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Rural Justice Training Center Central Wyoming College League for Innovation Presentation March 6, 2012
“We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.” -Anonymous
Five Agencies, Four Jurisdictions, One Reservation with two Sovereign Tribes, and small cities with big city issues: One of three reservations with the highest crime rate in the nation. Very high unemployment. (over 15%) Alcohol and Drug related arrests total over 87% of total arrests county-wide. One of the only Reservations in the U.S. where two tribes have to share one reservation.
Working Together Was Unheard of: Each agency serves its own community Officers from each agency rarely saw each other in a “normal” situation. Nobody ever asked why?! Who’s Really in Charge? Jurisdictional issues (Federal, State, Local) Conflicting rulings from the Courts about who has jurisdiction and which agencies can/cannot enforce law
But we’ve always done it this way! Training was always viewed as something each department did separately. When inter-agency training did occur, some of the biggest players were left out (BIA). Agency training budgets are continually the first to be cut when cities and county are in fiscal crisis.
Develop a comprehensive, central training center whereby all agencies can train together in order to maximize benefit to public safety. Federal DOJ/OJP Grant Invite all agencies to participate Subsidize high-cost training to allow more officers to participate
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Develop strategic partnerships (FBI, BIA, State, County, Local Law Enforcement) Figured out why each agency trained separately. Leverage Federal Dollars to help local and federal agencies Bring the “big guns” to the table!
House it all at the COMMUNITY COLLEGE! Centrally located, no more than 25 miles from each agency Location means less down time, no travel/hotel costs More officers able to participate because of proximity to agency College Credit=FTE Generation
FATS-Virtual Firearms Training Over 500 real-life scenario’s, which can branch to an officer’s reaction Shoot/Don’t shoot discussion Less lethal force options “Shoot-back” system
Simuntions-Live fire rounds Fired out of modified weapons Paint marking bullets Inflict pain but still safe to train with Add more “realism” to live training scenarios
Martial Arts-Personal protection, knife and ground fighting, hand to hand combat. Focus on officer survival What to do in situations where a firearm is unavailable Become less reliant on weapons and more confident in self
Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country (CJIC) U.S. Attorney’s Office Training Focuses on Law Enforcement on a Reservation (Indian Country) Enables trained officers to enforce some (but not all) of the laws on the Reservation Officers must hold a CJIC “card” in order to enforce law on the Reservation
And much, much more! Drug Recognition Crisis Negotiation Accident Reconstruction High Risk Patrol Stop Lethal Confrontation Customizable Solutions for any agency, any time!
Partnership with BIA, DOI, and FLETC U.S. Department of Interior Designation FLETC Training BIA Officers from all over the region, not just District V
Expansion of current offerings to include driver simulation Application in for Federal Grant Trains new and veteran officers how to respond without wear and tear on actual vehicles Enhances FATS trainings
County-wide SWAT team training First time three agencies had ever trained together as a county-wide team Will continue to train bi-monthly Will hopefully result in officers becoming more familiar with each other and keep the communities they serve safer