Additional Training Opportunities

Internal Affairs Investigation
June 18-22, 2018
Nashville, TN

The Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security is proud to announce they will be hosting an Internal Affairs Investigations Course (Conducting Proper and Effective Investigations) June 18-22, 2017. The class will be held at the Tennessee Department of Safety Training Center: 283 Stewarts Ferry Pike Nashville, TN 37214. Attorney Eric Daigle with the Daigle Law Group will be the lead instructor for the week long course. Attorney Daigle has been a featured speaker at the National Internal Affairs Association Conference, and acts as a legal advisor to police departments across the country. He provides legal advice to law enforcement command staff and officers in the areas of legal liability, internal affairs, discipline, policy drafting, employment issues, use of force, laws of arrest, and search and seizure. Attorney Daigle is General Counsel for the FBI- Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and a member of its instructor cadre teaching Internal Affairs. He is well versed in best practice standards for use of force and internal affairs. 

The focus of the Internal Affairs Investigations Training program is to identify proper legal and operational standards for Internal Affairs Investigations, including the development of proper police practices on use of force and force related policies. The training will focus on enhancing the effectiveness, operations, and management of use of force incidents. Training will review the policy standards, legal interpretations and Consent Decree standards that make up liability protection. This includes IA investigation standards and the documentation of IA incidents. We will also discuss the manner in which police agencies can investigate incidents and audit to ensure that policies and training are being followed.

This Program is Designed For • Law Enforcement Commanders • Internal Affairs Investigators • Use of Force Trainers • City and Town Attorneys • Police Legal Advisors • Civilian Oversight • Municipal Risk Managers • First-Line Supervisors

Click here for a flier regarding the class and more information can be found at


Authorized Central Storage Container Training
August 7-9, 2018
Bell Buckle, TN

The Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force (TDDTF) will be holding a 2.5-day Authorized Central Storage Container Training/Certification class at the Fire Academy in Bell Buckle, TN August 7-9, 2018. There is no charge for this course. Class will be from 8:00 a.m.CST- 5:00 p.m. CST the first and second days with a half day planned on day three.  

This training will provide certification in adulterating, neutralizing, transporting/hauling and the packaging of clan lab material and will include regulatory procedural requirements. YOU MUST BE CLAN LAB CERTIFIED IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS COURSE. Attendees will also receive their annual clan lab recertification for the year. NOTE: If you have already attended this training and it has been at least 3 years since you have, you may attend this training as a refresher course as some procedures may have changed since then. POST Credit (22 hours) will be available for this course.

An updated physical will be required for this class. If one is on file at the TDDTF office that is not over 1-year-old from the date of training, that will be sufficient. The class will be filled on a first come first serve basis and we are accepting 40 students per class. A blank medical form will be included in the e-mail advising you of your acceptance in the class. 

Most costs associated with this training, including lodging, meals, investigative equipment and supplies will be paid for in advance by the TDDTF. Overnight accommodations have been reserved at the facility and meals will be served on premises. Students within commuting distance (50 miles) are not eligible to stay overnight; however, they may stay at the facility at their own expense. Attendees will have to incur at their own expense, transportation costs to and from the training site. 

Please fill out the attached course form and return as soon as possible either electronically via the “submit” button, scan/e-mail to or fax to 423-267-8983 (no cover page needed). 

Click here to complete the registration form.

Please contact the TDDTF office at 423-752-1479 if you any questions.


Force Science Certification Course 
October 1-5, 2018
Knoxville, TN

Scores of highly motivated law enforcement professionals worldwide have graduated from the popular Force Science Certification program and actively apply their credentials as “Certified Force Science Analysts” to their work in investigations, training and administration. This weeklong program is conducted by an impressive team of top experts on a wide variety of crucial dynamics that impact the understanding of force encounters 

Through the work of the Force Science Institute’s team of instructions and research experts, students will learn, among other things: 

• How to analyze vital elements of uses of force that are often overlooked. 
• Skills to help determine whether an officer is being honest when he swears his recollection of an incident is true…even though the account directly conflicts with forensic evidence. 
• Techniques for helping officers accurately and thoroughly recall details of force encounters. 
• Why a site visit and/or video review may or may not be advisable before a statement. 
• Whether shots to the back actually reflect what an officer saw when he pulled the trigger. 
• How to avoid critical mistakes some investigators make during post-incident interviews. 
• The truth about time: What research shows about how long it actually takes officers to start—and stop—shooting. 
• What ready position is really best for reducing lag time.

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Connecting for Children's Justice
October 14-16, 2018
Embassy Suites
Murfreesboro, TN

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