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Cobb County Public Safety Police Academy

Cobb Country Police Academy

Rules and Regulations

Under revision

Address

2435 East-West Connector, Austell GA 30106

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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)

January 2021 Training Schedule

Date Hrs Course Instructor Cost Location
1/6-1/8 0800-1600 Field Force Operations Course FEMA None Rm A, EVOC
1/19-1/21  

PATC-Criminal Drug Interdiction Techniques and Concealment Locations Cancelled 1/8/21

     
1/19 0700-1100 Cobb Police Assessment Workshop (Cobb Officers Only) Maj Ferrell None Tng Rm 1
1/20 1200-1600 Cobb Police Assessment Workshop (Cobb Officers Only) Maj Ferrell None Tng Rm 1
1/21-1/22   LLRMI-Leadership for Challenging Times    Cancelled 1/8/21      
1/25-1/27   ABM Intel-Cellular Technology and Records Analysis  Rescheduled for April 26-28      
           

 

January Course Descriptions

Field Force Operations Course

The three-day Field Force Operations (FFO) course provides law enforcement and security officers with instruction in protest types and actions, legal considerations, responsibilities of mobile field force teams, and crowd-control methods. The course culminates with a series of hands-on activities that allow responders to practice all of the learned skills (baton-holding positions, mass-arrest procedures, and riot-control formations) in a realistic context.

  • Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:
  • Identify considerations of a protest situation.
  • Use equipment to control crowds.
  • Execute positions in crowd-control squad formations.
  • Position yourself within a mass-arrest team to apprehend, search, and detain a subject.

COBB Officers Only - Once your training request is approved, you will need to obtain and SSID through FEMA at this website: 

https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register

Criminal Drug Interdiction Techniques and Concealment Locations

Students will learn the incredible advanced concealment places in land vehicles that smugglers and other people involved with drugs hide the drugs, weapons and currency.

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

Cellular Technology and Records Analysis

Whether you are a new investigator, or just not familiar with cellular technology and records, this course is for you. Daily, suspects use cellular devices to plan, execute, and conceal criminal activity and evidence. This course will provide the student with the basic skill needed to obtain, understand, and use records to develop leads and further their investigations.

Day 1

  • Law enforcement resources
  • Terminology
  • Cellular providers, technology, and evolution
  • Legal concerns, demand, and preservation Target acquisition
  • Device behaviors
  • Introduction to provider records

Day 2

  • Subscriber information
  • Call Detail Records Data and IP logs
  • Advanced records (PCMD)
  • Manual mapping and analysis
  • Analysis and mapping software
  • Practical exercises

Day 3

  • Practical exercises
  • Courtroom testimony
  • Course review
  • Written and practical exam

Leadership for Challenging Times

Across the United States, police organizations are striving for new professionalism. Policing at the crossroads of civil unrest and a worldwide pandemic will require management and commitment across law enforcement administrations to take a contemporary look at internal and external police practices.

Most police supervisors know how problematic it can be to narrow the gap between public outcry and the deeply ingrained procedures of police work. Leading during challenging times will demand exceptional leaders to navigate through mundane and out of date policing efforts.

First-line supervisors must acquire leadership skills that allow them to connect with a wide-ranging demographic internally while remaining committed to the primary mission of the citizens they serve. The success of a police agency is reliant on the effectiveness of its leaders.

Topics

  • Understanding the Workforce: The presenter will list ways to interpret the workforce by identifying different characteristics of employees. Additionally, the presenter will provide some innovative ideas on how to make the transition into a new supervisory role.
  • Current Trends in Policing: The presenter will discuss topics that are circulating currently in the media and how it impacts current policy strategies.
  • Use of Force: Law enforcement officers face numerous circumstances during their careers when the use of force is appropriate. During this period we will discuss issues surrounding excessive uses of force and use of force reporting.
  • Risk Management: Effective decision-making can be reached with a keen understanding of practices that can reduce the agency's liability risk.
  • Ethical Leadership: At the core of leadership is ethics. If you are going to be in a supervisory role, you should at least be ethical. Truth-telling is not just part of the job description but a way of life. Citizens and personnel need a supervisor that is fair with their actions. During this period, we will discuss what it takes to be a competent critical decision-maker and assumes responsibility for those decisions.
  • Generations: The workplace has shifted into a millennial era of policing. Many departments have four generations in the workplace. Inevitably this will lead to complicated issues arising with personnel. The presenter will discuss the importance of nurturing different generations and how different perspectives can be positive.
  • Confronting Toxic Behaviors: Regardless of the size of the organization, there will always be people who are hard to deal with or motivate. However, it is essential to know that the supervisor might be a problem. During the training session, the presenter will uncover some innovative thoughts on people while controlling your emotions.
  • Keeping Supervisors Motivated: The presenter will show effectiveness to develop and motivate personnel to prepare the organization for the future.

