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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 2018 schedule. These programs address an array of emerging policing topics/issues currently facing law enforcement. 

Adobe Acrobat Pro: May 15 • Criminal Justice Institute
In this introductory class, students will learn to fill, sign, create, and edit .PDF files. Learn how easy it is to create .PDF files from Word documents and Excel workbooks and to export .PDF files into Word and Excel. 

Advanced Entries and Vehicle Assaults for High Risk Warrant Services: March 20-21 • Criminal Justice Institute
This course is designed to strengthen entry techniques and tactical movements of officers during warrant services. 

Ambush and Lethal Environment Recognition Training (A.L.E.R.T.): March 19 • Criminal Justice Institute
This training helps officers thwart potential ambush situations and turn them from a disadvantage into a tactical advantage. It benefits officers during routine patrol, special events, traffic stops, etc. and protects him/her from ambush-type and surprise attack situations.

Breaking Down the Bullying Infrastructure in Schools: January 25 • Criminal Justice Institute
This seven-hour class will address the social structure of bullying and action steps for professionals to follow when bullies and victims are identified.

Body Cameras, Drones and Emerging Legal Trends: February 28-March 1 • Criminal Justice Institute
The increasing use of body-worn-cameras by officers and the common practice of citizens filming officers is a recent development to policing. Additionally, unmanned aerial surveillance devices commonly known as drones are being considered by agencies to assist operations in areas such as search & rescue, crowd control, tactical operations and investigations. What are the liabilities? This class explores the technological side of 21st century policing and the legal trends that may affect it.

Communicating with Difficult People: March 30 • Hot Springs Police Department
This class will look at the central role of effective speech communication when dealing with difficult people. Participants will identify the necessary verbal skills for effectively coping with difficult behaviors and learn how to practice persuasive strategies to facilitate voluntary compliance.

Community, Culture and Command Spanish: March 5 • Saline County Sheriff’s Office
This course focuses on methods to help law enforcement officers better police, relate and understand the fast-growing Hispanic community as well as teach officers “danger” words, commonly used Spanish words and phrases to help them better obtain information when interacting with non-English speaking Hispanics.

Counter Ambush Tactics for Law Enforcement: May 8-9 • Criminal Justice Institute
Students will know, understand and demonstrate a working knowledge of how to effectively detect and neutralize hostile ambush situations against themselves and other officers, while responding to different types of “call” situations, including instruction on types of ambushes, ambush-escape scenarios, ambush-assassination scenarios, ambush robber scenarios and how to reasonably respond to each.

Eyewitness Identification: Conducting a Photo Lineup ONLINE: Offered Online Monthly
Participants in this online training will learn how to construct and administer photographic lineups following the policy recommendations of the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police.

Heroin and Fentanyl Abuse: Coming Soon!
This class will strengthen participant recognition of paraphernalia, equipment, and supplies associated with the use and abuse of heroin and fentanyl. Participants will be able to recognize hazards posed by heroin and fentanyl users, how to minimize exposure to these hazards, and employ safe investigative techniques when conducting heroin and fentanyl investigations.

Narcotics-Related Financial Investigations (MWCDT): April 9-11 • Criminal Justice Institute
This course is aimed at the state local and federal criminal investigator/prosecutor and their support staff who specialize in narcotics investigations and have no formal training in financial investigations. It stresses the elements of the various financial crimes that stem from the laundering and accumulation of profits from the illegal narcotics industry.

Post Shooting Trauma: March 21 • Criminal Justice Institute
This class is designed to prepare the student for the emotional, psychological, social and legal aftermath of an officer-involved shooting incident. Students will be introduced to the nature of trauma, the phases of trauma and the means of reducing the impact of trauma. This class will discuss the immediate aftermath of a shooting incident, to include: the investigation process; the various reactions that may be anticipated by the involved officer; and the societal reactions, to include those of fellow officers.

Recruit and Patrol Officer Training: May 16 • Criminal Justice Institute
Understanding how unconscious thoughts may impact an officer’s actions can ultimately lead to healthier policing and community relations. This training will use tools that help officers recognize his/her conscious biases and implement “controlled” or unbiased behavioral responses.

School Behavioral Threat Assessments: An Introduction: February 15 • Criminal Justice Institute
This training introduces participants to various components of school behavioral threat assessments. Participants will learn about effective characteristics of threat assessments for consideration when forming their own approach and team. 

Strategic Communications for Interacting with Juveniles: April 5 • Greenwood Police Department
This course will provide participants with a foundation in strategically communicating with juveniles. Topics covered include using active listening skills, rapport building, verbal judo, teen brain development and de-escalation tactics for use in dealing with conflict.

Suicide Prevention: May 22 • Criminal Justice Institute
This eight-hour 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.

Uncommon Leadership: May 24 • Criminal Justice Institute
This highly interactive course goes beyond leadership theory and provides the participant an opportunity to examine, discuss and evaluate the leader’s role in every aspect of the law enforcement profession and develop real world solutions for real world problems. 

Verbal Fitness and De-Escalation for Law Enforcement: February 15 • Criminal Justice Institute
This seven-hour class focuses on the central role of effective speech communication in achieving professional law enforcement objectives. Emphasis is given to specific de-escalation interaction techniques that will ensure officer safety, reduce citizen complaints, enhance participant’s law enforcement professionalism, and ensure citizen cooperation.

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