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Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy

Cobb County Police Academy

Rules and Regulations

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.

Address

2435 East-West Connector, Austell GA 30106

Hotel Information

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

Click link below to make hotel reservations at discounted rate:

Holiday Inn Express

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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)

July 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
7/2 0800-1200 Below 100 - Basic Course TBA None 1
7/2 1300-1500 Below 100 - Train the Trainer (Must also attend the Basic Course) TBA None 1
7/5-7/16   Firearms Instructor Training Course - SIF16F 80hrs (Limited to 8 students)(Rescheduled for Oct)      
7/14 0800-1600 Remedial Driver Training (Public Safety Only) SGT Gosman / C Willis None 1
7/15-7/16 0800-1700

Guardian - Effective Leadership Communication 

(Rescheduled to 2-3 Dec 2021)

Frank Trammer

 

 
7/15-7/16 0800-1700 Public Safety Media Training Russell Ruffin $295.00 3
7/19-7/23 0800-1700 Officer Survival - CAE01G (CCPD Officers Only - Limit 8) Mandate 56 None 4
7/19-7/21 0800-1600 Crime Scene Processing - CAG02G - 24hrs (Class is full) Rich / Grimstead None Crime Lab
7/19-7/21 0800-1600 PATC - Basic Criminal Investigations for Street Patrol and New Criminal Investigators (Cancelled)      
7/22 1000-1400

LoJack Auto Theft Training - NBE03G - 4hrs 

TBA None A/B
           

 

July Course Descriptions

Effective Leadership Communication

Guardian Leadership presents Effective Leadership Communication- a workshop designed to teach you how to identify with people and relate to others in a way that increases your leadership effectiveness. This workshop is based on the works of Dr. John C. Maxwell, the world’s top rated leadership expert and # 1 New York Times bestselling author.

Effective Leadership Communication will equip you with the skills to effectively communicate with those you lead in a way that inspires action.

During this workshop you will learn the Five Principles and Five Practices to develop the crucial skill of connecting, including:

  • Finding Common Ground
  • Keeping Your Communication Simple
  • Capturing People’s Interest
  • Inspiring People
  • Staying Authentic
  • Conversations for Accountability

If you are not with CCPD please click here to register: https://www.guardianleaders.com/course/effective-leadership-communication-austell-ga/

Firearms Instructor Training Course

The Firearms Instructor Training Course is designed to develop qualified firearms instructors who can manage and conduct firearms training programs. Officers will be trained in contemporary firearms techniques, equipment, and accessories and will participate in a variety of combat shooting drills including drawing techniques, safe loading and unloading procedures, proper use of cover, immediate actions, engagement of multiple targets, and a variety of other shooting problems. Subject matter will include: safety, range operation, ballistics, instructor liability, and semi-automatic pistols. At the end of this course, officer/instructors will be able to manage and conduct firearms training to officers at the agency and academy level.  The course will enhance the officer/instructor’s skills and will also aid in teaching techniques that will assist the officer/instructor with firearms instruction.

Prerequisites

Officers must be Certified and Sworn Law Enforcement, and possess a POST General Instructor Certification. Officers will be required to score 90% or higher on the Georgia Semi-Automatic Pistol Course on the first day of the class. Officers will also be required to score 95% or higher on the Georgia Semi-Automatic Pistol Course on the last day of week 1, as well as a written comprehensive examination, before proceeding to week 2. Officers will only be allowed two attempts to meet weapons qualification scores. Outside agency applicants must bring 800 rounds of ammunition for their department issued pistol.

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.

LoJack Auto Theft Training

This course was designed with an emphasis towards uniform patrol officers but will also benefit investigators. The course addresses current trends identified in the Metro Atlanta area related to stolen vehicles.

Topics include:

  • Use of dealer tags and temporary tags on vehicles to conceal identities and stolen vehicles.
  • Recognizing altered VIN on vehicles and supporting registration documents.
  • Discuss VIN placement on vehicles and where to look
  • Recognizing counterfeit license plates and decals.
  • Understanding legal use of out-of-state dealer and temporary tags that are prevalent in Georgia.
  • Discuss available resources and contact information available during roadside investigations.

Our instructors are current or retired LEO’s from several agencies or organizations to include LoJack, NICB, Carfax and Georgia Department of Revenue (when available).  

