We provide a complete departmental review which identifies the formal and, more importantly informal decision makers within a given department.
Informal Decision Makers
Within any organization there are informal channels of communication, and unseen seats of power. We all know who these people are, they're the quartermaster in the army who can get you what ever you need with 72 hours prior notice when the CO has been stonewalled via bureaucrat channels; or the Lieutenant that can rally the entire department's spirit with a few choice words and silence a room simply by holding his hands up.
Whatever their position on the org chart these individuals are vital to you department's moral and indeed their vary ability to function. That is why it is crucial for department leadership to identify these individuals. Knowing who to go to when you're back's against the wall can be the difference between failure and success.
Standard Operating Procedures
Whether simply doing an audit to determine the success of departmental practices or a review because of a publicized event, we offer a complete review of department policies and procedures, measured against both nationally accepted practices in policing, as well as your unique community cultural standards.
Reality Test Options
Upon completion of our review we provide an in depth analysis of the department's policies, informal structure(s), and most importantly actionable reality test options.
We provide actionable options based on our review that will address things like officer moral, incentive programs, stress management, disciplinary options, public relations, and managerial relations.
There are few jobs as dynamic and stressful as law enforcement. From the mortal dangers, to the public scrutiny of every decision, there are a unique group of stressors that officers are faced with. That being the case we offer a variety of options to aid departments in looking out for their officers.
Stress Management Coaching
One on one coaching for officers and administration recognizing stressors and developing coping skills and stress resiliency.
Peer Support Program
This course is intended for various experience Chiefs/Sheriffs, Captains, Lieutenants, and Sergeants to equip them to identify and reduce stress on their officers, dispatchers, record keepers and support staff. The intent of the trainer is to provide the tools necessary to identify environmental and critical incident stressors that build up throughout a law enforcement career. They will learn from many mistakes and pitfalls experienced by veterans.
This course is specifically designed for Law Enforcement Supervisors, Task Force Supervisors and Civilian Managers working with the Law Enforcement community.
This course is most successful when taught and received with audiences of 50 officers or fewer. The smaller groups enable officers to have more direct dialog with the instructor and the other students.
Critical Incident Debriefing
The goal of this training program is to prepare Supervisors for Crisis Intervention within their department. The course will address Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) History, Common Practices, Stress Management Units (SMU), Death Notifications Stress and Officer Suicide Prevention. Each area by itself is an area of expertise requiring detailed individual course instruction.
In addition, the course will include an overview of stress signs, symptoms, risky behavior and resources. It will address the stress related to death notifications, family issues, job environment and suicides.
There is one job that no one in Law Enforcement or the Military wants to preform; Death Notifications. But the fact remains, it must be done. Imagine a world in which no one was ever informed of the death of a loved one. Instead, one day someone's wife, brother, son, or mother simply disappears. As traumatic as it is to hear the news that someone you love has died, it would be far worse to spend the rest of your life wondering what happened to them.
We are proud to offer a training seminar, presented in a format that is beneficial and accessible to every rank and experience level from the Chief/Sheriff down to a rookie in his/her first week on the job.
This seminar is based around the book "Death Notifications: Delivering an Offensive Message in the Least Offensive Manner," written by Dean L. Jackson. In his book, Dean reviews some of the best and worst practices of delivering this terrible news to families. Dean draws on his personal experience as a seasoned notifier to illustrate how to guide families and loved ones through one of the most difficult times in their lives. Dean also addresses the stress and emotional toll that the notifications can and will take on the notifier.