Field Training Officer: Basic

Field Training Officer: Basic

Presented by: Kevin Kelleher, Field Training Solutions

Wednesday - Friday, December 4 - 6, 2019, 8:30AM - 4:30PM.   $295

28 hours (POST Board Approved)

To register, contact

To view the course flyer, click here: Basic-DEC 4-6-2019-Edina MN


Our San Jose-based field training officer course prepares newly appointed FTOs for the important and challenging role they have in shaping the future of today’s modern law-enforcement agencies.

This course develops FTOs to be the best trainers possible. It focuses on how to teach, how to coach, how to address training problems, and how to evaluate performance. Upon completion of the three-day classroom portion of this course, participants will return to their agencies for an orientation to the field-training program used by their agency. Your FTO coordinator, using our guide, will instruct the participants in the format, forms, timeline, capabilities and limitations of your particular program.

No matter what field-training program your agency uses, this course will meet your FTO-developmental needs


  •  Field training philosophy
  •  The role of the field-training officer
  • Communication skills
  • DISC personality profile
  • Adult learning
  • Learning preferences
  • Generational differences
  • How to create training opportunities 
  • Performance documentation
  • Performance appraisal
  • Evaluation exercises


Kevin Kelleher served many assignments with the Chisholm (MN), Bloomington (MN), and Wayzata (MN) Police Departments, including patrol, SWAT, investigations, sergeant, K9 supervisor, and oversaw field-training programs for over ten years before retiring as chief of police. He is an alumnus of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course and the Senior Management Institute for Police. Kevin holds a Master’s Degree in Education and teaches at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, and is an instructor and course director for Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety in Evanston, Illinois.


L.O.C.K.U.P. Survival & Ground Control Instructor

LOCKUP Survival & Ground Control Instructor

Presented by: Lt Kevin Dillon (ret), Police Combat.

Monday - Friday, October 7 - 11, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

Tuition: $709.

POST #10035-1115 (40 hours)

Registration coming soon.



The L.O.C.K.U.P.® Police Ground Fighting is an in-depth presentation of police ground fighting arrest and control techniques that develop a solid foundation of law enforcement ground combatives. With a high estimated amount of fighting engagements going to the ground to secure a suspect law enforcement must be prepared to use tactics and strategies specifically focused on ground fighting tactics designed for law enforcement engagements, not sport orientated responses. L.O.C.K.U.P. ® orientation provides the base of the system with the course specifically focusing on grounded engagements.
Topics Include:
The L.O.C.K.U.P. ® Police Combat System
Environmental and Situational Awareness
Integration of standing arrest and control tactics
Understand the limitations of grounded combat
Multiple officers coordinated control tactics
Mount, Guard and Side Control Platforms
Police Ground Fighting vs. Sport Grappling
Counter Offense from the Guard Position
Counter Offense from the Mounted Position
Maintaining and Escaping the Side -Control
Submission Holds to Handcuffing positions
Weapon Retention from a Grounded Position
Instructor methodologies and concepts
Plus much more.
POST Credits Approved
BDU Style Pants · Boots with ankle support· Body Armor · Groin protection
Full duty belt · Red Gun · No shorts allowed officers wear gear!



S.T.O.R.M. Combatives- Foundation Instructor Training Course (FIT)

Foundation Instructor Training Course (FIT)

Presented by: STORM Combatives

Monday-Friday, May 13-17, 2019

Tuition: $700.00 (5-day Instructor Course)

To register, click here.



The foundation of an effective defensive tactics program is solid curriculum and competent instructors. Our comprehensive system utilizes modern training methodologies and fundamental, easy to learn techniques. Officers attending this course will learn the most proven, essential, and innovative procedures for arrest and control.

Regardless of existing skill level, officers will become proficient in the application of effective force and enhance their abilities to react to all levels of subject resistance. This training will provide considerations for all typical force option tools to include Taser, ASP baton, and less lethal force platforms. The core elements taught in this course such as leverage, body position, and timing are compatible with all other defensive tactics and use of force related systems. But, learning to efficiently gain control of resistant and assaultive suspects is only part of the process.

Integral to this course will be a focus on building and mentoring effective communicators and trainers of law enforcement professionals. Conventional methods of instruction have been shown to produce a 20% rate of retention. Our innovative, student focused training methods, result in a retention rate of up to 80%. This program maximizes information transfer from the classroom to real world application for trainers and the professionals they teach. Finally, this course will provide a robust curriculum that can be tailored to individual and organizational needs and fielded in virtually any law enforcement, security, or similar organization.

