COURSES

Trainings

LEGAL

  • Emerging Legal Trends for Supervisors and Law Enforcement Officers “Why Are We Getting Sued”
  • Court Security: Critical Incident & Emergency Planning For Courts
  • Supervisor Liability
  • Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for Tactical, SWAT & Emergency Response Operations
  • Arrest, Search and Seizure

INVESTIGATION

  • Officer-Involved Shooting and Use of Deadly Force Investigation
  • Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, Optimizing Opportunities and Avoiding Common Mistakes
  • 5-Day Death and Homicide Investigation
  • “Criminal Investigations” Meeting The Investigative Challenges for Detective & New Criminal Investigators
  • 5-Day Criminal Investigation: Tactics, Procedures & Case Management for Detectives & Criminal Investigators
  • Death Investigation for the First Officer and/or Supervisor on the Scene
  • Major Case Homicide & Violent Crime Investigation
  • Investigating Cases of Child Homicide and Unexplained Death in Children

LEADERSHIP-SUPERVISION

  • First-Line Supervision
  • 5-day Mastering Performance Supervision, Leadership & Management Conference
  • Meeting the Leadership Challenges of Law Enforcement FBINAA Course 1
  • Meeting the Leadership Challenges of Law Enforcement FBINAA Course 2

SPECIAL OPERATIONS

  • Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for Tactical, SWAT & Emergency Response Operations
  • Policing Demonstrations, Protest & Civil Unrest
  • Hostage Negotiations Phase 1
  • Hostage Negotiation Certification Phase 2
  • Verbal De-Escalation and Crisis Communications
  • Verbal De-Escalation in Jails and Correction Facilities

INTERVIEWS

  • Interview & Interrogation for New Detectives, Criminal Investigators and 1st Responders
  • Five Stages of Interview & Interrogation Techniques

INTERNAL AFFAIRS

  • Internal Affair, Administrative Investigation & Citizen Complaints
  • 5-Day Internal Affairs and Administrative Investigations Conference

JAIL/CORRECTIONAL TRAINING

  • Administrative Investigation of Jail/Correction Misconduct
  • Critical Task in Jail/Correction Operations and Reducing Liability
  • Best Practices for Jail/Corrections: From the Intake and Beyond
  • Leadership Skills for Jail/Correctional Officers
  • Jail Liability and Risk Management Conference

FORENSICS – PHONES & COMPUTERS

  • Cellular Technology and Forensics (CTF)
  • Smart Cellular Forensics (+Smart)
  • Cell Phone Evidence: Seizure to Court Room
  • Social Networking / Router Interrogation / On-scene triage
  • Internet Tools for Investigators
  • Cellular Technology
  • Dark Web Forensics and Investigations
  • Cloud data investigations (Google / Apple / Facebook)

INSTRUCTORS

Trainings

JOHN “JACK” RYAN

LLRMI Co-Director, Attorney, Captain (Ret) Providence, RI Police Department

Jack Ryan is an Attorney in Rhode Island, a graduate Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude at 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 LLRMI 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 authored “Law Enforcement Best Practices – 5th Edition”, “Jail and Best Practices” and “Emerging Legal Trends for SWAT, Tactical and Emergency Response Operations”. Jack has written policies and procedures that have been adopted by over 1,000 law enforcement and corrections agencies across the United States.

LOU REITER

Deputy Chief of Police (Retired), Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles, California

Lou Reiter currently is a police consultant. He offers (3) separate professional services to the law enforcement community. He provides training to police groups in the high-liability area 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 nearly 1,000 police practitioners will attend these training programs.

Lou 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 1,100 such cases in nearly every state, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Lou was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department from 1961 to 1981. During that tenure, he had 22 different assignments and rose through the 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 Report, of the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Standards and Goals, where he authored the chapters on Internal Discipline, Training and Management-Employee Relations. Lou authored and published the Law Enforcement Administrative Investigations: A Manual Guide.

STEVE CAMPBELL

Major (Retired) Providence, RI Police Department

Stephen Campbell began his law enforcement career with the Providence, Rhode Island Police Department (with 500 sworn officers) in 1982 and retired at the rank of Major, Chief of Detectives 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.

