Montana Law Enforcement Academy
Professional Programs Schedule 2014
|February 26 – March 2||North American Mounted Unit Commanders Association 2014 Training and Conference
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Mounted Enforcement Detail (MED) and the Los Angeles Police Department, Metropolitan Mounted “E” Platoon are hosting this five day conference. Three of the days are “In the Saddle” Practical Training and two days are Lecture/Presentation Training. The training is being held at the Industry Hills Expo Center in Industry Hills, CA. There are tuition discounts for registering before 01/3/2014. For more information contact Sgt. Haertsch at 323-265-6512 or e-mail him at: JCHaerts@lasd.org
|Sgt. Joseph Haertsch
|323-265-6512||City of Industry,CA||$175|
|Basic Instructor Development
Basic instructor development is designed to provide attendees with the skills to create deliver and document training to all audiences. Participants learn to develop training outlines and presentations that meet the critical training needs of their agencies. Learning styles and risk management are also discussed. This course is required for individuals to conduct P.O.S.T. certified training in Montana. To register contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at 582-2100. The class is limited to 20 students.40 hours P.O.S.T. credit
|Shane Frantz||582-2100||Gallatin CO Detention Center||$150|
|March 12-14||Civil Process
The training is designed for both sworn and non-sworn personnel whose work includes the processing and service of civil papers and conducting or overseeing any duties associated with their service. Topics covered include liability in civil process, fees for services, time constraints, abandoned vehicles, Sheriff’s sales, receipt and records of process, subpoenas, summons and complaints, out of state papers, evictions, Landlord/Tenant Act, Orders of Protection, proceedings to determine availability of property, seizure of livestock, prejudgment writ of attachment, injunctions, sureties, declaration of homestead, writs of execution and research tools available.24 hours P.O.S.T. credit
8:30 – 4:30
|Line of Duty Death Preparing the Best for the Worst
This class is designed to prepare for those who may need to address a Line of Duty Death, such as Emergency Service providers, Military personnel, school administrators, municipal officials as well as CISM teams who may need to address this. Things that will be covered: Emotional and psychological impact of LODD, critical injury in the line of duty, line of duty death or injury notifications, additional resources for agencies/professions, Administrative and logistical action plans, debriefing steps of a line-of-duty death process, stages of grief cultural differences, care for the organization and the surviving family and CISM components after a line of duty death/injury.Registration: Send email including your name, department and Team affiliation
(if any) to Ed Cleary at: email@example.com
|Ed Clearyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Butte Plaza Inn||$75.00|
|March 24-28||Montana Executive Leadership Institute
Week 3 MELI
|March 24-28||CIT Training
(Crisis Intervention Team)
The Billings area CIT Team will hold its 8th Annual CIT at the Billings PD Training Center. This training is designed for law enforcement and first responders. This training teaches essential skills in being able to de-escalate person with mental health, substance abuse and social service crises. First responders will learn to work more efficient and effectively with volatile individuals. The 40 hour course provides first responders with additional tools to de-escalate situations and conflicts. Contact MarCee Neary at 259-8801 or email@example.com to register for this event.
|MarCee Neary||259-8800||Billings PD||$100|
A 30-Year Study of Deadly Force Encounters by Law Enforcement
Law enforcement personnel are trained in the use of weaponry; however, very few are ever involved in a fatal shooting incident. This instruction of 30 years of fatal deadly force encounters will provide statistics regarding the officers’ weapons used the number of officers on the scene, the gender, age, and experience of each. The training provides reconstructions of the encounters themselves. A broad gamut of incidents, showing step by step how the volatile, deadly mix of officer, offender, and circumstances actually exploded into gunfire is presented. The instructor for this course, Larry Brubaker is a 29 year veteran of the FBI, and an adjunct professor for two Minnesota Universities. He has been interviewed on National Public Radio, Primetime Live, 48 Hours, MSNBC News, Discovery Health Network, and Langley Production’s Court TV. Mr. Brubaker is also the author of two books “Pulling the Trigger: A 25-Year Study of Deadly Force Encounters by Law Enforcement and Pulling the Trigger: Volume II.” Both books will be provided as part of the tuition. This class starts at 1PM on April 1, 2014, and ends at 12 Noon on April 2, 2014. 8 hours of POST credit available.
|Paul Szczepaniak||444-9958||MLEA||$100 includes two books|
|April 1 – 4||Primary Sniper CoursePrimary Sniper course is put on by the Billings Police SWAT Team.For questions contact Sgt. Shawn Mayo at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-698-9261.
