The Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute's mission is
to enable all community members, law enforcement, government
officials, community leaders and merchants, educational
professionals and students, to see themselves as stakeholders in
building a safer Oklahoma. The community policing philosophy
encourages a broader understanding between citizens and law
enforcement, and focuses on a shared responsibility in preventing
crime and making neighborhoods safer.
Established in September 1997 as a part of the U.S. Department of
Justice COPS Office initiative to form regional institutes, the primary
mission of this institute is to instill the community policing
philosophy in law enforcement training and to generate interest
among community leaders across the nation in an effort to make
neighborhoods safer and reduce the fear of crime among citizens.
The Institute provides education and training workshops for law
enforcement and citizens concerned with the prevention of crime and
violence in their neighborhoods throughout the entire state of Oklahoma,
and. Since its formation in 1997, the Institute has trained nearly 54,000
persons by conducting more than 1,200 classes, workshops, and
conferences. In addition, more than 150 communities are currently taking
advantage of on-site technical assistance services and/or other Institute
programs. It is estimated that over 4 million people have been indirectly
affected by ORCPI programs.
The Institute's responsiveness and flexibility have earned respect for the
program, and professional rewards for the partners who lend their
resources to its goals. Feedback from participants has been outstanding, and
state leaders have expressed confidence that Oklahoma will become a
national leader in community policing philosophy and training.
The Oklahoma Regional
Community Policing Institute is a
partnership of organizations
dedicated to advancing the
practice of law enforcement
through real world application
and institutionalization of the
community policing concept.
The ORCPI envisions community
policing as a philosophy that
promotes and supports
organizational strategies to
address the causes and reduce
the fear of crime and social
disorder through problem-
solving tactics and community-
Sexual Assault Response Team
There is no shame when your loved one dies. When your car is stolen. When youíre diagnosed with cancer. Friends and loved ones gather around you for support. They donít blame you for "bringing it on yourself."
It should be the same with sexual violence. But all too often, survivors who have the courage to tell someone what happened are blamed for bringing it on themselves. This needs to change.
Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities.
A Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is a multidisciplinary interagency team of individuals working collaboratively to provide services for the community by offering specialized sexual assault intervention services. The NSVRC works with responders from around the United States to identify resources, translate research findings and analyze policy will assist in the development, enhancement and sustainability of SARTs.
With funding from the Office for Victims of Crime and assistance from a national advisory committee, the NSVRC created a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit to promote the development and implementation of a coordinated, multidisciplinary, and victim-centered first response to victims of sexual assault in communities across the United States and U.S. Territories. The Toolkit Project provides resources to help communities customize their outreach and expand services.
ORCPI - Educational Alternatives, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and the Family, Community and Career Leaders of America are reducing distracted driving crashes and deaths in 2014 and 2015!
Take the Oklahoma Challenge and save lives today!
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in Oklahoma for people ages 15-20 Years old. Recent surveys show 46 percent text while they drive. ( We believe this is a very conservative number.) Texting while driving is becoming as dangerous as drinking and driving when it comes to inhibiting a teen's driving ability. Cell phone use accounts for 2600 vehicle fatalities and 300,000 collisions annually.