Additional Training Opportunities

Personal & Professional Breakthroughs for Police Officers
August 28 or August 29, 2017

Collegedale, TN 

This seminar will assist those attending in gaining a distinctly different perspective on the unique and potentially problematic consequences of performing well within a law enforcement culture.   Officers, Sergeants and those who assist them will reflect upon the traumas and triumphs associated with modern law enforcement, and how these influence the pivotal balance between professional and personal relationships.  

An experienced law enforcement executive and educator will guide law enforcement personnel in understanding a variety of best practice approaches in addressing these issues.  A theme of personal leadership will run throughout this seminar as those attending will have ample chance to reflect upon the universal journey of a vocation spent in law enforcement.  This seminar will provide a new set of skills designed to assist contemporary knights maintain a balanced, meaningful and rewarding lifestyle, while maintaining and protecting the nobility found in their servant’s spirit.   

Topics will include:
• Removing classic frustrations encountered by all law enforcement officers & the impact of rewarded cynicism
• The Caustic Effects of performing well in law enforcement
• How the dynamics of control and trust can negatively influence officer attitudes both at work and home
• Learning and mastering the unique, misunderstood and potentially problematic consequences of police perspectives 
• Learning from our Knightly predecessors on how to self motivate on the street, in the department and at home
• Inspiring a new generation of Knights
• Removing classic frustrations encountered by all law enforcement officers & the consequences of rewarding cynicism
• How the dynamics of control and trust can negatively influence officer attitudes
• How to lead and inspire those who have been taught to anticipate the worst in everything
• Being an optimistic leader among a sea of professional pessimists 
• Overcoming the damaging effects of "the rule bound" and stoic approaches to the job
• Recognizing the symptoms of stress and how police stress differs significantly from other jobs
• Developing a personal and organizational action plan to confront the issues
• Learning to help others overcome unhealthy organizational over-investment
• Why officers are at greater risk for alcohol abuse, divorce, isolation, depression and suicide
• Warning signs of distress and preventative programs to reduce  and monitor it

This is an 8 hour course offered on two different days. (TN. POST credit is pending)

1.) Monday, August 28, 2017 08:00 to 17:00 
2.) Tuesday, August 29, 2017 08:00 to 17:00 

There is also a four hour family course offered during each evening (officers are encouraged to attend with family).

1.) Monday, August 28, 2017 18:00 to 22:00
2.) Tuesday, August 29, 2017 18:00 to 22:00

Collegedale Community Church
9305 Four Corners Place
Collegedale, TN 37315

Cost: There is no cost to officers or their families. The costs have been covered to encourage as many officers and families to attend as possible.


For additional information contact: Asst. Chief James Hardeman, Collegedale Police Department
(423) 468-1875


Critical Incident Stress Management for Law Enforcement 
September 5-7, 2017
Cumberland Furnace, TN

Residential training, conducted by Peter Cove and other members of the Tennessee Public Safety Network, will begin at 9:00 a.m. on September 5 and will conclude by 2:00 p.m. on September 7.   

 Preference will be given to applicants who have been involved in a critical incident and/or who have been employed in law enforcement for at least five years;
 You will be joined by other law enforcement officers and/or dispatchers from across the state who will have experienced similar events.
 You will learn how to lessen the impact that traumatic events can have upon your professional and personal lives, including steps for the critical incident stress debriefing process.  
 Following training, participants will be given opportunities to engage in TPSN activities as volunteer team members to assist in critical incident stress debriefings and peer support across the State of Tennessee, along with licensed mental health professional team members who have also received training in critical incident stress debriefing and the subculture of various aspects of law enforcement;
 Class size is limited to thirty-five (35) participants.   Travel directions and other class information will be sent to all applicants following receipt of applications;
 The cost for lodging and all meals is $300 per person.  Make check payable to the Tennessee Public Safety Network, and mail to the attention of Rosie Killian, 1200 South Willow Avenue, Cookeville, TN  38506.   A limited number of scholarships are also available.  
 Should slots remain available on August 15, applicants will be accepted from surrounding states at a rate of $400.00 per applicant for training, room and board expenses.  

If you have any questions, call Rosie Killian at 931-260-4351 or Peter Cove at 931-239-0048.  


National Conference on Responding to Missing and Unidentified Persons 
September 19 - 21, 2017 
Atlanta, GA

Titled "Multiple Victims Events: Implications for Investigation, Search, Rescue, and Recovery", the conference will focus on the tragic circumstances behind many missing persons reports, whether due to mass incidents or criminal events. You will learn effective strategies for responding to mass incidents, search and rescue, death and forensic investigations, recovery of unidentified remains, and missing person’s cases. The National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) of Fox Valley Technical College is partnering again this year with the National Association For Search And Rescue (NASAR) to continue its tradition of offering dynamic speakers who provide broad knowledge and expertise to the program.

Click here for more information and to register.

Instructor Classes (including PPC&D, PATH, OCAT, and PPBT)|
October 2-6, 2017
Nashville, TN 

The Belle Meade Police Department will be hosting a week of instructor classes, including defensive tactics (PPC&D), handcuffing (PATH), OC (OCAT), and baton (PPBT) on October 2-6, 2017. These Personal Protection Consultants, Inc. (PPCI) courses will be taught by Danny Vickous, owner of My Brother’s Keeper, LLC. These courses are all instructor certification courses.


Course/Date: PPC&D Instructor October 2-3, 2017
PATH Instructor October 4, 2017
OCAT Instructor October 5, 2017
PPBT Instructor October 6, 2017
Class Times: 0800-1700 Central Time

Location: Belle Meade Police Department
4705 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205

Cost: $598 PPC&D
$299 each for PATH, OCAT, and PPBT 
$1196 to sign up for all four classes, savings of $299
(payable to My Brother’s Keeper, LLC)

Contact: Danny Vickous
Click here for a detailed description of classes and to register.

2017 Tennessee Assiciation of Law Enforcement Analysts Conference
October 9-12, 2017
Memphis, TN

Conference Topics Include: 
Dark Web,
ESRI Mapping Tools,
Social Media,
Internet & Cyber Crimes,
Gang Intelligence,
International & Home-grown Terrorism,
Crime & Intelligence Analysis,
Using Microsoft Office Products in Analysis, and more!

Venue: Sheraton Hotel Downtown

Conference Fee: 
Members – $250.00
Non Members – $275.00R
Register After August 31, 2017 – $295.00

Click here for more information and to register.


Identity Theft Summit
December 4-5, 2017
Nashville, TN

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department will be hosting a FREE two day law enforcement summit focusing on identity theft December 4th & 5th, 2017 at the West Precinct. We have partnered with FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (FBI-LEEDA) and LifeLock to bring this class to Nashville. 

Topics covered include Identity Theft Trends, Compromise of Personal Info, Counterfeiting of Access Cards, Peer to Peer (P2P), Cashing Out Stolen Information, Relevant Identity Theft Laws, Databases To Assist In Identity Theft Investigations, Investigative Techniques, and Identity Theft Awareness and Protection Strategies.


Deadline to register for this free training is November 29, but this course will fill up fast so register soon! Click here to register.

If you have questions, contact Captain Keith Stephens at


Ten Steps to a Graffiti Free City
Online Course

“Ten Steps to a Graffiti Free City” has been approved by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST). This 8-Hour course has achieved the National Certification Program seal for both on-line and in-person participants.

This course will cover how to conduct a successful graffiti investigation as well as the ten proven steps a city needs to take to become graffiti free.

Click here for more information or to register.

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