of this larger initiative, EDM Online invites participants to join a 2500 year-old conversation on ethical decision making while exploring realistic, modern-day challenges faced by policing professionals. With public trust, integrity, and liability hinging on each and every decision, stressing police ethics as simply a means of discouraging bad behavior is wholly insufficient. Effective policing requires changing the concept of police ethics from merely an afterthought to a controlling insight that informs and guides police practitioners from an internal, personal capacity.

EDM Online is crafted as a concise and relevant course addressing the realities of policing in the 21st century. Designed with the practitioner in mind, EDM Online includes on-screen text, videos, and narration in a user-friendly eLearn environment that allows participants to start, stop, and resume the training based on their schedules. Although EDM Online requires a minimum of 2 hours of uninterrupted run-time, participants should expect to spend approximately 4 hours completing this dynamic and timely course.

Audience:

This course is ideal for all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, as well as any community-policing stakeholders.

New Perspectives on Community Policing

New Perspectives on Community Policing

New Perspectives on Community Policing

For over three decades, the principles of community policing have been a driving force in American law enforcement. Yet for all of its past success, community policing may never have been as vital to law enforcement and the well-being of our communities as it is today. New Perspectives on Community Policing is a web-based training course that examines how change, emerging issues, and threats are necessitating a reinvigorated commitment to the key components of community policing: community partnerships, organizational transformation, and problem solving.

The course introduces this new perspective on community policing and offers an overview of the dramatic shifts and challenges that are faced by law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. New Perspectives on Community Policing also offers problem-solving tools, examples of successful police and community partnerships, and numerous community-policing resources.

New Perspectives on Community Policing has been developed as a modular online training that will require an absolute minimum of 4 hours to complete. However its technology-enhanced design allows participants to start, stop, and resume the training based on their schedules and the demands of the day.

Flexible, interactive, and relevant, the course offers participants an outstanding opportunity to gain new insights on community policing and its role in today’s complex world.

Audience:

This course is ideal for all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, as well as any community-policing stakeholders.

Tactical Community Policing for Homeland Security (TCPHS Online)

Tactical Community Policing for Homeland Security (TCPHS Online)

TCPHS Online

Tactical Community Policing for Homeland Security (TCPHS Online) focuses on strengthening the capacity of law enforcement agencies to implement an all-crimes approach, based on community policing principles. The fundamental premise is that terrorism and community policing are both philosophical approaches aimed at influencing civilian populations. Whereas terrorism seeks to inspire fear and coerce civilian populations into submission, community policing aims to preserve order, diminish fear, and build resilience.

Throughout this eLearn course, participants explore the following topics:

  • Community Partnerships
  • Practical Problem Solving Strategies
  • Proactive Prevention, Intervention and Interdiction Strategies
  • Values Based Policing in the Climate of Terrorism

TCPHS Online is crafted as a concise and relevant eLearn course addressing the realities of policing in the 21st century. Designed with the practitioner in mind, the course includes on-screen text, videos, and narration in a user-friendly eLearn environment that allows participants to start, stop, and resume the training based on their schedules. Although it requires a minimum of 2 hours of uninterrupted run-time, participants should expect to spend approximately 4 hours completing this dynamic and timely course.

Audience:

This course is ideal for all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, as well as any community-policing stakeholders.

Violence Interdiction: A Proactive Approach to Mitigating Conflict (VI Online)

Violence Interdiction: A Proactive Approach to Mitigating Conflict (VI Online)

Violence Interdiction: A Proactive Approach to Mitigating Conflict (VI Online)

Violence Interdiction: A Proactive Approach to Mitigating Conflict (VI Online) is an innovative eLearn course that equips law enforcement with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to tackle escalating violence through a proactive and tough interdiction approach. Based on crime prevention principles, VI Online shatters the notion that law enforcement is limited to responding to conflict only after it has escalated to violence. Instead, this web-based course highlights the opportunities that law enforcement and criminal justice professionals have to intervene prior to escalation.

The course explores a variety of strategies that help mitigate conflict and examines the steps to identify, assess and manage threats in ways that may prevent violence from occurring at all.

VI Online is a modular, technology-enhanced training that includes on-screen text, graphics, and narration in an interactive and user friendly eLearn environment. Designed with the criminal justice practitioner in mind, VI Online allows participants to start, stop, and resume the training based on their schedules and the demands of the day. Although VI Online requires a minimum of 4 hours of uninterrupted run-time, participants should expect to spend between 8 and 12 hours to complete this comprehensive, dynamic, and timely course.

Audience:

Concepts covered in this course are applicable for all criminal justice disciplines, including law enforcement patrol, crime prevention specialists, corrections, probation and parole, courts and more.

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