To register contact Dan Brown email@example.com or call 406-247-8669.Class fee is due upon arrival make checks payable to BPD SWAT Team this includes the range fee. Each student is responsible for his own food and must eat when possible.
|Dan Brown||406-247-8669||Billings PD Training Facility
4810 Midland RD.
|April 7-11||Legal Equivalency
The Legal Equivalency Course is conducted twice per year and for recently hired sworn officers currently employed by an agency who completed a basic law enforcement academy in another state. The Legal Equivalency Course must be completed within 12 months of hire.Prior to registering for this course, the Montana POST Council must have approved the officers to attend.32 hours P.O.S.T. credit
|Paul Szczepaniak||444-9958||MLEA||$300 includes lunch|
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the skills, training and necessary certifications to process DUI arrests. Instruction is both classroom and hands on. Standard Field Sobriety Testing, Portable Breath Test Instruments and the Intoxilyzer 8000 are covered. Instructors are from the MT Crime Lab and Montana Highway Patrol. 40 hours of POST credit.
|Paul Szczepaniak||444-9958||MLEA||$100 includes lunch|
| Leadership, Management, and Mastering
Mastering Performance Management Phases II and III
This seminar is taught by the Gallagher-Westfall Group and was formerly called Mid-Level Manager. At the conclusion of this seminar, participants will have an understanding of the Seven Layers of Leadership; the role of the leader as it relates to policy and procedure, the importance of training to the successful performance of the police officer, situational leadership, the four styles of leadership, mastering performance management and the evaluation process, writing effective evaluations and a brief history and explanation of civil courts. The class is 32 hours and Leadership, Management, and Mastering Performance Management Phase I is a pre-requisite to attend. Start time for the course is 1300 on April 14, 2014, and it will end at 1200 on April 18. Register by sending a MLEA Course Application to Paul Szczepaniak at: firstname.lastname@example.org
|April 24-25||Critical incident recovery training for police: Building psychological flexibility to bounce back from a critical incident
This workshop introduces training to help you build psychological flexibility and bounce back from a critical incident. You will learn to sort what’s important to you, what shows up inside of you that’s painful about a critical incident memory, what you do to move away from that painful stuff, and instead what you could do to move toward what’s important to you. It turns out that while sorting this stuff you will notice the unworkability of any strategies you are using to manage post critical incident stress reactions and how they are getting in the way of important areas of living like family, work, and friends. The workshop concludes with considering how to implement training over the work career course to build psychological flexibility leading to healthy changes in resiliency, vulnerability, and work performance. This is an 8 hour course taught by Frank J. Gallo, Ph.D. and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist HSP. Dr. Gallo is also the Director of Traumatic Stress Recovery Center and a retired Cranston, RI Police Officer. The course is from 1-5 PM on April 24th and from 8 AM to 12 noon on April 25th. To register send a MLEA Course application to email@example.com.
There will be 8 hours of POST credit available for the course.
|April 28||Workplace Safety & Security
Preparing for Difficult People
and Dangerous Situations
This course is sponsored by the Lewis & Clark Co Sheriff’s Office. It will provide you with the skills to prevent, protect, evaluate and recover when an emergency or violent event happens around you. Some of the course content contains: current trends in community violence, preparing for emergencies; surviving contact with armed or violent assailants; and improving your skills for seeing danger. Register at: www.code4.org or via telephone at 1-800-622-9391. Cost for registering by telephone is $109.
|Code4 Public Safety||800-622-9391||Great Northern Helena||$99|
|April 30||Reading Body Language
Training made possible by Billings Police Department!Interpret signs of danger, deception, demeanor and disagreement. Some topics to be included: recognizing early indicators of attack and aggression; accurate non-verbal indicator someone is lying; languages of the head, arms, torso and thumbs; “Neuro Linquistics” of the eyes, great signs of liars. Register at: www.code4.org or via telephone at 1-800-622-9391. Cost for registering by telephone is $109
|Code 4 Public Safety||800-622-9391||Holiday Inn Billings||$99|
|April 28-May 2||Montana Executive Leadership Institute
Week 4 MELI
|May 5 – 9||Criminal Investigations Utilizing Cellular Technologies
This 40 hour course covers all aspects of utilizing call detail records, geo-location, pattern analysis and surveillance techniques involved with criminal investigation. Students are required to bring laptops and will be required to work with call detail records and geo-location information throughout the course. Students will work with actual records to further a serial homicide case which will culminate with court presentation. Tuition includes workbook, thumb drive, smartphone application, court order and warrant resource plotting template. Seating is limited. Register at: www.PhxTrainingCouncil.comFor more information/directions contact: FWP Warden Jen Williams (406) 994-6940
|FWP Warden Jen Williams||(406) 944-6940||Bozeman||$500.00|
|May 6 – 7||Taser X26/X26P & X2 Instructor Course
The Havre Police Department will be hosting this course, which will certify you to instruct others on the use of the X26, X26P and X2 Taser Electronic control Devices and is a prerequisite for all Taser ECD certifications. If you are with a profession security or bail-bonds company, you must first be approved through the Taser Training department. Dress is casual, bring your taser holster if applicable or holsters are available for those who need them. Please bring your duty belt with NO firearms, ammunition or weapons of any kind.
