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Course Descriptions

Here you can check out all of the courses we offer. If you don't see an upcoming event for a course you'd like to take, reach out to us and we can get it on the schedule!

  • Case Law for Cops: The Basics!
    Case law is difficult, right? Not anymore. This program breaks down complex case law into an easy-to-understand format that focuses on the "best practices"when interacting with the public. Throughout the class, real-world scenario-based examples are reviewed to ensure officers know how to apply what they have learned. Some of the many topics covered are the mere inquiry, when to conduct an investigative detention, common search scenarios, use of force, warrantless entries, and more. (1 Day)
  • Case Law for Cops: The Street Edition
    This program is designed to give the proactive officer the tools they need to be successful in the streets. The program goes into depth with case law covering investigative detentions, conducting motor vehicle stops, extending motor vehicle stops, developing probable cause to search motor vehicles, and for arresting occupants. We will also cover behaviors and items to be observant of while conducting investigations. Finally, we will review when questioning in the streets requires the administration of Miranda warnings and how to use your body-worn camera to your advantage. (1 Day)
  • Case Law for Cops: Miranda
    Many of us were able to recite the Miranda warnings long before we became cops from watching TV. Although we can recite them, many of us do not really understand them. This class focuses on the basics of Miranda and when officers are required to advise a suspect of his or her Miranda rights and how to obtain a valid waiver. There is a myth that only detectives advise subjects of their Miranda warnings, not anymore! The use of body worn cameras has given defense attorneys a front row to seat to police citizen encounters to argue “custody.” This class will teach officers how to obtain valid statements and capture them on their body worn camera. (Half-Day)
  • Case Law for Cops: Report Writing:
    The cause of most issues for officers is not their actions, but their documentation of said actions. This class will change that! While many other report-writing classes focus on sentence structure, we focus on content! Proper grammar and punctuation are certainly important, but in the legal world, there is more of an emphasis on content. The program will cover common areas that MUST be addressed in reports that involve investigative detentions or arrest of a person, warrantless arrests, warrantless searches, entries, the use of force and so much more. We guarantee this class will take your report writing to the next level! (1 Day)
  • Case Law for Cops: The K9 Edition:
    The role of a K9 officer in law enforcement is complex. They need to be well-versed in case law governing search & seizure, use of force, tracking, and proper deployment of a K9. This class provides K9 Officers with a solid foundation of knowledge as well as recent case law updates. (1 Day)
  • Cops and Kids:
    If officers are ever going to doubt themselves, it will likely be while dealing with a juvenile. Juvenile laws are complex and difficult to keep up with. This one-day program provides an overview of the “dos and don’ts” while dealing with young offenders. Our experienced Juvenile Officer will review Curbside Adjustments v. Stationhouse Adjustments, how to work with school officials during investigations, when a juvenile should be taken into custody, how and when to interview a juvenile, releasing a juvenile on their own recognizance, how to enforce cannabis and alcohol violations and more. (1 Day)
  • Kids in Crises:
    Too often police officers are dispatched to assist with an “out of control child” and their arrival can make things worse. If we expect responding officers to handle such an incident, they need the proper tools. This class is instructed by a child crises specialist that will teach officers to identify the type of crises the child is experiencing and best strategy for that crisis. For example, is the child throwing a “tantrum” or having a “meltdown”? Are the on the autism spectrum? Are they non-verbal? If they cannot identify the problem, they’ll never find the right solution. (1 Day)
  • Motor Vehicle 101: What you need to know to be a street savvy cop:
    Motor vehicle statues and existing case law are under constant scrutiny by the courts. Are you staying current? This program is designed to provide officers with the “best practices” when conducting motor vehicle stops. The program also introduces officers on detecting possible criminal conduct during the stop. Officers will get an overview of pre-stop indicators, analyzing behavior, roadside questioning, developing probable cause for search and much more. (1 Day)
  • Cannabis Impairment Detection and DWI Case Update:
    The legalization of marijuana has created a new challenge for law enforcement officers, investigating driving while under the influence cannabis. Drugged driving indicators are different than those of driving under the influence of alcohol. This one-day class is designed to give officers a comprehensive overview of the signs, symptoms, indictors, and roadside tests that can help an officer determine if a driver is under the influence of cannabis. Officers will also get an overview of basic DWI case law as well as review of recent DWI decisions.
