Event Detail2018-08-04T15:43:11+00:00
Seminar Title

Risk Management and Loss Control for Law Enforcement Conference

Dates of Events

04/18/2017 through 04/20/2017

Last Updated: 08/27/2018
Instructor(s): Multiple Instructors
Location: Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village - 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33914
Hotel: Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village - 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral , FL 33914
Course Registration Fee: $375
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21st Century Policing Liability and Safety Issues

Dates of Events

02/21/2017 through 02/21/2017

Last Updated: 02/16/2017
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: - , Chattanooga, TN
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
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21st Century Policing Liability and Saftey Issues

Dates of Events

02/22/2017 through 02/22/2017

Last Updated: 02/16/2017
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: - , Knoxville, TN
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
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21st Century Policing Liability and Safety Issues

Dates of Events

02/23/2017 through 02/23/2017

Last Updated: 02/16/2017
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: - , Johnson City, TN
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
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Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
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Risk Management, Liability and Loss Control Jail/Correction Conference

Dates of Events

10/10/2017 through 10/12/2017

Last Updated: 09/21/2017
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Location: Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village - 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33914
Hotel: Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village - 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral , FL 33914
Course Registration Fee: $375
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Seminar Title

Jail Best Practices

Dates of Events

05/22/2017 through 05/22/2017

Last Updated: 05/15/2017
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Location: Allen County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge - 750 W Robb Ave, Lima, OH 45801
Hotel: Hampton Inn Lima - 1933 Roschman Avenue, Lima, OH 45804
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
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Jail Best Practices

Dates of Events

05/23/2017 through 05/23/2017

Last Updated: 05/15/2017
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Location: Galaxy Restaurant - , Wadsworth, Ohio
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 3073 Eastpointe Drive, Medina, Ohio
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
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Jail Best Practices

Dates of Events

05/24/2017 through 05/24/2017

Last Updated: 05/15/2017
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Location: Welcome Center - , Zanesville, Ohio
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 1009 Spring Street, Zanesville, OH
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
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Jail Best Practices

Dates of Events

05/25/2017 through 05/25/2017

Last Updated: 05/15/2017
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Location: McCoy Place - 1130 Gurneyville Road, Wilmington, Ohio
Hotel: Holiday Inn - 123 Gano Road , Wilmington, OH 45177
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
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Seminar Title

4th Amendment Search & Seizure

Dates of Events

05/16/2017 through 05/16/2017

Last Updated: 05/15/2017
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Madison Police Department Training Center - 100 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758
Hotel: Holiday Inn & Express Suites - 8956 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
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Seminar Title

4th Amendment Search & Seizure

Dates of Events

05/17/2017 through 05/17/2017

Last Updated: 05/15/2017
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Madison Police Department Training Center - 100 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758
Hotel: Holiday Inn & Express Suites - 8956 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
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Seminar Title

4th Amendment Search & Seizure

Dates of Events

05/18/2017 through 05/18/2017

Last Updated: 05/15/2017
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Madison Police Department Training Center - 100 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758
Hotel: Holiday Inn & Express Suites - 8956 Madison Blvd, Madison, AL 35758
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
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Seminar Title

Supervision Skills for New Jail/Correction Officers

Dates of Events

06/27/2018 through 06/28/2018

Last Updated: 06/26/2017
Instructor(s): Perry Hollowell
Location: Kankakee County - 3050 South Justice Way, Kankakee, Illinois
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn - 455 Riverside Parkway, Kankakee, Illinois
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
<p class="tBody"><span class="tBodyBold">Perry W. Hollowell </span> recently retired as Chief of Police, but has also been a Sheriff, Chief Deputy, Captain, Lieutenant and Sergeant while serving with three jurisdictions. Along with a thirty-five year law enforcement career he has also had a successful military career retiring after twenty-two years of service. A strong training background includes training law enforcement and military on both a national and international basis.
Along with educating thousands of police and military, Perry has been adjunct faculty for three colleges. He has also pursued numerous hours of professional development programs to include the FBI National Academy, U.S. Army Sergeant’s Major Academy and a Master of Business Management Degree. His training, experience and education has provided the opportunity to train in a wide variety of topics
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Law Enforcement Legal Trends

Dates of Events

09/18/2017 through 09/18/2017

Last Updated: 09/12/2017
Instructor(s): Shaun Santos
Location: Allen County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge - 750 W Robb Ave, Lima, OH 45801
Hotel: Hampton Inn Lima - 1933 Roschman Avenue, Lima, OH 45804
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
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<p class="tBody"><span class="tBodyBold">Shaun Santos,Attorney </span>
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Sgt. Santos has been a law enforcement officer for 20 years, with over 15 years experience as a Narcotics Detective. He has extensive experience working with the Drug Enforcement Administration conducting electronic surveillance investigations in to the Drug Trafficking Organizations. Shaun is currently assigned to the DEA’s Financial Investigations Team (FIT), anti-money laundering group, responsible for conducting large international money laundering investigations. He has experience with foreign and domestic money pick-ups, international bank wire transfers, familiarity with Black Market Peso Exchange, and Attorney General Exempt Operations (AGEO), allowing for the laundering of drug proceeds in furtherance of narcotics investigations.
Shaun has received his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA; Masters Degree from Anna Maria College; and Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School. </p>
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Seminar Title

Law Enforcement Legal Trends

Dates of Events

09/19/2017 through 09/19/2017

Last Updated: 09/12/2017
Instructor(s): Shaun Santos
Location: Galaxy Restaurant - 201 Park Center Drive, Wadsworth, Ohio
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 3073 Eastpointe Drive, Medina, OH 44256
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
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<p class="tBody"><span class="tBodyBold">Shaun Santos,Attorney </span>
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Sgt. Santos has been a law enforcement officer for 20 years, with over 15 years experience as a Narcotics Detective. He has extensive experience working with the Drug Enforcement Administration conducting electronic surveillance investigations in to the Drug Trafficking Organizations. Shaun is currently assigned to the DEA’s Financial Investigations Team (FIT), anti-money laundering group, responsible for conducting large international money laundering investigations. He has experience with foreign and domestic money pick-ups, international bank wire transfers, familiarity with Black Market Peso Exchange, and Attorney General Exempt Operations (AGEO), allowing for the laundering of drug proceeds in furtherance of narcotics investigations.
Shaun has received his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA; Masters Degree from Anna Maria College; and Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School. </p>
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Seminar Title

Law Enforcement Legal Trends

Dates of Events

09/20/2017 through 09/20/2017

Last Updated: 09/12/2017
Instructor(s): Shaun Santos
Location: McCoy Place - 1130 Gurneyville Road, Wilmington, Ohio
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express - 155 Holiday Drive, Wilmington, OH 45177
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
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<p class="tBody"><span class="tBodyBold">Shaun Santos,Attorney </span>
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Sgt. Santos has been a law enforcement officer for 20 years, with over 15 years experience as a Narcotics Detective. He has extensive experience working with the Drug Enforcement Administration conducting electronic surveillance investigations in to the Drug Trafficking Organizations. Shaun is currently assigned to the DEA’s Financial Investigations Team (FIT), anti-money laundering group, responsible for conducting large international money laundering investigations. He has experience with foreign and domestic money pick-ups, international bank wire transfers, familiarity with Black Market Peso Exchange, and Attorney General Exempt Operations (AGEO), allowing for the laundering of drug proceeds in furtherance of narcotics investigations.
Shaun has received his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA; Masters Degree from Anna Maria College; and Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School. </p>
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Seminar Title

Law Enforcement Legal Trends

Dates of Events

09/21/2017 through 09/21/2017

Last Updated: 09/12/2017
Instructor(s): Shaun Santos
Location: Welcome Center - 205 N Fifth Street, Zanesville, Ohio
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 1009 Spring Street, Zanesville, OH
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
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<p class="tBody"><span class="tBodyBold">Shaun Santos,Attorney </span>
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Sgt. Santos has been a law enforcement officer for 20 years, with over 15 years experience as a Narcotics Detective. He has extensive experience working with the Drug Enforcement Administration conducting electronic surveillance investigations in to the Drug Trafficking Organizations. Shaun is currently assigned to the DEA’s Financial Investigations Team (FIT), anti-money laundering group, responsible for conducting large international money laundering investigations. He has experience with foreign and domestic money pick-ups, international bank wire transfers, familiarity with Black Market Peso Exchange, and Attorney General Exempt Operations (AGEO), allowing for the laundering of drug proceeds in furtherance of narcotics investigations.
Shaun has received his Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA; Masters Degree from Anna Maria College; and Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School. </p>
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Seminar Title

Use of Force Webinar

Dates of Events

12/05/2017 through 12/05/2017

Last Updated: 12/01/2017
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: - , ,
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $99
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
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Seminar Title

Risk Management and Loss Control for Law Enforcement

Dates of Events

04/03/2018 through 04/05/2018

Last Updated: 04/24/2018
Instructor(s): Multiple Instructors
Location: Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village - 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33914
Hotel: Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village - 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral , FL 33914
Course Registration Fee: $395
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Seminar Title

Internal Affairs and Administrative Investigations Legal & Liability Conference

Dates of Events

04/16/2018 through 04/18/2018

Last Updated: 04/24/2018
Instructor(s): Lou Reiter
Location: Public Safety Training and Operations Center - 3500 DB Wood Road, Georgetown, TX 78628
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 160 River Oaks Cove, I-35, Exit #261, Georgetown, TX 78626
Course Registration Fee: $375
Instructor Bio
Lou Reiter currently is a police consultant. He offers three (3) separate professional services to the law enforcement community. He provides training to police groups in the high liability areas of use of force, emergency vehicle operations, high risk operations, investigations of citizen complaints, Internal Affairs procedures, investigation of critical incidents, and liability management. He will normally conduct 15-20 of these programs ranging from 2 hours to 5 days in length. The primary seminars are a 2-1/2 day program on Internal Affairs and Police Discipline and a 5 day program on investigation of police use of force incidents.

Each year, Lou also conducts an average of 5-10 agency management audits and liability assessments. These have been for state, county and municipal police operations. The size of these agencies has been from 3 persons to 39,000 employees. These audits allow him to be in police cars up to 100 hours each year. He has been a consultant on 8 U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, investigations of agencies involving patterns and practices of Constitutional violations. He was selected as a Federal Court monitor for the Consent Decree of Colln v. Ventura County Sheriff's Department, CA.

Lou provides litigation consultation to attorney firms involved in police civil actions. Since 1983, Lou has been retained in over 1100 such cases in nearly every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This has been on both sides of the table with approximately 60 percent being for plaintiffs.

Lou Reiter was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1961 to 1981. During that tenure he had 22 different assignments and rose through to ranks to retire as Deputy Chief of Police. About 70 percent of his time was spent in uniformed operations while the bulk of the remainder was in Internal Affairs, use of force review, training and personnel administration.

Lou has been published throughout his professional career. He was one of the principle researchers and authors of the 1973 Police Task Force Reportof the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Standards and Goals, where he authored the chapters on Internal Discipline, Training and Management-Employee Relations. Reiter has recently authored the 3rd Edition Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations guide: A Manual for Citizen Complaints, Administrative Investigations and Internal Affairs which will be provided to seminar participants.
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Seminar Title

Liability Management for Tactical, SWAT & Emergency Response Operations

Dates of Events

07/09/2018 through 07/10/2018

Last Updated: 07/16/2018
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Public Safety Training and Operations Center - 3500 DB Wood Road, Georgetown, TX 78628
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 160 River Oaks Cove, I-35, Exit #261, Georgetown, TX 78626
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
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Legal Trends for Law Enforcement and Jails

Dates of Events

05/21/2018 through 05/21/2018

Last Updated: 05/07/2018
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Allen County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge - 750 W Robb Ave, Lima, OH 45801
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
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Legal Trends for Law Enforcement and Jails

Dates of Events

05/22/2018 through 05/22/2018

Last Updated: 05/07/2018
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Galazy Restaurant - 201 Park Centre Drive, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
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Legal Trends for Law Enforcement and Jails

Dates of Events

05/23/2018 through 05/23/2018

Last Updated: 05/07/2018
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Roberts Centre - 123 Gano Drive, Wilmington, Ohio 45177
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
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Legal Trends for Law Enforcement and Jails

Dates of Events

05/24/2018 through 05/24/2018

Last Updated: 05/07/2018
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Welcome Center - 205 N Fifth Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
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Legal & Liability Risk Management Trends for Jail & Corrections

Dates of Events

05/01/2018 through 05/01/2018

Last Updated: 05/07/2018
Instructor(s): Tracey Reed
Location: - , Kankakee, Illinois
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
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Kentucky Association of Counties, Kentucky Department of Corrections, Jail Standards (Retired) Louisville, Kentucky
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Seminar Title

Legal & Liability Risk Management Trends for Jail & Corrections

Dates of Events

05/02/2018 through 05/02/2018

Last Updated: 05/07/2018
Instructor(s): Tracey Reed
Location: - , Pekin, Illinois
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
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Kentucky Association of Counties, Kentucky Department of Corrections, Jail Standards (Retired) Louisville, Kentucky
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Legal & Liability Risk Management Trends for Jail & Corrections

Dates of Events

05/03/2018 through 05/03/2018

Last Updated: 05/07/2018
Instructor(s): Tracey Reed
Location: - , Nashville, Illinois
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
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Kentucky Association of Counties, Kentucky Department of Corrections, Jail Standards (Retired) Louisville, Kentucky
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Seminar Title

Liability Management for Tactical, SWAT & Emergency Response Operations

Dates of Events

12/10/2018 through 12/11/2018

Last Updated: 12/28/2018
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Charles V. England Training Center (CVE) - 310 W College Street, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Hotel: LaQuinta Inn & Suites Grand Prairie-North - 380 E Palace Parkway, Grand Prairie, Texas
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
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One of the most critical tasks in law enforcement involves the use of tactical officers to accomplish high risk operations. While the success of these operations requires extensive training and proper equipment; success also requires sound decision making from the moment the decision is made to utilize a tactical response to a police event. The decision itself may even be scrutinized with twenty-twenty hindsight.

Over the last decade, tactical operations have come under the scrutiny of the courts. The scrutiny is largely the results of lawsuits filed against agencies and officers following a tactical operations. Much of the developing law can be found in reported decisions of the federal courts. The course utilizes the case-study approach in order to identify the important policy and practice considerations that will assist tactical commanders; supervisors and officers make legally defensible decisions without compromising operations during tactical events.

The program takes a three-tier approach. First, participants will be presented with the legal cases that impact tactical operations and ultimately, liability. Second, participants will be presented with policy issues that may be considered for implementation. Finally, the training turns toward the practical implementation of the legal and policy issues in a manner that does not compromise tactical operations or officer safety.

The course is unique in the fact that it takes a practical approach to legal principles impacting tactical operations and provides a road map to an operational implementation of the legal principles without hindering operations or compromising officer safety.

Upon Completion: Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: Liability in Law Enforcement Operations: This session focuses on civil liability for individual officers in the various law enforcement tasks. Using the task oriented approach; the session will be limited to those areas that are also applicable to the tactical officer.

Agency Liability: This session reviews the law with respect to agency liability. Students will be presented with the law relating to civil rights claims brought against an agency as the result of an officer’s conduct.
Training: This session examines the law relating to an agency’s failure to train officers for recurring (foreseeable) police tasks.

Liability in Tactical Operations: This session utilizes the principles from the previous sessions in reviewing cases with direct application to tactical operations.

Selection and Training: Case review with respect to how selection of candidates for specialized tactical units may impact liability as a result of operations. The session will incorporate the legal implications of entry-level and on-going training for specialized operations.
Seminar Title

Policing Demonstrations, Protest, and Civil Unrest

Dates of Events

03/06/2018 through 03/07/2018

Last Updated: 08/16/2018
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: - , West Palm Beach, Florida
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
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Internal Affairs, Citizen Complaints and Officer Discipline

Dates of Events

11/27/2018 through 11/29/2018

Last Updated: 12/13/2018
Instructor(s): Lou Reiter
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites - 619 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites - 619 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Course Registration Fee: $350
Instructor Bio
Lou Reiter currently is a police consultant. He offers three (3) separate professional services to the law enforcement community. He provides training to police groups in the high liability areas of use of force, emergency vehicle operations, high risk operations, investigations of citizen complaints, Internal Affairs procedures, investigation of critical incidents, and liability management. He will normally conduct 15-20 of these programs ranging from 2 hours to 5 days in length. The primary seminars are a 2-1/2 day program on Internal Affairs and Police Discipline and a 5 day program on investigation of police use of force incidents.

Each year, Lou also conducts an average of 5-10 agency management audits and liability assessments. These have been for state, county and municipal police operations. The size of these agencies has been from 3 persons to 39,000 employees. These audits allow him to be in police cars up to 100 hours each year. He has been a consultant on 8 U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, investigations of agencies involving patterns and practices of Constitutional violations. He was selected as a Federal Court monitor for the Consent Decree of Colln v. Ventura County Sheriff's Department, CA.

Lou provides litigation consultation to attorney firms involved in police civil actions. Since 1983, Lou has been retained in over 1100 such cases in nearly every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This has been on both sides of the table with approximately 60 percent being for plaintiffs.

Lou Reiter was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1961 to 1981. During that tenure he had 22 different assignments and rose through to ranks to retire as Deputy Chief of Police. About 70 percent of his time was spent in uniformed operations while the bulk of the remainder was in Internal Affairs, use of force review, training and personnel administration.

Lou has been published throughout his professional career. He was one of the principle researchers and authors of the 1973 Police Task Force Reportof the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Standards and Goals, where he authored the chapters on Internal Discipline, Training and Management-Employee Relations. Reiter has recently authored the 3rd Edition Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations guide: A Manual for Citizen Complaints, Administrative Investigations and Internal Affairs which will be provided to seminar participants.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Introduction: The current state of misconduct potential in law enforcement around the country elements of a reasonable Internal Affairs or Professional Standards complaints about police misconduct systems.

Foundation for the system: Importance of firm definitions of what constitutes a complaint and what is of Conduct Unbecoming allegations.

Gateway to the system: Issues of complaint complaints of public perceived hindrances, hurdles and forms of complaint forms and public successful techniques for complaint a viable option for our most common type of complaint.

Administrative issues: Maintenance of of purging of confidentiality of issues of dealing with investigations when there is a real potential of criminal conduct.

Investigative control measures: Standards of care critical points which affect investigations when to call in another agency importance of planning your investigation evaluating the complaint organizing your investigation why you may need to learn current standards use of a standard case folder system supervisory control methods administrative searches chemical testing use of polygraph and other tools.

Administrative interviews: Steps before you interview anyone the necessity to do detailed planning before you actissues of recording the interview general interview techniques handling common problems dealing with the accused employee living successfully under an Officers Bill of Rights understanding and working within Garrity and compelled statements successful interviews in the presence of victim and employee representatives.

Code of Silence: Is it real and should we acknowledge it consequences of the Code dealing with it in a reasonable manner.

Adjudication and Discipline: Administrative insight as a foundation for you decisions should we publish our outcomes?...Creating reasonable and defensible employee discipline formalize the burden of proof your agency will use where discipline charges can come from what the pre-disciplinary hearing is and isn't most common defenses to employee discipline how to handle resignations and retirements in lieu of discipline the discipline matrix developing last chance agreements.

What are these cases and what affect they have on agency operations new directions in investigative practices and relationships with prosecutors protecting yourself and agency from liability issues of truthfulness and continued employment investigative approaches.

Why such a system is important precursors which should alert supervisors to potential problem employees minimal criteria for such a system examples of up and running systems benefits and detriments of an early warning system.

Employee involved domestic misconduct: The significant difference between criminal and administrative violations the need for an administrative policy more expansive than criminal sanctions agency response to the domestic incident supervisory support tools for our employees further employment actions.

Sexual misconduct: Current state of the problem in law enforcement essential policies to have in place specific investigative techniques and tools essential tools for field supervision and control.

Fraternization and nepotism: What are these issues and what is the potential affect within an agency necessity for the development of a realistic policy to cover common operational and morale issues.

Social media issues with police employees: Nature of the current problem need for a written policy what are reasonable forms of oversight and sanctions.

Staff inspections of critical tasks: What is a staff inspections what critical tasks should be inspected and what frequency who should conduct these overviews biopsy of typical inspections.

Pending challenges for police agencies: External review or oversight what is it and what it isn't what causes communities to react forms of external review the future of police external review overview of the U.S. Department of Justice and other agreements with local agencies.

Use of force field investigations: Reporting use of force incidents, making them professional and scientific issues regarding the graphic matrix models why and how a use of force report can help your agency a realistic field supervisory investigation role of IA in the use of force reporting system.

Pro-active administrative enforcement of misconduct: What it is and how to do it you may be doing it and just don't know it.

Emergency provisions: Issues which might give rise to the necessity for using these provisions essential supervisory tools you need to have in place dealing with intoxicated employees viable options your agency should have available special considerations when using psychological services.
Seminar Title

Emerging Legal Trends Tactical, SWAT & Emergency Response Operations

Dates of Events

02/05/2019 through 02/07/2019

Last Updated: 03/01/2019
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas , NV 89101
Hotel: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Course Registration Fee: $375
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
One of the most critical tasks in law enforcement involves the use of tactical officers to accomplish high risk operations. While the success of these operations requires extensive training and proper equipment; success also requires sound decision making from the moment the decision is made to utilize a tactical response to a police event. The decision itself may even be scrutinized with twenty-twenty hindsight.

Over the last decade, tactical operations have come under the scrutiny of the courts. The scrutiny is largely the results of lawsuits filed against agencies and officers following a tactical operations. Much of the developing law can be found in reported decisions of the federal courts. The course utilizes the case-study approach in order to identify the important policy and practice considerations that will assist tactical commanders; supervisors and officers make legally defensible decisions without compromising operations during tactical events.

The program takes a three-tier approach. First, participants will be presented with the legal cases that impact tactical operations and ultimately, liability. Second, participants will be presented with policy issues that may be considered for implementation. Finally, the training turns toward the practical implementation of the legal and policy issues in a manner that does not compromise tactical operations or officer safety.

The course is unique in the fact that it takes a practical approach to legal principles impacting tactical operations and provides a road map to an operational implementation of the legal principles without hindering operations or compromising officer safety.

Upon Completion: Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: Liability in Law Enforcement Operations: This session focuses on civil liability for individual officers in the various law enforcement tasks. Using the task oriented approach; the session will be limited to those areas that are also applicable to the tactical officer.

Agency Liability: This session reviews the law with respect to agency liability. Students will be presented with the law relating to civil rights claims brought against an agency as the result of an officer’s conduct.

Training: This session examines the law relating to an agency’s failure to train officers for recurring (foreseeable) police tasks.

Liability in Tactical Operations: This session utilizes the principles from the previous sessions in reviewing cases with direct application to tactical operations.

Selection and Training: Case review with respect to how selection of candidates for specialized tactical units may impact liability as a result of operations. The session will incorporate the legal implications of entry-level and on-going training for specialized operations.
Seminar Title

Jail/Correction Liability & Risk Management Loss Control Conference

Dates of Events

02/04/2019 through 02/06/2019

Last Updated: 02/25/2019
Instructor(s): Multiple Instructors
Location: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas , NV 89101
Hotel: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Course Registration Fee: $375
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Jail/Correction Conference Risk Management, Liability and Loss Control
“Why Are We Getting Sued”
 
 What are the liabilities?” Why we are losing law suits?
•  Snohomish County settles jail death lawsuit for $2.4 million.
•  Former Allegheny County jail inmate settles lawsuit over loss of a baby.
•  Sandra Bland’s family settle case for $1.9M; agreement includes policy changes for Texas jail.
• County settles jail meth death for $2.3 million.
• Pennsylvania
A federal jury hit a prison health care provider and associated medical staff with a combined $11.9 million verdict after they were found to have not properly addressed the psychiatric needs of an inmate who killed himself. The verdict broke down into roughly $1 million for deliberate indifference and $2.8 million for medical negligence against all defendants. The verdict also issued $8 million in punitive damages directed solely by medical provider.
 
Overview of Jail Liability
While Jail/Correction officers may believe that they will be exposed to liability for all of their actions, both proper and improper, the fact of the matter is that most courts have avoided second guessing police actions and have only sanctioned the most egregious conduct. There are various levels of liability that may exist when a jailers actions are deemed improper.
 
Civil Actions
Intentional Torts: The Plaintiff must suffer as a result of the breach of duty.
 
Federal Lawsuits
When a federal lawsuit is filed under §1983 for violations of federal rights there is no vicarious or respondent superior liability. In such a case, in order to get the agency on the hook as a defendant, the plaintiff has to prove that the agency did something wrong that led the officer to act in the manner that he or she did.
Violations of Civil Rights—42 U.S.C. sec. 1983. This type of lawsuit is the type that most jails often face.
 
Pattern and Practice Lawsuit
Under USC §14141 it is unlawful for a Jail/Correction agency to allow its members to participate in a pattern and practice of violating civil rights.
 
Understanding Judgment and Qualified Immunity in the Defense
of Jail/Correction Officers
 
Summary Judgment: Even if the person bringing the lawsuit story is taken as true there was no violation of the Constitution.
 
