Course Descriptions In-Service Law Enforcement Training
Course descriptions are in alphabetical order for your convenience.
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)Course Description: This NHTSA / IACP approved course will provide provide students with vital information on how to detect, apprehend and test of impaired drivers with a focus on impairment on a substance other than alcohol. This 16-hour class will expand the discussion of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and introduce the law enforcement officer to the concept of drugged driving. Additional psychophysical tests will be learned and demonstrated. The student will also be introduced to the seven categories of drugs as it relates to impaired driving.
- Explain the concept of general deterrence and the role law enforcement plays.
- List, in order, the three phases of DWI detection and list the three decisions a law enforcement officer must make in each phase.
- List, in order, the three validated Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.
- Demonstrate, according to the national standard, the battery of field sobriety tests, in order.
- Define Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus.
- List the all the validated clues found in each of the three standardized field sobriety tests.
- Given a number of indicators in the standardized field sobriety tests, correlate the probability that the subject is impaired.
- In a practical setting, correctly conduct the standardized field sobriety test battery, identify indicators and clues of impairment and determine if a valid arrest can be made.
- Given a scenario, correctly identify what category of drug or drugs an individual may be impaired on.
Outline of instruction:
A. Drugs and highway safety
B. SFST review
C. Drugs in the human body
D. Observation of the eyes and indicators of drug impairment
E. Seven major drug categories
F. Drug combinations
G. Pre and post arrest procedures
H. Drug Matrix
AIKIDO for Law Enforcement:
Aikido is a defensive martial art which utilizes the attacker's momentum and strength to neutralize the non-compliant subject, instead of depending on strikes and kicks. Aikido is the martial art of choice for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, one of the best trained police departments in the world. Techniques are based on body mechanics, body movement and balance instead of size and strength. Aikido is an extremely effective martial art regardless of size, strength or gender. The subject matter for the class includes: The Use of Force Continuum and the courts, breathing techniques to understand and control the panic response to stress and / or trauma, takedowns from the forty-five degree interview stance for non-compliant subjects, quick-takes from the forty-five degree interview stance for non-compliant subjects, escort holds and come-along techniques for non-compliant subjects, pinning and cuffing non-compliant subjects, third party intervention and working effectively with a partner.
TACTICAL TRAINING-Street Patrol & Jailers (16 hours)
AIKIDO for Law Enforcement:
Aikido is a defensive martial art which utilizes the attacker's momentum and strength to neutralize the attacker during a violent assault, instead of depending on strikes and kicks. Aikido is the martial art of choice for the Japanese Metropolitan Police, one of the best trained police departments in the world. Techniques are based on body mechanics, body movement and balance instead of size and strength. Aikido is an extremely effective martial art regardless of size, strength, or gender. The subject matter of the class includes: The Use of Force Continuum and the courts, breathing techniques to understand and control the panic response to stress and / or trauma, proper mindset and defense posture, takedowns and securing the weapon from focused attacks (e.g. knife at the throat from front or rear), and takedowns and securing the weapon from an unfocused attack (e.g. violent assault). The students are asked to bring a clean white tee-shirt for the final part of the exam.
Defenses against edged weapons - Street Patrol & Jailers (16 hours)
Basic Bike PatrolBicycle officers need to ride whenever and wherever they are needed. Proper training is essential to an officer's on-the-job performance and safety. It is also critical in reducing liability.
The PC course provides bicycle officers with the skills they need to effectively serve their communities.
The course is divided into eleven units:
- Bike Handling & Vehicular Cycling
- Bike Fit
- Group Riding
- Hazard Recognition & Common Crashes
- Obstacle Clearing & Riding Techniques
- Patrol Procedures
- Nighttime Patrol
- Community Policing
- Basic Maintenance
- Legal Issues & Traffic Laws
- Fitness & Nutrition
Course Length: minimum 32 hours (40 Hours including Firearms)
Required Equipment: BASIC POLICE CYCLIST COURSE STUDENT CHECKLIST
Testing Procedure: written & on-bike
Requirements: Applicants must be police officers currently assigned to bike patrol, officers applying to become members of a bike unit, or members of a department considering use of the bicycle.
Certification: IPMBA Certification is available to sworn police officers who successfully complete the practical test, earn a score of 76% or better on the written test, become members of IPMBA, and submit applications for certification accompanied by the appropriate fee.
YOU MUST PURCHASE AND READ "The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling, Second Edition" from IPMBA BEFORE CLASS
Basic Computer Forensics (8 hours)Understanding the computer forensic process from an investigator or supervisory process (not a forensics certification-but a basic understanding), the tools used, the evidence gathering methods, the preservation, the legal issues, computer file structures, computer operating systems and storage media.
Basic Emergency Spanish Training 911 - B.E.S.T. 911This course is intended for Telecommunicators that frequently come in contact with Spanish-speaking people. Course Goal: To educate the student in the proper pronunciation of Spanish words and phrases which can be beneficial to the telecommunicator to effectively communicate with Spanish speaking persons. Course Objectives: The Student will be able to:
- Ask a Hispanic person questions using specific Spanish words and phrases which may present themselves in 911 telephone conversations.
