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.

Field Training Officer: Basic

Field Training Officer: Basic

Presented by: Kevin Kelleher, Field Training Solutions

Monday-Wednesday, December 5-7, 2018, 8AM - 4PM.   $295

28 hours (POST Board Approved)

To register, contact dianne@ftosolutions.com.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

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

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

  •  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

To view the course flyer, click here: FTO Basic-Dec 5-7-2018-Edina MN

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE:

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.

 

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:

RADAR INSTRUCTOR FLYER 120318 - DONE

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

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 directradar@charter.net

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.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

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 bobby@crisisnegotiation.us

 

Regarding Curriculum:
Contact Deb McMahon at (417) 594-1499 or email crisisnegotiation@gmail.com

 

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

 

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

For discounted lodging, click here.

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.

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.

 

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