Lexipol’s 2020 Law Enforcement Policy Training Topics Focus on Field Investigations

by | January 22, 2021

Agency policy on Field Investigations, which covers everything from freedom of speech and public gatherings to community policing and crisis intervention, topped the list of training topics covered in Lexipol’s Daily Training Bulletin (DTB) program in 2020. This wide range of content accounted for almost one-third of the training hours provided through the DTBs last year. Other frequent training sub-topics within Field Investigations include:

  • Communications Policy
  • Sexual Assault Investigations
  • Hate Crimes
  • Public Alerts
  • Public Recording of LE Activity

DTBs are often developed to reflect current events and trends, providing training relevant to the challenges faced by law enforcement officers throughout the year. In 2020, scenarios based on media accounts and court decisions were used to create bulletins to train officers to effectively interpret and apply policy. Agencies using Lexipol’s Daily Training Bulletin program had access to 360 unique law enforcement training bulletins, providing a total of 12 hours of training through 2020. Many states also provide POST credit for completion of the DTBs.

The 2020 summary report from Lexipol organizes training topics into 14 main categories and 140 subtopics. While the Field Investigations category topped the list, other key categories included Personnel, Use of Force Policy and Vehicle Operations. A few of the top sub-topics include:

  • Search Warrants
  • Force Reporting/Supervisor Response
  • Pursuit Policy
  • Reasonableness
  • OIS Investigations/De-Briefings/Reviews
  • Training/FTO Program

2020 law enforcement training topics

DTBs use a proven system of solid, realistic, ongoing and verifiable training to expose LEOs to their agency’s policies and procedures, improving their real-world decision making. These concise, scenario-based lessons are authored by Lexipol’s Law Enforcement Content Team and enhance personnel understanding and retention of policies.

“Our Law Enforcement Content Team brings a wealth of institutional knowledge and years of experience as law enforcement officers, instructors and administrators,” says Jeff Wittenberger, Lexipol’s Sr. Director of Law Enforcement Content. “This real-world understanding, paired with Lexipol’s legal expertise, allows us to provide practical and effective training for our customers, reducing risk and driving compliance and professionalism.”

Access the complete list of 2020 law enforcement training topics.

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