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These classes are for management training.
This course will focus on current trends by taking a straightforward look at the lessons learned that were and should have been derived from past police response to active shooter/active threat events.
A two-day course of instruction in recognizing, responding to and troubleshooting Personality Disorders for Police and Public Safety
The objective of the Advance Narcotics Investigation course is to expose the student to the various investigative techniques and strategies to proactively investigate major drug trafficking conspiracies involving groups of connected drug traffickers throughout numerous jurisdictions. This course will equip the student with the necessary tools to assist in identifying, targeting and investigating major drug trafficking conspiracy cases. This course exposes the student with the thought process of developing investigative plans. Investigative plans are vital to investigating major drug trafficking conspiracy cases. Investigative plans act as a set of guidelines to assist investigators, supervisors, and management in planning, conducting, and managing major investigations. The course is designed to enhance the skill level of narcotic investigators tasked with disrupting the operations of large scale drug traffickers, organized drug traffickers, and both national and transnational organized criminal networks.
This course is arranged to achieve the maximum student orientation to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a narcotics investigator. The skills learned in this course will disrupt the operations of national / transnational organized criminal networks (TOC), limit their access to funding, reduce assets and raise their cost of operations
Being in an Officer-involved shooting or critical incident produces uncertainties, stress and fears of what will happen next. Undue anxiety can develop within both personal and professional relationships and effect job performance and home life. This class is for the officer who wants to better understand the dynamics of a deadly force encounter and to prepare themselves for that day. Being Prepared for the Day offers an in-depth analysis of what occurs during and after an officer-involved shooting along with information to better prepare you before the incident can happen. This class utilizes personal interviews with more than thirty officers who have used deadly force, partner officers, spouses and significant others, criminal investigators, prosecutors, police administrators, defense attorneys, medical professionals, law enforcement trainers and media persons.
This 3 day workshop is designed to give the student an overall understanding of body language, personality differences, and deception. The class combines lecture, video presentations, and exercises into a well-rounded understanding of the subject. The student will also learn how to anticipate violent encounters before common signs of violence occur. This class will also focus on articulating observations in reports and making them court defensible
This course is designed to provide supervisors and managers with necessary tools for enhancing the performance of the work unit. The course examines five critical areas that relate to one’s ability to be both a leader and manager. These five areas are described as “Burdens” due to the ongoing labor required to change the Commanders behaviors.
It has become increasingly difficult for law enforcement to successfully exploit cell phones due to the evolution of smartphone technology. Criminals' heavy reliance on cell phones makes it crucial for police officers to learn common cell phone terminology and understand the data they receive from cell phone companies. Historical cell-site data and specialized location records have been utilized in hundreds of investigations to successfully track a criminal or put them near a crime scene. Information will be presented during this block of instructions on the benefits of using these records, the limitations of the records, and the best software to map the records.
The production and trafficking of illicit narcotics within the US is one of the greatest domestic threats to National Security. Clandestine labs that are used to manufacture methamphetamine, cocaine, crack, and synthetic drugs often times contain precursor chemicals that have entered the country by narco-terrorism actors. Clandestine laboratories produce evidence for production and trafficking crimes, but they also pose a significant danger to the officers investigating them. This is a 40-hour course that meets OSHA requirements for certification of investigators to enter and dismantle clandestine laboratories. This course introduces students to the dangerous nuances of clandestine laboratories so that they can be investigated safely and thoroughly.
This tuition‐free 24‐hour course is intended to familiarize and update law enforcement and Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) safety officials who perform, or intend to perform, CMV counter‐crime activities, tactics, and criminal interdiction techniques involving everyday CMV traffic in transit.
You will have the opportunity to learn nationally recognized de-escalation techniques, while still placing you in the best position to use force as needed. Subject matter also includes documenting your actions to include pre-assaultive behaviors, and key terms when writing your report.
Our experiential training platform has been strategically designed to help you and your teams become more effective and efficient in a unique way. Our Experiential Trainings are designed to prepare law enforcement, educators, military, community members, and public health and safety workers with interpersonal skills that better equip them in being effective mentors in their communities. Our training workshops (no power points) aim to provide you and your team with useful skills and tools to utilize in both professional and personal life.
This course will expand on the knowledge of any law enforcement officer involved in arresting violent criminals, no matter their current Assignment. This course will place emphasis on deliberate small team Tactics, target research, case law, and arrest philosophies that drive Compliance that make arrests more safe and repeatable. Through Classroom discussions and practical exercises we will highlight, in depth, the apprehension process from the issuance of a criminal warrant, through arrest and post arrest. We will demonstrate simple and proven principle based tactics and techniques used to search structures and make vehicle based arrests
Law Enforcement Intelligence is a crucial aspect to combating crime in the 21st century. Modern day technology continues to evolve; however, law enforcement has been behind the curve. Unfortunately, many law enforcement agencies are attempting to fight current criminal activities with outdated methods. This course is designed to help bring officers and investigators up to speed with new technology trends and give them practical/applicable tools to successfully conduct online investigations involving open source and social media. Uniform officers can immediately put aspects of the course to work as effectively as detectives or criminal analysts.
