All sessions listed on the app as CALEA Training will be provided by CALEA staff. Guest training will also be provided during the Orlando Conference.
Where Do I Begin?
This is session 1 of 3 and will cover the steps to getting started with self-assessment with guidance for those considering enrollment, recently enrolled agency Accreditation Managers, new Accreditation Managers, and team members in the process. Topics will include Enrollment steps, Resources, Standard basics, Initial Self-Assessment Planning and Timelines, and Written Directives. New accreditation managers are encouraged to attend.
Managing the Self-Assessment Phase as the Accreditation Manager Part 2
This is session 2 of 3 and will expand on the Where do I begin session. Topics will include self-assessment planning for reaccreditation and timelines, expanded standards instruction, Best Practices for Continued Compliance, and benchmarks throughout the reaccreditation cycle. New accreditation managers are encouraged to attend.
Self Assessment-Finishing Strong Part 3
This is session 3 of 3 and will provide an opportunity for open discussion with class participation during Q&A: Topics will include sharing various best practices, examples of creating a self-assessment plan, uses of the PowerDMS assessment tool, Demo of Resources on the CALEA Website, and ending with case studies. New accreditation managers are encouraged to attend.
Standard Issues and Resolutions
This session highlights standards that sometimes need further review by agencies. Specific standards, the issues, and ways that you can avoid these areas of concern will be discussed. Audience participation is required.
Leading with Accreditation
Challenges confronting Public Safety agencies require dynamic solutions. Operating in a purely reactive mode has become increasingly detrimental as challenges to public safety become more complex. Leaders actively pursuing CALEA accreditation are better equipped to face these challenges. This class will explore current topics of concern facing public safety agencies. Participants will explore the advantages of using accreditation for continuous improvement and as a tool to aggressively pursue future success.
Preparing for Web-Based Assessments
This class will provide you with the needed information surrounding yearly remote web-based assessments of your agency. It will cover agency requirements and Compliance Service Member roles. The class is for Accreditation Managers, Accreditation Staff, as well as agency CEOs.
CIMRS-How Does it Work?
This class will provide instruction on how to operate the CIMRS program. The class will focus on how to gain access, complete tabs, and what he expectations on completion are for each year of the process.
Preparing an Analysis
All CALEA Programs require the completion of various analyses to provide the agency’s chief executive officer and management staff with critical time-sensitive information that may be used to facilitate administrative and operational decisions. This course will provide a review of the research and development process, culminating with the publishing of a professional analysis report. In addition, this course will include a facilitated discussion with practitioners to describe their experiences relative to this topic.
Preparing for Site-Based Assessments
This class will provide you with the needed information surrounding quadrennial and initial site-based assessments of your agency. It will cover agency requirements and Assessment Team roles. The class is for Accreditation Managers, Accreditation Staff, as well as agency CEOs.
Successful Accreditation of Public Safety Institutions in Mexico, Lessons Learned and Recommendations
This class will address issues that are particular to Public Safety Agencies of Mexico. Its objective is to provide a guide on the issues and challenges that are specific to Mexican agencies. The course will address the interpretation and application of standards according to the circumstances, organization and legislation in the country, to administrative issues such as scheduling evaluations, compliance with contractual obligations, commission decisions, among others.
What Worked for Us
CEOs and AMs from will share how their agencies successfully managed the accreditation process, the challenges they faced and how they resolve them, the benefits of applying the CALEA standards, how to communicate them, community involvement and long-term continuity of the accreditation.
Training Academy Discussion
This session is primarily for accreditation managers and other personnel that are enrolled in the Training Academy accreditation program. Please join us as we will discuss successes and challenges in the Training Academy process. Please be prepared to participate in this facilitated discussion group.
Becoming an Assessor
Did you ever give some thought to becoming an assessor? Qualifications and expectations will be discussed, and time allocated for questions.
Addressing Critical Standards with Technology Solutions
Join Heath Hensley, Co-Founder of PowerDMS as he presents how accredited agencies are using modern software tools to increase professionalism and address core functions within the agency that are tied to CALEA standards.
Advanced Accreditation Tools,Tips and Tricks
This course will cover a wide range of helpful hints on how to manage your assessment. Topics will include, but not be limited to, using groups and assignments to delegate standards and tasks, adding/moving attachments between the AM, AT, or Auxiliary roles, copying attachments between standards, filtering attachments at the root and standards level, filtering attachments by role, filtering for flagged attachments, adding tasks in bulk and at the individual standard, best practices for naming and using recurring tasks, copying tasks and attachments between assessments, creative ways to use simple notes, searching/comparing recent revisions to the standards manual, determining the date a standard was revised, how to use the snipping tool, how to duplicate your tab, and much, much more!
Auto Return-Utilizing Technology to Reimagine Law Enforcement Towing Operations
AutoReturn simplifies and automates the process of clearing vehicles, for safer roadways, safer police and safer communities. Meaning officers and dispatchers have more time for more valuable work.
Be Your Own Storyteller (Social Media)
In 2019, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office added the position of “Storyteller” to its Strategic Communications Unit. The Storyteller is not a PIO; rather, he is a video and multimedia specialist who finds the best stories throughout the agency to share on social media. In addition to shooting and editing video, the Storyteller helps with social media, and has started a podcast called Behind the Star – again as a way to highlight the great work being done by the agency. In the era of shrinking news operations, we have all seen that the media is focused mostly on breaking crime news and rarely, if ever, uses its resources to highlight the positive things being done in the community by our law enforcement agencies. Our communities, however, are craving these positive stories, and it is incumbent on all of us, more and more, to tell our own stories. We understand that not all agencies can add a position for this mission; will offer some useful tools so that PIOs can easily incorporate some storytelling strategies to their operations.
