This course introduces leaders to contemporary issues towards improving overall wellness. Leaders who encourage and support physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy officers will see a more productive and engaged workforce better able to handle everyday career and personal stress, make better decisions, and become more resilient to the intense stressors in law enforcement. Leaders who embrace exercise, resilience techniques, and spiritual (religion-neutral) concepts can enhance long-term career performance of their workforce as well as strengthen relations with their communities. Students will come away with new ideas for creating departmental wellness programs or building upon an existing ones.
Constitutional Law: Executive Overview
This course presents an overview of the legal framework informing the law, policies, and practices affecting the American criminal justice system, particularly the law enforcement community. Students will focus on the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments of the Bill of Rights and their interpretative case laws. Students will explore the philosophical and societal fundamentals of the law but always in the context of real-world applicability and consequence. As this two day course is designed as an overview for leaders, a continuing theme throughout the course is a macro exploration of the balance between civil liberties and public safety.
Truth & Deception: Microfacial Expressions
Interviewers often focus on a suspect’s story, rather than how they convey it or what they reveal with their expressions. With training and practice, interviewers can become more aware of what they see in the form of microexpressions and hear as they apply the concepts taught in this course. Interviewers should become aware of how to recognize and analyze micro-expressions. They should learn them well enough that they become an intuitive skill set in their interviewing capabilities. In doing so, they will be armed with powerful investigative tools that leverage the most cutting-edge science available.
Truth & Deception: Statement Analysis
Statement analysis is the process of detecting deception by analyzing documented statements. The one-day format of our course provides exposure to unique sensory details, equivocations, negations, extraneous information, statement balance, and order of appearance. The course also provides instruction in methods of obtaining statements and using analyzed information in interrogations. The two-day format expands to the identification and analysis of text bridges, nouns, verbs, minimizing adverbs, intensifying adverbs, pronouns, and verb tense as well as the identification and analysis of authorial motivation and behavioral insight. The three-day format further addresses 911 calls and a multitude of real-world examples and group exercises.