Community Engaged Policing- Montgomery

Dates: August 2-3, 2022

Meets: Tu and W from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160
75 TechnaCenter Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117

APOST Hours: 16.00

Cost: $0.00

Community Engaged Policing-Two Day Course

Who should Attend?
This training is beneficial for any sworn or non-sworn staff member of a law enforcement or public safety agency who is interested in working more closely with the community. You must attend both days in order to get APOST hours.

Course Overview:
When was the last time you heard police discussions about involving the community in helping to address crime problems? Has technology replaced the need to interact face to face with the public? Is public interaction important anyway? All these questions will be answered in this proven course. This course was designed to emphasize and demonstrate how to accomplish a better relationship by engaging the community as partners in problem solving, prevention, and enforcement. Few law enforcement agencies can afford a tarnished image or for officers to be on the scene of a problem neighborhood around the clock. Citizens must recognize their value and obligation in assisting in policing. The community must be empowered and that begins with developing trust and collaboration on an equal footing.

After the entire Martinsville Virginia Police Department (including civilian and command staff) was trained in this course, they implemented the Community Engaged Policing strategies. Martinsville, Virginia saw a decrease in violent crime from 2014-2016 of 59 percent and property crime dropped by 26 percent. When the Chief of Police relocated to Williamsburg, VA, he brought the training there as well.
Recognizing the community as a partner and a stakeholder in success can lead to similar results for other cities and towns.

Course Objectives:
1. The student will recognize the cause and effect of changing policing models historically, and how all improvements were a result of community involvement.
2. The student will identify the importance of developing and maintaining a trusting relationship with the law-abiding community, as well as demonstrate through practical exercises, the means of developing trust, while not neglecting the need for personal safety and enforcement actions.
3. The student will learn and demonstrate knowledge of how to implement a balanced approach to problem solving methodology, use of enforcement in problem solving, methods of developing community support, and partnerships.

Richard "Rick" Arrington holds a BS degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the North Carolina State University Administrative Officers Management Program. He is a former U.S. Army Military Policeman who later served for over 26 years in various capacities at the City of Roanoke, Virginia Police Department. During his time with Roanoke, Rick oversaw the community services unit which was developed under his leadership and included all School Resource Officers, D.A.R.E. Officers, the Crime Prevention Unit, and the Community Policing/Problem Solving Unit, as well as the Mounted Patrol.
He served in various leadership roles with the state's crime prevention association and led to the creation of the Safer by Design committee within the association to move the concept of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) forward. After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Mr. Arrington drew on his knowledge and experience and created an interactive computer-based instrument to assist crime prevention practitioners in conducting security assessments using CPTED in several different facilities. He later developed a school specific tool and provided training regarding its use to the Bureau of Indian Education in 2007. The tool was used to evaluate vulnerabilities in the over 6,000 tribal schools.

Rick retired from the Roanoke Police Department in 2006 as a Zone Commander (Lieutenant) overseeing one fourth of the city. Less than a week later he was recruited and hired by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services to serve as the Crime Prevention Programs Manager and crime prevention subject matter expert with the Commonwealth of Virginia. In that capacity he provided technical assistance, developed and presented training on the topic of crime prevention and community engagement in Virginia. Arrington has been a Virginia certified Crime Prevention Specialist since 1996 and was the fourth in the nation to receive the National Crime Prevention Specialist Level II certification.

In 2013, as a subject matter expert in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), he became the principal architect in designing the current Code of Virginia mandated "School Security Checklist," and has trained hundreds of school staff and School Resource Officers in how to conduct vulnerability assessments within schools. As part of his updated four-day training, a local school is assessed under his oversight. In 2013, as part of a subcommittee of the Virginia Governor's School Safety Taskforce, he worked with fire officials, architects and engineers in developing standards for consideration in new school construction.

Rick has published numerous articles on Crime prevention Through Environmental Design and other prevention applications in various trade periodicals. In 2007 he published his own text entitled, Crime Prevention-A Law Enforcement Officer's Practical Guide (Jones and Bartlett Pub.), which is currently being used by many in the proactive policing field as their desk reference to addressing crime and developing better relationships within their communities. Having presented seminars related to safety in faith-based organizations for numerous years and recognizing a marked increase in the request for this topic in September 2015 Rick published a small text entitled, Securing the Faithful (Sunset Institute Press). Most recently he was cited in the 2018 released text by Lawrence Fennelly and Marianna Perry, CPTED and Traditional Security Countermeasures- 150 Things You Should Know. (CRC Press)

During his career with Roanoke and the Commonwealth of Virginia Rick has participated in providing input to architects, planners and building officials in development of schools, public safety facilities, parks, greenways, and public housing developments. Rick is one of less than a dozen professionals to serve on the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries' (ISRI) National Law Enforcement Advisory Committee to address metal theft. He also continues to serve on the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Crime Prevention Committee. He served on the IACP School Liaison Working Group in 2018/2019 to review past model policies, concepts and issues. He has also served on the National Fire Protection Association's committee on premises security in the recent past.
Sponsors: This seminar is sponsored by AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc., U.S. Attorney's Office, MDA, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is partially funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #22-DJ-02-75 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.

Fee: $0.00

Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160

NO SHOW/CANCELLATION POLICY: Since we have VERY limited seating in classrooms with social distancing, NO SHOWS without notice effects people on class waitlists. We understand that in the law enforcement profession there are times that you cannot attend a class, but you can notify us by responding to the reminder emails that are sent out approximately one week prior to the class. We will begin tracking all no shows (people who do not attend class and don't notify us prior to the start of class). We are hoping this policy will cut down on people registering for numerous classes and not showing up for the those classes, which causes a 10-30% no show rate.

Date Day Time Location
08/02/2022Tuesday8 AM to 5 PM Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160
08/03/2022Wednesday8 AM to 5 PM Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160


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