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We hope you enjoyed our May 2019 Webinar. To make sure you don’t miss the next one, signup here: www.leftasystems.org/webinar Please Note: The views expressed herein are those of the presenter; they do not necessarily reflect the views of LEFTA Systems. “Good afternoon folks, I’m so glad you could join us today and good evening to international listeners. Let’s begin the LEFTA Systems champagne edition of our webinar series. And as a way of introduction, let me just introduce myself. My name is Matt Jarvis and I am a retired law enforcement sergeant at LEO from, an agency in Nebraska,
To All Of Our Law Enforcement Colleagues and Friends: We at LEFTA Systems are very excited to begin our Blogs feature and hope that you will too. It is not our intent to use our Blog to advertise, but to share some of the information we learn as we are talking to hundreds of law enforcement agencies through the country. With over 50,000 users of our software products there is lots to be shared. Our Blogs will discuss Use of Force, Field Training, Managing Training Records and many other facets of law enforcement that might be of interest to you.
Officers will now annually undergo at least 6½ hours of training in how to deal with mental health encounters, the use of force and de-escalation, according to a recent Delawareonline.com article written by Esteban Parra of The News Journal. These changes are being made to improve outcomes with individuals suffering from mental health issues and ultimately decrease the use of force unless absolutely required. The change in policy is part of a $1.5 million settlement between the city and the family of Jeremy “Bam” McDole, who was fatally shot in 2015, by four Wilmington police officers. In addition to the money, the agreement called for updating police training
Emily L. Mahoney of Cronkite News Arizona recently reported on the effects of President Trump’s executive order regarding local law enforcement performing the functions of an immigration officer, https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2017/02/10/arizona-law-enforcement-cautious-of-trump-order-to-enforce-immigration-laws. The article discusses a part of Trump’s order calling for a renewed push for 287(g) agreements, https://www.ice.gov/factsheets/287g. One of the concerns some law enforcement agencies have is the additional cost associated with unfunded mandates, which “kill” local budgets. Administrators want to ensure that local service needs are met and that additional immigration enforcement requirements would not interfere with such service. Yet another concern is to ensure racial profiling will not play