Law Enforcement Course Descriptions


Recruit Training

Fundamentals of Policing
This course examines the operations of the criminal justice system with special emphasis on the role and responsibilities of police officers. Focuses on the legal basis for law enforcement operations starting with the United States Constitution and specifically, exploring the NYS Penal Law, Civil Procedure Law, Vehicle and Traffic and Juvenile Procedures. Routine patrol responsibilities are also explained. Must be sworn police officer or sheriff's deputy employed or sponsored by a law enforcement agency. Forty class hours.

The Community & Policing
This course is designed to give each officer insight into the cultural diversity and special needs of the community he/she will serve. Special emphasis is placed on ethical issues, stress and community resources and services. The course will also teach the officer how to effectively and compassionately deal with child abuse cases and those involving the non-hearing, as well as how to become a crime prevention resource. Must be sworn police officer or sheriff's deputy employed or sponsored by a law enforcement agency.

Police Proficiencies/Procedure
This course focuses on the proficiencies and procedures applied through critical thinking techniques and hands-on development. Analytical, investigative and physical skills are developed. Application of the scientific method in criminal and traffic investigation is developed. Application of the use of force continuum will be explained, demonstrated, practiced, and assessed. Must be sworn police officer or sheriff's deputy employed or sponsored by a law enforcement agency

Practicum in Policing FT
This 16-week course places the recruit officer/deputy into an application laboratory experience in which his/her degree of direct involvement accelerates with experience. He/she applies the principles, theories, and techniques taught in the academy stage, the Practice operating demands of the street. The officer/deputy is under the close and continuous supervision of a specially trained assessment professional. Successful completion of the course leads to certification as a Police Officer by the NYS Bureau for Municipal Police.

Practicum in Policing PT
This one-week course is designed to place part-time police recruits into an application laboratory experience where he/she applies the basic principles, theories, and techniques taught in the training academy. The recruit officer/deputy is under close supervision of an assessment professional. Successful completion of this course leads to certification as a Police Officer by the NYS Bureau for Municipal Police.

Corrections Officer Basic Training
This 20-week course examines the operations of the criminal justice system with general emphasis on the role and resonsibility of a corrections officer. The course is designed to prepare a student for a career in the corrections field. It is a knowledge and skills based program. The course focuses on the legal basis for the corrections system, starting with a review of the US constitution, exploring the NYS Penal and Criminal Procedure Laws. It also covers those personal and professional skills necesssary to each successful corrections officer.

Peace Officer FT Basic (Short)
This 35-hour course meets the minimum standards mandated by the Bureau for Municipal Police. NOTE: This course does not include the 47 hours of firearms training mandated for those officers hired after 11/1/91, and who are exempt from the licensing regulations of section 400.00 of the NYS Penal Law regardless of whether or not the employer authorizes the officer to carry a weapon during the performance of his/her duties.


In-Service Training

Active Shooter Response
This course is for the patrol officer whose duties require law enforcement response to critical incidents possibly involving an active shooter. There is no physical training involved, however the participant must be able to withstand live fire shooting, external and internal team operations, and movement associated with the environment a law enforcement officer may be involved in. The course emphasis is for officers who may be required to operate, command, and control an active shooter incident.

Advanced Interview & Interrogation Techniques
This course has been designed to provide both the public safety investigator and the uniform officer with proven techniques that will assist in obtaining information critical to any investigation. This includes; street stops, traffic stops, violation, misdemeanor and felony investigations. This class will begin with victim interviews, neighborhood checks, informant interviews, developing witnesses and end with the criminal interrogation. Participants will learn & develop proven skills through a series of lectures and classroom exercises. Topics include: neurolinguistic programming; development of rapport; truth versus deception; legal issues pertinent to interviews; video taping, written and oral statements; developing a game plan; multiple suspect investigations.

Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
This 16-hour course is intended to bridge the gap between the SFST and DRE courses. The student will learn how to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol or a combination of both. The student will be given an overview of the seven types of drug categories and the physiological effects these drugs have on the human body. In addition, the student will learn of medical conditions and other situations that can produce similar signs of impairment. The role of eye examinations in disclosing the possibility of drug impairment, and in suggesting the possible category or categories of drugs being used, will be discussed. The class includes the latest updates in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. Also legal issues associated with impaired driving as well as pre- and post-arrest procedures. This course includes the former 8 hour Drugs That Impair Driving curriculum. This course will NOT qualify an officer to serve as a Drug Recognition Expert. This course is designed for police officers who meet NSFST program and who have successfully completed a course using the IACP/NHTSA approved curriculum.

