Applied Evidence-Based Policing Practices: Homicide and Violent Crime Reduction

Course Provider: Virginia Center for Policing Innovation


Course Description:

Applied Evidence-Based Policing Practices: Homicide and Violent Crime Reduction is designed as a rapid eLearn course that provides an overview of the concept of evidence-based policing and examples of practices that have been shown to reduce homicides and violent crime. Crafted with all levels of police practitioners in mind, this course bridges the gap between research and practice.

On-screen text, videos and narration in a user-friendly eLearn environment allows participants to start, stop and resume the training based on their schedules. Participants should expect to spend approximately 2 – 4 hours exploring the resources provided in this dynamic and timely course.

This tuition-free online training was developed by the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) and was originally supported by cooperative agreement 2015-CK-WX-K022 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).


Primary Audience: 

This course is ideal for law enforcement managers and decision makers, including but not limited to agency heads, directors, command staff, managers, and supervisors in agencies of all sizes. However, the content is also applicable to all law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, as well as any community-policing stakeholders.


About Course Provider:

The Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) is a non-profit organization based in Richmond, Virginia which provides training and assistance to law enforcement organizations throughout the United States. Since its inception in 1997, VCPI has trained more than 50,000 public safety officers and others nationwide in dozens of topics including violent crime reduction, drug interdiction, youth gun violence, gangs, community policing, problem solving, leadership, human trafficking, interview and interrogation, forensics investigations, ethical decision making, organizational change, and many others. In addition to providing training, VCPI is a valuable resource for consulting, technical assistance, curriculum development, and project management and coordination to local, state and federal agencies as well as private organizations.


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