Internal Affairs and Professional Standards

Internal Affairs and Professional Standards

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

June 16 - 17, 2021, 8 AM - 4 PM
14 hours (POST #10444-0004)

$250/ officer

South Metro IA June 16-17, 2020


COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

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

Recruiting & Applicant Background Investigations

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

June 14 -15, 2021, 8 AM - 4 PM
14 hours (POST Board Approved) #10444-0015

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

For more information and to register, click here:

Management and Supervision of Investigative Units June 14-15, 2021

COURSE SUMMARY:

This seminar is designed for: Law enforcement officers and supervisors responsible for case evaluation and management, or for commanders who are planning or developing improved case management processes to improve productivity. Additionally, this course will be valuable to senior investigators assigned to small units or small agencies who are primarily responsible for managing investigations in an informal leadership role. This training is appropriate for large or small agencies.

The objectives of this program are: addresses the administrative requirements for managing the investigative processes; focuses on managing the operations of the investigative unit, and the evaluation of investigative personnel. We will discuss selection of investigators and supervisors, proper auditing procedures, evaluation of personnel, making impactful changes as necessary for effectiveness, the need to triage cases for assignment as well as investigative techniques.

Topics Include:
• Fundamental principles of investigation from initial on-scene to follow-up investigations
• Evaluation of investigators, investigative work and criminal cases
• The use of case management principles
• Leadership, management and supervision of the criminal investigators
• Case priority and investigative resources
• Caseload and performance management
• Relationships with the judicial system to include prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, etc.
• Selection of investigative personnel
• Specialized unit issues and concerns

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

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.

 

GLOCK Armorer’s Course

GLOCK Armorer's Course - 108621

Presented by: GLOCK

Hosted by: Edina PD

January 7, 2021:  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.

*3 year Certification upon successful completion for all GLOCK model pistols, excluding the G18 Select Fire models

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

• Safety Check
• Safety Function
• Field Stripping
• Slide Disassembly and Reassembly
• Frame Disassembly and Reassembly
• Slide Options
• Frame Options
• Magazines
• Field Inspection Test
• Rifling
• Preventive Maintenance
• Lubrication
• GLOCK Sights
• Service Procedures
• Practical Examination
• Written Examination

STUDENT PREREQUISITES:

• To be eligible to take the Armorers Course you must be active/retired law enforcement or
military, private security, GLOCK Stocking Dealer/Range Program Employee or current
GSSF member.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Understand and be able to explain the design features of the GLOCK Safe Action System
• Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to maintain, troubleshoot and service all GLOCK
pistols by passing the Practical Examination and by scoring a minimum of 80% on the
written examination

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.

 

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Presented by: Rich Boyington, REID & Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

THIS CLASS IS FULL!

BASIC COURSE

Tuesday - Thursday, November 3 - 5, 2020, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $445

MN POST training hours: 24

ADVANCED COURSE*

Friday, November 6, 2020, 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 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.