NSA Certified Webinars

Justice Clearinghouse has partnered with the National Sheriffs’ Association to jointly issue certificates of attendance for the webinars below. In many jurisdictions, the NSA is a pre-approved provider of continuing education* – meaning these webinars may count toward law enforcement continuing education requirements!

Current and new subscribers to Justice Clearinghouse can generate certificates of attendance. We offer individual and organizational subscriptions – these links provide more information about the benefits of each.

* Be sure to confirm with your state POST that the NSA is a certified, pre-approved provider.

Recorded Webinars

Grant McDougall

The law enforcement profession is demanding to say the least. In a career where one is deployed to some of the most dangerous and daunting situations, it requires those who [...]

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Al Cobos

Getting people to mobilize around a goal isn’t always the easiest thing to do. The same goes for getting the community members into building relationships with law enforcement that [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

This is the final installment of the six-part Emotional Intelligence (EI) webinar series. Past sessions introduced the Dr. Reuven Bar-on EI Model, unpacked self-awareness, discussed the importance of stress management, [...]

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Grant McDougall

The law enforcement field is facing systemic challenges brought about by a mass exodus of law enforcement officers hired in the 90s that are retiring simultaneously and the difficulty of [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

This is the fifth of the Emotional Intelligence (EI) webinar series. In the past four sessions, we’re introduced to the Dr. Reuven Bar-on EI Model, unpacked self-awareness, discussed the [...]

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Michelle Welch

When it comes to making the call in terms of charging for animal law crimes, what the statute prescribes is essential, but context also plays a huge part in determining [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

This session is the fourth of the Dr. Reuven Bar-on Emotional Intelligence Model webinar series. The first session provided an overview of the Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 model. The second webinar [...]

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Andrew Campbell

There are risk factors for family violence. This includes financial conditions, level of unemployment, and educational background – things that we can control or manage in one way or another. Natural [...]

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Al Cobos

Outside the “cool” parts of law enforcement that we see on TV, a huge chunk of the profession operates on a lot of people skills and community engagement. Checking how [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

This session is the third of the Emotional Intelligence webinar series. The first session provided an overview of the Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 model, the research it is based upon, the [...]

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Michelle Welch

Between the lack of legal familiarity within the court, society’s oblivion to the suffering of animals, and the animals’ inability to testify on their experience and plight, proving animal [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

This webinar is the second of a three-part series on emotional intelligence. The first session provided an overview of the Emotional Intelligence EQ-i 2.0 model, the research it is based upon, [...]

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Joel Finelstein
John O'Hare
Bob Jensen
Paul G. Goldenberg
Mark Pfeifle

This is the final installment of Justice Clearinghouse’s Disinformation Webinar Series. The first two webinars provided an overview of the damage that disinformation has brought on to the law [...]

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Al Cobos

Managers aim to move their people towards an organizational goal. But by merely telling someone just what to do, you may be setting them up for failure when they’re [...]

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Jeffery Carroll
Alex Goldenberg
Glen Mills
Paul G. Goldenberg
Mark Pfeifle

Disinformation is wreaking havoc on our modern society. The January sixth attack on the Capitol is one of the most glaring and horrifying examples of which. Groups that operate on [...]

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Cheryl Stewart
Michael M. Brown

In the real world, it takes more than just the traditional definition of intelligence to make it in life. Emotional intelligence, also known as EQ, is regarded as a much [...]

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John J. Farmer, Jr.
Paul G. Goldenberg
Graham Brookie
Chris Swanson
Donald J. Mihalek
Mark Pfeifle

Information circulated in online platforms is being leveraged to mobilize the population to stand up for justice and accountability. But the same channels are used to spread false information that [...]

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Rob Weinhold

In the law enforcement arena, it is not a matter of if a crisis will hit, but when will it hit. Crises may mean time, money, customers, careers and, in [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Selling is a primary life skill. It may not be as obvious, but every day, we’re selling. Selling is a valuable skill that is being practiced in most of [...]

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Dave Pauli

The Justice Clearinghouse has provided numerous resources on humane means to handle human-wildlife conflict. While those working in the animal welfare and services organizations have been more and more mindful [...]

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Andrew Campbell

This webinar will describe the desperate need to bridge critical gaps that currently exist in domestic violence research and literature. We'll cover improving batterer intervention programs to better address mental [...]

