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Our team is a powerful resource for public safety nationwide, providing decades of experience in the development and delivery of training, consulting, technical assistance, program management, and much more.

Curriculum & content developers leverage extensive backgrounds in educational and content theory, cross-disciplinary research, graphic design, video/audio production, and communications to produce reliable and effective training content.

Instructors & consultants combine decades of experience as public safety leaders with educational expertise to provide relevant, practicable training and guidance.

Program managers have decades of experience working with agencies of every size to develop, implement, and administer programs addressing some of the nation’s most complex public safety challenges.

Community policing training and programmatic support has been the foundation of NCPI’s work since 1997. From training development and delivery and video production, to public awareness campaigns and more, we work with federal, tribal, state, and local agencies on a wide range of initiatives to meet their community policing needs.

Areas of Expertise:

  • 21st Century Policing
  • Building Community Trust
  • Community Engagement
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Evidence-Based Policing Practices
  • Leadership
  • Media Relations
  • Police Legitimacy
  • Problem Solving
  • Procedural Justice
  • Trauma-Informed Police Response
  • Victim Support

Public safety challenges are always evolving. It’s difficult for officers and leadership to keep up with the dynamic, complex demands they face daily in our communities. NCPI’s experts provide guidance on current cultural and societal issues, ensuring that the support you receive today is applicable to tomorrow’s challenges.

Areas of Expertise:

  • De-escalation Techniques
  • Forming Multidisciplinary Response Teams
  • Intersection of Policing & Technology
  • Leadership in Times of Crisis
  • Opioid Crisis
  • Police Reform
  • Policing During Civil Unrest
  • Use of Force

The impact of crime on our communities, organizations and individuals is significant. Since the early days of modern policing, crime reduction and prevention have been primary responsibilities of public safety professionals beyond the enforcement of laws. NCPI’s leadership as a service provider in this area can help to equip your personnel and community partners to proactively address local crime problems, through training, consulting, assessments, resources and more.

Areas of Expertise:

  • CPTED: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
  • Fraudulent Document Detection & Investigation
  • High Profile Event & Protest Planning
  • Homicide & Violent Crime Reduction
  • Judicial & Court Security
  • Risk Management

From the first response, the effective collection of evidence and a thorough investigation are the foundation of building a solid case for successful prosecution. NCPI’s experts provide training and technical assistance that address best practices and strategies of crime scene and forensics investigations that contribute to highly effective courtroom presentations.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Conducting Death Investigations
  • Crime Scene Photography
  • Forensic Crime Scene Investigations for First Responders
At the core of effectiveness is the idea that individuals, regardless of any labels, are free and empowered to do and be their best. Whether it is a public safety organization or entire community, unlocking the potential of people to thrive, contribute, and achieve can result in meaningful engagement, positive change, and long-term effectiveness.
NCPI is committed to helping individuals, specific groups, organizations, and entire communities do the hard work necessary to create environments where diversity is valued and individuals have the appropriate support to thrive, contribute, do and be their best.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Generational Issues and Diversity in the Workplace
  • Diversity-Centered Leadership
  • Discriminatory Practices
  • Immigration Issues
  • Interactions with Mentally Ill Individuals
  • LGBTQ, Gender, & Cultural Awareness
  • Racial Profiling
The continuous and evolving threats of violent extremism and terrorism throughout the nation have necessitated publicsafety entities to engage in and constantly adapt their prevention and response strategies.
NCPI’s support of these efforts through the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and others focuses on implementing a collaborative, whole-community approach to building capacity, capability and resiliency at the local level.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Building Resilient Communities
  • Countering Violent Extremism
  • De-radicalization Initiatives
  • Domestic Terrorism Prevention
  • Foreign Terrorism Prevention
  • Human Trafficking
  • Violent Extremism in Youth or Special Populations
  • Active Shooter & Mass Casualty Events
  • Building Resilient Communities

Nationally, threats against judicial personnel have quadrupled in the last decade, and the incidents of violence are not limited to the courtroom. NCPI’s team provides proven training and technical assistance that prepares law enforcement practitioners to engage in long-term, sustainable, and effective partnerships with judicial personnel in order to enhance the safety of all involved.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design 
  • Judicial Security Specialist Development 
  • Judicial Threat Management 
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Executive/Dignitary Protection 
  • Report Writing 
  • Residential Threat Assessments

Recognizing that patrol operations are the backbone of modern law enforcement organizations, and that thorough, well-executed investigations result in justice for victims and safer communities for all, NCPI offers a wide variety of courses, services and resources to enhance the ongoing professional development required to carry out these important duties.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Campus & School Safety
  • Cold Case Analysis
  • Crime Scene & Forensics
  • Dark Web Investigations
  • Death Investigations
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Interdiction
  • Interview & Interrogation
  • Investigating Hate Groups
  • Search & Seizure
  • Social Media (for use in investigations)
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) & Law Enforcement
  • Interactions with Individuals with Mental Illness

Effective leadership, demonstrated and prioritized as a core value within all levels of an organization, is arguably the most vital component for successfully navigating challenges and achieving the public safety mission. With the right skills and decision-making framework, everyone from recruits and line officers to chief executives can prepare for the day-to-day challenges associated with being a leader and for those critical moments that demand the most of their leadership abilities.

NCPI provides engaging learning experiences and content designed to foster the transformation of leadership principles into real-world practices, focusing on the purposeful leadership skills and capacities that fuel effective policing and make it operative in today’s demanding environment.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Accreditation Assistance
  • Critical Infrastructure Assessment
  • Evidence-Based Policing Practices
  • Improving Organizational Culture
  • Leadership Development
  • Leading Organizational Change
  • Management & Supervision
  • Mentoring New or Under-Performing Officers
  • Policy & Procedure Writing & Review
  • Promotional Processes
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Strategic Planning
  • Workforce Allocation

The mental and physical toll that public safety service can take on an officer is well known, and yet far too often, the wellbeing of our nation’s public servants goes unattended. From proactive management strategies to resource development and training delivery, our team stands ready to help you address what we believe is one of the most critical issues facing public safety today.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Ambushes
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Health, Wellness & Stress Management
  • Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention
  • Personal Growth & Development
  • Violence Against Police
  • Workplace Trauma

Sworn law enforcement officers taking the oath to support the Constitution of the United States, their state, and the laws of their jurisdiction accept a tremendous responsibility. Their work in serving their communities must not deviate from their oath and their technical and practical knowledge of the law must always meet the high standard of their responsibility. Staying informed of ever-changing legal decisions, implementing constitutionally sound practices, and actively diminishing personal and agency liability are vital to these commitments and the practice of effective policing.

NCPI’s expertise lies in providing practical training and consulting services on legal issues as they relate to criminal procedure, specifically focusing on the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Search & Seizure 
  • Search Warrants 
  • Use of Force

Public support, above all else, is the key ingredient of effective public safety and is inevitably shaped by the perception of police professionalism and competence. This public perception often influences media coverage, jury pools, public policy, and is inextricably linked to the trust of the criminal justice system and the police that serve our nation’s communities. From both an organizational and individual perspective, demonstrating a commitment to professionalism helps provide clarity when the values, performance, and behavior of public safety practitioners and organizations are scrutinized. As in other industries, the demand for professionalism in public safety is rigorous, requiring continuous learning and development.

NCPI is passionate about developing resources and delivering services that support life-long professional education and personal growth, equipping individuals and organizations with the skills and abilities to effectively serve their communities.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Communications Strategies
  • Conflict Management & Resolution
  • Decision Making
  • Ethics
  • Field Training
  • Instructor Development
  • Social Media (for department communications)

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