To date several hundred LEO’s have been trained in Metro Atlanta, representing over 35 agencies. The training is free to all LEO’s and is a POST certified 4hr course, course code NBE03G.

Remedial Driver Training

Remedial Driver Training for Cobb County Public Safety Employees (RISK Management Approved)

This is a remedial drivers 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.

POC SGT M Gosman [email protected]

PATC - Basic Criminal Investigations for Street Patrol and New Criminal Investigators

This course is designed for new investigators and patrol officers. The course provides a basic foundation of information and knowledge on the basic tools and skills necessary for a criminal investigation.

 Rules of Evidence - Making mistakes is the number one reason cases are lost. When you go to trial, the defendant is never the one on trial. What is on trial is your and you case. This section will cover how to avoid the mistakes we make.

 Search and Seizure - Expectation of privacy, 7 exceptions to a search warrant, motor vehicle searches, Terry searches, home searches.

 Search Warrants - How to write a search warrant, elements of a search warrant, probable cause affidavit, reasonable particularity requirement, curtilage, good faith, return of service and search warrant examples.

 Crime Scene Management - Your crime scene can be one of the most important elements of your case. This section will cover how to manage a crime scene to make sure everything gets done, everything gets done correctly and everything is documented.

 Analyzing Evidence – At a crime scene how do you know what is evidence, what do you collect and what do you process. This section will better understand what evidence is and how it can benefit your case.

 Follow-up Investigation – Interviews, Records checks, crime reconstruction, crime timeline, case check list, case notes, digital evidence, proving the element of a crime, social media investigations

 Case Management – Planning for a successful prosecution should be a consideration from the time the case is assigned. Case screening, police/prosecutor relations, case audits, briefings and investigative plan

 Eyewitness Identification - Simultaneous lineup, sequential lineup, live lineup, photo lineup composition, photo lineup admonishment, double blind showing and one on one lineups.

 Case Overview - Arson, Burglary, Child abuse, Homicide, Theft, Assault, Batter, and Rape.

 Interview and Interrogation – In criminal investigations witnesses solve crimes. You will learn how to get people to talk to you, how to get more information and how to get better information.  Interview setting, profile of a successful interview, interviewing techniques, collecting information, the “don’ts" of interviewing, documenting interviews, telephone interviews, confrontation calls, the cognitive interview process, memory retrieval techniques, distinguishing truthful and deceptive responses, 7 steps to a confession and false confessions.

If outside agency, register for this course at:http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=17642

Public Safety Media Training

Atlanta Area  Media Relations & On-Camera Training Class
Atlanta Area  
(Austell, GA)


Course Length:  2 Days(16 Hrs. POST)   July 15-16, 2021 8 am – 5 pm
Host and Location:   Cobb County Public Safety Training Police Academy
2435 East-West Connector,  Austell, GA 30106


Utilize Mainstream and Social Media to Establish an Accurate Narrative
 

This class is taught by 2 instructors who routinely cover some of the nation’s major breaking news events in order keep this course the most up-to-date in America.

This training is geared for:  Law Enforcement, Firefighters, Public Information Officers, Command Staff, Trainers, Community Relations Personnel and anyone else who deals with the News Media.  This fast-paced, hands-on, interactive course is designed to help Public Safety representatives communicate effectively with the Media and Public, both routinely and during times of crisis.   An assortment of video clips demonstrating both good and bad media relations incidents are shown to the class.   The course was created and is conducted by Emmy Award Winning veteran broadcast news reporter and author Russell Ruffin who has worked with both Fox News and NBC, covering such stories as the Fall of the Soviet Union as well as crisis news events across America.

Class Participation: LIVE On-Camera
Breaking News Simulations will place participants before a LIVE TV News camera for interviews and news conferences.   The instructors and the rest of the class act as reporters by asking tough questions. Participants are given an objective critique, along with a  video of their performance.

LIVE  Demonstrations:
Using Your Smartphone to Shoot and Distribute Your Own Video Sound Bites to the Media
Utilizing Facebook LIVE and other Social Media

Topics Covered:
Developing Effective Talking Points
Establishing the Accurate Narrative of a News Event
Holding an Effective News Conference/Interview
Keeping Your Media Message On-Track
Press Release Writing and Distribution
Producing & Distributing Your Own Video Sound Bites
Managing Tricky Questioning
Projecting the Proper Body Language
Lessons Learned from Real World Events
Handling News Conference Interruptions
Ambush Interviews and Investigative Reporters

Materials Provided:  220 page Media Relations Guide/Workbook.  Video of your on-camera performances.
 

