Advancing Policing – Online Training Program

 

About the Advancing Policing Online Training Program

 

The Advancing Policing Online Training Program, hosted by the National Police Foundation, offers online training via 60-minute webinars and online workshops delivered by some of the best-known and capable experts in law enforcement. Focused on a variety of topics, these webinars are designed to meet the day-to-day and emerging needs of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies.

Whether you are a crime analyst interested in integrating data sources from facial recognition systems or a civilian PIO interested in media relations and crisis communications, this program aims to meet the needs of those on the job without the time to attend classes or conferences. Participants will be challenged to think innovatively and will walk away from each webinar with more knowledge. Take your skills to the next level and supplement your annual training with these convenient webinars delivered by leading experts in law enforcement.

 

Schedule of Future Webinars

 

Police Recruitment and Retention: Challenges and Effective Strategies 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 1 p.m.

Presented by Chief (Ret.) Brett Meade, NPF Senior Program Manager 

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Past Webinars

 

Previous webinars are available for purchase. Send us an email at webinars@policefoundation.org and let us know which one(s) you are interested in!

Previous Webinars

The Civilian PIO Trend: Elevating Police Departments to the Next Level

January 23, 2019

Presented by Julie Parker, President of Julie Parker Communications, LLC

Media consultant and former television news journalist turned media relations director for two large Washington, DC area police departments talks about the benefits of hiring former journalists for your police agency. Julie Parker shares her tips for how to get your up and running in a law enforcement world. She shares her experience regarding breaking into a culture that can be, ahem, somewhat averse to change. She’ll detail how hiring media-savvy civilian public information officers (PIOs) can jumpstart positive press for your agency from the moment the PIO is hired. She’ll also outline how chiefs and commanders can best support their new media hires.

Who Should Attend This Webinar:

  • Command staff overseeing a PIO or Media Relations Unit
  • Hiring/Recruitment Managers
  • Police Executives
  • Public Information Officers
  • Officers Assigned to Communications Functions

What You Will Learn: 

  • Civilian PIOs who are Media Professionals Can Take Your Department to New Heights – From Stronger Media Relations to an Elevated Social Media Presence
  • How to Win Over Your Toughest Critics (Your Internal Audience ) About Hiring an “Outsider”
  • Police Chiefs Give Their Take on the Benefits of Selecting a Civilian
  • Guidance for Helping New Civilian PIOs Assimilate Into the Law Enforcement Culture

About the Speaker:

Julie Parker has a unique media background having served as both a TV news reporter, a talk show host and as the media relations director for two large police departments, effectively reporting from both sides of the crime tape. She recently left the Fairfax County (VA) Police Department to go into private consulting. Five years ago, she launched Julie Parker Communications, a media relations and crisis communications consultancy. At both the FCPD and the Prince George’s County (MD) Police Department, Julie led 10 to 15-person media teams that operated like newsrooms. Under her leadership, the police media bureaus successfully increased transparency and improved public trust. In all of these roles, Parker has drawn heavily upon her experience at WJLA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Washington, DC. In her capacity as a journalist, Parker earned both Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards. She was a general assignment reporter, covering such stories as the Beltway Sniper, the September 11th attacks and the Oscars, live from Hollywood.  She is a regular guest lecturer at the FBI National Academy and a subject matter expert with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, focusing on crisis communications, media relations best practices and the use of social media in both emergencies and for community engagement.

How to Integrate Data from New and Emerging Law Enforcement Technology

December 5, 2018

Presented by Jamie Roush, Chief Executive Officer of CRH Crime Analysis Consulting, Inc.

Facial recognition, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) systems, drones, mobile devices – are all making their way into law enforcement agencies at a fast pace. Each of these systems are bringing new data sources which enhance and can be integrated with existing data systems.  This webinar will highlight these new and emerging technologies, as well as other technologies such as body worn cameras and license plate recognition systems, the data they provide, and practical examples of integrating the data for investigations and crime fighting efforts.

This webinar is intended for crime analysts and investigators.

What You Will Learn:

  • Acquire an understanding of new and emerging technology and the data for such systems.
  • Learn how each type of technology enhances and integrates with already existing data.
  • Obtain practical knowledge of integrating these data sources into already existing data structures for a more complete picture of events and people.

