Evidence Storage and Management

Evidence Storage and Management

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 23, 2021, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST Board Approved #10444-0008)

$175/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Evidence Storage 04-23-21

 

COURSE SUMMARY

Who should attend: This seminar is designed for both civilian/sworn personnel with custodial duties and those responsible for the management of these functions including supervisors and executives. Agency size often impacts involved storage variables - presented materials can identify employable options to preserve evidence integrity from unwarranted courtroom challenges.
These often out of sight - out of mind minutia level duties, if neglected have insidious damage potentials. Criminal prosecution efforts combined with an agency’s public reputation and simultaneously the careers of its Chief/Sheriff downwards to assigned custodians have repeatedly been irreparably damaged for failing to continuously and appropriately manage this assignment.
Systematic evidence storage duties are often assigned with little or no functional training. The involved transactional procedures require efforts uncommon to other business type storage facilities. This one-day best practice course is designed for managing a professional evidence storage operation.

Note: Attendees are encouraged to bring related hypothetical incident concerns for educational process review among their peers.

Topics Include:
• Gatekeeper/Right of Refusal Concepts
• Safety Aspects
• Integrity Packaging
• Storage Area Security
• Critical Documentation - Whys
• Internal Integrity and Audit
• Management
-Personnel
-Access Control
-Error Response
-Malfeasance
-Agency Confidence

Evidence Processing

Evidence Processing: Crime Scene to Courtroom Basics

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 21 - 22, 2021, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST Board Approved #10444-0009)

$375/ officer
$325/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Evidence Processing Apr. 21-22, 2021

 

COURSE SUMMARY

This foundational course is designed for any personnel assigned to Patrol, Investigations and Fire Scene duties, empowering them to identify, collect and record commonly encountered evidence at crime scenes. Skill sets learned can increase your agency’s case clearance rates and successful courtroom prosecution efforts, while simultaneously building public service satisfaction levels and their confidence in investigative efforts.
Training encompasses on-scene application of forensic scientific principles and is presented in a concise-immersive style utilizing lecture and hands on exercises. Upon completion attendees will be able to perform basic crime scene processing and recovery efforts.

• Note: Individually owned flashlight use is encouraged during classroom practical exercises. Students can bring any other available camera or forensic equipment to build confidence-familiarity of use during the training. Practice materials will be provided at the training.

Skill Set Course Subject Matters:
• Forensic Concepts
• Safety Considerations
• Crime Scene Analysis/Considerations
• Finger-Palm Print Recovery Techniques
• Footwear/Tool Mark Impression Evidence
• Blood Presumptive Testing
• Blood Evidence Recovery Methods
• Touch DNA Collection Efforts
• Evidence Packaging
• Photographic Preservation Concepts
• Documentation – Reports/Chain of Custody
• Court Room Testimony/Demonstrative Presentations
• Forensic Skill Development Investments

Crime Scene Photography

Crime Scene Photography: Essentials

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 19 - 20, 2021, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST Board Approved #10444-0013)

$275/ officer
$250/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Photography Apr. 19-20, 2021

 

COURSE SUMMARY

This course would be applicable for: This is an immersive two-day fundamentals course is designed to maximize the use of your equipment for recording court admissible photographic evidence. Focused toward personnel wanting to expand their introductory awareness or desiring a basic equipment refresher, while simultaneously learning proven techniques for photographing crime scenes.
Crime Scene/Evidence photography is a learned, specialized and supplemental form of investigative case reporting. Acquired photography skills will often result in recording critical scene conditions or details that official written reports may not comprehensively describe.

Attendees should bring available camera equipment including any accessories for in-class hands on familiarization. Course materials are directly focused on using cameras that have adjustable-manual setting - internal menu options.

Topics Include:
• Equipment Selection Options
• Equipment Familiarization
• Manual Settings Photography
• Exposure Adjustments
• Supplemental Lighting
• Overcoming Obstacles - Tips & Tricks
• Comprehensive Documentation Protocols
• Participant Perspective Inclusion
• Impression Evidence Recording
• Tripod Applications
• Appropriate Use of Scales
• Mapping & Use of Photo Markers
• Analysis - RAW File Format
• Court Admissibility Aspects
• Usable Reference Material Resources

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

Team Arrest & Control

Presented by: STORM Combatives

Hosted by: Eden Prairie PD

Monday-Friday, March 8 - March 12, 2021

Tuition: $799/ student (5-day Instructor Course)

 

To register, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

 

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.

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. 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • BDU style pants

  • Duty belt

  • Training weapon

  • Mouth guard

For more information, email stormcombatives@gmail.com or call (651) 245-5525.

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

Female Officer Arrest & Control Tactics

Presented by: STORM Combatives

Hosted by: Eden Prairie PD

February 16 - 17, 2020   8AM-4PM

To register, click here.

For more information, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This course teaches officers proven skills for overcoming size and/or strength differences through the use of simple, easy to learn techniques. Our training methodology is time tested and specifically tailored for female or smaller statured officers. Officers of all sizes, regardless of their existing skill-set, will learn how to use fundamental elements such as leverage, body position, and timing to gain control of resistant and assaultive suspects.

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. 

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

  • BDU style pants

  • Duty belt

  • Training weapon

  • Mouth guard

 

For more information, email stormcombatives@gmail.com or call (651) 245-5525.

 

FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute (SLI)

Presented by: FBI-LEEDA

January 11 - 15, 2021, 8:30 AM - 5 PM.

Tuition: $695.

To register, click here.

