This is a sampling of training courses offered. Courses have been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit. Courses can be customized to individual organization needs.
CRISIS INTERVENTION AWARENESS AND DE-ESCALATION (CIAD):
This customized CIAD course is based on the Seattle PD program and is an 8-hour course providing, skills-based training to officers on identifying behaviors associated with persons in crisis and tools to assist officers in de-escalation. The goal is to enhance the ability of the officers to effectively identify and intervene with individuals who are exhibiting mental-health, alcohol, drug or other related behaviors and symptoms. This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit.
MANAGEMENT FOR SMALL AND RURAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS:
This course is a management education and training program designed to prepare rural law enforcement executives for the unique challenges they face as agency heads of small agencies. The purpose of this program is to make training for rural law enforcement agencies both obtainable and affordable. It addresses a variety of management issues confronting rural law enforcement executives, while also providing them with a forum to discuss common problems and explore workable solutions. The format encourages participants to share ideas and build relationships with others in their field. This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit.
DECISION MAKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING: LEADERSHIP FOR THE 21ST CENTURY:
This 16 hour workshop is designed specifically for police supervisors and command officers. Decision making is how we cope with our environment and police issues. From the beginning of the work day we are constantly making decisions and solving problems. Throughout each day we are confronted with a variety of problems and decisions that require a rational, thoughtful response. Problem Solving and Decision Making presents a structure, process and tools to help police solve problems and make decisions. This course is about proactively attacking problems and making timely decisions that help you solve work problems and make decisions to bring value to your agency and your community. This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit.
POLICE LEADERSHIP FOR THE 21ST CENTURY:
This program is a career development tool that provides a unique opportunity for law enforcement professionals to develop and refine their leadership skills in a basic leadership/supervisory training program. The course is designed to encourage law enforcement professionals to explore the conceptual framework of modern police leadership, address the new global realities that managers and supervisors need to change their leadership styles, and meet the challenges and requirements of a culturally diverse society and workforce. This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit.
FUNDAMENTALS OF SUPERVISION FOR DETENTION:
This 8 hour customized program is designed for the first line detention supervisor. The relationship between management and supervisors as well as personnel supervision, leadership, morale, discipline, as well as communications and motivation of employees are but a few topics discusses. The course will examine and apply supervising competencies, responsibilities, tools, roles, and goals. Identify and understand various supervisory styles and problem solving strategies, effective communications, and performance issues.
POLICE SUPERVISION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY:
This customized program is designed for the first line supervisor. The relationship between management and supervisors as well as personnel supervision, leadership, morale, discipline, as well as communications and motivation of employees are but a few topics discusses. Other topics of discussion include legal issues; police and the public; police procedures; mechanics for arrest and educational electives. This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit.
ECONOMIC BASED POLICING:
This Economic Based Policing techniques course address issues on how to create a functional police investigative unit to counteract the shadow economy and disrupt criminal organizations and issues concerning the effects of the shadow economy from both a domestic and national security framework. Further, this course provides solutions, management framework, and strategies to infiltrate and destabilize criminal organizations. This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit.
MANAGEMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF TRAINING THE TRAINER: PLANNING FOR EFFECTIVE TRAINING:
Training is the process of acquiring specific skills to perform a job better. It helps people to become qualified and proficient in doing different tasks. Police Department facilitate the employees' learning through providing qualified and experienced trainers so the training will modify behavior and contribute to the attainment of the department’s goals and objectives. This 32 hour course presents a practical, how-to overview of the entire training function. New trainers will gain a strong foundation in critical training skills and seasoned trainers will be introduced to new approaches for delivering powerful training. This course focuses on what happens before, during, and after you deliver training, and what to do if training is not the right solution. This course also examines the management and responsibilities as they pertain to training and implementation of the training process. Trainers must proactively seek learning opportunities for employees in order for police organizations to be innovative and successful. This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit.
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT WRITING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL:
This course is designed for law enforcement personnel to focus on writing that is job related and to establish criteria that can serve as a guideline for that will prepare a clear, concise, direct, well organized and logical investigative report. The course focuses on writing that establishes technical and legal requirements that articulate facts through careful, precise, organized reports and documents. Emphasis on vocabulary, spelling, grammatical structure and actual writing exercises to improve the student’s experience. This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit.
INTERPERSONAL PERSPECTIVES: A REFRESHER OF LESSONS LEARNED BUILDING ALLIANCES THROUGH COMMUNICATIONS:
Communication is a fundamental skill that is a necessity in order to: build and maintain positive relationships in a personal and professional environment; convey clearly organized messages to public audiences; work effectively in groups; and effectively perform during job interviews. This 8 hour course focuses on the development of basic communication skills necessary to achieve goals in a variety of communication episodes and contexts. While students will have the opportunity to develop many communication skills, this course primarily focuses on oral communication skills in a variety of contexts. This course focuses on de-escalation of encounters through communication. This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit.
PREPARING FOR THE INEVITABLE: LIFE, RETIREMENT AND DEATH – ESTATE PLANNING FOR POLICE OFFICERS AND FAMILIES:
While many of police officers and their families like to think that they are immortal and not discuss a variety of possible events that could occur in this profession, the old joke is that only two things in life are for sure: deathand taxes The focus of this 6 hour POLICE AND FAMILY: HELPING TO BALANCE THE POLICE FAMILY RELATIONSHIP course is to assist police officers and their families to survive the law enforcement career and prepare for the inevitable facts of life. There is low effort and high reward in having a family plan. Not only is it important that you have a plan in place in the unlikely event of a line of duty death, but you must also implement your plan and make sure others know about it and understand your wishes - as Benjamin Franklin's famous quote goes, "by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail". If you've procrastinated on your estate planning, this course will help you get going in the right direction. Customized Course. This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit.
STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT:
This 2 hour or customized course draws concepts from Business and Management and is designed to expose students to foundational theories, conceptual frameworks, methodologies, and strategies used in law enforcement, corrections and the judiciary. Students will identify and apply strategic models to analyze problems, formulate strategic solutions, and make sound decisions. This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit.
THE CHALLENGES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY:
This 2 hour “The Challenges of Law Enforcement Leadership in the 21st Century Training is committed to fostering the mission and values of organizations and focuses on providing quality Leadership. Good leadership is about understanding those under your charge while maintaining a check on the task at hand. There is the old adage that leadersremain at the front and practice a “come on attitude” rather than a “go on attitude.” To sow the seeds of a culture of good leadership, everyone must be in sync with the undertaking at hand. There must be an understanding that every member of the team is a leader. This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit.