Suicide Prevention: Understanding Suicide

In this training, we will focus on understanding suicide and look into the risk factors and warning signs often present in persons with suicidal ideation. We will define the psychological autopsy and look at the connections between mental illness and suicide. We will examine how suicide affects many people in different categories including the PTSD, LGBT community, persons with mental illness, the elderly, and law enforcement professionals.

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Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is universally recognized as modern-day slavery. It is forcing people to do things against their will, under the threat of violence or some other form of punishment, and is the fastest-growing commercial business in the world. This MPI training is inclusive of information taken from our basic understanding program of 2011, and infused with new information to bring you up to date with the anti-human trafficking laws in Massachusetts.

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Police Interaction with Persons with Mental Illness & Emotional Distress

Police Interaction with Persons with Mental Illness and Emotional Distress
This program we will address the concerns of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (N.A.M.I.), the law and best practices for police in crisis intervention and diversion.

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Bullying, Suicide and The Police

This MPI training defines bullying as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Whether looking at this training from a law enforcement perspective or otherwise, we encourage you to take appropriate action whenever or wherever bullying presents itself.

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The Black Sheep in the Blue Family

This course is designed to address Officer-Involved Suicide – “The Black Sheep in the Blue Family”. In the past 3 years, there was an average of 450 officer-involved suicides per year compared to the 150 Line of Duty deaths. Its been about 300 per year for the last ten years that officers have taken their own life. This is a staggering statistic that needs to change. More officers die by their own hand than in the Line of Duty.

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LGBT & The Police - "Relationship Building & Suicide Prevention"

This course is designed to address Police Officers’ relationship and communication skills when encountering a member of the LGBT community. We will also address the new law that is in effect as of July 1st, 2012.

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Inside the Walls of Police Culture

In this training program, we will examine our police culture and how that culture can sometimes work in direct opposition to suicide prevention. Educating officers on the subject of suicide among law enforcement professionals is essential to any prevention program. Officers must be taught to recognize suicidal signs in themselves, their co-workers and in those they supervise.

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From Combat to Community

There is much to learn about the effects of combat zone deployment on police officers and we realize that some officers and their families will need resources to help deal with the changes in their lives. Included in this training is a series of helpful guidelines and suggested protocols for administrators to assist in the development of a successful returning officer transition program.

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MIIA Officer Safety - Traffic Stops & Road Details

This program is presented by MIIA and MPI. Traffic is the most dangerous thing about police work simply because most people spend a lot of time driving. But working outside the car has its risks too. Officers in detail are also at high risk for injury merely for being present in the roadway.

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MIIA - Safe Vehicle Operations in Inclement Weather

This program is presented by MIIA and MPI. The primary goal of this training is to help prevent accidents and minimize the risk of personal injury associated with those accidents in inclement weather!

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