- Create a Hispanic/English supplement form within their job description using specific words and phrases with which to communicate with a Hispanic person on a emergency call.
- Communicate with a Spanish speaking person over a telephone.
Basic Ground DefenseDescribed as NCJA approved ground defense class utilizing Gracie School of Jujitsu principles. Eight hour course involving suspect take down, control, and suspect disengagement tactics.
Basic Homicide InvestigationsThis course is designed to provide both uniformed officers and detectives with a comprehensive understanding of homicide investigations from the crime scene to the courtroom. Strategies to employ in different types of homicides, common mistakes made in homicide investigations and advanced in forensic science are discussed at length. The instructor will cover cases he has personally investigated and supervised, as well as many local and national cases of interest to illustrate points made in the course.
Basic Hotel/Motel InvestigationsNarcotic investigations can be the most dangerous type of investigation that a uniform officer might encounter in the performance of his/her duties. The officers attending this class will not only gain a complete awareness of the drugs facing them today, but they will acquire the expertise needed to make quality observations and sound judgments in determining drug use. Officers will be better equipped to identify drug distribution and smuggling not only in roadside situations but in the community that they patrol. The officer safety issues learned in this seminar will not only benefit the officers attending the seminar but the members of their community as well.
Basic NarcoticsClass will cover the following:
- Scheduling of drugs
- Handling Evidence
- Developing and managing Confidential Informants
- Handling Special Funds
- Proper Drug charges
- Targets (Intel gathering)
- Drug Diversion
- Concealment methods commonly used
- Preparing Search Warrants
- Tactical Operational Planning
- Practical Exercise (Planning and carrying out search warrants)
This course is designed for entry level tactical operators or patrol personnel assigned to their agency's tactical response team. Officers attending this training will be introduced to a variety commonly accepted "best practices" regarding tactical operations. The course focuses on numerous tactical operations to include: room clearing, building searches, vehicles assaults, raid planning and basic woodland operations. Students will also receive instruction regarding legal issues, member selection, specialized equipment selection and team training. The 45 hour course is physically and mentally demanding. While there is no physical fitness prerequisite to attend this class, students should be relatively fit upon arrival. Anyone interested in attending this course may contact the instructors request a copy of the lesson plan for review.
Biker 101: Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
Course Goal: This eight hour introduction course will include a history of outlaw motorcycle gangs, a brief overview of the "Big 4" OMG's, gang structure and recruiting, identification and meaning of patches and tattoos, OMG ideology, history of violence and a breakdown of what OMG's you have in your area and in North Carolina. Training will include how to spot and identify OMG members and associates and what intelligence is critical to gather during traffic stops and other encounters. We will discuss officer safety issues and learn to identify weapons that OMG members may be carrying when encountered by law enforcement.
- Recognize and identify the “Big 4” Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs.
- Identify the active Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs present in North Carolina and the territories they control.
- Understand common Outlaw Motorcycle Gang terminology and ideology.
Canine LawCourse Title: Canine Law
At the end of the course, the student will:
- Understand the law of force, including deadly force
- Comprehend the legal issues facing canine officers
- Be able to discuss constitutional issues commonly arising with the use of canines
- Discuss ways to limit civil liability, including qualified immunity
- Overview of search and seizure issues
- Criminal vs. civil litigation
- Deployment decisions
- Training of officer and canine
- Use of dogs to sniff people and their houses
- Certification issues
- Common grounds for defense attorneys to challenge K-9 officers
- Dog bites: deadly or non-deadly use of force?
- Defending K-9 officer and K-9 in court
- SOP’s to consider
- 42 U.S.C. 1983
- Qualified Immunity
- Objective reasonableness in the use of force
- Deadly force—Tennessee v. Garner standard
- North Carolina statutes covering the use of force
- FLSA 29 U.S.C. 201 et. Seq.
- Injury protocol if dog bites
- Mission statements
- Drug/explosive/missing suspect canine case law
- Ownership rights upon retirement
- Use of canines at DWI roadblocks
- Agency liability under 42 U.S.C. 1983
- Reducing civil liability risks
Close Quarter Combatives
Course Goals:This class is designed to give officers a chance to explore dynamic, but natural responses to close quarter attacks by single and multiple assailants and the close quarter gunfight.
- Understand the dynamics of a close quarter spontaneous attack and defense.
- Understand the Principles of a Multiple Assailant attack.
- Understand the Psychology and mind-set of Multiple Assailants.
- Develop Physical and Psychological Tactics to counter a Multiple Assailant attack.
- Understand, based on statistics, the distances between officers and offenders during most Officer Involved Shootings (OIS).
- Understand that traditional qualifying only may not prepare them for the close quarter gunfight.
- Draw handgun from holster and go to target in a more efficient, smoother and quicker manner.
