Seguin Police Department, located just outside of San Antonio, Texas, has 81 officers using PoliceOne Academy. The department needed a cost-effective way of ensuring new policies and procedures were communicated and implemented correctly. As a premier online training program for law enforcement, PoliceOne Academy provides departments the ability to customize courses to fit specific departmental needs.
Seguin Police Department needed an effective way of conducting roll call training, as well as finding training gaps in the department. Most importantly, there was a need to disseminate policies and procedures.
Upon implementation of the Academy, Seguin conducted supervisory and department-wide training using the information from the Academy. Using private courses that are uploaded to the PoliceOne Academy system, Seguin PD was able to assign new policies out to officers to review, who then completed a short quiz to confirm comprehension. This provided Seguin PD with a hard record that personnel had reviewed the policy. This is a simple, trackable way to reduce liability and ensure that officers receive updated policies as they become available. In addition to it being a vitally important vehicle for Seguin to disseminate policies and ensure compliance, patrol supervisors also use PoliceOne Academy videos for roll call training.
Primarily, PoliceOne Academy has provided the Seguin PD with an efficient way to send out new and revised policies and keep track of compliance. The policy portion of the Academy has improved the effectiveness and efficiency of the entire department.
Number of custom Policy Courses created - 20
Total Policy Courses taken thus far - 1030
Total P1A Content Quizzes completed thus far – 481
Total Training Hours completed thus far - 186
Polk County Sheriff's Office, FL
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office was looking for a training tool that would deliver daily training in all areas of high liability in a quick (3-5 minute) setting delivered during daily roll call. As a premier online training program for law enforcement, PoliceOne Academy provides departments with a convenient system to conduct and document short-format classroom faciliated video training.
Polk County had created their own training system - but had no clear reliable method of delivering video-based training and tracking compliance. The department also needed to resource high-quality training courses and train officers in high liability areas before gaps in training manifested.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd places a large emphasis on the globalization of training. He wanted all agencies in the Polk County jurisdiction to have the same training at their disposal. Upon implementation of the Academy, each district Captain chose seven monthly lesson plans to cover in countywide roll call sessions. Additionally, PoliceOne Academy was able to provide Polk County with an effective way to document their CALEA Accreditation requirement for shift briefing training and other compliance needs.
PoliceOne Academy allows Polk County to deliver high quality, supervisory led training during roll call on all of high-liability subjects for Sheriff’s Office as well as county police departments including Auburndale PD, Davenport PD, Lake Alfred PD, Lake Wales PD, Lakeland PD and Winterhaven PD. This amounts to 1,607 total officers training on a daily basis.
Below is a snap shot of the total amount of training completed by Polk County agencies within the first six months of access to the PoliceOne Academy.
• Total videos watched & quizzes completed: 14,181
• Total hours of training: 4,559 hours