Qualified Immunity: Even if the person bringing the lawsuit story is taken as true and there was a violation of the Constitution, the law was not clearly established at the time the jail officer acted.
Seminar Title

Emerging Trends and Best Practices for Jails

Dates of Events

10/29/2018 through 10/29/2018

Last Updated: 10/08/2018
Instructor(s):
Location: The Galaxy Restaurant - 201 Park Center Dr, Wadsworth, OH 44281
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 3073 Eastpointe Drive, Medina, OH 44256
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Title

Emerging Trends and Best Practices for Jails

Dates of Events

10/30/2018 through 10/30/2018

Last Updated: 10/08/2018
Instructor(s):
Location: FOP Hall - 750 West Robb Avenue, Lima, OH 45801
Hotel: Hampton Inn Lima - 1933 Roschman Avenue, Lima, OH 45804
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Title

Emerging Trends and Best Practices for Jails

Dates of Events

10/31/2018 through 10/31/2018

Last Updated: 10/08/2018
Instructor(s):
Location: Musk County Conference and Welcome Center - 205 N Fifth Street, Zanesville, OH 43701
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 1009 Spring Street, Zanesville, OH 43701
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Title

Emerging Trends and Best Practices for Jails

Dates of Events

11/01/2018 through 11/01/2018

Last Updated: 10/08/2018
Instructor(s):
Location: Holiday Inn Roberts Center - 123 Gano Road , Wilmington, OH 45177
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites - 201 Holiday Drive, Wilmington, OH 45177
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Title

Internal Affairs, Citizen Complaints and Officer Discipline

Dates of Events

01/22/2019 through 01/24/2019

Last Updated: 02/12/2019
Instructor(s): Lou Reiter
Location: Charles V. England Training Center (CVE) - 310 College Street, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Hotel: LaQuinta Inn & Suites - Grand Prairie North - 380 E. Palace Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Course Registration Fee: $350
Instructor Bio
Lou Reiter currently is a police consultant. He offers three (3) separate professional services to the law enforcement community. He provides training to police groups in the high liability areas of use of force, emergency vehicle operations, high risk operations, investigations of citizen complaints, Internal Affairs procedures, investigation of critical incidents, and liability management. He will normally conduct 15-20 of these programs ranging from 2 hours to 5 days in length. The primary seminars are a 2-1/2 day program on Internal Affairs and Police Discipline and a 5 day program on investigation of police use of force incidents.

Each year, Lou also conducts an average of 5-10 agency management audits and liability assessments. These have been for state, county and municipal police operations. The size of these agencies has been from 3 persons to 39,000 employees. These audits allow him to be in police cars up to 100 hours each year. He has been a consultant on 8 U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, investigations of agencies involving patterns and practices of Constitutional violations. He was selected as a Federal Court monitor for the Consent Decree of Colln v. Ventura County Sheriff's Department, CA.

Lou provides litigation consultation to attorney firms involved in police civil actions. Since 1983, Lou has been retained in over 1100 such cases in nearly every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This has been on both sides of the table with approximately 60 percent being for plaintiffs.

Lou Reiter was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1961 to 1981. During that tenure he had 22 different assignments and rose through to ranks to retire as Deputy Chief of Police. About 70 percent of his time was spent in uniformed operations while the bulk of the remainder was in Internal Affairs, use of force review, training and personnel administration.

Lou has been published throughout his professional career. He was one of the principle researchers and authors of the 1973 Police Task Force Reportof the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Standards and Goals, where he authored the chapters on Internal Discipline, Training and Management-Employee Relations. Reiter has recently authored the 3rd Edition Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations guide: A Manual for Citizen Complaints, Administrative Investigations and Internal Affairs which will be provided to seminar participants.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Introduction: The current state of misconduct potential in law enforcement around the country elements of a reasonable Internal Affairs or Professional Standards complaints about police misconduct systems.

Foundation for the system: Importance of firm definitions of what constitutes a complaint and what is of Conduct Unbecoming allegations.

Gateway to the system: Issues of complaint complaints of public perceived hindrances, hurdles and forms of complaint forms and public successful techniques for complaint a viable option for our most common type of complaint.

Administrative issues: Maintenance of of purging of confidentiality of issues of dealing with investigations when there is a real potential of criminal conduct.

Investigative control measures: Standards of care critical points which affect investigations when to call in another agency importance of planning your investigation evaluating the complaint organizing your investigation why you may need to learn current standards use of a standard case folder system supervisory control methods administrative searches chemical testing use of polygraph and other tools.

Administrative interviews: Steps before you interview anyone the necessity to do detailed planning before you actissues of recording the interview general interview techniques handling common problems dealing with the accused employee living successfully under an Officers Bill of Rights understanding and working within Garrity and compelled statements successful interviews in the presence of victim and employee representatives.

Code of Silence: Is it real and should we acknowledge it consequences of the Code dealing with it in a reasonable manner.

Adjudication and Discipline: Administrative insight as a foundation for you decisions should we publish our outcomes?...Creating reasonable and defensible employee discipline formalize the burden of proof your agency will use where discipline charges can come from what the pre-disciplinary hearing is and isn't most common defenses to employee discipline how to handle resignations and retirements in lieu of discipline the discipline matrix developing last chance agreements.

What are these cases and what affect they have on agency operations new directions in investigative practices and relationships with prosecutors protecting yourself and agency from liability issues of truthfulness and continued employment investigative approaches.

Why such a system is important precursors which should alert supervisors to potential problem employees minimal criteria for such a system examples of up and running systems benefits and detriments of an early warning system.

Employee involved domestic misconduct: The significant difference between criminal and administrative violations the need for an administrative policy more expansive than criminal sanctions agency response to the domestic incident supervisory support tools for our employees further employment actions.

Sexual misconduct: Current state of the problem in law enforcement essential policies to have in place specific investigative techniques and tools essential tools for field supervision and control.

Fraternization and nepotism: What are these issues and what is the potential affect within an agency necessity for the development of a realistic policy to cover common operational and morale issues.

Social media issues with police employees: Nature of the current problem need for a written policy what are reasonable forms of oversight and sanctions.

Staff inspections of critical tasks: What is a staff inspections what critical tasks should be inspected and what frequency who should conduct these overviews biopsy of typical inspections.

Pending challenges for police agencies: External review or oversight what is it and what it isn't what causes communities to react forms of external review the future of police external review overview of the U.S. Department of Justice and other agreements with local agencies.

Use of force field investigations: Reporting use of force incidents, making them professional and scientific issues regarding the graphic matrix models why and how a use of force report can help your agency a realistic field supervisory investigation role of IA in the use of force reporting system.

Pro-active administrative enforcement of misconduct: What it is and how to do it you may be doing it and just don't know it.

Emergency provisions: Issues which might give rise to the necessity for using these provisions essential supervisory tools you need to have in place dealing with intoxicated employees viable options your agency should have available special considerations when using psychological services.
Seminar Title

Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for Tactical, SWAT & Emergency Response Operations

Dates of Events

05/08/2019 through 05/10/2019

Last Updated: 05/21/2019
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village - 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33914
Hotel: Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village - 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral , FL 33914
Course Registration Fee: $375
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
One of the most critical tasks in law enforcement involves the use of tactical officers to accomplish high risk operations. While the success of these operations requires extensive training and proper equipment; success also requires sound decision making from the moment the decision is made to utilize a tactical response to a police event. The decision itself may even be scrutinized with twenty-twenty hindsight.

Over the last decade, tactical operations have come under the scrutiny of the courts. The scrutiny is largely the results of lawsuits filed against agencies and officers following a tactical operations. Much of the developing law can be found in reported decisions of the federal courts. The course utilizes the case-study approach in order to identify the important policy and practice considerations that will assist tactical commanders; supervisors and officers make legally defensible decisions without compromising operations during tactical events.

The program takes a three-tier approach. First, participants will be presented with the legal cases that impact tactical operations and ultimately, liability. Second, participants will be presented with policy issues that may be considered for implementation. Finally, the training turns toward the practical implementation of the legal and policy issues in a manner that does not compromise tactical operations or officer safety.

The course is unique in the fact that it takes a practical approach to legal principles impacting tactical operations and provides a road map to an operational implementation of the legal principles without hindering operations or compromising officer safety.

Upon Completion: Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: Liability in Law Enforcement Operations: This session focuses on civil liability for individual officers in the various law enforcement tasks. Using the task oriented approach; the session will be limited to those areas that are also applicable to the tactical officer.

Agency Liability: This session reviews the law with respect to agency liability. Students will be presented with the law relating to civil rights claims brought against an agency as the result of an officer’s conduct.

Training: This session examines the law relating to an agency’s failure to train officers for recurring (foreseeable) police tasks.

Liability in Tactical Operations: This session utilizes the principles from the previous sessions in reviewing cases with direct application to tactical operations.

Selection and Training: Case review with respect to how selection of candidates for specialized tactical units may impact liability as a result of operations. The session will incorporate the legal implications of entry-level and on-going training for specialized operations.
Seminar Title

Law Enforcement Litigation, Loss Control and Risk Management

Dates of Events

05/14/2019 through 05/16/2019

Last Updated: 05/29/2019
Instructor(s): Multiple Instructors
Location: Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village - 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33914
Hotel: Westin Cape Coral at Marina Village - 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral , FL 33914
Course Registration Fee: $395
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Agenda
Law Enforcement Litigation, Loss Control
and Risk Management Conference
“Why Are We Getting Sued”

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Jack Ryan, Attorney
Law Enforcement Litigation and Legal Trends:
What’s New, What Changed, What’s The Law
Enforcement Impact


Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, receiving his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Suffolk University Law School. Jack has 20 years police experience as a Captain. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He is the Co-Director of the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute and has conducted agency audits for that entity, several involving issues of administrative investigations. Jack regularly conducts training seminars for LLRMI in a variety of subjects including Use of Force, Internal Affairs and Legal Issues. Jack has written two books for use by Rhode Island Law Enforcement Officers, Rhode Island Law Enforcement Officers Guide to Criminal Procedure and Rhode Island Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights, a Practical Guide to the Law of Investigations and Hearings. Jack has written extensively on the legal issues surrounding the Internal Affairs process. Jack Ryan also writes a field guide for law enforcement officers nationally titled: Case Law for Critical Tasks in Law Enforcement, A Legal Guide for Officers and Supervisors, which is updated annually at the end of each United States Supreme Court Term. Jack also authors and edits the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute’s bi-monthly publications providing legal and liability updates to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Brian Devlin and Kim Gaston
• Badge of Health
• Reducing Liability and Enhancing Officer Health
• Influencing Liability

Brian Devlin, Vice President of IMPG Risk Management Services. After graduating with degrees in Physiology and Physiotherapy, Brian worked in physical therapy and specialized in industrial medicine and workers’ compensation rehab. For five years, he provided therapy and rehab service for global large equipment manufacturer and eventually a large Chicago area hospital’s industrial medicine program. Brian designed safety and health programs for Police and Fire operations for injury prevention. Currently, Brian is Vice President of Risk Management Services and designs and coordinates the risk management activities for a large Illinois pubic entity pool with roughly 300 members of local government (municipality and county). These services include controls and material resource for injury prevention, insurance management and entity/agency liability.

3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Michael Fann and George Dalton
• Toxic Internal Liabilities

Michael Fann has more than 30 years’ experience in providing Risk Management Consulting and Training for Local Governments, School Systems, Universities, State Governments and Associations. He is an award-winning author and speaker, working with clients and audiences across the united states. He serves full time as a Risk Control Resource for more than 500 entities participating in Tennessee’s Risk Management Pool.

George Dalton is a member of the Loss Control Staff since September, 1988. Dalton has served as a Risk Management Resource for the Municipalities, Schools, Utilities, Housing Authorities, Human Resource Agencies and other Governmental Entities throughout Tennessee. Dalton provides Risk Identification Surveys for Safety & Liability Exposures and frequently conducts Safety and Liability Loss Control training classes for Pool participants.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

8:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m. David MacMain
Defending Law Enforcement Litigation
• What’s Different Today
• When to Hold’em and When to “Write the Check”

David MacMain is the Managing Partner of The MacMain Law Group, LLC located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. David is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, has been named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” multiple times in the field of Civil Rights, is rated “AV” Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion in the Best Attorney’s of America. After college, David served as a Pennsylvania State Trooper stationed at the Avondale, Chester County Barracks where he engaged in all aspects of police work in the twenty-seven (27) municipalities that the Avondale station covered, before attending Temple University of Law, where he graduated cum laude.

11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)


12:30 p.m.— 4:00 p.m. Lou Reiter
• “Window to Law Enforcement Liability and Litigation”
• “Predicting Agency and Officer Involved in Litigation”

Lou Reiter is been a National Trainer and Co-Director of the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute. He has presented training on Internal Affairs issues for the past 25 years. Lou regularly conducts police agency audits and has been the consultant on investigations involving 8 cities and the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He has been a police practices expert in over 1000 civil cases appearing both plaintiffs and defendants. He authored the “Third Edition of Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations in 2006.” Lou retired from the L.A.P.D. as a Deputy Chief of Police after 20 years of service.

Thursday, May 16, 2019


8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m. Stephen Campbell
• Real Nuts and Bolts of Police Litigation
• “Are They Really Doing What They Say They’re Doing”

Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence, Rhode Island Police Department in 1982 and retired at the rank of Major. Steve is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.


10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Timothy Longo, Sr.
• Shaping the Future of Police Liability and Litigation

Timothy Longo, Sr. recently retired as Chief of Police of the city of Charlottesville. He previously served 19 years with the Baltimore Police Department, where he rose to the rank of Colonel, serving as Chief of Technical Services, Chief of Staff to the Police Commissioner, Southeastern District Commander and Director of the Emergency Communications Center. He worked in patrol and commanded the Special Investigations Section within the Internal Investigations Division. Tim has been a recipient of the Police Commissioner’s Award of Excellence and the Webber Seavey Award. He is a graduate of Towson Uni
versity and the University of Baltimore, School of Law. He currently serves as a police practices expert in both criminal matters and Section 1983 claims, and assists in the monitoring of two consent decrees; United States of America v. City of Cleveland and United States of America v. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Depart

Seminar Title

Enhancing Jail/Correction Operations and Jail Officer Performance

Dates of Events

05/16/2019 through 05/17/2019

Last Updated: 05/20/2019
Instructor(s): Jeffrey Carter
Location: Tarrant County Sheriff's Academy - 1500 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 6555 Park Brook, Forest Hill, TX 76140
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Critical Task in Jail/Correction Operations and Reducing Liability
Why are we getting sued?
 
Course Overview:
 
Intoxication and Withdrawal in the Jail Environment
The number of inmates coming into our facilities today with substance abuse issues is alarming. Unfortunately, in many instances, we are the first line of defense in determining whether these individuals are assessed, and proper care is provided. It’s critical that our staff are trained in recognizing the signs and symptoms of both intoxication and withdrawal so prompt intervention can be requested. This class will provide basic correctional level training in identifying behaviors prompting staff to make medical and/or mental health referrals if needed.
 
Medical Best Practices
Another major area of litigation for corrections is “Medical Negligence”. This class will cover “Best Practices” in addressing inmate medical issues beginning at intake and ending as the inmate is walking out the door. We will discuss proper medical screening at intake, adequately addressing medical request during incarceration, sound methods for dispensing medication, as well as, protocols for a successful sick-call mechanism.

Cell Searches, Shakedowns and Body Scanners
Jail Safety and Security is the top priority for every agency in order to provide a safe working environment for staff, and safe living environment for Offenders. Keeping contraband out of our facilities is just one of the tactics we use to accomplish that task.
Contraband enters a correctional facility in various ways. This training will cover areas such as;
Cell Searches & Shakedowns, Pat frisk & Strip Searches, Mail Procedures, Perimeter Checks, Vehicle Searches, and ends with Documenting and sound Policy recommendations to further prepare staff to combat the never-ending mission of limiting contraband within our facilities.
 
Use of Force- Response to Inmate Aggression
As Corrections Officers we face many challenges in dealing with the inmate population. Use of Force is utilized in our nations prisons and jails each day. It is our responsibility from the top down to insure the force we use is consistent with not only our own policies but current case law as well.  This class will cover why Use of Force is one of the top two reasons Jails and Prisons face lawsuits around the nation and "Best Practices" we can train and implement to be successful defending these legal challenges.
 
Restraints for The Front-Line Officer
The use of restraints in corrections is a frequent job-related task performed by officers since such tasks are used for prisoner transports, medical intervention, controlling combative prisoners, protecting prisoner and correctional personnel, and preventing escapes. We will discuss the different type of restraints common to most facilities and review “Best Practices”, based on manufacturer recommendations and proven techniques to insure they are applied properly.

Mental Health & Suicide Awareness

Reality is, the mental health care safety net has become one of incarceration. From coast to coast our jails/prisons have become the mental health hospitals in most of our communities. In this training we will review the common mental health issues diagnosed in our inmate population, as well as, those that come through our doors facing self harm ideation's, including suicide. This class will cover recommended approaches in dealing with these special populations
 
Investigating In-Custody Deaths for Staff
An Inmate death can result in civil and criminal liabilities for both the agency as well as the Jail officer(s). In many instances fault does not lie with the agency, but an inept administrative investigation that does little in proving that. This class will cover “best practices” in conducting these investigations, which will not only assist in pointing out where the concerning issues lie, in preventing future in-custody deaths, but prepare you to defend the current one.
 
Legal Updates & Best Practices for Corrections Officers
Jail Officers have different concerns for personal liability than an officer who’s working patrol.  The subjects are already in custody, so the potential legal issues of probable cause and search warrants, aren’t at the forefront of your concerns with daily interactions with inmates. We will discuss the current parameters established by the courts when dealing with: Use of Force, Medical Care, Strip Searches, Suicides and the dreaded Grievance Mechanism. This class will offer recommendations on defending litigation “when” not “if” they knock on our door.
 
PREA Law and Transgender Inmates
In a country that incarcerates more of its people than any other in the world, transgender people are more likely to be stopped and questioned by police, engage in survival crimes such as sex work, end up behind bars, and more likely to face abuse behind bars. This training will begin with an overview of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), then proceed into providing corrections practitioners an insight on properly dealing with the issues we face in providing a safe and secure environment for transgender inmates, while satisfying the requirements brought forth with PREA.
 

 
 
 
 

Seminar Title

"Criminal Investigations" Meeting the Challenges for Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Dates of Events

05/28/2019 through 05/29/2019

Last Updated: 06/06/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Tarrant County Sheriff's Academy - 1500 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 6555 Park Brook, Forest Hill, TX 76140
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Criminal Investigations
Meeting the Investigative Challenge For
Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Course Objectives:

This 2-day training will provide the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures when conducting criminal investigations. no matter the type of crime under investigation. Criminal investigations regardless of the investigation you are conducting require the same fundamentals. Applying determination, sound investigative practices, tactics, techniques and procedures will enhance the investigator’s ability to collect evidence in such a way as to ensure its admissibility in future criminal proceedings.

The strongest cases are those built with circumstantial crime scene evidence, eyewitness identifications and statements of admission from defendants. This training will provide the criminal investigator with the understanding and insight into all three.

In any investigation the lead investigator will be charged with the responsibility of the investigation and will ultimately be held accountable for the integrity and success of the completed investigation. Participants will be made aware of the proper methods of ensuring that the scene is properly processed and documented. This documentation includes written reports, photographs, measurements, sketch, and area canvass. Crime scene searches and seizures, the 4th Amendment and related case law will be discussed.
Eyewitness identifications play an important role in our criminal justice system; both by helping officers identify suspects during an investigation and by helping juries determine guilt at trial. It is therefore crucial that the procedures law enforcement officers follow in conducting those identifications ensure the accuracy and reliability of evidence elicited from eyewitnesses. Proper policy and procedures and best practices will be discussed

Distinguishing homicide from other unusual deaths: Police officers are called to investigate approximately 17,000 homicides a year. They are called to twice as many suicides each year. In many cases it may be required that investigators treat a death as a homicide until it has been ruled by a medical examiner or coroner to have been caused by something else. While law enforcement investigators are not expected to develop the same expertise as a pathologist performing an autopsy, it is critical that investigators be able to identify evidence at the scene and later at autopsy which would be an indicator as to the cause, manner and mechanism of death.

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides, among other things, that no person “…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself…” Thus, the police cannot compel a suspect to give testimonial evidence, which is incriminating, against him or herself. Interviews and interrogations are critical to establishing why a crime was committed and learning firsthand the details. Attendees will be provided an understanding of Interrogation techniques the Fifth and Sixth Amendments and related case law.
 
 
 
Seminar Title

Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for Tactical, SWAT & Emergency Response Operations

Dates of Events

07/01/2019 through 07/03/2019

Last Updated: 07/18/2019
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Tarrant County Sheriff's Academy - 1500 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 6555 Park Brook, Forest Hill, TX 76140
Course Registration Fee: $350
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
One of the most critical tasks in law enforcement involves the use of tactical officers to accomplish high risk operations. While the success of these operations requires extensive training and proper equipment; success also requires sound decision making from the moment the decision is made to utilize a tactical response to a police event. The decision itself may even be scrutinized with twenty-twenty hindsight.

Over the last decade, tactical operations have come under the scrutiny of the courts. The scrutiny is largely the results of lawsuits filed against agencies and officers following a tactical operations. Much of the developing law can be found in reported decisions of the federal courts. The course utilizes the case-study approach in order to identify the important policy and practice considerations that will assist tactical commanders; supervisors and officers make legally defensible decisions without compromising operations during tactical events.

The program takes a three-tier approach. First, participants will be presented with the legal cases that impact tactical operations and ultimately, liability. Second, participants will be presented with policy issues that may be considered for implementation. Finally, the training turns toward the practical implementation of the legal and policy issues in a manner that does not compromise tactical operations or officer safety.

The course is unique in the fact that it takes a practical approach to legal principles impacting tactical operations and provides a road map to an operational implementation of the legal principles without hindering operations or compromising officer safety.

Upon Completion: Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: Liability in Law Enforcement Operations: This session focuses on civil liability for individual officers in the various law enforcement tasks. Using the task oriented approach; the session will be limited to those areas that are also applicable to the tactical officer.

Agency Liability: This session reviews the law with respect to agency liability. Students will be presented with the law relating to civil rights claims brought against an agency as the result of an officer’s conduct.

Training: This session examines the law relating to an agency’s failure to train officers for recurring (foreseeable) police tasks.

Liability in Tactical Operations: This session utilizes the principles from the previous sessions in reviewing cases with direct application to tactical operations.

Selection and Training: Case review with respect to how selection of candidates for specialized tactical units may impact liability as a result of operations. The session will incorporate the legal implications of entry-level and on-going training for specialized operations.
Seminar Title

"Criminal Investigations" Meeting the Challenges for Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Dates of Events

05/07/2019 through 05/08/2019

Last Updated: 05/22/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Alexandria Police Department - 1000 Bolton Avenue, Alexandria, LA 71301
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott - 3830 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Criminal Investigations
Meeting the Investigative Challenge For
Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Course Objectives:

This 2-day training will provide the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures when conducting criminal investigations. no matter the type of crime under investigation. Criminal investigations regardless of the investigation you are conducting require the same fundamentals. Applying determination, sound investigative practices, tactics, techniques and procedures will enhance the investigator’s ability to collect evidence in such a way as to ensure its admissibility in future criminal proceedings.

The strongest cases are those built with circumstantial crime scene evidence, eyewitness identifications and statements of admission from defendants. This training will provide the criminal investigator with the understanding and insight into all three.

In any investigation the lead investigator will be charged with the responsibility of the investigation and will ultimately be held accountable for the integrity and success of the completed investigation. Participants will be made aware of the proper methods of ensuring that the scene is properly processed and documented. This documentation includes written reports, photographs, measurements, sketch, and area canvass. Crime scene searches and seizures, the 4th Amendment and related case law will be discussed.
Eyewitness identifications play an important role in our criminal justice system; both by helping officers identify suspects during an investigation and by helping juries determine guilt at trial. It is therefore crucial that the procedures law enforcement officers follow in conducting those identifications ensure the accuracy and reliability of evidence elicited from eyewitnesses. Proper policy and procedures and best practices will be discussed

Distinguishing homicide from other unusual deaths: Police officers are called to investigate approximately 17,000 homicides a year. They are called to twice as many suicides each year. In many cases it may be required that investigators treat a death as a homicide until it has been ruled by a medical examiner or coroner to have been caused by something else. While law enforcement investigators are not expected to develop the same expertise as a pathologist performing an autopsy, it is critical that investigators be able to identify evidence at the scene and later at autopsy which would be an indicator as to the cause, manner and mechanism of death.

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides, among other things, that no person “…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself…” Thus, the police cannot compel a suspect to give testimonial evidence, which is incriminating, against him or herself. Interviews and interrogations are critical to establishing why a crime was committed and learning firsthand the details. Attendees will be provided an understanding of Interrogation techniques the Fifth and Sixth Amendments and related case law.
 
 
 
Seminar Title

Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for Tactical, SWAT & Emergency Response Operations

Dates of Events

07/23/2019 through 07/25/2019

Last Updated: 08/01/2019
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Williamson County Public Safety Center - 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin, TN 37064
Hotel: Drury Plaza Hotel/Nashville Franklin - 1874 West McEwen Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Course Registration Fee: $325
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
One of the most critical tasks in law enforcement involves the use of tactical officers to accomplish high risk operations. While the success of these operations requires extensive training and proper equipment; success also requires sound decision making from the moment the decision is made to utilize a tactical response to a police event. The decision itself may even be scrutinized with twenty-twenty hindsight.

Over the last decade, tactical operations have come under the scrutiny of the courts. The scrutiny is largely the results of lawsuits filed against agencies and officers following a tactical operations. Much of the developing law can be found in reported decisions of the federal courts. The course utilizes the case-study approach in order to identify the important policy and practice considerations that will assist tactical commanders; supervisors and officers make legally defensible decisions without compromising operations during tactical events.

The program takes a three-tier approach. First, participants will be presented with the legal cases that impact tactical operations and ultimately, liability. Second, participants will be presented with policy issues that may be considered for implementation. Finally, the training turns toward the practical implementation of the legal and policy issues in a manner that does not compromise tactical operations or officer safety.

The course is unique in the fact that it takes a practical approach to legal principles impacting tactical operations and provides a road map to an operational implementation of the legal principles without hindering operations or compromising officer safety.

Upon Completion: Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: Liability in Law Enforcement Operations: This session focuses on civil liability for individual officers in the various law enforcement tasks. Using the task oriented approach; the session will be limited to those areas that are also applicable to the tactical officer.

