Police literature related to wellness tends to focus on what needs to do be done within a broad mental or physical scope to minimize the threat of injury or death among law enforcement officers of all ranks. These dimensions are made up of five “domains” which are critical to surviving the cumulative effect of living the police life. Getting too far out of balance in these domains damages our overall wellness and can increase our risk for injury, on-duty death, and suicide.
MACTAC: Active Shooter Response is designed to train first responders in proper tactics and techniques when responding to an active shooter event. How to park upon arrival, vital equipment, and traveling and bounding to the building are all demonstrated. In addition, communication, clearing and searching rooms, and one to three officer team formations are covered in detail.
De-escalation for Law Enforcement will provide personnel with conflict prevention and conflict resolution techniques. Officers will learn how to make themselves a tactical communicator and keep physically safe. Verbal de-escalation conflict management training involves using posture and body language, tone of voice, and choice of words for calming a potentially volatile situation before it escalates into violence.
Hundreds of studies have shown that nonverbal behavior makes up more than 2/3 of communication between people. Law enforcement deals in human behavior more than any other element, but the training has been missing. The course is specifically designed to address critical problems in today’s law enforcement when it comes to training on violence prediction, threat recognition, and de-escalation. Psychological Compliance and De-Escalation addresses these key issues with the aim of saving lives, building community trust, and enhancing compliance on patrol.
From the first line to senior staff, law enforcement officers use communication skills to direct, inform, and persuade others to behave in a certain manner. These techniques help to keep our citizens safe so we can complete our overall mission to “Serve and Protect.” Understanding how we communicate with others while considering emotions, experiences, and levels of understanding allows us to convey clearer messages and engage in more effective use of our words, actions, and emotions.
This course is designed to address close-range knife attacks against officers. The phenomenon is becoming increasingly more common today and is often seen in warrant services, domestic calls, and other officer/subject interactions. Through a series of skill-building training methods, this course will help develop functional, usable, and repeatable skills for the everyday officer. Our focus will be on teaching training methods, tactics, and techniques that are simple and direct.
This course is intended to give an officer the knowledge to perform a safety and security assessment for any religious facility in your jurisdiction. There are many vulnerabilities, besides shootings, that a place of worship may have without realizing it. This course will address certain preventative measures that can be taken to guard against shootings; it is not to train you on how a place of worship should organize and distribute an armed security team.
The course is specifically designed to address critical problems in today’s law enforcement when it comes to training on violence prediction and threat recognition. Violence Prediction and Control addresses these key issues with the aim of saving lives, building community trust, and enhancing compliance on patrol. The course is divided into five key areas, nonverbal behavior analysis, deception detection, violent behavior recognition (VBR), de-escalation skills, and compliance enhancement.
This course explores racial profiling to assist law enforcement officers in navigating this appropriate traffic and field stops. Topics covered include legal aspects of racial profiling, logical and social arguments against racial profiling, and elements of inappropriate and appropriate traffic stops, and profiling as it relates to reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, especially drug couriering.
This course explores racial profiling to assist law enforcement officers in navigating elements of inappropriate and appropriate traffic stops, and profiling as it relates to reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, especially drug couriering.
This course explores racial profiling to assist law enforcement officers in navigating this appropriate traffic and field stops. Topics covered include legal aspects of racial profiling, logical and social arguments against racial profiling, and elements of inappropriate and appropriate traffic stops.
Officer-Involved Shootings: Mental Wellness and Liability is a course which is designed to educate officers on the application of deadly force in required situations. The course will cover taxing mental phases an officer will go through after an officer-involved shooting, and it will cover the liability the officer and agency may face.
In this course, we will discuss five elements used in the prior analysis of a scene, expand on four elements that an officer must recognize and control in every encounter, and discuss five helpful tools used in redirecting someone's behavior using verbal persuasion as well as discussing verbal appeals. We will also discuss what happens when the officer recognizes that words are no longer an option.
This course is designed to educate officers on the laws regarding use of force as well as application of force in required situations. The training is designed to give an officer confidence and credibility when involved in use of force incidents.
This course, by world-renowned legend in the military and law-enforcement community, presents Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s recipe for prevention, response, and survival in the face of a new kind of domestic and international terrorism. It will also examine the effects of physiological arousal upon humans faced with close-range interpersonal aggression.
This course will introduce the trainee to the basic concepts of yoga, mindfulness and resilience, functions of the brain and nervous system, as well as the principles that make yoga job-specific and culturally informed. Attendees will learn techniques to use right away along with resources to continue their training.
This course will assist law enforcement officer in recognizing indicators of child abuse. The course will cover physical abuse and neglect, emotional abuse and neglect, and sexual abuse.
