Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Miller, Licensed Psychologist & Law Enforcement Consultant, Fort Collins, CO
This webinar will discuss the protest incident in Morton County, North Dakota, the challenges facing the law enforcement responders, and the lessons learned over a 7 month response.
Presenters: Sheriff Paul Laney, Cass County, ND and Mark Pfeifle, National Sheriffs' Association's Communication & Crisis Management Advisor, Alexandria, VA
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, surpassing traffic fatalities. Opioid use is driving this epidemic. Awareness of prescription abuse and misuse has resulted in people turning to heroin. Heroin is being mixed with ultra potent chemicals and more people are accidentally overdosing and dying.
Opioids have a long history of medicinal and recreational use. They take away pain and activate pleasure sensors in the brain. Too much of an opiate can stop a person's breathing. Naloxone is an opiate receptor blocker that can restore a person's ability to breathe. It can be administered intranasal and can save a person's life. Naloxone is a safe medication that an officer can administer with training. In this webinar, learn how the benefits of an opioid reversal program go beyond just a life-saving intervention and truly embody law enforcement's motto "to protect and to serve".
Presenter: Christopher Cicuto, Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Drug Information Center, Diamond Pharmacy, Indiana, PA
It's a tough time to be a cop. Sheriffs and Deputies have committed themselves to protecting and serving the communities they are part of, even during this climate change of hate and hostility towards law enforcement. It is important for the law enforcement community to understand the increase in dangers cops face, and the steps needed to counteract their resulting symptoms of anger, hypervigilance and stress. This webinar will discuss those symptoms in detail and will provide solutions on how to effectively manage those stress responses and remain resilient.
Presenter: Deana Kahle, M.S. Mental Health Professional, The Counseling Team International, Fort Collins, CO
Teams are the building blocks of organizations and effective organizations are a result of effective teams. Are the teams in your office, beginning with your own, as effective as they could be? How would you recognize if your team is effective? Each successive level of the organization requires effective teams, but the Sheriff's executive team is the place to start. In this webinar we will highlight how to assess your team and the benefits of investing in team effectiveness.
Presenters: Gary Frank, Ph.D., NSI Instructor and owner and principal of Performance Development Associates Colorado, LLC. Stephanie Fuentes, Ph.D., owner and Chief Scientist of Inventivo Design, LLC, a Colorado-based evaluation consulting firm.
The recent increase of funds available under the U.S. Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) presents an exceptional opportunity for law enforcement agencies to enhance their efforts to assist crime victims through their own agency-based victim assistance unit and utilization of their state’s crime victim compensation program. This webinar will help law enforcement better understand and utilize VOCA funds for their local agencies and crime victims.
This webinar is funded through cooperative agreement #2015-VF-GX-K008 from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
Presenters: Steve Derene, Executive Director, National Association of VOCA Assistance Administrators and Dan Eddy, Executive Director, National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards.
Employee motivation in the U.S. is in a critical state with over 50% of employees admitting they only do the minimum to get by and over 80% admitting they could work harder on the job. These troubling statistics are made worse by the status of our ever changing economy, which has increased stress and reduced motivation. This webinar will briefly describe the two main types of motivation and explain how these influence employee behavior, identify the keys to unlocking the motivation of employees, provide strategies supervisors can use to get the best from their employees and explore the benefits (i.e., increased productivity reduced absences, and higher satisfaction) of using these approaches.
Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Miller, Licensed Psychologist & Law Enforcement Consultant
We are only as good as our programming and as such default to what we have practiced on a regular basis. Although agencies provide at minimum basic training in the hard skills (i.e., firearms, defensive tactics), the format of these trainings does not always mirror the real life situations officers face on the street. As such, many times under stressful conditions officers do not respond in the way the agency desires, which leads to injury, liability and/or damaged public perception. If we expect officers to be proficient in their responses to incidents, we must train under those same conditions. This means we must utilize scenario based training (SBT) with real life dynamics to ensure that the same responses will happen in the field. Additionally, integration of the soft skills (e.g., conflict resolution, de-escalation, communication, decision making and leadership) into these scenarios is critical for officer success. Since all calls are dynamic in nature and require a variety of response options officers must be trained from an integrated framework. This course will explore the limitations of traditional training, describe how to create an integrated, scenario-based system and lay out the specific benefits (i.e., more well-rounded officers, improved response to stressful events, reduced liability, enhanced public perception) of utilizing this approach.
Lt. David Pearson, Fort Collins, Colorado Police Services
Sgt. Paul Wood, Fort Collins, Colorado Police Services
This webinar is designed to help members of law enforcement understand and recognize the effects an officer- involved shooting may have on them. This webinar will provide information on who is impacted and will describe the symptoms associated with potential stress responses.
Presenter: Nancy Bohl-Penrod, Ph.D., Director, The Counseling Team International