ELEARNING

Can’t make it to one of our classroom training events? VCPI also has a growing library of eLearning content. Our interactive and engaging online courses can be taken at your convenience and cover a wide range of public safety topics. Listed below are our current online courses. We encourage you to check back often for updates to our online content. Or sign up for our mailing list to be notified when we release new courses!

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After-Action Review and Reporting: An Introduction

After-Action Review and Reporting: An Introduction provides an overview of after-action reviews and their application as an effective organizational learning tool and powerful community policing strategy.

The one-hour course equips law enforcement personnel with the basic understanding of when and in what circumstances an after-action may be best utilized, as well as how to conduct impactful reviews that result in written reports, including guidance on ways to organize, document, and communicate the findings of an after-action review.

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

Applied Evidence-Based Policing Practices: Homicide and Violent Crime Reduction (HVR Online) 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.

Community Policing Defined

Community Policing Defined provides participants with a basic awareness and understanding of the fundamental principles and best practices of community policing.  Based on the Department of Justice Officer of Community Oriented Policing Services 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.

Community Policing: Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust

Community Policing: Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust (CPIPEBT) explores how emerging issues are necessitating a commitment to the key components of community policing: partnerships, organizational transformation, and problem solving.

The course includes an examination of the current state of policing—both locally and nationally— addressing the current and emerging issues that challenge the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies and the well-being of the communities they serve. CPIPEBT challenges participants to explore the principles and practices of community policing as a means of achieving the public safety mission with greater efficiency by gaining and maintaining public trust and engaging the community in the shared responsibility of effective policing.

Crime Reduction: Enforcement and Prevention Strategies

Crime Reduction: Enforcement and Prevention Strategies is designed to provide participants with an overview of best practices for crime reduction, including guidelines for implementing an organizational model for crime reduction at all levels within a police department. The course offers useful strategies for problem solving in order to develop immediate, short-term, and long-term responses to crime within a community.

Ethical Decision Making: Policing with Principled Insight

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. EDM Online stresses that police ethics are not just an after-thought or a means of discouraging bad behavior. Instead ethics are a controlling insight that inform and guide police practitioners from an internal personal capacity. 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.

Judicial Security Specialist Online

The Judicial Security Specialist Online (JSSO) program prepares participants to enhance the safety of judicial officials their families and other judicial staff. Throughout the interactive program participants explore the foundations current practices challenges and opportunities as well as how to adopt a security-conscientious approach at work travel and home.

Problem-Oriented Policing: The SARA Model

Problem-Oriented Policing: The SARA Model is an interactive online course designed to provide participants with a basic awareness and understanding of the fundamental principles of a common approach used by many community policing agencies to identify and solve repeat crime and community problems: the SARA model. The SARA model allows agencies to scan through multiple data sources, conduct a thorough analysis of a problem through the lens of the crime triangle, formulate a response, and continuously assess the impact of the response to the problem.