Webinar Archives

Personal Safety while Protecting the Courts
August 10, 2017

One of the major themes of the NSA Court Security Training program is personal safety for those who protect the courts.  As with all law enforcement, the key to personal safety for court security professionals is being situationally aware and mentally and physically prepared to respond at all times.  This program will describe and discuss the best practices for protecting yourself while protecting the courts whatever the challenge or threat may be.

Presenter: Tom Lorito, Chief (ret.), New York State Court Officer.


Improving Community Relations with Technology (sponsored by Motorola Solutions)
July 27, 2017

Connecting with your community in new ways and leveraging new sources of information is critical for getting the job done. Learn how real-time data from the community is key for improving community relations, response times and closing cases faster.

Presenters: Col. James M. Wolfinbarger (Ret.), Colorado State Patrol, Director, Intelligence Led Public Safety Solutions, Motorola Solutions and Steve Sebestyen, Community Engagement Product Manager, Motorola Solutions


Treating Victims of DUI/Impaired Driving Crashes as Crime Victims
July 13, 2017

Too often prosecutors, victim advocates, and law enforcement continue to differentiate between vehicular crimes and other types of crime. This webinar, sponsored by the Office for Victims of Crime, aims to change any existing mindsets that DUI crashes are “accidents” rather than “criminal acts.” The webinar will include the showing of NSA’s roll call video, DUI Crashes: Real Crimes, Real Victims. Finally, Sheriff John Whetsel, in presenting this webinar, wants to ensure that victims of these crashes are responded to by law enforcement in a crime victim-centered way, with all the referrals, support, and resources due victims of a violent crime.

Presenters: Sheriff (ret.) John Whetsel, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma; Colleen Sheehey-Church, National President, MADD, Madison, Connecticut; and Dan Eddy, Executive Director, National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards, Alexandria, Virginia 


Response to and Investigation of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking
June 08, 2017

This webinar will present evidence-based practices that will lead to improved law enforcement responses to victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking; and improved investigations of these crimes by law enforcement officers.

Presenter: Michael LaRiviere, Police Officer, Salem Police Department, Haverhill, MA


Getting Out of Your Own Way: Taking Your Leadership to the Next Level
May 11, 2017

Once you have a certain level of expertise, it is easy to stop growing. Every day we all do unconscious things that limit our effectiveness or hinder our influence. This webinar will describe how we get in our own way as leaders and how to overcome these barriers.

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Miller, Licensed Psychologist & Law Enforcement Consultant, Fort Collins, CO


Protest on the Prairie: Law Enforcement Response and Lessons Learned
May 04, 2017

This webinar will discuss the protest incident in Morton County, North Dakota, the challenges facing the law enforcement responders, and the lessons learned over a 7 month response.

Presenters: Sheriff Paul Laney, Cass County, ND and Mark Pfeifle, National Sheriffs' Association's Communication & Crisis Management Advisor, Alexandria, VA


First Responder, Last Chance?
April 13, 2017

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, surpassing traffic fatalities. Opioid use is driving this epidemic. Awareness of prescription abuse and misuse has resulted in people turning to heroin. Heroin is being mixed with ultra potent chemicals and more people are accidentally overdosing and dying.

Opioids have a long history of medicinal and recreational use. They take away pain and activate pleasure sensors in the brain. Too much of an opiate can stop a person's breathing. Naloxone is an opiate receptor blocker that can restore a person's ability to breathe. It can be administered intranasal and can save a person's life. Naloxone is a safe medication that an officer can administer with training. In this webinar, learn how the benefits of an opioid reversal program go beyond just a life-saving intervention and truly embody law enforcement's motto "to protect and to serve".

Presenter: Christopher Cicuto, Clinical Staff Pharmacist, Drug Information Center, Diamond Pharmacy, Indiana, PA


Climate of Change: Policing During Uncertain Times
March 10, 2017

It's a tough time to be a cop.  Sheriffs and Deputies have committed themselves to protecting and serving the communities they are part of, even during this climate change of hate and hostility towards law enforcement.  It is important for the law enforcement community to understand the increase in dangers cops face, and the steps needed to counteract their resulting symptoms of anger, hypervigilance and stress.  This webinar will discuss those symptoms in detail and will provide solutions on how to effectively manage those stress responses and remain resilient.

Presenter: Deana Kahle, M.S. Mental Health Professional, The Counseling Team International, Fort Collins, CO


Leadership Team Effectiveness
February 09, 2017

Teams are the building blocks of organizations and effective organizations are a result of effective teams.  Are the teams in your office, beginning with your own, as effective as they could be?  How would you recognize if your team is effective? Each successive level of the organization requires effective teams, but the Sheriff's executive team is the place to start. In this webinar we will highlight how to assess your team and the benefits of investing in team effectiveness.

Presenters: Gary Frank, Ph.D., NSI Instructor and owner and principal of Performance Development Associates Colorado, LLCStephanie Fuentes, Ph.D., owner and Chief Scientist of Inventivo Design, LLC, a Colorado-based evaluation consulting firm. 


Ethics: It's All About The Small Things
January 12, 2017

Ethics tends to be about big issues (theft, racism, fraud), thus it is easy to forget about the influence of the little choices we make each day. This webinar will explore why ethics is truly about the small things and how to create a more ethical office.

Presenter: Dr. Kimberly Miller, Licensed Psychologist & Law Enforcement Consultant, Fort Collins, CO