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Department Programs

Our department programs are being used by agencies of all types around the country for better community engagement, creating new channels of communication, building public trust, officer wellness and co-producing public safety.

Peace Officer Program

A new approach to community policing.

The Peace Officer Program is a new framework for community policing that positively shapes both the community and the department consisting of two components.  The external components are the PEACE OFFICER markings on vehicles, uniforms and other equipment which are used to signal to the public that the department intends change. The internal components are the tools which the department uses to convey the meaning of PEACE OFFICER and how officers’ jobs may or may not change as a result.

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Public Messaging

Publicly visible markings signal the change to community members.

Supports existing programs

Doesn't diminish any reform changes which may be underway or planned.

Department-wide

Impacts all aspects of department recruiting, hiring, training, promotion and retention.

Research-based

Accompanied by academic research report which gauges the impact of the change over time.

Mindfulness Meditation Training

The Mindfulness Meditation Training Program is an evidence-based wellness program that offers mainstream, intensive cognitive training to address stress, anxiety, depression, and pain using practices of mindfulness meditation.

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Wellness Program

Addresses stress, anxiety, depression and pain

Internally focused

Mitigates the psychological trauma experienced on the job

Mainstream

Used by the US Army to train soldiers to regulate stress

Evidenced-based

Studied for years in academic research of soldiers and law enforcement officers

Police-Community/Youth Dialogues

The Police-Community/Youth Dialogues Program is a 3.5 – 5 hour, facilitated conversation between members of the community, their youth and law enforcement officers. Through direct dialogue and dynamic interactions, layers of prejudice, stereotypes, bias, fear and mistrust are dismantled to help groups find common ground and building trust.

HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES

Facilitated Sessions

Civilian facilitators create direct dialogues among community, youth and officers.

Youth-Focused

Designed to reach at-risk young people who share their personal experiences.

Lowers Barriers

Dynamic interactions result in greater familiartity and common ground.

Reduces Bias and Sterotypes

Sessions address stereotypes, biases, fear and mistrust among all involved.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Program

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a serious condition, and cumulative PTSD can be even more debilitating than PTSD resulting from a single trauma.  As a means of better educating its officers about the symptoms associated with PTSD, the Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD) in South Carolina has published a one-pager addressing cumulative PTSD.  The sheet is being disseminated beyond the near-1,000-employee agency it was originally designed for nearly two years ago

HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES

Proven Approach

Proven in an agency for over two years to help address the harsh realities of parol work.

Officer-Focused

Designed to appeal to officers whose time and attention may be limited.

Quick Read

Informational sheet is a quick read.

Increases Awareness

Designed to elevate awareness of a debilitating and often unnoticed condition.

Mobile Crisis Mental Health Response Programs

In the wake of nationwide demonstrations over police misconduct, there is a growing trend to employ mental health providers in addition to, or instead of, law enforcement, for emergency responses to psychiatric crises.  One of the longest-running and most well-known programs in the nation is called CAHOOTS, or Crisis Assistance Helping Out on the Streets.  Learn more about this approach and its success in the growing field of mobile crisis mental health response. 

HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES

Proven Approach

The CAHOOTS program in Eugene, OR has been serving the Eugene Police Department and community for over 30 years.

Community-Focused

Combines trained mental health professionals with officer response as needed, to suit the situation and community.

Compassionate Response

Designed to deliver both compassion and clinical expertise as a result of special training.

Reduces Calls for Service

Over time, shown to reduce calls for service between 5% and 20%.

“Policing is what we do, Peace Officer is how we do it.”

Chief Tighe O'Meara

Ashland Oregon

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