Webinar: Verbal De-Escalation and Crisis Communication Skills to Diffuse and Re-Direct Conflict Behavior


There is a growing need to learn verbal conflict and crisis communication skills. When verbal encounters become adversarial and escalate, they can often lead to controversial use of force issues, or worse. Although no training can ever reasonably be expected …

Webinar: Responding to Persons in Crisis


To view a recording of this webinar, please click here. This training is designed to help law enforcement, corrections, emergency medical technicians, firefighters and others understand and respond to individuals who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.

Webinar: Standards for Certification for Safe Policing for Safe Communities: A Comprehensive Review


To view a recording of this webinar, please click here. In this webinar, VRSA Public Safety Specialist Gary Dillon will be discussing the President’s Executive Order No. 13929 for the Standards for Certification for Safe Policing for Safe Communities. Each mandatory …

Law enforcement seminars bring expert to discuss issues such as officer-citizen contacts, pretext and profiling issues, and more


Randy Means, Director of Curriculum Development and Quality Assurance for The Response Network, will be providing five seminars addressing law enforcement liability from November through March. The seminars address minimizing the risk of officer misconduct, increasing officer and organizational effectiveness, …

Protecting our protectors


The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has released a pamphlet summarizing the science behind actions law enforcement agencies can take to improve officer safety and wellness.  The pamphlet, entitled “Protecting Our Protectors: Using Science to Improve Officer Safety and Wellness,” …