Agency Liability: This session reviews the law with respect to agency liability. Students will be presented with the law relating to civil rights claims brought against an agency as the result of an officer’s conduct.

Training: This session examines the law relating to an agency’s failure to train officers for recurring (foreseeable) police tasks.

Liability in Tactical Operations: This session utilizes the principles from the previous sessions in reviewing cases with direct application to tactical operations.

Selection and Training: Case review with respect to how selection of candidates for specialized tactical units may impact liability as a result of operations. The session will incorporate the legal implications of entry-level and on-going training for specialized operations.
Seminar Title

Preparing for Law Enforcement Leadership and Promotion

Dates of Events

05/06/2019 through 05/06/2019

Last Updated: 05/01/2019
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: Alexandria Police Department - 1000 Bolton Avenue, Alexandria, LA 71301
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott - 3830 Alexandria Mall Drive, Alexandria, LA 71301
Course Registration Fee: $95
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Preparing for Law
Enforcement Leadership
and Promotion

 
Preparing for Law Enforcement Leadership and Promotion will look at key principles all leaders should strive for as they prepare for promotion and leadership in a law enforcement organization. This presentation will focus primarily on individuals preparing for promotion and individual leaders addressing their motivation for achieving and maintaining a high level of professionalism and leadership skills utilizing ethical decision-making.
 
Course Objectives:
 
·  Why Do We Care? - In challenging law enforcement times, why do we care about promotion and stepping into the spotlight even more? A look into the decision to promote and a discussion on success, professionalism and personal motivation is examined.
 
Students will determine their Desires v. Abilities, Strengths v. Weakness and the differences and what will make the most impact!
 
· Leadership Defined - This session will cover the definition of leadership, it’s role in a law enforcement organization and a self-assessment of the personal strengths and weakness each of us possess.
 
· Qualities of Great Leaders - By examining and studying great leaders the overriding qualities and characteristics they exhibit will be reviewed in order to assist the student in developing the habits necessary to evolve and prepare for promotion and leadership.
 
Students will gain valuable understanding of leadership by examining their leadership style and looking at leadership characteristics in detail to implement in their daily lives. Topics covered will include: goals, responsibility, work ethic, principle, self- discipline, cooperation, improvement, sacrifice, listening skills, competition, honesty, excellence, attitude, morale and legacy.
 
· Self-Discipline - This session will cover how to prepare for and minimize disruptions in the quest to promote and lead, examining the actions that will cultivate the qualities to lead to success.
 
Everyone wants to be a winner, but winning takes practice, practice, practice. This block of instruction will give the daily workout plan to be a winning self-disciplined leader.

 

 
Seminar Title

"Criminal Investigations" Meeting the Challenges for Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Dates of Events

04/09/2019 through 04/10/2019

Last Updated: 04/24/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Williamson County Public Safety Center - 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin, TN 37064
Hotel: Drury Plaza Hotel/Nashville Franklin - 1874 West McEwen Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Criminal Investigations
Meeting the Investigative Challenge For
Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Course Objectives:

This 2-day training will provide the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures when conducting criminal investigations. no matter the type of crime under investigation. Criminal investigations regardless of the investigation you are conducting require the same fundamentals. Applying determination, sound investigative practices, tactics, techniques and procedures will enhance the investigator’s ability to collect evidence in such a way as to ensure its admissibility in future criminal proceedings.

The strongest cases are those built with circumstantial crime scene evidence, eyewitness identifications and statements of admission from defendants. This training will provide the criminal investigator with the understanding and insight into all three.

In any investigation the lead investigator will be charged with the responsibility of the investigation and will ultimately be held accountable for the integrity and success of the completed investigation. Participants will be made aware of the proper methods of ensuring that the scene is properly processed and documented. This documentation includes written reports, photographs, measurements, sketch, and area canvass. Crime scene searches and seizures, the 4th Amendment and related case law will be discussed.
Eyewitness identifications play an important role in our criminal justice system; both by helping officers identify suspects during an investigation and by helping juries determine guilt at trial. It is therefore crucial that the procedures law enforcement officers follow in conducting those identifications ensure the accuracy and reliability of evidence elicited from eyewitnesses. Proper policy and procedures and best practices will be discussed

Distinguishing homicide from other unusual deaths: Police officers are called to investigate approximately 17,000 homicides a year. They are called to twice as many suicides each year. In many cases it may be required that investigators treat a death as a homicide until it has been ruled by a medical examiner or coroner to have been caused by something else. While law enforcement investigators are not expected to develop the same expertise as a pathologist performing an autopsy, it is critical that investigators be able to identify evidence at the scene and later at autopsy which would be an indicator as to the cause, manner and mechanism of death.

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides, among other things, that no person “…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself…” Thus, the police cannot compel a suspect to give testimonial evidence, which is incriminating, against him or herself. Interviews and interrogations are critical to establishing why a crime was committed and learning firsthand the details. Attendees will be provided an understanding of Interrogation techniques the Fifth and Sixth Amendments and related case law.
 
 
 
Seminar Title

Analyzing Written Statements

Dates of Events

04/29/2019 through 04/30/2019

Last Updated: 04/24/2019
Instructor(s): Mark A. Hall
Location: Williamson County Public Safety Center - 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin, TN 37064
Hotel: Drury Plaza Hotel/Nashville Franklin - 1874 West McEwen Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Course Registration Fee: $250
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Analyzing Written Statements
Enhancing Your Interview and Interrogation
 
Course Objectives:
 
This (16) hour school is for the criminal investigator who wishes to expand his/her techniques in the field of Interview and Interrogation. Each student will learn to take and analyze written statements for signs of veracity and deception. The student will then learn how to apply this technique to the traditional interview and interrogation. This is a hands-on class. The majority of the class will be spent analyzing written statements from criminal investigations. The following areas of analysis will be covered:
 
·  History & Theory
·  Miranda
·  Documentation of Statements
·  Balance of a Statement
·  Test of Veracity
·  Analysis of Nouns
·  Analysis of Pronouns
·  Analysis of Adjectives
·  Analysis of Adverbs
·  Analysis of Verbs
·  Unique Words and Phrases
·  Documentation of Interviews and Interrogations
 
Students are encouraged to bring statements from active or previous investigations for analysis
 
I. Miranda VI. Testing the Statement
a. Veracity
II.
 Analyzing Statements b. Balance
a. Definition c. Nouns
b. Origin d. Pronouns
e. Verbs
III.
 Contamination f. Adjectives
g. Adverbs
IV. Information Types h. Logic
a. Investigative
b. Subconscious VII. Scoring the Statement
c. Veracity
d. Deception VIII. Documentation of
Findings
V.
 Information Provided by the
Writer IX. Verbal Interviews
a. Complete Deception
b. Partial Truthfulness
c. Combination
d. Complete Deception

Seminar Title

Internal Affairs, Citizen Complaints and Officer Discipline

Dates of Events

04/23/2019 through 04/25/2019

Last Updated: 05/20/2019
Instructor(s): Lou Reiter
Location: Williamson County Public Safety Center - 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin, TN 37064
Hotel: Drury Plaza Hotel/Nashville Franklin - 1874 West McEwen Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Course Registration Fee: $300
Instructor Bio
Lou Reiter currently is a police consultant. He offers three (3) separate professional services to the law enforcement community. He provides training to police groups in the high liability areas of use of force, emergency vehicle operations, high risk operations, investigations of citizen complaints, Internal Affairs procedures, investigation of critical incidents, and liability management. He will normally conduct 15-20 of these programs ranging from 2 hours to 5 days in length. The primary seminars are a 2-1/2 day program on Internal Affairs and Police Discipline and a 5 day program on investigation of police use of force incidents.

Each year, Lou also conducts an average of 5-10 agency management audits and liability assessments. These have been for state, county and municipal police operations. The size of these agencies has been from 3 persons to 39,000 employees. These audits allow him to be in police cars up to 100 hours each year. He has been a consultant on 8 U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, investigations of agencies involving patterns and practices of Constitutional violations. He was selected as a Federal Court monitor for the Consent Decree of Colln v. Ventura County Sheriff's Department, CA.

Lou provides litigation consultation to attorney firms involved in police civil actions. Since 1983, Lou has been retained in over 1100 such cases in nearly every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This has been on both sides of the table with approximately 60 percent being for plaintiffs.

Lou Reiter was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1961 to 1981. During that tenure he had 22 different assignments and rose through to ranks to retire as Deputy Chief of Police. About 70 percent of his time was spent in uniformed operations while the bulk of the remainder was in Internal Affairs, use of force review, training and personnel administration.

Lou has been published throughout his professional career. He was one of the principle researchers and authors of the 1973 Police Task Force Reportof the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Standards and Goals, where he authored the chapters on Internal Discipline, Training and Management-Employee Relations. Reiter has recently authored the 3rd Edition Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations guide: A Manual for Citizen Complaints, Administrative Investigations and Internal Affairs which will be provided to seminar participants.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Introduction: The current state of misconduct potential in law enforcement around the country elements of a reasonable Internal Affairs or Professional Standards complaints about police misconduct systems.

Foundation for the system: Importance of firm definitions of what constitutes a complaint and what is of Conduct Unbecoming allegations.

Gateway to the system: Issues of complaint complaints of public perceived hindrances, hurdles and forms of complaint forms and public successful techniques for complaint a viable option for our most common type of complaint.

Administrative issues: Maintenance of of purging of confidentiality of issues of dealing with investigations when there is a real potential of criminal conduct.

Investigative control measures: Standards of care critical points which affect investigations when to call in another agency importance of planning your investigation evaluating the complaint organizing your investigation why you may need to learn current standards use of a standard case folder system supervisory control methods administrative searches chemical testing use of polygraph and other tools.

Administrative interviews: Steps before you interview anyone the necessity to do detailed planning before you actissues of recording the interview general interview techniques handling common problems dealing with the accused employee living successfully under an Officers Bill of Rights understanding and working within Garrity and compelled statements successful interviews in the presence of victim and employee representatives.

Code of Silence: Is it real and should we acknowledge it consequences of the Code dealing with it in a reasonable manner.

Adjudication and Discipline: Administrative insight as a foundation for you decisions should we publish our outcomes?...Creating reasonable and defensible employee discipline formalize the burden of proof your agency will use where discipline charges can come from what the pre-disciplinary hearing is and isn't most common defenses to employee discipline how to handle resignations and retirements in lieu of discipline the discipline matrix developing last chance agreements.

What are these cases and what affect they have on agency operations new directions in investigative practices and relationships with prosecutors protecting yourself and agency from liability issues of truthfulness and continued employment investigative approaches.

Why such a system is important precursors which should alert supervisors to potential problem employees minimal criteria for such a system examples of up and running systems benefits and detriments of an early warning system.

Employee involved domestic misconduct: The significant difference between criminal and administrative violations the need for an administrative policy more expansive than criminal sanctions agency response to the domestic incident supervisory support tools for our employees further employment actions.

Sexual misconduct: Current state of the problem in law enforcement essential policies to have in place specific investigative techniques and tools essential tools for field supervision and control.

Fraternization and nepotism: What are these issues and what is the potential affect within an agency necessity for the development of a realistic policy to cover common operational and morale issues.

Social media issues with police employees: Nature of the current problem need for a written policy what are reasonable forms of oversight and sanctions.

Staff inspections of critical tasks: What is a staff inspections what critical tasks should be inspected and what frequency who should conduct these overviews biopsy of typical inspections.

Pending challenges for police agencies: External review or oversight what is it and what it isn't what causes communities to react forms of external review the future of police external review overview of the U.S. Department of Justice and other agreements with local agencies.

Use of force field investigations: Reporting use of force incidents, making them professional and scientific issues regarding the graphic matrix models why and how a use of force report can help your agency a realistic field supervisory investigation role of IA in the use of force reporting system.

Pro-active administrative enforcement of misconduct: What it is and how to do it you may be doing it and just don't know it.

Emergency provisions: Issues which might give rise to the necessity for using these provisions essential supervisory tools you need to have in place dealing with intoxicated employees viable options your agency should have available special considerations when using psychological services.
Seminar Title

Officer Involved Shooting

Dates of Events

05/13/2019 through 05/15/2019

Last Updated: 05/21/2019
Instructor(s): David Rivers
Location: Tarrant County Sheriff's Academy - 1500 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 6555 Park Brook, Forest Hill, TX 76140
Course Registration Fee: $325
Instructor Bio
Instructor:
David W. Rivers, Sgt. (Retired)
Metro-Dade Police Department
Miami, Florida

David Rivers retired as a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Bureau of the Metro-Dade Police Department after 27 years of service. David was assigned to the Homicide Bureau for 20 of those 27 years, 4 years as a Detective and 16 years as a supervisor. In those capacities, he conducted and assisted in several hundred death investigations including homicides, suicides, non-vehicular accidental deaths and numerous officer involved shootings. On April 11, 1986 he was assigned as the supervisor of the F.B.I. Shooting in Miami which, to date, is still the largest shootout in the Bureau’s history. In 1988 he was assigned as the supervisor of the “Cold Case Squad” which was responsible for continuing investigation of information received on over 1,800 open homicides dating back to 1951. Additionally, he has consulted on cases in Canada, Holland, United Kingdom, as well as the United States. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.

David is a Charter Member and past member of the Board of Directors of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association. In 2012, he received an Excellence and Life Time Achievement Award from the I.H.I.A. for death investigation and training. Additionally, he is a member of several state homicide investigators associations. He is a current member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association. (I.L.E.E.T.A.), International Police Association (I.P.A.) Region 43, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (A.C.J.S.) and the Police Section of A.C.J.S. In April of 2010, he was certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science ® Institute Limited. He again attended the certification course in 2017 (as a refresher).

He is currently the President of Voice & Ink Enterprises, Inc., a Florida Corporation that specializes in law enforcement training and expert witness testimony. David has been teaching law enforcement officers since 1981 and is currently an instructor for the Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute. He has instructed law enforcement officers in 48 states and 3 foreign countries. He specializes in Homicide Investigations and Officer Involved Shootings.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Officer Involved Shooting
Use of Deadly Force Criminal Investigation
“How You Conduct the Investigation Matters”
 
Training Goals and Objectives:
 
There is arguably no single event that can traumatize a police agency more than a police officer involved shooting incident. The criticism and intense scrutiny generated by the media, community activists, the general public, and the criminal justice system itself, can be enormous. Civil judgments resulting from such cases can debilitate a police organization for years, have an adverse effect on employee moral, and hamper agency effectiveness through the erosion of public opinion. It is, therefore, imperative that every police department prepare in earnest for this inevitable eventuality. It is also essential that the investigator charged with the task of leading a police officer involved investigation become equally prepared.
 
The purpose of this course is to provide attendees with investigative knowledge that is applicable to all officers involved shooting incidents, regardless of the size of their department. Police officer involved shootings are vastly different from any other type of investigation. The stakes for the shooting officer and his department are so high that it is imperative that the investigation be conducted prescribed, impartial manner. This course will provide those in attendance with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to handle any deadly force incident.
 
Training Audience and Content:
 
This course is intended for those investigators who are specifically assigned to the criminal investigation of officer involved shootings and other in-custody deaths. It is also appropriated for those detectives or uniform personnel who may be required to assist in these types of investigations. Others who could benefit from the training includes: crime scene technicians, medical examiners/coroners investigators, supervisors, military investigators, criminal analysts, and prosecuting attorneys. This class, due to the sensitive nature of the subject material, attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel, or those directly involved in the criminal justice system.
 
Class Format:
 
This course is designed in 2½-day sessions. Instruction is provided through the use of Keynote and/or Power Point presentation that makes liberal use of authentic crime scene photographs. This, along with the instructor’s personal experiences, insures that the topics discussed are portrayed as realistically as possible. Handouts and videos are used as instructional aids.
 
Content of this course contains numerous death scene photographs that are highly graphic and intense. Due to the sensitive nature of this material, attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel, or those directly involved in the criminal justice system.

 
***12 High Risks Critical Tasks in Law Enforcement***
 
A) The Process of the Investigation
 
A) Investigation A - Z
 
A) Protected Health Information and Use of Force
 
B)
 What Supports the Investigations
 
B) Miranda
 
B) Off Duty v On Duty
B) The Police Culture and Emotional Survival
B) Shootings Involving Federal Agents
 
B) Documentation
 
B) Trending, and New
 
B) Cameras
B) Fatigue Threshold
B) The Officer as a Victim

B) Memory and Trauma
B) Interviewing Involved Officers
 
C) Procedural Issues That Guide the Investigation
C) Procedural Issues in Deadly Force
 
Analysis of the F.B.I. Shooting in Miami on April 11, 1986
 
 
What this class is and what this class isn’t:
 
This class will discuss subjects that are related and important to the investigation of Officer Involved Shootings.
 
It will
NOT be a “step by step how to investigate” class. Each department has different procedures and exists in different states, different counties, different cities and different judicial circuits. The class will cover: general principles and issues that occur in all OIS cases as well as Federal Court Decisions that govern what we can and should not do.
 
It is not a “crime scene” class or an “administrative” class but will concentrate on the aspects of the criminal investigation, with some consideration to the administrative and crime scene issues.
 
The subjects are divided into three sections:
 
(A) The process of the investigation itself
 
(B) What supports the investigation
 
(C) Procedural Issues that guide the investigation.
 

 
 
 

Seminar Title

Court Security: Response to Critical Incidents and Emergency Planning

Dates of Events

05/01/2019 through 05/03/2019

Last Updated: 05/08/2019
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: Williamson County Public Safety Center - 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin, TN 37064
Hotel: Drury Plaza Hotel/Nashville Franklin - 1874 West McEwen Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Course Registration Fee: $275
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Court Security
Critical Incident & Emergency
Planning For Courts

 
Government buildings continue to be a target, just turn on the news! With that being said, courthouses and courtrooms are especially vulnerable targets due to fact they are not only government facilities but also where our criminal justice system operates. With many potential targets utilizing the courthouse daily, including defendants, victims, family and domestic parties, judges and numerous county officials, disruptions are on the rise.
Courthouse/courtroom incidents range from minor disruptions such as picketing to physical assault and even murder. Regardless of your experience, there is no assurance that violence will not happen in your court. The question is not “if it will happen but when?”
Course Objectives:
Violent Court Incidents/Case Studies – By examining in detail past court incidents and case studies, students will be able to begin the process of accessing their own courtroom, courthouse, parking lots, grounds and current security systems and protocols.
Legal Issues of Courtroom/Courthouse Security – This session will cover case law in order to prepare each student with a working knowledge of what they “can” and “can’t” do legally.
Overview of Courtroom Security – This session will cover and discuss profiles of those involved in courtroom/courthouse incidents, various stages of the proceeding in which incidents and disruptions are more likely to occur, and prepare the students with a background in statistics to better prepare them for potential incidents.
Daily Operational Concerns for Courtroom/Courthouse Security – By examining the “5 Elements of Courthouse/Courtroom Security” a foundation for security begins to develop with court security personnel, court tenants, policies and procedures and the securing of the physical facility.
Prisoner/Defendant Security – This session will cover how to prepare for and minimize disruptions from in-custody defendants, transportation pitfalls, various restraints, communications, searches, juveniles and a myriad of topics dealing with court appearances.
High Risk/Critical Situations – This session will be devoted to high risk trials, sequestered juries, protests and many other situations that there is time to prepare, implement and execute a appropriate plan to mitigate the risks.
Bomb Threats/Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies – There is the potential for a wide variety of emergency situations to arise at a courthouse, oftentimes with little or no warning. This session gives the students an overview of potential problems, and prepares them with plans and procedures to implement to properly prepare for these types of emergency situations.
Sovereign Citizens – This session will give an overview to all students to the potential issues and the tactics used by sovereign citizens, from simple disruptions to dangerous life threatening situations.
Courtroom/Courthouse Survey – This session will enable the students to return and complete a physical site survey of their courtroom/courthouse. They will receive a sample survey to utilize and/or modify to fit their individual setting. This will also be the basis for requesting additional resources and security personnel.
 

Seminar Title

Officer Involved Shooting

Dates of Events

06/24/2019 through 06/26/2019

Last Updated: 06/26/2019
Instructor(s): David Rivers
Location: Williamson County Public Safety Center - 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin, TN 37064
Hotel: Drury Plaza Hotel/Nashville Franklin - 1874 West McEwen Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Course Registration Fee: $325
Instructor Bio
Instructor:
David W. Rivers, Sgt. (Retired)
Metro-Dade Police Department
Miami, Florida

David Rivers retired as a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Bureau of the Metro-Dade Police Department after 27 years of service. David was assigned to the Homicide Bureau for 20 of those 27 years, 4 years as a Detective and 16 years as a supervisor. In those capacities, he conducted and assisted in several hundred death investigations including homicides, suicides, non-vehicular accidental deaths and numerous officer involved shootings. On April 11, 1986 he was assigned as the supervisor of the F.B.I. Shooting in Miami which, to date, is still the largest shootout in the Bureau’s history. In 1988 he was assigned as the supervisor of the “Cold Case Squad” which was responsible for continuing investigation of information received on over 1,800 open homicides dating back to 1951. Additionally, he has consulted on cases in Canada, Holland, United Kingdom, as well as the United States. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.

David is a Charter Member and past member of the Board of Directors of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association. In 2012, he received an Excellence and Life Time Achievement Award from the I.H.I.A. for death investigation and training. Additionally, he is a member of several state homicide investigators associations. He is a current member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association. (I.L.E.E.T.A.), International Police Association (I.P.A.) Region 43, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (A.C.J.S.) and the Police Section of A.C.J.S. In April of 2010, he was certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science ® Institute Limited. He again attended the certification course in 2017 (as a refresher).

He is currently the President of Voice & Ink Enterprises, Inc., a Florida Corporation that specializes in law enforcement training and expert witness testimony. David has been teaching law enforcement officers since 1981 and is currently an instructor for the Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute. He has instructed law enforcement officers in 48 states and 3 foreign countries. He specializes in Homicide Investigations and Officer Involved Shootings.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Officer Involved Shooting
Use of Deadly Force Criminal Investigation
“How You Conduct the Investigation Matters”
 
Training Goals and Objectives:
 
There is arguably no single event that can traumatize a police agency more than a police officer involved shooting incident. The criticism and intense scrutiny generated by the media, community activists, the general public, and the criminal justice system itself, can be enormous. Civil judgments resulting from such cases can debilitate a police organization for years, have an adverse effect on employee moral, and hamper agency effectiveness through the erosion of public opinion. It is, therefore, imperative that every police department prepare in earnest for this inevitable eventuality. It is also essential that the investigator charged with the task of leading a police officer involved investigation become equally prepared.
 
The purpose of this course is to provide attendees with investigative knowledge that is applicable to all officers involved shooting incidents, regardless of the size of their department. Police officer involved shootings are vastly different from any other type of investigation. The stakes for the shooting officer and his department are so high that it is imperative that the investigation be conducted prescribed, impartial manner. This course will provide those in attendance with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to handle any deadly force incident.
 
Training Audience and Content:
 
This course is intended for those investigators who are specifically assigned to the criminal investigation of officer involved shootings and other in-custody deaths. It is also appropriated for those detectives or uniform personnel who may be required to assist in these types of investigations. Others who could benefit from the training includes: crime scene technicians, medical examiners/coroners investigators, supervisors, military investigators, criminal analysts, and prosecuting attorneys. This class, due to the sensitive nature of the subject material, attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel, or those directly involved in the criminal justice system.
 
Class Format:
 
This course is designed in 2½-day sessions. Instruction is provided through the use of Keynote and/or Power Point presentation that makes liberal use of authentic crime scene photographs. This, along with the instructor’s personal experiences, insures that the topics discussed are portrayed as realistically as possible. Handouts and videos are used as instructional aids.
 
Content of this course contains numerous death scene photographs that are highly graphic and intense. Due to the sensitive nature of this material, attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel, or those directly involved in the criminal justice system.

 
***12 High Risks Critical Tasks in Law Enforcement***
 
A) The Process of the Investigation
 
A) Investigation A - Z
 
A) Protected Health Information and Use of Force
 
B)
 What Supports the Investigations
 
B) Miranda
 
B) Off Duty v On Duty
B) The Police Culture and Emotional Survival
B) Shootings Involving Federal Agents
 
B) Documentation
 
B) Trending, and New
 
B) Cameras
B) Fatigue Threshold
B) The Officer as a Victim

B) Memory and Trauma
B) Interviewing Involved Officers
 
C) Procedural Issues That Guide the Investigation
C) Procedural Issues in Deadly Force
 
Analysis of the F.B.I. Shooting in Miami on April 11, 1986
 
 
What this class is and what this class isn’t:
 
This class will discuss subjects that are related and important to the investigation of Officer Involved Shootings.
 
It will
NOT be a “step by step how to investigate” class. Each department has different procedures and exists in different states, different counties, different cities and different judicial circuits. The class will cover: general principles and issues that occur in all OIS cases as well as Federal Court Decisions that govern what we can and should not do.
 
It is not a “crime scene” class or an “administrative” class but will concentrate on the aspects of the criminal investigation, with some consideration to the administrative and crime scene issues.
 
The subjects are divided into three sections:
 
(A) The process of the investigation itself
 
(B) What supports the investigation
 
(C) Procedural Issues that guide the investigation.
 

