Additional Training Opportunities

Video Examinations for the Police Investigator
August 22-23, 2017
Nashville, TN

The most prolific source of evidence available to investigators comes from video images... but how prepared are your officers?

This dynamic hands-on course directs investigators through the process of recovering valuable evidence from video images. Specialized investigative techniques explore the hidden details and metadata in video files that are critical to Use of Force, Speed Estimation, Violent Crimes, and

Identification cases.

From the crime scene to the courtroom, this two day class prepares investigators to get the most from their video evidence.

Nashville, TN
August 22 & 23, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
Course Fee: $395

Grant Fredericks
• Certified Forensic Video Analyst
• Vancouver Police, CA (retired)
• Contract Instructor for the FBI
National Academy in Quantico, VA,

Hosted by: Vanderbilt University Public Safety, 115 28th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

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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.

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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

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