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 UPCOMING TRAINING

The Bulletproof Mind

 August 27, 2012

Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

 

 

The frequency of violence confronting the modern law enforcement officer in Arkansas is alarming. Seemingly friendly confrontations can turn violent at a moment’s notice. It naturally follows that law enforcement professionals must develop certain mindsets to ensure their survival.

This six-hour course will present pertinent psychological factors that must be embraced. Psychological processes, as well as physical processes, will be addressed to explain officer involvement in confrontational situations. This course will be especially beneficial to tactical team members, firearms instructors, managers, and supervisors of such units.

Class hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To register for this class, please fax a completed Registration Request form to 501-565-3081, or call Janet Harris-George at 501-570-8000. Email forms to kfwestbrook@cji.edu

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Special Topics: Negotiations and PTSD
August 8-9, 2012

Criminal Justice Institute

 

This seminar will better prepare law enforcement crisis/hostage negotiators in crisis situations involving persons with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Mental health professionals from the Veteran’s Administration and Bureau of Prisons will educate participants in the unique dynamics of individuals displaying symptoms of PTSD and strategies for effective communications, Arkansas State Police (ASP) Legal Counsel will discuss Health Information Privacy (HIPPA) and authority in exigent circumstances to access records in furtherance of negotiations. 

 

On day two, class participants will apply learning objectives in a crisis incident exercise involving subject(s) with PTSD and assistance from mental health professionals and inter-agency operability.

 

 

Class hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Enrollment is limited to 50 law enforcement officers, with preference given to trained agency/department negotiators.

 

To register for this course, fax a Registration Request form to 501-565-3081, or call Ms. Janet Harris-George at 501-570-8000.  Registration forms may be emailed to kfwestbrook@cji.edu. 

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Managing Informants and Cooperative Witnesses 

August 23, 2012

Russellville Police Department

 

 

This six-hour course will deal specifically with recruitment, documentation, notices, control, legal issues, and other pertinent issues regarding confidential informants and cooperating witnesses, as well as the difference between them.  The supervisor’s responsibility in the utilization of informants by his or her subordinates will be discussed along with the pitfalls of managing them.  Class hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

 

To register for this course, fax a completed registration form to 501-565-3081, or call Ms. Janet Harris-George at 501-870-8000.  Email forms to kfwestbrook@cji.edu 

 

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Instructor Development 

 August 13-17. 2012

Conway Police Department

 

 

This course is designed to teach participants how to provide instruction using practical applications and learning principles.  Topics include: Principles of Adult Learning; Research Practices and Technique; Methods of Instruction: Testing and Evaluation; Communicating Clearly; Designing Lesson Plans and Instructional Objectives; and Utilizing Visual Aids.

Class hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Class size is limited to 14 officers.

 

To register for this class, please fax a completed Registration Request form to 501-565-3081, or call Janet Harris-George at 501-570-8000.  You may email registration forms to kfwestbrook@cji.edu.

 

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Online Course Announcement  
Animal Fighting/Animal Cruelty Investigations
 
August 15-22, 2012

This course is designed to assist officers in conducting investigations into animal fighting and animal cruelty.  The program provides an overview of Arkansas’s Animal Cruelty law, and provides investigative techniques related to animal investigations.  Other topics include search and seizure, written/photographic documentation and case studies involving animal fighting and cruelty cases in Arkansas.

 

 

To register for this class, fax a completed Registration Request form to 501-565-3081.  You may email forms to Kelli Westbrook at kfwestbrook@cji.org.   Or for more information, call 501-570-8000.

 

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Jail Administration

August 27-31, 2012

Criminal Justice Institute

Little Rock

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day

The Criminal Justice Institute is hosting a course in Jail Administration conducted by instructors from the National Institute of Corrections.

Jail Administrators have significant responsibility in ensuring that jail operations are conducted safely, securely, legally, and humanely. This program, delivered by the National Institute of Corrections, focuses on the basic competencies administrators need to effectively meet this responsibility and covers ten key elements in jail administration:

· Managing risk

· Using jail standards to establish and assess operations

· Developing and assessing policy and procedure

· Determining staffing needs

· Managing the workforce

· Managing inmate behavior

· Managing the budget

· Developing a fire, safety, and sanitation plan

· Assessing operations

· Working with key stakeholders external to the jail

This course is restricted to Chiefs of Police with jails at their agencies, sheriffs, jail administrators and assistant jail administrators.

Submit registration through the National Institute of Corrections Learning Center at http://nicic.gov/Training.

 
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