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Top 20 Courses to Reduce Liability in 2020


Going into 2020, agencies are looking for solutions to help mitigate risk and reduce costly claims. This is more important now than ever as the last couple of years have been expensive for companies across the United States.

Liability concerns, such as workplace injuries, cost U.S. companies over $1 billion weekly in 2019 and if trends found by Business Insurance continue, the average total costs of risk for businesses (TCOR) is on the rise – seeing a 2.1% increase in 2018.

To help your agency limit your exposure to risk and protect employees, TargetSolutions is highlighting its top 20 courses for reducing liability in 2020.

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City of Muleshoe Police Department Manages Training and Scheduling with TargetSolutions

City of Muleshoe Police DepartmentThe City of Muleshoe Police Department (TX) is a “recognized” agency through the Texas Police Chief’s Association (TPCA) for their commitment to adhering and meeting their stringent standards. The department works to add innovative technology into its agency to maintain compliance and simplify processes.

When Chief of Police, Gary R. McHone, decided to implement the TargetSolutions training management system for his department, he also signed up for TargetSolutions Scheduling™. With this integrated solution, his organization can access training, track important records and manage daily scheduling challenges in one solution.

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Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office Uses TargetSolutions to Track Training Hours

Wasatch County Sheriffs Office

The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office (Utah) is staffed with 120 employees – including sworn law enforcement officers, search and rescue personnel, volunteers and other professionals. After researching solutions to track required training hours, Wasatch County decided to implement TargetSolutions in September 2019.

It didn’t take long for Mitch McKee, Training Director for Wasatch County, to find value in the platform’s advanced reporting capabilities and credential tracking.

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The Top 5 Most Commonly Asked Law Enforcement Questions During the Purchasing Process

Top 5 Law Enforcement Questions

If you are considering purchasing TargetSolutions’ online training management system for your law enforcement agency, you undoubtedly have questions. Fortunately, TargetSolutions has the answers you need to make the right decision for your organization.

Here are the five most common questions asked during the purchasing process. If there is something not covered here that you would like to know, please give us a call today (800) 840-8046.

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TargetSolutions Training Courses Receive New Accreditation Approvals for Law Enforcement Agencies


SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading online training and records management system for public safety agencies, expands its accreditation status for 24 online law enforcement training courses in 10 states.

TargetSolutions’ law enforcement course catalog features more than 250 hours of online training that is accepted for continuing education hours (CEH) by various states and approval agencies. Through TargetSolutions’ addition of Calibre Press training courses, 24 more courses are now acceptable for fulfilling law enforcement CEH. 

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Healthy Stress Management for Public Safety Professionals

It’s no secret public safety professionals are exposed to more high-stress situations than the average civilian. With that, fire, EMS and law enforcement personnel experience higher rates of stress-related disorders and diseases.

The National Institute for Public Safety Health highlighted this by comparing the average age of a first heart attack in the general U.S. population (66 years old) to the average age for a firefighter (49 years old). These findings were also similar for law enforcement. Law enforcement officers tend to have higher blood pressure and cholesterol than civilians and 40% of them have a sleep disorder.

Due to these elevated risks, public safety personnel must be proactive in caring for their mental and physical health. TargetSolutions’ online training course library for public safety agencies includes training for the wellbeing of employees. Courses such as NFPA 1500: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Fire Industry, Emotional Survival in Law Enforcement and Workplace Stress speak to the unique challenges of these industries and offer healthy coping strategies.

As September is National Suicide Prevention Month, identifying workplace stressors and reacting to warning signs is crucial. It’s the responsibility of every individual in these fields to understand their personal mental health and help one another when possible. Learn more about how your agency can address health concerns with TargetSolutions’ custom-built training for stress management.

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Streamline Your Police Workforce Management with Law Enforcement Scheduling Software

Law enforcement professionals, like many other employees in public safety, work long, sometimes unpredictable hours. Consequently, risk factors such as fatigue and stress can threaten job performance and are closely linked to police workforce scheduling.

TargetSolutions Scheduling™ simplifies the management of even the most complicated organizational tasks. Built specifically for the needs of missions-critical industries, this law enforcement scheduling software streamlines crew scheduling, overtime hiring, callbacks, time-off requests and more.

Using TargetSolutions Scheduling™, law enforcement agencies can ensure fairness and efficiency in their workforce management. With the potential to improve employee effectiveness and overall efficiency, this police scheduling software is the ultimate solution to managing your workforce.

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Recorded Webinar: How to Track Law Enforcement Weapons and Firearms Qualifications with TargetSolutions

While out in the field, law enforcement officers might only have a few seconds to make a decision and act to prevent tragedy and protect lives. With that, proper and effective use of firearms can mean the difference between life and death.

TargetSolutions’ pre-built credential for tracking weapons qualifications helps agencies ensure personnel complete officer firearms requirements. With powerful recordkeeping tools, law enforcement agencies can reduce liability and prepare officers to use potentially lethal weapons in the field.

“The best way for a law enforcement agency to limit their liability exposure is to effectively train its personnel and accurately track training hours,” explained Johnny Roberson, former law enforcement officer and TargetSolutions Solutions Engineer. “When it comes to documenting hours for weapons qualifications, TargetSolutions provides online records that can be accessed and updated from any web-enabled device. With this tracking tool, you can ensure your department’s weapons qualifications are up-to-date and information is correct, concise and complete.”

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The Advantages of Computerized Police Scheduling

Advantages of Law Enforcement Scheduling

Effective scheduling impacts multiple aspects of police work. More efficient scheduling has the potential to improve job performance, increase morale and provide greater satisfaction in communities. Here’s a look at why police scheduling is such a crucial workforce management issue and how the right employee scheduling software can make a dramatic difference.

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Use of Force Training for Law Enforcement Agencies


Law enforcement officers serve a broad variety of functions including fighting crime, maintaining order, solving community problems and – where necessary – dispensing force. TargetSolutions’ all-new training course, Use of Force, addresses the complexity of this defining part of police work.

This online course speaks to the unique challenges law enforcement officers face when deciding whether a situation calls for force. By taking this course, individuals can improve their understanding of use of force, encounters when it’s necessary and potential consequences. Using engaging and interactive lessons, departments can use this training to help start the conversation around the nuances of this topic.

Learn more about this newest training course for law enforcement agencies:

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