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Brian Williamson
Joseph Hoebeke
Michael M. Brown
Kimberly Miller
Deanna Cantrell

The world today is rife with issues that challenge people’s priorities and politics particularly for those who were bequeathed with the mandate to keep the peace and safety of [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Bruce Lee is famously quoted for saying “Be Water, my friend,” but what does it exactly mean? Dr. Kimberly Miller is back on the Justice Clearinghouse to dissect what exactly [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

Employment discrimination against a member of a protected class is something that any developed society should aim to eliminate. With the current political climate, the public scrutinizes every move that [...]

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John Griffin

One of the things that we must all remember is that before humans established any semblance of civilization, animals make up a significant chunk of the ecosystem. Humans displaced animals [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Most of the changes in our lives are either ones that we mindfully laid out and prepare for or ones that disrupt our routines out of the blue. Our reaction [...]

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Kimberly Miller

It’s been told that the COVID-19 pandemic is the kind of storm that puts us all in the same boat, unfortunately, this isn’t exactly the case. When such [...]

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Kimberly Miller

In any organization, there will be hierarchy, different teams, cogs in a machine, playing vital roles to move things forward. It might be impossible to find an organization that does [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Webinar Video Clip: Owning Racism & Living the Solution There’s been public outcry over numerous incidents that‘s been happening all over the US seen to be fueled by [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

Recent turn of events has the public looking at constitutional rights. It becomes a question of where do their fists end and our noses begin for those working in the [...]

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Phil Arkow

Efforts to raise awareness on the concept of the Link have been gaining traction over the last few years but there’s still a lot left to be done particularly [...]

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Andrew Campbell

Webinar Video Clip: More Than Words - The Emotional Maltreatment of Children   There are different types of abuse, but regardless of the type of abuse a victim experiences, the [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

Knowledge of legal concepts, albeit the most basic ones, provides all of us with a better understanding of how things work and how to traverse certain situations. This is particularly [...]

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Kimberly Miller

What the whole world is going through right now is testing all of us – from the government’s decision-making to things that we have better control of like our discipline, [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

This is the final installment of the Justice Clearinghouse Officer-Involved Shooting Webinar series with Rick Hodsdon. The first part provided a primer on officer-involved shooting (OIS) cases that looked at [...]

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Lynsey White

Animal care and control organizations rarely do have the resources and capacity to respond to all wildlife calls. Educating and empowering the community on dealing with wildlife is one way [...]

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Andrew Campbell

This webinar provides a unique take on domestic violence prevention, identification, and intervention by enabling participants to develop a multi-disciplinary perspective of violence in the home. Results from my national [...]

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Michael Parker

There are lots of fish in the sea. Unfortunately, not all of them are qualified to become peace officers. The challenge of recruitment is very real for public safety and [...]

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Amy Taylor
Michelle Welch

As with almost anything in life, preparation makes all the difference. This certainly is the case when it comes to court proceeding, specifically for witness testimonies. To talk about witness [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

This is the second course in the Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) webinar series conducted by Rick Hodsdon. The first part unpacked the nitty-gritty of determining the party to conduct investigations on [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Every organization has a set of core values and mission statement. It is from these and the people within that the organizational culture is formed. These are the factors that [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

Officer-involved shootings are one of those things that law enforcement agencies dread to be dealt upon them. There will be questions on the officer’s competency, the agency’s credibility, [...]

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Trevor Whipple

Numerous studies have established the link between animal cruelty to other violent crimes. Making a difference requires that this knowledge be made useful by fully understanding its implications and applying [...]

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Dan Phillips
Brandon “Choe” Sergent, M. Th.,

Jails and prisons have their challenges and would greatly benefit from help from the community. Religious organizations are willing to provide whatever help they can extend, but they too, identify [...]

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Kimberly Miller

When people hear about conflict, it conjures thoughts and feelings of betrayal, disappointment, pain or anger, among others. Because of these negative memories and experiences, the most common response is [...]

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Jonathan Parker

The second installment of a two-part series, Jonathan Parker is back on Justice Clearinghouse to continue on his Watch Your Six course. In the first part, Jonathan unpacked the six [...]

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John Snook
Carrie Hill

Criminal justice agencies are bearing the brunt of the mental health crisis – in cost, time, and manpower. Despite numerous initiatives from different segments of the criminal justice system, from training [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Everyone needs to communicate, even those who refuse or are unable to talk utilize non-verbal form of communication to convey their preferences or emotions. Communication is critical in any relationship – [...]

