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

Female Officer Arrest & Control Tactics

Presented by: STORM Combatives

December 15 – 16, 2022   8AM-4PM

To register, 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.

 

PAY BY CHECK

Please email stormtraininggroup@gmail.com.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

  • BDU style pants
  • Duty belt/duty vest
  • Training weapon
  • Mouth guard

FEATURED INSTRUCTOR

Megan McDonald

TESTIMONIALS

“One of the best trainings I have been to.  Everything was taught at a level that could be understood.  What I liked most was how it applies to real life, knowing as a smaller female that these tactics work.”

-Haley Larson, Blaine Police Department

 

“The instructors for this course were very dynamic, adaptive, and open to learning as much as they were to teaching.  Made class a collaborative effort.  Really felt like we were all on the same team.”

-Stephanie Wallace, Minnetonka Police Department

 

“The instructors were very knowledgeable and knew how to explain things clearly.  It was less intimidating with all females.  Also learned things I can use as a smaller female.”

“This was my first training outside of my PD and my standards are now pretty high!  What I liked most was learning the different techniques and building off of them.  I will be attending more!”

-Lauren Roll, Crystal Police Department

 

“This is hands down the best DT/empty hand/close-quarters training I have ever been to.  Techniques were simple to learn and are real-life applicable both on and off duty.  What I liked most was the rear sitting takedown!”

“They slowed things down and went step by step which was very helpful in remembering how to do it correctly.  They were respectful and supportive.  What I liked most was the amount of different moves that were shown and how they played into and rolled right into another move.”

-Sarah Hubacher, Dundas Police Department

 

“Best instructors ever.  I liked that all the moves didn’t require you to be bigger and strong than your suspect.”

-Sydney Dison, Mounds View Police Department

Leadership for Law Enforcement

Leadership for Law Enforcement

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

October 7, 2022, 8 AM – 4 PM
7 hours (MN POST Board Approved #10444-0016)

$175/ officer

For more information and to register, click here: South Metro Leadership Oct. 7, 2022

COURSE SUMMARY:

Who should attend: This course is a designed for all government 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
• Effective mentoring
• Trust and its importance in leadership

On-Target Solutions for Law Enforcement Supervisors

On-Target Solutions for Law Enforcement Supervisors

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 27 – 28, 2022, 8 AM – 4 PM
14 hours (POST #10444-0002)

$275/ officer

For more information and to register, click here: South Metro Supervision April 27-28, 2022

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This course would be applicable for: Anyone law enforcement person 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.

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 supervisor’s role
  • Preparing meaningful performance evaluations

Field Training Officer: Basic

Field Training Officer: Basic

Presented by: Kevin Kelleher, Field Training Solutions

Monday – Wednesday, January 24 – 26, 2022, 8:30AM – 4:30PM.   $295

28 hours (POST Board Approved)

To register, contact dianne@ftosolutions.com.

To view the course flyer, click here.Basic-Jan24-26-2022-Edina MN

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

For newly appointed FTOs
28 CEUs (Minnesota POST)
Course content:
• 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

DAY ONE —Training: FTO program history and overview, role of the FTO,
adult learning, learning preferences, training methods, and Department of Justice
recommendations for field training programs.

DAY TWO—Co aching: Feedback, coaching, performance improvement
plans, counseling role-plays, the effect of one’s personality on communication
and evaluation.

DAY THREE —Evaluation: How to write defensible evaluations, the power
of embracing definitions of behavior in programs, and making the case for termination. Attendees will use the rating tool used by their agency for evaluation
exercises or use our San Jose-based DOR.

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.

 

On-Target Solutions for Law Enforcement Supervisors

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

September 22 – 23, 2021, 8 AM – 4 PM
14 hours (POST #10444-0002)

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

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Supervision Sep. 22-23, 2021

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 course would be applicable for: Anyone law enforcement person 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.
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 supervisor’s role
• Preparing meaningful performance evaluations

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

Foundation Instructor Training Course (FIT)

Presented by: STORM Combatives

Hosted by: Eden Prairie PD

Monday-Friday, May 10-14, 2021

Tuition: $799.00 (5-day Instructor Course)

 

To register, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This course is geared towards new or existing use of force instructors. Attending officers will be certified in baton (expandable or straight), OC Spray, and handcuffing, as well as soft empty hand techniques.

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 subjects is only part of the process.

 

This course will also focus on building effective communicators, trainers and mentors 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

  • BDU style pants
  • Duty belt
  • Training weapon
  • Mouth guard

 

COST: $799.00 per Officer for the 5-day Instructor Course

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

 

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

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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. 

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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.

 

Field Training Officer: Basic

Field Training Officer: Basic

Presented by: Kevin Kelleher, Field Training Solutions

Monday – Wednesday, December 7 – 9, 2020, 8:30AM – 4:30PM.   $295

28 hours (POST Board Approved)

To register, contact dianne@ftosolutions.com.

To view the course flyer, click here: Basic-Dec 7-9-2020-Edina MN

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

DAY ONE focuses on how to teach, including the Department of Justice FTO program recommendations such as learning preferences, generational differences, and the importance of personality in reading and communication.

Day One Agenda

  • Introduction and course overview
  • FTO program overview — Phase training, DOR, Program issues
  • Role of the FTO
  • Organizational skill set assessment
  • Adult learning
  • Problem- and scenario-based learning
  • Learning preferences

DAY TWO focuses on coaching and communication, including role plays confronting performance issues and performance improvement, and the impact of personality on communication and evaluation.

Day Two Agenda

  • Review of Day One
  • Performance scenario #1
  • Coaching
  • Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)
  • Performance scenario #2 — PIP writing and presentation
  • DISC Personality Inventory
  • Performance scenario #3 — PIP writing and presentation

DAY THREE focuses on evaluation, which includes evaluation exercises in which attendees are welcome to use their own DOR or our San Jose-based template.

Day Three Agenda

  • Review of Day Two
  • Evaluation overview
  • Categories and behavioral anchor
  • DOR / Narrative — Fahd Case
  • Evaluation exercises
  • Out of class assignments and course evaluations

Upon completion, each attendee will return to his or her agency for an orientation to the particular field training program that his or her agency uses.

 

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.

 

Managing Field Training

Managing Field Training

Presented by: Kevin Kelleher, Field Training Solutions

Friday, December 4, 2020, 8:30AM – 4:30PM.   $95

7 hours (POST Board Approved)

To register, contact dianne@ftosolutions.com.

To view the course flyer, click here: MFT-Dec 4-2020-Edina MN

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Our one-day Managing Field Training course is intended for those who oversee field training in their agency. The day will consist of discussion, presentation, practical exercises, and a round-table sharing of field training issues facing the attendees.

COURSE CONTENT:

  • Compare different types of field training programs. No matter what your program looks like now, its roots are probably in one of three programs. In this block we will explore the roots of those programs and compare and contrast how they work.
  • Identify training skills and methods used by successful FTOs. Have we created field training officers or field evaluation officers? This topic will identify the training and teaching skills that every FTO needs to have in his or her training tool kit.
  • Explore selection criteria for FTOs. Good FTOs have to have good police skill sets. What else should we be looking at in our FTOs?
  • Examine national standards for field training programs. This block will take a look at what the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO) recommends in field training. We will also examine field-training practices the Department of Justice took issue with in consent decrees from around the country.
  • Identify factors and solutions in conflicts between FTOs and recruits. We’ve all heard about “personality problem” in the car. What causes it, and more important, what can we do about it?
  • Practice keeping your field training program current through modification and expansion of both the DOR and Training Inventory. We will practice program modification by developing a very basic field training program for newly promoted supervisors.

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.