Day 1

0800 - 0830        Registration

0830 - 1200         Mission and Vision Workforce 2025

                                    A Leaders Job Description Ethical Leadership

Lunch

1300 - 1700        Work Performance

                                   Written Expectations

                                   Personality Traits

                                  Identifying Strengths

Day 2

0800 - 1200        Problem Employees

                                     Toxic v Problem Employees

Lunch

1300 - 1700        Risk Management

                                   12 High Risk Critical Task

                                    Use of Force

                                    Certificates

 

Cobb Police Assessment Workshop

The police assessment is an essential part of the police promotion process that consists of various interactive exercises.  The assessments are designed to measure your judgement and ability to make effective decisions. The CCPD Training Academy is hosting a workshop that will explain the police assessment process, provide insight on how to prepare and be successful when you participate in the upcoming promotion process.

This workshop is open to Cobb officers only. If interested in attending please submit a training request through your supervision.

February 2021 Training Schedule

Date

Hrs

Course Instructor Cost Location
2/1-2/5 0800-1600 FTO Course - SAQ09G - 40hrs SGT Verola None Tng Rm 1
2/3-2/5 0800-1600 Health and Wellness - CAB01G - 24hrs Ann Mackenna None Lab A
2/4-2/5 0800-1600 Search Warrants and Affidavits - CAJ02G - 16hrs (Full- register for June class)  SGT P Usher None Tng Rm 2
2/8-2/12 0800-1600 Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G GPSTC None Rm B
2/8-2/12 0800-1600 FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute TBA $695.00 Rm A
2/9 0700-1600 Interpersonal Communications - CAC02G - 8hrs (Cobb PD Only) Mandate 56 None TBA
2/15-2/16 0800-1600 Radar Operator Course - STT01R - 16hrs Motors None Tng Rm 3
2/15-2/17 0800-1600 PATC - Human Trafficking Investigations Tomas Tundidor $350.00 Tng Rm 2
2/16 1000-1400 LoJack Auto Theft Training - NBE03G - 4hrs (Cancelled 1/11/21)      
2/17 0800-1600 LiDAR Operator Course - ATL01R - 8hrs Motors None Tng Rm 3
2/22-2/26 0700-1600 First Responder - CAD01E -40hrs (Cobb PD Only) Mandate 55 None TBA
2/22-2/26 0700-1600 Criminal Procedure - CAA01G -40hrs (Cobb PD Only) Mandate 56 None TBA
2/22-2/23 0800-1600 Grant Writing USA TBA $455.00 Lab A
2/25-2/26 0800-1600 APC-Advanced Interview and Interrogation Det Jon Rappa $249.00 Tng Rm 2
2/26 0800-1600 Remedial Driver Training (Cobb Public Safety Only) C Willis None Tng Rm 1

 

February Course Descriptions

FTO Course

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. 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).

Health and Wellness

This course is designed for those who seek to improve health and wellness.  Topics include the cardiovascular system, strength and flexibility conditioning, nutrition, weight and stress control, and the effects of alcohol/drugs. Students will be required to take a diagnostic fitness test consisting of a 1.5 mile run, push-ups, sit-ups, and a step test.

*Required for Intermediate Certification

Search Warrants and Affidavits

This course familiarizes the student with an overview of search and seizure, based on the US Constitution, and legal requirements for obtaining and executing search warrants. This course is required for advanced certification.

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. 

FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute

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.

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.)

 

The FBI-LEEDA Supervisor Leadership Institute (SLI) is a foundational 4½-day course that helps prepare the next generation of police leaders for their critical first steps in police leadership. Supervisors and managers at higher levels will benefit from the topics covered in this course, appreciating how first line supervisors are critical to the success of the organization. To lead others, we must first know ourselves and SLI takes us on that part of the leadership journey. Among the modules covered in this course, students will find out how the DISC factors, Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance, can predict your behavior towards others in day-to-day interactions. The students will thoroughly examine the concepts of credibility, accountability and motivation, while becoming familiar with aspects of liability and discipline that are vital to leadership at all levels of the organization.

