Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services in partnership with the Harrisonburg Police Department, Danville Police Department, and the King and Queen County Sheriff’s Office.
All law enforcement officers not in uniform and armed must display their badge in the facility.
When was the last time you heard police discussions about involving the community in helping to address crime problems? Has technology replaced the need to interact face to face with the public? Is public interaction important anyway? All of these questions will be answered in this newly developed course.
This course was designed to emphasize and demonstrate how to accomplish a better relationship by engaging the community as partners in problem solving, prevention and enforcement. Few law enforcement agencies can afford officers to be on the scene of a problem neighborhood around the clock. Citizens must come to recognize their value and obligation in assisting in policing. The community must be empowered and that begins with developing trust and collaboration on an equal footing.
Partial In-Service Credit (PIC) has been awarded for this class. Additionally, credit hours will be awarded toward certification and re-certification as a Virginia Crime Prevention Specialist.
There is no cost to attend this course; however participants are responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals.
Copyright © 2017, Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services