On-Target Solutions for Law Enforcement Supervisors

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 30 -May 1, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM
14 hours (POST #10444-0002)

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

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Supervision 04-30-18

Who should attend: Anyone who supervises or manages employees from the executive level to experienced or new front line supervisors, or those who desire to understand impactful supervisory practices.


COURSE SUMMARY:

This dynamic two day course is a career development tool to enhance and refine the leadership skills of law enforcement supervisors across a variety of organizations. Good supervision transcends agencies and provides the core principles of quality supervisory techniques. It also lays a strong groundwork of knowledge for those striving to be promoted to supervisory positions. Concentrating on the idea that people are the true assets of their agency, participants will understand the importance of their role in maximizing employee performance through strong supervision techniques. You will understand the value in developing flexibility in your leadership approaches to garner peak performance and meet organizational goals.

Topics Include:

• Qualities of excellence in supervision

• Developing the leader within

• Leadership, management and supervision strategies

• Making a difference in your agency

Communicating effectively both up and down the chain of command

• DISC personal profile system

Goal setting and implementation – the supervisors role

• Preparing meaningful performance evaluations

 

Recruiting & Applicant Background Investigations

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 2 -3, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM
14 hours (POST Board Approved)

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

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Backgrounds 04-02-18

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.


COURSE SUMMARY:

 

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

 

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

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

BASIC COURSE

Tuesday - Thursday, March 20 - 22, 2018, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $445

MN POST training hours: 24

ADVANCED COURSE*

Friday, March 23, 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. 

COURSE SUMMARY:

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.

COURSE CONTENT

BASIC TOPICS INCLUDE:
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.

L.E.A.D.S. Law Enforcement Active Diffusion Strategies

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

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 8 AM - 4:30 PM.

Tuition: $140 (includes lunch)

POST #10035-1111 (8 hours)

To register, click here.

COURSE SUMMARY

This is a classroom based combat-confrontation avoidance course based upon the L.O.C.K.U.P. ® System. It teaches within a classroom setting how to recognize aggression and to not stimulate aggression. Students will learn communications skills and evidence based Active Diffusion Strategies that can avoid or resolve interactions by employing tactical de-escalation the techniques, conflict resolution methods and distraction techniques that promote successful tactical applications. The course also discusses tactical responses when diffusion tactics are inappropriate or ineffective. This program teaches officers how professional communication can protect officers in the field, reduce civilian complaints as well as civil litigation. Instruction uses lectures and demonstrations to facilitate learning and retention.

Understanding the principals of risk management for officer safety
Identifying indications of hostility through body language
Understand police “customer service” methods that yield positive relations
Identify professional benefits of active diffusion strategies
Learn methods of effective verbal de-escalation strategies
Understanding physiological changes during aggression
Learn to use cognitive limitations for active diffusion
Learn methods to re-direct the thought process through positive direction
Learn the importance of professional posturing
Identity different communications styles with appropriate response tactics
Learn methods of motivational interviewing skills
Learn methods of distraction to obtain tactical advantages
Learn communication and physical strategies to de-escalate situations
Learn how to avoid communications that may be negative
Learn how active strategies blend with a total law enforcement presentation

 

Professional Standards & Internal Affairs for Law Enforcement

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

March 5-6, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST Board Approved)

$225/ officer
$200/ if 3 or more from same agency

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

South Metro IA 03-05-18

 

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.

 

COURSE SUMMARY: 

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