For local information please contact Sgt. Mike Gosman of the Cobb County Police Department at 770-590-5655 or email:  [email protected].

Grant Writing USA

Welcome!  If you're ready to learn how to find and write grants you've come to the right place.  Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.  You do not need to work in the same profession as the host agency.

Itinerary and Location:  This workshop is February 22-23, 2021, 9-4 both days with lunch provided by Austell Fire Department from noon to 1:20.  View a map of the workshop location, learning objectives, or a sample email confirmation like the one you'll receive immediately after you register.

Tuition:  Tuition is $455 and includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forums that's packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals.

CEU Credits:  Various CEUs and university credit are available for this class.  For complete details click here.

Payment Policy:  Payment by credit card at the time of enrollment is preferred, however, you may pay later by check.  Our registration system will auto-generate a personalized invoice/receipt for you immediately after you enroll.  If you choose to pay by check, it is your responsibility to print the online invoice and guide it through your purchasing channels.  We do not mail invoices.  Payment by check or card is required by the workshop date unless other arrangements are made.

Purchase Orders:  If you work for a government agency and want to pay by purchase order, when you register online choose the "pay by check" option.  The web site will auto-generate a printable invoice.  Print the invoice, give it and your purchase order to your purchasing department and they'll send the check.  That's it!

Cancel Policy:  Tuition is set regardless of method of instruction and will not be refunded if instruction occurs remotely at another time.   Withdrawals are allowed up to one week prior to the workshop. If you cancel within one week of the workshop or if you're registered for a workshop and fail to show up, you are obliged to submit your tuition in full and are then prepaid for and welcome to attend any future workshop we offer within one year of the workshop you cancelled.  If you register within 10 days of the class, you may cancel your registration up to 5 days after by notifying us via email at [email protected]  Tuition refunds - less a $30 admin charge - are made within 5 working days of receiving your cancellation notice.

Questions?  Email or call The Client Services Team at Grant Writing USA, at 800.814.8191, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (PT).

COVID Waiver:  By clicking register above or below, you are acknowledging an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending a Grant Writing USA or Grant Management USA workshop you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold GWUSA or GMUSA or the facility or agency where the workshop is held or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.

Ready to enroll?  Great - it's easy!

http://grantstraining.com/austell2021

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Austell, Georgia 30106
770 349-8000
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0.7 miles from training location

Advanced Interview and Interrogation

COURSE DESCRIPTION - This dynamic two-day course focuses on advanced interview and interrogation techniques. The course is aimed at all investigators who want to take their interview and interrogation skills to the next level. The course will begin with an overview of current interview and interrogation tactics; however, the focus of the class is to give the student a formatted methodology which has a proven track record of success. Class participation will be encouraged and video clips will be utilized to enhance the conversation. Compare to $300-$400 for similar classes.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Detecting Deception
  • Theme Development
  • Interview/Timeline
  • Theme Delivery
  • Confrontational Interviews
  • Building Rapport
  • Non-Confrontational Interviews
  • Submission Phase
  • Avoiding False Confessions
  • Partial Admissions
  • Tactically Introducing Evidence
  • GETTING THE TRUTH!

INSTRUCTOR
Detective Jon Rappa has over 22 years experience as a law enforcement professional with a major emphasis on criminal investigation and suspect interrogation. He currently works as a Robbery/ Homicide Investigator. He has published numerous articles on the art of interviewing and is currently writing a book on the subject.

Outside agencies click here to register for this course: https://advancedpoliceconcepts.com/class-registrations/

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 - Human Trafficking Investigations

Human trafficking exists in the United States and can be considered Modern Day Slavery. Worldwide, it is a $150 billion criminal industry and it is found in every state of the United States. As many as 300,000 children in the US are at risk for sexual exploitation on a yearly basis.

 Law Enforcement Officers may encounter a human trafficking operation during the course of their duties: during a traffic stop, during a police raid or even through a walk-in complaint. These situations often lead to the rescue of a human trafficking victim.

