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Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy

Cobb County Police Academy

Rules, Regulations, and Instructor/Student Code of Conduct

All officers and civilians in attendance at any course taught at the Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy are expected to dress and conduct themselves professionally. Students will be dressed in appropriate attire. Officers will wear departmental Class A style uniforms or departmental approved training uniforms. Civilians will wear appropriate business casual attire and appropriate footwear. Unless otherwise instructed, denim jeans, shorts, athletic wear, to include sweat suits and stretch/yoga style pants, t-shirts, open-toe footwear and anything with inappropriate language or symbolism, as determined by academy staff, will not be allowed.

Visiting personal will be issued an Electronic "Proximity" Visitors Card granting them access to the facility's gated parking and controlled access areas.  If their issued card is lost or stolen, it is their responsibility to report this immediately to the staff.  This card will be returned to the staff, in good working order, at the completion of the class they are attending.  Failure to return the card will result in credit for the course being withheld until the cost of the card is covered.

The Academy will be accessed during normal working hours 0630-1600 hrs with the exception of prescheduled programs.  Students will not enter access controlled or administrative areas without staff approval. 

Certified LEO’s are authorized to be armed but all weapons must be carried in a holster that completely shrouds the trigger area.

The Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy course attendance requirements are consistent with Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) Uniform Academy Regulations, dated July 1, 2020.

  • Per paragraph 1.2.3, students shall not be absent for more than 5% of a State Mandated Training Course. The 5% regulation shall apply to high liability topics individually and shall be cumulative toward the entire course. High Liability topics are those topics which require a “specialized” instructor. Some examples of these topics are: Firearms, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Defensive Tactics, Judgmental Pistol Shooting, and Emergency Medical Training.
  • Per paragraph 1.2.4 a student shall be deemed absent for one hour if that student fails to report within fifteen minutes of the start of any hour of instruction, unless that student's absence has been excused by the academy director.
  • Per paragraph 10.1, students may not receive partial credit for refresher or in-service courses. To receive training credit, they must attend 90% of the entire course. An example of an in-service course is annual training.

CCPD Policy 6.02 states all sworn employees who attend training at a location inside the County, are required to have with them, at a minimum, a ballistic vest, portable radio, primary or secondary firearm, handcuffs, an extra magazine, and, if not in one of the Department uniforms, something that can easily identify them as a police officer (badge, police windbreaker, etc.), as well as their assigned county vehicle.

Laptops, cellphones, newspapers, etc., will not be used during class unless approved by the instructor.

Beverages are allowed in the classroom; however, the container must be covered with a sealable lid. Individual style snacks are also permitted provided they do not distract from the course or instruction.

 

Instructor / Student Code of Conduct

While attending training at the Cobb County Public Safety Police Training Academy, all students shall be governed by the policies, procedures, and guidelines set forth by the Training Academy and the Cobb County Police Department as it pertains to:

Conduct Between Students 

Contact between students shall be respectful and courteous at all times.

Conduct Between Students and Academy Staff

Courtesy and professionalism shall be extended at all times between the Academy staff and the student.

Conduct of the Student During an Investigation

Any student removed from class for any reason must report directly to the Academy Director or Deputy Academy Director. The student must have approval from the Academy Director or Deputy Academy Director to return to class.

Sexual and Other Forms of Unlawful Harassment

Sexual or any other form of unlawful harassment (i.e., threats, etc.) is prohibited and will not be tolerated as directed by the Cobb County Employee Handbook.

Hazing

Hazing is strictly prohibited by the Training Academy, by the students, as well as instructors. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of hazing is "an initiation process involving harassment."

Physical activity (not job or training related)

Any student choosing to participate in physical activity (weight training, basketball, walking, etc.) during official breaks, e.g., during lunch, shall be governed by the Department's rules and regulations in the event an injury occurs. Reckless or mischievous conduct is not allowed in the Training Academy.

Health & Safety Issues

It is the responsibility of the student and staff members to report any health or safety issues immediately to the Course Instructor or any Academy staff member for the purpose of correction.

Plagiarism & Copyright Infringement

No student shall inappropriately use information, materials, devices, sources, or aid another to complete academic activities. The materials distributed by the Cobb County Public Safety Police Training Academy are the property of the Cobb County Public Safety Police Training Academy and are not to be published, duplicated, or distributed without the consent of the Academy Director. Furthermore, no instructor shall present any material (as their own) without properly citing the source.

Appropriate & Inappropriate Behavior

All students and staff members shall conduct themselves in a manner that will not reflect negatively on themselves, the Cobb County Police Department, or their prospective employer.

Procedures for Reporting and Handling Violation of the Code of Conduct

Any student observing a violation of the code of conduct can report this violation to the Course Instructor, Academy Class Coordinator, or any other staff member. Reporting of the violation can be in writing or verbally, depending on the seriousness of the violation. Upon reporting, the protocol will be followed in regard to an investigation and notification of the student's employer.

Address

2435 East-West Connector, Austell GA 30106

Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3741 Tramore Pointe Pkwy, Austell, GA 30106. 770-349-8000

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COBB COUNTY POLICE OFFICERS ONLY

If you are a CCPD Officer you must submit a CCPD training request through your chain of command. Remember to update your profile if it does not reflect your badge number and correct okey number.

 

 

Click here to initiate your CCPD training request

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NON-COBB COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS ONLY

If you are not a CCPD Officer but wish to enroll in a CCPD taught course, i.e. ITC, Radar Operator, Search Warrants and Affidavits, etc., you must complete the Outside Agency Training Request. All requests must be approved by your supervision. When your request is processed you and your supervisor will receive confirmation of receipt and status. If there are no more vacancies you will be added to the wait list.

If the course is not taught by Cobb, a hosted course taught by organizations such as Dolan, Guardian, NTOA, PATC, etc., an outside agency training request is not required but you must register with the organization directly.

CIT is a GPSTC course hosted by us. Outside agencies MUST register directly through GPSTC, do not submit an outside agency training request to us.

 

Click here to submit an outside agency training request (Cobb taught courses only)

April 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
4/4-4/15 0800-1700 Police Motorcycle Operator Course - SSF00T SGT Garrett/M Mack None EVOC
4/4-4/8 0800-1700

Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G

GPSTC None B
4/18-4/22 0800-1700 Interviews and Interrogations - CAI03G (Class is Full) SGT Twiggs None 1
4/18-4/22 0800-1700 Officer Survival - CAE01G (Open to CCPD only - Limit 8)   None Mandate 58
4/21-4/22 0800-1600 Search Warrants and Affidavits - CAJ02G (Class is Full) SGT P Usher None 2
4/25-4/28 0800-1700 Use Of Force Investigations - ABI26G Glyn Corbitt None 2
4/25 1000-1200 GA Dept of Revenue-Auto Crimes and Title Fraud SA J Arnzen None B
           
           
           

 

April Course Descriptions

Use Of Force Investigations - ABI26G -32h

Course Description

An officer-involved use of force incident could unjustly affect an agency's credibility in the community. The Use of of Force Investigations course is an advanced training program for front-line supervisors, Internal Affairs investigators, and/or Command Staff who are likely to perform internal reviews of non-deadly and deadly force incidents in order to present a legally sound, unbiased analysis to determine reasonableness. Focus will be on use of force incidents that occur during initial officer/citizen contacts, in a jail facility, and in a prison setting. The program focuses on the legal, operational, and administrative aspects of conducting a successful use of force investigation.