If enrollment is completed properly an email confirmation from NWTC will be sent back to you.
Sergeant Mike LaBaty: (406) 265-4361
|Sergeant Mike LaBaty||(406) 265-4361||Havre|| New Certification $350
|May 11-16||24th FBI Intermountain Command College
The Command College is a 40 hour course which will provide law enforcement executives and top management personnel with information concerning recent developments and emerging issues in areas which influence law enforcement policies and practices. 40 hours of POST credits will be available. Contact Annette Sharkey at 406-443-6916 to get an application to register.
|Annette Sharkey||443-6916||West Yellowstone||$890|
|May 12-16||Center Axis Relock Basic Instructor
This 40-hour course will certify the successful graduate as a Basic Center Axis Relock (CAR) Instructor. CAR is a style of weapons manipulation developed in response to extensive research on body mechanics, psychological stress, and efficiency of movement during a gunfight. Through classroom lecture and intensive range engagements, this course will teach the Operator how to attain accurate, repeatable and rapid shot placement. This course will not certify the graduate as a Firearms Instructor. Minimum amount of ammunition for attendance is 2500 rounds of handgun ammunition in any caliber. Student space is limited to 12 slots. 40 POST Credit.
|Three Forks, MT||$800|
|May 14-15||Center Axis Relock Operator
This 16-hour course will certify the successful graduate as a Center Axis Relock (CAR) Operator. CAR is a style of weapons manipulation developed in response to extensive research on body mechanics, psychological stress, and efficiency of movement during a gunfight. Through classroom lecture and intensive range engagements, this course will teach the Operator how to attain accurate, repeatable and rapid shot placement. Minimum amount of ammunition for attendance is 800 rounds of handgun ammunition in any caliber. Student space is limited to 16 slots. 16 POST Credit.
|Jeff Johnsgaard||(306)270-0540 firstname.lastname@example.org||Three Forks, MT||$250|
|June 3 & June 5||Aviation Investigations course
This course is designed for law enforcement personnel who have a general aviation airport within their jurisdiction. Topics to be covered; Overview of the National Airspace System(NAS), general ground operations, airmen licensing, aircraft registration, applicable federal and state laws concerning aviation and aviation smuggling indicators and issues. The course concludes with a hands-on scenario where students will apply their new found knowledge through participation in a FAA Ramp Check.To register send an email to: email@example.com
Or contact Deputy Travis Bruyer (406)-758-5602. firstname.lastname@example.orgClasses will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days at Evergreen Fire Department.
|Deputy Travis Bruyer||406-758-5602||Kalispell||Free|
|June 9-11||2014 Defensive Tactics Instructor (PPCT) Recertification Course
This is a 24 hour recertification course for Agency Instructors in need in need of recertification of PPCT. It is POST certified. To register send a MLEA Course Application to Mike McCarthy at: email@example.com.
|Mike McCarthy||444-9951||MLEA||$80 includes lunch|
|June 25-26||Taser X26/X26P & X2 Instructor Course
Flathead County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting this course, which will certify you to instruct others on the use of the X26, X26P and X2 Taser Electronic control Devices and is a prerequisite for all Taser ECD certifications. If you are with a profession security or bail-bonds company, you must first be approved through the Taser Training department. Dress is casual, bring your taser holster if applicable or holsters are available for those who need them. Please bring your duty belt with NO firearms, ammunition or weapons of any kind. http://www.taser.com/training/training-events/event-details?pageId=d-0217If enrollment is completed properly an email confirmation from NWTC will be sent back to you.Deputy Travis Bruyer: 406-758-5602 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Deputy Travis Bruyer||406-758-5602||Kalispell|| New Certification $350
|July 7-11||Defensive Tactics Instructor (PPCT) Course
This is a 40 hour POST certified training based on the research and instruction of Human Factor Research Group- PPCT Defensive Tactics. The course is for Agency Instructors in need of instructor certification for a complete defensive tactics and offender control program. This program is designed completely for the “average” officer both on the street and in our detention and corrections facilities. This class will be capped at 14 students. This is a physically demanding course. To register send an MLEA Course Application to Paul Szczepaniak@email@example.com.