 
 
 

Seminar Title

Jail/Detention Liability and Risk Management Training

Dates of Events

02/19/2019 through 02/19/2019

Last Updated: 03/04/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: - , Hawthorne, NV
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Title

Jail/Detention Liability and Risk Management Training

Dates of Events

02/20/2019 through 02/20/2019

Last Updated: 03/04/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: - , Hawthorne, NV
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Title

Level 1 Practical Kinesic Interview & Interrogation

Dates of Events

06/03/2019 through 06/05/2019

Last Updated: 05/29/2019
Instructor(s): Stan Walters
Location: Mt. Juliet Police Department - 1019 Charlie Daniels Parkway, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Hotel: Staybridge Suites - 69 Belinda Parkway, Mt. Juliet, TN 37040
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Stan B. Walters “The Lie Guy™”

Stan B. Walters is President of Stan B. Walters &amp; Associates, Inc. He
is the author of Principles of Kinesic Interview &amp; Interrogation&reg;,
published by CRC Press 1996. The textbook is used for interview and interrogation
by several police academies and universities in the U.S. Stan has spent more
than 22 years on the research and study of interview and interrogation. He
is currently acting as the Subject Matter Expert on interview and interrogation
to the Johns Hopkins University. He developed the Practical Kinesic Interview
&amp; Interrogation&reg; training series and his extensive research work,
training programs and writings have received critical recognition from law
enforcement, loss prevention, corrections, and fire service professionals.
His work has also received praise from many social and behavioral science
professionals throughout the U.S.

Stan has taught for private, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies
in over 45 states as well as the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Probation,
the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, DEA, ATF, the Texas Rangers,
U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and U.S. Immigration Service. He has also taught
for numerous other educational, professional and criminal justice training
organizations and academies throughout the U.S. Course recognized by the
American Polygraph Association for continuing education credit.<br>
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Level I
Practical Kinesic Interview &
Interrogation®

 
Course Overview:
 
Your agency has likely seen time and time again, highly competent investigators struggle to obtain consistently meaningful information from victim, witness and subject interviews. The issue isn’t lack intelligence or bad intent - it’s the lack of a usable advanced skill set that is causing them to miss critical information.

 
Current interviewing efforts may be ineffective for one or more reasons:
 
1. No formal interview skills training, so productive interviews rarely if ever are conducted.
2. Poor interview training which result in victim, witness, and subject interviews that are incomplete, missing important details or cause subject contamination.
3. Training is based on unscientific concepts and perpetuated myths. Deception is misdiagnosed, victims and witnesses are alienated, and subjects are wrongly accused or missed as persons of interest.
4. Techniques being used result in increased liability for the interviewer and the agency.
 
The Mastering Narrative-Based Interviews course is part of the Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation series. The content is based on empirical research into behavioral analysis and effective interviewing of victims, witnesses and subjects. Expertly presented, the proven concepts are immediately usable by your new investigators and upgrade the skills of those with the most experience.
 
Participants Will Learn:

· Master an effective narrative-based interview.
· 8 principles for improving interviews.
· How to recover 60% more information from victim, witness & subject interviews.
· 3 characteristics of a successful interview.
· 3 reasons investigators fail to accurately spot deception.
· How subjects’ statements can be contaminated by the interviewer.
· 3 mistakes interviewers make that cause false confessions and contaminated statements.
· The 5 reaction / response behaviors that subjects exhibit and how to correctly handle each one.
Introduction to Influence, Persuasion, Manipulation & Coercion


Seminar Title

Critical Task in Jail Correction Operations and Reducing Liability

Dates of Events

07/29/2019 through 07/30/2019

Last Updated: 08/07/2019
Instructor(s): Jeffrey Carter
Location: Williamson County Public Safety Center - 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin, TN 37064
Hotel: Drury Plaza Hotel/Nashville Franklin - 1874 West McEwen Drive, Franklin, TN 37067
Course Registration Fee: $275
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Critical Task in Jail/Correction Operations and Reducing Liability
Why are we getting sued?
 
Course Overview:
 
Intoxication and Withdrawal in the Jail Environment
The number of inmates coming into our facilities today with substance abuse issues is alarming. Unfortunately, in many instances, we are the first line of defense in determining whether these individuals are assessed, and proper care is provided. It’s critical that our staff are trained in recognizing the signs and symptoms of both intoxication and withdrawal so prompt intervention can be requested. This class will provide basic correctional level training in identifying behaviors prompting staff to make medical and/or mental health referrals if needed.
 
Medical Best Practices
Another major area of litigation for corrections is “Medical Negligence”. This class will cover “Best Practices” in addressing inmate medical issues beginning at intake and ending as the inmate is walking out the door. We will discuss proper medical screening at intake, adequately addressing medical request during incarceration, sound methods for dispensing medication, as well as, protocols for a successful sick-call mechanism.

Cell Searches, Shakedowns and Body Scanners
Jail Safety and Security is the top priority for every agency in order to provide a safe working environment for staff, and safe living environment for Offenders. Keeping contraband out of our facilities is just one of the tactics we use to accomplish that task.
Contraband enters a correctional facility in various ways. This training will cover areas such as;
Cell Searches & Shakedowns, Pat frisk & Strip Searches, Mail Procedures, Perimeter Checks, Vehicle Searches, and ends with Documenting and sound Policy recommendations to further prepare staff to combat the never-ending mission of limiting contraband within our facilities.
 
Use of Force- Response to Inmate Aggression
As Corrections Officers we face many challenges in dealing with the inmate population. Use of Force is utilized in our nations prisons and jails each day. It is our responsibility from the top down to insure the force we use is consistent with not only our own policies but current case law as well.  This class will cover why Use of Force is one of the top two reasons Jails and Prisons face lawsuits around the nation and "Best Practices" we can train and implement to be successful defending these legal challenges.
 
Restraints for The Front-Line Officer
The use of restraints in corrections is a frequent job-related task performed by officers since such tasks are used for prisoner transports, medical intervention, controlling combative prisoners, protecting prisoner and correctional personnel, and preventing escapes. We will discuss the different type of restraints common to most facilities and review “Best Practices”, based on manufacturer recommendations and proven techniques to insure they are applied properly.

Mental Health & Suicide Awareness

Reality is, the mental health care safety net has become one of incarceration. From coast to coast our jails/prisons have become the mental health hospitals in most of our communities. In this training we will review the common mental health issues diagnosed in our inmate population, as well as, those that come through our doors facing self harm ideation's, including suicide. This class will cover recommended approaches in dealing with these special populations
 
Investigating In-Custody Deaths for Staff
An Inmate death can result in civil and criminal liabilities for both the agency as well as the Jail officer(s). In many instances fault does not lie with the agency, but an inept administrative investigation that does little in proving that. This class will cover “best practices” in conducting these investigations, which will not only assist in pointing out where the concerning issues lie, in preventing future in-custody deaths, but prepare you to defend the current one.
 
Legal Updates & Best Practices for Corrections Officers
Jail Officers have different concerns for personal liability than an officer who’s working patrol.  The subjects are already in custody, so the potential legal issues of probable cause and search warrants, aren’t at the forefront of your concerns with daily interactions with inmates. We will discuss the current parameters established by the courts when dealing with: Use of Force, Medical Care, Strip Searches, Suicides and the dreaded Grievance Mechanism. This class will offer recommendations on defending litigation “when” not “if” they knock on our door.
 
PREA Law and Transgender Inmates
In a country that incarcerates more of its people than any other in the world, transgender people are more likely to be stopped and questioned by police, engage in survival crimes such as sex work, end up behind bars, and more likely to face abuse behind bars. This training will begin with an overview of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), then proceed into providing corrections practitioners an insight on properly dealing with the issues we face in providing a safe and secure environment for transgender inmates, while satisfying the requirements brought forth with PREA.
 

 
 
 
 

Seminar Title

Jail/Detention Liability and Risk Management Training

Dates of Events

02/04/2019 through 02/04/2019

Last Updated: 03/04/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: - , Las Vegas, NV
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Title

Officer Involved Shooting

Dates of Events

04/29/2019 through 05/01/2019

Last Updated: 05/06/2019
Instructor(s): David Rivers
Location: RZIM Building - 3755 Mansell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Hotel: Hyatt Place Atlanta/Alpharetta - 7500 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30022
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Instructor:
David W. Rivers, Sgt. (Retired)
Metro-Dade Police Department
Miami, Florida

David Rivers retired as a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Bureau of the Metro-Dade Police Department after 27 years of service. David was assigned to the Homicide Bureau for 20 of those 27 years, 4 years as a Detective and 16 years as a supervisor. In those capacities, he conducted and assisted in several hundred death investigations including homicides, suicides, non-vehicular accidental deaths and numerous officer involved shootings. On April 11, 1986 he was assigned as the supervisor of the F.B.I. Shooting in Miami which, to date, is still the largest shootout in the Bureau’s history. In 1988 he was assigned as the supervisor of the “Cold Case Squad” which was responsible for continuing investigation of information received on over 1,800 open homicides dating back to 1951. Additionally, he has consulted on cases in Canada, Holland, United Kingdom, as well as the United States. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.

David is a Charter Member and past member of the Board of Directors of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association. In 2012, he received an Excellence and Life Time Achievement Award from the I.H.I.A. for death investigation and training. Additionally, he is a member of several state homicide investigators associations. He is a current member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association. (I.L.E.E.T.A.), International Police Association (I.P.A.) Region 43, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (A.C.J.S.) and the Police Section of A.C.J.S. In April of 2010, he was certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science ® Institute Limited. He again attended the certification course in 2017 (as a refresher).

He is currently the President of Voice & Ink Enterprises, Inc., a Florida Corporation that specializes in law enforcement training and expert witness testimony. David has been teaching law enforcement officers since 1981 and is currently an instructor for the Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute. He has instructed law enforcement officers in 48 states and 3 foreign countries. He specializes in Homicide Investigations and Officer Involved Shootings.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Officer Involved Shooting
Use of Deadly Force Criminal Investigation
“How You Conduct the Investigation Matters”
 
Training Goals and Objectives:
 
There is arguably no single event that can traumatize a police agency more than a police officer involved shooting incident. The criticism and intense scrutiny generated by the media, community activists, the general public, and the criminal justice system itself, can be enormous. Civil judgments resulting from such cases can debilitate a police organization for years, have an adverse effect on employee moral, and hamper agency effectiveness through the erosion of public opinion. It is, therefore, imperative that every police department prepare in earnest for this inevitable eventuality. It is also essential that the investigator charged with the task of leading a police officer involved investigation become equally prepared.
 
The purpose of this course is to provide attendees with investigative knowledge that is applicable to all officers involved shooting incidents, regardless of the size of their department. Police officer involved shootings are vastly different from any other type of investigation. The stakes for the shooting officer and his department are so high that it is imperative that the investigation be conducted prescribed, impartial manner. This course will provide those in attendance with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to handle any deadly force incident.
 
Training Audience and Content:
 
This course is intended for those investigators who are specifically assigned to the criminal investigation of officer involved shootings and other in-custody deaths. It is also appropriated for those detectives or uniform personnel who may be required to assist in these types of investigations. Others who could benefit from the training includes: crime scene technicians, medical examiners/coroners investigators, supervisors, military investigators, criminal analysts, and prosecuting attorneys. This class, due to the sensitive nature of the subject material, attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel, or those directly involved in the criminal justice system.
 
Class Format:
 
This course is designed in 2½-day sessions. Instruction is provided through the use of Keynote and/or Power Point presentation that makes liberal use of authentic crime scene photographs. This, along with the instructor’s personal experiences, insures that the topics discussed are portrayed as realistically as possible. Handouts and videos are used as instructional aids.
 
Content of this course contains numerous death scene photographs that are highly graphic and intense. Due to the sensitive nature of this material, attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel, or those directly involved in the criminal justice system.

 
***12 High Risks Critical Tasks in Law Enforcement***
 
A) The Process of the Investigation
 
A) Investigation A - Z
 
A) Protected Health Information and Use of Force
 
B)
 What Supports the Investigations
 
B) Miranda
 
B) Off Duty v On Duty
B) The Police Culture and Emotional Survival
B) Shootings Involving Federal Agents
 
B) Documentation
 
B) Trending, and New
 
B) Cameras
B) Fatigue Threshold
B) The Officer as a Victim

B) Memory and Trauma
B) Interviewing Involved Officers
 
C) Procedural Issues That Guide the Investigation
C) Procedural Issues in Deadly Force
 
Analysis of the F.B.I. Shooting in Miami on April 11, 1986
 
 
What this class is and what this class isn’t:
 
This class will discuss subjects that are related and important to the investigation of Officer Involved Shootings.
 
It will
NOT be a “step by step how to investigate” class. Each department has different procedures and exists in different states, different counties, different cities and different judicial circuits. The class will cover: general principles and issues that occur in all OIS cases as well as Federal Court Decisions that govern what we can and should not do.
 
It is not a “crime scene” class or an “administrative” class but will concentrate on the aspects of the criminal investigation, with some consideration to the administrative and crime scene issues.
 
The subjects are divided into three sections:
 
(A) The process of the investigation itself
 
(B) What supports the investigation
 
(C) Procedural Issues that guide the investigation.
 

 
 
 

Seminar Title

Court Security: Response to Critical Incidents and Emergency Planning

Dates of Events

06/10/2019 through 06/12/2019

Last Updated: 06/14/2019
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: Tarrant County Sheriff's Academy - 1500 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 6555 Park Brook, Forest Hill, TX 76140
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Court Security
Critical Incident & Emergency
Planning For Courts

 
Government buildings continue to be a target, just turn on the news! With that being said, courthouses and courtrooms are especially vulnerable targets due to fact they are not only government facilities but also where our criminal justice system operates. With many potential targets utilizing the courthouse daily, including defendants, victims, family and domestic parties, judges and numerous county officials, disruptions are on the rise.
Courthouse/courtroom incidents range from minor disruptions such as picketing to physical assault and even murder. Regardless of your experience, there is no assurance that violence will not happen in your court. The question is not “if it will happen but when?”
Course Objectives:
Violent Court Incidents/Case Studies – By examining in detail past court incidents and case studies, students will be able to begin the process of accessing their own courtroom, courthouse, parking lots, grounds and current security systems and protocols.
Legal Issues of Courtroom/Courthouse Security – This session will cover case law in order to prepare each student with a working knowledge of what they “can” and “can’t” do legally.
Overview of Courtroom Security – This session will cover and discuss profiles of those involved in courtroom/courthouse incidents, various stages of the proceeding in which incidents and disruptions are more likely to occur, and prepare the students with a background in statistics to better prepare them for potential incidents.
Daily Operational Concerns for Courtroom/Courthouse Security – By examining the “5 Elements of Courthouse/Courtroom Security” a foundation for security begins to develop with court security personnel, court tenants, policies and procedures and the securing of the physical facility.
Prisoner/Defendant Security – This session will cover how to prepare for and minimize disruptions from in-custody defendants, transportation pitfalls, various restraints, communications, searches, juveniles and a myriad of topics dealing with court appearances.
High Risk/Critical Situations – This session will be devoted to high risk trials, sequestered juries, protests and many other situations that there is time to prepare, implement and execute a appropriate plan to mitigate the risks.
Bomb Threats/Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies – There is the potential for a wide variety of emergency situations to arise at a courthouse, oftentimes with little or no warning. This session gives the students an overview of potential problems, and prepares them with plans and procedures to implement to properly prepare for these types of emergency situations.
Sovereign Citizens – This session will give an overview to all students to the potential issues and the tactics used by sovereign citizens, from simple disruptions to dangerous life threatening situations.
Courtroom/Courthouse Survey – This session will enable the students to return and complete a physical site survey of their courtroom/courthouse. They will receive a sample survey to utilize and/or modify to fit their individual setting. This will also be the basis for requesting additional resources and security personnel.
 

Seminar Title

Homicide: The Investigative Challenge

Dates of Events

06/17/2019 through 06/19/2019

Last Updated: 06/25/2019
Instructor(s): David Rivers
Location: Columbus Police Training Academy - 1000 N Hague Avenue, Columbus, OH 43204
Hotel: Drury Inn & Suites/Columbus Convention Center - 88 E Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Instructor:
David W. Rivers, Sgt. (Retired)
Metro-Dade Police Department
Miami, Florida

David Rivers retired as a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Bureau of the Metro-Dade Police Department after 27 years of service. David was assigned to the Homicide Bureau for 20 of those 27 years, 4 years as a Detective and 16 years as a supervisor. In those capacities, he conducted and assisted in several hundred death investigations including homicides, suicides, non-vehicular accidental deaths and numerous officer involved shootings. On April 11, 1986 he was assigned as the supervisor of the F.B.I. Shooting in Miami which, to date, is still the largest shootout in the Bureau’s history. In 1988 he was assigned as the supervisor of the “Cold Case Squad” which was responsible for continuing investigation of information received on over 1,800 open homicides dating back to 1951. Additionally, he has consulted on cases in Canada, Holland, United Kingdom, as well as the United States. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.

David is a Charter Member and past member of the Board of Directors of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association. In 2012, he received an Excellence and Life Time Achievement Award from the I.H.I.A. for death investigation and training. Additionally, he is a member of several state homicide investigators associations. He is a current member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association. (I.L.E.E.T.A.), International Police Association (I.P.A.) Region 43, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (A.C.J.S.) and the Police Section of A.C.J.S. In April of 2010, he was certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science ® Institute Limited. He again attended the certification course in 2017 (as a refresher).

He is currently the President of Voice & Ink Enterprises, Inc., a Florida Corporation that specializes in law enforcement training and expert witness testimony. David has been teaching law enforcement officers since 1981 and is currently an instructor for the Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute. He has instructed law enforcement officers in 48 states and 3 foreign countries. He specializes in Homicide Investigations and Officer Involved Shootings.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Homicide:
The Investigative Challenge
Natural Death • Undetermined Death • Accidental Death
• Suicide • Homicide • Continued Investigation

 
Course Objectives:
 
This two and a half day training module will provide the attendee with the skills and competency to conduct complete and thorough homicide investigations with prosecutorial merit. Additionally, the attendee will be provided with the skills to recognize and handle other types of death investigations, bringing them to a successful conclusion.
 
At the beginning of the class a case will be examined through discussion, question and answers, as well as, an evaluation of evidence discovered by student observations. After the discussion the students will evaluate whether the classification of the case should be accidental death, suicide or homicide.
 
The class will cover three basic steps in all homicide investigations: Crime Scene, Follow-up and Case Courtroom presentation.
 
Crime Scene:
This block will cover the most recent and important relevant court decision regarding search and seizure, as well as, some basic techniques and definitions.
 
Follow-up:

The follow up phrase is the “detecting” phase. Some of the topics discussed will be interviews, area canvases, technology, Miranda and other court decisions, as well as, some ethnic and cultural issues.
 
Case and Courtroom Presentation:

Attendees will examine some suggestions provided by defense attorneys, judges and prosecutors on how to be a better witness and how to be better prepared for court.
 
A brief history of the Cold Case Squads, their makeup and how they have evolved over the years will be discussed. Students will learn the 12 basic steps to re-opening and managing unresolved cases. Some successful cold case prosecutions will be discussed.
 
 Course Objectives:
 
Other types of death investigations will be covered: autoerotic deaths, non-vehicular deaths (including airline crashes), suicides and unattended natural deaths.
 
Autoerotic Deaths:

These types of deaths are some of the most unique and challenging cases an officer will face.
  
Non-Vehicular Deaths:
These types of deaths have a propensity for ending up in civil court and require in-depth and thorough investigations.
  
Suicides:

Suicides have a multitude of problems that face the investigator. The analysis of these problems will provide the investigator with the skills and tools necessary to objectively examine these cases.
  
Unattended Natural Deaths:
Most state laws and all the families of a victim(s) who die in apparently good health, require answers and an assurance the death was natural.
 
Deaths Involving the Use of Force:
Deadly force and the multitude of subjects in dealing with its application by officers, as well as, the deaths of officers in the line of duty will be discussed. Attendees will be provided with the skills that are critical to the understanding of the dynamics and problems that occur during these types of cases.

Seminar Title

Internal Affairs, Administrative Investigation and Citizen Complaints

Dates of Events

09/23/2019 through 09/25/2019

Last Updated: 06/26/2019
Instructor(s): Lou Reiter
Location: Haverford Township Police Department - 1010 Darby Road, Havertown, PA 19083
Hotel: Hampton Inn and Suites - 300 S. Beatty Road, Media, PA 19063
Course Registration Fee: $325
Instructor Bio
Lou Reiter currently is a police consultant. He offers three (3) separate professional services to the law enforcement community. He provides training to police groups in the high liability areas of use of force, emergency vehicle operations, high risk operations, investigations of citizen complaints, Internal Affairs procedures, investigation of critical incidents, and liability management. He will normally conduct 15-20 of these programs ranging from 2 hours to 5 days in length. The primary seminars are a 2-1/2 day program on Internal Affairs and Police Discipline and a 5 day program on investigation of police use of force incidents.

Each year, Lou also conducts an average of 5-10 agency management audits and liability assessments. These have been for state, county and municipal police operations. The size of these agencies has been from 3 persons to 39,000 employees. These audits allow him to be in police cars up to 100 hours each year. He has been a consultant on 8 U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, investigations of agencies involving patterns and practices of Constitutional violations. He was selected as a Federal Court monitor for the Consent Decree of Colln v. Ventura County Sheriff's Department, CA.

Lou provides litigation consultation to attorney firms involved in police civil actions. Since 1983, Lou has been retained in over 1100 such cases in nearly every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This has been on both sides of the table with approximately 60 percent being for plaintiffs.

Lou Reiter was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1961 to 1981. During that tenure he had 22 different assignments and rose through to ranks to retire as Deputy Chief of Police. About 70 percent of his time was spent in uniformed operations while the bulk of the remainder was in Internal Affairs, use of force review, training and personnel administration.

Lou has been published throughout his professional career. He was one of the principle researchers and authors of the 1973 Police Task Force Reportof the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Standards and Goals, where he authored the chapters on Internal Discipline, Training and Management-Employee Relations. Reiter has recently authored the 3rd Edition Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations guide: A Manual for Citizen Complaints, Administrative Investigations and Internal Affairs which will be provided to seminar participants.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Internal Affairs, Administrative
Investigation and Citizen Complaints
Legal Trends and Best Investigative Practices
 

Course Objectives:
 
Introduction: Outline of the program…current state of misconduct
potential in law enforcement around the country…essential elements
of a reasonable Internal Affairs or Professional Standards system
common complaints about police misconduct systems.

Foundation for the system: Importance of firm definitions of
what constitutes a complaint and what is misconduct peculiarities
of conduct unbecoming allegations.

Recognize the major steps in conducting a reasonable IA/OPS
investigation and the importance of a systemic approach to
each investigation.

Understand the necessity and timing for compelled statements and
learn when it’s imperative to have statements transcribed.

Delineate the needs and investigative techniques for sexual and
domestic misconduct, social media and critical incident investigations.

Recognize the agency cultural effects and increasing costs of
employee retaliation claims.

Acknowledge the stress and available options for employees during
IA/OPS investigations.

Learn the positive approaches to protecting your IA/OPS
Investigations and imposed discipline.
 
Course Topics:
 
Introduction to emerging issues in IA/OPS operations.

Fundamentals of a reasonable IA/OPS investigation: Intake
and transparency of the complaint process, interviews, evidence
collection including electronic evidence, and consistency
in adjudication.

Case study of 4 high liability police employee off-duty incidents,
When not doing it right creates agency/supervisory liability.

Special considerations during the investigation of critical incidents.

Police employee sexual misconduct: The problem, necessity for
written policy, special investigative practices and supervisory
control techniques.

Police employee involved domestic misconduct: Criminal
vs. Administrative, special investigative techniques, administrative
no-contact orders, and necessity for written policy.

Social media issues and the foundation for conduct unbecoming
for police employees.

Employee retaliation and emerging high cost issues in police agencies.

Dealing with employee issues affecting agency operations:
Brady/Giglio, early warning systems, fitness for duty evaluations,
outside resources, code of silence, safety committee concept.

Strategies for successful police employee discipline:
Administrative insight, last chance agreements, and settlements.



Seminar Title

5 Day Homicide Conference LV

Dates of Events

10/21/2019 through 10/25/2019

Last Updated: 07/26/2019
Instructor(s): Multiple Instructors
Location: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas , NV 89101
Hotel: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Course Registration Fee: $525
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:

Major Case
Homicide and Death
Investigations

Monday, October 21, 2019

8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m.
Registration

8:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
Introduction

(With Breaks)
Class Exercise-Homicide Case
•Accidental Death
•Homicide
•Suicide
•Natural

10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Three (3) Basic Steps of a Homicide
Investigation
Court Decisions, Search & Seizure
Relative to Homicide Investigations

11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)

12:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
Second Phase of a Homicide
(With Breaks)
Investigation
Detecting Phase “Follow-Up”
•Interviews
•Area Canvass
•Miranda
•Ethnic & Cultural Issues
Third Phase
•Case & Courtroom Presentation

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

8:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Cold Case Homicides

(With Breaks)
12 Steps to Re-opening & Managing
•Unresolved Cases
•Dealing with the Media
•Next of Kin Notification

11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)

12:30 p.m.—4:30 p.m.
Unique Death Investigations
(With Breaks)
Autoerotic Deaths
•Non-Vehicular
•Accidental Deaths
•Suicides
•Unattended Natural Deaths
Death Involving Use of Force

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
An Overview of Violent Crime and Homicide in The United States
•An Historical View of Homicide Rates
vs. Solvability Rates
•Predictions

9:30 am. - 12:00 p.m.
The Ten Steps for Managing a Major Case
(With Breaks) Investigation
•Planning
The Components of the Investigative Team
Investigators—Specialized Skills
•Command Post Operations
Tips on Managing Multiple Investigative Teams
Team Briefings/Me
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Managing the Vast Amounts of Data and
(With Breaks) Information Coming into the Investigation

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Managing the Vast Amounts of Data and (With Breaks) Information Coming into the Investigation
Advanced Crime Scene-Thoughts on How to
Quickly Maximize Physical and Forensic Evidence
to Enhance the Progress of the Investigation
•Managing the Media

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Case Studies

Thursday, October 24, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Equivocal Deaths
•Case Studies

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Role of Technology
•Data Management/Analytics
•Advanced Cell Phone Analytics

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Advances in DNA
Science versus Research-An Overview of
Genetic
Genealogy-Challenges and Opportunities

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sexually Motivated Child Abduction/Homicides
•Stereotypical Child Abduction
•Technology Facilitated Abductions

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Types of Homicides

Friday, October 25, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Investigating Cases of Unidentified Human
(With Breaks)
Remains
•Resources to Make Identification
-NCIC
-NCMEC
-NamUs
•Facial and Skull Reconstructions
-Where to start?
•Identifiers
-Artifacts and Clothing
-Scars, Marks & Tattoos
-Enhancing Techniques
•Advanced Forensic Testing
-Pollen Testing and Analysis
-Chemical Isotope Analysis
•Engaging the Public

10:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
No Body Homicide/Missing Person Investigations

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Special Search Considerations
•Resources
•Search Plan Development
Victim Issues
•The Role of the Family Liaison
•Victim Family Members as Suspects

12:00 p.m.
Certificate Presentation
Seminar Title

5 Day Mastering Law Enforcement Leadership, Supervision, and Management

Dates of Events

10/21/2019 through 10/25/2019

Last Updated: 07/26/2019
Instructor(s): Multiple Instructors
Location: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas , NV 89101
Hotel: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Course Registration Fee: $525
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
5 Day
Supervision, Leadership and
Management Conference
Course Objectives:

Q6 Performance Leadership Model: This is a comprehensive, dynamic, and integrated system for developing individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve higher levels of collaboration while improving the relationships of its members. It is a strategic system for leaders to help people maximize their performance by aligning personal and organizational goals while creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and creativity.
Q6 capitalizes on the collaborative energies, skills, values, and belief systems of those you lead to support organizational mission, vision, values, and goals. Properly taught and exercised, we believe it will engender an increased sense of ownership and personal responsibility for the organization’s success.

