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This course is for patrol officers and detectives to effectively deal with the challenges of a roadside interview. Skills taught will enable officer to manage and control the environment and deal with time constraints. Practical exercises will reinforce instruction.
Our highly-experienced instructors teach how to:
Bombing and the threat of being bombed are harsh realities in today’s world. Be prepared to cope with a bomb incident. The course instructor is Detective Sergeant Jim Varick with the New Jersey State Police Arson/Bomb Unit.
The program would be of benefit to all personnel from the boots on the ground to executive staff. This course is open to all First Responders, police, fire, and EMS personnel. Through this awareness level training, First Responders will have the ability to safely respond to incidents involving improvised explosive devices and explosions. Personnel responsible for policy planning and implementation would benefit from this training by gaining knowledge that can be applied in both the planning and response phase in their respective communities.
This course covers:
In any type of crisis call that your officers respond to, how the first officer on the scene handles it can make a life-saving difference. Our 2-day course combines classroom training led by an experienced FBI trained crisis/hostage negotiator with the use of professional role players to bring the training to life.
Crisis Intervention and Verbal De-escalation Training provides law enforcement professionals with time-tested communication skills proven to help de-escalate volatile situations. These skills when used by police officers significantly enhance the agency’s professional image and relations with the community.
This impactful course gives an overview and the basic elements of critical communication skills and negotiation techniques. Verbal De-escalation is what we use during a potentially dangerous, or threatening, situation in an attempt to prevent a person from causing harm to us, themselves, or others. This 2-day course will teach the verbal de-escalation/communication skills (for crisis and other day-to-day situations) to assist officers in the routine performance of their job in situations such as: assisting someone with a possible mental illness, domestic disturbances, dealing with children, assisting victims, helping traumatized witnesses, and even diffuse and dissuade potentially suicidal/violent subject from reacting to stressors with violence.
This program, taught by a female, Captain Donna Roman Hernandez (Ret.), covers AG guidelines but goes beyond that covering the personal story of survivorship and victimization of 35 years at the hands of her father, a sheriff’s officer. By sharing her own story, students get a unique and real insight into understanding the victim mindset, the coercive control model of abusive relationships, and how the PD should handle a DV investigation between law enforcement personnel.
Domestic violence is a complex crime. Responding law enforcement officers must be equipped with an understanding of the nuances, dynamics, and course of conduct of intimate partner violence/abuse to effectively address the victim’s needs and to hold the offender accountable with a thorough and comprehensive investigation.
This course will help the student to understand:
This course will identify the police officer’s role in responding to the specific needs of children exposed to domestic violence in the home setting to help save their lives.
Officers will learn:
A highlight of the course is a child survivor’s perspective about how the exposure to domestic violence impacted her personal life and as a police commander.
This Field Training Officer (FTO) Course trains the FTO to train, evaluate, and mentor recruits for work as law enforcement officers. This program covers the basic skills needed to ensure a trainee is ready to conduct solo patrols in a safe and professional manner.
During the 3 days, students will:
Class participants will review, discuss, and practice the following topics to impart with trainees (including but not limited to):
Criminals use hidden compartments in vehicles to hide their illegal drugs, guns, and money from the police. Every officer has stopped a vehicle with a hidden compartment but never knew it. This course will teach your officers what to look for to spot these hidden compartments and find illegal items.
The course is taught by New York State Police Detective who is a recognized expert in this field. This course has been taught to police and government agencies around the world in conjunction with the DEA and now this course is now available to every officer in our area.
This course teaches you:
This course is a must for every officer that works the road and every detective that serves search warrants. The course also highlights the physical indicators and verbal clues used by individuals concealing illicit contraband. The course through the use of lecture, video, and inspection of actually concealed compartments in vehicles allows the student to see the mechanics of these compartments. Designed to familiarize the student with many types of concealment, it covers both commercially available items as well as custom manufactured compartments.
“Concealed Compartments was an amazing class, even for our highly experienced narcotics investigators. Everybody can get something out of this course, no matter how skilled you are. No doubt this course has made our entire unit better and more skilled. Our production after having attended Concealed Compartments has increased dramatically. Thanks for an incredible course.” Sgt. Adam Schwartz, Bensalem PA Police Department. The day after having attended Concealed Compartments, their narcotics unit found a hidden compartment in a vehicle and confiscated drugs, weapons and thousands of dollars.
