New Law Enforcement Courses: Boost Communication Inside & Outside the Agency

New Law Enforcement Courses: Boost Communication Inside & Outside the Agency
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Building positive and fruitful relationships takes patience and requires effective communication. For law enforcement, these essential communication skills can sometimes take a back seat to other important and necessary training. However, in a time when building relationships with the public has never been harder, focusing on these skills has never been more important. 

To support this critical need, Vector Solutions is excited to announce the release of four new or updated law enforcement online training courses focused on improving communication with the public and throughout the law enforcement agency. 

The content for each course was created in partnership with subject matter experts, who each have hands-on experience in the field, and is designed to engage and educate participants through an interactive multimedia experience.

New Courses

Servant Leadership (1 Hour)

Moving into a leadership position comes with its own set of challenges. Chief among them is learning what being a leader is and what sort of leader a law enforcement agency needs to be successful.

Servant leadership, an increasingly popular style of leading within law enforcement, is one such option. As implied in the name, this style focuses on those under your management and puts you in a position to support them by adopting a service first mindset. In doing so, leaders can provide their officers with the confidence, morale, and encouragement they need to thrive in their roles. 

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

  • Explain the historical background of servant leadership theory
  • List some of the key principles of servant leadership
  • Describe applications of servant leadership theory in law enforcement
  • List common characteristics of the servant leader
  • Discuss research studies that have measured the efficacy of servant leadership
  • Describe ways to implement servant leadership theory in law enforcement

This course is available on Vector LMS, TargetSolutions Edition in the General Law Catalog, and is also included in the following Credentials:

  • Police Officer
  • Peace Officer
  • Pennsylvania Police Officer
  • New Mexico Police Officer
  • Nevada Peace Officer
  • Michigan Law Enforcement Officer
  • Alaska Police Officer

Cultural Competency in Law Enforcement (1 Hour)

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. 

Cultural competence, or the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact with people of different cultures or belief systems from one’s own, allows law enforcement officers to effectively manage these relationships and improve interactions with the public.

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

This course is available on Vector LMS, TargetSolutions Edition in the General Law Catalog, and is also included in the following Credentials:

  • Police Officer
  • Peace Officer
  • Pennsylvania Police Officer
  • New Mexico Police Officer
  • Nevada Peace Officer
  • Michigan Law Enforcement Officer
  • Alaska Police Officer

Rapidly Evolving Challenges, Perspectives and Responsibilities of Law Enforcement (1 Hour)

Staffing challenges, health crises, and increased public scrutiny have put pressure on law enforcement agencies around the country, but it’s the duty of these agencies and officers to address these challenges head on and rise to the occasion. 

Reflecting on what has changed in law enforcement and how agencies can be proactive in serving the needs of their communities instead of reactive is one of the first steps to building a successful relationship with the public. 

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

  • Describe unique challenges impacting law enforcement
  • Explain the reasons for personnel decline and qualification changes
  • Describe the changing culture of society and public expectations
  • Describe examples of success in public safety
  • Identify the need for aligned cooperative goals across local agencies
  • Explain the concept of predictive policing
  • Recognize the need for officer mental health awareness
  • Describe training solutions that meet officer and agency goals

This course is available on Vector LMS, TargetSolutions Edition in the General Law Catalog, and is also included in the following Credentials:

  • Police Officer
  • Peace Officer
  • New Mexico Police Officer
  • Nevada Peace Officer
  • Michigan Law Enforcement Officer
  • Alaska Police Officer

Updated Course

Patrol - Critical Incident Stress Management (1 Hour)

In the line of duty, law enforcement officers are exposed to situations that can leave lasting marks on their mental and emotional health. While no one can predict exactly how each officer will be affected in the days, weeks, and months after a traumatic incident, all officers will be impacted to some degree. For this reason, managing the harmful aspects of stress after a critical incident and providing early intervention when necessary is key to improving outcomes. 

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) is designed to provide support for those who are dealing with the mental and emotional aftermath of a traumatic incident. Goals of CISM include reducing the impact of critical incidents on officers and accelerating an officer’s recovery after they have been exposed to one.

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

  • Describe critical incident stress management
  • List critical incidents for law enforcement
  • Determine policy and program needs for departments

This course is available on Vector LMS, TargetSolutions Edition in the General Law Catalog, and is also included in the following Credentials:

  • Alaska State Police Officer
  • Advanced Peace Officer
  • Advanced Telecommunicator
  • Basic Peace Officer
  • Basic Telecommunicator
  • Intermediate Peace Officer
  • Michigan Law Enforcement Officer
  • Missouri Peace Officer
  • Master Peace Officer
  • Master Telecommunicator 
  • Nevada Peace Officer
  • New Mexico Police Officer
  • Peace Officer 
  • Police Officer
  • Texas Peace Officer Advanced
  • Texas Peace Officer, Basic
  • Texas Peace Officer, Intermediate 
  • Texas Peace Officer, Master

For more law enforcement continuing education training, please visit our Law Enforcement Course Catalog or contact us today to request a demo or learn more about how Vector Solutions can support your training needs.

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