Justice System Training & Research Institute

The mission of the Roger Williams University Justice System Training & Research Institute is to provide high quality, academically challenging professional development training to justice system personnel, and to serve as an applied research resource and information provider for the criminal justice community to enhance the professionalism of the justice system.  The Institute will:

  • Encourage the development of critical thinking skills and the use of empirical data for problem solving and decision making.
  • Provide professional development training informed by best practices drawn from diverse academic disciplines to address contemporary issues.
  • Conduct regional seminars and conferences for the development of practical leadership skills.
  • Extend the practical application of Roger Williams University faculty conducted research resulting in models that can be duplicated and published nationally.
  • Utilize technology informed training as a means of enhancing "real world" performance.
  • Foster government, academic, and community partnerships.

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Captains Adam Crook, William Serpa, and Matthew Gravini, of the Massachusetts State Police (participants in the COMMAND TRAINING SERIES:  Executive Development Course) with JST&RI Director David Lambert, Ph.D. celebrate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the specially marked Massachusetts State Police Cruiser.

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Chief John Moore (ret.), Holliston, MA Police Department donates handmade blue line flag to the Justice System Training & Research Institute.  The Blue represents the officer and the courage they find deep inside when faced with unbelievable odds. The Black background was designed as a constant reminder of our fallen brother and sister officers.

Justice System Training & Research Institute Professional Development Schedule

October 2 - 4, 2018 and November 6 - 8, 2018 (On-site)
COMMAND TRAINING SERIES:  Executive Development Course

(On-line session starts September 24th)
Roger Williams University 
Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI 
Bristol Harbor Inn Reservations for November: https://reservations.travelclick.com/98227?groupID=2255677

October 16 - 19, 2018
Field Training & Evaluation Program Course

Roger Williams University 
Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI
Bristol Harbor Inn Reservations: https://reservations.travelclick.com/98227?groupID=2255668

October 22 - 26, 2018
COMMAND TRAINING SERIES:  Mid-Management Course

Roger Williams University
Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI
Bristol Harbor Inn Reservations: https://reservations.travelclick.com/98227?groupID=2255669

October 30 - November 2, 2018
Field Training & Evaluation Program Course  (Course is FULL)

Hosted by the Southeast Massachusetts Chiefs Training Committee
Plymouth Police Department
20 Long Pond Road
Plymouth, MA

October 30 & 31, 2018  
Drone Pilot FAA Certification Test Preparation Seminar
CLASS IS FULL

Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI
Bristol Harbor Inn Reservations: https://reservations.travelclick.com/98227?groupID=2395741

November 12, 2018
Autism Awareness for Law Enforcement Seminar

Roger Williams University
Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI
Bristol Harbor Inn Reservations: https://reservations.travelclick.com/98227?groupID=2395750    

November 13 - 15, 2018
FTO Coordinator Seminar

Roger Williams University
Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI
Bristol Harbor Inn Reservations: https://reservations.travelclick.com/98227?groupID=2255680

November 20, 2018
Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety (Seminar is FULL)

Roger Williams University
Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI
Bristol Harbor Inn Reservations: https://reservations.travelclick.com/98227?groupID=2372423

November 26 - December 7, 2018
COMMAND TRAINING SERIES:  First Line Supervisor Course

Roger Williams University
Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI
Bristol Harbor Inn Reservations: https://reservations.travelclick.com/98227?groupID=2255682

March 5 - 8, 2019
Field Training & Evaluation Program Course

Roger Williams University
Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI 
Bristol Harbor Inn Reservations: https://reservations.travelclick.com/98227?groupID=2255687 

March 18 - 22, 2019
COMMAND TRAINING SERIES:  Mid-Management Course
Roger Williams University
Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI
Bristol Harbor Inn Reservations:  https://reservations.travelclick.com/98227?groupID=2255690

April 1 - 12, 2019
COMMAND TRAINING SERIES:  First Line Supervisor Course

Roger Williams University
Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI
Bristol Harbor Inn Reservations: https://reservations.travelclick.com/98227?groupID=2255693

April 30 - May 3, 2019
Field Training & Evaluation Program Course

Roger Williams University 
Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road
Portsmouth, RI  
Bristol Harbor Inn Reservations: https://reservations.travelclick.com/98227?groupID=2255701

For further information, please contact Assistant Director, Denise Owens (401-254-3320) or Liz Campo (401-254-3731), Administrative Assistant to the School of Justice Studies.

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