Since the introduction of the PEACE OFFICER Identity Program, Police2Peace has begun to offer additional solutions to stimulate cultural change, procedural change, operational change, and departmental alignment rooted in what it means to be a PEACE OFFICER.
Peace Officer Identity Program By placing the words “PEACE OFFICER “on every public safety vehicle or uniform within a police department, Police2Peace takes a social issue prone to inherent hostility and mistrust and transforms the safety and security of the community into a collaborative effort. The program begins with research of community members and officers, followed by the introduction of PEACE OFFICER wording applied to public safety vehicles, and/or uniform changes and follow-up research. The PEACE OFFICER Identity Program is being used by departments to change the way the departments see themselves, how officers see themselves, and how the community sees officers. Request more information.
Department Self Review For the department, an analysis for the purpose of evaluating important areas such as:
- Community perceptions of the department and its officers;
- Students’ perceptions of the department, its role as SRO if applicable, and officers;
- Businesses’ perceptions of the department and its officers;
- Community volunteers’ perceptions of the department and its officers; and
- Officers’ perceptions of the department, the community, their role in the community and their jobs.
These reviews are performed through surveys of all groups using online resources and paper surveys when necessary. All surveys are generated in the direction of the department and can also include questions about operations, administration, and investigations that may also reveal underlying policies and practices to be addressed. Further, although designed to be quick and cursory, department self-reviews can reveal underlying issues with a department’s purpose, organizational alignment, mission, accountability, command-and-control, hiring, staffing, diversity, promotion, community-oriented policing, and degree of public trust. Self-reviews generally span a period of one month, depending on the city and department size, after which a report is generated and delivered to the department for review and consideration. Should the department desire help with a thorough operational assessment, Police2Peace can assist with identifying professionally experienced law enforcement personnel for that more in-depth assessment along with funding to support the department, if desired and necessary. Request more information.
Officer Cognitive Resilience Training For all officers, Cognitive Resilience Training is a one-day, evidence-based program that offers mainstream, intensive cognitive training to address stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. When studied in police officers and military veterans, this training resulted in reduced PTSD, burnout, anger and fatigue, and increased resilience and emotional intelligence allowing them to make better decisions while at work in their communities and in the field. Request more information.
Community Feedback Loop. Addresses the increasing need for open communications between departments and the communities they serve with a unique, specially branded website created to collect feedback that is channeled directly to the police chief or designates for a response. Designed to gauge the effectiveness of the measures taken by the department over time on citizen interactions resulting in continuous improvement, Community Feedback Loop is a comprehensive and durable mechanism for a department to have an ongoing bi-directional interaction with their community, as well as a visible action a department can take that that is both effective and represents a continuous commitment to better community engagement. Request more information.
Public Policy Research Studies Following the programs and training provided, researchers are available to perform rigorous academic studies to demonstrate that various components and overall initiative had the desired results, including giving every department the opportunity to conduct its own self-review. Request more information.
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