Of the three dynamics of the interviewing process-questioning, detecting, deception and persuasion – the last element –persuasion – most often proves to be the most challenging requiring the highest level of knowledge, skill and ability. The interviewer as a persuader is faced with the additional challenges of ensuring that the cooperation is voluntary and that nothing has been done within the interview that would cause someone to make an admission to something that was not true. The session involves participant analysis of actual interviews as well as debriefings from those who sat in the interviewee’s chair as to why they made the admission, why they did not make the admission and the role of the interviewer in their decision
Leadership Essentials for Law Enforcement Professionals is designed for active law enforcement officers who are emerging leaders or currently occupy a leadership position (at any level). This course will encourage participants to examine their current leadership profile and their function and impact as an effective leader. The course will challenge participants to embrace leadership qualities which will help them to develop the full potential of the teams they lead and inspire excellence, professionalism and high achieving results in the process.
A one day (8 hour) training program designed for law enforcement investigators, criminal interdiction officers, and supervisors participating in Narcotics Investigations. The curriculum will explain the differences, strengths, and weaknesses of different types of Confidential Sources that are utilized in high profile investigations. These types will include Sources of Information, Defendant Sources, Mercenary Sources and concerned Citizens. The program will provide the best practices when dealing and working Confidential Sources to protect the integrity of the investigation as well as the investigator. The instructors will provide guidance on how to recruit and develop these sources of information.
Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations are impacting communities in nearly every city in the United States. This problem can no longer be viewed as a “Border Issue.” The majority of the drugs distributed and consumed in the U.S. originate in Mexico. The cartel leaders have strategically formed relationships with American Street gangs to flood the streets with illicit drugs. In an effort to aggressively target drug trafficking organizations, local law enforcement officers need to gain a better understanding of the true structure and operational components of the Cartels and how the Mexican drug war impacts local cities in the U.S. on a daily basis. This training course will teach local law enforcement officers how to identify, target, infiltrate, and prosecute Mexican drug trafficking organizations operating in their cities. All police officers, regardless of assignment, will benefit from this training.
This course is aimed at the state and local criminal investigator/prosecutor, military personnel and their support staff that specializes in narcotics investigations/naro-terrorism/terrorism financing and normally does not prioritize the related financial crimes. It will focus on the elements of the various financial crimes that stem from the laundering and accumulation of profits from the illegal narcotics industry. Specific topics include financial interviewing, sources of financial information, assembling financial profiles, the use of financially based undercover operations, and the prosecution and forfeiture possibilities generated from using these techniques. The theme of this class will be that these techniques can be employed parallel to a normal investigation and used to supplement any ongoing criminal investigation/prosecution.
This eight-hour course is designed to prepare an officer for the proper response to resistance from a potentially deadly suspect. The course will equip the law enforcement officer with the legal, cognitive, emotional, psychological, social, and relationship tools to survive such an encounter and prepare the officer for the aftermath. This course addresses many topics few other courses discuss such as: vision and hearing changes and how these effect memory and recall accuracy; best practices for statements following an OIS; methods of speeding recovery and return to duty; when a psychological evaluation is necessary, and many more
This is the basic course of instruction that covers the fundamental principles of methods and techniques involved in criminal interdiction for transportation interdiction officers. Topics covered: Interdiction at commercial and small airports, bus and train stations, hotels and motels, and at parcel facilities. Instruction also covers airport ramp check and indicators, K9 utilization in interdiction, law, asset forfeiture and an introduction to the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC).
A four day, 32-hour program Law enforcement is one of the most stressful occupations that exist. Each day, a law enforcement officer is faced with more stress than an average person faces in five years. The daily threat of death, the succession of one high stress event after another, the in-depth scrutiny of our actions by others, and the culture of denial we have created causes us to have issues no other occupation has. Our life expectancy is much shorter than average, our rate of alcohol and drug abuse is high, our suicide rate is high, and we have done very little to address these issues. Peer Support is the best mechanism to remedy our failures in addressing the elephant in the room. Who knows more about a law enforcement officer’s life than another officer? This thirty-two-hour course will train each attendee to “coach” fellow officers through the emotional and psychological issues they face daily. Topics include responding to officer involved shootings and other high stress events, general job stress, suicide recognition and prevention, the recognition of mental disorders, family issues, line of duty deaths, and one-on-one ‘coaching’ of other officers. Protocols for creating or improving peer support teams will be discussed as well as policy and confidentiality/privilege.
