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Recent News and Events

JPMA has been involved in online training activities for well over a decade and has continually engaged in industry-leading activities. Listed below are some of the more significant developments of recent years.

2016

March - JPMA unveils its new offering in the form of Content as a Service. Using a host of methods including SCORM standards and customized agency linkages, JPMA content can now be shared with virtually any learning management system employed by public safety and security agencies. This service gives users seamless access to quality online training classes as part of existing agency software solutions that track learning events, policies and procedures, etc. Agencies can license access to individual classes or subscribe to a library of classes customized for their needs.

2015

August - JPMA enters into an agreement to allow Crown Pointe Technologies to deliver JPMA online training classes through the Crown Pointe training management system. Nearly 20 classes are provided for use beginning in September with an expectation of an additional 15-20 deployed by January 2016.

January - JPMA selects Articulate Storyline 2 as its online training authoring system. As new classes are developed, Storyline 2 will be the authoring tool of choice. JPMA also began converting older classes to this new learning environment, a process expected to extend over a 2-3 year period. Storyline 2 allows JPMA to produce classes with greater interactivity and facilitates publishing of classes in both Flash and HTML5 format, thus allowing access by a broader range of mobile equipment and Internet browsers.

2014

August - Working in partnership with the Upper Midwest Community Policing Institute, JPMA staff revises the two existing classes on Human Trafficking to include information on the latest federal statutory changes. As part of the project, these classes are deployed via the new JPMA portal for individual class use and made available at no cost to learners. The two class are also available for use by agencies via JPMA's learning management system or through an agency's existing LMS.

August - JPMA adds additional public safety content to its Storefront portal. This system allows immediate access to select JPMA classes by individuals using an e-commerce configuration for payment. Learners are able to engage in classwork, complete quizzes, print certificates, and provide feed on classes through a rating system. Notice of the availability of JPMA class topics is provided through policetraining.net.

April - JPMA announces the availability of a new training portal designed to provide general industry users and work teams with affordable, timely, and effective solutions to address many basic training requirements. The initial offering has been targeted for government, non-profit, and business users within the state of Maine. Expansion to serve audiences within the other New England states is expected to follow later in the year.

2013

December - JPMA provides the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) with three online classes addressing officer Career Survival. These classes will be housed within their online system (eOPOTA) and used to provide mandatory in-service training to thousands of Ohio Peace Officers during 2014.

October - JPMA announces the availability of a new class on Awareness of Transgender Issues. The class introduces law enforcement officers to the concepts and dynamics of serving transgender individuals within their communities. It addresses a critical need that many officers have to understand and cope with situations where gender diversity is present and may be the underlying issue in a matter demanding the officers' involvement for peaceful resolution or enforcement action.

August – JPMA launches its new website with expanded information on the online training services provided to the public safety first-responder community.

June – JPMA announces the availability of a groundbreaking new online class on the topic of Animal Cruelty and Family Violence: The Connection. The class is initially made available for all first responders in Maine and has been created in partnership with a Portland, Maine based NGO, The Opportunity Alliance, and several national experts on the topic.

February – The Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC) adopts JPMA’s online service to infuse training on Human Trafficking into the basic law enforcement training academy. JPMA also provides access to this resource at no cost to all Nebraska law enforcement agencies as a first step in assisting agencies to comply with a newly mandated, annual in-service training requirement.

2012

December – JPMA provides the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) with an online class on Human Trafficking in Ohio as a supplement to the basic JPMA classes on Awareness of Human Trafficking and Responding to Human Trafficking. This collection of classes will allow OPOTA to meet training requirements imposed by recent statutory changes in Ohio concerning the human trafficking problem.

November – JPMA finalizes three classes on Domestic Violence and Kids that will serve as mandated training for completion by all law enforcement officers in Vermont. The classes were designed with JPMA’s interactive approach to online training and incorporate a large number of videos detailing Vermont’s leading-edge protocols for responding to children at the scene of domestic violence incidents.

September – The Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council (VCJTC) enters the third year of online training for all Vermont law enforcement officers provided by JPMA. The system allows cost free access to nearly 70 online training classes, several of which include Vermont state-specific information.

July – JPMA reaches a milestone of over 200 online training classes developed for use by first responders. This represents the largest library of truly interactive public safety online training content available from any source in the nation.

May – JPMA releases the newest version of its online training course on Grantwriting. These five classes are updated to include the latest information on grants available to public safety agencies. JPMA’s Grantwriting course is the online equivalent of a popular 2-day workshop provided by JPMA which has been attended by thousands of public safety grant writers across the nation.

January – JPMA makes a substantial commitment to convert all of its content to meeting the SCORM standard for online training. SCORM specifies the methods by which online content communicates with and functions within compatible learning management systems (LMS). This upgrade allows agencies that use one of many commercially available LMS packages to take advantage of JPMA’s wide assortment of online training materials.

2011

December – Maine law enforcement officers reach a milestone of over 300,000 documented class completions. This translates into the average Maine law enforcement officer having completed over 100 online training classes within JPMA’s integrated system for Maine. This represents the most aggressive use of online training by any statewide law enforcement community in the nation.

December – JPMA partners with the Maine Chiefs of Police Association (MCOPA) to deploy two online training classes aimed at refreshing Maine law enforcement officers’ interest and skills in Impaired Driving Enforcement. The project, meant to complement NHTSA’s high visibility impaired driving enforcement program, was funded through IACP’s State Association of Chiefs of Police (SACOP) division.

September – The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) begins licensing JPMA classes for use in their eOPOTA online system for Ohio law enforcement agencies. This system provides access to scores of training classes intended to meet the in-service training needs of Ohio’s 30,000 peace officers.

August – The Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) begins using a 40-hour online course that serves as the first phase of a comprehensive Law Enforcement Pre-Service training program. The course covers twenty topics of basic law enforcement training materials including ethics, community policing, criminal law and procedures, use of force, variant behavior, cultural diversity, domestic violence and many others. Classes were developed based upon newly created MCJA lesson plans and they represent thousands of screens of integrated audio, instructional graphics, text, interactive exercises, hyperlinks, and reference materials.

2010

November – Using their existing learning management system (LMS) the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department deploy three classes on the topic of Career Survival to pilot JPMA’s online training approach. These classes are based upon materials supplied by the North Carolina Justice Academy, intended to support mandatory training requirements for all officers in that state.

January – JPMA releases two new classes on Human Trafficking that were developed in partnership with several Regional Community Policing Institutes (RCPIs) with funding support from the US DOJ. The classes represent the online equivalent of a 1-day workshop provided by the RCPIs at various locations across the nation.