Maximum Class Size:  30     To Register:  (hyperlink) https://MediaTips.Org
                                                     or register by phone: 303-470-0716

https://www.MediaTips.org

 

Below 100

Our Mission:  Reduce line-of-duty deaths to fewer than 100 per year. 

(Not seen since 1943.)

Our Vision: Eliminate preventable line-of-duty police deaths and serious injuries through compelling common-sense training designed to focus on areas under an officer’s control.

https://www.below100.org/

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.

August 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
8/9-8/13 0800-1700 Criminal Procedure - CAA01G (CCPD Officers Only-Limit 10) Mandate 57 None 5
8/9-8/13 0800-1600 FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute TBA $695.00 A
8/9-8/13 0800-1700 Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G GPSTC None B
8/10-8/12 0800-1700 PATC-Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Wayne Sheppard $350.00 1, Crime Lab
8/12-8/13 0800-1700 Hollotec- Lock Picking and Specialized Entry Techniques (Cancelled)      
8/16-8/18 0800-1600 PATC - Arrest, Search & Seizure: Law Enforcement Best Practices Shaun Santos $350.00 2
8/24-8/26 0800-1600 Advanced Traffic Law - CAF02G -24hrs (Course is Full) P Jones None  2
           
           

 

August Course Descriptions

FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute

The FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) is an innovative 4 1/2-day program designed for executive-level law enforcement leaders and those leaders aspiring to executive- level leadership positions. ELI focuses on the emerging challenges facing 21st century police leaders, as well as planning and navigating the political waters of executive leadership. This highly interactive program follows the FBI-LEEDA “cops talking to cops" model of professional development where students will engage in guided leadership discussions with instructors and other students. The course first looks inward to identify the forces of change and emerging trends within law enforcement, such as the challenges of recruiting, hiring and leading different social generational cohorts and different cultural groups within the workforce. The ELI also presents leadership strategies that emphasize the importance of public trust and legitimacy, officer wellness, social and emotional intelligence.

Register online at www.fbileeda.org or call 877-772-7712 for more information.

The registration fee is $695/student. Class begins at 8:30 am. Dress: business casual.

For local information regarding the training venue or hotel accommodations for this training opportunity, please contact Sgt. Mike Gosman of the Cobb County Police Department at 770-590-5655 or email:  [email protected].

Seminar registration is open to all law enforcement – sworn and professional civilian staff. (You are not required to be a member of FBI-LEEDA to attend.)

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. 

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. This course is required for POST Advanced Certification.

PATC - Arrest, Search & Seizure: Law Enforcement Best Practices

Law enforcement agencies throughout the United States have invested resources in certifying officers to train their employees in a variety of skills. While these skills are essential to the law enforcement function, a primary component of the law enforcement function is the ability to make sound legal decisions on when the skills may be employed. For example, an officer may be extremely skilled in breaking down doors with a battering ram, but this skill is of little use if the officer is unfamiliar with the legal issues regarding when it is proper to force open a citizen’s door.

The legal issues to be addressed by this course impact law enforcement in a variety of ways. First, the manner in which an officer conducts police operations may impact the prosecution of offenders. Additionally, the professionalism and credibility of officers and agencies will be scrutinized and challenged where cases are lost due to a technical failure by officers to follow the ever-changing legal principles. Finally, officers and agencies may face exposure to civil liability where there has been some deviation from the constitutional rules. Consider a 2004 case from Texas, where officers, armed with an arrest warrant entered the home of third party in search of the subject of the arrest warrant. The person suing the officers and the agency contended: “in the twenty years since Steagald v. United States was decided, the section of the Rules and Procedures Manual pertaining to the execution of arrest warrants had not been modified to instruct law enforcement officers of the steps that are constitutionally required to search a third party’s residence for the subject of an arrest warrant…” After the assistant chief of the department testified that he was unaware that the United States Supreme Court’s 1981 decision distinguishing entry into third party’s homes, the court concluded that the agency’s policy was facially unconstitutional and that there was evidence that the agency failed to train its officers on this important constitutional issue.

The purpose of this course is to update officers and supervisors on the foundational legal skills related to the critical legal tasks in law enforcement.

