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.
Issues of gender and race sit at the core of many concerns facing public safety agencies —particularly recruiting. While agencies wishing to refine their minority- or gender-based recruitment efforts face a challenge, the payoff for a successful effort is more than worth it.
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.
A worrisome issue regardless of field, the challenges inherent to employee complacency grow even more dire in the corrections industry — a field where even minor oversights can lead to serious injuries and lost lives. Worse, because it is borne from biological processes we rely on every day, there is no failsafe approach to the issue and its associated problems. By instilling a mix of cultural and procedural change, however, facilities can give themselves the best possible chance against the problem manifesting in harmful ways.
The corrections industry’s ever-rising percentage of mentally ill patients is a concern nearly 40 years in the making. Getting a thumb on it is difficult, given the field’s relative lack of control over the intakes—but properly trained staff go a long way towards better responses and better outcomes.
Bloomington, Ind.— Envisage Technologies announced today that it has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authorization for the Acadis Readiness Suite® (Acadis) cloud system.
Initially conceived as an opportunity for state public safety training academies to share information on training management practices, the Acadis Readiness Summit in Edneyville, N.C., bloomed into an event of national significance in its field.
Once the domain of federal agencies and major software vendors, centralized regional databases have become a growing trend among small and midsized agencies since 9/11: powerful, cloud-based tools designed to track a variety of criminal justice, strategic, and administrative data. While not without challenges, the technology offers great promise to organizations with neighbors willing to participate.
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.