Law Enforcement

VALOR Training – Survive & Thrive: Protecting You and Your Fellow Officers (June 2019, California)

This VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Program training, offered as a one- or two-day course, provides officers at the all levels with exactly that – the essentials to survive and thrive – by stressing the importance of being physically and mentally prepared, maintaining situational awareness, combating complacency, and remaining vigilant. Participants will hear from law enforcement experts on:

Webinar - Staffing Analysis for Criminal Investigations

The criminal investigations process is one that begins with call takers and ends when cases are prosecuted. During this webinar, presenter Peter Bellmio will discuss:

  • Effective quality control for preliminary investigations and use of preliminary investigation information for case screening;
  • Elements of agencywide case management and workload measurement process;
  • The development of goals and performance measures for specialized investigative units; and
  • Development of plans for gang, drug and vice-related units.

Webinar - FY 2019 Law Enforcement-Based Direct Victim Specialist Program

This webinar will provide details and guidance for potential applicants to the Office for Victims of Crime’s fiscal year 2019 Law Enforcement-Based Direct Victim Specialist Program solicitation. The presenter will discuss the purpose and goals of this funding opportunity; review its eligibility requirements and deliverables; and address frequently asked questions. A question-and-answer session will conclude this webinar.

Webinar - Death Notification when Children are Involved: Trauma-informed Strategies for Delivering the Most Difficult News to the Most Vulnerable

In this webinar, law enforcement professionals and child trauma experts team up to provide law enforcement professionals with useful guidance regarding the challenging task of death notification involving children. Key steps that should be taken will be reviewed and frequent challenges that arise will be discussed. Presenters will share their experiences with this work and respond to questions from the audience.

Law Enforcement Response: Approaching Your Work with a Trauma-Informed Lens

Victims react to the psychological trauma of a crime in various ways. In order to ensure they receive the care they need, practitioners must become familiar with the impact of trauma and the concept of trauma-informed care. This session will provide participants insight into the surprising similarities of victims and police officers that will help connect the complex thought patterns of a victim in trying to survive the moment and in the long term.

The National Institute of Justice’s recent publication, Notes from the Field, includes a series of articles describing various approaches for law enforcement to handle scenarios in which they lack the research and evidence needed to influence their policies, practices, and work. In many instances, practitioners in the field experience situations – sometimes potentially volatile – where they must quickly make decisions when they do not have enough information.

Cold Case Solvability and Using Science in Investigations

This is the third in a 4-part webinar series on defining, implementing, and managing a cold case unit. Building off of the past two webinars, “What is a Cold Case and How They are Solved?” and “Forming a Cold Case Unit and Managing Expectations” seasoned investigator, Jason Moran will discuss cold case solvability and present different scientific techniques and tools that officers at all levels should be aware of and can apply to cold case investigations.

Genealogy Research: Successful Convictions of a Serial Rapist

This webinar will focus on four separate incidents that occurred from 2007 to 2012, including three first-degree rapes, a first-degree sex assault, and an attempted first-degree sex assault. These five cases were all committed by the same suspect, and DNA evidence connected four of these five incidents.

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