Aerosol Subject Restraint Instructor
This course prepares the NYS DCJS certified general topics instructor in the history of chemical sprays, selection, safety, effectiveness, hand held personal delivery systems, methods of carry, operational guidelines, in-custody deaths, case studies and decontamination. The course includes both classroom instruction and practical exercises. Student exposure to OC at the instructor level is mandated. Must be certified as NYS DCJS general topics instructor.

Background Investigation
The goal of this workshop is to assist participants within the law enforcement organization to: understand and examine the background investigation process, identify a cognitive model of a complete background investigation, and identify the various sources of information a law enforcement agency should research regarding each candidate, and discuss how to evaluate this data.

Basic Criminal Investigation
This is a DCJS certified 70-hour course. This course teaches the basic skills required for the newly appointed criminal investigator. Topic areas include general investigatory techniques, crime analysis, report writing, legal issues, crime management, physical evidence, search warrant preparation and court testimony. The participant will process a crime scene, interview and interrogate victims, witnesses and suspects while preparing the case for trial at which time the participant will testify during a moot court. A final exam will consist of a written, oral and practical performance of skills, including peer assessment.

Basic Investigative Photography
This is a DCJS certified 35-hour course. The course is designed for criminal justice personnel with all levels of photography experience. Overview of course - Basic Photographic Equipment, Digital Photography, Basic Techniques of Photography, and Lighting Techniques. Workshops will include - Basic Concepts of Photography, Flash Photography, Crime Scene and Evidence Photography.

Basic Police Sniper / Observer School
Topics include - overview of sniper operations; effects of shooting through intermediate barriers, scopes / minute of angle; data management, marksmanship, observation skills, camouflage & concealment; field craft / stalking, urban sniper operations, range estimation; and engagement of moving targets; keep in memory systems (KIMS).

Breath Analysis Operator
This is a DCJS certified 32-hour course. This Breath Analysis Operator Course certifies law enforcement personnel in the operation of the Datamaster and new Datamaster, DMT Infrared Breath Test instrument only. The program presents information on the effects of alcohol on the human body, operational procedures, Vehicle and Traffic Law pertaining to DWI enforcement, and pertinent case law. Students must pass both a written test and an instrument proficiency examination in order to be certified.

Breath Analysis Operator Recertification
Pursuant to Department of Health regulations, all Breath Analysis Operators must be recertified every two years. To be eligible for recertification, currently certified operators must successfully complete a written examination at an authorized testing center prior to the expiration of their current permit. Successful students will receive a Breath Analysis Operator Permit which will expire two years from the date of issuance.

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) Course

Designed for law enforcement personnel. Topics include: CMV terminology and jargon; safe stops; commercial drivers licenses; registrations; tax permits; logbooks; dimensional requirements; NYS VTL; emergency response guidebook; MV-104(s) truck/bus supplement; writing UTT's to CMV's; counter terror - criminal activity involving CMV's

CVE Weights & Permits course

This course is offered to those officers/departments seeking additional training in commercial vehicle enforcement. Topics include: weights; dimensions; special hauling permits, non-divisible load permits and certified escort vehicles. Field exercises on second day.

Computer Investigation and Technology Workshop
This workshop will have participants review basic computer architecture and file system, then expand to more sophisticated information regarding the methods of investigating crimes involving computers. There will be a demonstration of computer seizure and forensic evidence recovery.

Contemporary Issues Public Safety - 8 Hours
The contemporary issues course provides the opportunity for public safety professionals to intensively confront the operational, administrative, leadership, and training issues of the day in the time-compressed, decision-making environment of public safety agencies. A lecturer/facilitator will present the issue to be explored, analyze it and then facilitate an exchange among the students on how the public safety community should respond.