This course will provide attendees with an understanding of:

  • Basic education of how to identify Human Trafficking
  • Characteristics of victims and perpetrators
  • Mechanism of operations, and assessments of trends
  • Case studies
  • Investigative techniques and trends
  • Insight into undercover Human Trafficking/Vice operations
  • How these type of investigations crossover with internet crimes against children and traveler cases
  • Obstacles law enforcement officials must overcome
  • Substantial legal, cultural, and organizational barriers while investigating and prosecuting trafficking cases

If outside agency, register for this course at: http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=17639

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.

Criminal Procedure

Required for Intermediate Certification

Interpersonal Communications

Required for Intermediate Certification

First Responder

Required for Intermediate Certification

March 2021 Training Schedule

Date Hours Course Instructor Cost Location
3/1-3/2 0700-1600 Advanced Report Writing - CAL02G -16hrs (Cobb PD Only) Mandate 56 None TBA
3/4-3/5 0800-1600 Guardian-Developing the Leader Within Frank Trammer Before/On January 14th - $289
Multi-Registration Discount *5 or more - $269
After January 14th - $359
Tng Rm 3
3/8-/3/12   FTO Course - SAQ09G - Rescheduled to 1-5 Feb 21      
3/15-3/17 0800-1600 Crime Scene Processing Rich / Grimstead None Crime Lab
3/15-4/2 0800-1700 Instructor Training Course - SII03G - 120hrs (Full-register for October) W DeWalt None Tng Rm 3,2, Lab C
3/15-4/2 TBD Police Motorcycle Instructor Course - SIM16G - 120hr T Hass None EVOC Track
3/22-3/23 0800-1600 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Course Sgts Nadeau/Nolen None Lab B
3/22-4/2 TBD Basic Motorcycle Operators Course T Hass None EVOC Track
3/22-3/25 0800-1600 Mantracker - IBM35G Hammond/Winegar None Lab A (Day 1 Only)
3/29-4/2 0800-1700 NTOA-SWAT Command Decision making and Leadership I NTOA $695.00 NTOA members, $750.00 non-members (Incls 1yr membership) Rm A/B

 

March Course Descriptions

Guardian-Developing the Leader Within

What is the key to improving your leadership? Improving yourself. All
leadership begins with self-leadership. GUARDIAN LEADERSHIP
presents Developing the Leader Within- a workshop designed to
teach you how to lead yourself and others in a way that increases
your personal effectiveness and achieves results. This workshop is
based on the best-selling book, Developing the Leader Within You
2.0, by Dr. John C. Maxwell, the world’s top-rated leadership
expert and # 1 New York Times bestselling author. Developing
the Leader Within will equip you with the skills to be successful
in every area of life through building up your sense of PURPOSE,
PASSION, and LEADERSHIP POTENITAL.


During this TWO-DAY interactive workshop, you will learn key
concepts and proven principles that will improve your life-leadership
roles and expand your leadership potential, to include:


• The 2 Rules of Leadership- Self- Leadership & Servant Leadership
• The Five Levels of Leadership
• The 15 Invaluable Laws of Personal Growth
• The 3 Keys to Success: Purpose, Personal Growth, and
    People Development
• 10 Essential Leadership Skills for Developing Yourself
• How to Identify and Live Out Your Core Values

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

FTO Course

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. 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).

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.

Police Motorcycle Instructor Course

Must be a POST certified instructor and be currently assigned to a full time police motor unit.

Basic Motorcycle Operators Course

The following are requirements for participation in the Basic Motor School:

 

  • 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 school.
  •  

**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.

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.

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

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:
  • Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • SWAT Personnel Recruitment, Selection, Training and Retention
  • Training Issues
  • High Risk Warrant Planning
  • Contemporary SWAT Issues and Concerns
  • Resolution of Barricaded Subjects
  • Hostage Rescue Operations
  • Incident Reviews from Past Operations

To register for this course click the following NTOA link : https://training.ntoa.org/CourseRegistration/default.asp?num=20211060

 

Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Course

The ARIDE training curriculum prepares police officers and other qualified persons to conduct various drug-impairment detection tests at roadside for use in drugged-driving investigations. This course is designed for law enforcement officers who meet the NHTSA/IACP SFST Program Standards, including a proficiency test, and who have successfully completed a NHTSA/IACP-approved SFST training course. The officer must be able to administer and interpret the HGN test. The participant should be fully conversant with the procedural "mechanics" of HGN with the three clues of HGN and with the interpretation of those clues for assessing alcohol impairment. A major focus of this course is on the examination of a drug-impaired subject's eyes. The procedures for those eye examinations derive largely from HGN procedures.