Building a Stronger Police Force with the Help of Your Residents
Attendees of this workshop will gain a better understanding of ways to engage their communities and learn strategies to reach out to hard to reach populations to gain a better, and more accurate, understanding of resident sentiment on community safety issues, police performance and public trust. The workshop also will focus on the professional challenges and overall job satisfaction of law enforcement personnel and promising practices for increasing officer engagement while meeting community expectations for public safety. Attendees will walk away from this workshop with a strong knowledge of ways to address demands for police reform, understanding both the views of residents and the officers that serve.
Creating Workflows in PowerDMS
This course will focus on how to create and distinguish between review and approval workflows in PowerDMS. We will discuss how to add steps, identify the proper response type, create/modify a saved template, add comments and/or edit during the workflow. We will also address how publishing a new version upon completion of a workflow will generate a flag on that attachment in any related standard. We will demonstrate how to utilize the search feature to filter workflows based on document name, status and involvement, as well as search discussions added during the workflow. Finally, we will practice running reports through the Analytics tool on workflow actions.
National Police Foundation Research & Resources
The National Police Foundation Team will discuss ongoing NPF research and their practical impact for the law enforcement field. Speakers will also provide information and an overview on resources, services and no-cost technical assistance available to the field through the organization.
Seminole Collaborative Opioid Response Efforts (SCORE)
The primary goal is to save lives by combating the Opioid Epidemic through a collaborative initiative. The SCORE Initiative will have a comprehensive approach to funnel those who have overdosed and are being treated in the Emergency Department and transition them through a pipeline of detoxification, stabilization, and treatment/rehabilitation. SCORE will develop and implement a seamless, collaborative, stabilization and treatment solution to reduce opioid overdoses, recidivism and mortality. This is a three (3) prong approach addressing and targeting Prevention, Enforcement, and Treatment (P.E.T.).
The Blind Spot: Revealing the Risks behind Off-Duty Employment
A deep dive into some of the most common reasons officers and agencies are exposed to the off-duty blind spot. We will explore this by creating an immersive experience with leadership interviews, personal testimonials, and video documentation. This presentation will review factual data and quotes from recent headlines and real-life experiences to reinforce why agencies would be wise to make managing their off-duty program a priority sooner rather than later. Conversations will encompass the emotional, physical, and moral impact of why officer wellness intertwines with off-duty work.
The Power of Positive Recognition
Ironically, a major issue in the field of communications is under-communication. Often, managers focus on their low-performing employees rather than their high-performers. Employee exit interviews reveal that the most common complaint is under-appreciation, a direct result of under-communication. Attend to learn about the importance, value, and overall benefits of employee recognition, as well as what you can do to better recognize achievement in your center.
Transgender Employees in Law Enforcement
The Orange County Sheriff’s office became one of the first law enforcement agencies in the United States to have an employee transition. This course discusses the work done, in conjunction with, the department's human resources office and the employee, to discuss the transitioning process and identify policies and practices, needing a new perspective, such as differences in uniform dress codes for men and women.
UCF RESTORES – which includes the National Center of Excellence for First Responder Behavioral Health™ – is a nonprofit clinical research center and treatment clinic established to change the way post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related concerns are understood, diagnosed and treated.
Uploading & Managing Documents in PowerDMS
This course will review how to create new documents, upload existing documents, as well as add newer versions to a document within PowerDMS. We will discuss the lifecycle of a document from Draft, Published and Archived versions, how to edit a document using the PowerDMS Author tool, how to set up a review schedule, send a document out for signatures, and set security for viewing, auditing, and editing the document. We will demonstrate the benefits of utilizing PowerDMS documents in your accreditation assessment to include how they generate a hyperlink to the standard and create flagged attachments. Finally, we will review the various types of reports you can run on your documents through the Analytics feature and Activity tab.
Utilizing the Training Tools in PowerDMS to Manage Your Accreditation Process
This course will focus on how tests, surveys, certificates, and courses can assist you in managing your accreditation process. Specifically, how they can be created to acknowledge receipt of information, satisfy initial, annual, and remedial training requirements, document reviews, and track recurring compliance. We will demonstrate using various examples of each. We will also run associated reports utilizing the Analytics tool.
Utilizing Video to Improve Officer Safety (DRIVECAM)
Harness the power of video and data to enable fleets to improve safety, efficiency, and productivity. Strive to save lives—on our roads and in our communities, every day. We dream of a world where no commercial driver is ever the cause of a collision. We’re driven by a passion to improve safety on our roadways. Enhance vehicles with a suite of cloud-connected dash cams, sensors, telematics, and services that help transform fleet safety and operations.
This presenrtation will explain and desmonstarte a method for determing an agency's available workforce using census data.
Attendees will be able to:
Define available workforce/workforce demographics.
Understand the application of workforce data in the CIMRS Agency Demographics Report.
Use census data to determine their agency’s workforce demographics.
Understand the limitations of this method in calculating workforce data.
Accreditation Manager Recertification
This workshop is only for those who have CALEA Accreditation Manager Certification. This certificate will be honored for those who attended and received initial certification.