Training Outcomes

To provide investigators with the knowledge and skills to effectively review and evaluate a use of force investigation.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites. However, students must submit a letter of recommendation to the course coordinator from their Agency Head that they will be/may be required to analyze a use of force incident. This letter is required to gain acceptance into the class. Registration for this course for anyone other than CCPD officers must be through GPSTC. Letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to gcorbitt@gpstc.org.

Who Should Attend

All local, state, and federal law enforcement front-line supervisors, Internal Affairs investigators, and/or Command Staff who may be responsible for reviewing and evaluating a departmental use of force incident. This course is pertinent to patrol, jail, and correctional staff.

Day 1
0800–0900 Course Registration and Orientation
0900–1200 Legal Aspects for Use of Force
1200–1300 LUNCH
1300–1500 Legal Aspects for Use of Force
1500–1700 Application of Use of Force

Day 2
0800–1000 Application of Force
1000-1200 In-Custody Death Awareness
1200–1300 LUNCH
1300–1700 Officer Liability

Day 3
0800–1200 Investigation and Analysis of Use of Force Incident
1200–1300 LUNCH
1300–1700 Investigation and Analysis of Use of Force Incident

Day 4
0800–1000 Investigation and Analysis of Use of Force Incident
1000–1200 Investigative Strategies – Georgia Bureau of Investigation
1200–1300 LUNCH
1300–1500 Investigative Strategies – Georgia Bureau of Investigation
1500–1700 Written Exam/Course Evaluations

Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program

The Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training course prepares law enforcement officers and other public safety personnel with the skills to assist people with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, developmental disorders or other brain disorders who are in crisis, thereby advancing public safety and reducing stigma. This course is an intensive 40-hour, five-day curriculum that is comprised of both classroom instruction and practical exercises delivered by mental health professionals, other subject matter experts and CIT law enforcement instructors. This course is approved by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council.

CCPD Officers - Due to limited seats, you will be identified by your supervision if selected to attend this course.  

Outside agency officers must register through GPSTC, IAW your agency training policies. 

Search Warrants and Affidavits

This course familiarizes the student with an overview of search and seizure, based on the Fourth Amendment, and the legal requirements for obtaining and executing search warrants. Required for Advanced Certification.

Interviews and Interrogations

This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of interviews and interrogations. Topics include the following: Methodology, Elements of an Interview, Behavior Symptom Analysis, and Elements of an Interrogation. This course is required for Advanced Certification.

Officer Survival

This course is designed to provide training necessary to develop the proper mindset, situational awareness, and skills necessary to increase an officer's odds of surviving various dangerous situations. Officers will be exposed to several scenario-based situations designed to challenge them and tactically and technically. Required for Intermediate Certification.

Police Motorcycle Operator Course

  • Each applicant must have at least a Class MP License.
  • Applicants will be required to wear long protective pants such as 5.11 khakis or BDU style pants.
  • Applicants will be required to wear boots that cover the ankle.
  • Applicants will be required to wear a DOT approved motorcycle helmet (a limited number of helmets are available for use if you do not own one but please let us know prior to the evaluation if you need to borrow one)
  • Applicants will be required to wear riding style gloves, and eye protection.
  • A long sleeve shirt or jacket is suggested.
  • A motorcycle will be provided to Cobb County Officers for the course.

Clothing not permitted: flip-flops, jeans; t-shirts (only departmental issued t-shirts permitted), hats, or any other clothing items containing obscene or vulgar language; or any clothing with alcoholic or drug related words or pictures.

The Motor School will take place rain or shine so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.

GA Dept of Revenue-Auto Crimes and Title Fraud

Topics discussed will include:

  • Fraudulent Temporary Operating Permits (TOPS)
  • Dealer plates on unauthorized vehicles
  • "Curbstoning"

May 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
5/2 0800-17000 Unmasking Hidden Facial Expressions Sean Grogan $225 1
5/3 0800-1700 Body Language for Law Enforcement Sean Grogan $225 1
5/3-5/5 0800-1700 Advanced Traffic Law - CAF02G P Jones None 2
5/9-5/13 0800-1700 IPTM- Heavy Vehicle ECM Data use in Crash Recon IPTM $1195 2
5/9-5/10 0800-1700 PATC-Social Media and Cell Phone Investigative Techniques M Maranville $325 2
5/16-5/20 0800-1700 First Responder - CAD01E (CCPD Officers Only-Limit 8)   None Mandate 59
5/19 0800-1700 PIT Refresher Training (CCPD Officers Only - Limit 10) SGT Gosman / C Willis None EVOC
5/20 0800-1700 PIT Refresher Training (CCPD Officers Only - Limit 10)

SGT Gosman / C Willis

None EVOC
5/23-24 0800-1700 FBINAA-Demonstration, Protest & Riot Strategies Leadership Forum (Cancelled)      
5/23-5/27 0800-1700 CSM-Hostage Negotiations Lvl II   $545 B, Tac Village
           

 

May Course Descriptions

Heavy Vehicle Electronic Control Module Data Use in Crash Reconstruction

This course will assist you with the forensic collection and analysis of event data that is available in Heavy Vehicle Electronic Control Modules (HVECM), also referred to as Heavy Vehicle Event Data Recorders (HVEDR).

During the training, you will learn how to analyze the data that is imaged from an HVECM and then apply the information to your investigation. We will explain the data that is available and can be imaged from commercial vehicles and conduct a detailed discussion of the various reports obtainable from Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Mack/Volvo, International and other manufacturers.

Finally, we will image available vehicles and show you how to use and reconcile HVECM data with other methods of reconstruction analysis as well as examine and analyze the data to determine its validity.

Topics include:

  • Accessing and imaging data using the recommended hardware and software
  • Latest HVECM devices and available data, including but not limited to:
    • Detroit Diesel
    • Mercedes-Benz
    • Cummins
    • Caterpillar
  • ABS, GPS and collision avoidance systems
  • Determining the validity and reliability of HVECM data
  • Applying the data to your investigation
  • Reconciling data with other reconstruction analysis

Note: You must bring work clothes for outside activities (including inclement weather). We recommend bringing a laptop computer with administrative privileges.

Prerequisite: You must have successfully completed IPTM’s Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation course–or its equivalent–or have prior approval of the instructor.

Audience: Law enforcement and private traffic crash investigators, insurance fraud special investigators and claims adjusters, engineers, attorneys, safety officers, military investigative personnel, collision animation and simulation graphics users

To register: https://www.campusce.net/iptm/cart/index.aspx

Social Media and Cell Phone Investigative Techniques

The criminal mind never sleeps and is constantly advancing with technology. This introductory course will review the use of cyber technology looking at social networking* sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Google+, Telegram, Omegle, and others in understanding criminal behavior and social networking sites, and cell phone technology*. Within cell phone technology investigative techniques, investigations techniques will range from cell phone apps to cell phone tower tracking protocols. Social networking sites and cell phones have expanded cyber crimes and created new channels for sharing information that could also be utilized by law enforcement to investigate crimes and identify suspects. This course does include child abuse and other illicit activities as case studies and examples. This course does include P2P investigations, proactive chat investigations, search and seizure protocols with courtroom testimony, gaming platforms, and much more.