Advanced Report Writing

Required for Advanced Certification

April 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
4/5-4/9 0800-1600 Interviews and Interrogations - CAI03G - 40hrs SGT Twiggs, SGT Hopkins None Tng Rm 2
4/5-4/7 0800-1600 PATC -  Bloodstain Pattern Analysis  Wayne Sheppard $350.00 Crime Lab
4/6-4/7 0800-1600 LLRMI-Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for Tactical, SWAT & Emergency Response Operations Jack Ryan $295.00 Lab A
4/12-4/15 0700-1600 Officer Survival - CAE01G -40hrs (Cobb PD Only) Mandate 55 None TBA
4/20-4/22 0800-1600 Advanced Traffic Law – CAF02G – 24hrs (Rescheduled from 4/6-4/8) P Jones None Tng Rm 2
4/19-4/23 0800-1600 Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G GPSTC None Rm B
4/26-4/28 0800-1600 ABM Intel-Cellular Technology and Records Analysis (Rescheduled from 1/25-1/27) TBA $375.00 Lab A
4/28-4/29 0800-1600 Crash Data Retrieval Technician P Jones/D Condry None Tng Rm 2
           
           

 

April Course Descriptions

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

If outside agency, register for this class at: http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=17640

Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for Tactical, SWAT & Emergency Response Operations

One of the most critical tasks in law enforcement involves the use of tactical officers to accomplish high risk operations. While the success of these operations requires extensive training and proper equipment; success also requires sound decision making from the moment the decision is made to utilize a tactical response to a police event. The decision itself may even be scrutinized with twenty-twenty hindsight.


Over the last decade, tactical operations have come under the scrutiny of the courts. The scrutiny is largely the results of lawsuits filed against agencies and officers following a tactical operations. Much of the developing law can be found in reported decisions of the federal courts. The course utilizes the case-study approach in order to identify the important policy and practice considerations that will assist tactical commanders; supervisors and officers make legally defensible decisions without compromising operations during tactical events.


The program takes a three-tier approach. First, participants will be presented with the legal cases that impact tactical operations and ultimately, liability. Second, participants will be presented with policy issues that may be considered for implementation. Finally, the training turns toward the practical implementation of the legal and policy issues in a manner that does not compromise tactical operations or officer safety.


The course is unique in the fact that it takes a practical approach to legal principles impacting tactical operations and provides a road map to an operational implementation of the legal principles without hindering operations or compromising officer safety.

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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.

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.

Whether you are a new investigator, or just not familiar with cellular technology and records, this course is for you. Daily, suspects use cellular devices to plan, execute, and conceal criminal activity and evidence. This course will provide the student with the basic skill needed to obtain, understand, and use records to develop leads and further their investigations.

Day 1

  • Law enforcement resources
  • Terminology
  • Cellular providers, technology, and evolution
  • Legal concerns, demand, and preservation Target acquisition
  • Device behaviors
  • Introduction to provider records

Day 2

  • Subscriber information
  • Call Detail Records Data and IP logs
  • Advanced records (PCMD)
  • Manual mapping and analysis
  • Analysis and mapping software
  • Practical exercises

Day 3

  • Practical exercises
  • Courtroom testimony
  • Course review
  • Written and practical exam

Outside agencies must register at: https://abmintel.com/training-registration/

Crash Data Retrieval Technician

Course Overview
This course is the entry level course covering the basics of retrieving event data from supported
passenger vehicles using the Bosch Crash Data Retrieval Tool. This course has been designed by
the Collision Safety Institute based on CDR Tool training experience since 2000, and is licensed to
the instructor along with standardized materials for classroom presentation. This course does not
cover event data retrieval from commercial vehicles.

Data collection is not the same as data analysis. Data analysis is part of a larger, situationally
complete crash reconstruction and is not addressed in this course. After becoming certified as a
CDR Technician, a student may then attend a CDR Analysis course, which is an in-depth, four to
five day class.


Expected Prerequisites
CDR Technicians should have completed at least an “Advanced Accident Investigation” course or
equivalent, and have a working knowledge of:

  • Typical A.I. techniques, including vehicle examination and documentation
  • Basic Windows-based personal computer functions

Course Materials
Course materials will be distributed on USB drive. Each student should bring a laptop computer
with Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, to follow along and take notes during the lecture. If the
student has access to a Bosch Crash Data Retrieval tool, including a laptop with the licensed
software installed, it is recommended to bring this equipment to class so that the student may
become familiar with the actual equipment he or she will be using in the field.

