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!

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.

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.

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 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.

Tactical Community Policing for Homeland Security

Tactical Community Policing for Homeland Security 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.

Violence Interdiction: A Proactive Approach to Mitigating Conflict

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