Street Encounters: This session will focus on the task of street encounters. Participants will be presented with the distinctions between consensual contacts, reasonable suspicion based stops and arrests and probable cause based arrests.

Stop and Frisk: This session examines the principles of stop and frisk and provides participants with the current legal framework established by the United States Supreme Court. Participants will assist in developing hypothetical scenarios involving credible as well as anonymous information in order to set out distinctions that have developed in the law. Close attention will be given to the concept of reasonable suspicion as a necessary component of a lawful stop.

Arrest: This segment focuses on the concept of probable cause and arrest. Participants will examine the distinctions between arrests in public places versus arrests in autos and residences.

Search Incident To Arrest: This segment will examine the concept of search incident to arrest including the most recent Supreme Court decisions on point. The class will focus on the necessary components and scope of a search incident to arrest.

Use of Force In Stops and Arrests: Officers must have a clear understanding of use of force when making stops and when carrying out arrests. The law in this area is rapidly developing and participants will examine the legal trends throughout the United States and be provided with case examples.

Strip Searches: A continuing issue in law enforcement involves when a strip search may be conducted and what constitutes a reasonable strip search in terms of the manner in which it is conducted once authorized. This session focuses on these issues and provides participants with a clear understanding of these principles.

Property Seizure: Officers come into contact with the property of citizens in a variety of contexts. This session examines the propriety of officer involvement in the seizure of property by others; the seizure of property during investigations as well as the proper manner of disposition of property. Participants will be asked to examine hypothetical law enforcement encounters which are routine in the profession in order to reach conclusions as to the appropriate legal response.

Home Entries: This lengthy session will examine the various legal mechanisms that officers have for entering private dwellings and other private property. The participants will be provided with a clear understanding with the differing rules related to each type of entry. Topics include: search warrants; arrest warrants; crime scenes; exigent entry; consensual entry; plain view in a home; protective sweeps and search incident to arrest in a home; third party rights to privacy; knock versus no-knock entries as well as many other issues relating to home entries.

Plain View: Quite often, when officers are lawfully present in an area protected by the 4th Amendment, they observe items that they recognize as evidence or contraband. Officers faced with these circumstances may seize these items without a warrant. This exception is regularly used by officers, however it is often misunderstood. This section utilizes practical exercise that can be duplicated to provide updated training on this important topic.

Motor Vehicle Searches: A major recurring task in law enforcement is contact with motor vehicles. This session examines the variety of contexts that officers come into contact with motor vehicles and examines the various rules governing each of these contexts. The session includes: ordering occupants out; reasonable suspicions based motor vehicle searches; probable causes searches of motor vehicle; search incident to arrest in a motor vehicle; consent searches; canine sniffs of motor vehicles; inventory searches of motor vehicles and community-care-taking searches of motor vehicles. Participant will be provided with a vehicle search sheet that crystallizes and distinguishes the rules covering the various motor vehicle contacts.

Identification Procedures: Once suspects are apprehended officers may be called upon to construct an identification proceeding. These proceedings include “on-scene show-ups,” photo-arrays; and line-ups. The key to these identification proceedings is those officers insure that they are not overly suggestive. This session focuses on the rules governing these procedures that have a dramatic impact on the prosecution of cases.

Questioning and Miranda: An area of law enforcement that is continuing top develop is the use of Miranda warnings during questioning. The United States Supreme Court has examined a number of Miranda-related cases in the last two years. Participants will examine the foundation of the Miranda rule and then focus on how recent decisions impact current operations.

If outside agency, register for this course at: http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=17645

PATC-Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Blood found on crime victims, suspects, or witnesses can be considered significant and should be treated as important evidence when investigating crime scenes. Bloodstain pattern analysis may provide investigative leads as well as supportive or non-supportive evidence for statements from victims, suspects, and witnesses.

This course gives investigators and crime scene personnel a foundation in identifying and documenting bloodstain pattern evidence at crime scenes. It provides the basic tools needed to establish parameters in bloodstain pattern identification and crime scene reconstruction and serves as a foundation for additional observations and experiments involving bloodstains. Participants will learn how to document evidence so that others will be able to reconstruct what occurred. The course includes case presentations and practical exercises.

