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NOTE: After you register for a course we will provide you with training site addresses as well as hotel recommendations via email.
Online: Basic Crisis Negotiations
Category:
Online 
5
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led over 5 days.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom and covers the same material as the residency version. This is a basic level course designed for law enforcement and corrections personnel, mental health professionals, supervisors / team leaders and commanders who are assigned to, work with, or oversee the functions of a crisis/hostage negotiations team. This course is also appropriate for law enforcement and corrections personnel who aspire to join a crisis/hostage negotiations team. This curriculum is designed to meet the standards set forth by the National Council of Negotiations Associations for a basic course of study for police crisis/hostage negotiators. Although it is a “basic” course, it represents a robust and comprehensive view of the most likely negotiation problems and best techniques to resolve them peacefully. It is suitable for experienced negotiators desiring a refresher course.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions and produce written documents to enhance team preparedness. This version of Basic Crisis Negotiations is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Online: Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects: Legal Realities and Options
Category:
Online 
1
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom. This 1-day course is designed to educate police personnel on the legalities and challenges faced when responding to suicidal subjects. Unique perspectives are provided in order to provoke discussion within agencies to have a true understanding of the relevant Constitutional requirements. Case law examples are provided as talking points to assist in guiding policy and response decision-making. In addition, model programs from throughout the United States are presented as potential options for agencies to consider.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. This version of Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects: Legal Realities and Options is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
2021364011/8/202111/1/2021Members: $139.00
Non-Mem: $194.00
OnlineKester, DonTHIS COURSE
IS FULL

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Online: Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents
Category:
Online 
2
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led over 2 days.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom and covers the same material as the residency version. ***This class is not intended for SWAT Officers, as it is designed primarily for patrol officers with no SWAT experience.***

This course is designed to provide patrol supervisors with the information and tools needed to manage a critical incident prior to the arrival of SWAT. Understanding the methodology used in managing a dynamic tactical problem, and the 4 primary types of critical incidents involving an adversary will give the patrol supervisor the tools needed to succeed during these events.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. This version of Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Online: SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I
Category:
Online 
5
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led over 5 days.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom and covers the same material as the residency version. This course is designed to expose police SWAT Team Commanders and Supervisors to contemporary SWAT issues, tactics and procedures. Topics include major incident debriefs; leadership issues, emotional intelligence, justifying SWAT; the use of SWAT Teams; SWAT standards and professionalism; contemporary SWAT issues and concerns; SWAT and the media; selection, training, discipline and removal of supervisors and team members; crisis negotiations considerations; tactical operation center considerations; operational planning; weapons and equipment selection; legal issues and considerations; critical incident management; barricade and hostage procedures; warrant service planning and procedures; and much more.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202208802/22/20222/14/2022Members: $670.00
Non-Mem: $725.00
OnlineKester, DonTHIS COURSE
IS FULL

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NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: February 22, 24, 28, March 2, and March 3, 2022
202212005/17/20225/12/2022Members: $670.00
Non-Mem: $725.00
OnlineKester, Don
NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: May 17, 19, 23, 25, and 26
Online: SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership II
Category:
Online 
4
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led over 4 days.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom and covers the same material as the residency version. This is a follow-on course to the SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I course. A comprehensive array of topics will be discussed including improving the structure and delivery of training, maximizing training hours, methods to incorporate SWAT into large scale planned operations, problem-solving methods and analytical thinking, organizational leadership, trust, and much more. Overall discussions will aid students in their role as leaders within their units and agencies.

NOTE: This class includes intensive academic and theoretical components. Students will conduct research, participate in analytical discussions, and produce written documents to enhance team preparedness. This version of SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership II is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
Online: SWAT Team Leader Development
Category:
Online 
5
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led over 5 days.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom and covers the same material as the residency version. This course is designed for law enforcement personnel who are responsible for deploying in the capacity as a SWAT Team Leader or as a supervisor who is responsible for the training and deployment of tactical teams. The focus of this training will be on pre-incident training, planning, organizing, and the tactical decision-making process used in the resolution of high-risk operations. Also included in the curriculum is an overview of SWAT training topics including selection and testing, training issues and liability, national SWAT standards and critical incident reviews. Practical applications will consist of scouting and planning warrants, small team planning, tactics used in the resolution of critical incidents, and the review of tactical incidents and videos. Attendees will participate in-group discussions, write operations orders, and develop training plans, plus critique and evaluate tactics and decisions based on a principle based SWAT decision-making process.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. This version of SWAT Team Leader Development is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202212101/20/20221/14/2022Members: $670.00
Non-Mem: $725.00
OnlineMescan, Steve
NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: January 20, 21, 24, 26, and 27 (2022)
Online: Training Management and Risk Mitigation for SWAT
Category:
Online 
3
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led over 3 days.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom and covers the same material as the residency version. A three-day course designed to provide SWAT Team leaders and trainers with the ability to design, plan and prepare proactive training guidelines, manuals, events, calendars and support documents in order to best utilize limited training time and opportunities in order to produce the highest quality personnel and team capability; and to provide SWAT Team leaders and trainers with proven risk mitigation methodologies to counter risk within the three main risk areas for SWAT Teams, i.e. legal, training and operations.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. This version of Training Management and Risk Mitigation for SWAT is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

Upcoming Scheduled Course
Course NumberCourse Start DateDeadlineFeesLocationInstructorRegister
202208901/17/20221/10/2022Members: $234.00
Non-Mem: $289.00
OnlineMcDuffie, RalphTHIS COURSE
IS FULL

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NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: January 17, 19, and 24 (2022)
202209304/4/20223/28/2022Members: $234.00
Non-Mem: $289.00
OnlineBigelow, Jonathan
NOTE: This multi-day course will take place on the following days: April 4, 6, and 11 (2022)
Online: Use of Force in a Corrections Environment: Principles and Decision-Making Considerations Certification Course
Category:
Online 
3
DAYS
This course is a virtual course that is instructor-led over 3 days.

This entire course is conducted online via Zoom.This certification course is designed to provide corrections officers and supervisors with a deeper understanding of force and its many related issues in a correctional setting. In-depth knowledge of the justification, legal background and support, and case laws that govern the use of force will be provided. Tactical decision-making, safety priorities, officer created jeopardy, and associated examples are discussed.
An introduction to emotional intelligence will focus on the impact of emotional control on decision-making, complaints, officer stress, and de-escalation. The importance of emotional intelligence within teams and units is also emphasized.
Post-incident responsibilities, including documentation, are critical to the success of operations and will be emphasized. This course is interactive and will consist of breakout discussions. Incident debriefs, and analysis, and real-life examples and scenarios are provided. It is designed around the concept of risk mitigation. All associated learning concepts are built around the goal of reducing risk to individuals and agencies.

NOTE: Students will participate in group discussions. This version of Use of Force in a Corrections Environment: Principles and Decision-Making Considerations is conducted entirely online through a live instructor-led process. Students will need a computer or tablet with webcam and microphone capabilities in order to participate in this course. Students also must successfully complete a final exam demonstrating understanding and retention of the course materials to obtain their certification.
Course Eligibility
IndividualFire/EMSRetiredAssociateAgencyNon-Member Sworn LE

There are currently no scheduled sessions for this course. If you would like information about hosting a course at your agency please click here
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