35+ POST-Approved Law Enforcement Courses Newly Certified by IADLEST

35+ POST-Approved Law Enforcement Courses Newly Certified by IADLEST

Vector Solutions is excited to announce 35+ online training courses from our law enforcement library have recently been certified by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) as part of its National Certification Program (NCP)TM.

Established in 2015, the NCP was designed to reduce problems stemming from a lack of nationally standardized training for law enforcement. It establishes minimum continuing education standards designed to meet or exceed state Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements and ensures the training content meets those quality standards. NCP-certified courses are accepted by 36 POST organizations across the country. In addition, all 50 states recognize NCP-certified training, regardless of their participating status.


NCP Participating POST organizations

Individual courses may require additional state approval by Vector Solutions' accreditation team. Course approvals may be subject to change without notice. Contact Vector Solutions for courses approved in your state.

By partnering with IADLEST and the NCP, Vector Solutions is providing law enforcement agencies with quality, POST-approved online training to simplify meeting recertification requirements, make annual training goals easier to reach, and reduce time and resources required to ensure every officer has the training they need to be safe and effective.

Below, we have shared a sampling of NCP-certified courses from our law enforcement catalog across a variety of tactical and soft skills categories that are top-of-mind in law enforcement today 

1. Use of Force

Instances of use of force by law enforcement officers are low when compared to the overall number of interactions between officers and the public. The decision to use force and how to do it appropriately is foundational knowledge for any officer of the law.

In this course, law enforcement officers will learn:

  • The legal aspects to uses of force
  • Different types of force
  • How to establish if force is reasonable
  • How to document uses of force
  • Procedures following a use-of-force incident
  • How to investigate uses of force

2. The Art of Effective Communication

Strong communication skills is one of the most important tools a law enforcement officer can have. Whether it’s with a member of the public, a fellow officer, a victim of a crime, or a suspect, maintaining an effective and productive dialog is key to obtaining the best possible outcome for any situation.

In this course, law enforcement officers learn:

  • What effective communication is
  • Barriers to effective communication
  • The mindset, techniques, and best practices used for effective communication
  • How to actively listen and gain compliance in difficult situations
  • How to communicate effectively

3. Search & Seizure

The Bill of Rights and the Fourth Amendment are foundational elements of the justice system of the United States. Having a thorough understanding of the laws surrounding search and seizure is a necessity for all law enforcement officers.

In this course, law enforcement officers learn about:

  • Search warrants
  • Stop and frisk
  • Vehicle searches
  • Hotel searches
  • Home searches
  • Search and seizure case studies

4. Justice-based Policing

A justice-based policing philosophy considers what is best for all parties involved, not just the letter of the law. Officers utilizing this philosophy make discretionary enforcement decisions based on established principals and their own best judgement.

In this course, law enforcement officers learn:

  • Principals of procedural justice
  • The four tenants of procedural justice
  • Internal guidelines for Fair and Impartial Decision Making (FIDM)
  • How to put F.A.I.R to use while responding to calls for service

5. Vehicle Close Quarter Battle

Law enforcement is a constantly changing and evolving profession. To be successful, officers need to be trained in the newest techniques to stay ahead criminals and those that would break the law. VCQB discusses and analyzes a variety of different techniques to utilize when an officer is attacked with deadly force while confined in or around a motor vehicle.

In this course, law enforcement officers learn:

  • What to do when attacked while in or around a motor vehicle
  • How to keep yourself and the public safe
  • Using police vehicles as cover

6. Health and Wellness in Public Safety

It’s no secret that first responders face an increased risk of physical or mental injury in comparison to the general public. The maintain a healthy life in and outside of work, being proactive about your physical and mental wellness is key.

In this course, law enforcement officers learn:

  • Overall fitness and wellness of major systems of the human body
  • What first responders can do to improve overall health and wellness
  • Important mental health-related topics

7. Active Shooter Preparation and Response

It’s an event that no one wants to imagine but that law enforcement must be trained and equipped to handle. Regardless of the individual variables, location, or targets, prevention and preparation for mass shooting incidents have common themes that every law enforcement officer should know backwards and forwards.

In this course, law enforcement officers will learn about:

  • Case studies and resources
  • Defining and categorizing an active shooter
  • Statistics, studies, and third-party monitoring
  • The 5 stages of active-shooter incidents
  • Preparing for an active-shooter incident
  • Rapid deployment and tactical response
  • Pre-incident considerations
  • Planning with the community
  • Entry recommendations
  • Deployment and extraction

8. Cultural Competency in Law Enforcement

As our nation has evolved, so has the cultural makeup of our communities. For law enforcement officers, it is essential to understand and properly communicate with these diverse groups of people. Beyond fostering positive relationships with the community, cultural competency also improves communication within the agency and amongst officers of different ages, ethnicities, cultures, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

In this course, law enforcement officers will learn how to:

  • Explain cultural competency and its associated definitions
  • Examine their own culture and how it contributes to society
  • Analyze generational differences and explain how to ensure effective communication between the generations
  • Discuss how to serve diverse communities and ethnicities
  • Discuss diversity in the law enforcement workplace

9. Emergency Vehicle Pursuit Operations

Every law enforcement officer has a duty to safely operate his or her motor vehicle. Patrol officers and their vehicles are often the public face of a law enforcement agency and their actions can directly influence the perception and trust a community has in their local law enforcement.

In this course, law enforcement officers will learn:

  • Care, custody, and control of a law enforcement motor vehicle
  • How to limit liability
  • How to operate a vehicle in the most professional and safe manner possible
  • Relevant case law, policies, and procedures

10. Physiological Response to Stress

Acting while under an increased level of stress for long periods of time can have a physiological impact on the body. Understanding this impact and mitigating the affect of it while undertaking one’s duties is imperative to ensure officers can effectively and compassionately protect and serve their communities.

In this course, law enforcement officers will learn:

  • Types of stress
  • Police-specific stressors
  • The effect of prolonged stress in law enforcement
  • The physiological response to stress and its impact on tactical thinking
  • Managing stress in law enforcement

Request a demo to learn more about how Vector Solutions’ NCP-certified online law enforcement continuing education courses can support your training needs.

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