Very little education is available to assist the law enforcement community in interacting with the special needs community. This one-day course is designed for all members of law enforcement and covers identification and successful navigation of the interaction between the first responders and children and young adults with autism or other developmental disabilities.
We offer best practices for:
This course will help the law enforcement officer understand:
This training identifies the challenges and barriers faced by officers in handling human trafficking cases; offers interview techniques for a victim-centered interview and investigation; the need for collaboration between law enforcement agencies; and the support services that are available for victims of human trafficking.
This course teaches the fundamentals of investigation so patrol officers develop a complete understanding of investigations to better handle initial reports and responsibilities and to participate as needed in larger investigations. This course is valuable to agencies with limited manpower, with cross-training requirements, and for agencies looking to enhance patrol officers’ skills to assist detectives as needed.
This 2-day course teaches patrol officers the needs and dynamics of a crime scene and the fundamentals of all criminal investigations emphasizing elements necessary to build a strong case. To enhance learning, officers will interact with role players in a mock crime scene.
Our Instructors use practical techniques and principles using a combination of classroom, lab, and field exercises that simulate real-world law enforcement situations that officers may face.
This one-day course teaches Advanced Patrol Tactics and Hidden Compartment Searches. Officers learn how to go beyond ticket writing to making quality criminal cases.
Patrol Tactics will teach officers to develop and trust instincts, to identify illegal activity, to investigate with roadside interview techniques, and perform searches working within constitutional guidelines and legal restrictions leading to solid criminal cases and arrests. Illegal drug identification, paraphernalia, and recognition of their effects will be reviewed. The report writing component teaches documenting all pertinent facts needed to support the case and withstand defense scrutiny. Segments on safety practices, hidden compartments, and using in-car video for your benefit round out the day.
The incidents of ACTIVE SHOOTERS have increased nationwide. Training to respond to this life-threatening situation is NOT AN OPTION. The focus of this program is to train the trainer.
The course focuses on training techniques:
During the course, students will get a historical overview of tactical changes in approaches to dealing with active threats of violence from armed individuals in domestic and workplace environments and information on how to impart this training to others.
Many agencies rely on pre-911 pre-employment practices such as blindly accepting candidates with the highest physical and/or academic test results. State law requires us to take those qualifications into account; but the law does not require agencies to ignore the more important qualifiers such as the candidate’s character and ethical history, financial responsibility, temperament, or record of interpersonal relationships. Since 9/11, the department’s background investigations are also about ensuring national security.
Conducting an in-depth, thorough and complete investigation of each candidate is the only way to protect your agency. With this valuable information, hiring committees can make informed decisions. This course covers the scope, tactics, and techniques necessary to reveal all negative traits as well as past criminal or inappropriate behaviors and actions on the part of applicants.
Instructors will cover:
This course will also cover the legal requirements pertaining to when certain questions can be asked and how much information the applicant is obliged to provide. What to do if you learn the employee has lied during any part of the process and when it is legally permissible to terminate the process.
This program is designed so your agency can prevent the need for expensive law suits and worse, the disruption of your agency or company as you fight to correct the problem.
The course will provide law enforcement personnel with best practices for sexual assault investigations and sexual violence response guidelines and investigative strategies for officers to integrate a victim-centered approach in their handling of sexual assault cases, including:
Street Gang Recognition and Identification with an emphasis on MS-13.
Gang history, tattoos, hand signs, colors, codes, graffiti, and criminal activity are presented using PowerPoint, lecture, and video presentation. This is course is designed to give a basic working knowledge of gangs and the basic ability to recognize and properly identify a street gang member. An overview of how to conduct a gang investigation through the exploitation of confidential informants, sources of income, and the targeting of the hierarchy are explained in detail. These investigations concentrate on the interview and interrogation as well as the targeting of “shot callers”, the individuals responsible for committing and authorizing acts of violence in furtherance of the gang.
This training discusses the aftermath of a shooting and the physical, emotional and psychological effects on the wounded officer, their loved ones, and police department/colleagues. Also discussed are:
This training includes an award-winning police documentary produced by Captain Donna Roman Hernandez that features three New Jersey police officers emotionally describing what it felt like to be shot, the aftermath of their shootings, how they survived and post-incident lessons learned.