Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement

ARIDE

Presented by: MN State Patrol

Friday, June 14, 2019, 8 AM- 6 PM.

9 POST credits

To register, click here.

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This course will instruct officers on the difference between alcohol and drug impaired drivers; how they are detected and what can be expected. Officers will learn the observable signs of seven major drug categories, medical conditions that mimic drug influence, and what they will see when they encounter drivers under the influence of specific drugs. This course is a prerequisite for those attending DRE School.

 

Standard Field Sobriety Testing

SFST

Presented by: MN State Patrol

Wednesday - Thursday, June 12 - 13, 2019, 12 PM - 9 PM.   $49 (to cover expenses only)

16 POST credits

To register, click here.

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This SFST is a 24-hour course that will guide police officers through the traffic stop, the face-to-face interview, SFSTs, processing, report writing, and courtroom testimony. By incorporating classroom, dry run, and practical exercises, officers will be better prepared to detect and remove impaired drivers, making our roads safer for every Minnesotan.

 

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Presented by: William P. Schreiber, REID & Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

BASIC COURSE

Tuesday - Thursday, March 19 - 21, 2019, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $445

MN POST training hours: 24

ADVANCED COURSE*

Friday, March 22, 2019, 8 AM - 3 PM

Tuition: $130

MN POST training hours: 8

* Participants who have previously attended the three-day basic course are eligible to attend the advanced session only. 

Registration coming soon.

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Objectives for the basic course are 1) to provide the fundamentals necessary to conduct a proper interview and interrogation, 2) to provide a structured frame of reference for those interviewers who have some experience but also may not have had any formal training in the area and 3) to improve the efficiency of all participants in obtraining the truth from suspects, witnesses and victims in a legally acceptable manner.

Objectives for the advanced course are 1) to provide additional tactics and techniques designed to obtain confessions from the deceptive suspect in more expedient manner, 2) to provide finesse tactics dealing with the psychology of interrogation to enhance the investigators ability to acquire confessions that might not have otherwise been obtained and 3) to provide a logical guideline that may be used to profile out any type of suspect for interrogation.

More than 300,000 professionals in the law enforcement and security fields have attended these programs since it they were first offered in 1974. Participants come from both the private sector (retailing, finance, health care, manufacturing, etc.) and the public sector, including all levels of law enforcement and government; from every U.S. State and Canadian Province, as well as countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:


Distinguishing between interview and interrogation
Legal aspects of interview and interrogation
What makes an excellent interviewer
Factors affecting a subject’s behavior
Behavior symptom analysis (see detail below)
Five points to follow when evaluating behavior
Reid Behavioral Analysis Interview™
Baiting techniques

The REID Nine Steps of Interrogation (see detail below)
1. Behavior symptoms analysis
2. Evaluating Attitudes
3. Evaluating Non-verbal Behavior
4. Evaluating Verbal Behavior
5. Evaluating Paralinguistic Behavior
6. Reid Behavioral Analysis Interview™
7. The Baiting Technique
8. Analyzing Factual Information Prior to the Interview
9. Asking Behavior Provoking Questions

THE REID NINE STEPS OF INTERROGATION
1. The Positive Confrontation
2. Theme Development
3. Handling Denials
4. Overcoming Objections
5. Procuring and Retaining the Suspect's Attention
6. Handling the Suspect's Passive Mood
7. Presenting an Alternative Question
8. Detailing the Offense
9. Elements of Oral and Written Statements

ADVANCED TOPICS INCLUDE ABOVE TOPICS AS THEY RELATE TO:

Advanced concepts in behavior symptom analysis, behavioral interview and REID approach to interrogation:
Difficult suspects that give the interrogator problems and specific tactics to get them to confess
Defiant, neutral and accepting suspects - how to move suspects out of a stage for best end results
Distinguishing elements which identify need, lifestyle, impulse and esteem criminal characteristics
Additional interrogation tactics.

GLOCK Armorer’s Course

GLOCK Armorer's Course

Presented by: GLOCK

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Certification: 3 years

To register, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

*Student supplies safety glasses for eye protection and a small flashlight.

*GLOCK provides lunch meal unless otherwise noted.

*Certified Armorer Certification for all GLOCK Model Pistols (except G18/C Select-Fire models).

