Elevate Blue

Elevate Blue

Elevate Blue is a best-in-class virtual training that was designed to address the contemporary challenges faced by law enforcement agencies.

Courses Available Now

Elevate Blue LogoElevate Blue courses available now:

  • Managing Mass Demonstrations and Protecting Civil Liberties
  • Leadership, Management, and Supervision
  • Resilience Across Dimensions: Officer Health and Prosperity

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What Makes Elevate Blue Best in Class

Elevate Blue, in partnership with the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and five other leading law enforcement and criminal justice organizations provides a suite of virtual best-in-class training for law enforcement designed to address contemporary training needs.

Elevate Blue broadens and supports important training opportunities for law enforcement by championing promising practices, incorporating research and evidence-based approaches, providing perspectives and illustrations from diverse practitioners, and ultimately enhancing public safety for agencies and the communities they serve.  

Key Features:

  • Available at no cost with no IACP membership required
  • Participate on-demand anytime, anywhere, and any place at your own pace
  • 2.5 to 4 hours in length
  • Integration of video, interactive exercises, and knowledge checks
  • Certified by the IADLEST National Training Certification Program (NCP) to meet most minimum standards for individual state POST certification requirements.
  • Course materials include a student guide, glossary, and downloadable materials 

Managing Mass Demonstrations and Protecting Civil Liberties

When responding to public demonstrations, law enforcement must focus efforts on protecting individual rights related to assembly and free speech. This course will educate learners on how to be unbiased, listen actively, interpret accurately, and respond appropriately, while also educating students on crowd dynamics, mass arrests, and plans of action for responses to these mass demonstrations. This course emphasizes the importance of understanding the structure of a mass demonstration, de-escalation, and officer well-being. 

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Leadership, Management, and Supervision

This course includes sections on key foundations of leadership: Communication, Self-Awareness, Empowerment, and Accountability. This course is designed to enhance an officer's current skills in management and supervision and provide tools on how to become a more effective leader in their own agency. Leaders will explore topics such as emotional intelligence, trust, and managing conflict that will allow leaders to better understand their strengths, values and motivations, communication styles and how they can develop employees' skills to increase productivity across their agency.

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Resilience Across Dimensions: Officer Health and Prosperity

Officer Safety and Wellness is a critical topic for officers to learn in order to support themselves throughout their career and in life. Given the serious health risks associated with a law enforcement career, the "Resilience Across Dimensions: Officer Health and Prosperity" curriculum will lay the foundation for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and optimal mental health, and encouraging officers to seek support from family, friends, and/or peers throughout their career. The course will include sections on Financial Wellness, Suicide Prevention, Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth, Physical Wellness, and Mindfulness.

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Community Engagement and Trust

Community engagement and trust is essential for law enforcement agencies and the people they serve to promote community stability, effective policing and officer and community safety. This Elevate Blue course will provide the law enforcement profession with tangible and practical tools for building positive relationships with the community; communicating effectively to enhance trust and transparency; empowering community members through problem-solving initiatives; and engaging with youth in age-appropriate and trauma-informed ways.

Coming soon.

Effective Violent Crime Reduction Strategies

The Elevate Blue training course, Effective Violent Crime Reduction Strategies, aims to help law enforcement professionals engage community stakeholders and organizations to identify violent crime problems to address; and select, plan, and implement effective violence reduction strategies together. It highlights steps to take to implement a collaborative violence reduction strategy using evidence-based and evidence-informed violence reduction strategies that simultaneously achieve law enforcement and community goals and contribute to building trust between law enforcement and communities most impacted by violent crime.

Coming soon.

Recruitment, Hiring, Training, and Retention

Over the last decade, recruitment, hiring, training, and retention of law enforcement personnel have become increasingly challenging for law enforcement agencies across the country. Not only are agencies finding it difficult to attract and hire qualified applicants, but the rate at which employees are retiring and resigning continues to rise. This course shares best practices and innovative approaches to recruitment and hiring while also identifying issues commonly found in these processes. These four modules will provide learners with a greater understanding of the types of recruitment and hiring needs an agency may have and potential solutions for overcoming challenges presented. 

Coming soon.

Use of Force Considerations

To reduce the potential for use of force incidents, law enforcement must utilize effective decision-making, adhere to the goals of principled policing, abide by Constitutional rights under the 4th amendment, and evaluate circumstances to apply the use of force standards and de-escalation/ intervention techniques. The Use of Force Considerations course includes sections on Decision-Making, Search and Seizure, Policy and Prevention, and Principled Policing.

Coming soon.



Email the Elevate Blue team if you have any questions or would like more information.

Elevate Blue Partners



This project was supported by Grant No. 2020-DP-BX-K012 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

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