Supervising a Toxic Officer: There is nothing more difficult than trying to supervise an officer who dislikes everything about their career and wants to make the supervisor and everyone they work with miserable. These officers create an excuse for everything that happens to them and it’s always everyone else’s fault but their own. Toxic officers are normally non-performing or under performing and can be a great source of liability for the supervisor and agency.

Winning Leadership: Everyone wants to be a winner but regardless of what profession you are in, whether you are an athlete or a law enforcement supervisor, every great supervisor/leader has one thing in common - PRACTICE. This block will provide both new supervisors and longtime administrators with a daily practice “workout” to make them a WINNING leader.

Supervisors - “Why Are We Getting Sued”: Over the past decade, law enforcement has been confronted with increasing public scrutiny leading to litigation. One of the claims by plaintiffs’ attorneys is that the supervisor failed to supervise his or her officer, which created the officer’s negligence or misconduct. This block of instruction will provide you with the knowledge that every supervisor/leader should have to help prevent liability while also enhancing officer performance.

Investigating Citizen Complaints: Every supervisor has been confronted by a citizen who alleges that the officer has mistreated them, used poor language, or made sexual overtures and they want to talk to a supervisor. It is important for supervisors to know how to receive a complaint, properly investigate the complaint, resolve the complaint, or turn the complaint over to Internal Affairs.
Characteristics of Great Leaders: This block will explore how great leaders accept responsibility, show and get great work ethics, and set achievable goals.

Q6 Performance Leadership Model: This is a comprehensive, dynamic, and integrated system for developing individuals, teams, and organizations to achieve higher levels of collaboration while improving the relationships of its members. It is a strategic system for leaders to help people maximize their performance by aligning personal and organizational goals while creating an atmosphere of mutual respect and creativity.
Q6 capitalizes on the collaborative energies, skills, values, and belief systems of those you lead to support organizational mission, vision, values, and goals. Properly taught and exercised, we believe it will engender an increased sense of ownership and personal responsibility for the organization’s success.

Day One

8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m.
Registration
8:30 a.m.—9:30 a.m.
Danny Price
Leadership-Caring For The Organizational Spirit
• Lieutenant Ron Newton, What A True Leader Does!
• Leadership Lessons From History
9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m.
Development Of Leadership Study
• The Toughest Coach Ever
“Kick or Pat?” Do We Treat Everyone The Same?
• Evolution Of Leadership Study
11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:30 p.m.—2:00 p.m.
Introduction Of The Q6 Performance Leadership Model
• The Need Of The Model
Diagnosing Your Follower’s Characteristics And Needs
• Adapting Your Style To Their Needs
• Directive/Supportive Behaviors
:Hoosiers” Case Study
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Defining Q6 Performance Levels and Leader Responses
• The Six People You Will Meet On The Road To Peak
Performance
The Model At Work-”Karate Kid” Case Study
• The Kerri Strug Dilemma
• The 2nd Maine Dilemma


Day Two

8:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m.
Danny Price
Scenario Application of Q6
• We Will Work Through Some Fictional And Some Real
Circumstances Applying The Q6 Model
10:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.
The Outliers
• The Disheartened Performer
The Toxic Non-Performer
11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Q6 In The Real World
• Performance Expectations And Evaluation
• Appropriate Feedback
Redirectrion, Reward, Reprimand-When And How To Use Reinforcement
12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.
Q6 In The Real World (Continued)
2:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
Q6 In Leading Teams
• The Earnest Shackleton Case Study
3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
Bringing It All Together
• The Myth Of The Perfect Leader

Day Three

8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Lou Reiter
• Supervising A Toxic Officer
• 12 Defenses Of A Toxic Officer
• Consequences Of A Toxic Officer
• Resolution
12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
Jack Ryan, Attorney
• Why Are We Getting Sued?

Day Four

8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Ray Farris
Winning Leadership “How To”
• How To Be A Great Boss
• How To Win With Your Subordinates Immediately
How To “Kill” Your Best Employees
• How To Delegate Not Irritate
How To Prioritize “Effectively And Successfully
• How To Be A Courageous Leader
12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
Lou Reiter
Investigating “Citizen Complaints” For Supervisors
• Definition Of A Complaint
• Call For Service
• Citizen Contact
• Traffic Citation

Day Five

8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Ray Farris
Implementing Characteristics Of Great Leaders
• Goals, Responsibility, Work Ethics & Principled Leadership
12:00 p.m.
Certificate Presentation

Seminar Title

Internal Affairs - Five Day

Dates of Events

10/21/2019 through 10/25/2019

Last Updated: 07/26/2019
Instructor(s): Multiple Instructors
Location: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas , NV 89101
Hotel: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Course Registration Fee: $525
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
<p class="tBody"><span class="tBodyBold">This five-day seminar will encompass practical aspects of:</span><br><br>
• Citizen complaint acceptance and investigation
• Running an internal complaint investigation unit/process
• Adjudicating investigations
• Creating reasonable and defensible discipline
• Legal updates on police internal affairs and employee misconduct
• Civil liability connected to administrative investigations

<span class="tBodyBold">This seminar is applicable to:</span>
• Persons involved in public safety employee administrative investigations
• All public safety agency supervisors and managers
• Sheriffs, Chiefs of Police and other law enforcement CEOs
• Public Safety agency risk management and human resources personnel
• Persons representing public safety employees in disciplinary matters<br><br>

Update on the current state of affairs in public safety employee misconduct allegations: Emerging trends in employee allegations…current challenges affecting administrative investigations…new approaches to identifying and managing employee misconduct…the increased incidence of criminal prosecution of public safety employees for on-duty incidents.<br><br>

Current Legal Trends in Public Safety Discipline: Breaking cases which might predict a change in practices…new liability issues revolving around discipline and critical incident investigations.<br><br>

Gateway to the System: Issues in complaint acceptance…necessity for definitions of what is a complaint and misconduct…common complaints of public perceptions of hindrances, hurdles and forms of intimidation…how to create a reasonable public complaint notice form/brochure…successful techniques for complaint acceptance…necessity for a supervisory preliminary investigation…supervising and monitoring the process…mediating citizen complaints.<br><br>

Administrative interviews: Steps before you interview anyone…the necessity to do detailed planning before you act…issues of tape recording all interviews…general interview techniques…handling common problems…dealing with the accused employee…reasonable employee representation…living successfully under an Officers’ Bill of Rights…understanding and working within Garrity and other issues of compelled statements…how to monitor and assess your investigators’ interview skills and techniques.<br><br>

Administrative Searches: Scope of administrative searches…agency vs. personal property…investigative searches…Social networks and Internet searches…computers and other data devices…use of videos…targeted vs. random searches…special needs searches…when is a warrant required.<br><br>

Adjudication and discipline: Administrative insight as a foundation for your decisions…understanding what your complaint and discipline statistics mean…creating reasonable and defensible discipline…anticipate and build for an external appeal…where discipline charges can come from…what is a predisciplinary hearing…retirement and resignations in lieu of…most common defenses…last chance agreements.<br><br>

Liability for deficient investigations: How your investigation can result in increased agency liability…individual investigator liability…how the plaintiff can successfully use your completed investigations to develop a custom and practice case.<br><br>

Role of IA for force investigations: How the administrative investigation can more completely document use of force…ensuring that the force incident is examined from a broader perspective…examining force from an agency perspective…emerging issues in police use of force.<br><br>

Domestic Misconduct involving public safety employees: The necessity to have procedures for employees who are victims as well as suspects…the necessity to develop an administrative policy rather than rely on criminal sanctions…criminal vs. administrative investigations…use of a no contact order…discipline options.<br><br>

Sexual Misconduct involving public safety employees: State of affairs…9 common profiles of the involved employee…creating an agency environment…criminal vs. administrative investigation and who does what at what time…supervisory oversight and control…special investigative techniques…cases studies regarding agency and supervisory liability.<br><br>

Brady and Giglio implications on law enforcement: Three significant areas now affected…need to develop protocol with your local prosecutor…changes required in investigative processes…implications on officer credibility…necessity to develop agency policy.<br><br>

Conduct Unbecoming: What does this encompass…can we regulate conduct both on and off the job?...developing an agency policy…factors to consider when conducting an administrative investigation involving these allegations…fair and consistent enforcement and investigations.<br><br>

Early Warning Systems: Why such as system is important…precursors which should alert supervisors to potential problem employees…minimal criteria for such a system…examples of up and running systems…benefits and detriments of an early warning system.<br><br>

Auditing for the Internal Affairs process: Typical auditing techniques for completed investigations…how to evaluate your complaint acceptance system…looking at the high risk, high liability areas of special operations, property and evidence, use of force, and prisoner transportation/control.</p>
Seminar Title

Court Security: Response to Critical Incidents and Emergency Planning

Dates of Events

10/22/2019 through 10/24/2019

Last Updated: 07/26/2019
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas , NV 89101
Hotel: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Course Registration Fee: $350
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Court Security
Critical Incident & Emergency
Planning For Courts

 
Government buildings continue to be a target, just turn on the news! With that being said, courthouses and courtrooms are especially vulnerable targets due to fact they are not only government facilities but also where our criminal justice system operates. With many potential targets utilizing the courthouse daily, including defendants, victims, family and domestic parties, judges and numerous county officials, disruptions are on the rise.
Courthouse/courtroom incidents range from minor disruptions such as picketing to physical assault and even murder. Regardless of your experience, there is no assurance that violence will not happen in your court. The question is not “if it will happen but when?”
Course Objectives:
Violent Court Incidents/Case Studies – By examining in detail past court incidents and case studies, students will be able to begin the process of accessing their own courtroom, courthouse, parking lots, grounds and current security systems and protocols.
Legal Issues of Courtroom/Courthouse Security – This session will cover case law in order to prepare each student with a working knowledge of what they “can” and “can’t” do legally.
Overview of Courtroom Security – This session will cover and discuss profiles of those involved in courtroom/courthouse incidents, various stages of the proceeding in which incidents and disruptions are more likely to occur, and prepare the students with a background in statistics to better prepare them for potential incidents.
Daily Operational Concerns for Courtroom/Courthouse Security – By examining the “5 Elements of Courthouse/Courtroom Security” a foundation for security begins to develop with court security personnel, court tenants, policies and procedures and the securing of the physical facility.
Prisoner/Defendant Security – This session will cover how to prepare for and minimize disruptions from in-custody defendants, transportation pitfalls, various restraints, communications, searches, juveniles and a myriad of topics dealing with court appearances.
High Risk/Critical Situations – This session will be devoted to high risk trials, sequestered juries, protests and many other situations that there is time to prepare, implement and execute a appropriate plan to mitigate the risks.
Bomb Threats/Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies – There is the potential for a wide variety of emergency situations to arise at a courthouse, oftentimes with little or no warning. This session gives the students an overview of potential problems, and prepares them with plans and procedures to implement to properly prepare for these types of emergency situations.
Sovereign Citizens – This session will give an overview to all students to the potential issues and the tactics used by sovereign citizens, from simple disruptions to dangerous life threatening situations.
Courtroom/Courthouse Survey – This session will enable the students to return and complete a physical site survey of their courtroom/courthouse. They will receive a sample survey to utilize and/or modify to fit their individual setting. This will also be the basis for requesting additional resources and security personnel.
 

Seminar Title

Law Enforcement Liability, Loss Control and Risk Management Conference. NV

Dates of Events

10/21/2019 through 10/23/2019

Last Updated: 07/26/2019
Instructor(s): Multiple Instructors
Location: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas , NV 89101
Hotel: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Course Registration Fee: $395
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Agenda
Law Enforcement Liability, Loss Control
and Risk Management Conference
“Why Are We Getting Sued”
October 21, 22 & 23, 2019
Monday, October 21, 2019
8:00 a.m.—8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Jack Ryan, Attorney

Law Enforcement Litigation and Legal Trends:
What’s New, What Changed, What’s The Law
Enforcement Impact

Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, receiving his Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude, from Suffolk University Law School. Jack has 20 years police experience as a Captain. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently through-out the United States. He is the Co-Director of the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute and has conducted agency audits for that entity, several involving issues of administrative investigations. Jack regularly conducts training seminars for LLRMI in a variety of subjects including Use of Force, Internal Affairs and Legal Issues. Jack has written two books for use by Rhode Island Law Enforcement Officers, Rhode Island Law Enforcement Officers Guide to Criminal Procedure and Rhode Island Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights, a Practical Guide to the Law of Investigations and Hearings. Jack has written extensively on the legal issues surrounding the Internal Affairs process. Jack Ryan also writes a field guide for law enforcement officers nationally titled: Case Law for Critical Tasks in Law Enforcement, A Legal Guide for Officers and Supervisors, which is updated annually at the end of each United States Supreme Court Term. Jack also authors and edits the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute’s bi-monthly publications providing legal and liability updates to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)

1
:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Brian Devlin and Kim Gaston
• Badge of Health
• Reducing Liability and Enhancing Officer Health
• Influencing Liability

Brian Devlin, Vice President of IMPG Risk Management Services. After graduating with degrees in Physiology and Physiotherapy, Brian worked in physical therapy and special-ized in industrial medicine and workers’ compensation rehab. For five years, he provided therapy and rehab service for global large equipment manufacturer and eventually a large Chicago area hospital’s industrial medicine program. Brian designed safety and health programs for Police and Fire operations for injury prevention. Currently, Brian is Vice President of Risk Management Services and designs and coordinates the risk manage-ment activities for a large Illinois pubic entity pool with roughly 300 members of local government (municipality and county). These services include controls and material resource for injury prevention, insurance management and entity/agency liability.

3:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m. Michael Fann and George Dalton
• Toxic Internal Liabilities

Michael Fann has more than 30 years’ experience in providing Risk Management Consult-ing and Training for Local Governments, School Systems, Universities, State Governments and Associations. He is an award-winning author and speaker, working with clients and audiences across the united states. He serves full time as a Risk Control Resource for more than 500 entities participating in Tennessee’s Risk Management Pool.
George Dalton is a member of the Loss Control Staff since September, 1988. Dalton has served as a Risk Management Resource for the Municipalities, Schools, Utilities, Housing Authorities, Human Resource Agencies and other Governmental Entities throughout Tennessee. Dalton provides Risk Identification Surveys for Safety & Liability Exposures and frequently conducts Safety and Liability Loss Control training classes for Pool





Tuesday, October 22, 2019

8:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m. John Wilkerson

Defending Law Enforcement Litigation
• What’s Different Today
• When to Hold’em and When to “Write the Check”
• Taking It To The Supreme Court

John Wilkerson is an attorney for the Arkansas Municipal League. John has defended well over 100 Officer-Involved Shooting, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination, Illegal Taxation and Land Use Cases. Proven myself in each of them as a Fearless Litigator who can make tough choices in High-Stress, High-Profile and Extremely Difficult Cases. Extensive experience in both trial and appellate work. Tried nearly a dozen Federal Bench and Jury Trials and has argued at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals a dozen times. An effective, creative and negotiator on behalf of my clients in scores of settlement conferences and mediations.
Tirelessly striving to make local government better by training police on Constitutional issues, proper public relations and protecting the public’s trust. Regularly training city official on all manner of Municipal Law. Litigation Chair and consistent presenter for the International Municipal Lawyer’s Association.

11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)

12:30 p.m.— 4:00 p.m. Lou Reiter

• “Window to Law Enforcement Liability and Litigation”
• “Predicting Agency and Officer Involved in Litigation”

Lou Reiter is been a National Trainer and Co-Director of the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute. He has presented training on Internal Affairs issues for the past 25 years. Lou regularly conducts police agency audits and has been the consultant on investigations involving 8 cities and the Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He has been a police practices expert in over 1000 civil cases appearing both plaintiffs and defendants. He authored the “Third Edition of Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations in 2006.” Lou retired from the L.A.P.D. as a Deputy Chief of Police after 20 years of service.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

8:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. Stephen Campbell
• Real Nuts and Bolts of Police Litigation
• “Are They Really Doing What They Say They’re Doing”
• Why Are We Getting Sued?
• What Are The Risk?

Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence, Rhode Island Police Department in 1982 and retired at the rank of Major. Steve is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Seminar Title

Officer Involved Shooting

Dates of Events

10/28/2019 through 10/30/2019

Last Updated: 07/26/2019
Instructor(s): David Rivers
Location: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas , NV 89101
Hotel: Golden Nugget - 129 East Fremont Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Course Registration Fee: $350
Instructor Bio
Instructor:
David W. Rivers, Sgt. (Retired)
Metro-Dade Police Department
Miami, Florida

David Rivers retired as a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Bureau of the Metro-Dade Police Department after 27 years of service. David was assigned to the Homicide Bureau for 20 of those 27 years, 4 years as a Detective and 16 years as a supervisor. In those capacities, he conducted and assisted in several hundred death investigations including homicides, suicides, non-vehicular accidental deaths and numerous officer involved shootings. On April 11, 1986 he was assigned as the supervisor of the F.B.I. Shooting in Miami which, to date, is still the largest shootout in the Bureau’s history. In 1988 he was assigned as the supervisor of the “Cold Case Squad” which was responsible for continuing investigation of information received on over 1,800 open homicides dating back to 1951. Additionally, he has consulted on cases in Canada, Holland, United Kingdom, as well as the United States. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.

David is a Charter Member and past member of the Board of Directors of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association. In 2012, he received an Excellence and Life Time Achievement Award from the I.H.I.A. for death investigation and training. Additionally, he is a member of several state homicide investigators associations. He is a current member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association. (I.L.E.E.T.A.), International Police Association (I.P.A.) Region 43, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (A.C.J.S.) and the Police Section of A.C.J.S. In April of 2010, he was certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science ® Institute Limited. He again attended the certification course in 2017 (as a refresher).

He is currently the President of Voice & Ink Enterprises, Inc., a Florida Corporation that specializes in law enforcement training and expert witness testimony. David has been teaching law enforcement officers since 1981 and is currently an instructor for the Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute. He has instructed law enforcement officers in 48 states and 3 foreign countries. He specializes in Homicide Investigations and Officer Involved Shootings.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Officer Involved Shooting
Use of Deadly Force Criminal Investigation
“How You Conduct the Investigation Matters”
 
Training Goals and Objectives:
 
There is arguably no single event that can traumatize a police agency more than a police officer involved shooting incident. The criticism and intense scrutiny generated by the media, community activists, the general public, and the criminal justice system itself, can be enormous. Civil judgments resulting from such cases can debilitate a police organization for years, have an adverse effect on employee moral, and hamper agency effectiveness through the erosion of public opinion. It is, therefore, imperative that every police department prepare in earnest for this inevitable eventuality. It is also essential that the investigator charged with the task of leading a police officer involved investigation become equally prepared.
 
The purpose of this course is to provide attendees with investigative knowledge that is applicable to all officers involved shooting incidents, regardless of the size of their department. Police officer involved shootings are vastly different from any other type of investigation. The stakes for the shooting officer and his department are so high that it is imperative that the investigation be conducted prescribed, impartial manner. This course will provide those in attendance with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to handle any deadly force incident.
 
Training Audience and Content:
 
This course is intended for those investigators who are specifically assigned to the criminal investigation of officer involved shootings and other in-custody deaths. It is also appropriated for those detectives or uniform personnel who may be required to assist in these types of investigations. Others who could benefit from the training includes: crime scene technicians, medical examiners/coroners investigators, supervisors, military investigators, criminal analysts, and prosecuting attorneys. This class, due to the sensitive nature of the subject material, attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel, or those directly involved in the criminal justice system.
 
Class Format:
 
This course is designed in 2½-day sessions. Instruction is provided through the use of Keynote and/or Power Point presentation that makes liberal use of authentic crime scene photographs. This, along with the instructor’s personal experiences, insures that the topics discussed are portrayed as realistically as possible. Handouts and videos are used as instructional aids.
 
Content of this course contains numerous death scene photographs that are highly graphic and intense. Due to the sensitive nature of this material, attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel, or those directly involved in the criminal justice system.

 
***12 High Risks Critical Tasks in Law Enforcement***
 
A) The Process of the Investigation
 
A) Investigation A - Z
 
A) Protected Health Information and Use of Force
 
B)
 What Supports the Investigations
 
B) Miranda
 
B) Off Duty v On Duty
B) The Police Culture and Emotional Survival
B) Shootings Involving Federal Agents
 
B) Documentation
 
B) Trending, and New
 
B) Cameras
B) Fatigue Threshold
B) The Officer as a Victim

B) Memory and Trauma
B) Interviewing Involved Officers
 
C) Procedural Issues That Guide the Investigation
C) Procedural Issues in Deadly Force
 
Analysis of the F.B.I. Shooting in Miami on April 11, 1986
 
 
What this class is and what this class isn’t:
 
This class will discuss subjects that are related and important to the investigation of Officer Involved Shootings.
 
It will
NOT be a “step by step how to investigate” class. Each department has different procedures and exists in different states, different counties, different cities and different judicial circuits. The class will cover: general principles and issues that occur in all OIS cases as well as Federal Court Decisions that govern what we can and should not do.
 
It is not a “crime scene” class or an “administrative” class but will concentrate on the aspects of the criminal investigation, with some consideration to the administrative and crime scene issues.
 
The subjects are divided into three sections:
 
(A) The process of the investigation itself
 
(B) What supports the investigation
 
(C) Procedural Issues that guide the investigation.
 

 
 
 

Seminar Title

Homicide: The Investigative Challenge

Dates of Events

05/29/2019 through 05/31/2019

Last Updated: 06/06/2019
Instructor(s): David Rivers
Location: Slidell Regional Public Safety Academy - 34870 Grantham College Road, Slidell, LA 70460
Hotel: Homewood Suites by Hilton - 175 Holiday Blvd., Slidell, LA 70460
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Instructor:
David W. Rivers, Sgt. (Retired)
Metro-Dade Police Department
Miami, Florida

David Rivers retired as a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Bureau of the Metro-Dade Police Department after 27 years of service. David was assigned to the Homicide Bureau for 20 of those 27 years, 4 years as a Detective and 16 years as a supervisor. In those capacities, he conducted and assisted in several hundred death investigations including homicides, suicides, non-vehicular accidental deaths and numerous officer involved shootings. On April 11, 1986 he was assigned as the supervisor of the F.B.I. Shooting in Miami which, to date, is still the largest shootout in the Bureau’s history. In 1988 he was assigned as the supervisor of the “Cold Case Squad” which was responsible for continuing investigation of information received on over 1,800 open homicides dating back to 1951. Additionally, he has consulted on cases in Canada, Holland, United Kingdom, as well as the United States. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.

David is a Charter Member and past member of the Board of Directors of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association. In 2012, he received an Excellence and Life Time Achievement Award from the I.H.I.A. for death investigation and training. Additionally, he is a member of several state homicide investigators associations. He is a current member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association. (I.L.E.E.T.A.), International Police Association (I.P.A.) Region 43, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (A.C.J.S.) and the Police Section of A.C.J.S. In April of 2010, he was certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science ® Institute Limited. He again attended the certification course in 2017 (as a refresher).

He is currently the President of Voice & Ink Enterprises, Inc., a Florida Corporation that specializes in law enforcement training and expert witness testimony. David has been teaching law enforcement officers since 1981 and is currently an instructor for the Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute. He has instructed law enforcement officers in 48 states and 3 foreign countries. He specializes in Homicide Investigations and Officer Involved Shootings.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Homicide:
The Investigative Challenge
Natural Death • Undetermined Death • Accidental Death
• Suicide • Homicide • Continued Investigation

 
Course Objectives:
 
This two and a half day training module will provide the attendee with the skills and competency to conduct complete and thorough homicide investigations with prosecutorial merit. Additionally, the attendee will be provided with the skills to recognize and handle other types of death investigations, bringing them to a successful conclusion.
 
At the beginning of the class a case will be examined through discussion, question and answers, as well as, an evaluation of evidence discovered by student observations. After the discussion the students will evaluate whether the classification of the case should be accidental death, suicide or homicide.
 
The class will cover three basic steps in all homicide investigations: Crime Scene, Follow-up and Case Courtroom presentation.
 
