FOP and NCMEC Form Training PartnershipThe National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) provides a wide array of training topics to law enforcement personnel pertaining to the investigation of exploitation, abduction, safety, and victimization of children. NCMEC has offered the FOP an unprecedented training partnership. They will allow state lodge presidents to recommend qualified candidates for selected training courses.
Announcements of availability and locations throughout the country have been forwarded to state presidents in each state. These state presidents will forward a recommendation form to nominate qualified FOP candidates. These openings will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.
Courses being offered are:
Key Elements: A 4½ day program providing instruction on selected key elements related to the most effective enforcement, intervention and prevention practices in a school environment.
School Resource Officer Leadership: A 4½ day program designed to demonstrate standards of excellence and best practices in the enhanced role of the school resource officers as leaders in planning and maintaining a safe school environment.
Protecting Children Online/Unit Commander: A 2½ day program designed to provide officers with information regarding the nature of the growing problem of computer crimes against children. The course will provide an overview of how sex offenders use personal computers and the internet to assist them in their sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
The Key Elements and School Resourse Officer programs are open to law enforcement officers who serve in the role as school resource officer or school liaison officer, or who otherwise work with schools in their communities. The Protecting Children Online/Unit Commander program is open to law enforcement officers at the supervisory level of officers who investigate online child victimization cases.
Training costs associated with all three courses and certain expenses will be covered by the NCMEC.
Contact your State Lodge President or National Trustee for more information.