Apply your leadership knowledge to volatile crisis situations


Learn how to absorb information quickly, decide and revise


Expand your ability to convey important details quickly

Whether an active shooter event, a raging wildfire, or a hurricane involving multiple states, responding to crisis is an inevitable part of law enforcement, first responders and public safety’s duties.

Crises, disasters, or other emergency events are challenging and often ever-evolving situations. Leaders often find themselves making decisions without complete information, managing teams they’ve only just met, and in a pressure cooker environment where tensions are running high.

While you can practice and conduct joint exercises, no disaster or emergency response ever totally follows “the plan.” Even the best of leaders can falter during a crisis response. But there are ways to navigate these challenging situations for even the first-time leader.

This online course, taught by Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD, pairs the two subject areas of Crisis or Disaster Response, with Leadership. We will examine the skills needed to be an effective crisis leader including leadership styles, how best to communicate in a crisis, the team concept, and the human component of a crisis. Further, we will also look at how leadership can and should function during the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery phases of a crisis. We will examine decision-making and problem-solving as they relate to crisis management. And finally, we will look at how we might use after-action reporting to enhance future responses.


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 13 hours of instruction, activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role. Students also receive a 54-page e-book to supplement learning.


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


Taught by a career Law Enforcement Officer and Educator


Courses consist of real-world info important for anyone who is a leader in any justice profession.

grow in your career

Your online course is filled with more than 13 hours of instruction, activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role. This course also includes an 54 page e-book for your use and reference.













Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Jeff Fox

Dr. Jeff Fox served for 27 years in the field of criminal justice, 21 of which were with the Virginia State Police. He began his law enforcement career as a military policeman in the Army and served as a town police officer, trooper, sergeant, first sergeant, and lieutenant. He served as a field lieutenant with the state police and served as the assistant training director. He also served as the statewide incident management program manager for the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Jeff earned a master’s degree in criminal justice administration and an MBA degree with specialization in criminal justice. He earned a PhD in business administration with specialization in homeland security. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course and the Virginia Commonwealth Management Institute. Jeff completed the Virginia State Police Academy, a Regional Criminal Justice Academy, and Military Police School. Jeff has been teaching at various colleges and universities since 2001. He retired as the program coordinator and assistant professor for the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and Criminal Justice Cohort Programs for Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jeff served as an assistant professor and chair of the Public Safety Adult Degree Completion Programs for a private college in Virginia. Jeff’s full-time job now is as public safety trainer/educator/consultant for his company called Fox - Public Safety Training, Educating, and Consulting. He has also written several books on the field of Criminal Justice including The Ultimate Guide to Excellent Teaching and Training – Face-to-Face and Online, The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Police Officer, and The Ultimate Guide to Excellent Public Service Leadership and Management.

What People Are Saying about This?

he presenter was amazing. I enjoyed his presentation and all the real events examples he shared. It gives more clarity and understanding to the listeners. Thanks.

- Mariam

He really knew what he was talking about and his experience came through loud and clear.

- Jenny

His personal experience gives instant creds. Thanks!

- Kirk

The importance of maintaining and continuous awareness of contingency planning. The Plan P diagram was great!”

- Kelley

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much is the Course?

The price is $149 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 store. 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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