Crime Scene:
This block will cover the most recent and important relevant court decision regarding search and seizure, as well as, some basic techniques and definitions.
 
Follow-up:

The follow up phrase is the “detecting” phase. Some of the topics discussed will be interviews, area canvases, technology, Miranda and other court decisions, as well as, some ethnic and cultural issues.
 
Case and Courtroom Presentation:

Attendees will examine some suggestions provided by defense attorneys, judges and prosecutors on how to be a better witness and how to be better prepared for court.
 
A brief history of the Cold Case Squads, their makeup and how they have evolved over the years will be discussed. Students will learn the 12 basic steps to re-opening and managing unresolved cases. Some successful cold case prosecutions will be discussed.
 
 Course Objectives:
 
Other types of death investigations will be covered: autoerotic deaths, non-vehicular deaths (including airline crashes), suicides and unattended natural deaths.
 
Autoerotic Deaths:

These types of deaths are some of the most unique and challenging cases an officer will face.
  
Non-Vehicular Deaths:
These types of deaths have a propensity for ending up in civil court and require in-depth and thorough investigations.
  
Suicides:

Suicides have a multitude of problems that face the investigator. The analysis of these problems will provide the investigator with the skills and tools necessary to objectively examine these cases.
  
Unattended Natural Deaths:
Most state laws and all the families of a victim(s) who die in apparently good health, require answers and an assurance the death was natural.
 
Deaths Involving the Use of Force:
Deadly force and the multitude of subjects in dealing with its application by officers, as well as, the deaths of officers in the line of duty will be discussed. Attendees will be provided with the skills that are critical to the understanding of the dynamics and problems that occur during these types of cases.

Seminar Title

Analyzing Written Statements

Dates of Events

06/13/2019 through 06/14/2019

Last Updated: 06/04/2019
Instructor(s): Mark A. Hall
Location: Tarrant County Sheriff's Academy - 1500 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 6555 Park Brook, Forest Hill, TX 76140
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Analyzing Written Statements
Enhancing Your Interview and Interrogation
 
Course Objectives:
 
This (16) hour school is for the criminal investigator who wishes to expand his/her techniques in the field of Interview and Interrogation. Each student will learn to take and analyze written statements for signs of veracity and deception. The student will then learn how to apply this technique to the traditional interview and interrogation. This is a hands-on class. The majority of the class will be spent analyzing written statements from criminal investigations. The following areas of analysis will be covered:
 
·  History & Theory
·  Miranda
·  Documentation of Statements
·  Balance of a Statement
·  Test of Veracity
·  Analysis of Nouns
·  Analysis of Pronouns
·  Analysis of Adjectives
·  Analysis of Adverbs
·  Analysis of Verbs
·  Unique Words and Phrases
·  Documentation of Interviews and Interrogations
 
Students are encouraged to bring statements from active or previous investigations for analysis
 
I. Miranda VI. Testing the Statement
a. Veracity
II.
 Analyzing Statements b. Balance
a. Definition c. Nouns
b. Origin d. Pronouns
e. Verbs
III.
 Contamination f. Adjectives
g. Adverbs
IV. Information Types h. Logic
a. Investigative
b. Subconscious VII. Scoring the Statement
c. Veracity
d. Deception VIII. Documentation of
Findings
V.
 Information Provided by the
Writer IX. Verbal Interviews
a. Complete Deception
b. Partial Truthfulness
c. Combination
d. Complete Deception

Seminar Title

Court Security: Response to Critical Incidents and Emergency Planning

Dates of Events

07/22/2019 through 07/24/2019

Last Updated: 07/22/2019
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: Denver Sheriff's Training Academy - 5440 Roslyn Street, #5-100, Denver, CO 80216
Hotel: Drury Inn - 4550 North Central Park, Stapleton, CO 80238
Course Registration Fee: $300
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Court Security
Critical Incident & Emergency
Planning For Courts

 
Government buildings continue to be a target, just turn on the news! With that being said, courthouses and courtrooms are especially vulnerable targets due to fact they are not only government facilities but also where our criminal justice system operates. With many potential targets utilizing the courthouse daily, including defendants, victims, family and domestic parties, judges and numerous county officials, disruptions are on the rise.
Courthouse/courtroom incidents range from minor disruptions such as picketing to physical assault and even murder. Regardless of your experience, there is no assurance that violence will not happen in your court. The question is not “if it will happen but when?”
Course Objectives:
Violent Court Incidents/Case Studies – By examining in detail past court incidents and case studies, students will be able to begin the process of accessing their own courtroom, courthouse, parking lots, grounds and current security systems and protocols.
Legal Issues of Courtroom/Courthouse Security – This session will cover case law in order to prepare each student with a working knowledge of what they “can” and “can’t” do legally.
Overview of Courtroom Security – This session will cover and discuss profiles of those involved in courtroom/courthouse incidents, various stages of the proceeding in which incidents and disruptions are more likely to occur, and prepare the students with a background in statistics to better prepare them for potential incidents.
Daily Operational Concerns for Courtroom/Courthouse Security – By examining the “5 Elements of Courthouse/Courtroom Security” a foundation for security begins to develop with court security personnel, court tenants, policies and procedures and the securing of the physical facility.
Prisoner/Defendant Security – This session will cover how to prepare for and minimize disruptions from in-custody defendants, transportation pitfalls, various restraints, communications, searches, juveniles and a myriad of topics dealing with court appearances.
High Risk/Critical Situations – This session will be devoted to high risk trials, sequestered juries, protests and many other situations that there is time to prepare, implement and execute a appropriate plan to mitigate the risks.
Bomb Threats/Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies – There is the potential for a wide variety of emergency situations to arise at a courthouse, oftentimes with little or no warning. This session gives the students an overview of potential problems, and prepares them with plans and procedures to implement to properly prepare for these types of emergency situations.
Sovereign Citizens – This session will give an overview to all students to the potential issues and the tactics used by sovereign citizens, from simple disruptions to dangerous life threatening situations.
Courtroom/Courthouse Survey – This session will enable the students to return and complete a physical site survey of their courtroom/courthouse. They will receive a sample survey to utilize and/or modify to fit their individual setting. This will also be the basis for requesting additional resources and security personnel.
 

Seminar Title

Internal Affairs, Citizen Complaints and Officer Discipline

Dates of Events

08/12/2019 through 08/14/2019

Last Updated: 08/09/2019
Instructor(s): Lou Reiter
Location: Denver Sheriff's Training Academy - 5440 Roslyn Street, #5-100, Denver, CO 80216
Hotel: Drury Inn - 4550 North Central Park, Stapleton, CO 80238
Course Registration Fee: $350
Instructor Bio
Lou Reiter currently is a police consultant. He offers three (3) separate professional services to the law enforcement community. He provides training to police groups in the high liability areas of use of force, emergency vehicle operations, high risk operations, investigations of citizen complaints, Internal Affairs procedures, investigation of critical incidents, and liability management. He will normally conduct 15-20 of these programs ranging from 2 hours to 5 days in length. The primary seminars are a 2-1/2 day program on Internal Affairs and Police Discipline and a 5 day program on investigation of police use of force incidents.

Each year, Lou also conducts an average of 5-10 agency management audits and liability assessments. These have been for state, county and municipal police operations. The size of these agencies has been from 3 persons to 39,000 employees. These audits allow him to be in police cars up to 100 hours each year. He has been a consultant on 8 U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, investigations of agencies involving patterns and practices of Constitutional violations. He was selected as a Federal Court monitor for the Consent Decree of Colln v. Ventura County Sheriff's Department, CA.

Lou provides litigation consultation to attorney firms involved in police civil actions. Since 1983, Lou has been retained in over 1100 such cases in nearly every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This has been on both sides of the table with approximately 60 percent being for plaintiffs.

Lou Reiter was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1961 to 1981. During that tenure he had 22 different assignments and rose through to ranks to retire as Deputy Chief of Police. About 70 percent of his time was spent in uniformed operations while the bulk of the remainder was in Internal Affairs, use of force review, training and personnel administration.

Lou has been published throughout his professional career. He was one of the principle researchers and authors of the 1973 Police Task Force Reportof the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Standards and Goals, where he authored the chapters on Internal Discipline, Training and Management-Employee Relations. Reiter has recently authored the 3rd Edition Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations guide: A Manual for Citizen Complaints, Administrative Investigations and Internal Affairs which will be provided to seminar participants.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Introduction: The current state of misconduct potential in law enforcement around the country elements of a reasonable Internal Affairs or Professional Standards complaints about police misconduct systems.

Foundation for the system: Importance of firm definitions of what constitutes a complaint and what is of Conduct Unbecoming allegations.

Gateway to the system: Issues of complaint complaints of public perceived hindrances, hurdles and forms of complaint forms and public successful techniques for complaint a viable option for our most common type of complaint.

Administrative issues: Maintenance of of purging of confidentiality of issues of dealing with investigations when there is a real potential of criminal conduct.

Investigative control measures: Standards of care critical points which affect investigations when to call in another agency importance of planning your investigation evaluating the complaint organizing your investigation why you may need to learn current standards use of a standard case folder system supervisory control methods administrative searches chemical testing use of polygraph and other tools.

Administrative interviews: Steps before you interview anyone the necessity to do detailed planning before you actissues of recording the interview general interview techniques handling common problems dealing with the accused employee living successfully under an Officers Bill of Rights understanding and working within Garrity and compelled statements successful interviews in the presence of victim and employee representatives.

Code of Silence: Is it real and should we acknowledge it consequences of the Code dealing with it in a reasonable manner.

Adjudication and Discipline: Administrative insight as a foundation for you decisions should we publish our outcomes?...Creating reasonable and defensible employee discipline formalize the burden of proof your agency will use where discipline charges can come from what the pre-disciplinary hearing is and isn't most common defenses to employee discipline how to handle resignations and retirements in lieu of discipline the discipline matrix developing last chance agreements.

What are these cases and what affect they have on agency operations new directions in investigative practices and relationships with prosecutors protecting yourself and agency from liability issues of truthfulness and continued employment investigative approaches.

Why such a system is important precursors which should alert supervisors to potential problem employees minimal criteria for such a system examples of up and running systems benefits and detriments of an early warning system.

Employee involved domestic misconduct: The significant difference between criminal and administrative violations the need for an administrative policy more expansive than criminal sanctions agency response to the domestic incident supervisory support tools for our employees further employment actions.

Sexual misconduct: Current state of the problem in law enforcement essential policies to have in place specific investigative techniques and tools essential tools for field supervision and control.

Fraternization and nepotism: What are these issues and what is the potential affect within an agency necessity for the development of a realistic policy to cover common operational and morale issues.

Social media issues with police employees: Nature of the current problem need for a written policy what are reasonable forms of oversight and sanctions.

Staff inspections of critical tasks: What is a staff inspections what critical tasks should be inspected and what frequency who should conduct these overviews biopsy of typical inspections.

Pending challenges for police agencies: External review or oversight what is it and what it isn't what causes communities to react forms of external review the future of police external review overview of the U.S. Department of Justice and other agreements with local agencies.

Use of force field investigations: Reporting use of force incidents, making them professional and scientific issues regarding the graphic matrix models why and how a use of force report can help your agency a realistic field supervisory investigation role of IA in the use of force reporting system.

Pro-active administrative enforcement of misconduct: What it is and how to do it you may be doing it and just don't know it.

Emergency provisions: Issues which might give rise to the necessity for using these provisions essential supervisory tools you need to have in place dealing with intoxicated employees viable options your agency should have available special considerations when using psychological services.
Seminar Title

"Criminal Investigations" Meeting the Challenges for Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Dates of Events

09/10/2019 through 09/11/2019

Last Updated: 07/24/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Denver Sheriff's Training Academy - 5440 Roslyn Street, #5-100, Denver, CO 80216
Hotel: Drury Inn - 4550 North Central Park, Stapleton, CO 80238
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Criminal Investigations
Meeting the Investigative Challenge For
Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Course Objectives:

This 2-day training will provide the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures when conducting criminal investigations. no matter the type of crime under investigation. Criminal investigations regardless of the investigation you are conducting require the same fundamentals. Applying determination, sound investigative practices, tactics, techniques and procedures will enhance the investigator’s ability to collect evidence in such a way as to ensure its admissibility in future criminal proceedings.

The strongest cases are those built with circumstantial crime scene evidence, eyewitness identifications and statements of admission from defendants. This training will provide the criminal investigator with the understanding and insight into all three.

In any investigation the lead investigator will be charged with the responsibility of the investigation and will ultimately be held accountable for the integrity and success of the completed investigation. Participants will be made aware of the proper methods of ensuring that the scene is properly processed and documented. This documentation includes written reports, photographs, measurements, sketch, and area canvass. Crime scene searches and seizures, the 4th Amendment and related case law will be discussed.
Eyewitness identifications play an important role in our criminal justice system; both by helping officers identify suspects during an investigation and by helping juries determine guilt at trial. It is therefore crucial that the procedures law enforcement officers follow in conducting those identifications ensure the accuracy and reliability of evidence elicited from eyewitnesses. Proper policy and procedures and best practices will be discussed

Distinguishing homicide from other unusual deaths: Police officers are called to investigate approximately 17,000 homicides a year. They are called to twice as many suicides each year. In many cases it may be required that investigators treat a death as a homicide until it has been ruled by a medical examiner or coroner to have been caused by something else. While law enforcement investigators are not expected to develop the same expertise as a pathologist performing an autopsy, it is critical that investigators be able to identify evidence at the scene and later at autopsy which would be an indicator as to the cause, manner and mechanism of death.

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides, among other things, that no person “…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself…” Thus, the police cannot compel a suspect to give testimonial evidence, which is incriminating, against him or herself. Interviews and interrogations are critical to establishing why a crime was committed and learning firsthand the details. Attendees will be provided an understanding of Interrogation techniques the Fifth and Sixth Amendments and related case law.
 
 
 
Seminar Title

Homicide: The Investigative Challenge

Dates of Events

05/20/2019 through 05/22/2019

Last Updated: 05/23/2019
Instructor(s): David Rivers
Location: Grand Prairie Police Department - 1525 Arkansas Lane, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
Hotel: La Quinta Inn & Suites North - 380 E. Palace Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Course Registration Fee: $325
Instructor Bio
Instructor:
David W. Rivers, Sgt. (Retired)
Metro-Dade Police Department
Miami, Florida

David Rivers retired as a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Bureau of the Metro-Dade Police Department after 27 years of service. David was assigned to the Homicide Bureau for 20 of those 27 years, 4 years as a Detective and 16 years as a supervisor. In those capacities, he conducted and assisted in several hundred death investigations including homicides, suicides, non-vehicular accidental deaths and numerous officer involved shootings. On April 11, 1986 he was assigned as the supervisor of the F.B.I. Shooting in Miami which, to date, is still the largest shootout in the Bureau’s history. In 1988 he was assigned as the supervisor of the “Cold Case Squad” which was responsible for continuing investigation of information received on over 1,800 open homicides dating back to 1951. Additionally, he has consulted on cases in Canada, Holland, United Kingdom, as well as the United States. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.

David is a Charter Member and past member of the Board of Directors of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association. In 2012, he received an Excellence and Life Time Achievement Award from the I.H.I.A. for death investigation and training. Additionally, he is a member of several state homicide investigators associations. He is a current member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association. (I.L.E.E.T.A.), International Police Association (I.P.A.) Region 43, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (A.C.J.S.) and the Police Section of A.C.J.S. In April of 2010, he was certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science ® Institute Limited. He again attended the certification course in 2017 (as a refresher).

He is currently the President of Voice & Ink Enterprises, Inc., a Florida Corporation that specializes in law enforcement training and expert witness testimony. David has been teaching law enforcement officers since 1981 and is currently an instructor for the Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute. He has instructed law enforcement officers in 48 states and 3 foreign countries. He specializes in Homicide Investigations and Officer Involved Shootings.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Homicide:
The Investigative Challenge
Natural Death • Undetermined Death • Accidental Death
• Suicide • Homicide • Continued Investigation

 
Course Objectives:
 
This two and a half day training module will provide the attendee with the skills and competency to conduct complete and thorough homicide investigations with prosecutorial merit. Additionally, the attendee will be provided with the skills to recognize and handle other types of death investigations, bringing them to a successful conclusion.
 
At the beginning of the class a case will be examined through discussion, question and answers, as well as, an evaluation of evidence discovered by student observations. After the discussion the students will evaluate whether the classification of the case should be accidental death, suicide or homicide.
 
The class will cover three basic steps in all homicide investigations: Crime Scene, Follow-up and Case Courtroom presentation.
 
Crime Scene:
This block will cover the most recent and important relevant court decision regarding search and seizure, as well as, some basic techniques and definitions.
 
Follow-up:

The follow up phrase is the “detecting” phase. Some of the topics discussed will be interviews, area canvases, technology, Miranda and other court decisions, as well as, some ethnic and cultural issues.
 
Case and Courtroom Presentation:

Attendees will examine some suggestions provided by defense attorneys, judges and prosecutors on how to be a better witness and how to be better prepared for court.
 
A brief history of the Cold Case Squads, their makeup and how they have evolved over the years will be discussed. Students will learn the 12 basic steps to re-opening and managing unresolved cases. Some successful cold case prosecutions will be discussed.
 
 Course Objectives:
 
Other types of death investigations will be covered: autoerotic deaths, non-vehicular deaths (including airline crashes), suicides and unattended natural deaths.
 
Autoerotic Deaths:

These types of deaths are some of the most unique and challenging cases an officer will face.
  
Non-Vehicular Deaths:
These types of deaths have a propensity for ending up in civil court and require in-depth and thorough investigations.
  
Suicides:

Suicides have a multitude of problems that face the investigator. The analysis of these problems will provide the investigator with the skills and tools necessary to objectively examine these cases.
  
Unattended Natural Deaths:
Most state laws and all the families of a victim(s) who die in apparently good health, require answers and an assurance the death was natural.
 
Deaths Involving the Use of Force:
Deadly force and the multitude of subjects in dealing with its application by officers, as well as, the deaths of officers in the line of duty will be discussed. Attendees will be provided with the skills that are critical to the understanding of the dynamics and problems that occur during these types of cases.

Seminar Title

Internal Affairs, Citizen Complaints and Officer Discipline

Dates of Events

06/24/2019 through 06/26/2019

Last Updated: 06/14/2019
Instructor(s): Lou Reiter
Location: Ascension Parish Training Center - 9094 St. Landry Road, Gonzales, LA 70738
Hotel: Home 2 Suites by Hilton - 2708 Outfitters Drive, Gonzales, LA 70737
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Lou Reiter currently is a police consultant. He offers three (3) separate professional services to the law enforcement community. He provides training to police groups in the high liability areas of use of force, emergency vehicle operations, high risk operations, investigations of citizen complaints, Internal Affairs procedures, investigation of critical incidents, and liability management. He will normally conduct 15-20 of these programs ranging from 2 hours to 5 days in length. The primary seminars are a 2-1/2 day program on Internal Affairs and Police Discipline and a 5 day program on investigation of police use of force incidents.

Each year, Lou also conducts an average of 5-10 agency management audits and liability assessments. These have been for state, county and municipal police operations. The size of these agencies has been from 3 persons to 39,000 employees. These audits allow him to be in police cars up to 100 hours each year. He has been a consultant on 8 U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, investigations of agencies involving patterns and practices of Constitutional violations. He was selected as a Federal Court monitor for the Consent Decree of Colln v. Ventura County Sheriff's Department, CA.

Lou provides litigation consultation to attorney firms involved in police civil actions. Since 1983, Lou has been retained in over 1100 such cases in nearly every state plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. This has been on both sides of the table with approximately 60 percent being for plaintiffs.

Lou Reiter was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1961 to 1981. During that tenure he had 22 different assignments and rose through to ranks to retire as Deputy Chief of Police. About 70 percent of his time was spent in uniformed operations while the bulk of the remainder was in Internal Affairs, use of force review, training and personnel administration.

Lou has been published throughout his professional career. He was one of the principle researchers and authors of the 1973 Police Task Force Reportof the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Standards and Goals, where he authored the chapters on Internal Discipline, Training and Management-Employee Relations. Reiter has recently authored the 3rd Edition Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations guide: A Manual for Citizen Complaints, Administrative Investigations and Internal Affairs which will be provided to seminar participants.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Introduction: The current state of misconduct potential in law enforcement around the country elements of a reasonable Internal Affairs or Professional Standards complaints about police misconduct systems.

Foundation for the system: Importance of firm definitions of what constitutes a complaint and what is of Conduct Unbecoming allegations.

Gateway to the system: Issues of complaint complaints of public perceived hindrances, hurdles and forms of complaint forms and public successful techniques for complaint a viable option for our most common type of complaint.

Administrative issues: Maintenance of of purging of confidentiality of issues of dealing with investigations when there is a real potential of criminal conduct.

Investigative control measures: Standards of care critical points which affect investigations when to call in another agency importance of planning your investigation evaluating the complaint organizing your investigation why you may need to learn current standards use of a standard case folder system supervisory control methods administrative searches chemical testing use of polygraph and other tools.

Administrative interviews: Steps before you interview anyone the necessity to do detailed planning before you actissues of recording the interview general interview techniques handling common problems dealing with the accused employee living successfully under an Officers Bill of Rights understanding and working within Garrity and compelled statements successful interviews in the presence of victim and employee representatives.

Code of Silence: Is it real and should we acknowledge it consequences of the Code dealing with it in a reasonable manner.

Adjudication and Discipline: Administrative insight as a foundation for you decisions should we publish our outcomes?...Creating reasonable and defensible employee discipline formalize the burden of proof your agency will use where discipline charges can come from what the pre-disciplinary hearing is and isn't most common defenses to employee discipline how to handle resignations and retirements in lieu of discipline the discipline matrix developing last chance agreements.

What are these cases and what affect they have on agency operations new directions in investigative practices and relationships with prosecutors protecting yourself and agency from liability issues of truthfulness and continued employment investigative approaches.

Why such a system is important precursors which should alert supervisors to potential problem employees minimal criteria for such a system examples of up and running systems benefits and detriments of an early warning system.

Employee involved domestic misconduct: The significant difference between criminal and administrative violations the need for an administrative policy more expansive than criminal sanctions agency response to the domestic incident supervisory support tools for our employees further employment actions.

Sexual misconduct: Current state of the problem in law enforcement essential policies to have in place specific investigative techniques and tools essential tools for field supervision and control.

Fraternization and nepotism: What are these issues and what is the potential affect within an agency necessity for the development of a realistic policy to cover common operational and morale issues.

Social media issues with police employees: Nature of the current problem need for a written policy what are reasonable forms of oversight and sanctions.

Staff inspections of critical tasks: What is a staff inspections what critical tasks should be inspected and what frequency who should conduct these overviews biopsy of typical inspections.

Pending challenges for police agencies: External review or oversight what is it and what it isn't what causes communities to react forms of external review the future of police external review overview of the U.S. Department of Justice and other agreements with local agencies.

Use of force field investigations: Reporting use of force incidents, making them professional and scientific issues regarding the graphic matrix models why and how a use of force report can help your agency a realistic field supervisory investigation role of IA in the use of force reporting system.

Pro-active administrative enforcement of misconduct: What it is and how to do it you may be doing it and just don't know it.

Emergency provisions: Issues which might give rise to the necessity for using these provisions essential supervisory tools you need to have in place dealing with intoxicated employees viable options your agency should have available special considerations when using psychological services.
Seminar Title

Officer Involved Shooting

Dates of Events

06/11/2019 through 06/13/2019

Last Updated: 06/14/2019
Instructor(s): David Rivers
Location: ILEAS Training Center - 1701 E Main Street, Urbana, IL 61802
Hotel: Comfort Suites, Urbana - 2001 N. Lincoln, Urbana, IL 61801
Course Registration Fee: $325
Instructor Bio
Instructor:
David W. Rivers, Sgt. (Retired)
Metro-Dade Police Department
Miami, Florida

David Rivers retired as a Detective Sergeant in the Homicide Bureau of the Metro-Dade Police Department after 27 years of service. David was assigned to the Homicide Bureau for 20 of those 27 years, 4 years as a Detective and 16 years as a supervisor. In those capacities, he conducted and assisted in several hundred death investigations including homicides, suicides, non-vehicular accidental deaths and numerous officer involved shootings. On April 11, 1986 he was assigned as the supervisor of the F.B.I. Shooting in Miami which, to date, is still the largest shootout in the Bureau’s history. In 1988 he was assigned as the supervisor of the “Cold Case Squad” which was responsible for continuing investigation of information received on over 1,800 open homicides dating back to 1951. Additionally, he has consulted on cases in Canada, Holland, United Kingdom, as well as the United States. He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Nova University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.

David is a Charter Member and past member of the Board of Directors of the International Homicide Investigator’s Association. In 2012, he received an Excellence and Life Time Achievement Award from the I.H.I.A. for death investigation and training. Additionally, he is a member of several state homicide investigators associations. He is a current member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Training Association. (I.L.E.E.T.A.), International Police Association (I.P.A.) Region 43, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (A.C.J.S.) and the Police Section of A.C.J.S. In April of 2010, he was certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science ® Institute Limited. He again attended the certification course in 2017 (as a refresher).

He is currently the President of Voice & Ink Enterprises, Inc., a Florida Corporation that specializes in law enforcement training and expert witness testimony. David has been teaching law enforcement officers since 1981 and is currently an instructor for the Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute. He has instructed law enforcement officers in 48 states and 3 foreign countries. He specializes in Homicide Investigations and Officer Involved Shootings.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Officer Involved Shooting
Use of Deadly Force Criminal Investigation
“How You Conduct the Investigation Matters”
 
Training Goals and Objectives:
 
There is arguably no single event that can traumatize a police agency more than a police officer involved shooting incident. The criticism and intense scrutiny generated by the media, community activists, the general public, and the criminal justice system itself, can be enormous. Civil judgments resulting from such cases can debilitate a police organization for years, have an adverse effect on employee moral, and hamper agency effectiveness through the erosion of public opinion. It is, therefore, imperative that every police department prepare in earnest for this inevitable eventuality. It is also essential that the investigator charged with the task of leading a police officer involved investigation become equally prepared.
 
