Local & Tribal

How the ‘War for Talent’ Is Driving a Change in Identifying Leaders

Modern theories of effective hiring and promotion aim to start with the outcome in mind: keeping the agency’s mission at the forefront, and looking for traits that will contribute to the underlying strategies needed to achieve that mission. This article looks at recent changes in the U.S. Army’s approach to promotions and other personnel decisions, and how similar data-driven decision-making can help public safety organizations looking to identify and reward effective leaders within their ranks.

How You Can Rethink Hiring

As the nation debates what role the police should play in the 21st century, departments are reassessing their hiring processes. Envisage invited Dan Zivkovitch to speak on hiring best practices, as part of an ongoing webinar series on Leading through the Policing Crisis. Read on to see the lessons he shared about how you can hire the right people for your department.

2020-07-10T13:03:15-04:00July 10th, 2020|Law Enforcement, Local & Tribal, State|

No More Second Chances

Growing calls for police reform include the creation of a more universal standard to prevent the hiring of officers who have previously been dismissed for misconduct. Efforts are underway to improve uniformity, participation, and access to the existing National Decertification Index in order to keep decertified officers from returning to law enforcement.

2020-06-30T21:47:09-04:00July 1st, 2020|Law Enforcement, Local & Tribal, State|

Failure to Train: Protecting Responder Organizations from a Shifting Legal Threat

As the nation debates the role of police in the community, efforts are underway to redefine the concept of qualified immunity and expand the degree to which public safety organizations are held accountable for the actions of their personnel. This paper traces the modern evolution of failure-to-train lawsuits against law enforcement and other public-sector entities, which effectively begins with 1989’s City of Canton v. Harris. From there, the legal concept of failure-to-train becomes a labyrinth of rules and procedures, with more changes on the horizon. Still, some key factors remain essential to organizations seeking both to prevent misconduct and to defend against allegations. One is effective and continuous training, and another is comprehensive, accurate, and easily accessible data recording that training. This paper presents a compelling case for the twin roles of training and documentation in the ever-shifting environment of public safety.

Let’s Look at Hiring

Diverse, high-quality candidates are essential to any working environment—but for law enforcement, they are more critical than ever. From hiring trends and best practices to decertification tracking, join a panel of experts to examine the most pressing personnel issues facing law enforcement today.

2020-07-02T12:19:11-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Law Enforcement, Local & Tribal, State|

National Decertification Index (NDI) Expansion Needed to Eliminate Second Chances for Officer Misconduct

Envisage Technologies, a leading provider of public safety training management systems, announces a webinar series addressing NDI and Policing Crisis to begin June 17, 2020. With the current national policing crisis, Envisage Technologies is encouraging government and law enforcement leaders to block the rehiring of problem police officers through making the National Decertification Index (NDI) mandatory, standardized and more robust in every state, and accessible to all police departments across the country.

2020-07-17T22:35:42-04:00June 16th, 2020|Law Enforcement, Local & Tribal, State|
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