Due to the ongoing public health and safety concerns caused by COVID-19, and with the continued well-being of our public safety community and staff in mind, VCPI has postponed in-person events until further notice.

Our catalog of eLearning courses continues to be available around the clock, at no cost, for an unlimited number of participants from your organization or community partnerships.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at info@vcpionline.org.

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Community Policing: Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust - Instructor Development Program

Due to the interactive format of this virtual event, enrollment capacity is limited. Registration is open to a maximum of three (3) personnel from any single organization.

Virtual

Start Date:

12/08/2020 10:00 am EST

End Date:

12/09/2020 5:00 pm EST
View Description

Community Policing – Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust is a live, 2-day virtual Instructor Development Program (IDP) delivered in a virtual learning environment. Sponsored by the USDOJ, COPS Office and provided by the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI), this course features a flexible core curriculum that challenges participants to consider community policing as a means of building trust and achieving the public safety mission by engaging the community in the shared responsibility of effective policing.

The interactive IDP provides familiarity with the core curriculum’s content modules, while focusing on preparing trainers to use effective instructional strategies, including exercises to help them understand how to customize the course delivery according to the unique needs of their own audiences. Participating trainers have immediate access to comprehensive curriculum resources including instructional materials, lesson plans, and multimedia presentations to utilize during their own, in-person or virtual training sessions with fellow officers. To support a customized course delivery, trainers may choose to repackage selected assets from the CPIPEBT training support package in an alternative format as needed.

Audience & Format:
This virtual Instructor Development Program is designed for law enforcement trainers, criminal justice and public safety professionals, and appropriate stakeholders with experience instructing as well as implementing community policing initiatives. Trainers are expected to complete independent learning activities and to actively participate in group discussions and teach-back exercises using a microphone and web camera throughout the 2-day event. This equipment is required to participate.

Due to the interactive format of this program, enrollment capacity is limited to 25 trainers. As such, registration is open to a maximum of three (3) personnel from any single organization.

For additional information or questions regarding the program, please contact VCPI at info@vcpionline.org or 804-644-0899.

Start Date and Time:

12/08/2020 10:00 am EST

Registration Fee:

$0.00

Ending Date and Time:

12/09/2020 5:00 pm EST

Cost Details:

This tuition-free course has been made possible through funding from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (Cooperative Agreement #2018CKWXK019).


Additional Details:

Participating trainers have immediate access to comprehensive curriculum resources including instructional materials, lesson plans, and multimedia presentations to utilize during their own, in-person or virtual training sessions with fellow officers.


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  • eLearning Courses

    After-Action Review and Reporting: An Introduction

    Virtual

    Start Date:

    04/23/2020 12:00 am EST

    End Date:

    12/31/2020 11:59 pm EST
    View Description

    This elearning program 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.

    The course includes an assortment of multi-media resources which participants can utilize within the course itself, and after they’ve completed it.

    This tuition-free online training was developed by the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) and was supported by cooperative agreement 2015-CK-WX-K003 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

    Audience: Although designed specifically for first line supervisors or officers in charge of conducting/overseeing the after-action process within their department, the program is appropriate for all local, state, and tribal law enforcement personnel, regardless of rank or position.

    Applied Evidence-Based Policing Practices: Homicide and Violent Crime Reduction

    Virtual

    View Description

    Although the past several decades have seen a steady decrease in violent crime statistics homicides and violent crimes continue to have a devastating impact on many of our nation's communities. With long-term social implications and staggering economic consequences even minimal levels of violent crime diminish the quality of life in affected communities. In response homicide and violent crime reduction (HVR) remains a top priority for police agencies throughout the nation. The challenge is addressing violent crime with effective interventions and countermeasures. Instead of guessing or speculating on which HVR strategies work best many agencies are turning to evidence-based policing practices (EBPP) to address the unique needs of the communities they serve.

    Applied Evidence-Based Policing Practices: Homicide and Violent Crime Reduction (HVR Online) is designed as a rapid eLearn course that 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. 