Course Objectives – CDR Technician
The CDR Technician course is designed to train an individual to download and preserve crash data
from passenger vehicles, either through the vehicle’s internal wiring or directly to the module of
interest. As such, a student will:

  • Learn what the CDR Tool is and how it works
  • Become familiar with CDR Tool components
  • Learn how to properly use the CDR Tool for DLC (diagnostic link connector) imaging
  • Become familiar with troubleshooting techniques
  • Learn how to access data by connecting directly to the module of interest (airbag control module, powertrain control module, or rollover sensor)
  • Learn advanced “repowering” methods involving fuse panel access
  • Demonstrate proficiency in course objectives through hands-on practical exercises and a written exam

Course Structure
The CDR Technician Course is a two day class which is taught primarily through lecture, using a
licensed PowerPoint presentation, as well as practical exercises. The class is scheduled from 0800-
1600 both days with an hour for lunch. The instructors will remain available for questions or
additional hands-on practice until all students are comfortable with the material and techniques.

Instructors
Pete Jones is a Georgia POST certified Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist, an ACTAR
accredited motor vehicle collision reconstructionist, and a CDR Analyst and Technician
Trainer/Mentor. Pete has been active in the field of traffic collision reconstruction since 2004.
He has been working with the Bosch CDR tool since 2007 and was first trained as a CDR Analyst in
2010. He became certified to teach the CDR Technician course in 2012, and attended update
courses in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 to recertify as a Trainer/Mentor.

Dion Condrey is a CDR Analyst and Technician Trainer/Mentor. Dion has been active in the field
of traffic collision reconstruction since 2009. Dion has been working with the Bosch CDR tool since
2009 and was first trained as a CDR Analyst in 2011. He became certified to teach the CDR
Technician course in 2020.

Officer Survival

Required for Intermediate Certification

May 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
5/3-5/4 0800-1600 NTOA-Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents (16hrs) NTOA $294.00 (Incl 1yr membership) Tng Rm 2
5/6-5/7 0800-1700 Guardian-360 Leadership Workshop Frank Trammer

Before/On March 11th - $289 Multi-Registration Discount *5 or more - $269 After March 11th - $359

Tng Rm 2
5/10-5/14 0800-1600 FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute TBD $695.00 Rm B
5/17-5/19 0800-1600 PATC-Drug Investigations for Street Officers and New Investigators John Kempf $350.00 Tng Rm 2
           
           
           

 

May Course Descriptions

360 Leadership Workshop

Guardian Leadership presents 360° Leadership - a workshop designed to help leaders inspire and influence others to achieve positive results. This workshop is based on the best-selling book, Becoming a Person of Influence, by Dr. John C. Maxwell, the world’s top-rated leadership expert and # 1 New York Times bestselling author. 360°

Leadership will teach you that influence, not position, is the key to successful leadership. No matter where you are in the organization, by becoming a person of influence you can learn to lead up, lead across, and lead down.

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

  • The Principles 360 Degree Leaders Practice to Lead Up, Across and Down
  • 10 Ways to Expand Your Influence with Others
  • The 5 Stages of Influence and Their Impact
  • The Myths of Leadership
  • How to overcome the frustrations of working for a bad boss
  • How to Lead When Your Boss Won't

If you are not with CCPD please click here to register: https://www.guardianleaders.com/course/360-leadership-austell-ga/

FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute

The FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute is an inspiring and dynamic 4 ½-day course specifically and uniquely designed to prepare law enforcement leaders for command level positions. As part of the Trilogy-series of leadership courses, the Command Leadership Institute focuses on real-life contemporary strategies and techniques for those aspiring to or in already in command-level assignments. Students will be engaged in such topics as command responsibility, discipline and liability, team building, resilient leadership, and leading change within an organization.

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.)

Drug Investigations for Street Officers and New Investigators

As trafficking in narcotics becomes more lucrative and complex, and law enforcement agencies are under increased pressure to reduce drug dealing in their communities, successful investigations require a higher level of knowledge. This course is an introduction to officers new to drug investigations as well as a refresher for those who want to become familiar with current trends. It provides a solid foundation of investigative techniques from which officers can safely and ethically conduct drug investigations.