(*Course will not be taught in necessarily the same order as listed below and in outline) (2-day event)

Upon Completion:

Participants will be able to:

1. Common crimes committed on social networking sites.

     a. The use of "bots."

     b. Artificial intelligence in gathering data.

2. Understand the basic steps for preserving a profile.

    a. Identifying its creator.

    c. Gather profile information.

3. Review social networking artifacts.

    a. Obtain evidence from servers.

4. Capture live digital evidence from computers and networks using opensource internet tools.

5. Perform live router interrogations.

    a. Use router interrogations to find evidence on computers.

    b. Copy RAM contents, Analyze routers at the scene.

6. Search and seizure protocols on digital evidence and courtroom testimony.

7. Understand and define the basic terms related to investigating cyber crimes.

8. Understand and explain IP addresses.

     a. Including dark web and virtual private networks (VPNs)

     b. Capture IP addresses and URL’s

9. Describe the links between social networking sites and the acceleration of crimes.

     a. Telegram, Omegle, Chat investigations, gaming platforms.

10. Understand the role of sextortion and online gaming platforms using social networking sites and cell phones.

11. Employ specific techniques and evolving tactics for successful cyber investigations.

12. Learn how to intercept digital evidence.

     a. Learn the importance of securing metadata when intercepting evidence.

13. Search and seizure protocols.

     a. Seizing both electronic and digital evidence and courtroom testimony.

     b. Current case laws

14. Learn how to intercept digital evidence.

     a. Metadata, cell phone records, tower records, cell phone data.

15. How to conduct peer-to-peer (P2P) investigations.

a. Proactive chat investigations.

 

Outside agencies must register directly with PATC: http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=18505

First Responder

Police officers are often the first on the scene of emergency medical calls and have a responsibility to know what to do. This course provides instruction on immediate care skills that may stabilize an injured person until medical personnel arrive. Required for Intermediate Certification.

Prerequisites: Students must provide proof of current CPR certification from a national provider such as the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. This must include Adult CPR, Pediatric CPR, and Automated External Defibrillation. Must be sworn and certified law enforcement.

Hostage Negotiations Lvl II

This course will further enhance the knowledge and skills acquired in the Crisis Hostage Negotiation Level I – Basic course, or its 40-hour equivalent. Theme-based Crisis Negotiation, Developing Deliberate Strategy, Using Third-party Intermediaries and Interpreters, Advanced Communication, Tactical Considerations and High-Element Negotiation and are among the intermediate topics.

Theme-based Crisis Negotiation requires the negotiator to develop strategies which incorporate a subject’s motivation, values, needs, hopes, and fears – all of which may impact crisis intervention and ultimately resolution. You will learn how to apply conversational themes to build rapport and influence as well as how to apply resolution themes to lower the barriers for a compliant surrender.

There will be an in-depth discussion of deliberate strategy that features concepts of risk assessment, structured brainstorming and decision-making as they relate to crisis negotiation.  Included is this block is a dynamic table-top exercise that challenges teams to consider critical elements in developing a meaningful team-oriented strategy.

The use of third-party intermediaries (TPIs) is a frequent consideration in police stand-offs.  An in-depth discussion introduces the use of a TPI vetting tool which is later reinforced during practical exercises.

In regard to the hostages involved, we will show you how to interpret the behavior of hostages while in captivity and techniques you can use when dealing with them directly. The consideration of hostages when developing a deliberate strategy will be explored as well as considerations for managing released hostages.

Uniquely presented in this program are advanced techniques related to the questions posed to subjects and appropriate responses based on the “Bunches of Five.” You will learn how to say “no,” how to show empathy, and how to keep dialogue moving forward in a positive direction.

We will discuss in depth tactical considerations during crisis incidents involving high-risk warrant service, hostage taking and barricaded subject incidents.

We will examine Subject Precipitated Homicide, Suicide-by-Cop, and behaviors meant to compel law enforcement to respond with deadly force. You will learn how to assess behavior, evaluate risk, and apply techniques in consideration of behavior and risk.

Lastly, situations that create unique challenges for law enforcement, such as jumpers from bridges, cell towers and overpasses, will be among the advanced concepts discussed.  You will also learn guidelines for scene management and working with rescue personnel at the scene.

Challenging, team-oriented, scenario-driven practical exercises are an integral part of the course and will allow you the opportunity to practice and refine your crisis negotiation skills.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

Theme-based Crisis Negotiation
Applying Deliberate Strategy
Use of Third-party Intermediaries and Interpreters
The Hostage Experience
Advanced Communication Techniques (Questions/Responses)
Tactical Considerations
Subject Precipitated Homicide
High Element Negotiation

Registration/Curriculum/Prerequisite Questions:
Deb McMahon
crisisnegotiation@gmail.com
417-594-1499

Body Language for Law Enforcement

The Body Language for Law Enforcement Class was designed to provide law enforcement with a detailed understanding on non-verbal communication. Much of the communication skills taught in not only law enforcement academies, but in educational facilities around the world, is limited to verbal communication. This course aims at shedding light on body language movements that law enforcement officers may be missing when interacting with people. The course dispels body language myths and provides an in-depth analysis of non-verbal behavior.


The course will cover 4 regions of the body, non-verbal vocal changes, foreshadowing and many other important elements of body language. Attendees will be provided with the knowledge to use body language to assist in detecting deception and detecting aggression. Upon completion of this course attendees will understand the importance of recognizing a baseline and what messages may be conveyed by different body movements.


This course has been designed for everyone in law enforcement, as it has been taken by patrol officers, agents, investigators, conservation officers, sheriff’s officers, arson investigators, detectives and other LEOs on the local, state, and federal levels with various job titles and job descriptions.


The instructor, Sean Grogan, is a former special investigations detective that spent his career with the Woodbridge, N.J. Police Department. In addition to spending the majority of his career in the narcotics unit as a detective, he was also a K-9 handler and gang investigator. He has conducted countless narcotics investigations and has assisted numerous agencies with various types of investigations. As a narcotics detective he utilized many confidential informants and executed a variety of search warrants resulting in numerous arrests and narcotics and currency seizures.


Sean Grogan has completed extensive training in Europe on micro-facial expressions, body language and other non-verbal communication which he was able to utilize during his career in law enforcement during countless interviews. He also earned his trainer’s certification from the Body Language Institute in Alexandria, Virginia. Due to Sean’s skills and experience, he was recruited by Joe Navarro’s Body Language Academy, for which, he provides mentor services.

Outside agencies must register directly through StreetCop Training : streetcoptraining.com/class

Unmasking Hidden Facial Expressions

The Unmasking Hidden Facial Expressions Course was designed to provide law enforcement with the tools to perform an aspect of policing that is severely lacking: Recognizing different types of facial expressions. Course content is based on scientific research that has been around for decades but unfortunately has been slow in making its way into the law enforcement community.