    On-screen text videos and narration in a user-friendly eLearn environment allows participants to start stop and resume the training based on their schedules. Participants should expect to spend approximately 2 - 4 hours exploring the resources provided in this dynamic and timely course.

    This tuition-free online training is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

    Audience: This course is ideal for law enforcement managers and decision makers including but not limited to agency heads directors command staff managers and supervisors in agencies of all sizes. However the content is also applicable to all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals as well as any community-policing stakeholders.

  • Syllabus_Applied Evidence-Based Policing Practices: Homicide and Violent Crime Reduction
  • Community Policing Defined

    Virtual

    Start Date:

    07/01/2019 12:00 am EST

    End Date:

    12/31/2020 11:59 pm EST
    View Description

    Community Policing Defined is an interactive online course designed to provide 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.

    Comprised of four modules the course explores partnerships problem solving and organizational transformation as they relate to specific issues and challenges facing today's law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve.  As such it is a valuable and appropriate training opportunity for a wide variety of law enforcement and public-safety professionals ranging from new hires to experienced personnel as well as community leaders business owners and other community stakeholders.

    Utilizing a blended learning approach Community Policing Defined prompts users to actively navigate through the course's comprehensive content which includes on-screen text graphics and narration. This design feature allows adult learners the flexibility to determine their own pace and sequence for completing the course.  Although Community Policing Defined requires a minimum of 4 hours of uninterrupted run-time participants should expect to spend between 8 and 12 hours to complete the course.

    This tuition-free online training is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

    Audience: This course is ideal for all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals as well as any community-policing stakeholders.

  • Syllabus Community Policing Defined
  • Ethical Decision Making: Policing with Principled Insight

    Virtual

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    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. In one of its most impactful and rewarding endeavors to date VCPI partnered with the US Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to create the Ethical Decision Making: Policing with Principled Insight program. As part of this larger initiative 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.

    Recognizing that for policing professionals public trust integrity and liability hinge on each and every decision EDM Online is crafted as a concise and relevant course addressing the realities of policing in the 21st century.  Designed with the practitioner in mind EDM Online includes on-screen text videos and narration in a user-friendly eLearn environment that allows participants to start stop and resume the training based on their schedules.  Although EDM Online requires a minimum of 2 hours of uninterrupted run-time participants should expect to spend approximately 4 hours completing this dynamic and timely course.

    This tuition-free online training is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

    Audience: This course is ideal for all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals as well as any community-policing stakeholders.

  • Syllabus_Ethical Decision Making: Policing with Principled Insight
  • Judicial Security Specialist Online

    Virtual

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    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's 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. 

    JSSO is crafted as a concise and relevant eLearn course addressing the critical issues related to judicial security. Designed with the practitioner in mind the course includes on-screen text downloadable resources exercises videos and narration in a user-friendly eLearn environment that allows participants to start stop and resume the training based on their schedules. Participants should expect to spend approximately 6-8 hours completing this dynamic and timely course.

    Audience: Ideal candidates are court security practitioners and others involved in judicial and courthouse security.

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  • Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Community Policing Training

    Virtual

    Start Date:

    10/30/2020 12:00 am EST

    End Date:

    01/30/2021 1:00 am EST
    View Description

    This course is for Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department only.

    Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Community Policing Training is an interactive online course designed to provide participants with a basic awareness and understanding of the fundamental principles and best practices of community policing.

    Comprised of four modules the course explores partnerships problem solving and organizational transformation as they relate to specific issues and challenges facing today's law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve.

    Utilizing a blended learning approach Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Community Policing Training prompts users to actively navigate through the course's comprehensive content which includes on-screen text graphics and narration. This design feature allows adult learners the flexibility to determine their own pace and sequence for completing the course.

    New Perspectives on Community Policing

    Virtual

    Start Date:

    07/01/2019 12:00 am EST

    End Date:

    12/31/2020 11:59 pm EST
    View Description

    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 is a web-based training course that 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.

