The Response Network's PoliceCommunity.net training portal has surpassed 10,000 subscribers in less than a year after launch, the company has announced.
"As a new generation of Internet-centric law enforcement professionals comes to the forefront of helping to ensure that best practice standards are met for ongoing in-service training, The Response Network's PoliceCommunity.net training portal is coming to be seen as an effective way for agencies and posts to cost-effectively maintain a state of preparedness," according to Bradley J. Naples, president and chief executive. "They are realizing that online in-service training can be a compelling experience that is as much entertaining and engaging as it is educational."
Creating courses that borrow from Hollywood and the gaming industries is a critical determinant of online training's chances for success.
PoliceCommunity.net currently offers nine general subject domain courses representing more than 50 hours of in-service training with three more courses scheduled to come online before the end of this calendar year, and an additional 10 courses now in-progress.
The current nine courses are Emotional Intelligence for Law Enforcement, Community Policing/Customer Service, Use of Force, Domestic Violence, Active Shooter for Public Safety, Becoming An Exemplary Peace Officer/Applied Ethics, Bloodborne Pathogens, Avoiding Ethnic and Sexual Harassment, and Mental Health for Law Enforcement.
The courses can be customized to meet the needs of each subscriber — from major city agencies to rural law enforcement POSTS — and integrated with local policies and directives. No other online training solution provides for this complete integration of national subjects with local directives in a solution that can be administered and tracked by the subscribing agency. The portal is available to law enforcement officers for an annual subscription of $74.95.
The Response Network's training programs are endorsed by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police (VACP), Brit Insurance, the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the Association of Public Safety-Communications Professionals (APCO).