Onsite Training

Safety Simulation
Presenter: Community Corrections Institute

Regardless of how much classroom training an individual has received, one of the true measures of that individual's learning is whether or not he or she can apply what they have learned. The Safety Simulation Training program (SST) represents the latest in safety training concepts specifically tailored for community corrections agencies. This simulation-based training program takes officer safety training from classroom theory to a real world setting. SST is a comprehensive approach to safety training that developed as a continuation of our previously offered lecture and interactive training packages. The goal of SST is to provide current, practical safety training and to deliver this training using cost efficient, state-of-the-art methods and technologies. SST will provide agencies the opportunity for an ongoing dialogue regarding the latest safety issues and continued individualized training development.

After reviewing the philosophy, purpose and logistics of this program, participants are presented with various scenarios. These scenarios simulate field settings, office settings, and home contacts. The backgrounds for each of these scenarios were taken from actual incidents reported by state, federal and county probation and pretrial services officers. One should keep in mind that the goal in simulation-based training is to create as realistic a setting as possible for officers; strive for win-win situations in order to facilitate learning, and constructively critique an officer's performance without being judgmental.

This simulation-based program takes the next logical step in the development of sound and effective safety practices by allowing officers to "put it all together." Quite often, the result is the realization by officers that they still have much to learn. This dynamic training program meets the legal challenge of being “relevant and realistic.”

To request site-specific training, email Diane Kincaid or call APPA at (859)244-8196.

This Onsite Training falls under the following category:
Officer Safety