SAN DIEGO – TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand offering the leading online training and records management system for public safety agencies, and Calibre Press, known for its educational law enforcement training content and “Street Survival” seminar series, are excited to announce a new partnership that will revolutionize how law enforcement agencies deliver mandatory continuing education and professional development training.
By joining forces, TargetSolutions and Calibre Press will provide the most dynamic and informative training material ever created for law enforcement agencies through public safety’s most trusted learning management system. TargetSolutions, which provides more than 5,000 public entities with cutting-edge software for training and operations management, is set to release 25 all-new video-driven training courses – created in conjunction with Calibre Press – over the next few months.
Courses featuring vibrant lessons with real-life scenarios and engaging interactions will cover critical areas for law enforcement, including Communication Skills, Patrol Tactics, Use of Force, Ethics, Leadership, and other mission-critical topics. The first title scheduled for release this month is titled “De-Escalation: ‘The Five Fundamentals,’” with a video presentation by Calibre Press’s Lt. Jim Glennon (ret.), who is one of the industry’s most trusted voices on law enforcement tactics and performance.
“This is an exciting, landmark development for law enforcement agencies looking to improve their training and performance,” said TargetSolutions’ Executive Vice President Marc Scheipe. “Through this partnership, we can combine Calibre Press’s deep-seated law enforcement knowledge with TargetSolutions’ cutting-edge course design and powerful training management applications. The result will provide law enforcement personnel with highly engaging and informative content in a world-class, mobile-friendly online experience.
“In today's age of social media, where an officer's every move is under intense scrutiny, TargetSolutions’ training coursework and operations management platform can help increase awareness and build valuable skills on critical topics like de-escalation, building rapport in the community, managing stress, and avoiding implicit bias with an end goal of keeping both the officer and the public as safe as possible.”
Having trained over 1 million law enforcement professionals, Calibre Press is a public safety training company that aims to make first responders, and the communities they serve, smarter, safer and more successful. Founded in 1980 with the publication of Street Survival, today’s Calibre courses feature more than a dozen topics that include communication, leadership, constitutional use of force and female specific courses.
“This relationship is natural,” said Calibre Press CEO Lisa Gitchell. “TargetSolutions is the best in the business when it comes to delivering online training, maintaining records, and highlighting critical organizational data. The opportunity to bring specific elements of our training and expertise to a platform that’s convenient and accessible to the officers is a game-changer.”
Calibre Press serves first responders through a variety of platforms and media, including books, web publishing, social media, conferences, live seminars, and, soon, through TargetSolutions’ best-in-class online training management system.
“Calibre Press started as a publisher and grew into the largest, most respected name in law enforcement training in the country,” said Glennon, who is a co-owner and lead instructor for Calibre Press. “We’re training in over 200 locations annually in the U.S. and Canada, and we’re excited to partner with TargetSolutions to expand that reach together. I believe this is the best training out there, and precisely the sort of training communities are asking for. Policing has never been more complex. For police administrators, getting that pertinent, street-tested training to your officers where they need it, and when they need it, this is the challenge of the day. This partnership goes a long way in addressing that challenge.”
TargetSolutions, a Vector Solutions brand, delivers award-winning, real-time training and record-keeping solutions to the fire services, emergency medical services, risk pools, cities and municipalities, law enforcement and public works industries. The company provides engaging, accredited online training courses, cutting-edge software applications, and dynamic performance management solutions to help make organizations safer, more capable, and more compliant. For more information, visit www.targetsolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter @TargetSolutions and on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/TargetSolutions.
About Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial, facilities management, public safety, IT and education fields. Its brands, RedVector, TargetSolutions, and Scenario Learning, deliver continuing education (CE), training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning technology to create safer, more capable, more compliant organizations. Its extensive online and mobile learning library exceeds more than 5,000 courses written by 200 subject matter experts and reaches over 5 million professionals worldwide. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit www.vector-solutions.com. Follow us on twitter @VectorPerform and on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/VectorPerformance.