Contemporary Issues Public Safety - 16 Hours
The contemporary issues course provides the opportunity for public safety professionals to intensively confront the operational, administrative, leadership, and training issues of the day in the time-compressed, decision-making environment of public safety agencies. A lecturer/facilitator will present the issue to be explored, analyze it and then facilitate an exchange among the students on how the public safety community should respond.

Contemporary Issues Public Safety - 24-80 Hours
This contemporary issues course provides the opportunity for public safety personnel to intensively confront the operational, administrative, leadership and training issues of the day in the time compressed decision making environment of public safety agencies. A lecture/facilita- tor will present the issue to be explored, analyze it and respond.

Crime Prevention
This is a DCJS certified 35-hour course. The course is designed for experienced inservice officers. They will receive instruciton in many fundamentals of crime prevention skills and programming. This course will prepare the officer for systematic, positive interaction with the community and its various populations. Overview of Course Topics: - substance abuse prevention - volunteer management in crime prevention - crime analysis and resource utilization - crime prevention and seniors - security hardware, lighting, and alarms - security survey and field work application

Crime Scene and Evidence Technician
This is a DCJS 70-hour certified course. Overview of course: This course teaches officers how to record and document crime scenes and how to collect evidence properly. It is most appropriate for those officers who are the first to arrive at a crime scene and those responsible for complete crime scene analyses. The course includes instruction in photography, diagramming, measurements, latent fingerprint processing, and the retrieval of physical evidence. Objectives include recognizing and establishing the physical boundaries of a crime scene, protecting the crime scene from contamination and degradation, correctly recognizing evidence within the crime scene, having a working knowledge of powder/chemical processing of evidence, and knowing how to properly secure, mark and package physical evidence.
Note: Prerequisite for this course is the successful completion of the Basic Investigative Photography course.

Defensive Tactics Instructor
This is a DCJS 70-hour certified course. Course overview: - judicious use of force - handcuffing systems - straight baton - pressure points - active counter measures - weapon retention Prerequisites for this training as required by BMP are: - BMP police instructor - minimum 2 years of full-time (or equivalent) service as either a police officer or peace officer - good physical condition (MUST physically participate in instruction) Those who successfully complete the proficiency test, written test, and presentation evaluation will receive certification as a Defensive Tactics Instructor from the Bureau for Municipal Police. Each participant must provide a gun belt, handcuffs with key, mouthpiece, straight baton and ring holder, cross trainer gyn shoes, and appropriate clothing for practical training.
Note: Prerequisites for this training are NYS General Topic Instructor Certification, a minimum of two years full-time or equivalent service as either a police or peace officer AND good physical condition, must physically participate in all DAILY exercises and instruction.

Digital Imaging
This course is designed for the law enforcement personnel who are interested in developing skills using Adobe Photoshop for digital imaging. Participants will learn a variety of procedures including the use of Photoshop, digital documentation and enhancement of physical evidence, creating non-bias displays, case review and legal issues. NOTE: Class participants should be proficient with the Windows operating system. There will be no hands-on digital camera instruction.

Digital Technology & Investigation Workshop
This workshop will have participants review common digital devices and file systems, then expand to more sophisticated information regarding the methods of investigating crimes involving digital devices. There will be a demonstration of computer seizure and forensic evidence recovery. Topics include: threats and vulnerabilities of computer systems; digital forensic methods and reports; internet protocol address tracing; legal procedures for seizing data; internet criminal activities and investigative methodology; legal issues, pitfalls and obstacles common to hi-tech type cases.

DWI Detection / Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course
This program is designed to increase the police officer's ability to detect the alcohol impaired motor vehicle operator. The course instructs the officer in ways of building a strong common law case emphasizing the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) developed by NHTSA. This course is offered by OPS, local law enforcement agencies, and academies.

Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor
This is a DCJS certified course. The course overview includes Legal Issues and Pursuit Driving, Non - Emergency Response Driving, Emergency Response Driving, and Driving Track Administration. Those who successfully complete the proficiency test, written test and presentation evaluation will receive certification as an Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor from the NYS Office of Public Safety.
Prerequisites for this skilled instructor course are: NYS General Topic Instructor Certification, Minimum of three years full-time or equivalent service as a law enforcement officer, and Completed Basic Course for Law Enforcement.

