ONLINE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING
Reality-Based Legal Update Training
PLS Legal Update is a state-specific online training system for law enforcement officials in Missouri and Iowa. PLS provides legal update, technical, and interpersonal skills training for police.
THE PLS DIFFERENCE
State-Specific Police Training
PLS is the only provider of online, state-specific legal update training for Missouri and Iowa law enforcement officers. Our training is written by attorneys who keep you current on ever changing state and federal laws.
Have you ever seized evidence, only to discover that your state appellate courts recently determined such a seizure is unlawful? Have you ever been sued for excessive use of force? PLS training makes sure officers know the latest court decisions from their jurisdiction on search and seizure law, use of force, interrogations, drunk driving, and more.
STATE-SPECIFIC POLICE TRAINING
Continuing Education for Law Enforcement Professionals.
Our state-specific police legal update training is written by attorneys and is based on actual court cases selected from recent appellate court decisions. Lessons generally include an in-depth analysis of five target cases as well as questions and answers based on illustrative example cases. The lessons place the lesson taker in the position of the officer at the scene and examine how the court reviewed the officer’s actions. Topics covered include: search and seizure law; consent; interrogations; excessive force; drunk driving; the Americans with Disabilities Act, First Amendment law, landlord-tenant law for police, traffic law enforcement, and more. PLS also provides state-specific legislative updates.
Our online interpersonal perspectives training addresses issues such as bias prevention, racial profiling, diverse communities, de-escalation, mental illness, officer mental health, crisis management, suicide intervention, sexual harassment, ethics, and other current issues in law enforcement.
Our online technical skills lessons provide police in-depth guidance on issues such as human trafficking investigations, sexual assault investigations, domestic violence investigations, elder abuse investigations, child abuse investigations, eyewitness identification, bloodborne pathogens, use of force investigations, hazardous materials, hazard communication, the sovereign citizen's movement, drone investigations, officer safety, the arrest and detention of foreign nationals, documentation of high-risk incidents, and other issues.
PLS online law enforcement training:
BENEFITS FOR OFFICERS & SUPERVISORS
Enhances the ability of police officers to apply the law in real-time situations.
Is always relevant because it examines cases involving other officers from Iowa or Missouri.
Reduces incidents of inadmissible evidence.
Reduces civil liability by ensuring officers understand current state and federal constitutional law.
Is user-friendly and easy to administer.
Is cost-effective (no travel, lodging, backfill, or per diem).
Is available 24/7.
Can be used to satisfy Missouri POST and Iowa Law Enforcement Academy continuing education requirements.