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 are required to make time-sensitive judgments effecting and affecting both public and their personal safety. As the public safety and justice primary information gatherers, they conduct preliminary interviews of victims and witnesses, and make decisions on first instance arrests.
Add to this another poorly understood and under trained complexity to the public safety first responders’ job. They are expected to control their emotions at times when rational thought in the minds of person(s) they are engaging has been emotionally high-jacked.
While gathering verbal information from victims and witnesses, uniform police must deal with victim and witness perception of events that may differ from reality. These victims and witnesses have total belief in what they are saying. Every human being is influenced by their implicit biases and prior emotions laden experiences.
How well a uniform officer manages their own emotions and the emotions of others, how self-aware they become of their attitude, beliefs and values, and the level of competency they possess for gathering information in the first instance has 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 for uniform, ‘first responder’ public and military police. They are offered through a partnership between The ATRiM Group @ tranzform and the St. Petersburg College (Florida), Center for Public Safety and Innovation.
This online training is at the introductory level. It 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 feelings as part of the experiential learning process.
Uniform police with an accredited agency and military police who respond to public safety events.
No charge for students vetted by the Center for Police Policy and Innovation
How to Register
To be announced September 2019 by spcollege.edu