- Conduct #7 under dynamic and extreme conditions.
- Using empty handed and handgun tactics, Clear, Control and Counter a gun wielding offender.
Cold Case InvestigationsThis course will provide participants with an understanding of how to investigate "cold cases". While the focus is unsolved homicide cases there will also be discussions relating to strategies for other types of crimes, such as sexual assaults. The instructor will utilize actual cold cases he has investigated, as well as from the local area and the nation to illustrate points made in the class.
Community PolicingTo familiarize the law enforcement officer with the philosophy and concepts of problem-oriented policing to assist with quality of life issues in communities. Objectives: At the conclusion of this course of instruction, the participant will be able to achieve the following objectives:
- Discuss the history and founder of problem-oriented policing.
- Discuss the concept of problem solving and why it is a unique challenge for the law enforcement profession.
- Describe the pre-conditions that need to exist before the process of community mobilization and engagement can begin, and list some external barriers that may be experienced during this process.
- Review methods for problem solving that can be used by the individual law enforcement professional.
- List the purpose of community partnership within the problem-solving process.
- Review methods that can be used to facilitate group involvement in the problem-solving process.
- Discuss the need for creativity and leadership within the problem-solving process.
- Explain the parts of the SARA problem-solving model.
- Discuss the concepts of the crime triangle.
- Review a completed SARA project and critique the process that was used.
- Design and develop a survey instrument.
- Apply the SARA problem-solving model to a local problem.
Computer Search and Previews (8 hours-pending)Forensic Scan Software: The on-site preview of suspects computers in picture and movie cases. Free software - and training.
Criminal Investigation ProceduresCourse Objectives:
- Identify the seven purposes of a criminal investigation
- Identify the qualities of a successful investigator
- Correctly identify the six steps in a c rimes scene management
- Identify the advantages and dis advantages of digital photography
- List the techniques of recording statements
- List the three parts of a witness/suspect statement
- Identify the three types of verbal deception
- List the eight steps of the interview process
- Name several of the common actions done in the follow-up portion of an investigation
- List the elements present at a crime scene that identify the modus operandi of an investigations
- Describe the four ways to identify a suspect
- Identify the components of an informant management system
- Given a hypothetical set of facts, answer 10 questions of the investigative process
Criminal MindsThis course is a guide to understanding the motives and methods of offenders that can be interpreted from the crime and the crime scene. The psychology of the criminal is often a key component of any investigation that is often overlooked; understanding what motivates the offender can be an important factor in identifying them. This is, in short, a basic overview of criminal profiling with a focus on criminal behavioral analysis.
Criminal PatrolThis training familiarizes each officer with criminal characteristics, roadside interview, concealment methods and K9 utilization during patrols. This course trains officers to prepare quality reports that make testifying easier.
Death InvestigationsThis course is a comprehensive presentation of the role of law enforcement in death investigations; including deaths by natural, accidental, homicidal and suicidal manners. The overall medico-legal system which constitutes the method by which deaths are investigated will be discussed at length. Best practices for death investigations are discussed point by point. Dealing with the medical component of the medico-legal system will be covered. The instructor will cover many cases he has personally investigate/supervised, as well as cases o interest from the local area and the nation.
Defense Proof your DWIThis class is designed to assist the officer in recognizing, interpreting and documenting evidence of impairment in Driving While Impaired cases. Emphasis will be placed on law and case law relating to implied consent offenses as well as documenting evidence to meet the elements of the crime.
Discussions include topics from common challenges and defenses to implied consent charges and basic court room techniques.
Officers will 'testify' on both direct and cross examination in a case which they bring to the classroom.
Detecting DeceptionCourse Objectives
- List five (5) physiological signs for detecting deception
- Describe how question phrasing can assist in uncovering more truthful information in an interview or interrogation
- Identify three (3) grammatical clues for detecting deception in written statements
- List 3 pros and cons of verbal and written statements
- Analyze a verbal and written statement for deception
Detection of Counterfeit US CurrencyProvide the student with the latest information related to the recognition of counterfeit US currency. Identify primary design features, security features, fact and fallacies about counterfeit currency, methods used for detection, identify methods of counterfeiting currency, through alterations.
Drug Diversion InvestigationsThe course is designed to provide an introduction into the various criminal methods of drug diversion. The main focus of the training will concern the abuse and diversion of controlled substances. Scheduled to present during the training are representatives from Purdue Pharma, DEA, SBI, North Carolina Pharmacy Board and the Durham Police Department.
Drug Enforcement for Patrol OfficersTo increase the awareness of the officer who encounters individuals during the course of patrol activities, to detect drug violations and to identify suspected controlled substances.
DWI/SFST Standardized Field Sobriety TestThis course is introduces the officers to techniques, methods and strategies used to detect impaired drivers. Standardized methods of field sobriety test are introduced, including Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus. Practical exercises and controlled drinking exercises take place during this course in the evening hours. Officers must demonstrate proficiency on the SFST test and pass a written exam.
