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Course Descriptions

Arrest and Search Warrant Affidavit Preparation

Let's face it, we have come to the point in our society where one of the biggest fears of officers is being sued for job related conduct. A recent Insight Magazine article quoted a police chief as saying: "Some officers today are more afraid of being sued than being murdered."

While officers can't avoid frivolous lawsuits, it is possible to minimize exposure by through proper training techniques and job skills. Understanding the law of arrest and search/seizure should be at the top of every officer's list of ways to minimize risk. Laws and legal remedies frequently change, including the acceptability of legal affidavits for arrest and search warrants.

This six-hour course solves that problem by concentrating on probable cause for arrest and searches, and provides scenario based problems in which participating officers write and critique affidavits. The extensive manual provided each participant includes "plug-in" language accepted by courts which can easily be adapted to a variety of cases.

Bomb Threat Response I

As every law enforcement officer knows, the potential for terrorism, whether against military or civilian targets, has reached an all time high. Every department has potential targets and every officer should know the proper response to bomb threats. Participants will learn step by step how to handle a bomb threat as a first responder and how to identify the most often encountered military and civilian explosives. Emphasis will be placed on the proper procedures for notifying federal and state authorities having jurisdiction over explosive and bomb incidents.

Bomb Threat Response II

As every law enforcement officer knows, the potential for terrorism, whether against military or civilian targets, has reached an all time high. Every department has potential targets and every officer should know the proper response to bomb threats. Participants will learn step by step how to handle a bomb threat as a first responder and how to identify the most often encountered military and civilian explosives. Emphasis will be placed on the proper search procedures for response to bomb threats in various scenarios.

Cultural Diversity and Elder Abuse

* According to the Department of Health & Human Services, the population aged 65 and over will increase from 35 million in 2000 to 40 million in 2010 (a 15% increase) and then to 55 million in 2020 (a 36% increase for that decade).

*Cultural diversity in Alabama has sharply increased during the past 10 years.

*According to the best available estimates, up to 2 million Americans over age 65 have been injured, exploited, or otherwise mistreated by someone on whom they depended for are or protection.

*There are about 5 million elderly Americans who are victims of financial exploitation each year.

*Only one in five cases of elder abuse is are reported.

In this one-day class officers will be shown how to: " Communicate effectively with persons from a different culture; " Employ strategies for effective cultural contacts by identifying role that emotions play; " Recognize the cultural differences of deception in an interview setting ; " Identify the different signs of elder abuse ; " Properly report elder abuse cases with the appropriate agency; " Appropriately apply the Alabama Protected Services Act ; " Raise awareness and utilize elder abuse prevention techniques

First Line Supervision Series

Are you prepared to lead in the 21st Century? The demands of law enforcement are changing on a daily basis and the skills needed to effectively supervise law enforcement personnel are changing to meet the new challenges. This course is specifically designed for law enforcement professionals who occupy executive level and first line supervisory positions or who expect to occupy them in the future. It will review the basic skills needed for all supervisory levels and provides "hands-on" experience in sharpening those skills.

This five-day course in the FLS Series defines law enforcement leadership, provides practical tips to effectively lead officers in today's environment and demonstrates goals and time management strategies to insure the leadership techniques are effective and timely.

Identity Theft Investigation

Identity theft and other fraud schemes are no longer the exception but the rule. Thanks to the Internet and computers, they are commonplace, and even officers and their families are frequent victims.

In this seminar the officer will learn usual methods of taking and assuming a person's identity, the laws involved, preventive measures and the investigative steps to identify and apprehend those who participate in these crimes.

Because this is one of the more rapidly growing crime areas, DAs are often not experienced in prosecuting these cases, so all departments should have a working knowledge of the crime schemes, the criminals involved and the investigation of these schemes. This seminar equips the officer to recognize, understand and investigate today's complex crime schemes.

Internet Crime Investigation

Are you using all the investigative tools available to solve crimes? Current law enforcement investigators need to access the vast resources available to them online in order to find people, prepare for interviews and organize their cases.

