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The Armstrong Police Department now has Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) on staff. Officers Michael Tyler, Logan Woods, Tiffany Land, Keith Jeffries, and Kelly Wood have completed a comprehensive training course that certifies them as EMRs. Lifesaving skills in the first responder course include recognizing unsafe scenarios and hazardous materials emergencies, protection from blood borne pathogens, controlling bleeding, applying splints, conducting a primary life-saving patient assessment, in-line spinal stabilization and transport, CPR, and calling for more advanced medical help.
This is part of the ongoing effort of the Armstrong Police to meet the ever-changing needs of the university. While all of the Armstrong Police officers possess basic first aid/CPR skills, these individuals have been trained to handle medical emergencies on a more advanced level. The Emergency Medical Responders (Certified First Responders) will provide medical attention within their scope until more qualified medical personnel arrive on scene.
The Armstrong Police Department has launched a program called Law Enforcement at Armstrong Resource Network or LEARN that gives students an opportunity to experience aspects of the criminal justice field first hand. It will provide a practical understanding of specific aspects of the criminal justice field, will offer monthly programs that incorporate hands-on applications, including field trips, guest lecturers and practical exercises. The LEARN program is open to students of any field of study who are interested in the world of criminal justice.
The Armstrong Police Department has partnered with the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and Access Data to provide digital forensic training for law enforcement. The training will benefit law enforcement by educating officers to better understand and utilize tools to combat digital, economic and high-tech crimes. The Armstrong Police is proud to announce that six members of the police department have completed the National White Collar Crime Center Fast Track Program. Lieutenant John Bennett, Lieutenant Joe Peny, Lieutenant Isaac Strickland, Officer Keith Jeffries, Officer Brian Girardeau, and Stuart Glasby completed the 100 hour training regimen. This training consisted of course work and practical skills that ensures a computer digital forensic examiner possesses the core competencies to investigate crimes that involve digital evidence. This training is the cornerstone in the creation of a Cyber Forensics Investigative Division at the Armstrong Police Department/Cyber Security Research Institute.
The Armstrong Police Department currently has eight nationally certified Car Safety Seat Technicians who are available throughout the year. The technicians can inspect car safety seats that have been installed, instruct caregivers on proper installation and maintenance, and conduct classes involving child safety seats.