Microsoft IT Academy is free to Washington residents
The Microsoft IT Academy is a collection of more than 450 online courses supporting Microsoft products and technologies that is free to all Washington residents through special funding from the Legislature. This project is supported by the State Library (Office of the Secretary of State) and available through public, tribal, community college, and the State libraries. Increase your productivity with Microsoft Office software by taking a free online class from the Microsoft IT Academy.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) is offering online distance learning courses on best practices and strategies for enforcement of underage drinking laws and efforts to reduce underage drinking. These free courses are designed to help states, territories, and local communities reduce youth access to alcohol. Topics include reducing alcohol sales to minors through compliance check operations, effective environmental prevention strategies to address underage drinking, preventing and safely dispersing underage drinking parties, and more. Participants can receive a certificate upon completion of each course.
forensicED (RTI International) has a free online course "Shooting Reconstruction: 4 Elements of Trajectory-Archival"
Free Online Training from the OVC on Elder Abuse with additional modules to be released in August 2014! The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in collaboration with the Access to Justice Initiative and the Elder Justice Initiative, has released the first three modules of a free online elder abuse curriculum for legal service providers.
The first three modules in this six-part series, What Every Legal Services Lawyer Needs to Know About Elder Abuse, Practical and Ethical Strategies, and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, offer an interactive online approach providing basic information and tools to identify and address the needs of elders who may be experiencing abuse. The training includes a variety of information, tools, and resources, from interactive client scenarios to printable materials.
NHTSA has recently released a “Pedestrian Safety Training for Law Enforcement Interactive Training and Resource Guide.” It’s an interactive, computer-based training program. A CD can be ordered at no charge by contacting NHTSA, please click here for more information and/or to order the CD.
Funded by the Verizon Foundation, the Florida State University developed a free online program geared toward the prevention of officer-involved domestic violence. The National Prevention Toolkit on Officer-Involved Domestic Violence is available to law enforcement officers in Washington.
Training Officers: Use the “Contact Us” for to obtain your initial login. Florida State University’s Institute for Family Violence will send you the initial login for the program. The WSCJTC recognizes each module of the program as 1 CE each toward the continuing education mandate of RCW 43.101.095. This training will be logged at the agencies and not by the WSCJTC.
Hands Only CPR
Sexual Assault Response Team
OVC's Sane-Sart online learning programs have been expanded to offers a Law Enforcement Track. It includes 32 hours of self-directed on-line learning followed by an 8-hour webinar (check schedule for applicable dates)
Office of Victims of Crime, Training and Technical Assistance Center:
Victim Assistance Training
Identity Theft Victim Assistance
Webinars (topics vary)
NIJ- various subjects (numerous web-based, free)
Crime Scene Investigation Training thru the National Forensic Academy Investigator - Virtual Reality
Army OneSource - regarding returning veterans –
"Treating the Invisible Wounds of War" - a self-paced training that includes CEU credits and a certificate of completion.
Español for Law Enforcement: An Interactive Training Tool
Forensic DNA Training (several different titles)
Forensic Science Education
On-line, video on demand, and scheduled webinars (also check 'medico legal death investigation' for related classes)
Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes
Firearm Examiner Training
Compliance Checking (alcohol retailers)
FBI’s virtual academy
FEMA (beyond NIMS):
FEMA related, but on other hosted sites
Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center UDETC: In December of 2010 the UDETC began offering distance learning opportunities featuring courses that present best practices and strategies for enforcement of underage drinking laws and efforts to reduce underage drinking. Funded by an OJJDP grant, these web-based, on-line courses are designed to provide basic information to the participant and serve as a foundation for on-site training provided by the UDETC. Participants can receive a certificate upon completion of one of these courses.
The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) Line Officer Training provides frontline law enforcement personnel with training to supplement their observation skills in recognizing behaviors and incidents that may indicate criminal activity associated with, or leading up to, terrorism. The training focuses on the critical role line officers have in the effective implementation of the SAR process by identifying - and documenting - suspicious activity.
IACP: International Association of Chiefs of Police
Publications: Law Enforcement and Corrections
NEW - Law Enforcement Guidance for Suspected Unauthorized UAS Operations
Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Special Needs Subject Response Guide for Police Officers
Copies may be obtained at Corrections One, Police One, or by contacting the author
Washington State Patrol Forensic Laboratory Services Newsletters.
The National Institute of Corrections has numerous online courses posted on its learning center. Topics include budgetary considerations, strategic thinking, green business, motivating others, managing conflict, and team building. The courses are free for corrections professionals in executive and middle management, first-line supervision, offender programming, or training/staff development. (NIC)
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - various subjects (numerous web-based, free)
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