Upon Completion:

Participants will be able to:

• Identify and document bloodstain evidence

• Collect and preserve bloodstain evidence

• Compare evidence with statements from victims, suspects, and witnesses

Hollotec- Lock Picking and Specialized Entry Techniques

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Patrol officers, investigators, probation and parole officers, narcotic
officers, and tactical teams are often faced with the task of entering a building to serve search
and arrest warrants, to carry out hostage rescues, or to conduct welfare checks on elderly
persons or the reported victims of violence. Military special operations personnel have to resort
to stealth entries to secrete themselves in hostile environments, to conduct sensitive building
entries, and to place forward observers and precision shooters. Conservation officers are often
required to access areas protected by padlocked gates. This course will introduce students to
basic lock picking skills, as well as a variety of other options for lock bypassing beyond the
conventional forced entry. Students will have an opportunity to develop new skills by picking
more than 150 different training locks. In addition, important intelligence gathering and preplanning
issues will be discussed that facilitate a mission conclusion.

Each student will receive a syllabus which highlights the information presented during the
training, their own lock pick set, and a list of suggested specialty tools. All equipment needed
during the course will be provided.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Reservations will be accepted based upon receipt of your
registration form. A registration form is located at www.hollotec.com. Simply fill it out and click
“send”, which will prompt you for credit card payment. Your registration will be confirmed by email.
If you have questions please contact Hollotec at 662-230-1164 or e-mail at
[email protected] VISA, MasterCard and Paypal are accepted. If paying by check, it
can be mailed to: PO Box 339, Ponchatoula, LA 70454. Please contact us for alternate
payments.

Visit our web site: www.hollotec.com for additional course information.


ATTENDANCE RESTRICTED TO SWORN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND SPECIALIZED MILITARY
UNITS

September 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
9/8-9/9 0800-1700 Pepperball Instructor/Armorer Course - IDO03G - 16hrs PepperBall $395.00 1, EVOC
9/13-9/14 0800-1700 Guardian-Developing the Leaders Around You Frank Trammer

Before/On July 19th $289 Multi-Registration Discount *5 or more $269 After July 19th $359

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9/20-9/24 0800-1600 NTOA-SWAT Tm Ldr Development NTOA $750.00 (Incl 1yr membership) 1
9/20-9/24 0800-1700 Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G GPSTC None B
9/20-9/21 0800-1600 Radar Operator Course - STT01R - 16hrs Motors None 2
9/22 0800-1600 LiDar Operator Course - ATL01R - 8hrs Motors None 2
9/27-10/1 0800-1600 Interviews and Interrogations - CAI03G - 40hrs SGT Twiggs, SGT Hopkins None 2
9/27-10/1 0800-1600 Supervision I-CAM51G-40 hrs SGT Gosman None 1
9/28-9/30 0800-1630

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

Valkyries None B, Tac Village

 

September Course Descriptions

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.

Guardian-Developing the Leaders Around You

To grow an organization, you have to grow your leaders. Developing new leaders is essential to making a lasting impact. While the leader sees the bigger picture, they need other leaders to help make their vision a reality.

GUARDIAN LEADERSHIP presents Developing the Leaders Around You- a workshop designed to teach you how to grow and gather leaders around you. This workshop is based on the best-selling book, Developing the Leaders Around You, by Dr. John C. Maxwell,

the world’s top-rated leadership expert and # 1 New York Times bestselling author.

During this TWO-DAY interactive workshop, you will learn:

  • How Leaders Develop Other Leaders
  • The Importance of Creating a Climate for Leadership Development
  • How to Turn Producers in Reproducers
  • The 6 Step Equipping Process
  • The Differences Between Empowerment & Delegation
  • How to Coach a Team of Leaders
  • The Foundations of Succession Planning

If you are not with CCPD please click here to register: https://www.guardianleaders.com/course/developing-the-leaders-around-you-austell-ga/

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. 

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.

NTOA-SWAT Tm Ldr Development

This course is designed for law enforcement personnel who are responsible for deploying in the capacity as a SWAT Team Leader or as a supervisor who is responsible for the training and deployment of tactical teams.  The focus of this training will be on pre-incident training, planning, organizing, and the tactical decision-making process used in the resolution of high-risk operations.  Also included in the curriculum is an overview of SWAT training topics including selection and testing, training issues and liability, national SWAT standards and critical incident reviews.  Practical applications will consist of scouting and planning warrants, small team planning, tactics used in the resolution of critical incidents, and the review of tactical incidents and videos.  Attendees will participate in-group discussions, write operations orders, and develop training plans, plus critique and evaluate tactics and decisions based on a principle based SWAT decision-making process.