Explosives, Bomb Threats and their ChallengesThis course provides better understanding of what explosives are, what they look like, and how they work. Participants will learn the various effects of explosives and precautions that must be taken around them. Also, preparation and planning prior to an organization (i.e. school or business) receiving a bomb threat and what to do once a threat has been received (search teams, searches, etc.) will be discussed.
The Letter Bomb presentation will prepare officers to potentially spot and deal with a suspicious package.
The First Responder presentation will show steps to take prior to departure and preparation en route to the location of a reported bomb threat.
Field Training Officer FTOThe training is recommended for those training new Law Enforcement Officers, Corrections Officers, and Dispatchers. Topics Covered: Adult Learning, Communications, Evaluation Process, Ethics, Law pertaining to FTOs,Remedial Training Tactics, Documentation of Performance
First Line SupervisionThis course is designed for officers who are newly assigned to supervisory positions and/or officers serving in supervisory positions without any formal training. Concepts and techniques that have been effectively utilized in management of human resources are introduced.
Footwear and Tire TrackingTo present to the student information in the detection, preservation, collection of footwear impression evidence. Objectives: At the end of this block of instruction, the student will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information presented in class. Learn four basic ways of collecting footwear evidence, the proper way to mix and pour a dental stone cast, proper identification that is required on each dental stone cast and packaging materials, and the four parts of the SBI lab report define the following terms:
Fraud InvestigationsThis block of instruction will provide the student knowledge to enable them to better detect and investigate various fraudulent activities. This includes credit card fraud, check fraud, counterfeit currency and identity fraud. The student should gain a better knowledge of cyber crime and how to successfully seize computer related evidence. Furthermore, the student should be able to recognize and identify illegal sound recordings. Using all of the skills obtained through this block of instruction the student should have an increased knowledge in the identification and investigation of fraudulent activities within their jurisdiction.
Fraudulent Document RecognitionThe Purpose of this course is to raise awareness of fraudulent document recognition and improve detection through knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Information in the AAMVA Fraudulent Document Recognition Training Program is intended for employees of motor vehicle and law enforcement agencies, as well as, other official government agencies involved in the issuance or evaluation of government issued identification documents.
Homicide Investigators Spanish H.I.S.This class is intended for Law enforcement investigators. Course Goal: To educate the student in proper pronunciation of Spanish words and phrases which can be beneficial to the investigator in effectively communicating with Hispanic people. Course Objectives: The student will be able to:
- Ask an Hispanic person questions using specific words and phrases which may present themselves in a homicide investigation.
- Give commands to an Hispanic person using specific words and phrases which may present themselves in an investigation.
- Create a form with which to interview a Hispanic person.
- Conduct an interview of a Hispanic witness, victim or suspect.
Homicidal Poisoning InvestigationsThis course is specifically oriented toward preparing officers and detectives for one of the most challenging types of homicides to investigate; poisonings. Many agencies to on for decades without having to deal with a poisoning case, but when one arises it can prove catastrophic; not only for the victim and their family/friends, but for the agency involved. This course will deal with one case, the murder of Eric Miller in Raleigh in 2000. Other poisoning cases from this area and around the country will also be examined. Many of the lessons learned in the Miller case will be beneficial for not only law enforcement but for EMTs, other first responders and others in the medical community. For this reason this is the only course where non-sworn participants are invited to attend. If you are affiliated with a EMS or Fire Department training is fee is waived. Other participants will have to pay registration fees.
Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB)This course will increase the student's ability to recognize, avoid, isolate, and notify in the event of a terrorism incident that involves energetic materials including explosives and incendiaries. This is an "awareness level" course.
Internet Crimes Against Children: First Response (16 hours)The ABC's of Internet Crimes Against Children Investigations from on-Line Undercover of Solicitation cases, tob search warrants, court orders, differing chat venues, methods of evidence capture, e-mail and IP tracing, legal issues, searches, and computer evidence issues.
Internet Sex Offender Typology/Interrogation (8 hours)The types of sex offenders and their relation to the Internet, typology studies, and interrogation of Internet Sex Offenders.
Interview and Interrogation Law (3-day course)Course Title: Law of Interview & Interrogation
Course Goal: To provide a comprehensive legal review of the case law and statutes governing interviews and interrogations.
Who should attend?Law enforcement officers involved with enforcement activities associated with interviews and interrogations.
The student will be exposed to federal and state case law and statutes concerning interviews and interrogations. At the end of the instruction, students will be able to:
- Understand the constitutional amendments governing interviews and interrogations.
- Distinguish between “attachment” and “invocation” of rights
- Distinguish between Fifth and Sixth Amendment interrogation rights
- Understand North Carolina interrogation rules
- Comprehend interrogation practices which are allowed and prohibited by the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process Clause
- Apply the special rules concerning interrogation of juveniles
- Understand the meaning of interrogation rights waivers, and how officers are to obtain such waivers
- Recite the exceptions to the Miranda rule
- Understand when an interrogation may be re-commenced after an invocation of rights.