Ethical Awareness
Instead of trying to teach ethical behavior, a more productive method is to conduct internal ethical awareness workshops where law enforcement personnel are allowed to discuss the issues and practices bearing on ethical problems. The educational process is rational and has clear continuity of psychological, intellectual, and emotional development running through each session.The workshop training is structured with special exercises that develop law enforcement participants to the point where they must make decisions on “moral dilemmas” unique to their own profession.Thus, the ethical awareness workshop aims at the hearts and minds of law enforcement personnel to gain a solid commitment to ethics both personal and organizational. What is needed is the training of the best law enforcement trainers for the Instructor course where they will conduct workshops for their agencies. Officers must be certified police instructors.

Field Training and Evaluation
This is a DCJS 35-hour certified course. This is an intensive program designed to provide new Field Training Officers with expertise in the area of training and evaluating recent graduates of the Basic Course for Police Officers. Overview of instruction: - areas of liability regarding an FTO program. - legal and ethical constraints. - work and motivation. - instructional techniques. - conditions of learning in adult education. - the FTO as a counselor. - dealing with anger. - remedial training strategies. - objectives of performance and evaluation system. - scale value application. - termination procedures (an overview). - use of patrol/police officer response guide.

Fingerprint Procedures and Practices - Level 2
This is a DCJS certified 35-hour course. This course is a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on practical exercises through projects in a workshop setting. Course topics include a Pre-test on Level I topics, Review of Crime scene procedures, identifying & developing latent prints: powders & chemicals, techniques for the Comparison of Latent Prints & Tenprint cards, SAFIS & New Technology, Ethics & Crime Scene Procedures, Courtroom Testimony

Firearms Instructor
This is a DCJS 70-hour certified course. This course will emphasize instructional and coaching techniques, and the role of the firearms instructor. Students will receive instruction on the psychology of learning, liability issues, oral communication, lesson planning, range rules, basic fundamentals of shooting, line operations and range commands, scoring techniques, judgmental shooting, and conducting field demonstrations. Each participant is required to demonstrate their understanding of the class material by developing a lesson plan and delivering a 10-minute presentation and a 50-minute presentation. Final student evaluation will be based on the lesson plan, the 50-minute presentation, class participation, and a written exam. Students that successfully complete this program will be certified as firearms instructors by the New York State Bureau for Municipal Police. NOTE: Each student will need 1400 rounds of ammunition that must be supplied by the student's department. Ammunition must be copper jacketed, copper plated, or NYCLAD, Along with 25 rounds of buckshot and 10 rounds of shotgun slugs.
Note: SHOOTING PRE-TEST: On the first day of the course students will be required to fire the Qualifying Course of Fire as described in the Firearms Training unit of the New York State Municipal Police Training Council Basic Course for Police Officers. Enclosed is the qualifying course of fire.

Firearms Instructor Advanced
This 35-hour course prepares DCJS firearms certified instructors to teach numerous advanced issues pertaining to firearms including, safety, instructional techniques, shooting fundamentals, tactics, revolvers, semi automatic pistols, shotguns, ammunition, equipment, use of force, critical incident trauma and legal issues. The course is presented in the classroom and the firearms range.
Note: Prerequisites for this course are: DCJS firearms instructor certification, successful completion of a Basic Course for Police Officers or Basic Course for Peace Officers, and three years experience in a police or peace officer position that requires carrying a firearm.

Gang Investigations
This class is limited to sworn law enforcement police/peace officers only. This course will familiarize criminal justice personnel with contemporary gang trends, gang identifiers, intervention & prevention strategies, and officer safety concerns. There will be an overview of prosecuting a gang case, interviewing gang members, and understanding gang culture.

Homicide Investigations / Non-Fatal Shooting
Topics include: First response to a crime scene; crime scene preservation; neighborhood canvass; securing and preserving evidence; interviewing complainants, witnesses, victims & suspects.

Instructor Development
This is a DCJS 70-hour certified course. To successfully complete this course, the participants must be able to prepare, in writing, a training curriculum which includes course objectives, course outline, and a detailed lesson plan; demonstrate the correct use of at least three (3) audio-visual aids; and successfully prepare and present a 50-minute oral presentation of a training topic before the class, utilizing the techniques emphasized in this course. Each student will be rated according to the DCJS Instructor Evaluation Checklist. Each student that successfully completes this program will receive certification from the Bureau for Municipal Police Training as a Police Instructor for general topics.