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS

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

  1. NTOA Tactical Response & Operational Standards for Law Enforcement
  2. Recruitment, Selection, and Training of SWAT Personnel
  3. Team Leader Legal Liability Concepts
  4. SWAT Structure and Leadership
  5. Survival for the Tactical Team Leader
  6. Strategy, Training, and Mission Planning
  7. Team Leaders and the OODA Loop
  8. Less Lethal Tactical Decision-Making
  9. High-Risk Warrant Service
  10. Resolution of Barricaded Suspects
  11. Hostage Rescue Operations
  12. Principle Based Decision-Making Review
  13. Incident Reviews from Past Operations

Outside agencies must register directly through NTOA: https://training.ntoa.org/CourseRegistration/default.asp?num=20211170

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

Developed by NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee, the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) is based on the guidelines from the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Co- TECC) and the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program. TECC uses lessons learned from our military and applies them to the civilian world of tactical medicine. This 3 day 24-hour course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation. Topics include: Hemorrhage control; surgical airway control and needle decompression; strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments; caring for pediatric patients; and techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety. CEU’s and POST Credit Offered!

There are NO PRE-REQUISITES to take this course! EMT’s, Paramedics, RN’s, PA’s, NP’s, Physicians, Security personnel, and LEO’s are welcome!!

Training will be conducted by Valkyries Austere Medical Solutions, LLC

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.

The course was developed based on Cobb County Police Policy and operating procedures; however, other agencies are welcome to attend.

PepperBall Instructor/Armorer Course

COURSE DESCRIPTION
PepperBall products can help reduce officer and suspect injuries, save lives, decrease the risk of litigation, and improve public perception of law enforcement agencies. The PepperBall System is an affordable, non-lethal tool designed for patrol, corrections, and tactical officers in a wide variety of situations. The PepperBall Instructor/Armorer Certification course involves intensive training in the use of the nonlethal PepperBall System, including operation, safety, maintenance, and deployment. This course certifies attendees as PepperBall Instructors for their individual agency, allowing the attendee to design a course in the safe and effective use of the PepperBall System.


COURSE REGISTRATION
Please note that the course begins promptly at 8:00 am. You should plan to show up at least 15 minutes early. All necessary equipment is provided by PepperBall. A training manual, flash drive, live-fire certification rounds and visual aids are also included. Appropriate training attire should be worn (No shorts, sandals, etc.). Please bring safety glasses. If you wear contacts, please have the ability to remove them at the training site. No firearms or ammo allowed in class.

Select this link to register for the course: www.pepperball.com

 

October 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
10/4-10/22 0800-1700 Instructor Training Course - SII01G - 120hr (Course is Full-2022 Schedule will include March and October courses) W DeWalt None 3,2, Lab C
10/7-10/8 0800-1700 Guardian-21st Century Leadership F Trammer

Before 8/12 - $289 Multi-Registration Discount *3 or more - $269 After 8/12 - $359

Lab A
10/22   Guardian - Time Management for Leaders F Trammer Before 8/27 - $159 Multi-Registration Discount *3 or more - $149 After 8/27 - $199 Lab A
10/25-10/29 0800-1600 FTO School - SAQ09G SGT Verola None  2
10/25-10/28 0800-1600 Mantracker - IBM35G S Hammond/A Winegar None Lab A
10/26-11/5 0700-1700 Firearms Instructor Training Course - SIF16F 80hrs (Course is Full) Range Staff None Range
           

 

October Course Descriptions

Instructor Training Course

This course is designed for the public safety officer who instructs in performance oriented training and is responsible for lesson plan development. Topics range from instructor liability and lesson plan design, to testing and evaluation of learning. During the course, each student writes an original lesson plan on an approved public safety topic and develops the presentation skills necessary to deliver that lesson.

This is an academically challenging will require your full attention and attendance.  For this reason, it is strongly recommend you schedule as few outside demands as possible during your attendance.

FTO School

This course is required for promotion to Sergeant. 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).

