Develop Your Tactical Mindset and Fear Management Skills in order to ensure your safety.


Build Your Verbal De-Escalation Skills to prevent encounters from developing into dangerous situations.


Explore the 3-Phases of a Contact with a focus on how to Survive Violent Encounters.


The profession of “community corrections” often varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Department policies, procedures, training and safety equipment vary dramatically from one town to the next, and even from department to department.

But regardless of the jurisdiction you work in, there are some core principles that will help you maintain your professionalism, remain productive and proactive during the course of your duties, and most importantly, help you stay safe. The Community Corrections Officer Safety program is a progressive 5-course series on officer survival principles, concepts, and practices. This comprehensive training program provides Probation and Parole Officers foundational officer survival skills that allow you to be safer in the performance of your job duties.

While this course has been developed with the Community Corrections officer in mind, many in the criminal justice system will find a great deal of practical application to their roles as well. Whether you are a Probation or Parole Officer, out in the community, doing Home Contacts, an Animal Control Officer checking on a neglected dog complaint, or a Patrol Officer doing a Safety Check


Designed for the Busy Working Professional

Whether you are new in the field or you’re ready to take the next step in your career, consider investing in your future through this course which is filled with more than 14 hours of instruction, activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role.


Convenient and Affordable Training on your own schedule and without the need to travel.


Taught by Scott Kirshner, a seasoned, expert presenter with more than 20 years of experience.


Courses consist of real-world information important for any justice professional.

grow in your career

Your online course is filled with more than 14 hours of instruction, activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role.







Meet Your Instructor

Scott Kirshner, M.Ed.

Scott Kirshner, M.Ed., is an accomplished trainer with decades of experience in safety and violence mitigation strategies. He has held many positions in the criminal justice system to include Parole Administrator, Supervisory Probation Officer, and Correctional Officer. As an officer survival instructor he was integral in the development and implementation of an officer safety curriculum for two large agencies. He served as a Certified Firearms Instructor, Lead Defensive Tactics Instructor, and Use of Force Instructor. He has facilitated classes on: Use of Force, Tactical Mindset, Verbal De-escalation, Crisis Prevention, OC Spray, Expandable Baton, Handcuffing, Searches, Safety Policies, Applied Defensive Tactics, Low-Light Shooting, Force-on-Force, Judgmental Shooting, Terrorism, Active Killer Incidents, Surviving Violent Encounters, and other courses. He is a two time recipient of the Excellence in Training Award by the Arizona Supreme Court. He is the author of the book, 'Officer Survival for Probation and Parole Officers' which is used by officers, departments, and associations all over the country.

Mr. Kirshner has worked with numerous municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. He has trained with the FBI SWAT Team - Phoenix Division, Phoenix Police Department, SureFire Institute, Proactive Training Institute, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Pima County Sheriff's Office, and many other government and private agencies on topics to include: Officer Survival, Active Shooter Intervention, Force-on-Force Training, Shoot House Instructor, Emergency Response to Terrorism, Building Clearing, School Violence, Youth Violence, Workplace Violence, Flashbang Operator, Tactical Scouting, and others.

Mr. Kirshner has received specialized training on the topics of: Mental Health, Sex Offenders, Domestic Violence, Terrorism, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Motivational Interviewing, Risk and Needs Assessments, Public Information Officer, multiple Leadership Schools, Faculty Skills Development, Advanced Faculty Skills Development, and Curriculum and Lesson Plan Development. As an experienced instructor and facilitator Mr. Kirshner remains passionate about officer safety and violence mitigation. Currently, Mr. Kirshner is the owner and Lead Instructor of Dedicated Threat Solutions, LLC. Mr. Kirshner has received specialized training on the topics of Sex Offenders, Domestic Violence Offenders, Mental Health Offenders, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Motivational Interviewing, Risk and Needs Assessments, Public Information Officer Training, numerous Leadership Schools, Faculty Skills Development, Advanced Faculty Skills Development, and Curriculum and Lesson Plan Development.

What People Are Saying about This?

…what an amazing training. ... I would like to share it with individuals responsible for our department's safety training because it didn't just focus on physical skills-which seems to be our primary focus.

- Susan

I am about halfway through the course and in 23 years as an Adult Probation/Parole Officer, it is the best training I have received. Relevant and spot on for what we do. Thanks for your work on this!

- Ruben

As an Adult Protection Investigator, we go into the residences of all our clients. Situational awareness is very important when entering the residences....We often are alone on this visit and they can be in very rural areas.

- Thomas

It was eye opening to get an understanding of daily threats and how one may or may not perceive them. The discussion on distractions was great to hear as we all find ourselves distracted by something in this day and age.

- Rachel

The presenter's knowledge and presentation were great

- Ryan

I have taken situational awareness trainings in the past. Always a good refresher. This could easily have been longer. Very informative

- Jeff

Great information provided by a knowledgeable instructor!

- Alex

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much is the Course?

The price is $224 for each student. We do have discounts available for JCH Members and group purchases involving three or more personnel. Please contact aaron@justiceclearinghouse.com for details

But I Already Work Full-time… Would I Have Time?

We hear you. Only you know about the demands of your job or if you can “juggle” the demands of work, family, and school. That said, online courses are a great way to get the knowledge you need for career growth, without being tied down to a specific schedule, being out of the office for days at a time, or burdened by the expense of high priced tuition or travel costs. Split up into bite sized components, each course section can be completed over a lunch break in a week’s time – sometimes less. And don’t worry: if life gets in the way, you’ll have a whole year to complete the lessons on your own schedule.

What Internet Browsers Can I Use

We have tested the course using Chrome and Microsoft Edge. The Learning Management System does not work well with Firefox or Safari.

How Do I Log In?

Once we receive payment (online or check), we will contact you with instructions on how to log in. If you paid online, you should receive an email within five minutes.

How do I pay?

You can pay by credit card or debit card through our online shop. For agencies paying by Purchase Order, or if your agency is wanting to enroll 3 or more people (20% discount), please contact us at aaron@justiceclearinghouse.com.

Is there a brochure for this course?

Yes! You can download a course brochure here

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