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Community Policing

The relationship between police and their communities can be fraught with tension. Through courses with a focus on racial profiling, anti-bias training, the LGBTQ community, and cultural awareness, officers can advance their community policing skills and improve the relations between law enforcement and the community.

Course Name Description Length
Anti-Bias Training For Law Enforcement (1 hour) The face of America continues to evolve, and our nation is more diverse than ever before. People in cities, suburbs, and towns served by law enforcement are a rich tapestry of races, ethnicities, religions, and cultures. This diverse group of individuals deserves to be treated with kindness, compassion, and respect. Unfortunately, tragedies can result when there is an adversarial relationship or misunderstanding between law enforcement and the community. Recognizing the diversity and types of bias when serving the community will reduce misunderstandings, confusion, and stereotypes while promoting knowledge and awareness for the officer. In this one-hour course, we will explore many effective strategies to help you to connect with the community along with recommendations you can use immediately. 1h
Anti-Bias Training For Law Enforcement (2 hours) The face of America continues to evolve, and our nation is more diverse than ever before. People in cities, suburbs, and towns served by law enforcement are a rich tapestry of races, ethnicities, religions, and cultures. This diverse group of individuals deserves to be treated with kindness, compassion, and respect. Unfortunately, tragedies can result when there is an adversarial relationship or misunderstanding between law enforcement and the community. Recognizing the diversity and types of bias when serving the community will reduce misunderstandings, confusion, and stereotypes while promoting knowledge and awareness for the officer. In this two-hour course, we will explore many effective strategies to help you to connect with the community along with recommendations you can use immediately. 2h
Autism Training for LE Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief, talks with Giant Steps Autism Training Specialist Susan Hamre about why officers should train for dealing with individuals on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 5m
Civil Rights This four-hour course seeks to emphasize the strategies that contribute to effective civil rights protections. 4h
Communication Skills 1 Whether on the street or in the courtroom, having the skill to recognize non-verbal cues, conduct thorough field interviews, or build rapport with criminal informants is a core competency for law enforcement professionals. This section analyzing a suspect’s body language to managing calls involving persons with autism. 1h
Communication Skills 2 Whether on the street or in the courtroom, having the skill to recognize non-verbal cues, conduct thorough field interviews, or build rapport with criminal informants is a core competency for law enforcement professionals. This section analyzing a suspect’s body language to managing calls involving persons with autism. 1h
Communication Skills 3 Combining Verbal and Physical Control Body Language: Questioning a Subject Body Language: Psychological vs Physiological Body Language: Detecting Deceit Human Intuition Autism Recognition and Response 1h
Communication Skills 4 Fire, EMS and LE Interface Arresting Communication Providing Closure for the Dispatcher Improving Media Relations Emergency Radio Traffic 1h
Community Policing This two-hour course will equip you with the knowledge about community policing and the challenges that this type of policing faces. 2h
Community Policing Strategies This one hour course provides a brief description of the approaches that been successfully developed and implemented at the local level to reduce crime and disorder. 1h
Constitutional and Community Policing Community policing operates within the parameters of the Constitution. Various constitutional issues are relevant today. This course will identify the policies and practices that are most frequently called into question from a constitutional perspective while providing effective methods and strategies for successful community policing. 2h
Crisis Management: Disconnection between Private Business and Law Enforcement In this video, Ron LaPedis, discusses the common disconnect between law enforcement and private businesses. 10m
Cultural Awareness 1 After watching this video, students will be able to identify at least two police responsibilities with regard to stereotypes. They will also be able to list at least three characteristics of three of the communities discussed. 1h
Cultural Awareness 2 After watching this video, officers will be able to list at least three ways men and women are different. They will also be able to identify at least one suggestion for overcoming one of the differences stated. 1h
Cultural Awareness and Diversity Overview With the demographic makeup of the United States changing dramatically over the last 25 years, law enforcement, now more than ever, must possess the cultural competency to encourage positive communication and enhance productivity in the workplace. By taking this course, the learner will examine the factors that make up our individual cultures and the ways by which culture and law enforcement can merge. 1h
Establishing a Relationship Between your Department and Local Media In this video, Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief and Lee Shaykhet discuss ideas and considerations for establishing a relationship between your department and the media. 10m
Hate Crimes Training For Law Enforcement Hate/bias crimes seriously threaten our democratic society, which is built on the strength of its diversity. These crimes represent a particularly heinous form of physical and/or verbal violence, in which thousands of Americans are victimized each year because of their skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. This course gives an overview of hate crimes based on recent statistics from the FBI. 1h
Implicit Bias This one-hour course will discuss implicit bias regarding its definition, common ways that it may be revealed, as well as the different forms it may take. Additionally, this Implicit Bias course instructs the user on how to identify and overcome implicit bias 1h
Missing Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimers disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia, and results in progressive cognitive and behavioral impairment. The number of people with Alzheimers continues to increase due to an aging population. One in 10 people over the age of 65 and nearly half over the age of 85 have Alzheimers disease. This makes the chance that law enforcement will come into contact with an Alzheimers patient much more likely. Due to disease progression, wandering is a significant concern in the AD population. Proper training and knowledge will encourage successful interactions and outcomes. 1h
NRA’s Refuse to be a Victim Program In this segment, NRA’s Ruthann Sprague shares how the Refuse to be a Victim Program is teaching community members the safety tips and techniques they need to avoid becoming a victim. 10m
Problem Oriented Policing In this four-hour Law Enforcement course, we will explore Problem Oriented Policing (POP) on an individual and agency level. This course will focus on structuring your agency for POP, putting POP into action, as well as making POP part of your strategic planning. 4h
Racial Profiling for Missouri Missouri law stresses the importance of understanding and respect for racial and cultural differences and development of ,effective, non-combative methods of carrying out law enforcement duties in a racially and culturally diverse environment.  How does an officer accomplish this? In this course, the learner will gain understanding regarding the actions that define racial profiling, and how by engaging in self-analysis, practicing awareness and empathy in dealing with members of minority communities, and by taking personal responsibility for their own words and actions, will help them comply with Missouri law so they can eliminate the possibility of engaging in discriminatory practices. 1h
Racial Profiling Part 1 Racial profiling, the practice of using race or ethnicity as a basis for law enforcement investigative procedures. The purpose of this course is to highlight key issues surrounding race in law enforcement and to help law enforcement officers use this information in a meaningful and practical way. This course provides pertinent arguments regarding racial profiling that impacts the success of policing efforts and presents key distinctions between reasonable suspicion and racial profiling during field interviews and traffic stops. Best practices for law enforcement officers including tactical communication, traffic stop procedures, and self-analysis are provided for practical application. This course also highlights Supreme Court findings regarding racial profiling and key concepts relevant to race and ethnicity in the United States. 1h
Racial Profiling Part 2: Data Collection This Racial Profiling course brings awareness and understanding of how the blueprint was designed to provide law enforcement, state and local elected officials, civil rights leaders, community organizations, and other local stakeholders with strategies and practices for gathering and analyzing data about police stops. 2h