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

Morning (8:00 – 12:00)

· Introduction

· Safety Rules

· Safe Action System Design

· Function of Safeties

· Unloading & Clearing

· Field Stripping & Reassembly

· Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Slide

Lunch Break

Afternoon (1:00 – 5:00)

· Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Receiver

· Fire Control Component Configurations / Engagement

· Multiple Practice Disassembly & Reassembly of Entire Pistol

· Options / Alternate Parts Offered

· Sights / Tools

· Diagnostics / Trouble Shooting Guides

· Review

· Written Examination (Minimum Required Score 80%)

· Class Completion & Farewell

NOTE: This is a generic agenda and may be altered somewhat by the Instructor.

Advanced Scenario-Based Carry Concepts- November 24, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

8AM-2PM

$150

To register, click here.

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

This course provides 6 hours of combined classroom and reality based training exercises. The students will be operating within extremely high stress levels in real life scenarios. The course will utilize marking cartridge technology which will closely resemble firing a lethal weapon. The student will gain proficiency in operating in and with replicated stress levels, which will include deadly force decision making. (shoot or no shoot)

STUDENT OBJECTIVE:

· Will completely understand the legal requirements for a civilian in making critical life and death decisions while possessing a firearm.
· Will demonstrate what to do and what not to do in the event that deadly force is utilized.
· Will function more efficiently by inoculating the effects of stress.
· Will be both a student and role player in the class exercises.
· Will be forming clear criteria of student capabilities, responsibilities, and duties of carrying a firearm in public or in a residential setting. The ultimate goal is to have key decisions pre-programmed in one’s subconscious for better results in real events.

STUDENTS UNDERSTANDING:

· Student must be healthy enough to operate with accelerated heart rates.
· Student may be impacted by non-lethal training projectiles, that may lead to slight bruising.
· Students will NOT bring any lethal or personal protective equipment to the classroom settings. (firearms, knifes, mace, etc.)
· Student will bring a heavy sweatshirt to the class.

INSTRUCTOR WILL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:

· Training Firearms
· Non-lethal marking rounds
· Protective Equipment

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

· 25 years of experience in scenario/reality based training. Special Agent / Tactical Instructor at the FBI Academy (Quantico, VA), Conducting Scenario Based Training at Hogan’s Alley.
· 7 years as head trainer for SIMUNITION. (General Dynamics)
· 10 years of Director of Training, Marketing & Sales for Force on Force. (Vista Outdoors formerly ATK)
· Recognized as a use of force expert in State & Federal Courts.
· Has conducted over 250 three-day law enforcement scenario based instructor courses throughout the World.
· Will create a very unique training experience, that will be both thought provoking and illuminating.
· Will greatly enhance the student’s capabilities and awareness.

For more information on this course, please contact Randy directly at rbtsolutions24@gmail.com

Solutions to Problem Employees

On-Target Solutions to Problem Employees

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

November 16, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10444-0001)

$149/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Problem 11-16-18


COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Problem employees can cause problems and wreak havoc within their organizations. Left unaddressed, problem employees are often allowed to infect the organization without providing value.

This upbeat and interactive course provides real world, successful examples on how to deal with different types of problem employees. Every government agency struggles with employees that are insubordinate, lazy, abuse sick time, display negative attitudes, and commit misconduct. Many executives and supervisors are ill equipped to deal with these problems other than with traditional discipline. On-Target Solutions to Problem Employees provides the government professional with the knowledge and tools necessary to deal with all types of problem employees.

This course will influence participantsopinions and attitudes and provide specific and proven ways how to handle problem employees!

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

• Defining the problem employee

• The organizational or supervisory role and the cause

of the problem employee

• Morale in this department horrible!

• Understanding if the employee is a problem or troubled

• Preventing employees from becoming problems

• The role of positive discipline in shaping employees

• The impact of negative discipline

• The concept of dynamic counseling session

• The power of expectation

Handling morale killers in your organization

 

Who should attend: This one day course is a designed for all professionals from chief executive officer to first-line supervisors that manage employees.

Media Relations for Police and Fire Services

Media Relations for Police and Fire Services

Presented by: Ross Rice, On-Target Solutions Group

November 14  - 15, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST #10035-1118)

$249/ officer
$225/ if 3 or more from same agency

To view the course announcement, and to register, click here: 

South Metro Media 11-14-18

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL: 

Police and Fire Chiefs/Sheriffs, Command Officers, or individuals assigned to Media Relations and PIO duties attending this 2-day, 14-hour program will develop the skills necessary to build a positive and professional public image of their agency. Program participants will gain practical experience in preparing for and delivery of departmental information at press conferences and media interviews at a variety of simulated "Breaking News Events" i.e. major crime events, fires/natural disasters, and terrorist acts.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: 

• Development of Media Policies

• Media Relations

• Pre-Planning Interviews

• Media Traps

• Challenges of Television News

• What is News?