Instructor Evaluator Workshop
This workshop is designed to provide experienced instructors with the skills necessary to conduct periodic evaluations of other instructors as mandated by the Municipal Police Training Council. These periodic and impartial evaluations will aid in ensuring the quality of law enforcement instruction throughout the state remains high. The training workshop provides information in several topical areas of instructor evaluation including: Criteria denoting an instructor pursuant to NYS Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR), stages of an instructor evaluation process and objectively evaluating a presentation.

Interview & Interrogation
This 35-hour course is designed to provide public safety personnel techniques of interviewing and interrogation. This course is designed to provide investigators and uniformed officers with proven techniques that can be applied in various accusatory and non-accusatory interview situations. Participants will develop skills in preparing for the interrogation with a "game plan" which emphasizes a pro-active rather than reactive role. A series of lectures, video tape exercises, and practical hands-on classroom experiences are used in the instruction. The class includes up-to-date information on NYS legal aspects of interrogation and admissibility of the confession into court.

Juvenile Officer
This is a DCJS 35-hour certified course. The material that will be presented is geared to new or relatively new (2 years) police juvenile officers. Those who successfully complete the written test and practical exercise will receive certification from BMP for completion. Course overview: - role of the juvenile officer. - laws and procedures of juvenile arrest. - juvenile diversion program. - Investigative techniques. - interviewing the child victim/witness. - substance abuse. - gangs and cults. - child abuse investigation. - missing persons.

Latent Print Processing - Level 1
This is a DCJS certified 35-hour course. This course is a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on practical exercises through projects in a workshop setting. Course topics will include the History of Fingerprints and Criminal Justice, Legal Aspects of Fingerprints, Techniques of Fingerprints and Major Case Prints, SAFIS: Statewide Automated Fingerprints Identification System, Ethics & Crime Scene Procedures, Courtroom Testimony, Fingerprints Patterns, Identifying and Developing Latent Prints: Powders and Chemicals, and Photography: Basics, Crime Scene and Latent Prints.

Law Enforcement Bicycle Patrol Course
This course gives law enforcement personnel the skills required to conduct patrol and enforcement activities utilizing the modern mountain bicycle. The participants will practice techniques appropriate for urban, residential and rural environments. Students will also lean the proper care, maintenance and selection of equipment, physical conditioning and defensive tactics. The program includes both classroom and field exercises.

Leadership and Police Management
Course goal: Improve leadership and management skills. This course will allow the leader to gain knowledge through practical exercises in: problem solving, decision making, strategic planning, effective communication, tactical communication, basic patrol tactics, risk assessments and control measures, using evaluations as a tool, team building, remedial training and resources, mentoring and servant leadership, and military leadership approaches.

Legal Issues for Law Enforcement
This course is presented by experts from the Criminal Justice System.. Topics include recent legal developments in Criminal Procedure Law and Penal Law. Time has also been built in for questions from participants.

Motor Vehicle Collision Investigation: Advanced
This is a DCJS 70-hour certified course. The course is designed for Law Enforcement Officers and/or Evidence Technicians to become proficient in the analysis of technical data found at the scene of a traffic accident. This course enables accident investigators to become proficient in the examination and interpretation of crash data. Topics include lecture and project work dealing with thrust diagrams, collision analysis, impact and airborne speed determinations, time position diagrams.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the Accident Scene Investigation course with a passing grade of at least 80%.

Motor Vehicle Collision Investigation: At Scene
This is a DCJS 70-hour certified course. The Accident Scene Investigation program trains law enforcement officers to process a traffic accident scene by preserving and collecting the available data and physical evidence. Students also learn how to perform basic speed calculations and produce scale diagrams of accident scenes. Topics of the course will include Accident scene photographs (still and video), Scale diagramming and scene measurements, Evidence collection, Math review (rules of math and basic algebra), Basic accident reconstruction and causal contributing factors, and Legal issues.

Multi Media Instruction
This course is for certified BMP instructors. The goal is to familiarize instructors in contemporary multi-media methods to further professionalize and enhance their presentations. Topics include: use of computers, the Internet and presentation software; video and audio enhancement; writing training articles and research skills. Each participant will be required to develop a ten-minute presentation or write a five-hundred word article for publication utilizing multi-media methods learned in this course.