    The course introduces this new perspective on community policing and offers an overview of the dramatic shifts and challenges that are faced by law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. New Perspectives on Community Policingalso offers problem-solving tools examples of successful police and community partnerships and numerous community-policing resources.

    New Perspectives on Community Policing has been developed as a modular online training that will require an absolute minimum of 4 hours to complete. However its technology-enhanced design allows participants to start stop and resume the training based on their schedules and the demands of the day.

    Flexible interactive and relevant the course offers participants an outstanding opportunity to gain new insights on community policing and its role in today's complex world.  It is ideal for all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals as well as any community-policing stakeholders.

    This tuition-free online training is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

    Audience: This course is ideal for all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals as well as any community-policing stakeholders.

  • Syllabus New Perspectives on Community Policing
  • Problem-Oriented Policing: The SARA Model

    Virtual

    Start Date:

    07/01/2020 12:00 am EST

    End Date:

    12/31/2020 11:59 pm EST
    View Description

    Problem-Oriented Policing: The SARA Model is an interactive online course designed to provide participants with a basic awareness and understanding of the fundamental principles of a common approach used by many community policing agencies to identify and solve repeat crime and community problems: the SARA model. The SARA model allows agencies to scan through multiple data sources, conduct a thorough analysis of a problem through the lens of the crime triangle, formulate a response, and continuously assess the impact of the response to the problem.

    Problem-Oriented Policing: The SARA Model delivers a comprehensive, blended-learning training program designed to provide participants with an overview and broad familiarization with key concepts and principles of one approach to problem-oriented policing in the 21st century.

    Participants should expect to spend approximately 2-4 hours exploring the content and resources in this course.

    This tuition-free online training is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

    Audience: This course is ideal for all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, as well as any community-policing stakeholders.

  • Syllabus Problem Oriented Policing: The SARA Model
  • Violence Interdiction: A Proactive Approach to Mitigating Conflict

    Virtual

    View Description

    Violence Interdiction: A Proactive Approach to Mitigating Conflict (VI Online) is an innovative eLearn course that 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.

    The course explores a variety of strategies that help mitigate conflict and examines the steps to identify assess and manage threats in ways that may prevent violence from occurring at all.

    VI Online is a modular technology-enhanced training that includes on-screen text graphics and narration in an interactive and user friendly eLearn environment.  Designed with the criminal justice practitioner in mind VI Online allows participants to start stop and resume the training based on their schedules and the demands of the day. Although VI Online requires a minimum of 4 hours of uninterrupted run-time participants should expect to spend between 8 and 12 hours to complete this comprehensive dynamic and timely course. 

    This is tuition-free online training is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance.

    Audience: Concepts covered in this course are applicable for all criminal justice disciplines including law enforcement patrol crime prevention specialists corrections probation and parole courts and more.

  • Syllabus_Violence Interdiction: A Proactive Approach to Mitigating Conflict
  • Resources

    Measuring What Matters e-Guide

    Virtual

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    The Measuring What Matters Web-Based e-Guide (MWM e-Guide) is designed to provide users with an overview of best practices and insights from practitioners and subject matter experts on relevant issues and topics related to maximizing police effectiveness. Specifically, the MWM e-Guide addresses the topics of violent crime reduction, organizational culture, officer safety and wellness, and measuring and sustaining success. It offers useful strategies and subject matter expert guidance that is supported by a researched core curriculum as well as links to existing relevant resources.

    Audience: The e-Guide is designed to be used as a flexible, self-paced professional development tool. As a standalone resource, it is not intended to be considered as a training program in and of itself (there is no certificate of completion as with traditional elearning programs); however, it can certainly be used by trainers as a supplemental content resource for their own training delivery needs. The content is ideal for law enforcement personnel of all assignments, representing agencies of all sizes and demographics. It may also be appropriate for non-law enforcement criminal justice practitioners and community stakeholders.

    Registration Fee:

    $0.00

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