This course will teach officers how to articulate the elements of the 7 universal emotions in the face and how to a recognize them when they occur in micro-facial and subtle facial expressions. Facial expression movements will be explained in a manner that is not only understandable but also will ensure that the officer attending is engaged. Attendees will learn how to recognize facial expressions that flash on the face between 1/25th and ½ second. During this class the officer will be instructed on emotions, the facial expressions themselves and how knowledge of the facial expressions can be used to assist in evaluating truthfulness and detecting deception.


This course has been designed for everyone in law enforcement, as it has been taken by patrol officers, agents, investigators, conservation officers, sheriff’s officers, arson investigators, detectives and other LEOs on the local, state, and federal levels with various job titles and job descriptions.


The instructor, Sean Grogan, is a former special investigations detective that spent his career with the Woodbridge, N.J. Police Department. In addition to spending the majority of his career in the narcotics unit as a detective, he was also a K-9 handler and gang investigator. He has conducted countless narcotics investigations and has assisted numerous agencies with various types of investigations. As a narcotics detective he utilized many confidential informants and executed a variety of search warrants resulting in numerous arrests and narcotics and currency seizures.


Sean Grogan has completed extensive training in Europe on micro-facial expressions, body language and other non-verbal communication which he was able to utilize during his career in law enforcement during countless interviews. He also earned his trainer’s certification from the Body Language Institute in Alexandria, Virginia. Due to Sean’s skills and experience, he was recruited by Joe Navarro’s Body Language Academy, for which, he provides mentor services.

Outside agencies must register directly with StreetCop Training : streetcoptraining.com/class

Advanced Traffic Law

This course is intended to develop and/or enhance the skills and abilities of law enforcement officers in interpreting the Uniform Rules of the Road.  Topics will include statutes related to current motor vehicle laws, commercial motor vehicles, and case law.  Students should bring their codebooks to class.

Required for Advanced Certification.

FBINAA-Demonstration, Protest & Riot Strategies Leadership Forum

Course Objectives:

  • Leaders will learn tactics to lead, manage, and supervise through demonstrations and protests
  • Lesson will be learned relative to the legal, political, and social impacts of these events
  • Through case studies, students will gain knowledge and skills to prepare for the occasion their city, or county is involved in one of these events
  • Multi agency preparation and coordination is a must to prepare and plan for demonstrations/riots

Outside agencies must register directly through FBINAA: https://fbinaa.formstack.com/forms/dprs_ga

June 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
6/6-6/17 0800-1700 Use of Force Instructor Training - SIM17G Glyn Corbitt None 1, Tac Vil
6/10 0800-1700 Remedial Driver Training  (Remedial Driver Training for Cobb County Public Safety Employees Only) SGT M Gosman None Evoc Track
6/14-6/16 0800-1700 Investigating Basic Sex Crimes T Tittle $350 2
6/16 0800-1700 Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety J Avery None B
           
           

 

June Course Descriptions

Use of Force Instructor Training

Course Description: This course is designed to give the students the knowledge and skills necessary to design, develop, and implement use of force training using static, dynamic, and interactive training. The course will provide these law enforcement professionals with the principles of use of force, ideas on use of force training, and the overview needed to assist in the evaluation of officer-involved use of force incidents. Focus will be on use of force issues that correlate with the Fourth Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment, and Eighth Amendment.

This course is a combination of lecture and practical activity; however, this course is not "tactic" based. It's primary design is to expose the student to the decision-making process of using reasonable force in necessary situations and how to articulate the force option used after the incident takes place.

Prerequisites: Class size is limited to 18. Must be employed with a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency.

Non-CCPD students must register and be accepted through GPSTC.  Must possess POST General Instructor Certification or equivalent. 

Training Outcomes

To teach instructors how to design, develop, and implement use of force training based on state and federal statutes, U.S. Constitution, Graham v. Connor (1989), Tennessee v. Garner (1985), Scott v. Harris (2007), Whitten v Wooten (2008), and Whitley v Albers (1986).

Special Notes: Student should bring appropriate clothing for scenario based training, rain gear, ball cap, eye protection, and groin protection. Student must have department-issued duty gear (excluding firearm, ammo, OC Spray, Baton, TASER), handcuffs with key, and body armor. Student must be able to participate in intensive training that may be outdoors and in inclement weather.

Investigating Basic Sex Crimes

Course Objectives:

This 2.5 day class is directed towards prosecutors, rape crisis and social workers, mental health counselors, and specifically the law enforcement officer. The attendee will gain insight into sexual behaviors through the examination of, (but not limited to): victim/witness interviews (child & adult), motivations, survey studies, statistical data and suspect analysis. Theories and trend projections will also be explored.

This course of study is a comprehensive overview for the participant for the entry into the investigative field of deviant sexual behavior. Furthermore, this will prepare the student to give basic public presentations and discussions on the topic. For investigations in this field, the Investigating Officer must have a(n):

Understanding Of Good Communication Skills

  • What a Good Interviewer Asks/Seeks
  • Ability to Link Up with the Victim
  • Sensitivity to the Situation
  • “Specific” Questions to Ask
  • Review/Assessment of Selective Questions/Statements for “Truths”

Insight Of A Sex Offender’s Behavior

  • Ability to “Examine” the Scene
  • Statistical Data
  • Classifications
  • “Psychology” of the Sex Offender
  • Juvenile Offenders

Knowledge Of Sex Crimes

  • Criminal vs. Non-Criminal
  • Motivational Factors
  • Victim Reactions
  • Exposure/Overview of Selected Cases
  • Investigative Concepts

Upon Completion:

  • Working Knowledge of Sexual Terminology.
  • Insight to Develop Investigative Strategies for Victims and Suspects.
  • Have Advanced Knowledge of Sexual Behaviors.
  • Examine Data and Statistics for Clearer Understanding of Why? and How?
  • Historical Aspects, Beliefs and Origins of Sex Terms and Practices.
  • Enable the Student to Develop a Knowledgeable Presentation to Civic Groups.
  • Understand Aspects of Victimized Children and Rapport Building.
  • Receive a Student Study Guide with the Information Covered During the Class.
  • Exposure to Theories and Statements from Mental Health Professionals/Counselors.

Outside agencies must register directly through PATC: http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=18506

Remedial Driver Training

This is a remedial driver’s course for Public Safety Personnel. The course addresses bad driving habits to avoid and common mistakes performed by Public Safety employees. This course is tentatively approved by Risk Management to replace the County’s Remedial Driver’s Safety Course. To attend, the employee must have a county vehicle he/she normally drives while on duty.