Mantracker - IBM35G

The Tactical Tracking Course is an intensive program where the student learns the basic visual tracking skills, team tactics and techniques for tracking human subjects in woodland operations. The student learns to observe ground disturbance and the physical evidence of an incident site, we call this evidence “sign” or “spoor”. The student learns to interpret the evidence and formulate strategies to follow the evidence. By constantly interpreting the sign, the tracker learns to develop a profile of the subject which aids him in anticipating the subject’s movement and direction. This allows the tracker to expedite the pursuit and tactically close in to apprehend the fleeing subject. Then by incorporating team movements and strategies, trackers can tip the scales in their favor for a successful track.

Firearms Instructor Training Course

The Firearms Instructor Training Course is designed to develop qualified firearms instructors who can manage and conduct firearms training programs. Officers will be trained in contemporary firearms techniques, equipment, and accessories and will participate in a variety of combat shooting drills including drawing techniques, safe loading and unloading procedures, proper use of cover, immediate actions, engagement of multiple targets, and a variety of other shooting problems. Subject matter will include: safety, range operation, ballistics, instructor liability, and semi-automatic pistols. At the end of this course, officer/instructors will be able to manage and conduct firearms training to officers at the agency and academy level.  The course will enhance the officer/instructor’s skills and will also aid in teaching techniques that will assist the officer/instructor with firearms instruction.

Prerequisites

Officers must be Certified and Sworn Law Enforcement, and possess a POST General Instructor Certification. Officers will be required to score 90% or higher on the Georgia Semi-Automatic Pistol Course on the first day of the class. Officers will also be required to score 95% or higher on the Georgia Semi-Automatic Pistol Course on the last day of week 1, as well as a written comprehensive examination, before proceeding to week 2. Officers will only be allowed two attempts to meet weapons qualification scores. Outside agency applicants must bring 800 rounds of ammunition for their department issued pistol.

Guardian - 21st Century Leadership

Guardian Leadership presents 21st Century Leadership. Leadership in the 21st century is more complicated than it has ever been. To be an effective law enforcement leader today, you must have the right mindset in order to properly serve the people you work with. Effective leaders also must establish the right habits for success and avoid those habits that undermine their leadership. The best leaders today leverage technology to their advantage as well. The right mindset combined with effective habits and the latest technology will equip leaders with the tools necessary to effectively lead in the 21st century.

During this TWO-DAY interactive workshop, you will:

  • Learn how your mindset as a leader can make all the difference in your effectiveness.
  • Learn the good habits to adopt and the bad habits to avoid.
  • Find out how technology can help you as a leader.
  • Learn how the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing report provides guidance for today’s leaders.

To register, go to: http://www.guardianleaders.com/

Guardian - Time Management for Leaders

In this fast-paced, technology-driven work environment of the modern age, being busy has become the default mode of operating. Being busy is now a substitute for being effective. Checking items off our to-do lists has replaced genuine accomplishment. We fight fires by default even though we know that fire prevention is a better strategy. Our agencies and our careers get stuck in doing what we've always done instead of imagining what might be.

Effective leaders do not participate in the rat race. They understand how to set clear priorities and to develop the processes for achieving important results. Effective leaders live by design, not by default, and therefore have more to offer their organizations and the people in them.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why to-do lists are poor tools.
  • Reasons setting goals does not work for most people and what to do instead.
  • Why your daily habits are the best indicator of your success.
  • Reasons good habits are difficult to form, and bad habits are hard to break.
  • How to identify your priorities and organize your life around them.
  • The natural law that is critical to your personal effectiveness.
  • How to develop a healthy relationship with technology.
  • Countless other strategies to take control of your time and gain control of your life.

For more information and to register, go to: www.GuardianLeadership.com

November 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
11/1-11/5 0800-1700 First Responder - CAD01E (CCPD Officers Only-Limit 8) Mandate 57 None 5
11/4-11/5 0800-1700 Guardian-Developing a Culture of Leadership Excellence Frank Trammer

$289 On/Before Sep 9th,$269 Multi-Agency discount* (5 or more) $359 After September 9th

 2
11/8-11/12 0800-1600 Supervision II-AQS10G-40 hrs SGT Gosman None 1
11/10

0800-1600

Remedial Driver Training (Public Safety Only) C Willis None 1
11/10-11/12 0800-1600 Gangs - IGA00G - 24hrs (Limit 25) CAGE/OCU None 2, Tac Vil
11/15-11/19 0800-1700 Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G GPSTC None B

 

November Course Descriptions

Guardian-Developing a Culture of Leadership Excellence

GUARDIAN LEADERSHIP Developing a Culture of Leadership Excellence Workshop is intended for participants who want to learn how to intentionally foster a positive culture through role modeling, creating shared values, and by inspiring and empowering their employees to galvanize commitment and achieve organizational goals.