Patrol Rifle Course
This course is for the patrol officer whose duties require the use of an AR style patrol rifle.  There is no physical training involved, however the participant must be able to withstand difficult shooting and movement associated with the environment a patrol officer may respond to.  This is not a familiarization course. LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ONLY

Patrol Rifle Instructor Course
This course is designed to train and prepare the Firearms Instructor to be a Patrol Rifle instructor. Officers who attend are expected to have a basic knowledge of the patrol rifle used and be able to safely and accurately use the rifle. Officers must be physically capable of quickly and safety assuming the standing, kneeling, sitting, and prone positions. The ability to field strip and reassemble the duty firearm is a must. This is not a familiarization course. All participants must be a current NYS Firearms Instructor. LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ONLY

Physical Fitness Instructor
This course prepares certified NYS general topics instructors to teach numerous issues pertaining to physical fitness training. This includes: training safety, instructional techniques, nutrition, physical and emotional well being, fitness training techniques, fitness testing protocols and legal issues. The program is presented in the classroom and the defensive tactics room. NOTE: Must meet the 70th percentile of the OPS approved Physical Fitness standards for Police Officer candidates.

Police Baton PR-24 Instructor
This is a Monadnock certified 35-hour course which includes: Pre-basic and basic course instruction. - Instructional image and methods. - Civil and vicarious liability. - Weapon retention. - Confrontation simulation. Upon successful completion of the course the participant will be able to instruct and certify pre-basic and basic PR-24 programs. Prior PR-24 basic course certification is preferred but not considered a pre-requisite for attending this course. Equipment needed: - PR-24 - ring holder - duty belt - handcuffs and key - mouthpiece - good training shoes/sneakers (not a running shoe) - workout clothing (sweat suit).

Police Motorcycle Operator Course
Topics of this course include: maintenance; emergency braking; evasive maneuvers; curb and obstacle negotiation; traffic stops, curve negotiation.

Police Supervision
This is a DCJS 105-hour certified course. This course is designed for those law enforcement officers that have or will receive permanent appointment as a first-line supervisor. The Police Supervision Course is a mandatory requirement for any recently appointed supervisor of law enforcement personnel. Daily attendance and successful completion of academic and performance testing is required in order to receive certification. At the conclusion of this school the Executive Director of the MPTC will award certification for those who meet or exceed the above criteria.
Note: Becoming a first-line supervisor of law enforcement officers, as defined in section 209-q (2) (b) of the General Municipal Law, requires successful completion of this course as approved by the Commissioner of the Division of Criminal Justice Services. This course provides 105 hours of training pursuant to Section 6021 of Title 9, Subtitle U of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York.

Progressive Leadership and Police Management
This course will allow the officer to practice and gain knowledge through practical exercises in: problem solving - decision making, strategic planning, effective communication - tactical communication, basic patrol tactics, risk assessments and control measures, using evaluations as a tool, team building, remedial training & resources, mentoring and servant leadership and military leadership approaches.

Public Information Officer
Program Overview:  This course was designed by NHTSA to provide officers with the ability to give accurate and timely information during both routine and crisis situations. Students will learn the duties and responsibilities of a PIO, legal communications, components of news releases and interviews. It includes lectures and simulated interviews.

RADAR/LIDAR Instructor
This NHTSA program is designed to train individuals in the proper procedures and protocols to instruct the NHTSA Speed Measurement Operator Series (Radar and Lidar). This course will consist of classroom presentation and field exercises. Mandatory prerequisites for attending this training are: Certified Radar or Radar-Lidar Operator & valid and current General Topics instructor status.

RADAR/LIDAR Operator
This is a DCJS-32 hour certified course. This course will train the participant in the use of radar/lidar speed detection instruments. The curriculum includes radar/lidar theory, vehicle and traffic law, court preparation and presentation. Each participant will develop skills in calibrating the radar/lidar equipment and practice speed estimates. Each participant will be given a written final exam and a practical exam based on performance of skills learned. COURSE OBJECTIVE: At the completion of this course each participant will have developed the skills necessary to operate a variety of radar/lidar speed detection devices.

