Public Agency Training Council Courses

Calming the Fire: Fundamental Principles of De-escalation and Understanding

January 9th-10th, 2020

The curriculum is designed to identify several basic behavioral types and what manner of communication works best with each one. By studying these qualities we can identify not only what works with those we encounter, but how we best work with them and what area we may need to work on to make us better communicators and de-escalators to potentially volatile situations. Each officer is the starting point to successful de-escalators to potentially volatile situations. Each officer is the starting point to a successful de-escalation. Know where your starting line is!

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Active Shooter: Schools, Business and Public Places

January 20th-21st, 2020

This course will help participants identify a true active shooter situation per course definition, determine probability of an individual actually becoming involved in an active shooter situation through the use of this system, develop a plan to open communications between the stakeholders, determine the physical facility security requirements, develop a written plan to meet their security requirements, explain the need to train outside the law enforcement community, and much, much more.

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Basic Criminal Investigations for Street Patrol and New Criminal Investigators

January 22nd-24th, 2020

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of the Uniformed Officer and New Investigator. This lecture works for the small and large police departments. During this course Officers and investigators will be presented with ideas and techniques to assist them in their assigned duties. At times, the crime scene and interviews are the only means available in solving criminal cases. This course will help inform them of the many and various hob functions they must perform and resources that can be available to them. Training and experience is the key to the uniform officer and new investigator to be able to work and solve criminal cases.

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Opioid/Fentanyl Trends and Investigations

March 2nd, 2020

Opioid abuse effects every community in the Unites States. Opioid Overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death, and rates are not subsiding. Now Police departments across the country are being asked to deal with the extremely dangerous synthetic opioid, fentanyl. This course will instruct officers on the history of the crisis, how to recognize signs of abuse and overdose and how to combat the illicit drug operations in their community. This two-day course will consist of lecture, case studies and best practice for safely handling of fentanyl such as life saving techniques from exposure/overdose.

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Use of Informants: Best Practices, Policy and Procedures

March 3rd-4th, 2020

The use of police informants can be one of the most powerful tools used by police in an investigation, but it can also come with many pitfalls. This course is designed to teach officers the proper and ethical use of informants, including documentation, informant motivation and operational safety. Other topics will include cultivating police informants, formal and informal informants, and best practices policy and procedures for the use of informants.

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Interview Techniques for Streets & Road Patrol Officers

March 25th-27th, 2020

Attendees will gain knowledge of the best practices(Miranda, case law and documenting interviews), profile of a successful interviewer, interview preparation, the interview process, behavioral symptom analysis, behavioral analysis interview and the interrogation process. 

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