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John Griffin

What used to be woods or fields are being turned into cities to cater to the human population that demand more urban locations to live in. The animals endemic in [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

Most of the world is now online. This definitely altered our reality, changing how humans deal with their personal lives, the workplace, the society and its government. Technology provides conveniences [...]

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John Griffin

Much of what most people know about rabies are actually myths. These untruths spawned generalized fear for some wildlife species and even domesticated pets that coexist with humans. This course [...]

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Dan Phillips

Law enforcement officers find themselves dealing with people from all walks of life daily – and it includes people with mental health issues. These people might end up in jails and [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

One of the ways that public service agencies measure their performance is through the trust that the community places upon them. With this in mind, every government employee is held [...]

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Andrew Campbell

Multiple studies supported that violence and trauma have very debilitating effects on children that may persist even through their adulthood. While everyone can try to prevent violence from occurring in [...]

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Claudine Wilkins

The urgency in the need to address animal abuse is established through the well-supported findings that link animal cruelty to other crimes. Awareness of animal law can definitely still be [...]

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Jeff Sweetin

Law enforcement is an elite profession that comes with specific skills and training. These are in demand for private establishments that desire to have a certain level of expertise in [...]

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Ray Nash

Law enforcement is identified to be one of the most stressful professions. But more often than not, what’s keeping our police, corrections and probation officers stressed out isn’t [...]

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Adam Leath

Animals of different species showcased on pet stores look appealing to people who want to take these animals home as pets. But there’s a lot going on behind the [...]

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Andrew Campbell

Domestic Abuse or Intimate Partner Violence are familiar concepts that draw a very distressing picture. But envisioning the abuse happening to a pregnant woman just worsens the image tenfold. Andrew [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The United States Supreme Court decision of Garrity v. New Jersey became the baseline in which government employees have the right to be free from compulsory self-incrimination. However, the concept [...]

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Kimberly Miller

The success or failure of any organization is often attributed to its leadership. Great leaders create a great team that results in great performance. An organization’s effectiveness and dynamics, [...]

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Alana Negroni

Stress seems to be inevitable these days – in our work, relationships, and life brought about by the competitive, fast-paced lifestyles we’re leading and external factors and circumstances we’re [...]

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Adam Leath

  We live in a world surrounded by social media.  Those who perpetrate animal abuse are all too eager to share information on numerous social media sites. The trained investigator [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The debate on gun control can get heated but despite conflicting positions from different sectors of society, federal statutes have definite stipulations on firearm possession in effect. These, together with [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Succession planning is complex – it is not just a matter of picking and choosing a person to pass the torch to. It’s an arduous process that involves modeling, coaching, [...]

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Andrew Campbell

Living in a home where domestic violence occurs tend to have a negative effect to its inhabitants. It is a common misconception that kids do not get affected by volatile [...]

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Gregory McDonald
Michael Delaney
Andre Brooks
Reginald Ware Jr.

Crime scene investigation has got to be the most exciting, if not glamorized, part of policing – after all, countless movies and TV shows have been made inspired by it. In [...]

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Michelle Welch

For some courts, animal cruelty cases are not given as much time or attention, a complete injustice to animals that have been neglected and harmed. Thus, it is important to [...]

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Carrie Hill

Instilling discipline is one of the critical roles of correctional facilities. Inmate discipline is a management tool to ensure the safety of the inmates and the corrections staff, maintain order [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), first enacted in 1990 and amended in 2009 was put into place to eradicate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. In the workplace setting, ADA works to [...]

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Alana Negroni

Law enforcement has always been an adrenaline-driven field, it is the nature of the job. Some of the incidents police officers find themselves are a little bit more critical than [...]

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Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD

Correction facilities are now playing a significant role in public health. The range of health conditions that jails and prisons deal with run the gamut. Those incarcerated are likely to [...]

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Ray Nash

Webinar Video Clip: Inductive Interviewing People don’t always tell the truth, some individuals lie profusely, while some just do it if it means they would get out of trouble. [...]

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Kimberly Miller

With the growing amount of professional coaches and leadership strategies that are out there, it can get overwhelming which of them will suit us best – from stylish buzzwords, clever mnemonics [...]

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Ray Nash

Webinar Video Clip: Inductive Interviewing Sheriff Ray Nash is back on Justice Clearinghouse for the second part of his two-part webinar special on Inductive Interview. In the previous installment of [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The Family Medical Leave Act is one of the major pieces of legislation adopted in the early 1990s. It requires nearly all public employers to provide up to 12 weeks per [...]