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety

Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety teaches you how to identify, understand and

respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training gives you the

skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing

a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

It focuses on the unique experiences and needs of public safety personnel and is a valuable

resource that can make a difference in their lives, their coworkers’ and families’ lives, and

the communities they serve.

anyone wishing to attend this course must register at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mental-health-first-aid-for-public-safety-tickets-347303332617

July 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
7/11-7/15 0800-1700 Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G (Outside agency officers MUST register through your agency GPSTC Coordinator) GPSTC None B
7/11-7/12 0800-1700 PATC-Forensic Pathology for Investigators W Ralston $325 2
7/11-7/15 0800-1700 Officer Survival - CAE01G (CCPD officers only - Limit 8)   None Mandate 59
7/11-7/15 0800-1700 Criminal Procedure - CAA01G (CCPD officers only - Limit 10)   None Mandate 60
7/15-7/15 0800-1700 LWRC - AR Armorer Course (Limit 12 students) LWRC $600 Lab A
7/18-7/19 0800-1700 NTOA-Tactical Mission Planning and Briefing TBA

$334  Members

$389 Non-member (1 yr incl)

2
7/21-7/22 0800-1700 NTOA-Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents TBA

$249  Members

$304 Non-member (1 yr incl)

2

 

July Course Descriptions

Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program

The Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training course prepares law enforcement officers and other public safety personnel with the skills to assist people with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, developmental disorders or other brain disorders who are in crisis, thereby advancing public safety and reducing stigma. This course is an intensive 40-hour, five-day curriculum that is comprised of both classroom instruction and practical exercises delivered by mental health professionals, other subject matter experts and CIT law enforcement instructors. This course is approved by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council.

CCPD Officers - Submit a training request through your supervision

Outside agency officers must register through your  agency GPSTC coordinator, IAW your agency training policies. 

Forensic Pathology for Investigators

Effective investigation of events involving injury or death requires recognition of patterns of physical findings on the body and at the scene. Such recognition is necessary to properly interpret the significance of the finding, and integrate this information into the case as a whole. Early recognition of certain patterns of injury on the human body allows the criminal investigator to properly assess the scene and begin proper procedure for collection of relevant evidence.


This course consists of the visual presentation of hundreds of cases of injury and death, including homicides, suicides, accidents, and deaths from natural disease. Many cases of nonfatal injury are also presented, including accidental and inflicted injury in children and adults. Important investigative aspects and patterns of injury of sexual assault cases are discussed. Characteristics of self-inflicted injuries are contrasted with injuries from assaults by other persons.


The course begins with an introduction to forensic pathology. Medical terminology frequently used by forensic pathologists is illustrated and defined through visual example and case presentation. It is important that investigators have a good understanding of such terminology, to understand the importance of various physical findings to their cases.


Cause, mechanism, and manner of death are discussed and defined. Each is discussed in depth, through case example. Estimation of postmortem interval and time of death are discussed. Patterns of decomposition are illustrated. The reasons that these changes occur are explained. Integration of physical findings on the human body with scene findings and historical information is stressed. These scene findings include bloodstain patterns and other important but often overlooked pieces of evidence. Proper recognition and collection of such trace evidence is emphasized.


The investigator is shown common patterns and causes of sudden natural death. Common risk factors, scene findings, and histories seen in sudden natural death are illustrated. Various causes at different age ranges are presented.


Categories of injury are then explored through example. Blunt force injuries and sharp force injuries are illustrated, and their production is explained. Scene findings including blood patterns in these cases are illustrated. Blunt force injuries are compared and contrasted with sharp force patterns. The investigator will learn to recognize patterns produced by various types of instruments, and the common ways such patterns are produced.


Injuries from firearms are discussed. The investigator is taught how to differentiate entrance wounds from exit wounds. The investigator is taught to recognize physical findings to allow estimation of range of fire in handgun wounds and shotgun wounds. Patterns arising from distinctive types of ammunition and weapons are shown.
Other types of injury and death to be illustrated and explained include: asphyxia, drug-related deaths, fire-related deaths, electrocution, drowning, and motor vehicle collisions. Patterns, diseases, and investigative approaches unique to the investigation of injury and death in children are given special consideration and discussion. The unique investigative approach required for pediatric cases is emphasized.


At the conclusion of the course, the investigator will possess a good visual library of common pattern injuries that will facilitate recognition of these patterns and their significance early in the investigative process. The investigator will recognize subtle trace evidence, and know proper collection and preservation thereof. The investigator will be able to maximize investigative effectiveness by recognizing the significance of physical findings on bodies and at scenes. The investigator will be able to integrate this knowledge base into the facts of a specific case to draw sound and defensible forensic conclusions. We see what we look for, and we look for what we know.

Officer Survival

This course is designed to provide training necessary to develop the proper mindset, situational awareness, and skills necessary to increase an officer's odds of surviving various dangerous situations. Officers will be exposed to several scenario-based situations designed to challenge them and tactically and technically. Required for Intermediate Certification.

NTOA-Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed to provide patrol supervisors with the information and tools needed to manage a critical incident prior to the arrival of SWAT.  Understanding the methodology used in managing a dynamic tactical problem, and the 4 primary types of critical incidents involving an adversary will give the patrol supervisor the tools needed to succeed during these events.

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS

Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with:

  1. The Characteristics of a crisis
  2. Basic law enforcement strategy
  3. Primary mistakes made during large-scale critical incidents
  4. Managing a dynamic tactical problem methodology
  5. The basic strategy for managing chaos
  6. The “Big 4” – hostage situations, barricaded suspects, active shooters and apprehending fleeing felons
  7. Lessons Learned from case studies

Outside agencies must register directly with NTOA

NTOA-Tactical Mission Planning and Briefing

This course is designed to expose police personnel (supervisors, tactical and task force team leaders, detectives, etc.) to procedures used for tactical mission planning and briefing of involved personnel. Topics include mission planning; documentation; operational planning for high-risk search warrants; scouting procedures for mission planning; primary, alternate, contingency, and emergency planning; suggestions on how to modify high-risk search warrant planning to other types of tactical missions (open area operations, barricaded subjects, arrest warrant/fugitive apprehension, and hostage barricade situations); and much more. The primary goal of this course is to allow the student to conduct multiple briefings during class to obtain experience and streamline the briefing process. Ensuring that a comprehensive but efficient briefing system is in place will be a course outcome.

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS

Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with:

  1. Mission Planning Documentation
  2. High Risk Warrant Service Planning and Briefing
  3. Barricaded Subject Operations Planning and Briefing
  4. Hostage Rescue Operations Planning and Briefing
  5. Examples of Mission Briefings
  6. Scouting Procedures and Additional Resource Utilization
  7. Primary, Alternate, Contingency and Emergency Planning

This course is not a scouting course, we will make assumptions that the scout has been completed and has provided you the information needed to develop a tactical plan. This course is not a tactics course.  We will dictate various tactics to use on some missions to demonstrate the flexibility of the briefing process.