This refresher course is designed for experienced law enforcement professionals who want to sharpen and update their report writing skills. Topics include police terminology, bullet style, current trends in report writing, principles for organizing and writing reports, strategies for avoiding common errors, and techniques for writing reports efficiently.
Police use of force is an often misunderstood and highly contentious topic that frequently draws scrutiny depending on the circumstances involved. Seizures of free citizens via the use of force is a fundamental aspect of policing and must be thoroughly understood by those who are sworn to enforce the law. This course will identify the legal justifications for using force, explain the Constitutional legal standard used to evaluate force, discuss the purpose of a force continuum, identify the primary factors used to determine the reasonableness of force, levels of subject resistance, corresponding force options, and the criteria for using deadly force.
The Sovereign Citizen movement generally rejects the authority of the United States government and although they know the government exists, Sovereign Citizens believe that they have found obscure legal ways to be immune from its various laws. This course will provide vital information about this growing challenge by discussing the most common theories and practices of the sovereign citizen as well as the movement’s ever-changing tactics and techniques, ways to better identify and recognize sovereign citizens, and what to do when encountering a sovereign citizen.
This course will cover basic premises of the Koga Institute related to the police role in arrest, emotional control, the concept of control, and the use of pain compliance and leverage. Specific, humane and effective basic control holds will be demonstrated and explained in detail. The control holds demonstrated are a small part of the Koga System which is a more comprehensive system of Arrest Control, Baton, Crowd Control and Police Tactics.
This course explores the many issues and problems police officers commonly face with stress in their careers. It outlines the traps many officers fall into, the difference between stress and trauma, and how critical incidents and cumulative stress can shorten a career. Officers will also learn several easy steps to avoid the impacts of chronic stress and how to be prepared for trauma before it happens. Officers will learn how to assist others in preventing burnout, traumatization, and suicide and how to enjoy a career that is long, healthy, and satisfying.
"On Killing – A Primer" takes a psychological look at a very real phenomena within the ranks of law enforcement from lessons learned in military conflict concerning the psychology of killing. Although every police officer will not face the reality of taking a life in the line of duty, we owe it to our officers to prepare them for the potential in terms of psychological processes involving remorse, rationalization, isolation, and social tolls – and important insights to apply in managing the aftermath of Officer-Involved shootings. On Killing – A Primer is a course taken away from the award winning Author Lt. Col. Dave Grossman’s bestselling book – On Killing and presented by him in our studio.
"On Combat – A Primer" is a one hour training course taken from the book On Combat and produced with the author Lt. Col. Dave Grossman. This course examines the psychological and physiological effects of fight related stress on the body and mind of those engaged in potentially lethal conflict. Although no officer wishes to engage in the use of lethal force and the vast majority of officers will not have to, it is important to train officers and leaders about the effects to expect and how to recognize natural reactions and respond accordingly. This course does just that.
Law enforcement agencies have generally ignored officer-involved domestic violence and allowed batterers to continue wearing a badge—enforcing the domestic violence laws that they violate themselves. This program encourages law enforcement officials to adopt a zero-tolerance policy to this. The program also describes the many stressors of a law enforcement career and how to deal with those stressors. Statistics, case examples, federal laws, and model policies will be reviewed to help provide participants with a factual basis for effective handling of domestic violence.
This course will examine current trends and explore research data as it relates to missing and abducted children. The course will cover NISMART II Study, Washington State Child Homicide Study, Infant Abductions, and Child Homicides. The course will also explore the 1992 disappearance and murder of Kassandea Ann Trimmier. The course will help officers with the critical first steps in their response to a missing child case.
This course is intended as an introduction to issues related to responding to and investigating missing and exploited children cases.
Many law enforcement personnel do not receive adequate mental health training, which can result in ineffective and sometimes fatal outcomes. This course is designed to train first responders how to handle Point-of-Impact Crisis Intervention Situations for persons with special needs, including Long-Term EDP (Emotionally Disturbed Person with mental health issues), chemical abuser (under the influence of or suffering the aftermath of alcohol or drug abuse), or Short-Term EDP (a person in crisis now)—or sometimes all three. The course will focus on the development of a non-intrusive yet effective crisis intervention protocol that addresses the safety needs of both the first responder(s) and the person(s) in crisis. The 1st edition is taught by Gary Klugiewicz. The 3rd edition instructor is Mike Kennedy.
This course teaches officers some of the best practices for interacting with the deaf and hard of hearing community. Topics include an indicator that a traffic stop involves a deaf or hard of hearing individual, how officers can improve interactions with this community, and some of the common words in the American Sign Language.
Firearms training for law enforcement demands more than mastering the fundamentals of marksmanship. It also must include a clearly defined set of priorities to guide police officers in the use of firearms. With guidance from firearms expert Greg Lee, this series will teach officers ways to master and maintain an appropriate level of combat accuracy under realistic time-constrained conditions; empowering them to perform quickly and efficiently without sacrificing safety.