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Ray Nash

Webinar Video Clip: Inductive Interviewing     Coercive and clever psychological interviewing tactics look cool in TV, but in reality, such practices produce false confessions that instead of shedding light [...]

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Carrie Hill

Webinar Video Clip: A Duty to Protect - Mental Health Care to the Incarcerated There is a mental illness crisis plaguing jails all over the US. More and more of [...]

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John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D.
Carrie Hill

Calls for service for law enforcement can get totally random and unexpected. There are slow days when it’s just the typical infractions and misdemeanors. Then there are those instances [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Taking on the job in the public sector means being ready to be of service to the people. For those working as first responders, health providers, or law enforcers – service [...]

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Jennie M. Simpson, Ph.D.
Peter J. Koutoujian
Stephen Amos
Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, FACPM, CCHP-P
Carrie Hill
Tara Kunkel

Jails in the US admit more than 10.9 Million inmates per year, a portion of whom suffer from some form of substance abuse disorder. Jails are now a part of public [...]

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Carrie Hill

The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) reshaped correctional litigation by putting into place an all-encompassing grievance procedure that prevents frivolous lawsuits. It ensures that only quality grievances are addressed while [...]

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Kimberly Miller

The human mind is a truly incredible thing. How it processes information outside of our consciousness is amazing. Implicit bias is one of those brain functions that run in the [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

As employees and employers, it is always good to maintain fairness in the workplace. How can one ensure that they are doing what is fair at all times? The National [...]

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Andrew Campbell

Children who witnessed abuse or have been abused themselves are at a higher risk to become violent during adulthood. Several studies have established the link between animal abuse and other [...]

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Kimberly Miller
Roy Bethge

Ethics is generally viewed as a boring topic, but it is one of those basic concepts that we unconsciously take part in on our daily decisions. Our sense of ethics [...]

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Carrie Hill

Use of force is a sensitive issue, and it becomes even more problematic when it is in the jail setting. Corrections, as an institution, is tasked with the responsibility to [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The First Amendment rights are one of the great pillars of our democracy. Freedom of speech becomes a sensitive issue once a person enters the arena of public service though. [...]

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Difficult Employees
Kimberly Miller

Every organization has got its own share of good and bad. There are your superstar employees – the Jedis of your agency. Then there are your naysayers, critics, and apathetics – they [...]

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Carrie Hill

For most of the population, being an inmate is somewhat equated to being bereft of rights – this isn't entirely true. While inmates and detainees have to forego certain rights, they [...]

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E5 Leadership
Ray Nash

The type of leadership in effect in any agency is reflected in the people that work within its halls and the institution itself. Whether the agency and its personnel will [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

It is mandated that the government, specifically law enforcement and prosecution, is bound to disclose exculpatory evidence as decreed in various US Supreme Court rulings including the landmark cases of [...]

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Ed Sherman, Psy.D.

There are many values and virtues that we are all taught from school to our jobs when it comes to surviving and living our lives. All of these are valuable, [...]

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Kimberly Miller

One way to keep employees engaged is by ensuring that they experience growth in their role. One of the most common ways growth is done, and even measured, is through [...]

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Ray Nash

Resiliency is a highly-revered quality. Overcoming adversity and our personal demons can be tough. More so when you’re in a position that exposes you to different characters and situations. [...]

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John Thompson

In today’s society, EQ is more important in the field of public service. John Thompson shares this to the attendees as he discusses Emotional Intelligence for Law Enforcement. John [...]

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Ray Nash

Ray Nash has 40 years of experience working in law enforcement. Ray was first appointed as a police chief at the age of 23, had 3 terms as a sheriff, and became the [...]

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Ray Nash

  The Dynamic of Authority is the cornerstone of the Police Dynamics program. Virtually every instance of police misconduct results from officers operating “out from under” the principle of authority. [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Officer-Involved Shootings Part 2. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Do you have [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Robin Timme answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Trauma-Informed Jails: Incorporating Wellness for Correctional Officers.  Here are just a few of his responses.   [...]

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Christina McCale

Whether you grew up watching Gun Smoke, fantasizing about driving a Ford Gran Torino like Starsky & Hutch, or working cases like the Law & Order crew, being a "good [...]

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Webinar presenters John Thompson and Mike Brown answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Keeping Animal Care and Control Personnel Safe. Here are [...]

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