- Distinguish between a voluntary encounter and an interrogation
Investigators Spanish I.S.Officers assigned to Investigations.
Course Goal:To educate the student in proper pronunciation of Spanish words and phrases which can enable the investigator to effectively communicate with Hispanic people. Course Objectives: The student will be able to:
- Ask an Hispanic person questions using specific Spanish words and phrases which may present themselves in an investigation.
- Give commands to an Hispanic person using specific Spanish words and phrases which may present themselves in an investigation.
- Conduct an interview of a witness or suspect of a crime, in Spanish.
- Using a computer, translate a document from Spanish to English.
- Research a Spanish document using online resources.
Land Navigation/Woodland Ops. CourseThe Land Navigation and Field Craft course is a comprehensive Navigational course. It is designed to train LE personnel how to navigate in various types of terrain in all weather conditions.
This class teaches students how to outfit and prepare for a multitude of situations. This map-reading course focuses learning to read and interpret different types of maps.
Concepts learned in this course include proximity, direction, region, density, latitude and longitude. Students may construct maps, learn about using computer mapping programs and the use of various direction-finding equipment.
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Law Enforcement Protective Measures for CBRNE Incidents (LEPM)This training program encompasses Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)-related topics for the in-service training of law enforcement officers. The training presents information on terrorist tactics and targeting, relating WMD hazards, indicators of terrorism, and protective measures taken by law enforcement officers responding to a terrorist WMD event. Successful completion of LEPM results in a local law enforcement responder who understands the appropriate immediate protective actions to safely and appropriately respond to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive (CBRNE) incident at the performance defensive level.
Law Enforcement Ju-Jitsu: Take-Downs to Ground Control & Defense
Course Goals:To build on NC-BLET S.C.A.T. take-down and ground defense training for use during a spontaneous attack by an assailant. This training is designed to present officers tactically sound take-down techniques from various Reactionary Positions utilizing gross motor skills that will be easily recalled under stress. The training will also present officers ground control, defense and escape/disengage techniques in the event control is lost during a take-down or the officer is taken to the ground by an assailant.
- Recognize verbal and nonverbal cues that lead to subject resistance and attacks.
- Demonstrate two (2) of the following three (3) empty handed take-down techniques.
- Over & Under Roll (a,b)
- Arm Bar Quick Take (3 variations)
- Arm Bar to Wrist Over/Out Reversal
- Apply take-down techniques from four (4) Reactionary Positions during simulated spontaneous attacks.
- Demonstrate the ability to disengage and re-evaluate a situation and apply additional and/or more appropriate reasonable control options.
- Demonstrate five (5) of the following six (6) ground defense/control techniques during simulated attacks:
- Ground Defense – Standing To Base
- Guard (closed) Position
- Straight arm bar from the Guard
- Standing to Base from Open Guard
- Escape from the Guard (Using Ground-N-Pound and/or a Fixed Object)
- Escape from the mounted position
- Demonstrate weapon retention from one (1) of the following positions:
- Suspect in officer’s guard – using shoulder lock (chicken wing arm bar)
- Suspect in full mount
- Suspect Side Mounted (Gun side and non gun side)
Lesson Purpose:To discuss the components and challenges of managing, leading, and supervising personnel. Learners will cultivate a greater understanding of how to distinguish between the management of personnel while demonstrating leadership and supervision.
Student Performance Objectives:At the end of this block of instruction, the learner will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with information received during the instructional period:
- Identify the difference between line supervisors and staff commanders
- List the major sources of tension between line supervisors and staff commanders
- Explain five important leadership practices
- Explain what followers look for in good leaders
- Identify interpersonal and intrapersonal skills needed as a good leader or manager
- List the most common barriers in the communications process
- List the seven deadly sins most managers and supervisors make in an agency
- Identify the stumbling blocks to becoming a good manager or leader
- Understand the three different types of managers
- Understand and explain the seven laws of leadership
NC IBASE Crime Reporting
Course Goal:To understand how to report crime appropriately and effectively using offense and arrest data collected in NC. At the end of this block of instruction, the student will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information received in class:
- Identify the three (3) different types of offenses that crimes are against.
- Provide tips on classifying crimes and offenses.
- Describe different types of offense data.
Narcotics Agents Basic Spanish N.A.B.S.This class is for All Officers/Narcotic Investigators to educate the student in proper pronunciation of Spanish words and phrases which can enable the narcotics investigator to effectively communicate with Hispanic people.
The student will be able to:
- Ask an Hispanic person questions using specific Spanish words and phrases which may present themselves in a narcotics investigation.
- Give commands to an Hispanic person using specific Spanish words and phrases which may present themselves in a narcotics investigation.
- In Spanish, conduct an interview of a victim, witness or suspect of a crime involving narcotics.
- Conduct a raid and search in Spanish.
Attendance is required at all class sessions. Students are expected to participate in classroom discussions and skill practice. Students will also be graded on a written exam and performance skills.
