Provides participants with a basic awareness and understanding of the fundamental principles and best practices of community policing.
Based on the Department of Justice, COPS Office publication of the same name, Community Policing not only describes the practice of community policing but also examines how it can be effectively applied. Comprised of four interactive modules, the course explores partnerships, problem solving and organizational transformation as they relate to specific issues and challenges facing today’s law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve. As such it is a valuable and appropriate training opportunity for a wide variety of law enforcement and public safety professionals ranging from new hires to experienced personnel.
As a critical segment of the Community Engagement portion, civilians and officers have the ability to attend a joint interactive training seminar labelled, "Walk-a-Mile-in-My-Shoes"; providing perspectives from both sides of Community Policing.