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Intermediate Core Courses

Crisis Intervention Training


with Michael Troutman

Calendar Oct 12, 2020 at 8 am

This course provides the key concepts, safety techniques and communication skills for peace officers to use when they respond to individuals in a serious mental health crisis. It covers the legal aspects of mental health commitments, liability issues, mental disorders, and mental disabilities. In addition, it deals with a variety of developmental disabilities including epilepsy, cerebral palsy and hearing impairments. Other areas covered include:

indicators of mental illness

understanding mental illness

documenting the interpersonal relations necessary to effectively work with the mentally ill, their families, and the mental health system

intervention strategies for dealing with low and high risk situations

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with Tony Motley

Calendar Oct 26, 2020 at 8 am

De-escalation Techniques: Limiting the Use of Force in Public Interaction is now a required 8-hour class mandated by the passage of the Sandra Bland Act in 2017.

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Int. Child Abuse Investigations


with Josh Pitman

Calendar Oct 27, 2020 at 8 am

In order to successfully prosecute perpetrators of child abuse, it is critical that law enforcement officers and prosecutors have a basic awareness of child neglect and abuse. This course is an overview of child abuse and neglect, definitions, current statistics, possible causes, and some basic investigation techniques. Successful completion of this course will aid officers in recognizing signs of child abuse and neglect, and to perform the tasks necessary, when appropriate, to formulate an effective case that meets the probable cause elements.

Missing ad Expolited Children


with Josh Pitman

Calendar Oct 30, 2020 at 8 am

This course is intended as an introduction to issues related to responding to and investigating missing and exploited children incidents. The overview is specifically tailored for first responders and others who may be the first to interview witnesses and file a missing or abducted child report. To further your career in law enforcement, additional resources, courses, best practices, and manuals should be considered and consulted to develop a specific area of expertise in this investigative field. We have provided many of the most current resources throughout this course.

Int. Crime Scene Investigation


with Heather Huffman

Calendar Nov 2, 2020 at 8 am

The Intermediate Crime Scene Search Course is designed to provide additional information on this subject area. This course is one of the seven courses required for Intermediate certification. It is not meant to override department policy and current laws. This is a hands on working course. 

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Special Investigative Topics


with Michael Troutman

Calendar Nov 20, 2020 at 8 am

Special Investigative Topics related to Child Abuse and Neglect, Family Violence, Sexual Assault and issues concerning Sex Offenders.

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