Our conference theme is "Protecting Our Children Through Prevention and Response". Join other law enforcement and school personnel to address school violence and youth victimization concerns through the use of crime prevention and response strategies and review lessons learned from relevant case studies. Examine the impacts of trauma on youth and effective strategies for working with students experiencing mental illness and learning disabilities. Explore the most current trends among youth relating to social media and alcohol and substance abuse. Discuss successful prevention and intervention program models.
Examine the psychological and behavioral aspects of threat assessment and management. Gain understanding in normal versus abnormal child and adolescent behaviors, identifying red-flags, why threats are made, and how threats can be managed along a pathway toward violence (both short and long-term) to ensure personnel safety. Review common problems in school threat assessment and propose solutions. Learn multidisciplinary threat assessment and management strategies and explore empirically based youth-violence risk and protective factors. Review assessment tools for use in the school system. Participate in simulated threat assessments and management with followup discussion (hotwash).
In recent years, law enforcement agencies have been facing major public and media scrutiny in how public safety situations are managed in their communities. Building strong relationships with key supporters and the media BEFORE a crisis occurs will open lines of communication during adverse situations. Join us to learn how agencies can best tell their story, whether it is to build positive messaging, crisis communications, or to provide continuity of operations following an incident.
The ability to organize your thinking and calmly respond can help you avoid a potential crisis. Every year, approximately 1,000 people are shot and killed by police. Roughly half wielded a gun while the remainder held knives, toy weapons, or no weapons at all. Join us to learn how de-escalation communication skills can defuse those situations and lead to more successful resolutions.
Explore strategies to plan effectively for sustainability. Identify factors that may impact sustainability such as turnover, changes in leadership, finances, and resource allocation. Create a plan to address these factors.
Examine community violence types, warning signs, and root causes. Develop a community threat assessment team and explore prevention resources. Examine how schools and youth provide a foundation for resilience, prevention, and violence reduction. Identify community, justice, and culture-based solutions and create an action plan tailored to your community violence prevention needs.
Discuss basic concepts and strategies of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED). Explore effective situational crime prevention strategies to enhance public safety. Conduct security assessments through practical field exercises. Examine lessons learned in active shooter events and various principals in effective active shooter and threat response.
Examine common failures in critical incident responses and learn a proven methodology for quickly stabilizing and organizing these events on campus. Learn proactive skills and develop or enhance your emergency plans for active shooter scenarios at your school, department, or organization in your tribal community.
The opioid crisis and the flood of other drugs has reached epidemic proportion in many of our communities. Learn more about this national challenge and other emerging drug trends such as Fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, synthetic cannabinoids, and other chemicals. Explore the issues associated with the legalization of marijuana in many states and vaping, Butane hash oil, and cannabis edibles. Discuss the challenges these “new drug delivery systems” have caused many states. Consider how particular drugs are designed and why the designs of these drugs are so popular. Gain an understanding of the stages of use, addiction, withdrawal symptoms, and the health and life-threatening dangers posed from the use of drugs. Discuss common delivery systems and observe examples of emerging drugs in various forms. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug usage, as well as how Naloxone/Narcan works in cases of opioid overdoses.
Review the 7-step approach to drug influence and identification which includes pulse, horizontal gaze nystagmus, vertical nystagmus, lack of convergence, pupillary comparison, pupil reaction and Romberg stand. Gain understanding in how the eyes react to drug influence and the effects on the central nervous system. Practice what you have learned using hands-on activities. As a law enforcement or parole/probation officer, you will gain the skills you need to recognize impairment caused by the most abused drugs or alcohol in Indian Country.
Examine best practices in establishing or enhancing multi-jurisdictional partnerships to combat public safety challenges and improve community quality of life. Discuss the benefits of sharing resources and services across jurisdictional boundaries. Review successful outcome examples resulting from Memoranda of Understanding or Memoranda of Agreement.
Gain new skills and knowledge to help you identify students who are abusing drugs. Learn about the most commonly used logos and terms related to underage drinking, marijuana use, and over-the-counter drug abuse. Examine drug concealment trends showing up at school, home, or inside vehicles. Discuss new drug trends including marijuana legalization, vaping, and non-traditional forms of marijuana. Over 70 visual aids will be shared during the training that will help you understand where drugs and alcohol are being concealed in plain sight.
Built on evidence-based principles, this training curriculum supports law enforcement in fostering strong community relationships, enhancing interactions with youth, and creating effective interventions to divert at-risk and minority youth from the justice system. Improving procedural justice efforts in the juvenile justice system offers an unmatched return-on-investment for law enforcement agencies.
Review pre-incident indicators and characteristics of active shooters. Examine relevant case studies and proactive skills to assist you in better preparing and responding to active shooter scenarios. Discuss tips that will assist in the development or enhancement of an emergency plan for your school, department, or organization.
Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, as more than two million of Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs. One person dies every 12 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States. Join us for this vital training to learn which opiates and depressants are abused most frequently and about the dangers of new synthetics, including Fentanyl. Examine stages of use, addiction, and withdrawal symptoms, and the health and life-threatening dangers posed from use of these drugs. A MUST-ATTEND training to help you build knowledge to address this national crisis.
Creating and maintaining safe communities requires collaboration to develop strategies that effectively address public safety concerns such as alcohol and substance abuse, child abuse, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, crime and other threats. The Regional Community Safety Summits will discuss key public safety issues impacting tribal communities and how these concerns can be addressed through community policing, inter-agency collaboration, and multi-jurisdictional partnerships.
Explore strategies to enhance collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the community to reduce crime and improve community quality of life. Practice working in organized problem solving teams to develop an action plan using community policing principles to address specific public safety threats in your community.
Explore strategies to best tell your agency or department’s story, whether it is to build positive messaging about your work on an ongoing basis, to message during a crisis, or to provide the community with information during the continuity of operations following an incident. Review practices to develop an effective communications operation to build community trust and to create ambassadors to share the law enforcement message even before you need it, in good times and in bad. Examine tactics police can employ for optimal community relations and how to communicate to all audiences, both internal and external, during critical incidents. Case studies will demonstrate both successful and unsuccessful messaging tactics and their results.