• Crisis Communications

• Freedom of Information

• Social Media/Messages/Technology

Rules of Pre-Trial Publicity

• What Reporters Want to Know in a Crisis

Changing Details in a Crisis/Getting Out the Good News

• Importance of Knowing Your Media Market

• Holding Reporters Accountable

• Reacting to Web/Blog Comments

• Tips on Improving Media Relationships

Future for PIOs/Police Media Challenges


 

Internal Affairs & Professional Standards for Law Enforcement

Internal Affairs & Professional Standards for Law Enforcement

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

November 14  - 15, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST #10444-0004)

$249/ officer
$225/ if 3 or more from same agency

To view the course announcement, and to register, click here: 

South Metro IA 11-14-18

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL: 

The professional standards model is a must for law enforcement and government officials to be prepared before a critical incident occurs. This course sets the stage for law enforcement professionals to create an agency wide practice of professional standards for all agency operations. In the covered material, attendees will understand "best practices" including how to avoid the problems before they occur and properly address issues that do arise.

This is a comprehensive course covering the entire internal affairs process through final discipline. Participants will learn the skills necessary to review, investigate and complete internal affairs investigations based on sound investigative techniques and within legal guidelines.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: 

• Current climate between public and police

• Breaking the cycle of mediocrity

• The professional standards model

• 5 root causes of discipline problems

• Stakeholders and their perceptions

• Types of internal investigations

• The complaint process

• The investigation process

• Officer involved shootings and major incidents

• Applicable case law

• Employee rights

• Appropriate discipline procedures

• Workplace searches

• False Complaints

• Official hearing requirements

• How discipline is determined

• The effect of untruthfulness


Who should attend: This nationally acclaimed course is for law enforcement executives, supervisors, internal affairs investigators, human resource personnel and anyone who desires to understand law enforcement professional standards and internal affairs investigations.

 

Leadership for Law Enforcement

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

November 13, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (MN POST Board Approved #10444-0006)

$150/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Leadership 11-13-18

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

Who should attend:

This course is a designed for all law enforcement professionals who strive to be an effective leader. Without understanding leadership and developing strong leadership skills, organizational success can suffer. Effective leaders get employees to want to provide quality service.

Why another program on leadership?

Leadership has been a recognized discipline for thousands of years in the military, business, politics and government. Understanding leadership differences along with similar approaches across disciplines can be of great value to government executives. Advances in the understanding of leadership as it pertains to government service have found that the best leaders must have an overlapping skill set.

This compelling and powerful program provides real world, successful examples on how leadership in government has evolved. Participants will take away a clear understanding of leadership styles and strengths, and what it takes to become an even more effective leader. You will understand the value in developing flexibility in your leadership approach to garner peak performance and meet organizational goals.

Topics Include:

• What is leadership - do not follow the fads
• How has leadership advanced in government
• The difference between leadership, management and administration
• The 5 levels of leadership
• Preventing employees from becoming problems
• Symptoms of leadership deficit
• What gets measured gets done
• 21 irrefutable laws of leadership

Women’s Self Defense Pistol Training- November 10, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

9AM-2PM

$125

To register, click here.

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

This course provides four hours of combined classroom and firearms simulator-based training exercises. Students build on their marksmanship fundamentals, developing simple defensive tactical skills and situational awareness needed to safely operate a pistol for self- and home defense.

STUDENT OBJECTIVE:

  • Will understand firearm storage & transport
  • Will be introduced to situational awareness concepts and mindset
  • Will develop students’ ability to move, shoot, and take cover/concealment
  • Will learn strategies for skills development such as how to safely draw from the holster, move and     shoot, use cover and concealment, and respond to common self-defense situations.

STUDENT UNDERSTANDING:

Students will understand essential ethical, technical and legal responsibilities associated with carrying a firearm

Students will use an advanced indoor, video-simulation system usually available only to law enforcement.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Jennifer McDowell is a life-long member of the Air Force Association, volunteered with the AFROTC program at St. Thomas University, and was volunteer instructor with Junior Achievement. She holds NRA certifications as Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer, and has completed various defensive and tactical shooting courses.

For more information regarding this class, please contact Jennifer directly at jennifer@astrid-defense.com or visit her website at http://astrid-defense.com