This TWO-DAY interactive workshop will explore the value of:

  • Cultivating a climate conducive to leadership growth and development
  • Clarifying and communicating a purpose that resonates with others
  • Defining and articulating a vision for your team and organization
  • Creating shared values to galvanize commitment
  • Achieving success in terms of a team
  • Building a safe environment for taking risks and learning from failure
  • Developing a successive leadership culture that lasts for generations

If you are not from CCPD please click the link to register: https://www.guardianleaders.com/course/developing-a-culture-of-leadership-excellence-austell-ga/

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. 

Remedial Driver Training

Remedial Driver Training for Cobb County Public Safety Employees (RISK Management Approved)

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.

POC SGT M Gosman [email protected]

 

Gangs

Forthcoming

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.

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.

December 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
12/2-12/3 0800-1700 Guardian - Effective Leadership Communication Frank Trammer Before/On October 7: $289
Multi-Registration Discount (5+): $269
After October 7: $359
2
12/6-12/10 0800-1600 Supervision III-AQS11G-40 hrs SGT Gosman None 1
12/8-12/10 0800-1600 PATC-Interview Techniques for Street and Road Patrol Officers John Crimmins $350.00 2
12/20-12/21 0800-1600 Advanced Report Writing - CAL02G - 16hrs  (CCPD Only) TBA None Mandate 58
           
           
           

 

December Course Descriptions

Supervision III

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

Advanced Report Writing

An accurate, well-written report is a critical part of any criminal investigation. This course will provide students the tools necessary for writing effective reports. Course topics include principles of effective writing including grammar and mechanics of writing, elements of effective report writing, law enforcement considerations, and preparing special reports. Students will complete a series of activities, including the creation of law enforcement reports, designed to reinforce the learning objectives.

Required for Intermediate Certification

Guardian - Effective Leadership Communication

About This Workshop


Excellent communication skills are essential to effective leadership. The
ability to effectively communicate vision, mission, values, ideas, and goals
are absolute requirements for leadership success. Many leaders take
communication for granted believing they are already good at it, but
survey results indicate otherwise. According to studies, over 91% of
employees say their bosses lack this critical skill. Effective leaders
communicate in a way that motivates team members to achieve
organizational goals. If a leader cannot get a message across clearly and
motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn't even
matter.

During this interactive workshop, you will learn strategies to enhance
your communication skills and relate to others in a way that increases
your leadership effectiveness. You will be equipped with the ability to
move beyond words and communicate in a way that connects with
others and inspires action.


What You’ll Learn
• Approaches, frameworks, and tools for communicating effectively
• How to go beyond communicating to actually connecting with
   people
• Ways to successfully navigate communication barriers
• How to speak so people will listen and listen so people will speak
• The importance of transparency and authenticity in developing
    trust and building rapport
• Effective strategies for giving and receiving feedback

If you are not with CCPD please click here to register: https://www.guardianleadership.com/

 

PATC-Interview Techniques for Street and Road Patrol Officers

Course Objectives

The best opportunity a police officer has in obtaining a confession is moments after the crime is committed. By conducting an effective patrol interview/interrogation, you deprive the suspect of the opportunity to create a compelling story to explain away their involvement in criminal activity. Furthermore, you force them to commit to a story that in all likelihood will fall apart once you delve further into your investigation.

This course will provide officers with:

  • Tools to get a suspect to want to talk with an officer.
  • Techniques that will help the officer determine to a high-degree of certainty whether a suspect is being truthful or deceptive.
  •  Steps that must be taken to ensure a legally-valid confession is obtained.
  • Creation of an environment that is conducive to eliciting a confession. 
  • Means to identify verbal and body language that is indicative of deception.

Participants will learn how to break down the barriers of communication that police officers often face when questioning suspects. They will learn techniques that will assist them in obtaining admissions of guilt and ultimately how to illicit a VALID confession while maintaining a safe environment for the officer and the suspect during the interview/interrogation.

To register for this course select this link: https://www.patc.com/training/register.php?ID=18344