Preventing Problems by Promoting Positive Practices

P5 – Preventing Problems by Promoting Positive Practices, an eLearning course, advances community policing by further enhancing positive police interactions with students and school personnel in school environments. Learners utilize the SARA model, a problem-solving method of community policing, to improve the elements of a positive school climate: physical and learning environments, relationships, engagement, safety, and discipline. Topics cover implicit biases, adolescent behavior, effective discipline, and much more.

COURSE LENGTH: 1 HOUR

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Arizona POST Approved Course
AZPOST Approval 22-340
AZPOST does not require the standard approval form for this course; however, if you would like one, please contact AZPOST directly at [email protected]

Course Overview

School Resource Officers (SROs) are essential to achieving safer schools. The P5 course provides professional development for school-based law enforcement officers (school resource officers, school police officers, school safety directors, and school security officers) and their education counterparts. The course creates a shared language of concepts to improve communication, role clarity, and realign expectations.

Research-based and practice-informed strategies are explored throughout the course. These topics include how to manage implicit biases, respond to youth behavior, and address the physical environment to target crime and wellness.  Learners focus on steps to implement fair and equitable discipline, restore relationships after conflict, and solve school problems collaboratively, all with the goal to create a safer school using community policing.

    Target Audience

    School-based law enforcement officers (school resource officers, school police officers, school safety directors, and school security officers) and their education counterparts.

    Cooperative Partners

    This tuition-free online training was developed by Xero Associates Inc. and was originally supported by cooperative agreement 2015-CK-WXK-015 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

    Learning Objectives

    • Explain the benefits of creating a positive school climate
    • Explain the four basic elements of a positive school climate
    • Explain the Preventing Problems by Promoting Positive Practices (P5) framework

    Xero Associates Inc.

    Xero Associates Inc. is a small, woman-owned business focused on improving the health, safety, and welfare of all people.