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 on-demand eLearning courses, live virtual training events and digital resources continue to be available, at no cost – for you, your organization and your community partners.

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:

03/22/2021 10:00 am EST

End Date:

03/23/2021 5:00 pm EST
View Description

Community Policing – Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust is a live, 2-day Instructor Development Program (IDP) delivered in a virtual classroom 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 virtual 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:

03/22/2021 10:00 am EST

Registration Fee:

$0.00

Ending Date and Time:

03/23/2021 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.


  • Event Flier - Community Policing: Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust IDP
  • eLearning Courses

    After-Action Review and Reporting: An Introduction

    Virtual

    Start Date:

    01/01/2021 12:00 am EST

    End Date:

    12/31/2021 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.

  • After-Action Review and Reporting: An Introduction Syllabus
  • Applied Evidence-Based Policing Practices: Homicide and Violent Crime Reduction

    Virtual

    Start Date:

    01/01/2021 12:00 am EST

    End Date:

    12/31/2021 11:59 pm EST
    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:

    01/01/2021 12:00 am EST

    End Date:

    12/31/2021 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
  • Community Policing: Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust

    Virtual

    Start Date:

    02/23/2021 12:00 am EST

    End Date:

    12/31/2021 11:59 pm EST
    View Description

    Community Policing: Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust (CPIPEBT) explores how emerging issues are necessitating a commitment to the key components of community policing: partnerships, organizational transformation, and problem solving.

    The course includes an examination of the current state of policing—both locally and nationally— addressing the current and emerging issues that challenge the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies and the well-being of the communities they serve. CPIPEBT challenges participants to explore the principles and practices of community policing as a means of achieving the public safety mission with greater efficiency by gaining and maintaining public trust and engaging the community in the shared responsibility of effective policing.

    Participants should expect to spend approximately 6 to 8 hours exploring the content and resources in this course.

    This tuition-free online training was developed by the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation and was originally supported by cooperative agreement 2014CWXK027 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

    Audience: CPIPEBT is geared toward law enforcement practitioners, criminal justice and public safety professionals, and appropriate stakeholders.

  • Online Syllabus - Community Policing: Improving Police Efficacy and Building Trust
  • Crime Reduction: Enforcement and Prevention Strategies

    Virtual

    Start Date:

    02/02/2021 12:00 am EST

    End Date:

    12/31/2021 11:59 pm EST
    View Description

    Crime Reduction: Enforcement and Prevention Strategies is designed to provide participants with an overview of best practices for crime reduction, including guidelines for implementing an organizational model for crime reduction at all levels within a police department. The course offers useful strategies for problem solving in order to develop immediate, short-term, and long-term responses to crime within a community.  

    Participants should expect to spend approximately 3-4 hours exploring the content and resources in this course. The design of the course allows participants to stop and resume the training based on the demands of their schedule. 

    This tuition-free online training was supported by cooperative agreement 2017-CK-WXK-001 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. 

    Audience: This course is intended for law enforcement personnel at any level of experience within organizations of any size. 

  • Online Syllabus - Crime Reduction: Enforcement and Prevention Strategies
  • Ethical Decision Making: Policing with Principled Insight

    Virtual

    Start Date:

    01/01/2021 12:00 am EST

    End Date:

    12/31/2021 11:59 pm EST
    View Description

    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

    Start Date:

    01/01/2021 12:00 am EST

    End Date:

    12/31/2021 11:59 pm EST
    View Description

    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.

  • Syllabus_Judicial Security Specialist Online
  • Problem-Oriented Policing: The SARA Model

    Virtual

    Start Date:

    01/01/2021 12:00 am EST

    End Date:

    12/31/2021 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
  • Resources

    Measuring What Matters e-Guide

    Virtual

    View Description

    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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