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In-Service Training Descriptions

To register, please use the Law Enforcement Training Center Registration Form to submit your registration.

For more information, please contact Robin Nutt at (828) 448-3135 or by e-mail.

RETURN TO IN-SERVICE TRAINING CALENDAR

September, 2014

German Shepherd

Tactical Tracker Training Level I

Date: September 8-12, 2014
Time: 0800 – 1800 (45 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall M-15
Instructor: Larry Wilkinson
Course Description: 

  • Introduction to Tactical Mantracking
  • Glossary of Tracking Terms
  • Visual Tracking Indicators and Interpretation
  • Dynamics of a Footprint
  • Rules of Tracking
  • Roles of a Tactical Mantracking Team
  • Lost Spoor Procedures
  • Tracking Team Formations
  • Processing and Preserving the Scene and Evidence
  • Land Navigation, Compass and Map Reading

October, 2014

German Shepherd

Radar/Lidar Operator Re-Certification

Date: October 2-3,  2014
Time: 0800 – 1700 – (16 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall – M15
Instructor: Major Billy R. Bradshaw
Course Description: To maintain and enhance the skills necessary to operate radar speed measuring instruments.  Trainee’s agency must provide a vehicle and radar(s) for practice and testing.

November, 2014

German Shepherd

First Line Supervision

Date: November 3-7,  2014
Time: 0800 – 1700 – (40 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall – M15
Instructor: John Bowden
Course Description: This course instructs the officer in the basic concepts of management and employee relations. The officer will become acquainted with the legal aspects of police supervision and methods to insure compliance. The officer will participate in class exercises and activities that demonstrate the application of the techniques and methods studied in class. All material presented is backed up by studies and research in the field of police management.Some of the topics to be covered in class are as follows:

  • Overview of Police Management
  • Morale and Leadership
  • Motivating and Changing Behavior
  • Counseling
  • Communications
German Shepherd

Field Training Officer

Date: November 10-12,  2014
Time: 0800 – 1700 – (24 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall – M15
Instructor: John Bowden
Course Description: The Field Training program for an agency is one of the most important training programs an agency maintains. The prevention begins by eliminating problems before they occur. In 1965, the Omnibus Crime Control Act recommended that law enforcement agencies have a training program. In addition, The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) also recommends an FTO program for training new personnel. The program model presented by APTAC follows the program model originated by the San Jose Police Department in 1972 and has become the national standard.John Bowden presents this course with a combined total of 30 years’ experience in law enforcement and law enforcement training.

December, 2014

German Shepherd

Tactical Tracker Training Level II

Date: December 1-5, 2014
Time: 0800 – 1800 – (45 Hours)
Location: Moore Hall – M15
Instructor: Larry Wilkinson
Course Description: 

  • Booby Trap Detection and Recognition
  • Assessing the Age of Spoor
  • Anti-Tracking / Counter Tracking
  • Camouflage / Concealment and Movement
  • Surveillance
  • Night Tracking
  • Tracking in Urban Environments
  • Land Navigation II, Compass and Map Reading

Officers must be enrolled or have taken Tactical Tracker Training I to enroll in Tactical Tracker Training II.