Training and Education
"Traumas of Law Enforcement" Trainings E-mail


Since 1996, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) has provided this highly-acclaimed training to help agencies deal with officer death, injury, disability, police suicide, and the after-effects of losing a co-worker. Although law enforcement loses between 140-160 officers each year, some agencies have no protocol for how to make an appropriate death notification, how to deal with the surviving family, or how to carry out the sensitive, compassionate support that surviving families need to deal with the loss of a loved one to sudden, often violent death.

The "Traumas of Law Enforcement" training is a free, 3-day, 21-hour training that will help officers/agencies to develop general orders addressing traumatic issues affecting officers and sensitize them to emotional support needs of the fallen officers' families. Officers learn appropriate death notification, funeral protocol, the need for emotional debriefings following critical incidents, law enforcement suicide awareness, officer disability, issues faced by traumatized officers, the effects of officer deaths on the co-workers, appropriate methods for dealing with survivors after the funeral, and the importance of support for officers that continue on the job.

National Gang Violence Conference coming to Anaheim, Calif, June 29-July 1 E-mail
The California Gang Investigators Association, ATF, FBI, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will present the 19th Annual Gang Violence Conference June 29-July 2, 2010, at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel in Anaheim.

The Conference offers classes for peace officers, public officials, and educators working in gang enforcement and gang prevention. Tracks include an executive track for elected officials, a community track for directors of community-based programs, and a law enforcement track for public safety personnel.

UMUC: Advance Your Career E-mail


Since 9/11, the field of criminal justice has expanded far beyond the traditional roles of the police, courts, and corrections. Employers in almost every business and at all levels of government are facing security concerns unthought-of less than a decade ago, creating a shortage of trained mid- and upper-level personnel. That's why University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers a wide choice of state-of-the-art programs focusing on critical career areas.

Bachelor's degrees are available with majors in criminal justice, investigative forensics, and legal studies. Undergraduate certificates include correctional administration, criminal justice intelligence, paralegal studies, security management, and terrorism and institutions: prevention and response. UMUC also offers a master's degree in management with a specialization in criminal justice management, and two graduate certificates in criminal justice management and homeland security management.

“Officer Down”---Now What? E-mail


The worst news any law enforcement agency can hear is that an officer has been killed. How does an agency respond to those devastating words, "Officer down"?

Since 1996, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) has provided highly acclaimed training to help agencies deal with officer death, injury, disability, police suicide, and the after effects of losing a close co-worker. The "Traumas of Law Enforcement" is recommended for Chiefs, Superintendents, Sheriffs, Chaplains, Dispatchers, Benefits Assistance Officers, Planning and Research officers, Employee Assistance employees, Liaison Officers, Special Operations Divisions, Victim Assistance personnel, any law enforcement officer, law enforcement family member, or law enforcement survivor.

While the "Traumas of Law Enforcement" trainings have usually been funded through Federal grants to Concerns of Police Survivors, C.O.P.S. paid the $90,000 cost for these trainings out of their general account in 2008 and raised funds from Streamlight, GLOCK, Harley-Davidson, the 100 Club of Houston, TX, and the Maryland and Indiana Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors for the 2009 trainings. C.O.P.S. is now able to redirect funds from their general account and corporate contributions to other C.O.P.S. programs thanks to a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs of the U.S. Department of Justice. In May 2009, BJA announced a $1.5 million, 20-month grant to C.O.P.S. to fund the "Traumas of Law Enforcement" for 2010 and 2011.

The training is FREE, however, pre-registration is mandatory.
Visit after November 1, 2009 to register for "Traumas of Law Enforcement".

TUI University E-mail

TUI LogoFully online BS, MBA, MS programs. No cost for textbooks, application fee waived. 27.5% - 15% Reduced tuition for Law Enforcement students; NFOPU and LASDU partner. Learn more…




Homeland Security Training E-mail
Homeland Security TrainingThe only DHS approved Homeland Security Training in Israel program. Join SSI's tenth mission in October and become one of more than 175 law enforcement professionals that graduated from SSI's accredited counter terror program. More Information
National Polytechnic College of Engineering and Oceaneering E-mail


- Associate of Science degree in Homeland Security offered completely online
- Online courses delivered in a convenient five-week format
- Comprised of 90 quarter units, completion is only 80 weeks away!

Charter Oak State College E-mail


- Online bachelor’s degree completion for law enforcement professionals.
- Transfer previously-earned credits, regardless of age.
- Receive credit for law enforcement training and education

Upper Iowa University E-mail


- Regionally accredited and established in 1857.
- Member of the NFOP University - all members receive a 10% tuition discount.
- Flexible distance learning options to meet the demands of your career.

Columbia Southern University E-mail


- Criminal Justice Programs - Online - In Print - Your Choice.
- Maximum transfer credit - Academic Credit for Police Training.
- No Classroom or Mandatory Online Sessions.

Excelsior College E-mail


- Earn college credit for approved academy and military training.
- Transfer in credit earned at other accredited colleges & universities.
- Complete your degree at-a-distance in a flexible, self-paced program

Mountain State University E-mail


- Flexible, accredited program meets the needs of working professionals.
- Complete your online degree in as little as 18 months.
- Transfer up to 80 credits from academy training & college credits

California University of Pennsylvania E-mail


- Flexible, affordable and fully accredited program
- Expert faculty members who are current practitioners in their field
- Online BS & MS in Legal Studies & Homeland Security

American Military University E-mail


100% Online courses – Flexible weekly schedule – Open to non-military
Offers degrees in Criminal Justice, Security Mgt, Emergency & Disaster Mgt
University Grant pays for all undergraduate books if seeking a degree.

Northwestern State University E-mail


- Accredited university established in 1884.
- No on-campus classes required. No out of state fees.
- Associate and Bachelor of Science.

RUOnline E-mail


- Fast Track bachelor's in Organizational Leadership & Criminal Justice Leadership
- Master of Arts in Training and Development and five graduate certificates
- Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Bellevue University E-mail


- Complete your bachelor’s degree in as little as 15 months.
- Choose from 22 online bachelor’s degrees and 9 online Master’s degrees
- Accessible, affordable, totally online

New England College E-mail


- One of the most forward-looking and relevant courses of study in the US
- Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- Developed and facilitated by leaders in criminal justice

Nova Southeastern University E-mail


- Earn a MS degree online from a fully accredited University
- Choose from various specialty tracks that will meet your professional needs
- Exceptional faculty members with extensive justice system experience.

Henley-Putnam University E-mail


- Our focus is on delivering user friendly, high quality, online degree programs.
- Programs in protection management, counterterrorism and intelligence operations.
- Accredited by the DETC, BA and MA degrees in strategic security