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CJI's Latest Course Schedule Features 18 New Classes


The Criminal Justice Institute is pleased to present eighteen new programs for the Winter/Spring 2019 schedule. These programs address an array of emerging policing topics/issues currently facing law enforcement. 


Access Fundamentals
June 13 • Criminal Justice Institute

Learn the basics of Access from a user perspective, and how it can be used as an additional tool to Excel.

Advanced Principles of Supervision and Leadership for First-Line Supervisors
April 22-25 • Criminal Justice Institute

This 28-hour course, developed by Arkansas law enforcement supervisors, will examine the importance of time management, supervision vs. leadership, functions and practices, communication skills, motivation, and team building. 

Cold Case Investigations: Pursuing Delayed Justice
March 26-27 • Criminal Justice Institute

This two-day class is designed to equip investigators with the necessary tools to successfully conduct previously unresolved murder investigations. 

Drones: Development and Implementation of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program for Law Enforcement 
March 6 • Benton Police Department

Agencies can use drones to document crime scenes, monitor crowds, search for suspects and lost or endangered persons, 
as well as to gain advantage during the execution of search warrants and other tactical situations. Participants will gain an understanding of FAA Certificates of Authorization (COA); FAA Licensing (Part 107); pilot selection criteria; training requirements and resources; equipment and software; operation safety; and operating in airspace controlled by an Air Traffic Control Center.

Getting The Confession: The Investigator’s Secret Tools
March 19 • Hot Springs Police Department

This course is designed for investigators to improve their interview and interrogation skills and to train them to know what really works to get the confession. This course teaches the investigator to quickly establish a rapport and obtain information from the guilty subject and will train the investigator to identify the confession point and overcome resistance that leads to acquiring the confession from the guilty subject. 

Ground Survival for Law Enforcement
April 18 • Jonesboro Police Department

This training will give police officers a general overview of ground survival hand-to-hand/weapon retention combative 
techniques as it applies to the law enforcement career field. 

Human Relations Training for Law Enforcement Personnel: Communicating and Building Relationships 
February 28 • Russellville Police Department

This course is designed to assist law enforcement personnel in addressing the challenges of communications and relationships in the communities which they serve.  A focus is placed on the important human relations skills that if not properly applied may lead to negative outcomes while performing and applying daily law enforcement related activities in the community.

Informant Management and Control
April 22-23 • Criminal Justice Institute

This three-day training course will provide proven techniques and strategies to cultivate, maintain and control informants. Sample policies, procedures, and informant agreements developed by PLET will be presented to officers to better prepare the officers to deal with informant scandals. 

Internal Affairs Investigations
April 3 • Saline County Sheriff’s Office 

This training course is designed to train new and experienced investigators and supervisors tasked with conducting integrity and internal investigations involving law enforcement personnel. 

Investigation of Apparent Suicide
May 2-3 • Criminal Justice Institute

The emotional impact of the suicide crime scene on the surviving family and friends makes this scene even more difficult to investigate than some homicide scenes. The detective needs to be ready to have his or her work questioned by the surviving family of the victim. A crime scene that has been processed correctly will assist the detective in answering those questions.

Investigative Statement Analysis: “The Truth is in the Lies”
June 24-26 • Criminal Justice Institute

This two-day course is the structured examination of a person’s verbatim words for indicators of truthfulness and deception.  
It is an investigative tool which helps determine a subject’s indicators of deceptions. It gives you tools to prioritize your cases and increase your clearances. 

Memory Techniques for Law Enforcement Officers
April 22-23 • Benton County Sheriff’s Office 

This class will explore memory techniques that are useful in many areas of a law enforcement officers career, including the investigator, SWAT team members and police managers. 

Recruiting, Hiring, Background Investigations and Retention
March 19-20 • Van Buren Police Department

The recruiting module will train the hiring officer/personnel on how to attract the best talent pool with diversity in mind. 
The hiring module will discuss how to effectively work with Human Resources in order to conduct testing and interviewing. The background investigation module will then teach the individual how to properly administer a background investigation on potential job candidates. Finally, the best methods to retain the talent will be detailed.

Sheriff’s Administration and Management Course
February 26-27 (Part One) • April 30-May 1 (Part Two) • June 18 (Part Three) • Criminal Justice Institute

The Sheriff’s Administration and Management Course is a program developed by Arkansas Sheriffs that focuses on office 
operations. This program will take an in-depth look at the day-to day departmental functions such as budgeting; jail standards; legal matters; and legislative audits.  

Street Cops
February 25 • Hot Springs Police Department

This is an all-in-one, street level law enforcement training that discusses modern beat strategies, as well as, technological advancements that are available to police for investigative purposes. Participants will learn current, proven methods to further investigations, successfully track fugitives and solve crime on the streets. Real video footage of street operations will be shown. 

Stress Management for Law Enforcement Online: OFFERED ONLINE MONTHLY
This class is designed to help officers recognize the dangers of excessive and unmanaged stress. Participants will explore typical stressors law enforcement officers face, the likelihood of chronic stress in an officer’s life, and the negative effects stress causes will be discussed. 

Suicide Prevention
May 22 • Criminal Justice Institute

This program provides a comprehensive, holistic approach to stress management and suicide prevention for law enforcement and corrections professionals in order to reduce suicide risk. The program will focus on learning the warning signs of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicide; how to reduce stigma associated with seeking help; and how to develop department policies, protocols, and procedures to address officers at risk. 

Talk Saves Lives
An Introduction to Suicide Prevention: February 13 • Criminal Justice Institute

Presented through the Arkansas Center for School Safety, this presentation covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it.