The Fentanyl, Opioids and Naloxone course spans two hours of dedicated training that focuses on the recognition, awareness, and response to drug-related threats. Those who take this course will learn about the trends in packaging and distribution methods of Fentanyl and other opioids. The training material will explain how recognition and awareness can reduce the risk of exposure. The course will identify what symptoms to look for if accidental exposure has occurred, and the steps that must be followed to handle that situation.
This lecture will cover the various aspects of operating a police vehicle. Topics will include model policies for vehicle inspection, understanding vehicle dynamics and learning effective control techniques, proper defensive driving for emergency and non-emergency driving, understanding serious or fatal crashes from a victim’s prospective, understanding the impact of liability involved in the operation of a police vehicle, and model policies for pursuit driving and associated case laws.
A proactive response by law enforcement to a domestic violence incident is key to a successful case. Knowing the state statutes, understanding the victim’s plight, and being able to use your training to read a crime scene and conduct thorough and complete interviews will enhance the chances of successfully handling the case. In this course, participants will be instructed on the human dynamics involved in domestic violence cases, model policies for law enforcement, and understanding strangulation cases.
The course covers 3 parts: 1) multicultural law enforcement elements in terrorism and disaster preparedness applicable to homeland security; 2) response strategies for crimes motivated by hate/bias and racial profiling centered on laws, investigations, prosecutions, reporting, and monitoring; 3) and cultural effectiveness for law enforcement using community policing and multicultural response strategies for gangs, the homeless, and the mentally ill.
This course concentrates its efforts toward providing content within the context of policing in the 21st century. Law enforcement officers are faced with diverse issues and diverse people (externally and internally) daily. This course focuses heavily on understanding the need to accept and manage diversity, understanding law enforcement culture, understanding how to self-assess and recognizing hidden biases and how to develop a process of continuously becoming culturally competent.
The purpose of this course is to train officers not only to better understand the total dynamics of the court process but, more importantly, to also improve testimony skills while on the stand. A variety of topics are covered, ranging from an overview of the court, trial, pretrial hearings, and jury selection to media concerns, attire, report writing, pretrial preparation guidelines, testimony strategy recommendations, the defense mindset, and tactics in the courtroom. This course is designed for anyone in the law enforcement community who desires to improve their skills for court; become more confident, accurate, comfortable, and creditable witness when giving testimony; and most important, increase their quality of life through success.
In May 2015, the United States Department of Justice released the comprehensive findings of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. That report summarized six primary findings related to nearly every facet of criminal justice, including training and education. This course satisfies multiple areas covered in the task force report and consists of two primary modules, designed to expand participant knowledge in the areas of implicit bias, cultural diversity, mental illness, emotional intelligence, effective de-escalation strategies and community policing.
The process of communication is very important to law enforcement officers. It is through the use of body language, tone, and expression that communication comes to life.This course also looks at intrinsic bias—how bias influences a person's life, how to develop strategies to be aware of hidden bias and a framework to apply in not only your professional but personal life to identify when negative bias may be providing influence. This course looks at what intrinsic bias is, how it influences the decision-making process, and how EQ (specifically empathy) helps us identify our bias and gain an understanding of those we work with and serve.
This course is designed to increase the law enforcement communities' awareness of the issue of human trafficking through the exposure of information including: victim identification, investigation, rescue and prosecution considerations, referral and service providers' availability, the critical need for development of a coordinated community response, and the inter-connectivity of state, federal, and global human trafficking concerns.
Child abuse investigators face a tough task. Child sex abuse is one of the worst crimes committed against children, but the least reported. This course will assist officers in getting the information in a non-leading way so that the prosecutor can take it directly to trial. Profiling the predators in these cases will help officers in their interrogation of the suspects. The physical abuse tips will assist officers in gaining the child’s confidence and putting the child at ease while disclosing. This course has four active editions; 3rd, 4th, & 5th by Thomas Tittle and 6th by Jim Sears.
Firefighters, EMTs, and law enforcement officers often find themselves involved with situations involving bodily fluids, such as blood, which could possibly contain some type of pathogens. This course will increase the responder’s awareness in identifying the bodily fluids and diseases, how exposure may occur, and what to do if the responder believes there was an exposure.
This is an introductory computer course in the use of the computer, the use of the internet for research and in the use of computer/business application software within a Windows environment using Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
This course will provide tools for the awareness of behaviors that might indicate an Autism Spectrum Disorder or closely associated cognitive disability. This awareness will increase the likelihood that officers will respond more safely and effectively by having a basic understanding of why certain persons behave the way they do.