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IADLEST unveils National Certification Program and Training Portal for Law Enforcement

New program ushers in third-party validation of law enforcement training program quality

San Antonio, Texas, June 1, 2015 – The International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) in partnership with Envisage Technologies unveiled the National Certification Program (NCP), a broadly supported national training standard for law enforcement continuing education programs.

IADLEST is a catalyst for law enforcement innovation. The association focuses on the pressing issues of training and standards and created the NCP with the primary goal of improving training quality for law enforcement officers. The NCP applies rigorous standards on training content ensuring that providers incorporate best practices. IADLEST then enforces these standards for providers wishing to be recognized for excellence in law enforcement training.

The NCP will also simplify access to quality training by aggregating certified courses in a national training catalog. Departments will be able to easily search for certified training from providers from around the Nation that have met the quality standard.

This new program and platform will fundamentally improve access to quality courses, reduce costs, improve training efficiency, and ensure officers receive highest-quality training. Envisage Technologies is providing the nation-wide technical framework, FirstForward, to support this groundbreaking program.

Today, the IADLEST 2015 Conference in San Antonio, TX will present this new program during a panel discussion, “IADLEST National Certification Program: A New Era in LEO Training Standards,” at 3:15 p.m. CT/ 4:15 p.m. ET. Industry experts will explain the program benefits for Police Departments,providers, training coordinators and officers.

Those not at the conference can view the panel discussion via a live webcast by registering here. The live stream audio and visual can be accessed from computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Supporting Quotes

Mike Becar, Executive Director of IADLEST

“National certification will save state POST’s time and resources and offer a tremendous benefit to training providers nationwide. Chiefs and Sheriffs will have peace of mind knowing that their limited dollars are being spent on quality law enforcement training. Recent events around the nation have placed a greater emphasis on law enforcement training and the NCP will ensure that this training meets the highest standards required for law enforcement officers nationwide.”

Ari Vidali, CEO of Envisage Technologies

“Innovation on this scale is hard, but IADLEST has done it. They have the vision and the reach to improve officer training in a profound way. Finally, law enforcement now has a measurable standard of quality and a seal that will be the symbol of excellence in law enforcement training. We are honored to be a part of history.”

About IADLEST The International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) is an international organization of training managers and executives dedicated to the improvement of public safety personnel. IADLEST serves as the national forum of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) agencies, boards, and commissions as well as statewide training academies throughout the United States. IADLEST.org

International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) 2015 Conference in San Antonio, Texas May 31 – June 3

About ENVISAGE Envisage is a high-tech software company founded in 2001 to automate complex training operations for first responders and the military. We create solutions that make our world a safer place. Our mission is to improve the readiness of our Nation’s public safety professionals to ensure they come home alive. The company’s training and compliance software platform leads the industry, serving over 1 million first responders and approximately 10,000 public safety departments, across multiple states and the Federal Government. Our clients are federal law enforcement agencies, including the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and many state law enforcement and public safety organizations. EnvisageNow.com

About FirstForward As the nation’s first professional learning network for public safety, FirstForward creates a space where first responders can connect with their peers, collaborate and access the training and tools they need to do their jobs and come home alive. FirstForward celebrates and honors the stories of heroism and compassion common to all first responders. FirstForward.com

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