Tactical Community Policing for Homeland Security

Course Provider: Virginia Center for Policing Innovation


Course Description:

Tactical Community Policing for Homeland Security focuses on strengthening the capacity of law enforcement agencies to implement an all-crimes approach, based on community policing principles. The fundamental premise is that terrorism and community policing are both philosophical approaches aimed at influencing civilian populations. Whereas terrorism seeks to inspire fear and coerce civilian populations into submission, community policing aims to preserve order, diminish fear, and build resilience.
Throughout this eLearn course, participants explore the following topics:

  • Community Partnerships
  • Practical Problem Solving Strategies
  • Proactive Prevention, Intervention and Interdiction Strategies
  • Values Based Policing in the Climate of Terrorism
  • The Process of Intelligence Development

This course is crafted as a concise and relevant eLearn course addressing the realities of policing in the 21st century. Designed with the practitioner in mind, the course 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 by cooperative agreement 2013-CK-WX-K010 by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).


Primary Audience:

This course is ideal for 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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