Outside agencies must register directly through NTOA

LWRC - AR Armorer

Day 1 

0800-0830 0830-0900 Introduction – Administrative tasks LWRC History

0900-1000 Introduction, Overview, Course Objectives

1000-1130 Weapon Break Down, Parts Examination

1130-1230 Lunch

1230-1430 Upper Receiver Disassembly

1430-1630 Lower Receiver Disassembly

1630-1700 Milestone replacement / maintenance 

Day 2 

0800-0930 Test 1 – Upper Disassembly

0930-1130 Test 2 – Lower Disassembly

1130-1230 Lunch

1230-1400 Complete Weapon Disassembly

1400-1600 Certificates, Course Review Q&A

Outside agencies must register directly with LWRC: Megan Jones at mjones@lwrci.com or 410-901-1348

Criminal Procedure

This course discusses the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights by emphasizing the roles of the 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments in law enforcement operations. Additional topics include the State and Federal court system, legal authority, police - citizen encounters, lineups and pre-trial identifications, interviews, confessions, and Miranda, Katz and Jones searches, the exclusionary rule, Title 17, case law update, and legal research and resources. Required for Intermediate Certification

August 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
8/1-8/5 0800-1700 NTOA-Basic Crisis Negotiations TBA

$710 members

$765 nonmembers (1yr incl)

2
8/1-8/5 0800-1600 FTO Course - SAQ09G  M Neely None 1
8/8-8/12 0800-1700 NTOA-SWAT Team Leader Development TBA

$710 members

$765 nonmembers (1yr incl)

2
8/12 0800-1700 PIT Refresher Training (CCPD Officers Only - Limit 10) SGT Gosman / C Willis None EVOC
8/18-8/19 0800-1600 Search Warrants and Affidavits - CAJ02G (Class is full) SGT Denson None 2
8/29-9/1 0800-1700 Use of Force Investigations - ABI26G Glyn Corbitt None 2
           
           
           
           

 

August Course Descriptions

Use of Force Investigations

Course Description

An officer-involved use of force incident could unjustly affect an agency's credibility in the community. The Use of of Force Investigations course is an advanced training program for front-line supervisors, Internal Affairs investigators, and/or Command Staff who are likely to perform internal reviews of non-deadly and deadly force incidents in order to present a legally sound, unbiased analysis to determine reasonableness. Focus will be on use of force incidents that occur during initial officer/citizen contacts, in a jail facility, and in a prison setting. The program focuses on the legal, operational, and administrative aspects of conducting a successful use of force investigation.

Training Outcomes

To provide investigators with the knowledge and skills to effectively review and evaluate a use of force investigation.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites. However, students must submit a letter of recommendation to the course coordinator from their Agency Head that they will be/may be required to analyze a use of force incident. This letter is required to gain acceptance into the class.

Who Should Attend

All local, state, and federal law enforcement front-line supervisors, Internal Affairs investigators, and/or Command Staff who may be responsible for reviewing and evaluating a departmental use of force incident. This course is pertinent to patrol, jail, and correctional staff.

Special Notes

Registration for this course for outside agency officers must be through GPSTC. Letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to gcorbitt@gpstc.org.

FTO Course

The Field Training Officer Program combines on-the-job instruction with objective evaluation and documentation, thereby enabling students to use this selection process within their own department. Although the course is open to any certified law enforcement officer, to apply for certification you must have three years of law enforcement experience (two years with present department).

CCPD Officers - This course is required for promotion to Sergeant.

Search Warrants and Affidavits

This course familiarizes the student with an overview of search and seizure, based on the Fourth Amendment, and the legal requirements for obtaining and executing search warrants. Required for Advanced Certification.

NTOA-SWAT Team Leader Development

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course is designed to provide patrol supervisors with the information and tools needed to manage a critical incident prior to the arrival of SWAT.  Understanding the methodology used in managing a dynamic tactical problem, and the 4 primary types of critical incidents involving an adversary will give the patrol supervisor the tools needed to succeed during these events.

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS

Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with:

  1. The Characteristics of a crisis
  2. Basic law enforcement strategy
  3. Primary mistakes made during large-scale critical incidents
  4. Managing a dynamic tactical problem methodology
  5. The basic strategy for managing chaos
  6. The “Big 4” – hostage situations, barricaded suspects, active shooters and apprehending fleeing felons
  7. Lessons Learned from case studies

 

NTOA-Basic Crisis Negotiations

This is a basic level course designed for law enforcement and corrections personnel, mental health professionals, supervisors / team leaders and commanders who are assigned to, work with, or oversee the functions of a crisis/hostage negotiations team.  This course is also appropriate for law enforcement and corrections personnel who aspire to join a crisis/hostage negotiations team.  This curriculum is designed to meet the standards set forth by the National Council of Negotiations Associations for a basic course of study for police crisis/hostage negotiators.  Although it is a “basic” course, it represents a robust and comprehensive view of the most likely negotiation problems and best techniques to resolve them peacefully.  It is suitable for experienced negotiators desiring a refresher course.

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS

Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with:

  1. The legal and historical foundations of hostage/crisis negotiations and current practices in the field
  2. Active listening techniques and their role in communicating empathy and building rapport
  3. Crisis negotiations team roles, and the relationship of negotiators to SWAT and incident commanders
  4. The dynamics of negotiation problems, including suspect demands, obstacles, deadlines, hostage survival, threats, one-way communications, measuring progress, and the phases of a negotiation incident from initial contact to the exit plan
  5. Suicide intervention skills for suicide and suicide by cop incidents
  6. Intelligence exploitation including open source and social media
  7. Common crisis situations and suspect profiles
  8. Influence and compliance tactics
  9. Managing indirect negotiations like the use of third party intermediaries and interpreters
  10. Healthy practices designed to keep negotiators safe legally, physically, and emotionally
  11. Practical exercises and scenario-based learning to reinforce new skills

Outside agencies must register for this course directly through NTOA:

 https://training.ntoa.org/CourseRegistration/default.asp?num=20223280

September 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
9/6-9/8 0800-1700 Crime Scene Processing - CAG02G  (Class is full) Grimstead/Rich None 2, Crime Lab
9/7-9/8 0800-1700 Radar Operator Course - STT01R SGT Byrum None Lab A
9/9 0800-1700 LiDAR Operator Course - ATL01R SGT Byrum None Lab A
9/12-9/16 0800-1700 Interviews and Interrogations - CAI03G (Class is full) SGT Twiggs None 2
9/21   Remedial Driver Training  (Remedial Driver Training for Cobb County Public Safety Employees Only) SGT M Gosman None EVOC Track
9/21-9/22 0800-1700 EMI-Evidence Management Certification Training (This course is intended for evidence technicians and custodians) EMI None B
9/26-9/29 0800-1700 PATC-Criminal Drug Interdiction Techniques and Concealment Locations G Goltz $350 2
9/26-9/30 0800-1700 Supervision I - CAM51G SGT Gosman None 1
9/27-9/29 0800-1700 Advanced Traffic Law - CAF02G P Jones None Lab A
           
           

 

September Course Descriptions

Criminal Drug Interdiction Techniques and Concealment Locations

Students will see first hand how Criminal patrol techniques can yield large and small drug and other type arrests from traffic stops and other legal contacts with people of society regardless of age, sex, race, gender or any other class or designation.  These students will learn about the growing number of drugs they may see in their area and how to battle them.  The students will learn how to put these legal techniques into place with these types of contacts after completing the class. 

