for Advanced Professional Development
Lorain County Chiefs Law Enforcement Association, Lorain County Commissioners, and Lorain County Community College have partnered to bring continuing education opportunities to law enforcement officers and first responders. The Public Safety Institute for Advanced Professional Development brings career development, personal growth opportunities and the latest skills and information – developed and delivered by a variety of expert instructors.
Institute offerings are available to a wide range of professionals including, but not limited to:
- Local and Regional Law Enforcement Officers
- First Responders
- Fire Chiefs
- Emergency Medical Service Agents
- Organizational Leaders
Employment Law Issues for Law Enforcement Management
Day 1 Course: Federal Laws & Standards
- Federal laws regulate the everyday activities of employers. This session is an overview of the most frequently applied laws: the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act. Case law is used to explain and demonstrate the importance of effective management.
- This session also will address intermittent leave, medical documentation, retaliation issues and complex fact patterns regarding the use of FMLA and implications on ADA and medical marijuana. Discussion will include the impact and conflict with union contracts as well as what steps to take for best practices for potential lawsuits.
Day 2 Course: Discipline & Investigations of Employees
- A comprehensive session on discipline, this session is designed for Law Enforcement Administration including Police Chiefs, Sheriffs, Human Resources Directors, Law Directors, Administrators/Managers, Supervisors, and others who are responsible for oversight of employee conduct and/or for discipline.
- Standards of Conduct and discipline process is presented and advanced process and practice points are included. Case examples and citations form the basis of explaining the causes for discipline.
The Ethical Warrior: Ethics & Professionalism in Difficult Times
This 8-hour “Ethical Warrior” workshop is designed for law enforcement professionals at all levels. The insightful and fast-paced course surveys the principles of public service ethics and the challenges of deteriorating core moral values and ethics of the new generation of “modern-day warriors”. Also examined is how managers, supervisors and public organizations can strengthen ethical behaviors in today’s environment where public mistrust of the government and law enforcement is at an all-time high.
Law Enforcement Trauma and Stress
Law Enforcement Officers experience a lot of trauma and stress on the job. From difficult-to-look–at crime scenes, car accidents, etc., to interacting with people during bad life experiences, officers see a lot of negative. Public criticism and other life stressors can make the job seem even harder. This training session will discuss trauma and its effects, PTSD, anxiety, burnout, and many related aspects of the emotional and mental challenges these professionals experience, with a focus on suicide prevention and intervention in law enforcement.
- Misconceptions about suicide. What is suicide?
- Causes of suicide
- Depression / Mental Illnesses or Disorders
- Life stressors
- Officer on-the-job experiences.
- What is trauma?
- Effects of trauma.
- Treatment options for trauma.
- Anxiety, stress and burnout.
- Health and well-being: physical, mental and emotional health.
- How the job affects relationships, family, & other areas of life.
- Suicide prevention.
- Suicide intervention.
- Peer support, counseling, & other resources.
Foundations for Strategic Awareness – Featuring Chip Huth of Command Presence
An interactive course built from critical concepts from the book Unleashing the Power of Unconditional Respect: Transforming Law Enforcement and Police Training. The course is a mixture of lecture, open discussion, small group discussions, individual work and group exercises.
Seconds 4 Survival – Featuring Travis Yates of Safetac Training
A dynamic, media intensive course designed to reduce the reactionary gap that can lead to deadly consequences in law enforcement interactions with suspects. Real life scenarios combined with tactical considerations are discussed throughout the training that will give the student the knowledge to survive attacks.
Risk Management – Featuring Gordon Graham
The phrase “risk management” gets thrown around quite a bit, but what is “real” risk management? It is more than the “safety” stuff. It is more than the insurance” stuff. And it is more than the “ergonomics” stuff. Everything you do in your organization involves a level of Risk. This training explains how to “recognize” the real risks you face, gives some thoughts on how to “prioritize” these risks, shows how to “mobilize”(act) to do something about the real risks you face in your organization.
Train the Trainer and Course Deliver: De-Escalation Strategies for Best Possible Outcomes Training
Highly interactive, small group discussion-based training is focused on defining de-escalation (what it is and what it isn’t), identifying people in crisis (through the innovative TEB Model), and enhancing decision-making when dealing with people in crisis. Through case study, video review, and “fishbowl” exercises, participants will leave the training with valuable skills to increase the probability of desirable outcomes during interactions with people in crisis.
Lorain County Community College