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BRIEFINGS: Patrol Essentials for Treatment Courts

Free 1-Day Training for Your Jurisdiction

NDCI is proud to launch Briefings, a new training designed by law enforcement for law enforcement. This training provides law enforcement officers with some of the key tools to build an agency-wide understanding of treatment courts and diversion programs, develop standard engagement protocols, and improve public safety outcomes for jurisdictions.


NDCI is seeking jurisdictions to host Briefings. If you are interested in submitting a host application, click the "Apply to Host a Training" button at the bottom of this page.

Host jurisdictions will agree to:

Provide training space at no cost
Inform local jurisdictions about the training
Provide a point of contact to facilitate the training

NDCI will agree to:

Manage the registration
Provide training materials and staff to facilitate the training
Complete pre- and post-testing and training evaluation


Sworn police officers, highway patrol officers and tribal officers whose primary job function is prevention, detection, or investigation of any violation of criminal law and who are authorized to carry firearms and make arrests for violations of the law

Note: Although probation and parole officers in many jurisdictions may possess some of these authorizations, for the purposes of this training, the content will focus on law enforcement officers as defined above.


Through the following modules, Briefings will enable law enforcement officers to identify standard operating procedures, recognize the importance of both the multidisciplinary approach and the implementation of community policing, and address the impact of vicarious trauma within the law enforcement community.

Standard Operating Procedures

Learn the essential components to develop standard operating procedures for a law enforcement officer working as part of a treatment court program.

Connecting the Dots

Develop a good working relationship with team members from probation and treatment, as well as with treatment court participants.

Crisis Intervention Teams

Examine how to use the Crisis Intervention Model as a community engagement tool, and look at its effectiveness with specialized populations such as combat veterans, trauma victims, and individuals diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

Community Linkages and Resources

Recognize the importance of cross-system linkages, identifying unmet needs outside of court, and treatment services and service referrals that enhance long-term recovery and reduce recidivism.

Program Participant Interactions

Recognize the importance of engaging with treatment court participants through culturally effective and trauma-informed community interactions.

Secondary Trauma: Helping the Helpers

Gain understanding of the impact of secondary trauma and, subsequently, the importance of officer wellness systems.

For questions or more information, please contact:

Vanessa Price, NDCI Director
Alexis Clark, NDCI Training Coordinator