Upon Completion:
Each student will have been provided the instruction to:

  • Learn the History of contraband saturation into the U.S. and how over time the trends and patterns have shifted
  • Identify legal traffic stops
  • Identify the conversational questions and concealed interviews during the encounter
  • Identifying indicators
  • Detect that some terrorists networks are tied to drugs and how to stop them
  • Requesting Consent legally
  • Identifying search and seizure laws especially search incident to arrest, probable cause, consent and other legal techniques
  • Properly using K-9’s and the case law pertaining to their deployments
  • Identify how be more officer safety conscious
  • How actual search techniques should escalate
  •  Locating hidden contraband in very sophisticated compartments
  • Identify Cover loads
  • What to do after criminal activity or contraband is located
  • Documenting  these arrests properly
  • How Controlled deliveries can develop into more arrests and the perks with them
  • Recognize Escort/Decoy Vehicles and the awareness with them needed
  • Identify Currency seizure procedures and how they benefit your agency….AND MORE

Outside agencies must register directly with PATC: http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=18510

Interviews and Interrogations

This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of interviews and interrogations. Topics include the following: Methodology, Elements of an Interview, Behavior Symptom Analysis, and Elements of an Interrogation. This course is required for Advanced Certification.

Supervision I

This introductory course is intended for first-line supervisors, but suitable for all public safety employees who demonstrate supervisory potential. Topics include supervisory roles and responsibilities, managing civil liability, organization, planning, critical incidents for front-line Supervisors, and performance management and evaluations, to name a few.

Remedial Driver Training

This is a remedial driver’s course for Public Safety Personnel. The course addresses bad driving habits to avoid and common mistakes performed by Public Safety employees. This course is tentatively approved by Risk Management to replace the County’s Remedial Driver’s Safety Course. To attend, the employee must have a county vehicle he/she normally drives while on duty.

Crime Scene Processing

This course is designed for personnel who investigate crime scenes or process physical evidence. Topics include the application of forensic science to crime scene investigation, concepts of evidence, initial response to crime scenes, crime scene methodology, notes and reports, crime scene assessment, alternate light sources, fingerprint evidence, deoxyribonucleic acid and trace evidence, crime scene photography, bloodstain evidence, crime scene sketching and forensic mapping, impression evidence, and the body as a crime scene. Required for Advanced Certification.

Advanced Traffic Law

This course is intended to develop and/or enhance the skills and abilities of law enforcement officers in interpreting the Uniform Rules of the Road.  Topics will include statutes related to current motor vehicle laws, commercial motor vehicles, and case law.  Students should bring their codebooks to class.

Required for Advanced Certification.

Radar Operator Course

This course is designed to certify students in the use of speed enforcement through the proper and efficient use of police traffic RADAR speed measurement instruments.

 

LiDAR Operator Course

This class is designed to provide the student with the necessary information to set up, test, and operate the LIDAR system.  Students should bring a laser with them from their precinct/unit.

EMI-Evidence Management Certification Training

Evidence Management Professional Training

The two-day EMI Evidence Management Professional Certification class focuses on principles, processes and problem-solving. EMI training equips evidence personnel with the essential knowledge and skills required to ensure the integrity of all of the evidence in your agency’s property room.

Curriculum Distinctives

  • Curriculum driven by our mission to elevate the industry and ensure the integrity of evidence for all stakeholders in the justice system.
  • Designed around EMI Evidence Management Standards and Best Practices to provide participants with a blueprint to transfer class knowledge into sustainable and efficient operations.
  • A leading-edge, current and relevant curriculum that facilitates interactive class participation and engages the learner with activities directly applicable to their agency’s operation.
  • EMI training will focus on an integrated, systematic approach for evidence management.
  • EMI training fills existing knowledge gaps in the area of digital evidence management and teaches participants how to incorporate emerging and existing technology into evidence operations.
  • The two-day EMI Evidence Professional Certification class affords participants the option to test and obtain certification immediately upon completion of the training course without waiting for an additional year of service time.
  • Participants will leave the class with a specific tool box of reference materials and resources to evaluate and improve their own operations.

Outside agencies must register directly with EMI:

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/two-day-evidence-management-certification-training-austell-ga-registration-272366755297

October 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
10/3 0800-1700 PIT Refresher Training (CCPD Officers Only - Limit 10) SGT Gosman / C Willis None EVOC
10/4 0800-1700 PIT Refresher Training (CCPD Officers Only - Limit 10) SGT Gosman / C Willis None EVOC
10/3-10/7 0800-1700 Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G (Outside agency officers MUST register through your agency GPSTC Coordinator) GPSTC None B
10/3-10/21 0800-1700

Instructor Training Course - SII01G (Class is full)

W DeWalt None 3,2 Lab C
10/31-11/4 0800-1700 Supervision II - AQS10G SGT M Gosman None 1
           
           

 

October Course Descriptions

Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program

The Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training course prepares law enforcement officers and other public safety personnel with the skills to assist people with mental illness, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, developmental disorders or other brain disorders who are in crisis, thereby advancing public safety and reducing stigma. This course is an intensive 40-hour, five-day curriculum that is comprised of both classroom instruction and practical exercises delivered by mental health professionals, other subject matter experts and CIT law enforcement instructors. This course is approved by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Council.

CCPD Officers - Submit a training request through your supervision

Outside agency officers must register through your  agency GPSTC coordinator, IAW your agency training policies. 

Instructor Training Course

This course is designed for someone who instructs in performance-oriented training and is responsible for lesson plan development. During the course, each student writes an original lesson plan and develops the presentation skills necessary to deliver that lesson. This is a challenging course and one that will require your full attention and attendance. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that you schedule as few outside demands on your time during these weeks as possible.

If you are a law enforcement officer (LEO), please be sure your topic is law enforcement related. It must be a topic that is suitable for presentation to a group of your peers in a professional and academic setting. For those that are not LEO, the same standard applies to a topic that benefits your peers or subordinates, as presented in a training environment. Your topic must be approved by the Advanced Training Unit prior to the beginning of the course. Completed lesson plans become property of the Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy.

You will need a laptop computer with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint installed for daily use while attending this course.

Supervision II

This is the second of the series and builds on what is learned in Supervision I. Additional topics include Leadership, Legal issues, Communication, Performance Management, and Discipline, and Critical Incidents.

November 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
11/1-11/4 0800-1700 Health and Wellness Awareness - CAB01G 32hr G Corbitt None 2
           
           
           
           

 

November Course Descriptions

health and Wellness Awareness

Health and Wellness Awareness (GPSTC) 32hrs

This course is being instructed by GPSTC staff and hosted by CCPD.  Outside agencies must submit an outside agency training request, located at the top of this website, through CCPD. Once your request is received, CCPD will provide your agency's GPSTC training coordinator with a link to register you through GPSTC. 

Cobb officers must submit a training request and will be registered through GPSTC by academy staff.

Students will be required to take a diagnostic fitness evaluation and test on day 1

Course Description: This updated, extended version of the original 22 hour course is designed for any public safety personnel who seek improved health and wellness. Topics include components of physical fitness, lifestyle and behavior modification, cardiovascular fitness, strength training, functional fitness, nutrition and supplementation.

Students will participate in designated fitness breakout sessions and will be provided assistance with program structure and design. Attendees must bring shoes for walking/running, non-marking court shoes, work-out clothes, proper outdoor training attire, and water bottle.

