FBI-LEEDA Chooses Technology from Enabl-u Technologies to Support Groundbreaking Distance Learning Course

JERSEY CITY, N.J., October 11, 2011(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The FBI-Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) has announced a new and groundbreaking supervisory liability distance learning course delivered using technology developed by Enabl-u Technologies. Enabl-u training development experts worked with Eric Daigle, FBI-LEEDA’s general counsel, to adapt this important part of the supervisory training class that FBI-LEEDA has taught to thousands of supervisors since March 2011.

Enabl-u Technologies is a leader in loss prevention services for professionals in retail, hospitality, grocery, banking, healthcare, transportation, law enforcement, and government. Enabl-u Technologies is a member of the Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) family of companies.

Tom Stone, FBI-LEEDA’s executive director, explained that “this program provides liability protection to police departments through quality education directed at the specific issues facing supervisors. We carried out an exhaustive search to find a company with the right technology but also one with a deep understanding of training methodology, experience in working with law enforcement, and an attitude of partnership in an evolving project. We are thrilled with the feedback from the pilot course and excited to work with Enabl-u to expand the course content and geographical reach.”

The training program covers multiple topics related to the legal standards applicable to public safety, providing new and experienced supervisors with tools and information to protect themselves and their departments from liability. The topics covered in the program include a review of constitutional standards applicable to supervisor liability, deliberate indifference, and the use of force in investigations. The program also reviews legal standards applicable to internal affairs investigations and sexual harassment.

The patented technology delivers high-quality training from any location with Internet access and supports an instructor-led format, including the submission of course papers.  The platform also provides an online forum to encourage interaction among students.

A group of supervisors from Lake Charles Police Department participated in a pilot of the training program. Chief Donald Dixon explained that “there are obvious advantages to classroom training, but law enforcement needs to embrace distance learning, given the growing constraints on our time and resources and the need to quickly train newly promoted supervisors. I believe that this course is as close as you can get to a classroom without being in one. We were very impressed.”

FBI-LEEDA is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation whose goal is to advance the science and art of law enforcement leadership and management; to develop and disseminate improved administrative, operational, and technical practices to meet the needs of law enforcement executives throughout the world; to promote the exchange of information and training for executives of law enforcement; to actively seek the expansion of training programs for law enforcement executives; and to encourage the participation of law enforcement professionals in future FBI-LEEDA training. FBI-LEEDA is not a part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation or acting on its behalf. FBI-LEEDA members are chief executive officers of law enforcement agencies, directors and commissioners of public safety, and elected sheriffs throughout the United States and numerous foreign countries. Additional information about FBI-LEEDA can be found at www.fbileeda.org.

About Enabl-u Technologies
Enabl-u Technologies, a member of the Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) family of companies, offers data management, analytics, and e-learning software and services that facilitate education, communication, and workflow management for a local, regional, or global workforce. Enabl-u Technologies operates under the trade names of APIS and Learn it Solutions. For more information on Enabl-u Technologies, visit www.enabl-u.com.

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Giuseppe Barone
MWW Group (for Enabl-u)
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Erica Helton
MWW Group (for Enabl-u)
(201) 507-9500

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