This training is for all those who need to use the Internet to enhance their investigative capabilities and includes a review of sites commonly used to gather investigative information and methods used to collect, prepare and present case information for prosecution.

Online information is being used more and more by defense attorneys. You need to check the same resources they do in order to present your best case and avoid courtroom surprises. This training will give you the edge you need to become proficient in the rapidly growing world of online investigations.

Investigating Sexual Assault Crimes

Did you know that in Alabama in 2008:

*there was an 8% increase in rapes over 2007
*four (4) rape cases were reported each day
*clearance rate for rapes cases was 36%
*only 1 in 10 sexual assaults are reported
*rape statistics only report female victims
*there are an increasing number of male rape victims

At this one-day class you will learn:

*how the first responding officer can make or break the case
*new ways to view sexual assaults
*how to effectively conduct a crime scene investigation
*how to get the best information from victims and witnesses
*ways of determining the motivation of the offender and use that knowledge to conduct a successful interview

Officer Safety

In the United States law enforcement officers are killed or seriously injured every day. Officer safety and retention is a critical issue for most departments and requests for prevention training has increased in the past five years.

This course examines information on how and why officers are attacked and/or killed. It is based on three FBI studies, reflected in the publications, "Killed in the Line of Duty" (1992), "In the Line of Fire" (1997), and "Violent Encounters" (2006). Case studies of actual assaults will be reviewed and practical preventive measures will be discussed.

Statement Analysis I

The specific words used by a suspect or victim reveal a lot about what they want you to believe. Statement Analysis examines the words used by a suspect or victim and uses them to help plan specific interview strategies. Officers using this analysis are much more prepared to testify in court about deception in a person's statement and will be prepared to explain to a judge or jury why they have perceived that deception, instead of just having a gut feeling.

This course will take the participants through the process of gathering a useful statement, detailed presentation of materials, discussion of cases, practical exercises, and tools that can be used after leaving the classroom. It is amazing how much people will reveal when you look at their words, word structure, and how they relate to a crime scene.

Statement analysis has been useful in solving crimes, verification of false reports, gaining confessions, clearing innocent suspects and may be useful in all types of investigations. This is a tool that can be used by patrol officers and investigators to document and analyze statements that may help them solve crimes more quickly.

Statement Analysis II

Statement Analysis II will include a review of previously presented material along with new skills used to examine the words used by a suspect or victim and helps to plan specific interview strategies. Officers using this analysis are better prepared to testify in court about deception in a person's statement and will be prepared to explain to a judge or jury why they have perceived that deception, instead of just having a gut feeling.

This course will take the participants through detailed presentation of new material, discussion of cases, in-depth practical exercises, and practical use of techniques that can be used after leaving the classroom. It is amazing how much people will reveal when you look at their words, word structure, and how they relate to a crime scene.

Statement analysis has been useful in solving crimes, verification of false reports, gaining confessions, clearing innocent suspects and may be useful in all types of investigations. This is a tool that can be used by patrol officers and investigators to document and analyze statements that may help them solve crimes more quickly.

Statement Analysis III

Statement Analysis III is a continuation of the skills presented in Statement Analysis II and Statement Analysis I.

Statement Analysis III will include a review of previously presented material along with new information, individual and team practical exercises, and interview strategies. Officers using this analysis will have additional techniques to aid in their investigations, are better prepared to testify in court about deception in a person's statement, and will be prepared to explain to a judge or jury why they have perceived that deception.

This course will take the participants through detailed presentation of new material, discussion of cases, in-depth practical and team exercises, and practical use of techniques that can be used after leaving the classroom. Statement Analysis helps an officer to determine how people reveal truthfulness and deception when you look at their words, word structure, and how they relate to a crime scene.

Statement analysis has been useful in solving crimes, verification of false reports, gaining confessions, clearing innocent suspects and may be useful in all types of investigations. This is a tool that can be used by patrol officers and investigators to document and analyze statements that may help them solve crimes more quickly.