The course includes the identification of current illicit street drugs, common terms, nomenclature, prices, weights, clandestine lab, and the Uniformed Controlled Substance Act, as well as local and national trends. Participants will receive relevant information on topics such as informant handling, consent searches, operations planning, and controlled purchases. Officers will be instructed on the importance of accurate and ethical documentation, testimony and evidence presentation for successful prosecutions. We will break down actual cases from initial investigation through prosecution.

Upon Completion:
Participants will be able to:

• Learn what information sources are available
• How to use available information to initiate proactive investigations
• The physiological effects of illicit drugs
• Safely plan operations such as covert surveillance, controlled purchases, and raids
• Understand operational secrecy and security
• Learn proven, legal and ethical techniques for successfully conducting voluntary consent searches
• Perform safe and ethical controlled purchases of illicit drugs
• Understand the risks and proper handling of informants

If outside agency, register for this course at:http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=17641

NTOA-Supervising Patrol Critical Incidents

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 through NTOA: https://training.ntoa.org/CourseRegistration/default.asp?num=20211280

June 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
6/7-6/11 0800-1600 Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G GPSTC None Rm B
6/14-6/18 0800-1600 Conducting and Managing Internal Affairs Investigations FBI-LEEDA $695.00 Rm A
6/24-6/25 0800-1600 Search Warrants and Affidavits - CAJ02G-16hrs SGT P Usher None Tng Rm  2
6/28-6/30 0800-1600 PATC - Interview Techniques for Street & Road Patrol Officers John Crimmins $350.00 Tng Rm  2
           
           

 

June Course Descriptions

Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G

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 US Constitution, and legal requirements for obtaining and executing search warrants. This course is required for advanced certification.

Conducting and Managing Internal Affairs Investigations

FBI-LEEDA’s Managing and Conducting Internal Affairs Investigations certification course is a four and one-half day seminar focused on best practices related to effective internal control  mechanisms calculated to promote enhanced agency accountability. This seminar is interactive, and attendees participate in capstone scenarios designed  as an   application of learning.  FBI-LEEDA’s Managing  and Conducting  Internal  Affairs  Investigations  certification  course  has  been recognized by the majority of state POSTs for mandatory retraining credit.  Consult your POST for additional information.

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.)

PATC - Interview Techniques for Street & Road Patrol Officers

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.

If outside agency, register for this course at:http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=17646

July 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
7/5 0800-1600 Remedial Driver Training (Cobb Public Safety Only) C Willis None Tng Rm 1
7/5-7/16   Firearms Instructor Training Course - SIF16F 80hrs (Limited to 8 students)(Rescheduled for Oct)      
7/15-7/16 0800-1700 Guardian - Effective Leadership Communication Frank Trammer

Before/On May 17th - $289 Multi-Registration  Discount *5 or more - $269 After May 17th - $359

Tng Rm 2
7/19-7/21 0800-1600 Crime Scene Processing - CAG02G - 24hrs Rich / Grimstead None Crime Lab
7/19-7/21 0800-1600 PATC - Basic Criminal Investigations for Street Patrol and New Criminal Investigators Tim Randall $350.00 Tng Rm 2
7/22 1000-1400

LoJack Auto Theft Training - NBE03G - 4hrs 

TBA None Rm A and 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

August 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
8/9-8/13 0800-1600 FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute TBA $695.00 Rm A
8/9-8/13 0800-1600 Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G GPSTC None Rm B
8/16-8/18 0800-1600 PATC - Arrest, Search & Seizure: Law Enforcement Best Practices Shaun Santos $350.00 Tng Rm 2
8/24-8/26 0800-1600 Advanced Traffic Law - CAF02G -24hrs P Jones None  Tng Rm 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

September 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
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

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

 

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

October 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
10/4-10/22 0800-1700 Instructor Training Course - SII01G - 120hr W DeWalt None Tng Rm  3,2, Lab C
10/25-10/29 0800-1600 FTO School - SAQ09G SGT Verola None Tng Rm 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 (Limited to 8 students) 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.

November 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
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

Tng Rm 2
11/10

0800-1600

Remedial Driver Training (Cobb Public Safety Only) C Willis None Tng Rm 1
11/15-11/19 0800-1600 Georgia Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Program - AGW03G GPSTC None Rm 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]

 

December 2021 Training Schedule

Date Time Course Instructor Cost Location
           
           
           
           
           

 

December Course Descriptions