|Paul Szczepaniak||444-9958||MLEA||$300 includes lunch and manual|
13 – 18
|H&K, MP5 M4/AR15 (6 DAY)
Course will cover all aspects of the H&K and Colt SMG/Rifle for both operator and instructor. This is open to any Semi or Full-Automatic Rifle/SMG. 9mm – .223 Caliber. Emphasis is given to training the instructor how to get the best out of his students both on the firing line and operationally. To learn how to teach, control and motivate a class. Also learn to convey the necessary information to a student in a simple and easy to understand format, and ability to raise the competence level of a new shooter by clear and concise teaching methods.To register or for further information contact Singleton International (540) 349-2491 and please visit the website at: www.philsingleton.com
|July 16-21||Primary SWAT
The Primary SWAT Course is intended for new operators assigned to a tactical team. The course is physically and mentally demanding for the officers that attend, learning team skills in a hands on training environment. Officers learn the fundamentals in SWAT History, Team Communications, Negotiation Principles, Crisis Management, Equipment, Close Quarters Defense, Breaching and Team Makeup. Tactics skills include intelligence gathering/reconnaissance, team movement, entry, searches, mobile assaults and downed officer rescue. Further skill development is done in tactical firearms deployment, chemical agents, diversionary devices and less lethal weapons. A final practical exercise is conducted to evaluate the skills learned during the training.70 hours P.O.S.T. credit.
|Mike McCarthy||444-9951||MLEA||$600.00 includes tuition,meals, lodging, and ammunition|
|July 28-August 1||Firearms Instructor
This intense course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct firearms training for law enforcement agencies and personnel. Handgun, shotgun and long gun proficiency is a prerequisite. Upon completion, participants will be able to conduct P.O.S.T. certified firearms training for law enforcement personnel (instructor development or other approved instructor course required). Topics covered include safety rules, adult learning, training liability, target diagnostics and troubleshooting techniques, tactical scenarios and drills, lesson plan development and handgun and long gun concepts. Upon arrival, you will be required to successfully complete the LEOB qualification course as a prerequisite to completing the firearms instructor course. A failure at three attempts to qualify, will result in the student being dismissed from the course. 40 hours of P.O.S.T. Credit.
|Paul Szczepaniak||444-9958||MLEA||$300 includes lunch|
|July 28-August 1||Law Enforcement Fitness Coach
The Law Enforcement Fitness Coach course will prepare participants to administer the Montana Physical Abilities Test (MPAT). State certified proctors are the only persons eligible to administer the MPAT. Other topics covered include healthy lifestyles and nutrition. Periodic re-certification is required. To become a Law Enforcement Coach the participants will be required to take and pass the MPAT on the first day of class with a time of 5:30 or less. The class starts at 1 PM on July 28, 2014, and concludes at 12 Noon on August 1, 2014. 32 hours P.O.S.T. credit
|Paul Szczepaniak||444-9958||MLEA||$300 includes lunch|
|August 19 – 21
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
|Tactical Armored Vehicle Operations
This course is for special operations units within the law enforcement community with focus on the deployment methods and unique tactical capabilities of the Lenco B.E.A.R. and BearCat tactical armored vehicle. Things to be covered are proven deployment capabilities of the Lenco vehicles during tactical operations such as high-risk warrant, hostage rescue, armed barricaded subjects and officer/citizen rescue operations. It will also cover the delivery of personnel, the use of various weapons shooting platforms, breaching capabilities and the vehicle’s other utilizations.Register online at: FTF Tactics Training Calendar at www.FTFTactics.com
|Cpt. Steve Crawford||(406)-582-2031||Gallatin CO
Detention Center 605
|August 28, 2014
8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
|Glock Armorer’s Course
This is an 8 hour class in which the Students must supply your own safety glasses and a small flashlight. Certified Armorer certification for all GLOCK Model Pistols except – G18/C Select-Fire models! Things to be covered are: Safety Rules, safe action system design, functions of safeties, unloading and cleaning, field stripping and reassembly, detail disassembly and reassembly of slide and receiver, fire control component configurations/engagement, multiple practice of disassembly and reassembly of entire pistol, options/alternate parts offered, sights/tools, diagnostics/trouble shooting guides and to complete the course a written examination (minimum required score 80%).Register: https://glocktraining.com/default.aspx.
|September 9-11||Police Vehicle Operations Instructor Course (PVOC)
This course is based on FLETC and NHTSA concepts and is designed to provide participants with theoretical and practical training relevant to the operation of police vehicles in non-emergency, emergency and pursuit conditions. Topics Covered Include NEVO (non-emergency vehicle operations); evasive braking, backing and driving; skid avoidance through the use of a skid car; apex driving; pursuit driving; vehicle dynamics; seat belts; the driving environment; conducting effective drivers training within your organization; pursuit policy and liability issues as well as conducting training at your agency and using PVOC as a positive public relations event within your community.64 hours P.O.S.T. credit over 2 phases. The initial phase is 24 hours with the second phase of 40 hours to be completed within one year. To register send a MLEA Course application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Paul Szczepaniak||444-9958||MLEA||$175 includes lunch|
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NOTE: Tuition Fee is for the Course Only unless otherwise noted. Please contact Beth Strandberg at 444-9969.
Contact the MLEA for availability.