Course objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Enhance subject compliance with the use of verbal de-escalation and soft-empty hand techniques

  • Appropriately react to an assaultive subject at close quarters

  • Develop skills in handcuffing and controlling resistant subjects

  • Perform multiple-officer and single-officer takedowns on resistant subjects

  • Incorporate force tools and how to transition to the most effective force options

  • Enhance your organization’s existing training through the utilization of student centered, adult learning principles

The foundation of this course is built on empty-hand control techniques while integrating a holistic approach to the use of all force options. The principles taught in this course are not only easy to learn and effective, but also compliment tactics officers may already be using. 

An attack cannot always be avoided, so don’t rely solely on situational awareness or unrealistic technique to stay safe on the streets.

Required equipment (if issued/available): BDU style pants, athletic shoes or duty boots, duty belt, training weapon (i.e. “blue/red/orange” gun).


COST: $700.00 per Officer for the 5-day Instructor Course

For more information, email or call (651) 245-5525.


Internal Affairs & Professional Standards for Law Enforcement

Internal Affairs & Professional Standards for Law Enforcement

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 29 - 30, 2019, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST #10444-0004)

$250/ officer
$225/ if 3 or more from same agency

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

Registration coming soon.


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.


• 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.


S.T.O.R.M. Combatives- Arrest & Control

Arrest & Control

Presented by: STORM Combatives

Monday-Friday, March 4-8, 2019

Tuition: $159.00 (1-day User Course), $700.00 (5-day Instructor Course)

To register, click here.



As law enforcement officers we rarely respond to a dangerous incident without the aid of backup. So why do we so frequently operate as individuals when controlling an aggressive suspect? This course will teach specific, easy to learn methods for two or more officers to safely control fully assaultive suspects. These are time tested and proven techniques for keeping officers safe. This system is also effective at mitigating the use of higher levels of force which can lead to unnecessary injury, emotional stress and civil liability.

This course can easily be integrated with other tactics or systems. These physical skills are grounded in basic human kinetics with a focus on effective subject control. The secret of the success of our methods come through universal application. This allows officers to learn a minimal number of techniques, but have an ability to apply them under a wide array of circumstances. Officers attending this course can expect to develop improved ability to control dangerous suspects regardless of their existing skill set.

Two Officer Wall-Pin Handcuffing

Two Officer Wall-Pin Takedown

Course objectives include but are not limited to:

  • Enhance subject compliance with the use of verbal de-escalation and soft-empty hand techniques

  • Appropriately react to an assaultive subject at close quarters

  • Develop skills in handcuffing and controlling resistant subjects

  • Perform multiple-officer and single-officer takedowns on resistant subjects

The foundation of this course is built on empty-hand control techniques while integrating a holistic approach to the use of all force options. The principles taught in this course are not only easy to learn and effective, but also compliment tactics officers may already be using. 


  • BDU style pants

  • Tennis/athletic type shoe or duty boots

  • Duty belt 

  • Training weapon (i.e. "blue/red/orange" gun) - We will have Glock 17 and Smith M&P 9mm training guns are available for use during this course. 


$159.00 per Officer for the 1-day User Course

$700.00 per Officer for the 5-day Instructor Course

For more information, email or call (651) 245-5525.


FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute (SLI)

Presented by: FBI-LEEDA

January 7 - 11, 2019, 8:30 AM - 5 PM.

Tuition: $695.

To register, click here.



The Supervisor Leadership Institute (SLI) is part one of the three-step leadership series that makes up the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy.  While targeting to first-line supervisors, the SLI course is suitable for all police leaders – sworn and civilian. SLI students will be engaged in such topics as credibility, discipline, liability, overcoming team dysfunction, and leadership styles.  They will complete a DISC leadership assessment.

FBI-LEEDA instructors are current or former command-level law enforcement leaders who have not only extensive leadership experience, but a passion for teaching.

The following topics are covered in the Supervisor Leadership Institute:

  • Defining leadership, generational effects of leadership, leadership as a lifestyle, leadership traits
  • Building credibility, organizational credibility
  • Four pillars of discipline, immunity, alleviating team dysfunction
  • Participants will complete a DISC assessment of their personal leadership style

The cost of the Supervisor Leadership Institute is $695.

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.