Class will begin at 8:00am.
Basic knowledge of the language is helpful but not required.
This is a fast-paced course designed to familiarize the student with Spanish words and phrases used in a narcotics investigation for information gathering from witnesses, victims and suspects.
Officer Survival IThis week long course has been developed for entry level police officers or any police personnel whose duties are rooted in patrol operations. This physically demanding course focuses on a variety of patrol operations including: open-air encounters, robbery response, building searches, vehicle stops and contact / cover principles. Officers will be required to participate in ALL force-on-force exercises, as well as daily defensive tactics training. This course also allows the opportunity to train on state-of-the-art PRISIM Simulator.
PT clothing, a groin protector, duty gear, and a positive attitude are required.
Officer Survival IIThe OSII course is designed for ALL sworn law enforcement officers. In addition to a review of OSI training and tactics, OSII will incorporate more PRISIM Simulator training as well as live fire exercises. As with OSI, students attending this course will be exposed to a variety of force-on-force training and daily defensive tactics training. Emphasis will be placed on further development of the contact / cover principle, and officers will receive exposure to some basic fundamentals of tactical operations. OSI is a prerequisite of this course.
Police Law Institute
Who Should AttendInvestigators and law enforcement officers involved with enforcement activities associated with search warrants, warrantless searches, interviews, eyewitness identifications and nontestimonial identification orders and who are subject to potential legal liability resulting from those activities.
Course GoalTo provide the skills necessary to conduct enforcement activities associated with search warrants, warrantless searches, interviews, eyewitness identifications and nontestimonial identification orders and to avoid liability while conducting such activities.
Course ObjectivesThe student will be exposed to recent federal and state case law and statutes concerning:
- Draft a valid search warrant
- Lawfully execute a search warrant
- Lawfully conduct warrantless searches
- Conduct interviews lawfully during an investigative detention or arrest situation
- Apply noncustodial interview procedures to obtain lawful confessions
- Conduct nontestimonial and eyewitness identification procedures in accordance with applicable law
- Conduct a valid investigative stop and frisk, and a lawful arrest, using proper basis, parameters and use of force
- Determine whether non-lethal and deadly force may lawfully be used in given fact situations
- Determine whether emergency vehicle operation is appropriate under given fact situations
- Identify the steps an officer may take to defend against a liability action
Methodologies This course utilizes discussion, video scenarios, practical exercises, programmed texts, student readings and case studies.
Course RequirementsAttendance is required at all class sessions. The student must participate in class and practical exercises, successfully prepare search warrants and nontestimonial orders and successfully attain a required score on a written examination.
Students are required to have a copy of the Arrest, Search and Investigation textbook, written by Robert Farb
Police Law Institute Update
Who Should AttendInvestigators and law enforcement officers involved with enforcement activities associated with search warrants, warrantless searches,interviews, eyewitness identifications and nontestimonial identification orders and who are subject to potential legal liability resulting from those activities. NOTE: Course participants must have successfully completed the two-week Police Law Institute course more than two years ago.
Course GoalsTo provide a legal update on the skills necessary to conduct enforcement activities associated with search warrants, warrantless searches, interviews, eyewitness identifications and nontestimonial identification orders and to avoid liability while conducting such activities.
Course ObjectivesThe student will be exposed to recent federal and state case law and statutes concerning:
- Search warrants
- Warrantless Searches
- Nontestimonial and eyewitness identification procedures
- Stop and frisk
- Use of force, including deadly force
- Emergency vehicle operation Situations
- Qualified Immunity
Course RequirementsAttendance is required at all class sessions. The student must participate in class and practical exercises, successfully prepare search warrants and nontestimonial orders and successfully attain a required score on a written examination. Students are required to have a copy of the Arrest, Search and Investigation textbook, written by Robert Farb and published by the UNC School of Government.
Special Concerns Readings and other assignments will need to be completed in the student's evening hours.
- Prepare and deliver a speaker's introduction.
- Identify Do's and Don'ts of a presentation.
- Discuss three (3) steps of conducting media interviews.
- Prepare and deliver a presentation.
Report Writing for Law Enforcement ProfessionalsReport Writing for Law Enforcement Professionals is a 2-day/ 16 hour course. The main focus of this course is to examine the “why and how” of report writing. It is critical for law enforcement professionals to present well-written, accurate, brief and complete reports when conducting initial and follow-up investigations. Learners in this course will engage in practical exercises that focus on characteristics of a good report utilizing critical documentation, good notes, and chronological order.
Rural Surveillance for Law Enforcement (Total Contact hours: 40)This course is designed to teach officers how to insert, establish, and conduct an observation post from rural sites, to gather useful data for evidence and intelligence. The Course covers issues of conducting a successful rural surveillance operation from planning, briefing, insertion, camouflage, movement, navigation, to associated legal issues.
