Ethical Decision Making: Policing with Principled Insight

Course Provider: Virginia Center for Policing Innovation


Course Description:

Ethical Decision Making: Policing with Principled Insight is a thought-provoking eLearn course that explores the practice of decision making and the ethical principles that support effective policing. In one of its most impactful and rewarding endeavors to date, VCPI partnered with the USDOJ, COPS Office to create the Ethical Decision Making: Policing with Principled Insight program. As part of this larger initiative, this course stresses that police ethics are not just an after-thought or a means of discouraging bad behavior. Instead, ethics are a controlling insight that inform and guide police practitioners from an internal, personal capacity. This innovative eLearn course invites participants to join a 2500 year-old conversation on ethical decision making while exploring realistic, modern day challenges faced by policing professionals.

Recognizing that for policing professionals, public trust, integrity, and liability hinge on each and every decision, this is crafted as a concise and relevant course addressing the realities of policing in the 21st century. Designed with the practitioner in mind, Ethical Decision Making: Policing with Principled Insight includes on-screen text, videos, and narration in a user-friendly eLearn environment that allows participants to start, stop, and resume the training based on their schedules. Although it requires a minimum of 2 hours of uninterrupted run-time, participants should expect to spend approximately 4 hours completing this dynamic and timely course.

This tuition-free online training was developed by the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI) and was originally supported Cooperative Agreement 2012-Ck-WX-K011 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).


Primary Audience:

This course is ideal for law enforcement personnel of all ranks and positions, criminal justice professionals, and 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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