Frequently asked questions about working with us

 

What kinds of skills is the IPTI looking for and what are the areas of expertise where you want to attract trainers? 

The IPTI currently maintains a cadre is police executives from around the globe, but we are constantly seeking to augment our capacity, and therefore we are seeking out police leaders, police executives and other senior staff officers with managerial or command level experience, with a focus on ethics; internal governance, professional standards, policy development, community and political interaction and community capacity building along with crime scene investigation skills and forensic sciences.  The IPTI is focused on training and mentoring for police leaders and emerging leaders, especially soft-skills (communications, elicitation, human interaction and dynamics, non-verbal communications, organization behavior, etc.), managerial and leadership development and forensic sciences.  The IPTI is not involved in hard skills development for law enforcement in such areas as use-of-force, firearms training or introductory skills for front-line officers.

Is the work with IPTI full-time, part-time, or part-time consultancy? 

The IPTI is a not-for-profit institute which provides the framework for service and training delivery around the globe.  In order to keep our costs to a minimum, we engage training staff as required to support specific projects.  Therefore our trainers work as independent consultants as required.  This may include full time on-the-ground to support for a specific training initiative or it may include periodic telephone or teleconference communications with a police executive in a mentoring or support role.  Each client and contract may be different, but each creates its own opportunity to participate in the development and advancement of policing around the globe.

Do instructors have to sign a contract?

Yes, there is a formal written agreement structure for each contact so that both the IPTI and the participating instructor are clear on the rights, obligations and expectations of all parties for the period of the project.  We feel that our agreements are fair and balanced and look after the interests of the IPTI, the instructor, the client and the funding agency.

Do new trainers have to be FBI NAA trained or are there other levels of acceptable accreditation?

It has been our experience that there are committed police leaders around the globe that come from a variety of backgrounds. Therefore each application is judged on its own merits, and we have attempted not to put any barriers in place that would preclude the engagement of those who wish to contribute.

Which geographical regions are we looking at trainers from? 

While each region or even jurisdiction may be unique, with customs, values, expectations and politics that are quite different, our experience has been that basic police service delivery has some very general qualities around the globe.  As such we are seeking police leaders from all regions of the globe.

Are there language requirements?

Yes.  The working language of the IPTI is English, and we are seeking police leaders that have a working knowledge of the English language.  Additional language support is of tremendous assistance, and see are seeking multi-lingual instructors.

Will trainers be required to travel?

Yes. Trainers should possess a valid passport and should be prepared to travel.  Even senior police executives who may be willing to provide mentoring support to new or emerging police leaders in other parts of the globe, may need to make their initial contact in person, and should therefore be prepared to travel to those locations.

Will trainers need medical certificates, VISA’s or inoculations in advance? 

No.  Once client locations and project are identified, the IPTI will issue a project prospectus to trainers with the required skills, which will detail all the relevant requirements.  The IPTI provides security briefings, medical assessments and cultural/political awareness briefings for all staff members and trainers prior to deployment in-theatre.

What about pay and expenses?

The IPTI covers most expenses for trainers, including travel, VISA’s from specific countries, medical and travel insurance, ground transportation and accommodation and food is covered through a daily per diem provision.  A detailed expense projection form is completed by the IPTI and the instructor prior to the commencement of the project, and actual expenses are reported at the completion of the project.  Costs such as personal clothing that may be required, passport fees, and other personnel expenses are not covered by the IPTI.  Instructors financial compensation varies based upon the location, skill requirements, duration and other variables.  Offerings are made to qualified instructors along with the project prospectus.  Payments are made via electronic bank transfer.

How do I apply?

CLICK HERE and fill in our online application form.