Field Training Officer: Basic

Field Training Officer: Basic

Presented by: Kevin Kelleher, Field Training Solutions

Wednesday - Friday, December 7 - 9, 2020, 8:30AM - 4:30PM.   $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

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

Monday, December 4, 2020, 8:30AM - 4:30PM.   $95

7 hours (POST Board Approved)

To register, contact dianne@ftosolutions.com.

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.

 

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

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

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.

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

 

FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)

FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute

Presented by: FBI-LEEDA

Monday - Friday, October 5 - 9, 2020, 8:30 AM - 5 PM.

Tuition: $695

To register, click here.

To view the course flyer, click here.

COURSE SUMMARY:

The FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute is an innovative 4 1/2-day program designed for executive-level law enforcement leaders and focuses on the emerging challenges facing 21st century police leaders. This highly interactive program follows the FBI-LEEDA “cops talking to cops" model of professional development. The course first looks inward to identify the forces of change and emerging trends within law enforcement, such as the challenges of merging the perspectives of traditionalist, baby boomer, generation X and Millennial employees and presents leadership strategies to manage and adapt to future conditions

The following is a list of topics covered in the ELI program:

  • Trends in law enforcement, implications of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing
  • Public trust and legitimacy, bias and diversity
  • Employee wellness
  • Power, transformational leadership, social and emotional intelligence

The cost of the Executive 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.

 

Contact Sgt. Jess Irmiter for more information.
(jirmiter@edenprairie.org) 952-949-6216, or FBI-LEEDA 1-877-772-7712

 

GLOCK Advanced Armorer’s Course

GLOCK Advanced Armorer's Course

Presented by: GLOCK

Wednesday, May 28, 2020: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Certification: 3 years

Registration coming soon.

 

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.

GLOCK Armorer’s Course

GLOCK Armorer's Course

Presented by: GLOCK

Wednesday, May 27, 2020:  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Certification: 3 years

Registration coming soon.

 

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.

FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute (CLI)

FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute

Presented by: FBI-LEEDA

Monday - Friday, April 20 - 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 5 PM.

Tuition: $695.

To register, click here.

To view the course flyer, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

The FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute is a inspiring and dynamic 4 ½- day course specifically and uniquely designed to prepare law enforcement leaders for command level positions. As part of the Trilogy-series of leadership courses, the Command Leadership Institute focuses on real-life contemporary strategies and techniques for those aspiring to or in already in command-level assignments. Students will be engaged in such topics as command responsibility, discipline and liability, team building, resilient leadership, and leading change within an organization.

The Command Leadership Institute provides real-life, contemporary, best-practice strategies and techniques for those who are already commanders or are aspiring to a command level assignment. CLI faculty members are passionate instructors who have executive level law enforcement and leadership experience.

CLI students will be engaged in such topics as: credibility, command discipline, liability, problem employees, and leading change within an organization.  The Command Leadership Institute is student-centered with a high degree of student involvement.

The cost of the Command 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.

Contact Sgt. Jess Irmiter for more information.
(jirmiter@edenprairie.org) 952-949-6216, or FBI-LEEDA 1-877-772-7712

 

Click here to view the course flyer.

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

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

BASIC COURSE

Tuesday - Thursday, March 10 - 12, 2020, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $445

MN POST training hours: 24

ADVANCED COURSE*

Friday, March  13, 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.

To view the course brochure, click here.

To view a printable flyer for this class, click here.

Employee Evaluations: Improving Performance

Employee Evaluation: Improving Performance

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

February 21, 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