- Teach members of LE to safely and successfully conduct a rural surveillance operation
- How to plan and brief for a rural surveillance mission
- How to use stealth techniques to gather information or evidence about the target
- Understanding the proper use of camouflage and concealment techniques
- Know the importance of stealth movement in a rural environment
- Learn to build a hasty hide site to conduct a rural surveillance operation
- Learn the importance of proper video and still photography for gathering evidence
- Learn various insertion and exertion techniques for a rural operation
- Understand the specific legal issues involved when conducting a surveillance operation
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Search Warrant Preparation
Who Should AttendInvestigators and other law enforcement officers who are charged with the responsibility of conducting warrantless searches and the drafting of search warrants.
Course GoalTo provide the skills necessary to determine when a search warrant is required and how to correctly draft and lawfully execute a search warrant. Course Objectives:
- Analyze and determine when a reasonable expectation of privacy exists for purposes of the Fourth Amendment
- Determine what actions by law enforcement do not constitute a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment
- Identify and apply the exceptions to the search warrant requirement
- Prepare search warrants by defining and applying the elements of probable cause to real time factual scenarios
- Prepare to defend a search warrant against a Motion to Suppress
- Identify and prepare for problem areas resulting in potential civil liability
Sexual Assault/Rape InvestigationsThis course will provide a comprehensive guide for officers and detectives in the investigation of sexual assault and rape. This course is highly focused on dealing with and providing support for victims of these crimes. Types of offenders, their motivations and strategies to apprehend them are discussed at length. Issues relating to false reports; how to identify them and hot to deal with them will also be discussed. The instructor will utilize actual cases he has investigated/supervised, as well as cases of local and national interest to illustrate points made in class.
Social Networking InvestigationsUnderstanding Social Networks, how they work, how to set them up, how to capture evidence, how to do proper court process, how to track people on-line and how to further investigations through social networking. 8 hours
Spanish Arrest Commands S.A.C.This class is intended for Law Enforcement Officers/Security Personnel
Course Goal:To familiarize the student with Spanish commands and body language that can prove useful in an apprehension/arrest situation. Course Objectives: At the end of this block of instruction, the student will be able to achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information received during the instructional period.
- Communicate orally with specific Spanish words, phrases, and commands that present themselves in a confrontation or arrest situations, i.e., searches, handcuffing.
- Demonstrate the ability to recall specific Spanish phrases and commands in conjunction with correctly affecting a search, handcuffing and arrest.
- Understand Latino body language and gestures during a conversation or investigation.
Street LawCourse Title:Street Law
Course Goal: To provide an overview of the “do’s and don’ts” of police/citizen encounters to recently hired law enforcement officers.
Who should attend?Law enforcements officers with two or less years of experience. The course will focus on police/citizen encounters, with specific reference to:
- encounters falling outside of the Fourth Amendment
- “Terry” stops
- Whether a “frisk” is allowed and, if so, the nature of the frisk
- Warrantless Searches
- Searches requiring a warrant
- Search warrants explained and discussed
- Field interviews
- Miranda defined and discussed
- Miranda exceptions
- Miranda waivers
- Eyewitness identifications
- Nontestimonial identification orders
- Civil Liability, including a discussion of applicable defenses.
The student will be exposed to recent federal and state case law and statutes concerning:
- Search warrants
- Warrantless Searches
- Nontestimonial and eyewitness
- Identification procedures
- Stop and frisk
- Use of force, including deadly force
- Civil Liability, including defenses
Street Officers Basic Spanish S.O.B.SThis class is for Law Enforcement Officers/Security Professionals Course Goal: To educate the student in proper pronunciation of Spanish words and phrases which can enable the participant to effectively communicate with Hispanics. Course Objectives: The student will be able to:
- Discuss a safe and respectful approach with the Hispanic culture.
- Ask a Hispanic person questions using specific Spanish words and phrases during a traffic stop.
- Give commands to a Hispanic person using specific Spanish words and phrases in a confrontation.
- In Spanish conduct an interview of a Hispanic victim or witness.
Supervising Problem EmployeesSupervising Problem Employees is a 2-day/ 16 hour course. The main focus of this course is to compare the relative effectiveness of addressing supervisory issues with problem employees utilizing a good plan of action. This course will examine determining factors when applying discipline; explain the advantages of early warning systems, examine the most common types of problems police administrators grapple with as it relates to problem employees, and discuss barriers in the communications process. In this course, learners will engage in situational exercises.
Supervising the FTO ProgramThe course is designed for FTO Coordinators and FTO Supervisors. We will cover the following topics:
- Key Elements of an FTO Program
- The FTO Selection Process
- Writing Standardized Evaluation Guidelines
- Writing Task Sheets
- Correct Documentation
- Handling Not Responding to Training
- Termination Issues
- Legal Issues for FTO Programs
Surveillance & Counter-SurveillanceSurveillance is one of those tool we have in are arsenal that when it is needed, the most experience officers we have are the ones that are utilized. Rarely do our officers receive any training in the use of Surveillance or Counter-Surveillance. This two day training seminar will expose your officers to a full complement of Surveillance and Counter Surveillance techniques. That not only they can implement as soon as the return to duty but can pass on to other officers in their agency, so that when Surveillance or Counter-Surveillance is needed trained personnel will be available to handle this type assignment.
