Woodbridge, VA (PRWEB) January 18, 2010
Fusion LLC, the creators and distributors of Forensic TV, which has been providing on-line and in-house training for forensic and crime scene investigators for more than two years, today announced the launch of the International Academy of Public Safety (IAPS) (http://www.iapsonline.com). Dwight C. Paulsen, chairman and co-founder of Fusion Companies, LLC, also announced the new management team for the Academy, which includes Michael J. Brooks, as chief executive officer, L. Douglas Admire as chief operating officer, Dr. Mitch Javidi as President and Chief Marketing Officer and Dr. Elayne Pope as vice president of education and research.
The Academy, a subsidiary of Fusion Companies LLC., is dedicated to the continued education of all professionals in the public safety community. It provides a unique Learning Management System (LMS) that offers a variety of rich-media and interactive training courses to all local, state, national and international members of the public safety community. “All courses have lesson plans with course descriptions, learning objectives, quizzes, grade scaling, and performance tracking mechanism,” said Dr. Javidi. “As well, administrators or training officers can utilize the system to track students’ progress.”
“In a worldwide economy that is increasingly squeezing the training and education budgets of public safety departments, we believe that the Academy is the ‘what’s next’ in tailored, affordable, professional training and education," said Paulsen, in making the announcement. “We have gathered an incredible team of highly talented and experienced professionals to serve as our faculty and leaders of our Academy. As well, we have developed a unique learning management system that allows a broad array of public safety organizations to tailor courses to meet the specific needs of their personnel. Because these courses are designed to be an on-line experience and to be interactive, individuals can take courses when it’s convenient for them,” he said. “And more importantly, we offer certified, internationally recognized faculty that will be designing and teaching the courses.”
Forensics TV, (http://www.forensictv.net) Fusion Companies’ original learning product, has been on the market for more than two years and is being used by members of public safety departments and covering all disciplines within forensic science. “The new products offered by the Academy include Fire and Rescue training, including general to advanced fire operations, rescue operations and fire and rescue management (http://www.firerescuetv.net),” Brooks said. “We will also be offering Police methods and training, including general operations, in-service training, safety, investigations and management, (http://www.policetvonline.net) within couple of weeks and we will be offering training courses for EMS personnel, military police, corrections personnel and even those involved in physical security by end 2010.”
“The Academy can also provide customized training programs through its Fusion Productions unit that can be tailored to an individual client. We can create a unique learning channel for an agency and its personnel,” Brooks said. “These unique channels can provide controlled access for certain courses, while still allowing personnel access to the content of general members.”
“In the past 18 months, we have developed or are in the process of finalizing nearly 300 different and unique courses, with more than 200 already available on the IAPS website. We will add another 200 courses in 2010. Quite simply, we intend to be the ‘go to’ place for training in all areas of public safety,” Javidi said.
Management Team Bios
Chairman of the Board – Dwight Paulsen
In addition to being a co- founder of Fusion Companies, LLC, Mr. Paulsen is a co-founder of EDG Inc., a full-service, multi-discipline, international consulting firm serving the oil & gas and industrial markets. In a 20- plus year career with EDG Inc., he helped expand the company with operations in multiple states and countries. Paulsen's leadership evolved EDG to be one of the first engineering companies in Luanda, Angola, and West Africa, with offices in the Gulf of Mexico, Southeast Asia, South America, and Eastern Europe. Paulsen is also a joint holder of three patents related to the oil industry and with his guidance, EDG set a world record for deep water production rates with the Shell "Popeye" offshore oil well platform. Also, with his leadership, EDG became one of the first companies to participate in the corporate "Character First Program".
Chief Executive Officer – Michael J. Brooks
Michael J. Brooks is co- founder of Brooks Photographic Imaging, which became Fusion Companies, LLC, where he serves as the Chief Executive Officer. Brooks oversees all executive operations and training divisions of the company. He has served a total of 25 years with the federal government. He has served as a combat photographer in the United States Air Force and is a 10-year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as the senior instructor of scientific & technical photography at the FBI Academy. He retired from the FBI in 2007. Brooks has assisted in over 1000 investigations and has trained more than 10,000 members of the public safety community from all 50 states and many countries around the world. Brooks has presented more than 50 lectures at the FBI National Academy and more than 100 specialized workshops to all levels of personnel from the public safety community. He is a frequent lecturer at public safety conferences and is a recipient of the prestigious John Levitow Award for Leadership from the United States Air Force. He has also been decorated by the FBI Director.
President & Chief Marketing Officer – Mitch Javidi, PhD.
Mitch Javidi, Ph.D., serves as the president and chief marketing officer of the International Academy of Public Safety. He oversees the overall operations of the academy as well as its global sales/marketing strategies and implementation. Dr. Javidi is an adjunct professor of business strategy & market research at both North Carolina State and Illinois State Universities and is a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers & Scholars. He serves as the Academy’s strategic and creative leader based on his proven ability to catapult communication and marketing worldwide, spearhead operations and drive goal achievement through change management and innovations.
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