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
The arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer drew mass fanfare—but the methods used to get there have been the subject of substantial criticism. The “DNA profiling” technique at the core of the controversy has a long way to go before widespread adoption, and the courts will likely decide its future.
Bloomington-based Envisage Technologies, the leading provider of public safety training and compliance solutions, announced today that the Kentucky Fire Commission has awarded Envisage a contract for the Acadis® Readiness Suite.
The recently passed bipartisan First Step Act is expected to reduce recidivism and redefine sentencing laws. For a corrections industry at the center of the recidivism cycle, the next few months should be informative—and possibly industry-shaping.
Changes in marijuana legislation at the state level reflect a highly challenging and contradictory enforcement landscape.
Between their unique staffing model and tendency to work in rural areas, volunteer fire departments face many challenges unique among first responder agencies — and on-demand training’s strengths are perfectly suited to overcome them.
Across the country, public sector organizations have found themselves subjected to an ever-intensifying wave of financially and politically motivated cyberattacks. For responder organizations, taking preventative measures means saving money, protecting privacy, and maintaining public trust—making effective cybersecurity training for personnel a critical first step.
Cooperation. Preparedness. Information sharing. These qualities and capabilities are what keeps governments at the federal, state, and local levels ready to confront the looming threat of terrorism — and changes made in the wake of the 9/11 attacks only prove their value.
For many, the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks is a time of deep remembrance. With the 17th anniversary drawing near and the 20th soon to follow, these seven statistics illustrate the sheer impact of the events — and the ways victims, responders, and their families continue to suffer nearly two decades removed.
Generic software is simple to use and built for a broad number of potential use cases, but that does not make it the best choice when choosing a training management system (TMS). The unique needs of public-sector organizations are best met by software built to serve the industry—a fact that holds both in the field and in the courtroom, where a lack of effective documentation can bring down even the most stringent training policies. This whitepaper will discuss the hidden and not-so-hidden downsides of “going generic” when considering a TMS by contrasting their value against purpose-built solutions, with topics that touch several aspects of first-response life: fieldwork, cybersecurity, certification, and learning exercises, among others.