This activity is approved for 2.00 STC credit hours.
This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 2.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Safety on the Job
Parole Officer Down
Overview of What We Know About Safety for Community Supervision Officers
Ways Your Safety May Be Threatened
Section 3: Considerations for Officer Safety
General Considerations for Officer Safety
Enhancing Safety in the Office
Enhancing Safety in the Field
Be Aware of Potential Hazardous Environments and Situations
Enhancing Safety Off-Duty
Do You Ever?
Enhancing Safety on Social Media
Section 4: Use of Force
What Should You Do?
When to Use Force
The “Reasonable” Standard
Use of Force Continuum
Things to Keep in Mind
Section 5: Conclusion
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.Instructor: Robert L. Thornton
Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Robert L. (Bob) Thornton, M.Ed., is Director of Community Corrections Institute, LLC, a company dedicated to providing training and consultation specifically designed for community corrections. Previously, he served as a Pretrial, Probation, and Supervising U.S. Probation Officer for over 27 years, and served as a faculty member of the Federal Judicial Center. He also conducts training for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). He co-authored the NIC monograph, New Approaches to Staff Safety, and authored New Approaches to Safe Safety-Second Edition, and was recently awarded a cooperative agreement to co-author a third edition.
He also authored the publication Guns, Safety and Proactive Supervision: Involving Probation and Parole in Project Safe Neighborhoods, co-authored the 2014 publication Gang Courts: An Innovative Strategy for Gang-involved Offenders, and was contributing author for the APPA publication Practical Action Tips on Officer Safety for Tribal Probation Personnel.
Additionally, he is a Federal/State Court certified expert in community corrections and a Certified Force Analyst through Force Science Institute.Disclosure: Robert L. Thornton has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.