GLOCK Armorer’s Course

Presented by: GLOCK

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

Certification: 3 years

To register, click here.




*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).

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 Carry Class- November 24, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018



To register, click here.



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)


· 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.


· 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.


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


· 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

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


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


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!

Topics Include:

• 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

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


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.



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.

Topics Include:

• 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


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



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.

Topics covered include:

• 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


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

Saturday, November 10, 2018



To register, click here.



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.


  • 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.


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.

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 or visit her website at

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

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


Tuesday - Thursday, November 6 - 8, 2018, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $445

MN POST training hours: 24


Friday, November 9, 2018, 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. 

To register, click here. 


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.


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

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 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.

Best Practices for Law Enforcement Agencies

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

October 31, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10035-1117)

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

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Best Practices 10-31-18


Who should attend: This course is a designed for all law enforcement professionals from police chief/sheriff to anyone who leads and manages divisions or bureaus, personnel who develop policies for their organizations, and front–line supervisors.


Why is this program important? Law enforcement agencies around the country are facing increased scrutiny from the public, media and legal professionals. Law enforcement leaders must understand the focus and targets that are examined after an incident occurs. The United States Department of Justice may evaluate departments agency-wide as reviews are multi-dimensional in an organization.

This program will examine and identify critical areas with solutions and suggestions on how to prepare your agency to handle critical incidents appropriately through "best practice" policies and procedures. Real examples will be discussed and sample policies will be provided.

Topics Include:

• Why law enforcement is vulnerable

• Breaking the cycle of mediocrity

How do we determine "best practice"

• Finding the right people

Use of force and de-escalation

• Agency internal audits

• The need for expanded training

• Internal affairs and civilian complaints

• Leadership, management, and supervision

• Community policing and oversight


Recruiting & Applicant Background Investigations

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

October 29 - 30, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM
14 hours (POST #10444-0003)

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

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Backgrounds 10-29-18

Who should attend: Anyone who is involved or supervises recruiting and background investigations for their agency including sworn officers, civilians, Human Resources, or anyone wanting a better knowledge of the hiring process. Example forms will be provided to those at the training.


Participants will learn the importance of not only recruiting but also retention of quality personnel. An organizational assessment should be the first step in the process and the need to break the cycle of mediocrity.

Background investigators will leave with the knowledge of their role in the selection process, the legal aspects of the background investigation, background interview sources of information and preparing the investigation report. Background investigations affect the future of an organization in many ways, thus selection practices are vital to ensuring that future law enforcement employees and supervisors are suited for the variety of duties expected from the populations they serve. This course will provide techniques and procedures for the background investigator.

Topics Include:

• The importance of a recruiting plan

• Assessment of you organization

• Organization wellness

• What type of employees do you want

• Marketing and selling your organization

• Professional standards model for backgrounds

• Why background investigations are necessary

• Sources of information/Investigative techniques

• Conflicts vs. responsibilities for investigators

Pre-interview procedures

Job-related inquiries

• On-line data bases/social networking sites


FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)

Presented by: FBI-LEEDA

Monday - Friday, October 8 - 12, 2018, 8:30 AM - 5 PM.

Tuition: $650.

To register, click here.
Any questions regarding this course, please contact FBI-LEEDA at 1-877-772-7712 or email.


The Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) is part three of the three-step leadership series that makes up the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy. This cutting-edge program is designed for executive-level law enforcement leaders and focuses on the challenges facing our profession today. This highly-interactive program follows the FBI-LEEDA "Cops Talking to Cops" model of professional development. The Institute uses a wide-range of source materials and calls upon participants' own professional experience to facilitate individual development and learning.
The following is a list of topics covered in the ELI program:
Trends in law enforcement, implications of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing
Public trust and legitimacy, bias and diversity
Employee wellness
Power, transformational leadership, social and emotional intelligence

Sworn and professional law enforcement staff are welcome to all FBI-LEEDA courses. You do not have to be a member to attend a course.

Each student must register for courses under their own Username and Account.