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Denver Public School Department of Safety Saves Time with Daily Observation Reports

Denver Public School Department of Safety

Denver Public School Department of Safety (DPS DOS) is responsible for creating a safe and secure environment for over 93,000 students and 15,000 staff members across 220 buildings in the Denver, Colorado area.

Prior to implementing Vector Evaluations+, DPS DOS was using a word processor document to record their daily observation reports, which they would manually upload to their TargetSolutions Learning Management System (LMS), available through Vector Solutions.

Sergeant Jason Klika, the DPS DOS Training Coordinator, said they were “dying for the evaluations tool”, which enables them to oversee their entire staff through the Vector Evaluations+ app. With this solution, daily observation reports can be submitted directly and connects to the LMS, so everything is centralized in one location without having to manually upload skill sheets.

In addition to Vector Solutions’ LMS and Vector Evaluations+, DPS DOS recently purchased TargetSolutions Check It. This app will help them simplify vehicle and equipment checks and manage inventory and work orders for tasks like vehicle maintenance. 

Learn more about how DPS Dept. of Safety is saving their team hundreds of administrative hours and improving transparency through better reporting with Vector Evaluations+.

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Officer Survival: Physiological Response to Stress

Stress undoubtedly comes with a career in law enforcement. Police officers often face high-stress, high-stakes situations where they must make split-second decisions under extreme pressure. If stress isn’t managed, it can cause long-term conditions and illnesses that can negatively affect how officers conduct their daily lives and performance in the field.

Vector Solutions’ new course, Officer Survival: Physiological Response to Stress, covers the different causes of stress for a law enforcement officer, the impact of stress on the mind and body and best practices for stress management.

By completing this training, officers will better understand how stress impacts them and agencies will better support the mental and behavioral health of their employees with important wellness solutions across their departments.

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Police Course Updates: Constitutional Law, Domestic Violence & Fatigue

online police course library

Law enforcement is a constantly changing industry. To ensure officers can adapt, their refresher training must reflect the most up-to-date procedures and regulations. Vector Solutions is in the process of revamping its online police course library with dynamic videos, current case studies and industry best practices.

This latest round of law enforcement course updates includes: Constitutional Law, Domestic Violence and Understanding Fatigue for Law Enforcement.

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Policies and Procedures in Law Enforcement Training Course

Law enforcement officers are constantly exposed to risk. Not just in the field, but also from potential incident-related lawsuits. In cases of litigation, policies are the first line of defense for the city or officers.

However, these instances are often what exposes an agency’s lack of policies (and therefore increased liability).

Vector Solutions’ new course, Policies and Procedures in Law Enforcement, was created for this very reason. Available through the TargetSolutions training platform, this online course reviews the fundamentals of effective policies and their importance to the operations of law enforcement agencies.

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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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