Virtual Academy

  • Author | Halie Gallik
  • 4/13/2021 8:00 am

Public Entity Partners provides a subscription supplement for Virtual Academy for law enforcement-specific online training. Virtual Academy provides high-quality, engaging training with nationally recognized experts, and the platform allows law enforcement agencies to easily manage, track and create training records and department files. 

PE Partners’ subscription supplement programs will cover 66% of the cost for law enforcement agencies with 1 - 15 officers, 50% of the cost for agencies with 16 - 30 officers, and 25% of the cost for agencies with 31 or more officers. Over the past year, PE Partners’ members with law enforcement agencies saved almost $76,000 as a result of this subscription supplement program. 

The top 10 Virtual Academy courses for 2020 included:

  1. Mental Illness
  2. Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC)
  3. Bloodborne Pathogens
  4. Child Sex Abuse
  5. Autism Awareness for First Responders
  6. Fentanyl, Opioids and Naloxone (Narcan) Use
  7. De-Escalation for Law Enforcement
  8. CCLP – Arrests and Terry Stops and Warrantless Searches (Exceptions)
  9. Sovereign Citizens
  10. Tennessee Legal Updates 2019-2020

In the past year, law enforcement personnel within the state of Tennessee have completed over 3,000 hours in de-escalation training through Virtual Academy. De-escalation Techniques and Duty to Intervene courses are encouraged as topics of annual in-service training and will be required training topics beginning in 2022. Other topics that are part of Governor Lee’s Law Enforcement Partnership Initiative that are highly encouraged in-service training include Officer Wellness, Public Assembly and Community Interaction, and Designated Community Immersion. 


Virtual Academy will be releasing new content in January 2021, including Public Assembly and Community Interaction, Emotional Intelligence and Duty to Intervene, Community Immersion Introduction, and TN Legal Update 2020 - 2021.


To learn more about the Virtual Academy training platform, please visit Virtual Academy | Online Scenario-Based Training For Police, Sheriffs & First Responders.