The objective of this course is to assist law enforcement officers in understanding the changes that have occurred in law enforcement since we suffered through a global pandemic. This course will discuss aspects of the new normal for law enforcement as we evolve after protests, defunding the police, social media and media attacks on law enforcement, law enforcement reform, and numerous other topics. We'll also discuss strategies for law enforcement in order to deal with community-oriented policing and our administrations (good or bad). During the pandemic, law enforcement and the world changed almost overnight, the world shut down except for those deemed as essential workers. Law enforcement was among many that were essential in keeping our country open for business and running but there were many aspects of our regular duties that shifted. Our LEO’s went front dealing with daily business to now dealing with the threat of sickness and death if procedures were not followed. Numerous high-profile officer involved deaths created more turmoil for our society and riots erupted and LEO’s were blamed. Media and social media stated LEO’s were targeting persons according to their race causing more discord. Law enforcement agencies were forced into reforms under political pressure. Law enforcement leadership was strained trying to keep the peace and enforce the new normal that occurred. Law enforcement today is still recovering from all the items we have been subjected to since March 2020. We will discuss many of the changes in law enforcement that have occurred since.
The course cancellation policy requires a minimum of a 15-day prior notice from the course start date when a student will not be attending the course. The notification to not attend will be made by email through our website, and if they identify no replacement student, cancellations with less than 15-days notice will cause a department credit that can be used towards another future training event within one year from the original course date. We will charge no-shows without email notification the full course fee, even if the payment has not already been made. We offer a one-year future course credit as well for any no-show that is charged a full course fee. This policy is in effect as of June 23, 2021, and you as a representative of your agency agree to abide by this policy by registering for any course. Please contact us by email or phone if you have questions about this cancellation policy. This policy is in place because of students that register for courses and take training slots without attending training, which removes the opportunity for another officer to attend. We pay the instructors teaching these programs based on the number of officers scheduled to attend the event, and we base our travel cost including instructor pay on registration fees. This policy is considered a binding contract between BSTS LLC and the student or student agency or company.