Webinar Archives

Improving Tactical Decision Making: Knowing the Whys & Hows
May 12, 2016
We are plagued with stories about poor tactics and excessive use of force and as such public outcry for change is louder than ever. As a result, many agencies have attempted quick fixes without a true understanding of some of the underlying use-of-force concepts and principles that create a strong and defendable decision-making paradigm. Additionally, a better understanding of these foundational concepts will provide deputies with decision-making abilities and de-escalation skills (soft skills) that will complement their hard skills, make them more well-rounded responders and reduce use of force incidents. This course will discuss in detail concepts like Jeopardy, Less Lethal Opportunity, the Safety Priorities, and Space and Time, as well as de-escalation techniques in a way to help officers create a foundation to help them navigate any situation. Regardless of your rank or position, you will come away with a better understanding of these tactical concepts and learn how to make better, repeatable, and defendable decisions in stressful incidents. The ability to make these decisions will not only improve officer's confidence, but also lead to more consistency across employees, reduced liability and improved public perception.
Lt. David Pearson, Fort Collins, Colorado Police Services
Sgt. Paul Wood, Fort Collins, Colorado Police Services

Are You Managing The Change Or Is The Change Managing You?
April 14, 2016

Although change is really the only constant in life, most of us were never provided the skills and strategies to successfully implement a change effort in our personal and professional lives. As a result, many personal and professional change efforts are conducted in ways that lead to less than successful results. This webinar will define what change is and the different ways it is perceived, explore the challenges in implementing any change effort, review the main reasons people resist change and how to directly address these, explore how to get people bought into and embracing of change, and describe the specific steps required for a successful change effort. By the end of the webinar, participants can expect to have a new perspective on change and the tools they need to both more effectively manage the changes that life brings to them and also the ones they are in charge of facilitating.

Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Miller, Licensed Psychologist & Law Enforcement Consultant, Fort Collins, Colorado

FirstNet From Three Perspectives
March 10, 2016

Amanda Hilliard, Director for Outreach at FirstNet, will begin the webinar with an update on FirstNet's progress toward deploying the nationwide public safety broadband network, and lessons learned from engaging with the law enforcement community across the country.  Next, a FirstNet staff member and former law enforcement professional will present a recent use case of how FirstNet technology could improve law enforcement response and effectiveness. Finally, attendees will hear from a county sheriff on the potential use of FirstNet in his operating environment.

Amanda Hilliard, Director for Outreach, FirstNet
David Cook, Consultation Lead, Region 2, FirstNet
Sheriff Larry Amerson, Calhoun County, AL

Active Shooter Incidents and the Challenge of Police Notification
February 11, 2016
The Hero911 app answers the concern that remains the common conclusion during EVERY ONE of these senseless acts of violence; a short police notification time and subsequent response time can and WILL save lives.  See how the FREE and law enforcement exclusive Hero911 app works in concert with Guard911 services that is operable in all 50 states and backed by the world's foremost expert on human aggression, Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman, among many other national experts on active shootings.  With well over 26,000 LEOs possessing the Hero911 app to date in just over two years, this FREE app for police is strongly recommended and promoted throughout agencies and police associations nationwide.
Presenter: Nate McVicker, Hero911 Network

The Way of the Jedi: Developing the Balance Between the Warrior & Guardian
January 14, 2016
There is debate about whether officers should be warrior or guardians; however, these are polarizing extremes that force people to take sides and limit the mindset and tools that can be used. We suggest officers should be a balanced blend of both and use the "Jedi" to reveal how this approach will improve officer response and public perception.
Kimberly A. Miller, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and Law Enforcement Consultant
Lt. David Pearson, Fort Collins, Colorado Police Services

How to Avoid a $1,000,000 Hiring Mistake: Predicting Officer Liabilities with the M-Pulse Inventory
July 04, 2015

Learn how to predict officer liabilities such as excessive force, sexual misconduct, and substance abuse with the M-Pulse Inventory, a screening instrument designed specifically for officer selection.

Enterprise Risk Management for JPS
May 28, 2015
Change is happening, every day in every state in every department. For agencies in Justice and Public Safety, perhaps the most important reform is the incorporation of principles of evidence-based practice into sentencing, rehabilitation, policy and practice.
The term evidence-based practice management (EBPM ) was used initially in relation to medicine, but has since been adopted by criminal justice and public safety in many fields. Areas that can be most affected by this kind of approach include Jail Management, Pretrial, Community Corrections and Officer Risk Management.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Older Adults
April 14, 2015

This program will provide critical information to build awareness among community justice professionals and the public regarding this growing, yet still often hidden, problem. It also will provide strategies for responding to older victims of domestic violence.

Radicalization and the Jail Information System
March 31, 2015

This presentation discussed prisoner radicalization in our nation’s jails and the use of the Jail Information System to obtain useful information which can lead to prevention of criminal and terrorist activities.  In the past this information collection and dissemination model has been successfully utilized to prevent or intervene in offenses ranging from terrorist attacks to robberies and weapons offenses to assassination attempts.

PREA in 2015: The Latest on PREA Implementation and the PREA Audit
March 10, 2015

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