For further information regarding this or any other FBI-LEEDA course, please contact FBI-LEEDA at 1-877-772-7712 or email us at:


Cancellation Policy:  FBI-LEEDA, Inc. makes every attempt to complete all of our scheduled courses, however, we may have to postpone or cancel any course because of insufficient paid enrollment, host agency request, or for any unforeseen circumstance, such as weather or illness. If FBI-LEEDA postpones or cancels a course, the student will have the option of enrolling in another course or be refunded the course registration fees in full. Re-enrollment must be done within 30 days from date of cancellation or a refund will be issued. FBI-LEEDA is not responsible for any travel costs or fees incurred by the student for any cancelled or postponed course. A student may request to be withdrawn from any course by emailing  at least two business days prior to the start of the course. A $75 cancellation fee will be applied to refunds for student-initiated cancellations. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. All registration fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the course.

Contact Sgt. Jess Irmiter for more information.
( 952-949-6216, or FBI-LEEDA 1-877-772-7712


Radar & Lidar Instructor

Radar & Lidar Instructor Class

Presented by: Randy D. Bluhm

Hosted by: MSP Airport Police Department

December 3 - 7, 2018, 8AM - 4PM.   $475

To register, click here to view the course flyer:



This class is an intense 40+ hour classroom presentation including history, case law, basic and advanced information on both the radar and lidar.


For more information, please contact Randy at

Crisis/ Hostage Negotiation: Level 1 (Basic)

Crisis/ Hostage Negotiation: Level 1 (Basic)

Presented by: Crisis Systems Management, LLC

Hosted by: Airport Police Department

November 26 - 30, 2018, 8AM - 5PM.   $495

To register, click here.



Crisis/Hostage Negotiation – Level I (Basic) addresses the fundamental tasks of a successful crisis negotiator. This course will prepare you to work as part of a coordinated negotiation team and handle a variety of crisis situations including hostage takers, barricaded subjects, and potential suicide victims.


The effective application of active listening skills and the Behavioral Influence Stairway Model will be discussed at length and Re-emphasized throughout the progression of all three courses. You will learn the different phases of the negotiation process, from the introduction to the surrender, and specific strategies and techniques to be used along the way. We will discuss when negotiation may not be the best solution, what items are negotiable and non-negotiable, and what to do in non-response situations.


The management of intelligence and information is a critical aspect of mitigating any law enforcement threat and you will learn specific techniques for managing the flow of information during a crisis.


You will also gain a basic understanding of the psychological motivations of persons in crisis and learn to recognize the characteristics of emotionally disturbed persons. You will learn about the personality disorders which are most commonly encountered during a crisis incident as well as strategies for affecting a positive outcome Challenging, team-oriented, scenario-driven practical exercises are an integral part of the course and will allow you the opportunity to practice and refine your crisis negotiation skills.


This course is open to all members of law enforcement and corrections, dispatchers, mental health professionals supporting law enforcement operations, and chaplains supporting law enforcement operations.


Regarding Registration:

Contact Bobby Schembre at (573) 864-5031 or email


Regarding Curriculum:
Contact Deb McMahon at (417) 594-1499 or email


Regarding Training Site:
Contact Tanis Ford at (612) 467-0707 or email


To view the course flyer PDF, click here:  Minneapolis Level I Flyer 112618

For discounted lodging, click here.

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



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

De-escalation & Smarter Policing

De-escalation & Smarter Policing

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

November 1, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST Board Approved #10444-0007)

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

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro De-escalation 11-01-18


Nothing is as important to government services as the relationship between law enforcement and the public that is served. Recent inflammatory actions and news stories have had a severe impact and the perception of law enforcement. Agencies and individual employees must understand their role and that every action and statement that is made reflects on the profession as a whole. This training will focus not only on individual employee attitudes and beliefs, but also organizational concepts that either enhances trust or perpetuates a lack of trust with the communities that are served.

This class is not: Redefining policing, Critical in NATURE, Political correctness

This class is: Critical in PRACTICE, Thinking differently, Protecting our valued profession


• The concept and foundations of Blue Courage

as they apply to law enforcement authority;

• Service, justice, legitimacy and fundamental

fairness as they apply to the Nobility of Policing;

• Resilience and apply techniques designed to

enhance ability to function in peak capacity;

• Civil and Human Rights

• De-Escalation Techniques

• Policing using influence and control

• The concepts of Procedural Justice

• Cultural Competency


Who should attend:

Sworn police officers from the rank of Chief of Police/Sheriff to police officers and deputies. This course is taught by active/retired chiefs of police. This is the training that is sweeping the nation with 1000’s of law enforcement professionals trained in the last year alone!