*Required for Intermediate Certification

December 2022 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
12/5-12/9 0800-1700 NTOA-SWAT Command Decision Making and Leadership I TBA

NTOA individual members is $710 Non-members is $765

2
12/5-12/9 0800-1700 FTO Course - SAQ09G M Neely None 1
12/12-12/16 0800-1700 Supervision III - AQS11G SGT M Gosman None 1
12/12-12/16 0800-1700 LEVA Lvl 2 J Garvin $1000/$2000 A and B
           
           

 

December Course Descriptions

FTO Course

The Field Training Officer Program combines on-the-job instruction with objective evaluation and documentation, thereby enabling students to use this selection process within their own department. Although the course is open to any certified law enforcement officer, to apply for certification you must have three years of law enforcement experience (two years with present department).

CCPD Officers - This course is required for promotion to Sergeant.

Supervision III

This is the last of the series, and some topics include Motivation, Stress Management, Interpersonal Communication, and Public Speaking.

LEVA Lvl 2

Following successful completion of the Level 1 and 2 LEVA courses, maintaining a current LEVA membership and performing video processing for at least one year, the student will receive LEVA certification as a Forensic Video Technician. Certification remains valid for three years and is renewable.

Upon successful completion of Level 2, students will receive a complimentary LEVA membership valid until the end of the calendar year. Refer to the LEVA By-Law sections III and XVI for information regarding membership.

Course Overview:

The LEVA Level 2 course builds on the concepts of the LEVA Level 1 course. The public expectation today is that if a crime occurs, there will be video/audio of the incident. There is a significant, specific skill set that investigators need to PROPERLY handle and process the digital multimedia evidence that gets collected. If the DME is not handled and processed carefully, according to best practices, the video/audio might not be interpreted accurately. This course exposes students to more advanced theory and hands-on techniques that conform to the Best Practices for the Acquisition and Processing of Digital Multimedia Evidence (DME).

Instructors: Scott Kuntz, Detective Ed Baker (Ret), Jonathan Hak, QC.

LAB SYSTEMS: LEVA provides laptops with all needed software. Many have successfully completed the class who use a system or software other than the ones on LEVA Mobile Lab laptops. LEVA instruction team members guide students through necessary keystrokes during the class.

TUITION:  Employees of law enforcement / public safety / government / educational – $1000.  Corporate/Private Sector – $2000.

MEMBERS: Log-in to automatically receive the proper tuition rate.  Others select the SEND INVOICE payment option and the appropriate rate will be invoiced.  Questions? Email training@leva.org.

Who Can Apply?

Applicants must have successfully completed LEVA’s “Level 1: Forensic Video Analysis & the Law” course.

Employees of any international, federal, state/provincial, or local public safety agency including the Dept. of Defense and Dept. of Homeland Security, may apply. Also, students currently enrolled in a bonafide college or university criminal justice program. An applicant for educational pricing should be either a person who is a full-time instructor at a nationally accredited educational facility or is a full-time student. Neither can be employed in the imaging industry. *Tuition rate is below.

A select number of seats are available to the private sector (for-profit businesses) who successfully completed LEVA’s Level 1 course noted above. LEVA recognizes that private forprofit businesses occasionally assist law enforcement in the creation or processing of video evidence; therefore. Private sector applicants must obtain a current national criminal background check and attach the results to the course application. Private sector applicants must be able to demonstrate that a significant percentage of their current work responsibility involves processing video images on behalf of law enforcement, government or prosecutorial agencies. With the exception of those applicants who supply video analysis services or CCTV equipment, other private sector applicants whose responsibilities include the development, sales or marketing of products or services to law enforcement will not be considered.

Credits and Certificate:

Successful completion of this basic level course satisfies a requirement toward LEVA’s Forensic Video Analyst and Technician certifications.

Students not seeking Certification may receive a Certificate of Attendance without taking the final course written examination.

Travel & Accommodation:

Students are responsible for securing their own meals, lodging and all ground transportation to / from the airport and between the hotel and class each day.

Nearest major airport: Atlanta (ATL)

Distance between the nearby hotels and training site: 5-15 minutes

Parking is free at the police academy.

ADVISORY

The course will end by 3:30 P.M. on that Friday. Students should avoid scheduling a flight out Friday evening before 6:30 P.M.

Tuition

LEVA subsidizes training for Government agencies and non-profit organizations that offer forensic video services to law enforcement. Private sector, for-profit companies must pay the unsubsidized fee.

$1,000 for full-time employees of law enforcement / public safety / government / educational

$2,000 for Corporate / Private Sector employees

NOTE: Registering serves as a placeholder only. Tuition payment secures the seat.

Unless otherwise arranged with LEVA, students accepted to attend must pay the course fee by November 25, 2022. You can pay on-line when registering. Other payment options are check, wire transfer and credit card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express only).

REFUND POLICY:

With the exception of war, government regulation, disaster, strikes or exigent circumstances, a refund will be approved minus a $25 service charge. As an alternative, a student who must cancel may apply the full amount as a credit to a future LEVA class. Credit from a class cannot be applied for the annual symposium registration.

Application

Fill in the online application by November 18, 2022.

You will be notified via e-­mail that your application was received and its status of acceptance.

All outside agencies must register directly through LEVA using link below:

https://www.leva.org/leva-level-2-digital-multimedia-evidence-processing-12-12-2022-registration/

Essential Disclaimer

Graduates of the course receive a LEVA certificate indicating successful completion of the 40-hour curriculum. That certificate should NOT be interpreted as a certification of any type. Registering for any LEVA class indicates they fully understand they are not receiving a certification from any one LEVA course and must refer to this training as LEVA’s on their resume, CV or any discoverable document. This class is not conducted to officially endorse any product or service.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding this course, contact Mr. Jan Garvin, LEVA Executive Director, at (540) 842-1742 or email: training@leva.org

NTOA-SWAT Command Decision-Making and Leadership I

This course is designed to expose police SWAT Team Commanders and Supervisors to contemporary SWAT issues, tactics, and procedures. Topics include major incident debriefs; leadership issues, emotional intelligence, justifying SWAT; the use of SWAT Teams; SWAT standards and professionalism; contemporary SWAT issues and concerns; SWAT and the media; selection, training, discipline and removal of supervisors and team members; crisis negotiations considerations; tactical operation center considerations; operational planning; weapons and equipment selection; legal issues and considerations; critical incident management; barricade and hostage procedures; warrant service planning and procedures; and much more.

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS

 

Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with:

  1. Decision-Making and Leadership
  2. Emotional Intelligence
  3. Tactical Response & Operations Standards
  4. Training Management
  5. SWAT Personnel Recruitment, Selection, Training and Retention
  6. High Risk Warrant Service Operations
  7. Law Enforcement Response to Barricaded Suicidal Subjects
  8. Barricaded Subject Operations
  9. Contemporary Issues for Tactical Teams
  10. Hostage Rescue Operations  
  11. Incident Reviews from Past Operations

Outside agencies must register directly through NTOA:

https://training.ntoa.org/CourseRegistration/default.asp?num=20223290