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New OPVTA Release:  “Aftermath: Officer Involved Shootings”

  As police officers, much of our training is appropriately focused on officer safety, use of force, firearms and surviving lethal encounters. But After-math is not about officer-involved shootings – it’s about the intense, sometimes confusing, often solitary experience that follows – after the dust settles. Eight officers from across Ontario reflect on the fatal shootings in which they were involved…what happened, how they reacted, how they were treated – by peers, senior management & SIU – how they struggled, and how they got through it. Police psychologist Dr. Sean O’Brien also provides valuable insights on the diverse physiological and emotional effects that involved officers may experience, and the importance of knowing when, where and how to get the additional support they need and deserve.  The aim of this program is to help all officers anticipate and understand the physiological and psychological reactions common to these types of incidents, in an effort to help build resilience in every involved officer and those called upon to support colleagues.  

New Release: CONDUCTED ENERGY WEAPONS

Volume 143 This CEW’s E-Course contains five chapters: History, Legislative Considerations, How CEW’s Work, The Device in Close Up and Deploying the CEW. High quality video, graphics, animations and interactive activities will help keep learners engaged and each chapter includes a brief quiz.  

New Release: CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANTS

Volume 144 It’s critical that all officers recognize the difference between an agent, a witness and a confidential informant. This video that a CI is not merely a personal source of information, but is in fact an agency asset involving a shared responsibility between the police service, the officer and the crown. View our full Catalogue here.

New Release: FEDERAL PAROLES

Volume 142 This video highlights the responsibilities and conditions of release for federal parolees, while empowering front line officers with the knowledge they need to stay safe and hold federal parolees accountable. Included: types of release, arrest without warrant, inmates unlawfully at large, the role of the provincial ROPE Unit, the importance of information sharing. View our full Catalogue here.

New Release: RELIABILITY & CREDIBILITY ON THE STAND

Volume 141 Testifying in court used to be a pretty common activity for police officers. Currently however, opportunities are few and far between. In this interview, Justice Budzinski draws on a distinguished career to constructively offer advice on a number of critical issues that will be of interest to all police officers, rookies and veterans alike. View our full Catalogue here.

New Release: FREEMAN ON THE LAND

Volume 140 Freemen believe that all statue law is contractual and that such laws are only applicable to individuals who consent to be governed by them. It is no surprise that this inferred right to be independent of government jurisdiction bring Freemen into frequent contact with police, particularly during traffic stops and property disputes. View our full Catalogue here.

New Release: SPEAKING OF LEADERSHIP

Volume 139 The first volume in a series of intimate conversations with renowned police and military leaders as they describe their leadership experiences and the qualities they feel are integral to the development of future police leaders. Topics include: Professionalism, Direct and Indirect Leadership, Followership, Systems Thinking, Leading Change and more. View our full Catalogue here.