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More Police Officer Line of Duty Deaths Linked to COVID-19 than Other Causes

COVID-19 Law Enforcement Line of Duty Deaths

As COVID-19 continues to impact communities across the country, police officers are enforcing new local mandates in addition to their regular responsibilities. When assessing line of duty deaths (LODDs) for 2020, COVID-19 was found to cause more LODDs for law enforcement officers than all other causes combined.

Research by the Officer Down Memorial Page and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) linked COVID-19 to more than 100 line of duty deaths so far this year.

To protect citizens and officers, safety and prevention must be top of mind. That’s why Vector Solutions created multiple resources for COVID-19 and training courses available to law enforcement agencies at no cost.

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Continuing Education Approved by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Law Enforcement Continuing Education

As a high risk, high stakes occupation, law enforcement officers have to make instant, appropriate decisions under extreme pressure. To ensure they’re prepared to do so, officers must continually refresh their training and stay up-to-date on the latest procedures.

Texas law enforcement agencies can deliver 80 hours of continuing education to personnel with TargetSolutions, a brand of Vector Solutions. With the addition of the Calibre Press series, Texas departments can choose from 122 hours of training content, approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) to meet these required continuing education hours.

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TargetSolutions Unveils New Application for Managing Law Enforcement FTO Program

SAN DIEGO, CA – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions’ brand focused on eLearning and operations management innovations for public safety agencies, is releasing a comprehensive solution for law enforcement departments to manage and monitor their FTO programs.

Vector Solutions TargetSolutions offers a centralized training package built specifically for overseeing the Field Training Officer (FTO) program for law enforcement professionals. With this bundled solution, agencies have one location to assign essential training, deliver policies, verify acknowledgement, and manage daily observation reports.

This three-part system not only makes it easier to provide training, but it also ensures accurate documentation and accountability for every single officer.

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The Fundamentals of De-Escalation for Law Enforcement Professionals

De-Escalation for Law EnforcementThe abilities to de-escalate conflicts and influence situations for positive outcomes are some of the primary responsibilities of law enforcement officers. TargetSolutions’ law enforcement course catalog includes valuable online training that addresses this important topic as well as countless others for the industry.

Created with Calibre Press, an authority in police training, The Essential Component of De-Escalation and Conflict Resolution and Interaction Principles for De-Escalation Success focus on effective de-escalation strategies for law enforcement agencies. Each course is video-based and uses an onscreen instructor, scientific research and real-life case studies.

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A Complete Solution for Managing Law Enforcement Training and Compliance

Today’s environment is rapidly evolving for law enforcement agencies. Amid changing demands and exposure, your agency’s ability to continue deliver and perform are essential.

Developed for law enforcement, TargetSolutions provides a comprehensive training and recordkeeping solution. With TargetSolutions, law enforcement agencies can reinforce procedures that keep officers safe, grow their personnel’s skillsets and continue to protect communities.

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The Facts and Myths of Implicit Bias in Law Enforcement

Implicit Bias in Law Enforcement Law enforcement professionals today are under increasing amounts of scrutiny. With more and more encounters recorded on camera, charges of bias have become more frequent. While these instances do not always capture the entirety of the situation, this does not mean that implicit bias doesn’t exist in law enforcement or doesn’t go unaddressed.

TargetSolutions’ course, Implicit Bias: Facts and Myths, was created with Calibre Press, an authority in law enforcement training. Working with their experienced experts, this course uses numerous case studies, statistics and real video scenarios to explain different forms of biases.

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The Importance of Stress Management in Law Enforcement

Stress Management in Law Enforcement No doubt law enforcement is a dangerous profession. While the physical dangers of the job are more obvious, it can also take an emotional toll on officers. Knowing this, managing stress in this inherently dangerous position is key to emotional survival.

Online courses in TargetSolutions’ law enforcement training catalog, made with Calibre Press, highlight the importance of emotional and mental health for police officers. These courses use engaging videos, scientific findings and real-world examples. Course titles covering this topic include:

  • Emotional Survival in Law Enforcement
  • The Fundamentals of Stress 101
  • The Fundamentals of Stress 201

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Law Enforcement Training: How to Read Body Language

Read Body Language for Law EnforcementBody language and other non-verbal behaviors can often communicate more than verbal communication alone. For law enforcement professionals, the ability to read and interpret these unconscious signals can mean the difference between life and death.

TargetSolutions’ online training catalog for law enforcement agencies features important body language courses. Made with Calibre Press, a training authority for the industry, this 4-course body language series prepares officers to watch for these subtle tells. Each course is video-based and uses up-to-date data, real case studies and immersive videos to explain important strategies.

Body language courses in this catalog include:

  • Body Language: Reading People 101
  • Body Language: Reading People 201
  • Body Language: Analysis of Deceptive Behavior
  • Body Language: Analysis of Pre-Attack Indicators

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Understanding the Importance of Interactions for Law Enforcement

Interaction Principles for Law Enforcement The ability to communicate effectively is one of the greatest tools law enforcement professionals can use to influence outcomes. With an in-depth understanding of human interactions, officers can defuse dangerous situations and facilitate peaceful resolutions.

TargetSolutions’ law enforcement training addresses important topics for the industry such as reading body language, stress management and understanding human interactions. Created with Calibre Press, the course, Truths of Human Interaction, uses scientific research, case studies and real-life videos to explain the principles of interacting with others.

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Vector Solutions Releases Complimentary EMS Training for Law Enforcement Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

SAN DIEGO – Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support solutions for the world’s most critical industries, is offering law enforcement personnel complimentary access to three of its online EMS training courses as free educational resources.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact the United States, law enforcement personnel are tasked with new challenges when enforcing quarantine mandates and protecting communities. The three hours of training, provided through Vector’s award-winning TargetSolutions brand, offer law enforcement personnel with valuable safety best practices and critical information to help prevent infection.

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