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Agency Commitment

The formal commitment of the law enforcement and educational agencies is an essential ingredient to the Program's success. The Law Enforcement and Educational Agency Agreement is a required element of the enrollment process for all officers teaching the G.R.E.A.T. Program. Having both agencies formally agree to integrate the G.R.E.A.T. Program ensures a successful implementation and integration into the community. Please refer to the Law Enforcement and Educational Agency Agreement page of this Web site for further information. In addition, choosing the right officer to bring G.R.E.A.T. into your community is important. The Officer Selection page of this Web site offers guidelines to assist in the selection of officers being considered for training.

If your agency has not submitted a Law Enforcement and Educational Agency Agreement form within the last 12 months, then a new agreement must be signed by your agency and returned with the training application forms. The agreement will be valid and on file for exactly one year from the date of the signature. This agreement is required before your officer can be approved and confirmed for a training. If you are unsure of your agency's agreement status, please contact the G.R.E.A.T. National Program Office at (800) 726-7070 or information@great-online.org prior to submitting an application to a training.

If you already have the G.R.E.A.T. Program in your community's school district and a formal Law Enforcement and Educational Agency Agreement is on file with the G.R.E.A.T. National Program Office, there is no need to duplicate the agreement.

A second essential ingredient to the Program's success is the law enforcement agency's commitment to allow the officer to interact with the children in the educational agency's school the semester following training.We ask that you enroll only an officer(s) who will be teaching the G.R.E.A.T. curriculum during the current or next school semester. G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training is skills training; if those skills are not utilized shortly following the training experience, they will be lost. It is very important that trainees utilize the skills learned during the G.R.E.A.T. certification training as soon as possible after completing the training course. Any officer sent to a G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training must be assigned to teach the G.R.E.A.T. curriculum within 12 months of completing the G.R.E.A.T. Officer Training. For more information about this agreement, please see page 2 of the Instructor Training Application.

Your officer is about to embark on a very rewarding assignment. However, it will be an assignment that will demand a great deal of physical and emotional energy. Please remember to support your officer's efforts.

Click the links to the following documents required to apply for training:
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