For over three decades, the principles of community policing have been a driving force in American law enforcement. Yet for all of its past success, community policing may never have been as vital to law enforcement and the well-being of our communities as it is today. New Perspectives on Community Policing examines how change, emerging issues, and threats are necessitating a reinvigorated commitment to the key components of community policing: community partnerships, organizational transformation, and problem solving. The course introduces the new perspectives on community policing and offers an overview of the dramatic shifts and challenges that are faced by law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. It provides problem-solving tools, examples of successful police and community partnerships, and numerous community-policing resources.
Flexible, interactive, and relevant, New Perspectives on Community Policing offers participants an outstanding opportunity to gain new insights on community policing and its role in today’s complex world. It is ideal for all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, as well as any community-policing stakeholders. This no-cost training is the product of a joint partnership between the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI), the Western Community Policing Institute (WCPI), and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (the COPS Office).
This online course follows a self-paced, modular format that allows participants the flexibility of starting, stopping, and resuming the training based on individual schedules and the demands of the day. Although self-paced, it is anticipated that successful completion of the course will require a minimum of 4 hours. Participants successfully completing the online training will have the option to complete a final examination that may be helpful in meeting specific training and documentation requirements. The scored results of the final examination are available immediately to the participant; a corresponding transcript and certificate of completion are available upon request.
Registration for New Perspectives on Community Policing is available on the Online Training Calendar page at www.vcpionline.org. Register today to get started!