As the Chief of Detectives he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau & Organized Crime, Crime Scene Investigation & Evidence Collection, and Youth Services.

He has been an instructor since 2008 and has conducted law enforcement training seminars in 34 states. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute of Policing at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) at Boston University. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI and a Master of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Salve Regina University, Newport, RI.

TOM MARTIN

Tom Martin began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a uniformed New York State Trooper, and began his forensic career in 1990 as a crime scene field technician. For the majority of his career, Tom was assigned to the NYSP Forensic Identification Unit in Poughkeepsie, and supervised that unit for 14 years before retiring from that position in October 2010. Tom regularly provides forensic testimony in various state and federal courts.

Tom has a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice. He is a nationally recognized speaker who has instructed at numerous forensic training seminars across the United States, including the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Conferences, The National Institute of Justice Annual Conferences and Technology Fairs, and the Smithsonian Institute. He is a faculty member of the National College of District Attorneys.

SHAUN SANTOS

SGT. Lowell, Massachusetts Police Department, Attorney

Shaun us a Senior Associate of Jack Ryan and Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute. 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 electronic 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; Master’s Degree from Anna Maria College; and Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.

GLENN BARD

CISSP, EnCE, CFCE, CEECS, CHFI, A+, Network+, Security+

Glenn Bard is a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper First Class and U.S. Veteran of Operations Desert Storm. In 1999 Glenn began Computer Crime Investigations for the PA State Police and has since investigated crimes across the United States ranging from Child Pornography to Criminal Homicide. Glenn has also conducted forensic examinations for City, State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies including the FBI, US Postal Inspectors, and I.C.E., as well as, foreign governments.

Glenn has been certified as an expert in both State Court and by the United States Federal Court in the areas of Digital Forensics, Cellular Technology and Computer Technology.

TIM LONGO

Attorney

Tim began his law enforcement career with the Baltimore Police Department in 1981. In September of 1990, he was reassigned to the Education and Training Division as the agency’s primary law instructor. April of 1993, he assumed command of the Department’s Special Investigation Section within the Internal Investigation Division. His duties focused on the investigation of Criminal wrongdoing within the department’s ranks.

Chief Longo (retired) served as Chief of Police for the City of Charlottesville, Virginia until 2016. Tim is a graduate of Towson University in Baltimore where he served as an Adjunct Professor. He is a graduate of the University of Baltimore, School of Law. Tim serves as an Expert Witness and regularly lectures across the United States for the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute.

JEFF CARTER

Deputy Director (Retired), Fayette County Detention Center Adult Facility, Lexington, KY

Jeff retired December 2018 as the Deputy Director of the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Over his 20-year career, he has worked all levels of custody inside a 1,300-bed correctional facility located in the horse racing capitol of the world. Jeff was an instructor for 5 years inside the academy, where he trained over 700 recruits, molding them into successful leaders in the Corrections field. He has trained and commanded the CERT team, as well as taught Drill and Ceremony to the Division Honor guard. While promoting through the ranks, he commanded the Professional Standards Unit where he specialized in Internal Affairs investigations and Gang Intel for 7 years. Jeff completed over 200 administrative investigations, as well as, conducted over 100 PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) investigations. He is well versed in PREA and is a PREA Investigator Instructor. Jeff has completed the top Leadership Academies at the National Institute of Corrections in Aurora, Colorado. He brings experience from proudly serving 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, followed by obtaining his BS degree in Corrections and Juvenile Services/Political Science from Eastern Kentucky University, through his career as a Corrections Leader. Jeff was a Certified Deputy Coroner within the Commonwealth of Kentucky for 8 years. He presents jail training throughout the country and serves as an Expert Witness around the United States, focusing on jail litigation.

TRACEY REED

(Retired), Kentucky Department of Corrections, Louisville, KY

Ms. Tracey Reed has over a quarter century of total corrections experience. A graduate of Brescia University, is a veteran in the field of corrections, having served the Commonwealth of Kentucky for over a decade as a Senior Probation and Parole Officer in addition to being selected as the first female jail consultant.

