Document It or It Didn’t Happen

Fire officers face more problematic legal issues in today’s work environment than ever before. In the absence of appropriate documentation, even the most prepared department will not be able to prove the various ways they invested in the development of appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities for their team. Should this preparation be called into question, proper documentation gives you the best chance of solid defense in the event of litigation. Gerry Roberts, JD will discuss how the documentation you may be doing to achieve accreditation can also improve your legal defensibility. Learn how the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections addressed these challenges by joining us for a free webinar, Transgender Populations In Corrections, presented by David Radziewicz, PREA Coordinator for PA DOC.

Law Enforcement, Training, and the Value of a Proactive Approach Toward Bias

An “elephant in the room” for many well-intentioned departments, racial bias is extremely sensitive as a topic — and extremely serious as a potential threat to an agency’s stability. For departments, newfound awareness is key to avoiding embarrassing or damaging outcomes, and training – combined with enhanced delivery and documentation tools – can help get there.

Law Enforcement and Field Training: The Evolution of a Decades-Old Process for Modern Departments

Borne from a bureaucratic personnel issue turned tragedy, the San Jose Police Department’s “Field Training Plans” are arguably the most influential addition to industry training protocol in half a century—and undoubtedly the most widespread. Using their Field Training and Evaluation Program as a starting point, this paper will discuss the practice, its influence, and the positive impact technology can have in its continued evolution

Explaining Software Purchases: Your Guide to Planning for, Explaining Tech Upgrades

Making good software purchases requires more than technical knowledge—persuasion skills and a deep knowledge of your agency’s inner workings are critical, too. Whether tasked with explaining an existing purchase or asking for permission to cut the check, here are tips you need to ensure your purchase looks like the good idea you know it is.

For Responders, Vehicle Technology Provides a Vital Link in the Field

In a field known for its iconic technology, the vehicles first responders drive are arguably the most visible—and high-tech—tools of all. A slate of innovation has kept autos across branches highly capable, helping organizations with appropriate budget bandwidth achieve better support for their most important tasks.

2019-03-14T13:43:02-04:00February 27th, 2019|Community & Culture, Training & Equipment|

Law Enforcement Militarization is Complex, Polarizing—and Useful, in the Right Circumstances

The ongoing militarization of local and state law enforcement is a highly contentious topic—and one that cuts to the core of American opinion on law enforcement. Amidst a shifting cultural and political landscape, adopting a measured approach to militarization may help agencies attain both their goals and public support.

2019-02-13T10:50:15-04:00February 12th, 2019|Community & Culture, Training & Equipment|

How Cloud Technology Benefits First Response

With its financial savings and seemingly endless list of potential use cases, Cloud technology has become increasingly important to businesses across the private and public sectors in recent years. Though they bring a unique mix of security challenges and needs to the table, first response agencies can also benefit from the technology’s presence if they choose wisely.

2019-01-30T14:39:37-04:00January 29th, 2019|General, Readiness, Training & Equipment|