Upon completion of this 8-hour course, attendees will have acquired additional skills and knowledge to enhance their supervision style. This will give all in attendance a broad perspective on the various tools needed to be an effective supervisor. This will be done through lecture and discussions. There will be handouts as part of this curriculum.
This class is an introduction to the tools available to and methods employed by investigators working proactive cases, with an emphasis on narcotics and vice investigations. The course provides students with an overview of how to plan and steer an investigation from the moment of identifying the targets all the way through the process of litigation and conviction. Students will learn what tools are available, how to effectively employ them, who to reach out to for assistance, and the practical and legal issues surrounding each topic. This class will take the student from a passive/reactive role in observing a case unfold, to a commanding role, building a case as lead investigator of a group or task force, employing, the use of informants, prosecutors, paralegals, forensic accountants, analysts, and other highly trained professionals.
A trial is about perception and persuasion. How does a jury perceive you and can how can you persuade a jury? The class is designed to prepare officers for rigors of cross examination by defense attorneys. Confidence, professionalism and integrity are emphasized when exploring the common areas defense attorneys exploit to discredit officers. This class will also demonstrate the greatest pitfall of police work, poorly written reports. An officer’s ability to write reports is a major factor in a prosecutor’s determination to try, plead or even dismiss a case. Making a million dollar seizure can enhance your career. Losing it because of poorly written reports can end your career. Officers are taught the importance of detailed report writing, note taking, and appropriate preparation for various court hearings relative to successful prosecutions. Report writing exercises will enhance the students understanding and abilities.
This class is a combined multi-media presentation and interactive workshop involving the use of real-life case studies, film, and television as examples to aid in the understanding of how to apply the Fourth Amendment to both basic and highly complex fact patterns. Designed to serve as a thorough tutorial for all law enforcement personnel, students will learn the legal standards and practical considerations associated with dozens of forms of searches. Additionally, students will learn how to more effectively write a search warrant from the ground-up, including how to draft their biography in a persuasive fashion, proper descriptions of the premises to be searched, and expansive framing of the property to be seized. Perhaps most importantly, the class explores how to manufacture probable cause in difficult cases where at first glance there does not appear to be enough evidence to justify the issuance of a warrant
This course will train officers to investigate illegal activity conducted on the internet through the use of social media such as Facebook, MySpace, Craigslist, Backpage and more. Description: This course consists of techniques to train officers to gather information and valuable intelligence on gang members and drug suspects through the internet. Students will learn to use covert accounts to build cases involving, but not limited to illicit drugs, narco-terrorism, bulk cash, human trafficking, child molestation, terrorism and illegal weapons.
This course provides basic, entry-level training for those who are as-signed to work with street gangs. Instruction on how to recognize and identify gang members and gang insignia; ways to develop sources of information about gang activities within the community; and multi-jurisdictional approaches to gang investigations. Topics: Gangs 101; NC Gang Overview; Gang Intelligence; Interviewing Gang Members; Gangs and the Internet; Gang suppression; Gang Investigations
This course is designed to combat the emerging synthetic opioid threat while focusing on the hazards associated with contact of these dangerous substances. This course will instruct the student in the safe processing and transportation of synthetic opioids such as Fentanyl.
This introduction will help all levels of law enforcement personnel involved in patrol, investigations or tactical operations. Man-Tracking skills translate to many levels of investigative work, as well as to the field-level operations of suspect recovery. Results are immediate and new students to tracking operations discover the immediate value as their eyes open to “seeing” in a more dimensional job-related focus. From field surveillance, to narco-interdiction operations, Basic tracking skills can help the officer/agent in evidence detection and recovery, as well as increase officer safety and survival while operating in hostile environments. An added benefit that is realized by many students is the logic employed in tracking also transfers to many levels of investigations and data analysis.
Muddy Boot Leadership shares the passion of leadership with students by reinforcing relational leadership as the vital component to every team. We develop relational leaders through self-examination and applying our core values in order to passionately lead successful teams
This course teaches the techniques and skills needed to shoot Surveillance Video with camcorders and other video equipment. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art covert video surveillance systems and will be offered the opportunity to use them in realistic hands-on scenarios. The course will focus on both long-range camcorder surveillance and covert systems. It will include how to plan a successful video surveillance and the situational awareness necessary for safe operations. This class begins with camcorder basics and is appropriate for those with little or no experience as well as participants with years of video experience. This course combines classroom instruction with numerous hands-on practical, realistic exercises. The instructor reviews each participant’s video after each exercise.
This course focuses on the constitutional requirements and the fundamentals of obtaining a search warrant; the purpose of the course is to assist the officer in developing the elements of probable cause; articulating such facts in written form and understanding the procedures in executing the search warrants. Topics from a simple drug warrant to transnational criminal organization dismantling will be discussed.