Since retiring from the KY Department of Corrections in 2013, Ms. Reed has served as an Independent Jail Consultant for the Kentucky Association of Counties. She routinely develops and provides training for elected jailers and their staff in critical areas of operations, to help KACO’s clients improve safety and security for those incarcerated in county jails, while also helping reduce liability for individual jail staff members and the county agencies that employ them.

In addition, Ms. Reed serves as a member of the Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute’s advisory board, conducting audits for jails, providing training for correctional officers across the United States, and serving as an expert witness for litigants in the area of intake screening, suicides, mental health, classifications, detoxification, and policy and procedures. Her expertise includes interpreting state and federal regulatory standards governing jail operations, construction, renovation, as well as conducting investigations into critical incidents. She resides in Louisville, Kentucky.

ROBERT G. LOWERY, JR.

Major (Retired), Florissant, Police Department, Florissant, Missouri

Robert Lowery was the 5th police official to be appointed as Commander of the elite 35-year Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad, a multi-jurisdictional violent crime task force concerned with the high-profile murder investigations in Missouri and Illinois. Serving 2.5 million citizens across 12 counties. Formed partnerships with Federal Law Enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United State Marshal Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Secret Service and Internal Revenue to maximize resources available for in-progress homicide cases. Robert created the Technical Operations Group, a specially-trained team designed to provide electronic support in tracking and locating suspects. Robert created the Family Liaison Program which provided specially-trained investigators to work with families of victims of homicide cases, investigated violent crimes with 500 Law Enforcement Investigators from over 100 local, county, state, federal agencies and managed high-level murder cases in collaboration with numerous officers and agencies.

Robert is a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association, Quantico, Virginia, United State Department of Justice, Federal Agency Task Force on Missing and Exploited Children, Washington DC, International Coroners and Medical Examiners Association and Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Academy Association.

DANNY L. PRICE

Major, Indiana State Police Department

Danny Price is a Veteran of Law Enforcement and Leadership Instruction. He began his Policing Career with the Indiana State Police in 1986 as a Trooper in Southern Indiana and has worked his way through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Major. His 32+ years of Law Enforcement includes 24 in Leadership Positions giving him a unique view of Management, Leadership and Supervision from the perspective of a First-Line Supervisor to that of Top Management.

Danny holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Indiana and a Master’s Degree from Indiana University. He is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute’s Command Officer Development Course from the University of Louisville and the 194th   Session of the FBI National Academy.

JERRY RODRIQUEZ

Captain (Retired), Los Angeles Police Department

Jerry Rodriguez is a retired Captain from the Los Angeles Police Department; he was also a Deputy Police Commissioner in Baltimore Police Department and most recently the Chief of Investigations for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. He was instrumental in the creation of the LAPD Force Investigation Division in response to the 2001 DOJ Consent Decree. Jerry is currently working as an investigator with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s.

DR. P. MICHAEL MURPHY, F-ABMDI

Dr. P. Michael Murphy serves as President and CEO of M Power USA, an international management consulting firm providing management and leadership guidance to public and private agencies. Dr. Murphy brings 40 plus years of law enforcement and public service experience to the position serving in a multitude of roles giving him a unique perspective beginning with boots on the ground of Chief of Police.

Dr. Murphy most recently served as Director of Special Services for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia where he was responsible for the Long Term Missing and Unidentified, Forensic Services, Image Enhancement/Age Progression Units. Dr. Murphy is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a doctoral degree in Business Administration with California Pacific University. He is also Fellow with the American Board of Medicolegal Investigators.

Dr. Murphy recently received the 2018 International Homicide Investigators Association Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as, the Award for Excellence for his contributions to IHIA education and training programs. Dr. Murphy has served as President of the International Association of Coroner & Medical Examiners (IACME), President of the Nevada Chapter of the FBI National Academy (FBINA), President of the Nevada Sheriff’s and Chief’s Association, Chairman of the State of Nevada Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Commission (POST), as well as, Advisory Board Member of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP). He continues to serve on numerous committees at the     federal, state and local levels, including, but not limited to the recently created “The Wounded Blue Project”.

