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This is an OSS Academy® Community Policing & Problem Solving online training course offered for Peace Officers, Jailers, and Telecommunicators..
Crime, disorder, and associated problems can be more effectively addressed in small geographical areas, such as an officer’s patrol
area or beat. Studying the
characteristics of problems in an area helps officers to apply resources and responses that can reduce and
solve those problems. Individuals who commit crimes or civil violations often make choices based on opportunities presented by physical and social characteristics of their
This course offers law enforcement
officers tools to creatively solve
problems by collaborating with community groups, who, by manipulating physical and social
factors, create harder targets, which make
it less likely for people to act
offensively. You will also be
exposed to problem-solving and solution-oriented policing, which bring together
local authorities and people in the community in collaborative efforts to
eliminate community problems in both real world and cyber communities.
note, the entire course final exam(s), and course evaluation(s) must be
completed in order to receive one (1) hour of course credit.
Note, this particular storefront listing is not the TCOLE accredited course. To purchase the TCOLE accredited Community Policing & Problem Solving course, click here.