LAMAR ASSOCIATES, LLC
DOJ Training area of focus: Law Enforcement and Substance Abuse
Lamar Associates is a full service solutions provider for investigations, law enforcement, security and emergency preparedness needs. From background checks and due diligence, to risk threat and crisis management, we have access to state-of-the-art technology and a team of elite law enforcement and security experts capable of meeting the most complex challenges in today’s unsettled environment. We offer modular, flexible and scalable solution for any size company or organization to address potentially harmful situations, whether natural, accidental or intentional. With integrated, comprehensive planning and implementation geared toward your specific needs, Lamar Associated will help you prepare for tomorrow while protecting today.
The company currently provides training and technical assistance services to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in the area of juvenile related topics such as the Tribal Law and Order Act and it’s relation to juvenile detention issues.
Lamar Associates also provides services to the Office of Community Oriented Public Service (COPS) by providing twenty-two training opportunities to participate in the Tribal Prescription Drug Abuse and Drug Endangered Children Program with regional, webinar, and web-based online courses in the topics of Drug Endangered Children; Prescription Drug Abuse; Community Policing Concepts; and Problem Solving Strategies. Pharmaceutical drug abuse in Indian Country has grown to become a significant public safety issue that has contributed to the increase in violent crime rates in Indian Country, devastated Native American families, endangered children, and created a strain on the limited resources available to tribal law enforcement and service programs. In order to address this serious public safety concern, Lamar Associates, LLC (Lamar), and its project partners, the National Indian Child Welfare Association and the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators have been funded to develop the “Tribal Prescription Drug Endangered Children Training and Technical Assistance Program”. Lamar and its partners will develop a training curricula and provide technical assistance that will: 1) increase the capacity of law enforcement agencies to serve the needs of drug endangered children and 2) increase the capacity of law enforcement agencies to build partnerships with public health, prevention, and treatment providers that will lead to coordinated community responses to prevent prescription drug diversion and abuse. The training curriculum will be designed to acquaint the participants with: The Indian Child Welfare Act (25 U.S.C. 1901); civil and criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country; roles and responsibilities of service groups; types of reporting, cross-reporting, and information sharing; safety procedures for children, families, and responding personnel; accepted drug endangered children protocols; the national pharmaceutical drug assessments; the pharmaceutical impact in Indian Country including trends, signs of exposure in children, identification of drug user behavior and paraphernalia; identification drug contaminated environments; child risk assessment methodologies; community policing principles, problem-solving techniques, and strategic planning and collaboration with federal, state, private and tribal organizations. For additional information about the trainings and technical assistance that Lamar Associated provide, visit http://lamarassociates.net/indian-country-training.
The company continues to provide service to the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) in the provision of fourteen BIE hosted online distance learning courses for Bureau of Indian Education funded schools. Courses currently available to teachers and staff include, but are not limited to “Indian Country” gang awareness, emergency preparedness, suspected child abuse reporting, bullying, suicide, and school physical security.
• Workshops and training events (agenda development, speaker identification, and logistical support)
• Information exchange and mentoring for individuals and groups or with multiple jurisdictions)
• Curriculum development
• Online distance learning, webinars, etc.
• Community development and assessment strategies
• Capacity and team building
Specialized Training Topical Areas
• Tribal law enforcement officer training
• Emergency Preparedness
• School Physical Security
• Tribal Correctional Administrators training
• Native Youth Gangs and Teen Sub-Culture Groups
• Prescription Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug identification and prevention strategies
• Community Policing
Lamar Associate’s primary target audience is federally recognized Native American and Alaskan Native tribes (“Tribes”) that have received grant funding through CTAS. Lamar Associates may also provide services to non-CTAS grant recipients if funding permits.
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