DANIEL SOSNOWSKI

Dan Sosnowski has been a senior interview and interrogation instructor for over 35 years.  He has been awarded a Senior Research Fellow in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. In January 2008, he was selected as Subject Matter Expert to teach the Counter-Intelligence Command in Iraq on behalf of the U.S. Government. In June 2008, he was once again selected as Subject Matter Expert to teach the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior on behalf of the U.S. Government. In 1997, he was selected as a Subject Matter Expert to work with John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory which developed the “Mike Simmen” FBI Interactive Computer Interview Program.

Dan was a former police officer and investigator in the Chicago area and was on the staff at John E. Reid & Associates.

Dan is President of SOS Services, Inc., a private consulting company located in Woodstock, Georgia. Dan is currently performing a wide range of interviews and specializes in sex offender testing. Dan has been a leader in the area of developing tactics and techniques to interview individuals involved in sexual deviant behavior. He has been teaching this specialized course to police agencies, therapist and probation officers.

Dan has conducted over 20,000 interviews regarding all areas of criminal behavior. These cases cover a wide range of emotional and cognitive behaviors involving the individuals being interviewed and sometimes confronted with very negative information. In order to successfully interview people, Dan has had to employ verbal de-escalation tactics to diffuse anger and turn those negative emotions into something positive. He will teach the methods and techniques he currently utilizes in everyday situations. He conducts numerous training seminars across the United States and Europe regarding Interviewing & Interrogation course. He is a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).

Dan’s diverse background in both the private and law enforcement agencies, along with presently conducting criminal interviews and interrogations, gives him a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from.  As a speaker, Dan is very informative and motivating.  His sense of humor makes it a pleasure to listen to him.  He easily adapts to circumstances and surroundings, which is one of the foremost assets of any successful interviewer.

STAN WALTERS, CSP

“The Lie Guy®”

Subject Matter Expert: Interview and Interrogation Methods, Techniques & Training

Stan B. Walters has spent more than 40 years studying and researching the science of interview and interrogation. He is the author of Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, 2d, ed. and The Truth About Lying: How to Spot a Lie and Protect Yourself From Deception which has been published in 7 foreign languages. He has authored numerous interview and interrogation training guides, audio programs and videos including 145+ videos on his YouTube Channel.  Stan maintains a personal library of 1,300+ video-taped interviews of inmates he personally directed and produced in 37 prisons in 17 states and one foreign country.

Stan worked with Dr. Martha Davis clinical psychologist and Brenda L. Connors of the US Naval War College on ground breaking credibility research project conducted at John Jay College.  The research was in association with the NYPD, and the Queens, Manhattan & Bronx District Attorneys’ Offices.  He is the co-author of 3 published peer reviewed scientific papers on the results of that project. He has also served as an interviewing and interrogation subject matter expert for Johns Hopkins University.

Stan has more than 50,000 hours on the platform as an instructor. Among others, he has provided training for the National Security Agency, Adjunct Instructor for Defense Intelligence Agency – National Center for Credibility Assessment, US Army 1st, 4th and 25th Infantry, US Army Special Forces, 82nd Airborne, 101st Airborne, 1 Cavalry & 1 Armored Divisions, Guest instructor at US Army Military Police School, USA Army C.I.D., US Army Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence, US Army Battlefield Surveillance Brigades, USAF O.S.I., USAF S.E.R.E., USAF Security Forces, US Navy EOD, Texas Rangers, US Postal Inspectors, US Marshals Service, US Secret Service – Polygraph, FBI – Polygraph, US Treasury – Inspector General, DFW Airport SWAT, Texas Rangers SWAT, Texas D.P.S. SWAT, Kentucky, Nebraska, & Pennsylvania State Police, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, NASA Inspector General, New York State Police, US Marshals Service, Singapore Police Force & Military, US Courts, US Indian Police Academy, I.C.E., C.B.P.,  US C.I.S., UAE Police & State Security, Calgary Police Service, Canadian Fish & Wildlife, Canadian Securities Commissions, International Association of Arson Investigators, and numerous other criminal justice agencies and academies throughout North America. He has also conducted training in Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore and South Korea.

