Every organization wants the best personnel they can find. While law enforcement is no different, they face unprecedented levels of scrutiny for their hiring—and firing—decisions. Few know more about this than Roger Goldman and Dan Zivkovich.
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.
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.
Public safety will look different in the future, and it will look different place to place. But across the board, Envisage Technologies is built to help leaders keep their promises and offer answers that matter.
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.
Envisage Technologies announces the addition of integrated case management functions to the Acadis Readiness Suite, a training and compliance system that is the gold standard for public safety leaders. This new functionality helps agencies add, track, and manage cases that may require formal investigation – including complaints, use-of-force claims, and employee misconduct.
During turbulent and unpredictable times, some law enforcement professionals grapple with the best ways to respond. Envisage Technologies, the company behind the Acadis Readiness Suite, is ready to address them—now. Join CEO Ari Vidali to learn more.
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.
Bloomington, Ind., June 11, 2020—Rapidly growing Envisage Technologies announced today that Ron Kasner has joined its Board of Directors. Located in the heart of the Midwest, Envisage provides software platforms and cutting-edge tools for more than 2 million emergency responders and public safety personnel.
On paper, law enforcement and social work may seem like very different professions, although they are often professionally intertwined. In practice, bringing a social worker into the law enforcement environment can generate substantial benefits for the agency and its public.