Additional Training Opportunities

Bats, Clubs, Knives, and Murder... Or Not

The Forensic Institute for Research and Education and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner have partnered to offer “Bats, Clubs, Knives, and a Murder...or Not.” This training for medical examiners, death investigators, and law enforcement will be offered in six different regions across the state from November 2017- May 2018.

April 19–20, 2018 McMinn County
May 2–3, 2018 Cove Lake State Park

This free two-day workshop designed for medical examiners, medicolegal death investigators, and law enforcement will focus on death investigation, specifically involving sharp and blunt force trauma. This training is POST approved for 16 hours.

Participants must commit to attending both days. Limited seating available.

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Officer Involved Shooting
March 26-28, 2018
Collierville, TN

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE: $325.00 - Includes all training materials and Certificate of Completion

The purpose of this course is to provide attendees with a basic investigative model that is applicable to all officer involved shooting incidents, regardless of the size of their department. Police officer involved shootings are vastly different from any other type of investigation. This course will provide those in attendance with the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to handle any deadly force incident.

This course is intended for those investigators who are specifically assigned to the investigation of officer involved shootings and in-custody deaths. It is also appropriate for those detectives or uniform personnel who may be required to assist in these types of investigations. Crime scene technicians, medical examiners/coroner investigators, supervisors, military investigators, criminal analysts and prosecutors would also benefit from the training.

This course is 2½ days in length. Instruction is provided through the use of a PowerPoint presentation that makes liberal use of authentic crime scene photographs. This insures that the topics discussed are portrayed as realistically as possible. Numerous hand-outs and video tapes are used as instructional aids. There are no pre-requisites to this course. Students should be forewarned that the content of this course contains numerous death scene photographs that are highly graphic and intense. Due to the sensitive nature of this material, attendance is restricted to sworn law enforcement personnel, or those directly involved in the criminal justice system.

Click here for more information or to register.

This course will be submitted for Tennessee POST Credit

Local Agency Contacts:
Capt. Chris Locke, Collierville Police (901-457-2539) or Lt. Ben Wardlow (901-457-2516)


Women in Criminal Justice Conference 
April 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
901 RS Gass Boulevard
Nashville, TN

Discussion topics will include:
• Human Trafficking
• Cybercrime
• Law Enforcement and the Courts
• Mentoring

Cost is $150/person (lunch included)

Plus, take an Insider’s Tour of the TBI!
Seating is Limited … Register Today!
Register Online:

For questions, contact:
Patrick Mills

Participants may earn continuing legal education credit and will have an opportunity to network with other women in criminal justice from local and state law enforcement agencies, corrections, and attorneys practicing in the field.


Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar
May 6-11, 2018
Pigeon Forge, TN

The Knoxville Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will conduct the 26th annual Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (TLEEDS), May 6-11, 2018, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This 26th session will include powerful, highly acclaimed keynote speakers such as, Dr. Jack Enter, who will speak on Monday, May 7th, regarding leadership within law enforcement organizations, and Retired Sheriff Don Gudmundson, who will speak on Friday, May 11th.

The TLEEDS curriculum may also include the following blocks of instruction: Media and the Law Enforcement Executive; Situational Leadership; Stress Management; Leadership and Organizational Ethics; and Motivation Techniques for Leaders, taught by current and retired FBI Academy staff and Knoxville FBI police instructors.

The target audience is chiefs and sheriffs from departments with less than 50 sworn officers; however, larger departments will also be considered. Current admission policy allows the second-in-command to apply if the Chief Executive has graduated from the National Executive Institute or the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, both conducted at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, or from any FBI-conducted regional command college such as TLEEDS.

Tennessee Peace Officers and Standardization Training (POST) Commission in-service credit is currently being sought for attendance at this seminar.

Click here for an application and an administrative information sheet for the week long TLEEDS. Applications must be mailed to Catie McCall, Training Specialist, 1501 Dowell Springs Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37909, by February 14, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee, and 50 executives will be extended a letter of invitation to attend TLEEDS.


Glock Armorers Course
May 8, 2018
Tullahoma, TN

At the successful conclusion of class each participant will receive a certified Glock Armorers Certificate and Glock Armorers kit. All training will be conducted by Glock personal and a lunch will be provided.

Signups and registration are to be done via the following web site,

For questions please call 931-222-4657.


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


FBINAA Tennessee Chapter Annual Training Conference Registration
Westin Memphis Beale Street
Memphis, TN
June 24-27, 2018

Click here to register.


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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