Stan has regularly appeared on Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen. He has also appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, Fox & Friends, NBC, France Channel One and Australia Today. He has been profiled twice on National Geographic and was host and technical advisor on the National Geographic special “The Science of Interrogation.”

MARK LOWTHER

(Retired), Weber County Sheriff’s Office, Ogden, Utah

Mark Lowther served in the US Marine Corps and has 30 years in public safety. Eight years in corrections as a line officer and supervisor and 22 years in law enforcement operations as an officer and supervisor.

Mark has served as a SWAT hostage negotiator for a major portion of his career. Mark served two Metro SWAT teams as a negotiator from tech to hostage negotiation team leader.

Mark has extensive background and training in suicide intervention, verbal de-escalation, and mental illness. Mark has trained law enforcement locally and nationally on interaction with suicidal individuals and the mentally ill. Mark was named as the Utah Tactical Officers Association 2012 Crisis Negotiator of the year.

Mark has been to Ukraine four times to train civilians, police, military, and intelligence personnel in the areas of Hostage Negoti-ations and Crisis Intervention.

Lt. Lowther has worked in corrections, patrol, detectives, vice/gangs, motors, warrants, and court security. Lt. Lowther served as part of the Public Safety Law Enforcement Unit in the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics.

STEVE KELLAMS

Steven Kellams retired in 2019 as the Administrative Captain for the Bloomington Police Department in Bloomington Indiana. Captain Kellams attended Indiana University from 1987 to 1991. In 1989, he graduated from the Indiana University Police Academy. In 1991, he was hired by the Bloomington Police Department and was assigned to night shift. After spending 10 years as a night shift patrol officer, Captain Kellams was promoted to Sergeant, and then Lieutenant. His final position with the department was as the Administrative Captain, responsible for a number of duties including internal affairs, public information, and CALEA Accreditation. During his time at the department, he served as a breath-test operator, bike patrol officer, field training officer, and senior field training officer. Captain Kellams has also served as a Patrol Supervisor, Detective Supervisor, Civil Disturbance Unit Commander, Motor Unit Supervisor, Field Training Manager, Field Training Coordinator, Special Investigation Unit Supervisor, and Public Information Officer.
In 2000, Captain Kellams was instrumental in redesigning the field training program for the Bloomington Police Department and has taught that program to hundreds of departments throughout the United States. He has also instructed on field training issues at the national level when he presented two courses at the 2002 National Association of Field Training Officers Conference. He also presented courses for NAFTO in 2008, 2010, and 2011. In 2000, he was elected state director for the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Field Training Officers. He also served on the NAFTO National Executive Board and served as President of the board in 2009.
Captain Kellams was awarded the Monroe County Officer of the Year Award in 2005 for his work with the Bloomington Police Department Field Training Program.
In 2020 Captain Kellams started Blue Canary, a podcast for police officers. Tired of having other people tell our stories, Captain Kellams started Blue Canary to provide a voice for police officers everywhere to share their stories, thoughts, and ideas regarding all topics in law enforcement.

RESOURCES

Trainings
Access Use of Force Certification Resources
Access Jack Ryan’s Law and Best Practices – 6th Edition Book
Access Mark Lowther’s 9.8.21 Verbal De-Escalation Resources
Access Jack Ryan’s LGIT Material
Access Bob Lowery’s LHIA Conference
Access Bob Lowery & Steve Campbell’s Resources
Access David River’s OIS & Homicide Investigation Resources
Access Jack Ryan’s Jail Presentation Handouts
Access Jack Ryan’s Law and Best Practices Presentation Handout
Access Jack Ryan’s Tactical Operation-SWAT Presentation Handouts
Access Jack Ryan’s Internal Affairs Resources
Access WMTOA’s Tactical Operation-SWAT Presentation Handouts
Access Bob Lowery’s Resources
Access Mark Lowther’s Verbal De-Escalation Resources
Access Mark Lowther’s Hostage Resources
Access Jerry Rodriquez’ Resources
Access Greg Anderson’s Resources
Georgia New Sheriff’s Training
Arkansas Association Chief of Police
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