The purpose of this course is to provide attendees with investigative knowledge that is applicable to all officers involved shooting incidents, regardless of the size of their department. Police officer involved shootings are vastly different from any other type of investigation. The stakes for the shooting officer and his department are so high that it is imperative that the investigation be conducted prescribed, impartial manner. This course will provide those in attendance with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to handle any deadly force incident.
 
Training Audience and Content:
 
This course is intended for those investigators who are specifically assigned to the criminal investigation of officer involved shootings and other in-custody deaths. It is also appropriated for those detectives or uniform personnel who may be required to assist in these types of investigations. Others who could benefit from the training includes: crime scene technicians, medical examiners/coroners investigators, supervisors, military investigators, criminal analysts, and prosecuting attorneys. This class, due to the sensitive nature of the subject material, attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel, or those directly involved in the criminal justice system.
 
Class Format:
 
This course is designed in 2½-day sessions. Instruction is provided through the use of Keynote and/or Power Point presentation that makes liberal use of authentic crime scene photographs. This, along with the instructor’s personal experiences, insures that the topics discussed are portrayed as realistically as possible. Handouts and videos are used as instructional aids.
 
Content of this course contains numerous death scene photographs that are highly graphic and intense. Due to the sensitive nature of this material, attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel, or those directly involved in the criminal justice system.

 
***12 High Risks Critical Tasks in Law Enforcement***
 
A) The Process of the Investigation
 
A) Investigation A - Z
 
A) Protected Health Information and Use of Force
 
B)
 What Supports the Investigations
 
B) Miranda
 
B) Off Duty v On Duty
B) The Police Culture and Emotional Survival
B) Shootings Involving Federal Agents
 
B) Documentation
 
B) Trending, and New
 
B) Cameras
B) Fatigue Threshold
B) The Officer as a Victim

B) Memory and Trauma
B) Interviewing Involved Officers
 
C) Procedural Issues That Guide the Investigation
C) Procedural Issues in Deadly Force
 
Analysis of the F.B.I. Shooting in Miami on April 11, 1986
 
 
What this class is and what this class isn’t:
 
This class will discuss subjects that are related and important to the investigation of Officer Involved Shootings.
 
It will
NOT be a “step by step how to investigate” class. Each department has different procedures and exists in different states, different counties, different cities and different judicial circuits. The class will cover: general principles and issues that occur in all OIS cases as well as Federal Court Decisions that govern what we can and should not do.
 
It is not a “crime scene” class or an “administrative” class but will concentrate on the aspects of the criminal investigation, with some consideration to the administrative and crime scene issues.
 
The subjects are divided into three sections:
 
(A) The process of the investigation itself
 
(B) What supports the investigation
 
(C) Procedural Issues that guide the investigation.
 

 
 
 

Seminar Title

Leadership Challenges for Law Enforcement Supervisors

Dates of Events

06/18/2019 through 06/20/2019

Last Updated: 06/26/2019
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: Rio Rancho Police Department - 500 Quantum Road NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Hotel: Quality Inn - 4081 High Resort Blvd, SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Meeting the Leadership Challenges
Of Law Enforcement
Supervision, Leadership and Management

Leadership is not an easy task in the best of times but in the challenging times currently in law enforcement we will look at key principles all leaders should strive for as they prepare to make a difference in their law enforcement organization, especially under the current public scrutiny. This presentation will focus on individuals who are students of leadership and want to grow as individual leaders addressing their motivation for achieving and maintaining a high level of professionalism and leadership skills utilizing ethical decision-making.
 
Course Objectives:
· Leadership a Primer – By examining in detail the definition of leadership and focusing in on the characteristics of great leaders and the levels of leadership the student will be able to identify those characteristics they need to develop and those that suits them best.
 
Questions covered in this block will include:
Born Leaders v. Learned Leaders?
Learning from you Mistakes, “The Eraser Principle”
What every Leader should stop doing!

 
· Leadership Case Study – To develop the officers toward leading ethically, a case study of several leadership styles are critiqued to help officers identity themselves the characteristics of success and the pitfalls of certain traits. Students will determine their Desires v. Abilities, Strengths v. Weaknesses and the differences and what will make the most impact!
 
· Characteristics of Great Leaders – Law enforcement leaders will gain valuable understanding of leadership by examining their leadership style and looking at leadership characteristics in detail to implement in their daily lives.
 
Topics covered will include: goals, responsibility, work ethic, principle, self-discipline, cooperation, improvement, sacrifice, listening skills, competition, honesty, excellence, attitude, morale and legacy.
 
· Winning Leadership – Everyone wants to be a winner, but winning takes practice, practice, practice. This block of instruction will give the daily workout plan to be a winning leader.
 
This block will cover the “How To” concept:
How to be a great boss!
How to win with your subordinates immediately!
How to “kill” your best employees!
How to create loyal employees!
How to delegate and not irritate!
How to prioritize effectively and successfully!
How to be a Courageous Leader!
 

Seminar Title

Court Security: Response to Critical Incidents and Emergency Planning

Dates of Events

07/16/2019 through 07/18/2019

Last Updated: 07/22/2019
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: Ascension Parish Training Center - 9094 St. Landry Road, Gonzales, LA 70738
Hotel: Home 2 Suites by Hilton - 2708 Outfitters Drive, Gonzales, LA 70737
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Court Security
Critical Incident & Emergency
Planning For Courts

 
Government buildings continue to be a target, just turn on the news! With that being said, courthouses and courtrooms are especially vulnerable targets due to fact they are not only government facilities but also where our criminal justice system operates. With many potential targets utilizing the courthouse daily, including defendants, victims, family and domestic parties, judges and numerous county officials, disruptions are on the rise.
Courthouse/courtroom incidents range from minor disruptions such as picketing to physical assault and even murder. Regardless of your experience, there is no assurance that violence will not happen in your court. The question is not “if it will happen but when?”
Course Objectives:
Violent Court Incidents/Case Studies – By examining in detail past court incidents and case studies, students will be able to begin the process of accessing their own courtroom, courthouse, parking lots, grounds and current security systems and protocols.
Legal Issues of Courtroom/Courthouse Security – This session will cover case law in order to prepare each student with a working knowledge of what they “can” and “can’t” do legally.
Overview of Courtroom Security – This session will cover and discuss profiles of those involved in courtroom/courthouse incidents, various stages of the proceeding in which incidents and disruptions are more likely to occur, and prepare the students with a background in statistics to better prepare them for potential incidents.
Daily Operational Concerns for Courtroom/Courthouse Security – By examining the “5 Elements of Courthouse/Courtroom Security” a foundation for security begins to develop with court security personnel, court tenants, policies and procedures and the securing of the physical facility.
Prisoner/Defendant Security – This session will cover how to prepare for and minimize disruptions from in-custody defendants, transportation pitfalls, various restraints, communications, searches, juveniles and a myriad of topics dealing with court appearances.
High Risk/Critical Situations – This session will be devoted to high risk trials, sequestered juries, protests and many other situations that there is time to prepare, implement and execute a appropriate plan to mitigate the risks.
Bomb Threats/Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies – There is the potential for a wide variety of emergency situations to arise at a courthouse, oftentimes with little or no warning. This session gives the students an overview of potential problems, and prepares them with plans and procedures to implement to properly prepare for these types of emergency situations.
Sovereign Citizens – This session will give an overview to all students to the potential issues and the tactics used by sovereign citizens, from simple disruptions to dangerous life threatening situations.
Courtroom/Courthouse Survey – This session will enable the students to return and complete a physical site survey of their courtroom/courthouse. They will receive a sample survey to utilize and/or modify to fit their individual setting. This will also be the basis for requesting additional resources and security personnel.
 

Seminar Title

Meeting the Leadership Challenges of Law Enforcement, Supervision Management and Leadership

Dates of Events

07/08/2019 through 07/10/2019

Last Updated: 07/18/2019
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: Mt. Juliet Police Department - 1019 Charlie Daniels Parkway, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Hotel: Staybridge Suites - 69 Belinda Parkway, Mt. Juliet, TN 37040
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Meeting the Leadership Challenges
Of Law Enforcement
Supervision, Leadership and Management

Leadership is not an easy task in the best of times but in the challenging times currently in law enforcement we will look at key principles all leaders should strive for as they prepare to make a difference in their law enforcement organization, especially under the current public scrutiny. This presentation will focus on individuals who are students of leadership and want to grow as individual leaders addressing their motivation for achieving and maintaining a high level of professionalism and leadership skills utilizing ethical decision-making.
 
Course Objectives:
· Leadership a Primer – By examining in detail the definition of leadership and focusing in on the characteristics of great leaders and the levels of leadership the student will be able to identify those characteristics they need to develop and those that suits them best.
 
Questions covered in this block will include:
Born Leaders v. Learned Leaders?
Learning from you Mistakes, “The Eraser Principle”
What every Leader should stop doing!

 
· Leadership Case Study – To develop the officers toward leading ethically, a case study of several leadership styles are critiqued to help officers identity themselves the characteristics of success and the pitfalls of certain traits. Students will determine their Desires v. Abilities, Strengths v. Weaknesses and the differences and what will make the most impact!
 
· Characteristics of Great Leaders – Law enforcement leaders will gain valuable understanding of leadership by examining their leadership style and looking at leadership characteristics in detail to implement in their daily lives.
 
Topics covered will include: goals, responsibility, work ethic, principle, self-discipline, cooperation, improvement, sacrifice, listening skills, competition, honesty, excellence, attitude, morale and legacy.
 
· Winning Leadership – Everyone wants to be a winner, but winning takes practice, practice, practice. This block of instruction will give the daily workout plan to be a winning leader.
 
This block will cover the “How To” concept:
How to be a great boss!
How to win with your subordinates immediately!
How to “kill” your best employees!
How to create loyal employees!
How to delegate and not irritate!
How to prioritize effectively and successfully!
How to be a Courageous Leader!
 

Seminar Title

Meeting the Leadership Challenges of Law Enforcement, Supervision Management and Leadership

Dates of Events

08/20/2019 through 08/22/2019

Last Updated: 08/12/2019
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: South Plains College Law Enforcement Technology Building - 1401 S College Avenue, Levelland, TX 79336
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 703 E State Hwy 114, Levelland, TX 79336
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Meeting the Leadership Challenges
Of Law Enforcement
Supervision, Leadership and Management

Leadership is not an easy task in the best of times but in the challenging times currently in law enforcement we will look at key principles all leaders should strive for as they prepare to make a difference in their law enforcement organization, especially under the current public scrutiny. This presentation will focus on individuals who are students of leadership and want to grow as individual leaders addressing their motivation for achieving and maintaining a high level of professionalism and leadership skills utilizing ethical decision-making.
 
Course Objectives:
· Leadership a Primer – By examining in detail the definition of leadership and focusing in on the characteristics of great leaders and the levels of leadership the student will be able to identify those characteristics they need to develop and those that suits them best.
 
Questions covered in this block will include:
Born Leaders v. Learned Leaders?
Learning from you Mistakes, “The Eraser Principle”
What every Leader should stop doing!

 
· Leadership Case Study – To develop the officers toward leading ethically, a case study of several leadership styles are critiqued to help officers identity themselves the characteristics of success and the pitfalls of certain traits. Students will determine their Desires v. Abilities, Strengths v. Weaknesses and the differences and what will make the most impact!
 
· Characteristics of Great Leaders – Law enforcement leaders will gain valuable understanding of leadership by examining their leadership style and looking at leadership characteristics in detail to implement in their daily lives.
 
Topics covered will include: goals, responsibility, work ethic, principle, self-discipline, cooperation, improvement, sacrifice, listening skills, competition, honesty, excellence, attitude, morale and legacy.
 
· Winning Leadership – Everyone wants to be a winner, but winning takes practice, practice, practice. This block of instruction will give the daily workout plan to be a winning leader.
 
This block will cover the “How To” concept:
How to be a great boss!
How to win with your subordinates immediately!
How to “kill” your best employees!
How to create loyal employees!
How to delegate and not irritate!
How to prioritize effectively and successfully!
How to be a Courageous Leader!
 

Seminar Title

5 Day Major Case Homicide and Death Investigation

Dates of Events

09/09/2019 through 09/13/2019

Last Updated: 07/24/2019
Instructor(s): Multiple Instructors
Location: Mt. Juliet Police Department - 1019 Charlie Daniels Parkway, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Hotel: Staybridge Suites - 69 Belinda Parkway, Mt. Juliet, TN 37040
Course Registration Fee: $495
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
5 Day Major Case Homicide and Death Investigations

Course Objectives:
This five day training module will provide the attendee with the skills and competency to conduct complete and thorough homicide investigations with prosecutorial merit. Additionally, the attendee will be provided with the skills to recognize and handle other types of death investigations, bringing them to a successful conclusion.
At the beginning of the class a case will be examined through discussion, question and answers, as well as, an evaluation of evidence discovered by student observations. After the discussion the students will evaluate whether the classification of the case should be accidental death, suicide or homicide.
The class will cover three basic steps in all homicide investigations: Crime Scene, Follow-up and Case Courtroom presentation.
This course will provide participants with an in-depth and step-by-step processes handling of high-profile major incidents most affecting communities, including, but not limited to, investigating cases of multiple homicides, crimes of violence against vulnerable populations, unexplained missing children/child abductions and violent rapes/sexual assaults. Included in each section of the presentation will be actual case studies to illustrate the points and practices to emphasize the relevance to successfully resolving cases.
Participants will be provided overviews on applying the latest advancements on genetic genealogy research and DNA phenotyping to successfully resolve long-term and current cases including case studies and discussions on potential future challenges. Additionally, discussions on applying the latest advancements and technologies to assist in conducting thorough and expedient resolutions of investigations, including, data management/analytics, advanced cell phone analytic and the complex role of social
media.
There will be discussions on the unique issues of responding to and investigating sexually motivated child abduction and the current offender behavior of using social media to entice and lure children and in addition thoughts on unidentified human remains cases, no body prosecutions, family issues and investigator wellness and stress.
Learning Objectives:
· Crime Scene
· Follow-up
· Case Courtroom Presentation
· Autoerotic Deaths
· Non-Vehicular Deaths
· Suicides
· Unattended Natural Deaths
· Death Involving the Use of Force
· Overview of Violent Crimes and Homicides
· Ten Steps for Managing a Major Case Investigation
· Equivocal Deaths
· Role of Technology
· Advances in DNA
· Sexually Motivated Child Abduction/Homicides
· Investigating Cases of Unidentified Human Remains
· No Body Homicides
· Special Search Considerations
· Victim Issues

Seminar Title

Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for Tactical, SWAT & Emergency Response Operations

Dates of Events

11/04/2019 through 11/05/2019

Last Updated: 08/15/2019
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Sandy Police Department - 410 West 9800 South, Sandy, UT 84070
Hotel: Best Western - 10695 S Auto Mall Drive, Sandy, UT 84070
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
One of the most critical tasks in law enforcement involves the use of tactical officers to accomplish high risk operations. While the success of these operations requires extensive training and proper equipment; success also requires sound decision making from the moment the decision is made to utilize a tactical response to a police event. The decision itself may even be scrutinized with twenty-twenty hindsight.

Over the last decade, tactical operations have come under the scrutiny of the courts. The scrutiny is largely the results of lawsuits filed against agencies and officers following a tactical operations. Much of the developing law can be found in reported decisions of the federal courts. The course utilizes the case-study approach in order to identify the important policy and practice considerations that will assist tactical commanders; supervisors and officers make legally defensible decisions without compromising operations during tactical events.

The program takes a three-tier approach. First, participants will be presented with the legal cases that impact tactical operations and ultimately, liability. Second, participants will be presented with policy issues that may be considered for implementation. Finally, the training turns toward the practical implementation of the legal and policy issues in a manner that does not compromise tactical operations or officer safety.

The course is unique in the fact that it takes a practical approach to legal principles impacting tactical operations and provides a road map to an operational implementation of the legal principles without hindering operations or compromising officer safety.

Upon Completion: Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: Liability in Law Enforcement Operations: This session focuses on civil liability for individual officers in the various law enforcement tasks. Using the task oriented approach; the session will be limited to those areas that are also applicable to the tactical officer.

Agency Liability: This session reviews the law with respect to agency liability. Students will be presented with the law relating to civil rights claims brought against an agency as the result of an officer’s conduct.

Training: This session examines the law relating to an agency’s failure to train officers for recurring (foreseeable) police tasks.

Liability in Tactical Operations: This session utilizes the principles from the previous sessions in reviewing cases with direct application to tactical operations.

Selection and Training: Case review with respect to how selection of candidates for specialized tactical units may impact liability as a result of operations. The session will incorporate the legal implications of entry-level and on-going training for specialized operations.
Seminar Title

Meeting the Leadership Challenges of Law Enforcement, Supervision Management and Leadership

Dates of Events

09/23/2019 through 09/25/2019

Last Updated: 04/12/2019
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: TWRA Hunter Education and Range Facility - 3200 Brother Blvd, Bartlett, TN 38133
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites - 2935 N. Germantown Road, Bartlett, TN 38133
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Meeting the Leadership Challenges
Of Law Enforcement
Supervision, Leadership and Management

Leadership is not an easy task in the best of times but in the challenging times currently in law enforcement we will look at key principles all leaders should strive for as they prepare to make a difference in their law enforcement organization, especially under the current public scrutiny. This presentation will focus on individuals who are students of leadership and want to grow as individual leaders addressing their motivation for achieving and maintaining a high level of professionalism and leadership skills utilizing ethical decision-making.
 
Course Objectives:
· Leadership a Primer – By examining in detail the definition of leadership and focusing in on the characteristics of great leaders and the levels of leadership the student will be able to identify those characteristics they need to develop and those that suits them best.
 
Questions covered in this block will include:
Born Leaders v. Learned Leaders?
Learning from you Mistakes, “The Eraser Principle”
What every Leader should stop doing!

 
· Leadership Case Study – To develop the officers toward leading ethically, a case study of several leadership styles are critiqued to help officers identity themselves the characteristics of success and the pitfalls of certain traits. Students will determine their Desires v. Abilities, Strengths v. Weaknesses and the differences and what will make the most impact!
 
· Characteristics of Great Leaders – Law enforcement leaders will gain valuable understanding of leadership by examining their leadership style and looking at leadership characteristics in detail to implement in their daily lives.
 
Topics covered will include: goals, responsibility, work ethic, principle, self-discipline, cooperation, improvement, sacrifice, listening skills, competition, honesty, excellence, attitude, morale and legacy.
 
· Winning Leadership – Everyone wants to be a winner, but winning takes practice, practice, practice. This block of instruction will give the daily workout plan to be a winning leader.
 
This block will cover the “How To” concept:
How to be a great boss!
How to win with your subordinates immediately!
How to “kill” your best employees!
How to create loyal employees!
How to delegate and not irritate!
How to prioritize effectively and successfully!
How to be a Courageous Leader!
 

Seminar Title

"Criminal Investigations" Meeting the Challenges for Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Dates of Events

08/13/2019 through 08/14/2019

Last Updated: 08/07/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Dawson County Sheriff's Office - 19 Tucker Avenue, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites - 127 Beartooth Parkway, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Criminal Investigations
Meeting the Investigative Challenge For
Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Course Objectives:

This 2-day training will provide the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures when conducting criminal investigations. no matter the type of crime under investigation. Criminal investigations regardless of the investigation you are conducting require the same fundamentals. Applying determination, sound investigative practices, tactics, techniques and procedures will enhance the investigator’s ability to collect evidence in such a way as to ensure its admissibility in future criminal proceedings.

The strongest cases are those built with circumstantial crime scene evidence, eyewitness identifications and statements of admission from defendants. This training will provide the criminal investigator with the understanding and insight into all three.

In any investigation the lead investigator will be charged with the responsibility of the investigation and will ultimately be held accountable for the integrity and success of the completed investigation. Participants will be made aware of the proper methods of ensuring that the scene is properly processed and documented. This documentation includes written reports, photographs, measurements, sketch, and area canvass. Crime scene searches and seizures, the 4th Amendment and related case law will be discussed.
Eyewitness identifications play an important role in our criminal justice system; both by helping officers identify suspects during an investigation and by helping juries determine guilt at trial. It is therefore crucial that the procedures law enforcement officers follow in conducting those identifications ensure the accuracy and reliability of evidence elicited from eyewitnesses. Proper policy and procedures and best practices will be discussed

Distinguishing homicide from other unusual deaths: Police officers are called to investigate approximately 17,000 homicides a year. They are called to twice as many suicides each year. In many cases it may be required that investigators treat a death as a homicide until it has been ruled by a medical examiner or coroner to have been caused by something else. While law enforcement investigators are not expected to develop the same expertise as a pathologist performing an autopsy, it is critical that investigators be able to identify evidence at the scene and later at autopsy which would be an indicator as to the cause, manner and mechanism of death.

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides, among other things, that no person “…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself…” Thus, the police cannot compel a suspect to give testimonial evidence, which is incriminating, against him or herself. Interviews and interrogations are critical to establishing why a crime was committed and learning firsthand the details. Attendees will be provided an understanding of Interrogation techniques the Fifth and Sixth Amendments and related case law.
 
 
 
Seminar Title

Court Security: Response to Critical Incidents and Emergency Planning

Dates of Events

10/15/2019 through 10/17/2019

Last Updated: 07/26/2019
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: Dawson County Sheriff's Office - 19 Tucker Avenue, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites - 127 Beartooth Parkway, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Course Registration Fee: $285
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Court Security
Critical Incident & Emergency
Planning For Courts

 
Government buildings continue to be a target, just turn on the news! With that being said, courthouses and courtrooms are especially vulnerable targets due to fact they are not only government facilities but also where our criminal justice system operates. With many potential targets utilizing the courthouse daily, including defendants, victims, family and domestic parties, judges and numerous county officials, disruptions are on the rise.
Courthouse/courtroom incidents range from minor disruptions such as picketing to physical assault and even murder. Regardless of your experience, there is no assurance that violence will not happen in your court. The question is not “if it will happen but when?”
Course Objectives:
Violent Court Incidents/Case Studies – By examining in detail past court incidents and case studies, students will be able to begin the process of accessing their own courtroom, courthouse, parking lots, grounds and current security systems and protocols.
Legal Issues of Courtroom/Courthouse Security – This session will cover case law in order to prepare each student with a working knowledge of what they “can” and “can’t” do legally.
Overview of Courtroom Security – This session will cover and discuss profiles of those involved in courtroom/courthouse incidents, various stages of the proceeding in which incidents and disruptions are more likely to occur, and prepare the students with a background in statistics to better prepare them for potential incidents.
Daily Operational Concerns for Courtroom/Courthouse Security – By examining the “5 Elements of Courthouse/Courtroom Security” a foundation for security begins to develop with court security personnel, court tenants, policies and procedures and the securing of the physical facility.
Prisoner/Defendant Security – This session will cover how to prepare for and minimize disruptions from in-custody defendants, transportation pitfalls, various restraints, communications, searches, juveniles and a myriad of topics dealing with court appearances.
High Risk/Critical Situations – This session will be devoted to high risk trials, sequestered juries, protests and many other situations that there is time to prepare, implement and execute a appropriate plan to mitigate the risks.
Bomb Threats/Natural Disasters and Other Emergencies – There is the potential for a wide variety of emergency situations to arise at a courthouse, oftentimes with little or no warning. This session gives the students an overview of potential problems, and prepares them with plans and procedures to implement to properly prepare for these types of emergency situations.
Sovereign Citizens – This session will give an overview to all students to the potential issues and the tactics used by sovereign citizens, from simple disruptions to dangerous life threatening situations.
Courtroom/Courthouse Survey – This session will enable the students to return and complete a physical site survey of their courtroom/courthouse. They will receive a sample survey to utilize and/or modify to fit their individual setting. This will also be the basis for requesting additional resources and security personnel.
 

Seminar Title

Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for Tactical, SWAT & Emergency Response Operations

Dates of Events

12/02/2019 through 12/03/2019

Last Updated: 04/30/2019
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Dawson County Sheriff's Office - 19 Tucker Avenue, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Hotel: Quality Inn & Suites - 127 Beartooth Parkway, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
One of the most critical tasks in law enforcement involves the use of tactical officers to accomplish high risk operations. While the success of these operations requires extensive training and proper equipment; success also requires sound decision making from the moment the decision is made to utilize a tactical response to a police event. The decision itself may even be scrutinized with twenty-twenty hindsight.

Over the last decade, tactical operations have come under the scrutiny of the courts. The scrutiny is largely the results of lawsuits filed against agencies and officers following a tactical operations. Much of the developing law can be found in reported decisions of the federal courts. The course utilizes the case-study approach in order to identify the important policy and practice considerations that will assist tactical commanders; supervisors and officers make legally defensible decisions without compromising operations during tactical events.

The program takes a three-tier approach. First, participants will be presented with the legal cases that impact tactical operations and ultimately, liability. Second, participants will be presented with policy issues that may be considered for implementation. Finally, the training turns toward the practical implementation of the legal and policy issues in a manner that does not compromise tactical operations or officer safety.

The course is unique in the fact that it takes a practical approach to legal principles impacting tactical operations and provides a road map to an operational implementation of the legal principles without hindering operations or compromising officer safety.

Upon Completion: Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: Liability in Law Enforcement Operations: This session focuses on civil liability for individual officers in the various law enforcement tasks. Using the task oriented approach; the session will be limited to those areas that are also applicable to the tactical officer.

Agency Liability: This session reviews the law with respect to agency liability. Students will be presented with the law relating to civil rights claims brought against an agency as the result of an officer’s conduct.