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

The Supervisor Leadership Institute (SLI) is part one of the three-step leadership series that makes up the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy.

The FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute (SLI) is a foundational 4½-day course that helps prepare the next generation of police leaders for their critical first steps in police leadership. Supervisors and managers at higher levels will benefit from the topics covered in this course, appreciating how first line supervisors are critical to the success of the organization. To lead others, we must first know ourselves and SLI takes us on that part of the leadership journey. Among the modules covered in this course, students will find out how the DISC factors, Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance, can predict your behavior towards others in day-to-day interactions. The students will thoroughly examine the concepts of credibility, accountability and motivation, while becoming familiar with aspects of liability and discipline that are vital to leadership at all levels of the organization.

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: info@fbileeda.org.

 

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 lweber@fbileeda.org  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.

To view the course flyer, click here.

Contact FBI-LEEDA 1-877-772-7712 with any questions.

 

Employee Evaluations: Improving Performance

Employee Evaluation: Improving Performance

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

December 2, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10035-1116)

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

For more information and to register, click here.

 

 

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This one day course is a designed for all law enforcement professionals from chief executive officer to first-line supervisors that evaluate employee performance.

What if we could take the angst out of conducting employee evaluations? This frustration is not only on the part of the evaluator, but also the employee receiving the evaluation. This training will provide concrete solutions on how to easily complete these forms and improve employee motivation and effectiveness.
Organizations, as well as those supervisors that complete employee evaluations, must understand the importance of this critical function. By completing accurate, detailed, and specific evaluations, evaluators will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their employees. In addition, quality employee evaluations are defensible for future employment actions should it be necessary. The outcome of this training is to understand the purpose of employee evaluations is not to deliver a rating, but to improve performance!

Topics Include:

• Best Practices for Employee Evaluations
• Why are evaluations so important?
• Differences between quantitative and qualitative measurements
• Planning for the review process and the need for supportive documentation.
• Legal considerations
• The importance of equitable evaluations
• Performance evaluation language samples
• The need for ongoing feedback sessions

Internal Affairs & Professional Standards for Law Enforcement

Internal Affairs & Professional Standards for Law Enforcement

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

December 2 - 3, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST #10444-0004)

$250/ officer

To view the course flyer and to register, click here.

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.

 

FBI-LEEDA Reflective Leadership Institute (RLI)

Presented by: FBI-LEEDA

October 26 - 30, 2020, 8:30 AM - 5 PM.

Tuition: $695.

To register, click here.

To view the course flyer, click here.

COURSE SUMMARY:

The FBI-LEEDA Reflective Leadership Institute course represents the next level of leadership education for law enforcement professionals. This dynamic course focuses on learning to lead an inclusive culture within our law enforcement agencies. The goals of this 4½-day program include: creating a fair, unbiased, and inclusive police culture for the agency and community; effectively guide law enforcement agencies to realize the practical and moral value of cultural awareness and cultural intelligence; incorporate best practices for successfully navigating the complexities of our contemporary cultural with integrity; assemble concrete pathways for fair and unbiased leadership development of all employees in the agency; and, help create leaders with cultural wisdom and integrity as models for their internal communities and the public that they serve.

The RLI course focuses on leading an inclusive culture within our law enforcement agencies. The goals of the Reflective Leadership Institute are:

  • Create a fair, unbiased, and inclusive police culture for the agency and community.
  • Effectively guide the leaders of law enforcement agencies to realize the practical and moral value of cultural awareness and cultural intelligence.
  • Incorporate best practices for successfully navigating the complexities of our contemporary cultural context with integrity.
  • Suggest concrete pathways for fair and unbiased leadership development of all employees in the agency.
  • Help create leaders of cultural wisdom and integrity as models for their internal communities and the public that they serve.

This course may be seen as the next level of training for leaders who have completed the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy and who know that they must consider the diverse needs of the people in their current and future workplace contexts.

  • The registration fee for this program is $695.
  • Registration includes the cost of training and course materials; the fee does not include meals or travel expenses.
  • For further information concerning this program, or if you would be interested in hosting this program in your area, please contact FBI-LEEDA at 877-772-7712.
  • SEMINAR REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT - SWORN AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF.
  • YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE A MEMBER OF FBI-LEEDA TO ATTEND.

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 lweber@fbileeda.org  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.
(jirmiter@edenprairie.org) 952-949-6216, or FBI-LEEDA 1-877-772-7712

 

Peer Support: The Officer Wellness Force Multiplier

Peer Support Training

Hosted by: Eden Prairie PD

September 23 - 24, 2020, 9:00 AM - 5 PM.

Tuition: $125

To view the course flyer, click here.

Registration: Contact Sgt Jess Irmiter
PDTraining@edenprairie.org
952-949-6216

COURSE SUMMARY:

This two-day introductory course provides peer support team members with the principles and essential skills needed to best support coworkers in mental and emotional distress. Presentation topics include: ▪ building and maintaining trust ▪ what peer support is and is not ▪ how to organize thinking about officer distress ▪ understanding behavioral health issues ▪ listening skills ▪ psychological trauma and treatment ▪ alcohol misuse and addiction ▪ officer suicide prevention ▪ stress management and resiliency ▪ how to build and maintain a peer support program.

Instructor Brian Casey is a police sergeant, Employee Assistance Program director, and author of the book Good Cop, Good Cop: A Get Health, Stay Healthy Guide for Law Enforcement. He has over thirty years’ experience working as a paramedic, EMS Educator and police officer. His personal experience with critical incidents and his work as a health educator have given him special insight into the health and wellbeing of public safety personnel.