Police Science InnovationPolice Science Innovation (PSI) uses evidence-based policing and experience-based policing strategies, gained from multiple disciplines: criminology, education, police science, political science, psychology, and sociology; as well as over 30 years of experience, to develop a holistic approach to address the problems of policing in the 21st Century.
Police officers throughout the United States have been limited by the term law enforcement, which implies an action to arrest and punish, and does not convey the true role of a police officer, which goes beyond this limited role. Ninety percent of police training deals with the law, arrest, seizure and the use of force; while less than ten percent of police training deals with Crisis Intervention the understanding of human behavior, mental health and even a police officer’s personal health. PSI advocates for police officers having more tools, through training and education, to better deal with today’s challenges.
LAW OF INSTRUMENT
“I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”
-Abraham Maslow, 1966
After we faced the tragedy of 9/11 police departments across the country found themselves in unchartered territory in regards to their role as guardians of the citizenry. As a result of this vacuum of preparedness many police department reverted from community policing to traditional policing based on the militaristic model.
PSI uses the knowledge we have learned from the past to develop better strategies and policing models that focus on three main factors of policing:
- Crime Prevention
- Crime Reaction
- Community Recovery
PSI Advance Police Training / Strategies:
- 21st Century Policing
- Police Officer Involved Shootings – Understanding the Dynamics
- Internal Affairs – Professional Development vs. Discipline
- Active Shooter and Radical Extremism
- Evidence-Based Policing
- Group Violence Intervention
- Group Dynamics
- Hot Spot Policing