School Resource Officer
This course trains law enforcement personnel who are assigned to work in schools. Utilizing a triad approach consisting of law enforcement, intervention, and education the officer will learn how to establish and facilitate an effective community orientated law enforcement program. The SRO is a blending of all skills an individual brings to the position: law enforcement, parent, brother, sister, educator, advisor, resource and public servant. The officer will not leave after five days fully equipped to perform all the duties and functions required to the SRO. They will leave with valuable information, knowledge, resources to explore and new skills that provide insight and a better understanding of the duties and expectations of the SRO.

Simplifying the Search Warrant Application
This course is designed to develop the officer's abilities to better understand and create search warrants. This course will provide hands-on practical training for the proper completion of the search warrant process. Officers will learn how to develop probable cause and to use that probable cause for the development of legally sufficient search warrants.

Supervisor Enhanced In-Service
This course provides 7-15 hours of annual required common core instruction on operational, supervisory and management theories and techniques for the public safety supervisor. This instruction will encompass from the Bureau of Municipal Police, Public Safety Office general subject areas for police in-service education. The subject areas will be legal issues; police and the public; police procedures; mechanics for arrest and educational electives. Objectives: 1. Demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of recent changes in the field through the application of critical thinking skills and the authentic assessment. 2. Independently write a position paper on the instruction under study, which includes logically, supported recommendations for specific public safety response and implementation.

Tactical Warrant/Building Search
This 35-hour course is designed to provide officers with the skills to serve warrants and approach high-risk situations such as prowler calls and building searches; very challenging environments that require specialized training to command the edge in both shooting and non-shooting situations. This course was developed especially for the patrol officer tasked to conduct building searches, and for the officer who has the responsibility to conduct narcotics search warrants. This course is facilitated with intensive, hands on training that will enhance the investigating officer's ability to execute warrants and tactical approaches safely and effectively. Individuals should attend this course with the capability and motivation to participate in a stressful environment, both physically and mentally.

Tactical Warrant Service Refresher
This course is facilitated with intensive, hands on training that will enhance the investigating officer's ability to execute warrants and building searches safely and effectively. Individuals should attend this course with the capability and motivation to participate in a stressful environment, both physically and mentally. The refresher is designed to: sharpen the officer's shooting, defensive tactics, and decision making skills; regain confidence with covert and dynamic entry techniques; assessment with issued equipment. The TWS refresher course if available to all officers who have successfully completed the Tactical Warrant Service and Building Search class more than 1 year ago.

Terrorism Threat: The Role of Law Enforcement
This three-day Counterterrorism course is designed to provide first-line supervisors, road patrol officers, corrections officers, public safety officers and criminal investigators with the training necessary to become a more active participant in the intelligence gathering continuum.  The knowledge gained from this training can be applied by law enforcement professionals to more effectively identify indicators of potential terrorist activity to include: radicalization, operation and support networks. This course goes beyond the standard terrorism training by taking an in-depth look at the radicalization processes and its function in the development of homegrown terrorist threats. This course is for law enforcement professionals interested in participating in counter-terrorism units and/or the Joint Terrorism Task Force. LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL ONLY

Website Development for LE Trainers
This program is specifically designed for law enforcement trainers that want to augment classroom instruction and provide follow-up information to their students. Through this course certified IDS Instructors will learn how to develop quick websites or instructional cd/dvd’s that include handouts, PowerPoint presentations, video and other resources that further instructional goals.

 


Security Officers Training

Security Guard 8-Hr Annual In-Service
This course must be completed within 12 months from completion of the 16 hour on-the-job training course for security guards, and annually thereafter. This course is structured to provide the student with updated and enhanced information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics include: the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct.

Security Guard 16-Hr On The Job Training Course
This course must be completed within 90 days of employment as a security guard. This course provides the student with detailed information on the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics covered include: the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, ethics and conduct, incident command system, and terrorism. The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.

Security Guard Pre-Assignment Training Course
This 8 hour course is required by New York State as the first step in obtaining a security guard registration card from the NYS Department of State. This course provides the student with a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of a security guard. Topics covered include: the role of the security guard, legal powers and limitations, emergency situations, communications and public relations, access control, and ethics and conduct. The passing of an examination is required for successful completion of this course.

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