VCPI programs often incorporate blended-learning opportunities and multi-media components. Here you’ll find some of our favorite resources—feel free to click, use and share them in any way that works for you.
Ethical Decision Making
For policing professionals, public trust, integrity, and liability are constantly on the line. Often the difference between effective community policing and the failure of an agency’s public-safety mission is determined by the decisions of individual officers. With so much at stake, 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 after-thought, to a controlling insight that informs and guides police practitioners from an internal, personal capacity. In one of its most impactful and rewarding endeavors to date, VCPI partnered with the USDOJ, COPS Office to address this fundamental shift through the Ethical Decision Making: Policing with Principled Insight (EDM:PPI) program. EDM:PPI is a multi-faceted program that is timeless, powerful, and exceptionally relevant for the professionals facing the realities of policing in the 21st century.
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 is proud to offer the Judicial Security Specialist Development Program (JSSDP), which consists of comprehensive training (onsite and online) incorporating evidence-based strategies and best practices, as well as corresponding tools and resources that law enforcement professionals can use immediately to enhance the personal safety and security of judicial personnel and their families, while at home, during travel, and in the court setting.
View the Judicial & Courthouse Security Webinar below or explore the other resources listed here.
VCPI’s comprehensive Judicial Security Toolkit provides a variety of resources that are critical to embracing a security conscious lifestyle. One important part of the Toolkit is the Personal Safety Awareness Tool, a simple and easy to use application full of practical information and guidance to help improve personal safety, security, and emergency management planning for judicial officials and their families.
Click the image above to launch the Personal Safety Awareness Tool.
Mitakuye Oyasin (WE ARE ALL RELATED)
In addressing the challenges facing the Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the Oglala Sioux Tribe embraces Akicita; a community-based approach to public safety that has been a part of the Lakota people for centuries. The Akicita are the guardians. Akicita is a shared responsibility among all community members. Akicita is community policing. For the Lakota people there is hope for the future in remembering the past.