Professional Consultants for Law Enforcement Organizations
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The PETRA Group, LLC

Professional Consulting for 21st Century Policing

 

Providing Professional Services to Law Enforcement Organizations

Headquartered on the Treasure Coast in Florida, The PETRA Group, LLC provides professional services and consulting to law enforcement agencies. Our group specializes in education, training, research, recruitment, and accreditation services that enhance all aspects of the law enforcement agencies we serve. From custom tailored training solutions, including high liability training, to research services that enhance policing and community relations, we are prepared to serve your organization. Our services are designed to provide pathways to professionalize law enforcement operations, including the successful management of your accreditation process. Our group is prepared to provide comprehensive accreditation services, policy creation and revision, and maintenance of your Power DMS system. Whether you’re a small, medium or large urban law enforcement agency, we will enhance your organization through effective educational curriculum, timely in-service training, customized research projects, and full-service accreditation management. We bring extensive experience and professionalism to every agency and customize our support to your organization’s needs and concerns.

Our consultants have extensive experience in criminal justice and higher education. We’re on the cutting edge of 21st policing. We can provide critical insight into your policies and procedures, candidate selection, in-service training, retention, and promotional practices. We can also provide third party, objective guidance to enhance community relations.

Get in touch with us to set up a consultation or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether our services are right for you.

 

Contact

➤ LOCATION

Port Saint Lucie, FL 34987

☎ CONTACT

inquiries@thepetragroup.org
(888) 317-3872 or (888) 31-PETRA

 

Areas of Consultation


Education

The world of policing is ever growing and evolving, and we’re prepared to assist. We can custom tailor your Field Training programs to maximize the potential of your recruits, while also striving to reduce liability. We can also develop custom educational solutions for your organization that will increase retention and enhance the delivery of services to your community.


Accreditation

Accreditation is one of the main avenues available for organizational enhancement. The cost to staff an effective accreditation management team can be a deterrent to many agencies that are seeking to improve their operations. With our custom solutions we can provide consulting to your accreditation manager, or we can offer more comprehensive services such as full-time accreditation management. We are prepared to conduct full reviews of all policies and procedures, collect evidence of compliance with standards, conduct periodic site inspections, and provide full-time on-site management of public hearings and site visits by your accrediting commission. We specialize in managing the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and Commission for Florida Law Enforcement (CFA) standards.


Training

The way we train our officers is critical to how they interact with the community. Additionally, training reduces injuries, lawsuits, and lost time. Enhance the overall training of your team with our custom solutions. We can train your personnel on your specific policies, or we can train in key high liability areas, such as use of force or defensive tactics. Our experts can custom tailor training, from entry to level to highly advanced and high-risk skills. We are also focused on training your trainers to be more effective and more aligned with organizational policies and procedures. Don’t just train but train the right way.
 


Recruitment

The selection of new personnel in policing is one of the most critical aspects of organizational success. We offer tailored solutions to help you recruit and select candidates that will best serve your organization and community. We provide objective, third party evaluations of potential candidates that can help inform the selection process. We believe that the harder you hire, the easier you manage. Let us show you how to improve this important function.


Research

Many agencies intrinsically understand that they need to assess and analyze their operations. The ability to conduct research on daily activities, such as patrol patterns, or to assess the effectiveness of a program or initiative, is not an easy task. Our team of expert researchers are prepared to collect data and provide analysis and recommendations to streamline and enhance your operational practices. Leverage the experience and skills of our team to conduct high level reviews of your strategic initiatives.


Promotion Process

The decision to promote is often one of the main, long term decisions a Chief or Sheriff will make for their organization. The ability to operate an objective, empirically based process that helps determine the readiness of an individual for promotion is key. We can enhance your existing process or develop a custom process that is built to provide the necessary insight for making the best promotional decisions. We understand how labor agreements impact this process and we can develop a promotional process that brings forward the best candidates, while honoring any collective bargaining agreements.

 

 
 
We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.
— Former President James Carter
 
 

 
 
 

Let's Chat.

Use the form below to contact us regarding your consultation needs. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your agency along with any specific requests that are not detailed on this site. To help us best service you, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.

For job opportunities, please email us your resume. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent to lead The PETRA Group, LLC into emerging areas.

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Please do not include confidential or sensitive information in your message. We do not provide consultation services to defense attorneys or insurance carriers. Our sole purpose is to provide consultation to public sector law enforcement organizations. We carefully screen all our consultants to ascertain any potential conflicts of interest. In the event that a conflict of interest is determined, we will provide our clients with that information.