Training: This session examines the law relating to an agency’s failure to train officers for recurring (foreseeable) police tasks.

Liability in Tactical Operations: This session utilizes the principles from the previous sessions in reviewing cases with direct application to tactical operations.

Selection and Training: Case review with respect to how selection of candidates for specialized tactical units may impact liability as a result of operations. The session will incorporate the legal implications of entry-level and on-going training for specialized operations.
Seminar Title

TLETOA

Dates of Events

05/20/2019 through 05/20/2019

Last Updated: 04/17/2019
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: - , , TN
Hotel: - , ,
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Title

Jail/Corrections Legal Update

Dates of Events

05/20/2019 through 05/20/2019

Last Updated: 05/29/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Welcome Center - 205 N. Fifth Street, Zanesville, OH 43701
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 1009 Spring Street, Zanesville, OH
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Title

Jail/Corrections Legal Update

Dates of Events

05/21/2019 through 05/21/2019

Last Updated: 05/29/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Galazy Restaurant - 201 Parke Centre Drive, Wadsworth, OH 44281
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 3073 Eastpointe Drive, Medina, OH
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Title

Jail/Corrections Legal Update

Dates of Events

05/22/2019 through 05/22/2019

Last Updated: 05/29/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: FOP Hall - 750 West Robb Avenue, Lima, OH 45801
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn-Findlay - 1050 Interstate Drive West, Findlay, OH 45840
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Title

Jail/Corrections Legal Update

Dates of Events

05/23/2019 through 05/23/2019

Last Updated: 05/29/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Roberts Centre - 123 Gano Drive, Wilmington, OH 45177
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites - 201 Holiday Drive, Wilmington, OH 45177
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Title

Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for Tactical, SWAT & Emergency Response Operations

Dates of Events

05/29/2019 through 05/30/2019

Last Updated: 05/31/2019
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority - 14001 Merriman Rd, Livonia, MI 48154
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 28151 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, MI 48150
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
One of the most critical tasks in law enforcement involves the use of tactical officers to accomplish high risk operations. While the success of these operations requires extensive training and proper equipment; success also requires sound decision making from the moment the decision is made to utilize a tactical response to a police event. The decision itself may even be scrutinized with twenty-twenty hindsight.

Over the last decade, tactical operations have come under the scrutiny of the courts. The scrutiny is largely the results of lawsuits filed against agencies and officers following a tactical operations. Much of the developing law can be found in reported decisions of the federal courts. The course utilizes the case-study approach in order to identify the important policy and practice considerations that will assist tactical commanders; supervisors and officers make legally defensible decisions without compromising operations during tactical events.

The program takes a three-tier approach. First, participants will be presented with the legal cases that impact tactical operations and ultimately, liability. Second, participants will be presented with policy issues that may be considered for implementation. Finally, the training turns toward the practical implementation of the legal and policy issues in a manner that does not compromise tactical operations or officer safety.

The course is unique in the fact that it takes a practical approach to legal principles impacting tactical operations and provides a road map to an operational implementation of the legal principles without hindering operations or compromising officer safety.

Upon Completion: Participants will gain knowledge in the following areas: Liability in Law Enforcement Operations: This session focuses on civil liability for individual officers in the various law enforcement tasks. Using the task oriented approach; the session will be limited to those areas that are also applicable to the tactical officer.

Agency Liability: This session reviews the law with respect to agency liability. Students will be presented with the law relating to civil rights claims brought against an agency as the result of an officer’s conduct.

Training: This session examines the law relating to an agency’s failure to train officers for recurring (foreseeable) police tasks.

Liability in Tactical Operations: This session utilizes the principles from the previous sessions in reviewing cases with direct application to tactical operations.

Selection and Training: Case review with respect to how selection of candidates for specialized tactical units may impact liability as a result of operations. The session will incorporate the legal implications of entry-level and on-going training for specialized operations.
Seminar Title

"Criminal Investigations" Meeting the Challenges for Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Dates of Events

10/01/2019 through 10/02/2019

Last Updated: 06/26/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: South Plains College Law Enforcement Technology Building - 1401 S College Avenue, Levelland, TX 79336
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 703 E State Hwy 114, Levelland, TX 79336
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Criminal Investigations
Meeting the Investigative Challenge For
Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Course Objectives:

This 2-day training will provide the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures when conducting criminal investigations. no matter the type of crime under investigation. Criminal investigations regardless of the investigation you are conducting require the same fundamentals. Applying determination, sound investigative practices, tactics, techniques and procedures will enhance the investigator’s ability to collect evidence in such a way as to ensure its admissibility in future criminal proceedings.

The strongest cases are those built with circumstantial crime scene evidence, eyewitness identifications and statements of admission from defendants. This training will provide the criminal investigator with the understanding and insight into all three.

In any investigation the lead investigator will be charged with the responsibility of the investigation and will ultimately be held accountable for the integrity and success of the completed investigation. Participants will be made aware of the proper methods of ensuring that the scene is properly processed and documented. This documentation includes written reports, photographs, measurements, sketch, and area canvass. Crime scene searches and seizures, the 4th Amendment and related case law will be discussed.
Eyewitness identifications play an important role in our criminal justice system; both by helping officers identify suspects during an investigation and by helping juries determine guilt at trial. It is therefore crucial that the procedures law enforcement officers follow in conducting those identifications ensure the accuracy and reliability of evidence elicited from eyewitnesses. Proper policy and procedures and best practices will be discussed

Distinguishing homicide from other unusual deaths: Police officers are called to investigate approximately 17,000 homicides a year. They are called to twice as many suicides each year. In many cases it may be required that investigators treat a death as a homicide until it has been ruled by a medical examiner or coroner to have been caused by something else. While law enforcement investigators are not expected to develop the same expertise as a pathologist performing an autopsy, it is critical that investigators be able to identify evidence at the scene and later at autopsy which would be an indicator as to the cause, manner and mechanism of death.

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides, among other things, that no person “…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself…” Thus, the police cannot compel a suspect to give testimonial evidence, which is incriminating, against him or herself. Interviews and interrogations are critical to establishing why a crime was committed and learning firsthand the details. Attendees will be provided an understanding of Interrogation techniques the Fifth and Sixth Amendments and related case law.
 
 
 
Seminar Title

Kinesic Roadside and Field Interview

Dates of Events

10/15/2019 through 10/16/2019

Last Updated: 08/12/2019
Instructor(s): Stan Walters
Location: South Plains College Law Enforcement Technology Building - 1401 S College Avenue, Levelland, TX 79336
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites - 703 E State Hwy 114, Levelland, TX 79336
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Stan B. Walters “The Lie Guy™”

Stan B. Walters is President of Stan B. Walters &amp; Associates, Inc. He
is the author of Principles of Kinesic Interview &amp; Interrogation&reg;,
published by CRC Press 1996. The textbook is used for interview and interrogation
by several police academies and universities in the U.S. Stan has spent more
than 22 years on the research and study of interview and interrogation. He
is currently acting as the Subject Matter Expert on interview and interrogation
to the Johns Hopkins University. He developed the Practical Kinesic Interview
&amp; Interrogation&reg; training series and his extensive research work,
training programs and writings have received critical recognition from law
enforcement, loss prevention, corrections, and fire service professionals.
His work has also received praise from many social and behavioral science
professionals throughout the U.S.

Stan has taught for private, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies
in over 45 states as well as the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Probation,
the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, DEA, ATF, the Texas Rangers,
U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and U.S. Immigration Service. He has also taught
for numerous other educational, professional and criminal justice training
organizations and academies throughout the U.S. Course recognized by the
American Polygraph Association for continuing education credit.<br>
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Course Overview:

The Kinesic Roadside Interview Technique® is a multi-phase behavioral analysis that is used to improve the communications process to conduct more effective roadside interviews.

This two (2) day course will provide the street/road patrol and drug interdiction officer with the knowledge and understanding from bath a verbal/non-verbal and emotional response of subjects of a vehicle stop.

This understanding of he subject will assist the officer conducting the roadside interview in detecting deceptive signals and stress response answers.


The Roadside Diagnostic Phase


1. Control Of The Interview: The area or distance from which the
roadside interview is conducted will solicit various verbal and
behavior responses.

2. Verbal Clues: Identification of symptoms of speech quality and
content which gives the officer the clues as to whether
statements of the subject(s) are truthful or deceptive when a
relevant questioned is asked.

3. Speech Rate: When a subjects rate of speech speeds up in an
area, it indicates that area has already been prepared or
rehearsed as a response. The implication is that the subject has
anticipated an inquiry into this area and has already prepared the
deceptive response.

4. Vocal Skippers: Deceptive subjects experience more frequent
occurrences of speech disturbance. The disturbances occur
because the subject is trying to attain or having difficulty
maintaining their thought pattern. (i.e. Stammering, Stuttering,
slurring Words)

5. Angered Roadside Subject: This subject may verbally attack
you and what you stand for or make threatening statements. The
deceptive subject will try to attempt to block your interview in
this manner.

6. Subject Denial: Denial is the mood in which the subject
re-enforces his commitment to reject his guilt of involvement. The
more denial progresses the more difficult the subject is to say
“yes”. (i.e. Memory Lapses, Denial Expressions, Qualifiers,
Stalling Tactics)

7. Bargaining Statements: Complaining about themselves is a
form of bargaining. “Soft Words” compliance, “Religious State-
ments” I swear, “Name Dropping” people the subjects know.

8. Non-Verbal - Body Language: The key to detecting deceptive
behavior is to observe incongruent signals between verbal and
non-verbal behavior. Body language is the “Check Register” of
moods. (i.e. Head Movement, Sweat, Eye Pupillary Response,
Lip Behaviors, Facial Color)






Seminar Title

SPIAA

Dates of Events

07/16/2019 through 07/16/2019

Last Updated: 04/17/2019
Instructor(s): John Jack Ryan
Location: Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel - 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Hotel: Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel - 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Course Registration Fee: $Contra
Instructor Bio
Jack Ryan is an attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude Suffolk University Law School and has 20 years of law enforcement experience as a police officer with the Providence Police Department, Providence, RI.

Jack’s law degree and experience as a police officer gives him the unique perspective of public safety legal and liability issues. Jack is a former adjunct faculty member at Salve Regina University and lectures frequently throughout the United States. He has authored several legal publications, including the PATC Best Selling “Legal Guide for Law Enforcement Officers and Supervisors” – an annually updated quick reference guide to U.S. Supreme Court case law impacting law enforcement policies and procedures. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Seminar Title

"Criminal Investigations" Meeting the Challenges for Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Dates of Events

08/27/2019 through 08/28/2019

Last Updated: 05/30/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Rio Rancho Police Department - 500 Quantum Road, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Hotel: Quality Inn - 4081 High Resort Blvd, SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Criminal Investigations
Meeting the Investigative Challenge For
Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Course Objectives:

This 2-day training will provide the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures when conducting criminal investigations. no matter the type of crime under investigation. Criminal investigations regardless of the investigation you are conducting require the same fundamentals. Applying determination, sound investigative practices, tactics, techniques and procedures will enhance the investigator’s ability to collect evidence in such a way as to ensure its admissibility in future criminal proceedings.

The strongest cases are those built with circumstantial crime scene evidence, eyewitness identifications and statements of admission from defendants. This training will provide the criminal investigator with the understanding and insight into all three.

In any investigation the lead investigator will be charged with the responsibility of the investigation and will ultimately be held accountable for the integrity and success of the completed investigation. Participants will be made aware of the proper methods of ensuring that the scene is properly processed and documented. This documentation includes written reports, photographs, measurements, sketch, and area canvass. Crime scene searches and seizures, the 4th Amendment and related case law will be discussed.
Eyewitness identifications play an important role in our criminal justice system; both by helping officers identify suspects during an investigation and by helping juries determine guilt at trial. It is therefore crucial that the procedures law enforcement officers follow in conducting those identifications ensure the accuracy and reliability of evidence elicited from eyewitnesses. Proper policy and procedures and best practices will be discussed

Distinguishing homicide from other unusual deaths: Police officers are called to investigate approximately 17,000 homicides a year. They are called to twice as many suicides each year. In many cases it may be required that investigators treat a death as a homicide until it has been ruled by a medical examiner or coroner to have been caused by something else. While law enforcement investigators are not expected to develop the same expertise as a pathologist performing an autopsy, it is critical that investigators be able to identify evidence at the scene and later at autopsy which would be an indicator as to the cause, manner and mechanism of death.

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides, among other things, that no person “…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself…” Thus, the police cannot compel a suspect to give testimonial evidence, which is incriminating, against him or herself. Interviews and interrogations are critical to establishing why a crime was committed and learning firsthand the details. Attendees will be provided an understanding of Interrogation techniques the Fifth and Sixth Amendments and related case law.
 
 
 
Seminar Title

Critical Task in Jail/ Correction Operations and Reducing Liability

Dates of Events

08/05/2019 through 08/06/2019

Last Updated: 08/20/2019
Instructor(s): Jeffrey Carter
Location: Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office - 3365 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Hotel: Home2 Suites by Hilton - 4028 W. Parkway Blvd, West Valley City, UT 84120
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Critical Task in Jail/Correction Operations and Reducing Liability
Why are we getting sued?
 
Course Overview:
 
Intoxication and Withdrawal in the Jail Environment
The number of inmates coming into our facilities today with substance abuse issues is alarming. Unfortunately, in many instances, we are the first line of defense in determining whether these individuals are assessed, and proper care is provided. It’s critical that our staff are trained in recognizing the signs and symptoms of both intoxication and withdrawal so prompt intervention can be requested. This class will provide basic correctional level training in identifying behaviors prompting staff to make medical and/or mental health referrals if needed.
 
Medical Best Practices
Another major area of litigation for corrections is “Medical Negligence”. This class will cover “Best Practices” in addressing inmate medical issues beginning at intake and ending as the inmate is walking out the door. We will discuss proper medical screening at intake, adequately addressing medical request during incarceration, sound methods for dispensing medication, as well as, protocols for a successful sick-call mechanism.

Cell Searches, Shakedowns and Body Scanners
Jail Safety and Security is the top priority for every agency in order to provide a safe working environment for staff, and safe living environment for Offenders. Keeping contraband out of our facilities is just one of the tactics we use to accomplish that task.
Contraband enters a correctional facility in various ways. This training will cover areas such as;
Cell Searches & Shakedowns, Pat frisk & Strip Searches, Mail Procedures, Perimeter Checks, Vehicle Searches, and ends with Documenting and sound Policy recommendations to further prepare staff to combat the never-ending mission of limiting contraband within our facilities.
 
Use of Force- Response to Inmate Aggression
As Corrections Officers we face many challenges in dealing with the inmate population. Use of Force is utilized in our nations prisons and jails each day. It is our responsibility from the top down to insure the force we use is consistent with not only our own policies but current case law as well.  This class will cover why Use of Force is one of the top two reasons Jails and Prisons face lawsuits around the nation and "Best Practices" we can train and implement to be successful defending these legal challenges.
 
Restraints for The Front-Line Officer
The use of restraints in corrections is a frequent job-related task performed by officers since such tasks are used for prisoner transports, medical intervention, controlling combative prisoners, protecting prisoner and correctional personnel, and preventing escapes. We will discuss the different type of restraints common to most facilities and review “Best Practices”, based on manufacturer recommendations and proven techniques to insure they are applied properly.

Mental Health & Suicide Awareness

Reality is, the mental health care safety net has become one of incarceration. From coast to coast our jails/prisons have become the mental health hospitals in most of our communities. In this training we will review the common mental health issues diagnosed in our inmate population, as well as, those that come through our doors facing self harm ideation's, including suicide. This class will cover recommended approaches in dealing with these special populations
 
Investigating In-Custody Deaths for Staff
An Inmate death can result in civil and criminal liabilities for both the agency as well as the Jail officer(s). In many instances fault does not lie with the agency, but an inept administrative investigation that does little in proving that. This class will cover “best practices” in conducting these investigations, which will not only assist in pointing out where the concerning issues lie, in preventing future in-custody deaths, but prepare you to defend the current one.
 
Legal Updates & Best Practices for Corrections Officers
Jail Officers have different concerns for personal liability than an officer who’s working patrol.  The subjects are already in custody, so the potential legal issues of probable cause and search warrants, aren’t at the forefront of your concerns with daily interactions with inmates. We will discuss the current parameters established by the courts when dealing with: Use of Force, Medical Care, Strip Searches, Suicides and the dreaded Grievance Mechanism. This class will offer recommendations on defending litigation “when” not “if” they knock on our door.
 
PREA Law and Transgender Inmates
In a country that incarcerates more of its people than any other in the world, transgender people are more likely to be stopped and questioned by police, engage in survival crimes such as sex work, end up behind bars, and more likely to face abuse behind bars. This training will begin with an overview of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), then proceed into providing corrections practitioners an insight on properly dealing with the issues we face in providing a safe and secure environment for transgender inmates, while satisfying the requirements brought forth with PREA.
 

 
 
 
 

Seminar Title

Administrative Investigation of Jail/Correction Officer Misconduct

Dates of Events

08/07/2019 through 08/08/2019

Last Updated: 07/30/2019
Instructor(s): Jeffrey Carter
Location: Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office - 3365 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Hotel: Home2 Suites by Hilton - 4028 W. Parkway Blvd, West Valley City, UT 84120
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:

Administrative Investigation of Jail/Correction Officer Misconduct
Why Are We Getting Sued?

Course Objectives:
 
 
The foundation of the operations of a Jail/Correction facility depends on the Integrity, Honesty, Professionalism and the performance of the correction officer.
 
The public perception, “social capital” of the Jail/Correction facility is very fragile and the professionalism can easily be shattered by the improper actions and poor decisions of the supervisors and the jail/correction officer.
 
Protecting the reputation, reducing law suits, reducing com- plaints, reducing large losses, enhancing the professionalism of the Jail/Correction facility and the officers performance depends on the Administrative Investigation/Disciplinary process. The four essential persons and elements protected by the Administrative Investigation process.
 
Aggrieved Inmate
Accused Jail/Correction Officer
Jail/Correction/Facility
Community Served
 
The aggrieved inmate believes s/he has been mistreated. They must be heard, listened to and treated with respect. The accused Jail/Correction officer must be treated with dignity and fairness. In all, except in extreme cases, the Jail/Correction officer will continue to be part of the Jail Staff. His or her rights must be vigorously protected.

The Jail/Correction facility reputation makes providing services that much easier. There must be reasonable services in place to identify and deal with Jail/Correction officers who commit acts of misconduct.
 
The Community served generally gets what it demands. If the community fails to react to jail corruption, official abuse of authority and neglect of jail/correction inmates the community receives that kind of Jail/Correction operations.

The Jail/Correction facility reputation makes providing services that much easier. There must be reasonable services in place to identify and deal with Jail/Correction officers who commit acts of misconduct.
 
The Community served generally gets what it demands. If the community fails to react to jail corruption, official abuse of authority and neglect of jail/correction inmates the community receives that kind of Jail/Correction operations.


Seminar Title

"Criminal Investigations" Meeting the Challenges for Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Dates of Events

11/12/2019 through 11/13/2019

Last Updated: 04/30/2019
Instructor(s): Steve Campbell
Location: Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office - 3365 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Hotel: Home2 Suites by Hilton - 4028 W. Parkway Blvd, West Valley City, UT 84120
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Commander of the Investigative Division in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths. In the investigative Division he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau, Crime Scene Investigation, and Youth Services.

He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at PERF. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Roger Williams University and a Master of Science Degree from Salve Regina University.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Criminal Investigations
Meeting the Investigative Challenge For
Detectives and New Criminal Investigators

Course Objectives:

This 2-day training will provide the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures when conducting criminal investigations. no matter the type of crime under investigation. Criminal investigations regardless of the investigation you are conducting require the same fundamentals. Applying determination, sound investigative practices, tactics, techniques and procedures will enhance the investigator’s ability to collect evidence in such a way as to ensure its admissibility in future criminal proceedings.

The strongest cases are those built with circumstantial crime scene evidence, eyewitness identifications and statements of admission from defendants. This training will provide the criminal investigator with the understanding and insight into all three.

In any investigation the lead investigator will be charged with the responsibility of the investigation and will ultimately be held accountable for the integrity and success of the completed investigation. Participants will be made aware of the proper methods of ensuring that the scene is properly processed and documented. This documentation includes written reports, photographs, measurements, sketch, and area canvass. Crime scene searches and seizures, the 4th Amendment and related case law will be discussed.
Eyewitness identifications play an important role in our criminal justice system; both by helping officers identify suspects during an investigation and by helping juries determine guilt at trial. It is therefore crucial that the procedures law enforcement officers follow in conducting those identifications ensure the accuracy and reliability of evidence elicited from eyewitnesses. Proper policy and procedures and best practices will be discussed

Distinguishing homicide from other unusual deaths: Police officers are called to investigate approximately 17,000 homicides a year. They are called to twice as many suicides each year. In many cases it may be required that investigators treat a death as a homicide until it has been ruled by a medical examiner or coroner to have been caused by something else. While law enforcement investigators are not expected to develop the same expertise as a pathologist performing an autopsy, it is critical that investigators be able to identify evidence at the scene and later at autopsy which would be an indicator as to the cause, manner and mechanism of death.

The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides, among other things, that no person “…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself…” Thus, the police cannot compel a suspect to give testimonial evidence, which is incriminating, against him or herself. Interviews and interrogations are critical to establishing why a crime was committed and learning firsthand the details. Attendees will be provided an understanding of Interrogation techniques the Fifth and Sixth Amendments and related case law.
 
 
 
Seminar Title

First Line Supervision, Management & Leadership

Dates of Events

09/23/2019 through 09/25/2019

Last Updated: 06/26/2019
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: TWRA Hunter Education and Range Facility - 3200 Brother Blvd, Bartlett, TN 38133
Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites - 2935 N. Germantown Road, Bartlett, TN 38133
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
First Line Supervision, Leadership and Management

Leadership is not an easy task in the best of times but in the challenging times currently in law enforcement we will look at key principles all leaders should strive for as they prepare to make a difference in their law enforcement organization, especially under the current public scrutiny. This presentation will focus on individuals who are students of leadership and want to grow as individual leaders addressing their motivation for achieving and maintaining a high level of professionalism and leadership skills utilizing ethical decision-making.
 
Course Objectives:
· Leadership a Primer – By examining in detail the definition of leadership and focusing in on the characteristics of great leaders and the levels of leadership the student will be able to identify those characteristics they need to develop and those that suits them best.
 
Questions covered in this block will include:
Born Leaders v. Learned Leaders?
Learning from you Mistakes, “The Eraser Principle”
What every Leader should stop doing!

 
· Leadership Case Study – To develop the officers toward leading ethically, a case study of several leadership styles are critiqued to help officers identity themselves the characteristics of success and the pitfalls of certain traits. Students will determine their Desires v. Abilities, Strengths v. Weaknesses and the differences and what will make the most impact!
 
· Characteristics of Great Leaders – Law enforcement leaders will gain valuable understanding of leadership by examining their leadership style and looking at leadership characteristics in detail to implement in their daily lives.
 
Topics covered will include: goals, responsibility, work ethic, principle, self-discipline, cooperation, improvement, sacrifice, listening skills, competition, honesty, excellence, attitude, morale and legacy.
 
· Winning Leadership – Everyone wants to be a winner, but winning takes practice, practice, practice. This block of instruction will give the daily workout plan to be a winning leader.
 
This block will cover the “How To” concept:
How to be a great boss!
How to win with your subordinates immediately!
How to “kill” your best employees!
How to create loyal employees!
How to delegate and not irritate!
How to prioritize effectively and successfully!
How to be a Courageous Leader!
 

Seminar Title

Meeting the Leadership Challenges of Law Enforcement, Supervision Management and Leadership

Dates of Events

09/04/2019 through 09/06/2019

Last Updated: 07/24/2019
Instructor(s): Ray Farris
Location: Lexington Police Department - 111 Maiden Lane, Lexington, SC 29072
Hotel: Comfort Suites - 325 West Main Street, Lexington, SC 29072
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Meeting the Leadership Challenges
Of Law Enforcement
Supervision, Leadership and Management

Leadership is not an easy task in the best of times but in the challenging times currently in law enforcement we will look at key principles all leaders should strive for as they prepare to make a difference in their law enforcement organization, especially under the current public scrutiny. This presentation will focus on individuals who are students of leadership and want to grow as individual leaders addressing their motivation for achieving and maintaining a high level of professionalism and leadership skills utilizing ethical decision-making.
 
Course Objectives:
· Leadership a Primer – By examining in detail the definition of leadership and focusing in on the characteristics of great leaders and the levels of leadership the student will be able to identify those characteristics they need to develop and those that suits them best.
 
Questions covered in this block will include:
Born Leaders v. Learned Leaders?
Learning from you Mistakes, “The Eraser Principle”
What every Leader should stop doing!

 
· Leadership Case Study – To develop the officers toward leading ethically, a case study of several leadership styles are critiqued to help officers identity themselves the characteristics of success and the pitfalls of certain traits. Students will determine their Desires v. Abilities, Strengths v. Weaknesses and the differences and what will make the most impact!
 
· Characteristics of Great Leaders – Law enforcement leaders will gain valuable understanding of leadership by examining their leadership style and looking at leadership characteristics in detail to implement in their daily lives.
 
Topics covered will include: goals, responsibility, work ethic, principle, self-discipline, cooperation, improvement, sacrifice, listening skills, competition, honesty, excellence, attitude, morale and legacy.
 
· Winning Leadership – Everyone wants to be a winner, but winning takes practice, practice, practice. This block of instruction will give the daily workout plan to be a winning leader.
 
This block will cover the “How To” concept:
How to be a great boss!
How to win with your subordinates immediately!
How to “kill” your best employees!
How to create loyal employees!
How to delegate and not irritate!
How to prioritize effectively and successfully!
How to be a Courageous Leader!