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Coping with Coronavirus: LMS and Virtual Training

With COVID-19 disrupting classrooms across the nation, this is a crucial time for many agencies to prepare for moving classes and other training events online. Even though the long-term scope of these disruptions is hard to predict, organizations entrusted with public safety need to ensure they can continue training operations in the face of public health emergencies or natural disasters.

2020-03-16T14:56:44-04:00March 16th, 2020|Public Safety, Readiness, Training & Equipment|

Acadis Legal Defensibility

With record-breaking legal settlements paid by public entities in recent years, there are several reasons public safety and other government organizations need to implement an enterprise-level training management system built specifically for their industry. Key among these are the needs to protect reputation and budget. While generic learning management systems designed for other types of customers may deliver some types of training effectively, one significant downside is that they are more likely to leave public safety and government organizations inadequately defended from potential lawsuits. The Acadis® Readiness Suite is designed exclusively for public safety and other high risk and liability government organizations as an enterprise-class training management system.

2020-02-26T10:02:35-05:00February 26th, 2020|Compliance Tracking, Legal, Readiness|

Norwest Invests in Envisage to Accelerate Adoption of the Leading Public Safety Technology Platform

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Norwest, a leading investment firm, today announced that it has made a growth equity investment in Envisage Technologies, LLC (Envisage), a leading SaaS provider of public safety training and compliance management systems. Norwest’s investment will help Envisage rapidly scale operations to meet increasing customer demand and […]

2020-02-19T09:11:41-05:00February 19th, 2020|General, Press Releases, Public Safety, Readiness|

Wildfire, Wildlands, and the Wildland-urban Interface Reflect Firefighting’s Newest, Biggest Challenge

Wildfires are in the news more than ever, and their impact on communities, the environment, and fire services professionals has never been more apparent. With more houses popping up on the border between wildland and civilization, here are the basics every fire team, regardless of current function, should know.

Drones: A Legislative Wild West With Serious Concerns for Public Safety Agencies

Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, have gained a somewhat unsavory reputation, both for their ability to enable such illicit behavior as prison smuggling and for the extreme difficulty lawmakers face in effectively legislating their use. From “lawful” behavior with gaping loopholes to clear-cut illegality, here’s what agencies need to know about the ever-popular device class — and what they can do to defend against them.

What Timothy Loehmann’s Firing Can Teach Us All About Better Document Management

For the Cleveland Police Department, the officer-involved shooting of Tamir Rice at the hands of Timothy Loehmann was nothing short of a tragedy. For the rest of the nation’s departments, the organization’s activity in the years following the shooting should be a checklist of what police can do better when it comes to document management.

2019-11-06T11:08:48-05:00November 5th, 2019|Community & Culture, General, Law Enforcement, Military|

Restrictive Housing May Be Under Fire in Fight Against Prison Gangs—but Training’s Value is Constant

For a time, the corrections industry largely viewed automatic administrative segregation (“adseg”) placement as a “silver bullet” to a growing gang problem. Now, with the larger practice of solitary confinement under criticism, it may soon be time to search for new strategies — with the need for better education proving a rare constant.

2019-10-22T14:58:45-04:00October 22nd, 2019|Corrections, Public Safety, Training & Equipment|