About the Speaker:

Ms. Jamie Roush is the Chief Executive Officer of CRH Crime Analysis Consulting, Inc., a partnership corporation which consults for law enforcement agencies on technology, data, analysis and its use in law enforcement operations. She has over 15 years of collective law enforcement experience including a ten-plus year career with the Jacksonville (FL) Sheriff’s Office commencing as the Crime Analysis Unit Manager where she commanded a unit of 20 public safety/crime analysts and supervisors. Ms. Roush is a recognized leader in the field of crime and intelligence analysis, serving as consultant for organizations supporting numerous federal law enforcement programs. She is a frequent speaker at law enforcement conferences and an author in law enforcement publications on crime analysis. She is a member of the George Mason University Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame for her commitment to using research and data analysis to improve police operations while in Jacksonville. She is an associate member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and a member of the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA). Ms. Roush holds a Master of Science in Social Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from The Florida State University.

Expand and Integrate Law Enforcement Relevant Data 101: A How To Guide for Investigators and Analysts

October 17, 2018

Presented by Jamie Roush, Chief Executive Officer of CRH Crime Analysis Consulting, Inc.

Data exists in a multitude of locations and formats all throughout law enforcement agencies. While most agencies rely heavily on Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Records Management Systems (RMS), there are other data sources within a law enforcement agencies, external law enforcement agencies and government entities and corporations which are relevant and can be utilized in crime fighting efforts. This webinar will provide concrete examples of such data types and methods of and barriers to integration.

What You Will Learn:

  • Acquire an understanding of internal and external law enforcement, government and commercial data sources relevant to law enforcement investigations and crime fighting efforts.
  • Obtain practical knowledge of methods of integrating such data with your organization’s existing data systems.
  • Learn about potential barriers to acquiring and integrating data and suggested tips to assist in developing and fostering successful data partnerships.

About the Speaker:

Ms. Jamie Roush is the Chief Executive Officer of CRH Crime Analysis Consulting, Inc., a partnership corporation which consults for law enforcement agencies on technology, data, analysis and its use in law enforcement operations. She has over 15 years of collective law enforcement experience including a ten-plus year career with the Jacksonville (FL) Sheriff’s Office commencing as the Crime Analysis Unit Manager where she commanded a unit of 20 public safety/crime analysts and supervisors. Ms. Roush is a recognized leader in the field of crime and intelligence analysis, serving as consultant for organizations supporting numerous federal law enforcement programs. She is a frequent speaker at law enforcement conferences and an author in law enforcement publications on crime analysis. She is a member of the George Mason University Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame for her commitment to using research and data analysis to improve police operations while in Jacksonville. She is an associate member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and a member of the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA). Ms. Roush holds a Master of Science in Social Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from The Florida State University.

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Upcoming Webinar

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 1 p.m.

Police Recruitment and Retention: Challenges and Effective Strategies 

Presented by Chief (Ret.) Brett Meade, NPF Senior Program Manager 

Chief (Ret.) Brett Meade, former Deputy Chief of Police of the University of Central Florida Police Department and Captain with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, will discuss the current challenges agencies face recruiting and retaining officers. Drawing from more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, in particular his executive leadership role as Deputy Chief of UCF where he was responsible for overseeing the hiring of officers to serve the second largest university in the United States, Chief (Ret.) Meade will provide effective strategies and innovative approaches to develop a specialized and holistic departmental strategy to target, hire, and retain high-quality officers.

Who Should Attend This Webinar:

This webinar is intended for police executives or those who oversee agency recruitment and hiring.

What You Will Learn: 

At completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the current economic, political, and social environment has created unique dynamics and complications relating to recruitment, selection, hiring, and retention of sworn law enforcement officers.
  • Utilize innovative approaches designed to provide agencies with an advantage in hiring and retaining talented law enforcement officers within an increasingly competitive profession.
  • Develop a specialized, holistic, departmental strategy to target, hire, and retain law enforcement officers who possess specific, critical skills sets based on priorities set by the agency and expectations of the community.

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Testimonials

This webinar had me thinking outside the box.

Crime Analyst
Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office

Pertinent information was covered and the speaker gave a great presentation.

Criminal Intelligence Analyst
Chicago Police Department

The topic addressed an important emerging issue in law enforcement. Very contemporary topic. Addressed critical skills needed in law enforcement investigations. Will help law enforcement agencies connect the dots more efficiently and effectively.

Lieutenant
New Orleans Police Department

 

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