We’ve released fresh content in our learning management system that training coordinators can assign to personnel. These new courses range from Financial Planning for First Responders to Effective Communication for Law Enforcement. Training resources are vital to the success of public safety in the United States, so PoliceOne Academy strives to create valuable content for departments to properly train officers and maintain compliance.
List of New Courses
- Building Financial Strength in First Responder Families
- Constitutional Policing
- Cultural Awareness and Diversity Overview
- Opioid Crisis: Protecting Our First Responders
- Public Recording of Police Activities
You have a great career as a first responder and you are making good money. How do you ensure you can retire with what you need? Many of us do not know the answer to that question. We often plan our budgets and spending, but how many first responder personnel sit down and plan for retirement? It is imperative to start planning for retirement early in your career. This course will provide a basic understanding of financial tools and requirements so that you can achieve economic health. Having a plan is critical to help reduce stress, alleviate ethical issues, maintain security clearances, and stop living paycheck to paycheck.
The most recent event to spark interest in Community Policing was the aftermath in Ferguson, Missouri. While it seems this may be an incredibly difficult time in policing, it proves the significance of building relationships and increasing leadership within the community.
Diversity is more than just a buzzword of political correctness. There are many people who view diversity as a way to make one part more important than the whole, and in their minds, if each part of the whole does not work towards maintaining a greater mission, the system will fall apart. Diversity is not about divisiveness; it’s about encouraging and embracing our differences. As you take this course, think about your own cultural upbringing and how it influences who you are today.
The increased availability of synthetic opioids coupled with the heroin epidemic has not only led to a significant increase in overdoses and deaths, but also an increased risk to first responders who must come into contact with these substances during the course of their duties. Exposure to small amounts, the size of a grain of sand, can lead to respiratory depression and even death. Proper identification and knowledge of the various opioids, signs and symptoms of exposure, and immediate life-saving measures to be employed in the event of exposure are critical to saving the life of yourself or others. Additionally, the likelihood of first responder exposure requires the implementation of universal precautions including but not limited to personal protective equipment (PPE), Narcan training, and specific procedures for testing of suspected substances.
Recording the actions and activities of police officers in the performance of their public duties is a form of speech protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, through which individuals may gather and disseminate information of public concern. This right is extended to video and audio recording of any police activity performed in public or where an individual otherwise has a legal right to be present. In effect, the public has the same rights to record police activities as the press. In this course, you will examine civilians’ interest in recording police activities as well as the laws and limitations surrounding the public’s constitutionally held rights.
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