Police training in the 21st century is more important than ever. Cyber-crimes, advances in criminal justice technology, and an increased focus on police customer service require law enforcement agencies to constantly evolve. Unfortunately, public service training budgets have been reduced forcing those who serve our communities to do more with less.
Despite heavy budget cuts, Los Angeles area policing agencies will receive cutting-edge training through the Los Angeles County Regional Training Center (LACRTC). Created in response to decreased training funding, the LACRTC, a 501(c)(3) public benefit charity, will provide premium police training courses brought directly to the officers where they work.
Designed by certified Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Master Instructors, these specially created courses are built to measurably improve student outcomes. The upgraded instructional plan is part of an effort to be more fiscally responsible with taxpayer dollars by improving training efficiency. Additionally, these courses are available at a reduced cost because of localization and partnerships with area police departments that utilize existing resources.
LACRTC is operated by a committee of law enforcement professionals who have advanced law enforcement instructional design training to the highest level offered in the State of California. The courses offered include subjects such as: Next Generation Dispatching, Social Media Emergency Management, Cyber Bullying, and Leadership Training just to name a few. LACRTC also provides training needs assessments, instructor coaching, and complete training packages.
In an effort to reduce costs for local agencies even further, LACRTC will work to secure grants, private and corporate donations, as well as private sponsorships to help cover the costs of student tuition.
The LACRTC can be reached at (888) 782-4969 or by going to www.lacrtc.org.