Lawsuits Cost Taxpayers Hundreds Of Millions

NYPD - Over $940 Million

spent in the last decade — $5.9 million to the estate of Eric Garner

LAPD - Over $110 Million

spent since 2003 — $15 million to Javier Ovando, who was allegedly shot, paralyzed and falsely imprisoned

Chicago Police Department - Over $500 Million

to resolve use-of-force complaints and lawsuits in the last 10 years — $5 million went to Laquan McDonald’s family

Validate Your Training | Improve Operations | Reduce Liability

Force LMS is a liability management solution designed to fix many of the cumbersome and tedious tasks associated with the operation and maintenance of a law enforcement organization. Force was designed with the cooperation and active input of law enforcement professionals and municipalities.

The benefits of Force LMS are numerous, but a small collection of these include:

  • All training-related data is stored in a centralized location.
  • All training documents are presented using a consistent format and design.
  • Professional training reports are created in seconds.
  • Track individual and organizational training records, statistical data, year-over-year and by-the-hour data, by training category or by budget line item.
  • Assign sensitive items to employees with confidence and accountability. Force LMS has an inventory tool that makes this task easy.

What about policy review?

With Force LMS, we make it simple. Point, click and send. When it’s reviewed by employee(s), it’s automatically documented in their policy review training record.

What if an employee does not respond?

This is impossible with Force LMS. If the employee does not respond within three days, notice is sent to the Training Administrator(s). The Training Administrator(s) can address the issue themselves or they can contact that employee’s direct supervisor. In any case, this reminder will continue every three days, until the employee responds, or the Training Administrator(s) exempt that employee from reviewing that particular policy. The same function is available for new training bulletins or special notices.Training Administrators scheduling new in-service training will find this task much simpler using Force LMS.

This point-and-click system saves Training Administrators countless hours in constructing training documentation and reports, while improving communication and coordination between themselves, instructors, students and executives. Simply choose the training category, subcategory, date, time, location, uniform, instructor(s), lesson plans, required resources, students and the training record is 95% built in a matter of  seconds. Hit send and notification is sent to all parties. When the training is complete, the instructors report back to the Training Administrator(s) with attendance and any performance-related issues (pass/fail/scores/injuries/remedial training requirements). Instructor input is the final piece of data needed for a particular in-service training event to be entered into Force LMS. Once that data is entered, either by the instructor(s) or the Training Administrator, the training record is complete and the data is built into the individual student’s record, the instructor’s record and is integrated into the organization’s training record.

Documenting training from outside vendors is severely simplified using Force LMS. Training Administrators can either do it themselves or they can make users responsible for this task. If they make the users responsible, this saves an immense amount of time, as users input the data then submit it to the Training Administrator for review and approval. This function is yet another feature that makes Force LMS the most flexible and functional training and risk management software available.

The Force LMS scheduling tool sends reminders to ensure you don’t forget the types of training, such as sexual harassment and blood-borne pathogens, that are often overlooked.

The Origins of Force LMS

Force LMS™ (Liability Management Solution) is a software product developed by AM Data Service, Inc., an IT managed service company in Livonia, Mich. AM Data Service collaborated with local law enforcement to create Force LMS. The original idea was envisioned by Officer Jeff Felts, retired. Jeff is the owner of Center Mass, Inc., a law enforcement and civilian firearms training organization. The retired sharp shooter is a long-time advocate for the value of statistics and data-driven improvements.

Since its initial iteration, the software has grown significantly in scope and capabilities. The AM Data Service team of IT professionals and Officer Felts share the vision of providing a structured platform that can impart the greatest benefit to law enforcement and simultaneously provide officers and the communities they protect with visibility, transparency and actionable data for improvement.

Throughout the development of the product, Felts has been a vital part of the process, ensuring changes made by AM Data Service have a tangible benefit to the training cycle and organizational improvement. Currently Center Mass of Livonia, Mich. is the exclusive sales distributor for Force LMS™.