Evidence Based Police Training for the 21st Century
Number: 690
MemberFee: No Fee
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu

This training course is designed to not only provide officers with knowledge related to the latest evidence based research, but to also provide them with tools that will assist them with implementation of these suggested practices. This training will further enhance officers’ understanding of several key concepts that were found to neutralize and negatively impact the relationship between law enforcement, the communities and public trust. The theoretical framework of this course design utilizes findings from practitioners, academic scholars and findings from The Presidential Task Force that consisted of several members of the United States Department of Justice, Local, County, State, and Federal Law Enforcement leaders across the country. Research findings indicate that those agencies that has success in improving their community relationships, reduced their agencies’ liability, officer complaints and use of force, took active stops to enhance their officers’ and supervisors’ knowledge in the following six areas: Procedural Justice, Constitutional Issues and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority, Civil Rights Awareness, Legal Updates, Cultural Competency, and Human Rights.
The objective of this training is to assist in enhancing law enforcement officers’ and supervisors’ knowledge related to these complex issues that now exist with 21st Century Policing. It is further intended to foster strategies that are designed to teach officers, at every level of the agency, how they can implement some of these evidence-based practices in their everyday job assignments. This training is designed to enrich law enforcement officers’ leadership skills, knowledge related to Human Rights, Constitutional Issues Related to Assembly, and Cultural Diversity. Additionally, it will provide officers with an overview of the latest case law and best practices related to 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, & 14th Amendments issues that may have short-term as well as long-term consequences to agencies that violate these Rights.
At the culmination of this course, officers will have a strong understanding of each of these complex issues. Moreover, officers will have developed techniques and strategies that will assist in building trust between them and the communities they serve. Furthermore, officers will have developed some strategies for implementing some of these evidence-based practices within their agencies and their communities.
I. Civil Rights (Cultural Diversity)
a. Historical Analysis
b. Criminal Justice Historical Perspective
c. Federal Civil Rights
d. Domestic Violence
e. Sex Crimes
f. Hate Crimes
g. Crimes Against Elderly & Children
II. Identify Constitutional Issues & Law Updates
a. Protester and Assembly Conflict
b. Search & Seizure Issues (Power to Arrest, Probable Cause vs. Reasonable Suspicion, Terry Vs. Ohio/Mapp vs. Ohio, Search Exemptions)
c. Self-Incrimination (Interviews vs. Interrogation (Case Analysis), 5th Amendment, Miranda vs. Arizona, Civil Liability & Risk Management, Exclusionary Rules)
III. Compromising Integrity & Criminal Liability
a. Federal Civil Rights Violations
b. Official Misconduct
c. 8th Amendment Issues
d. Consequences of Illegal Searches
e. Excessive Use of Force (Case Analysis)
IV. Procedural Justice - Fairness & Consistency
a. Leadership (Effective Supervision, Organizational Leadership, Use of SARA (Scan, Analysis, Response, Assessment)
b. Use of Force (14th Amendment, De-escalation Tactics, Bias Awareness, Trauma and Victim Services)
c. Community Relations (Problem Oriented Policing, Public Perception, Building Public Trust)
V. Organizational Transparency
a. Use of Technology & Social Media
b. Neighborhood/Public Dialog
c. Use of Body Cameras
d. Public Policy Boards

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