  • Roadside Drug Investigations:
    You have made a motor vehicle stop based on reasonable suspicion and you suspect the occupants may be involved in the drug trade, but you are not sure what to do. We have you covered! In this class, we review current drug trends, items to look for, questions you should ask, and cues and behaviors to look for to determine if the occupants are involved in a drug operation. We also cover an in depth review when probable cause exists for a search, whether you should try to get consent or apply for a search warrant. This class is necessary for all proactive officers. Our instructor has been qualified as an "expert witness" in at least half a dozen drug trials. (1 Day)
  • D.O.P.E. – Drug Operations Proven Effective:
    This course offers the opportunity to learn and explore methods and techniques that are proven in the field of narcotics investigations. Whether you are on patrol, or an experience detective, this course offers a unique insight to case strategies that are often under-utilized and overlooked. Course highlights include target identification to successful culmination of an investigation, and everything in between. Come learn techniques that have proven to be successful! (1 Day)
  • Rat Race: Navigating the World of Police Informants:
    This program will explore the benefits and risks for Patrol Officers and Detectives dealing with police informants. We will cover informant development techniques for use on patrol and/or as detective, the proper gathering, use and documentation of information provided by informants, and how to use that to assist and further your investigation. (1 Day)
  • Patrol Sergeant Essentials:
    The patrol sergeant has a critical role in every law enforcement agency. This class provides patrol sergeants with the essential skills they need to effectively perform their duties with confidence. In this class, we cover the proper review of use of force incidents, managing critical incidents, crime scene management, reviewing reports, dealing with personnel issues and much more! (1 Day)
  • In Crises or Disengaged – Unseen Wounds:
    When an officer’s performance, attendance and demeanor begin to deteriorate, it is assumed they have a “bad attitude “and the disciplinary process begins. However, do we ever look for the cause? Maybe the officer is in crises and needs intervention, not discipline. During the program, we teach skills to help identify the poor performer from the officer in crises. Poor performance for any reason affects the quality of agency and needs to be addressed. (1 Day)
  • Level 1 – Sergeant Essentials: The First Line Supervisor:
    The first line supervisor has a critical role in every law enforcement agency and has an incredible impact on those who work for them. This class is designed for the various complexities that a front-line supervisor may face; use of force incidents, leadership during critical incidents, reviewing reports, effective communication, personnel issues, conflict resolution and fundamentals of leadership. Additionally, students will participate in group discussion and practical exercise designed to help the student engage with others and work through various issues through critical thinking and leadership skills learned during the course. (3 Days)
  • Level 2 – Mid-Manager Essentials: Managing from in Between:
    The mid-level supervisor is an integral position in any agency, acting as the conduit between the agency administration and the rank and file. This class is specifically developed around the mid-level manager’s position focusing on areas such as; project planning and mission oriented leadership, managing up and down the chain of command, leadership during critical incidents, time management, delegation, subordinate engagement, motivating employees and focusing on the mission of the agency. Students will participate in group discussions and practical exercise to engage in critical thinking where they will utilize their leadership skills to problem solve. (3 Days)
  • FTO – Coaching, Educating & Evaluating:
    One of the most critical positions in any police department is the Field Training Officer. They have the incredible responsibility of molding and training new officers to the acceptable standards of the agency. If the FTO is successful, the agency will flourish, and they will have officers capable of fulfilling the agency’s mission. If they fail, the agency will incur the burden of dealing with problem officers throughout their career. This program is designed to give the field training officers the tools they need to ensure a newly hired officer has every opportunity to be successful and become a productive member of the agency. However, the FTO program should be challenging and designed to vet out those who don’t have the skill to become police officers. (3 Days)
