Additional Training Opportunities

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.


Critical Incident Stress Management and Peer Support
May 7-10, 2018
Bell Buckle, TN

This training put on by the Tennessee Public Safety Network will take place May 7-10 at the Tennessee Fire and Codes Enforcement Academy in Bell Buckle. The training will be specific to Child Sex Abuse and ICAC investigators. 

The cost for the training is $300 per person which includes all materials, lodging and meals for the four days of training. 

Click here for the application. Completed applications should be emailed to or mailed to 370 S. Lowe Ave., Suite A-118, Cookeville, TN 38501 by April 23, 2018.


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.


MAGNUS Leadership: A Tactical Application of Reversal Theory for Enhanced Officer Wellness and Resiliency
May 9&10, 2018
Denmark, TN

Course Overview: In law enforcement one thing is certain, crisis will happen! Breaking down each crisis to understand the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity is a philosophy known as VUCA. Viewing the police environment from the VUCA perspective is empowering and an essential skill for police officers nationwide. In simple terms, VUCA is chaos. Today the professional LEO must recognize VUCA and mitigate VUCA to minimize disruptive and destabilizing effects on himself or herself and the organization. The MAGNUS Leadership workshop lead by Dr. Javidi and his associates since 2016 does just that. This workshop provides practical and tactical counter VUCA strategies for officer effectiveness, wellness and resiliency. MAGNUS Leadership is based in the science of Reversal Theory, Moral Philosophy and Cognitive Intelligence. The MAGNUS Leadership workshop is receiving overwhelming response from agencies nationwide.  

Learning Objectives
Upon completing the course, each participant will:
- Have a scientific and practical understanding of VUCA while learning the short-term and long-term effects on each
Law Enforcement Officer’s Personal and Professional life. 
- Understand Reversal Theory as a tactical framework to counter VUCA.
- Develop comprehensive emotional intelligence and cognitive learning tools to enhance leadership capacity. 
- Increase personal wellness and resiliency.

Course Materials:
Participants will receive the following:
Two (2) textbooks: Deliberate Leadership & Moral Compass for Law Enforcement 
Four (4) Self-Assessments 
Study guide in workbook format during class. 
National Certificate of Completion from the National Command & Staff College 
MAGNUS LeaderSM Challenge Coin and a Nationally Certified Diploma
Induction to the National Command & Staff College

Click here for more information and to register.


International Association for Property and Evidence Training
May 15-16, 2018
Nashville, TN

Vanderbilt University Police Department
Support Service Annex (SSA Building)
115 28th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

Training will cover:
• Liabilities / Case Studies
• Audits
• Inventories
• Documentation
• Packaging Standards
• Accreditation Standards
• Design Criteria
• Space Standards
• Bar Codes
• Automation
• Firearm Handling
• Narcotics Handling
• Currency Safeguards
• Purging Guidelines
• Auction Procedures
• Diversion Evidence
• Bio-Hazards
• Disposal Procedures
• Safety Procedures
• Future Issues / DNA

IAPE - New Member Rate.........................$375
IAPE – Second Person*............................$350
IAPE – Current Member............................$325
IAPE – Member – Previous Attendance....$300

Click here for more information and to register.


Sport and Special Event Evacuation Training and Exercise
May 29&30, 2018
Nashville, TN

The Sport and Special Event Evacuation Training and Exercise Course is a FREE course that will prepare sport venue managers to enhance evacuation planning capabilities and assist emergency responders in implementing flex ible and scalable evacuation activities. 

The highly-innovative course builds multi-agency collaboration by delivering critical evacuation planning information utilizing TOP Venue, a computerized modeling simulation and visualization training system. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct evacuation analysis of a sport venue under a wide range of conditions. Course wiil include plans and pol icies specific to respective sport venues. This course is applicable to all sport venues, regardless of venue capacity.

• Using the Incident Command System (ICS) within the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
• The essential components of developing an evacuation plan for sport venues
• Incorporating the current operation strategies,organizational structures, and methodologies used by evacuation personnel
• Training exercise involving key partners that identifies and address gaps to achieve a high level of preparedness for evacuations

Vanderbilt University Pubic Safety                       
115 28th Ave S Nashville, TN 37212    

Click here to register.


Critical Incident Stress Management for Law Enforcement
May 29-31, 2018
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 Tuesday, May 29 and will conclude by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31.   

- 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;
- Participants will be joined by other law enforcement officers and/or dispatchers from across the state who will have experienced similar events.
- Participants will learn how to lessen the impact that traumatic events can have upon their 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, 370 S. Lowe Avenue, Suite A-118, Cookeville, TN 38501.  A limited number of scholarships are also available.  
- Should slots remain available on May 11, applicants will be accepted from surrounding states at a rate of $400. 00 per applicant for training, room and board expenses.  

Applications are located on the TPSN website at

Completed applications should be emailed to or mailed to 370 S. Lowe Ave., Suite A-118, Cookeville, TN 38501 by May 11, 2018.

Please return materials as soon as possible. We look forward to having you with us for the CISM Training. If you have any questions, call Rosie Killian at 931-260-4351 or Peter Cove at 931-239-0048.  


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.

Click here for more information and registration.


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