Item 10 Amendments and Direction

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Alison Alter
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Item 10 Amendments and Direction

Post by Alison Alter » Thu May 06, 2021 10:37 am

Colleagues,

Below please find a link to my amendments and direction on Item 10. I am also pasting the language at the bottom of this post for ease.

Note the motion sheet contains additional direction related to the following:
⁃ ensuring we are course correcting throughout the pilot class, not waiting until the end to make changes.
⁃ continuing to incorporate Victim Services and trauma-informed training into academy curriculum and content delivery.
⁃ working to enhance the Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics (ICAT) training to meet current best practices and recommended course length standards.

I look forward to our discussion of this item today.

Motion Sheet: http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 03017.docx


Amendment Language

I move to amend Item 10 as follows:

INSERT ON LINE 37:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:

The City Manager is directed to publicly report to Council on the status of the Kroll recommendations in June before the commencement of the Pilot Reimagined Cadet Training Academy; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:

The City Manager is directed to publicly report to Council with interim updates throughout the course of the Pilot Reimagined Cadet Training Academy approximately every 8 weeks from the commencement of the pilot class, with no fewer than three reports before the end of the pilot class. Content and timing of the reports shall be coordinated by the Reimagining Public Safety co-chairs and the APD Academy Division Manager. The independent evaluator (Kroll), the APD Academy Division Manager, the Academy Curriculum Review Committee, the Community Video Review Panel, and the Austin Police Department shall each be included in at least one of the interim reports to Council, and may be included in more than one report as determined by the Reimagining Public Safety co-chairs and the APD Academy Division Manager. Additional groups or individuals may be included in the reports as deemed appropriate by the report coordinators.


Additional Direction:
• Adjustments to the academy courses, content, schedule, teaching methods, and any other aspect of training/learning should be made throughout the course of the Pilot Reimagined Cadet Training Academy to better ensure alignment with community expectations and the tenets of resilience-based training. Staff should not wait until the end to course correct.
• The APD Academy Division Manager should further incorporate Victim Services into academy curriculum, instruction, and content delivery. The APD Academy Division Manager should work with the Victim Services Manager to identify and add additional course content, scenario-based training, and content delivery/framing that will provide additional reinforcement of trauma-informed approaches for cadets, as appropriate.
• The APD Academy Division Manager should explore ways to enhance the Integrating Communications, Assessment, and Tactics (ICAT) Training to meet current best practices and recommended course length standards.


Regards,
Alison Alter
Council Member, District 10