  • Use of Force Instructor:
    Nothing is more challenging than teaching use of force. This two-day program focuses on developing and executing a use-of-force program for agency in-service training. The program includes an in-depth review of critical case law and teaches attendees how to connect with the officers they are responsible for training by using scenario-based learning techniques. Some of the topics discussed will include: De-escalation techniques, the perils of waiting too long to use force, developing training programs to include a variety of response options, how to safely create stress in the training environment, critical thinking drills, and more. The program includes a PowerPoint, all relevant case law, exams, email updates, and access to staff for program consultation. (2 Days)
  • Crime Scene Essentials for Patrol Officers:
    Not every crime scene will warrant the response of a specialized unit to process the scene, so what can you do? Limited resources have shifted the responsibility of documenting crime scenes to patrol officers, but do they know what to look for? This class teaches officers how to evaluate a crime scene to determine areas and items of evidentiary value. In addition, officers will learn what to look for while investigating assaults, domestic violence incidents, sexual assaults, burglaries, robberies, and other common offenses. If a scene is compromised, so is the case! (Half-Day)
  • Patrol Response to Critical Incidents:
    Imagine you have been dispatched to a person threatening to commit suicide in their home. Do you make an entry? The answer is more complex than you think. This program is designed to give first-line supervisors a comprehensive overview of the "best practices" when dealing with the initial response to a critical incident (barricaded subject, hostage situation, etc.) During the program, participants will do tabletop exercises and discussions on critical incidents. (1 Day)
  • New Jersey Concealed Carry – What all Cops Need to Know:
    This program is designed to give officers a comprehensive overview of New Jersey's Concealed Carry Law. The program will include a review of the amended and enacted statutes, the "best practices" for interacting with a Concealed Carry permit holder, when you can compel identification and examine the concealed carry permit, officer safety, and much more! (1 Day)
  • Search Warrant Development & Execution:
    Courts have consistently emphasized a warrant is the preferred method to conduct a search to make an arrest, however we have very limited training and experience in this area. During this two-day course, we will teach officers how to properly write and execute search warrants and arrest warrants. No matter what your assignment is, this class is a MUST! Course Highlights Includes: Writing your qualifications, How to properly write your affidavit, Developing an Operations Plan, Executing “Knock and Announce” warrants and “No Knock” warrants, When officers are not required to “Knock and Announce” before executing a warrant, Basic Tactics, Warrant Execution Case Law, And much more….. (2 Days)
  • Animal Cruelty Investigations & Prosecutions:
    In 2017 with the ASPCA being disbanded, local law enforcement has been mandated by statute to investigate and file charges in cases involving animal cruelty and neglect. Animal cruelty investigations require knowledge of Title 4, Title 2C and more specifically what constitutes abuse or neglect of an animal. This added responsibility has stained limited resources in further, but don’t worry, this program can you up to speed. Our expert instructor will provide an in-depth review of pertinent Title 4 and Title 2C statutes, conduct that would constitute abuse or neglect or certain animals and finally how to conduct a proper investigation. This program is ideal for both animal control officers and law enforcement officers. (1 Day)
  • Know their Rights; Know your Limits: Dealing with First Amendment Auditors:
    We all cringe when we see the viral video of the First Amendment auditor baiting a police officer and they fall for it. Many police officers lack training on the First Amendment and what citizens are entitled to do. While citizens are allowed to exercise a right, they are not entitled to break a law to do so. This class explains when First Amendment encounters violate the law. This class covers: citizens recording in public, citizens recording the police, when citizens are not entitled to record, when recording the police constitutes an offense, when an officer can request identification and explain to officers that New Jersey IS NOT a “Stop and Identify” state and simply failing to identify oneself is not a violation. (Half-Day)


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