Promote Safety and Collaboration in Your Community
Peace Officer Standards Training – Approved Course
Today’s police officer must be more complete in their capabilities, more community focused, and at the same time more aware of how global events can affect neighborhood concerns. To accomplish this, public safety must be a shared responsibility. At the heart of this shared responsibility is what is called community policing. Community policing is a philosophy that promotes working in partnership with a community to prevent and/or address crime based on a collaborative approach (President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, 2015). It is a way of policing that incorporates the community’s voice.
Community policing can help prevent crimes before they happen, increase trust, and improve community perception and citizen satisfaction. There are many ways a police department can effectively incorporate best practices, such as procedural justice, into their community policing philosophy.
Building Our Team Through Community Policing is a free community policing program that provides a framework to accomplish this, including best practices for incorporating a public trust building approach through:
- Preventing crime by collaborating
- Understanding what is meant by a guardian approach
- Making quality of life the end game
- Embracing smart policing initiatives
- Developing law enforcement staff
- Adopting “best practices” in policing
- Promoting both an officer/community safety mindset
Working in law enforcement is honorable, noble work, and this program can help you navigate working in these incredibly challenging times. This program provides practical best practice topics that all focus on enhancing current partnerships and fostering new ones with your community. Add tools to your toolbox that support a systematic approach to problem solving that can help you navigate the myriad of challenges faced by law enforcement today. Through this unique program, law enforcement professionals will learn ways to build and engage in community policing.
Plus, participants of this program can earn eight hours of POST credit for FREE through June 30, 2021!
Building Our Team Through Community Policing is a free, seven-unit online program designed to provide you with practical skills for problem solving and building community policing in your community. Through a combination of self-paced and a live, online session, you will build your skills in community policing using scenarios from real officers in the field, based on real situations and lessons learned.
Participants can earn eight hours of POST credit. Those looking to earn a bachelor’s degree can use this program to waive an academic course in a program at National University through prior learning assessment.
Unit 1: Ties to the Community
Unit 2: A Two-Way Street
Unit 3: The Needs of the Community
Unit 4: Balance of Power
Unit 5: Building “We” Out of “Us and Them”
Unit 6: Opportunities and Strengths
Unit 7: Live Synchronous Session (ONLINE ONLY)
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