Why this Training?
Uniform public and military police are among the first officials to arrive on the scene of social disturbances, violent crimes and catastrophic events. They must make time-sensitive judgments concerning personal and public safety.
As primary information gatherers, they must conduct preliminary interviews of victims and witnesses, and make decisions on first instance arrests.
Time-sensitive judgments are made from processing sensory information below levels of conscious awareness and drawing on the emotions-laded memories from prior experiences.
Add another complexity to the uniform police officer’s job. They are expected to control their emotions at times when rational thought in the minds of person(s) they are engaging has been high-jacked by emotions.
While gathering verbal information from victims and witnesses, uniform police must be aware that the interviewee’s perception of reality may be different from reality itself even thought they are in total belief. Every human being is predisposed to cognitive (heuristics) and emotional biases.
How well a uniform officer manages their emotions, how self-aware they become of their attitude, beliefs and values, and the level of competency the possess for gathering information can have profound implications on public safety, problem solving and information used by the courts in civil and criminal proceedings.
Information Gathering for Uniform Police and Military Security and Reliability Assessment for Uniform Police and Military Security courses are offered free of charge to public and military police and military security at installations through a partnership between AlterNation LLC @ tranzform and the St. Petersburg College (Florida), Center for Public Safety and Innovation. The training considers the factors in the preceding paragraphs.
This online training is and introductory level course which should take an average three to five (4- 5) hours each to complete. Students are asked and prompted to keep a journal to record their insights, thoughts and felling as part of the learning experience. The courses are most effective when this training is reinforced with timely feedback for supervisors.
Uniform police with an accredited agency and military police. It is also open to military police and other security staff controlling access to military installations.
No charge for students vetted by the Center for Police Policy and Innovation
How to Register
To be announced September 2019 by spcollege.edu