The Art and Science of Policy & Procedure DevelopmentThe Art and Science of Policy & Procedure Development is a 2-day/ 16 hour course. The main focus of this course is to expose learners to developing and writing policies and procedures. Learners will examine lawsuits brought in federal courts and gain an understanding of “scope of liability” when developing and writing policy. Learners will gain an insight on how to research and evaluate specific topics that will contribute to their agency’s individual needs.
Traffic Enforcement Officers Spanish T.E.O.S.This class is intended for Law enforcement professionals that specialize in traffic enforcement. Course Goal: To educate the student in proper pronunciation of Spanish words and phrases which can enable the participant to effectively communicate with Hispanic motor vehicle operators. Course Objectives: The student will be able to:
- Discuss the Hispanic culture and body language.
- Ask an Hispanic person questions using specific Spanish words and phrases which may present themselves during a traffic enforcement situation.
- Give commands to an Hispanic person using specific Spanish words and phrases while executing a traffic stop.
- In Spanish conduct an interview of vehicle occupants.
Traffic Homicide Investigation (32-hour course)This course will prepare the student to conduct thorough crash investigations involving death and document physical evidence using basic and advanced concepts of vehicle dynamics. Students will need to bring a scientific calculator and note-taking materials, i.e. pens, pencils, highlighters, etc.
Traffic Homicide Investigation (40-hour course)This course will prepare the student to conduct thorough crash investigations involving death and document physical evidence using basic and advanced concepts of vehicle and pedestrian dynamics. Students will need to bring a scientific calculator and note-taking materials, i.e. pens, pencils, highlighters, etc.
Undercover Narcotic Investigators TrainingThe sophistication of criminal activities conducted by drug operations has made law enforcement agencies realize that the use of undercover infiltration as a major enforcement procedure is often the only feasible way to gather vital evidence. In addition, the results of undercover operations frequently improve the quality of drug investigations, thus leading to more successful prosecutions. This three-day course is designed to give new and currently operating drug investigators and selected drug enforcement supervisors a formal understanding of the essential aspects necessary for initiating and conducting successful undercover operations against drug violators. Those attending the course will gain knowledge, skills, and abilities in identifying the circumstances most conducive to using undercover investigative techniques understanding the types of undercover assignment, selecting the most appropriate type undercover operations, addressing the legal issues associated with undercover operations, recognizing the characteristics and qualifications of an undercover investigator, considering the safety and security; aspects of undercover operations, using selected electronic surveillance equipment and applying the steps in conducting undercover operations.
Understanding and Investigation of Child Pornography CasesThe differing types of child pornography investigation, their sources, the current state of investigations around the country, how the investigations are done, how to respond and how to capture evidence. 8 hours
Understanding and Planning for School Bomb Incidents (UPSBI)UPSBI discusses components of a school response plan including a bomb incident response plan. The section on threat and threat assessment includes warning signs of aggressive student behavior. UPSBI describes the types of threats and defines critical actions for documenting and responding. In addition, types of incident scenarios, critical response actions for each type of scenario, and the factors to consider in determining the most appropriate evacuation action are defined and described. The concepts of time, distance, and shielding discussed in the module are applicable to a wide variety of school incidents. UPSBI explains the major components of an IED and safety measures to consider with a suspicious device. UPSBI discusses the importance of prevention and mitigation.
Verbal JudoThese communications skills will improve police and community relations, reduce complaints and help prevent confrontations from becoming perhaps violent. "VERBAL Judo" is a tactical Communication training course developed by Dr. George Thompson Ph.D., President and Founder of the Verbal Judo Institute.
The principles and tactics taught enable officers to use "Presence and Words" to clam difficult people who may be under severe emotional or other influences, redirect the behavior of hostile people, defuse potentially dangerous situation, perform professionally under all conditions and achieve the desired outcome in the encounter. Some goals of the course: Increased Officer Safety ,Enhanced Professionals, Decreased Citizen Complaints, Decreased Vicarious Liability, Decreased Stress, Increased Court Power, Decreased Cynicism, Increased Morale
Wireless / Networking InvestigationUnderstanding the basics of wireless and networking investigations, how networking affects investigations, how wireless routers are set up, accessed, interrogated, and accessed for evidentiary purposes. 8 hours
WMD Law Enforcement Protective MeasuresThis training program encompasses Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)-related topics for the in-service training of law enforcement officers. The training presents information on terrorist tactics and targeting, relating WMD hazards, indicators of terrorism, and protective measures taken by law enforcement officers responding to a terrorist WMD event. Successful completion of LEPM results in a local law enforcement responder who understands the appropriate immediate protective actions to safely and appropriately respond to a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive (CBRNE) incident at the performance defensive level.
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