Additional Training Opportunities

Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (TLEEDS)
May 5-10, 2019
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee


The Knoxville Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will conduct the 27th annual Tennessee Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (TLEEDS), May 5-10, 2019, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The 27th session will include powerful, highly acclaimed keynote speakers such as Dr. Jack Enter, who will speak on Monday, May 6th, regarding leadership within law enforcement organizations, and Miami Beach Chief of Police Dan Oates, who will speak on Friday, May 10th.

The TLEEDS curriculum will 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. These topics will be taught by current and retired FBI Academy staff and Knoxville FBI police instructors.

The target audience is chiefs, sheriffs, and law enforcement executives 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.

Enclosed is an application and an administrative information sheet for TLEEDS 2019. Applications must be mailed to Catie McCall, 1501 Dowell Springs Blvd., Knoxville, Tennessee 37909, by February 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee, and 50 executives will be extended a letter of invitation to attend TLEEDS.

Click here for the application.


2019 Law Enforcement Training Conference
May 6-9, 2019
Gatlinburg, TN

You and members of your organization are invited to attend the 2019 Gatlinburg Law Enforcement Conference co-sponsored by United States Attorney's Offices and Law Enforcement Coordinating Committees from seventeen different districts. 

This annual conference includes multiple workshops and a number of plenary sessions.

Early registration is $125 and the deadline is April 24, 2019.

Click here for the proposed agenda and more information. 

Click here to register.


Sexual Offenses: Mind and Motivation
May 6-7, 2019
Franklin, TN


Gain an introduction into the psychology, or mindset, of those that commit sexually motivated crimes. Learn about sex offender typologies and patterns of behavior. Explore the relationship between paraphilia such as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and fetishism and criminal acts. Review and dissect real case examples to gain insight into offender modus operandi. Knowledge obtained can be applied during interview and interrogation to help resolve sexually motivated cases.

Highlighted topics include:
Situational vs. Preferential Sex Offenders and Paraphilia
Sexual Addiction
Child Molesters
Case Studies
Female Sex Offenders and Typologies for Female Child Molesters
Rapist Typologies with Case Studies

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:
Identify the psychology, mindset, and types of sex offenders
Apply investigative strategies to sexual deviance motivated crimes occur

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Criminal Connections: Child Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse
May 8-9, 2019
Franklin, TN


Many offenders who sexually abuse children also possess child pornography. In 2012, over 80% of men arrested for child sexual abuse were in possession of child pornography, with 60% having pornographic images or video of children under the age of five. During this training, you will learn about the additional trauma victims experience when child pornography is involved. Explore investigative strategies that address the relationship between child sexual abuse and child pornography to supplement an investigation and corroborate victim statements. Gather the right tools and resources to investigate sexual abuse cases and produce the most comprehensive case outcomes.

Past participants had this to say...
Learning the various methods and investigative practices that can be used for more efficient prosecution will be very helpful in my profession.

Very impressive- the instructors had relevant and real experience in the field and were very well spoken. Lots of interaction with participants.

Great overview of ICAC and sex crime cases!

Information related to interviewing children and apps will be really useful - I definitely learned more about tools and resources available to law enforcement.

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to:
Understand current child pornography trends 
Apply research discussing the relationship between contact offenses and child pornography 
Consider current legal issues relating to child pornography and child sexual abuse cases
Leverage interview and interrogation techniques that maximize evidence discovery in sexual abuse cases
Understand ICAC task force’s role in investigating child pornography
Consider opportunities to enhance investigations through multi-disciplinary investigative strategies

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Child Homicide Conference
May 15-17, 2019
Denmark, TN

This mini-conference will provide the attendee with the understanding of the importance of building relationships between investigators, prosecutors, forensic pathologists and how these relationships are critical to the successful investigation and prosecution of child death/homicide cases. 

This conference will cover a range of topics, to include:
Role and importance of the prosecutor in gaining appropriate convictions (DAG Jody Pickens)
Medical evidence and documentation of abuse (Dr. Lisa Piercey)
Insight from the Department of Children's Services (DCS Commissioner Jennifer Nichols)
Child Advocacy Center Forensic Interviewing and their role and relationship with Investigators
Forensic Pathologists' autopsy protocols and the critical forensic necessities of the determination of cause and manner of death 
Unique aspects of child homicide investigations through numerous case-study presentations 
Interview and interrogation tips and techniques
Suspect development

Please register for this conference before May 10, 2019. 

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Friday, May 17, 2019
      8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: West Tennessee Regional Training Center
       317 Denmark Jackson Rd
       Denmark, TN 38391

Cost:  $0 for WTCIA members or $75.00 for non-members

Click here for more information on the conference and how to register.


Authorized Central Storage Training
Bell Buckle, TN
June 4-6, 2019
July 30-August 1, 2019

The Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force (TDDTF) will be holding two sessions of a 3-day Authorized Central Storage Container Training/Certification class at the Fire Academy in Bell Buckle, TN June 4-6, 2019 and July 30-August 1, 2019. There is no charge for this course.

Class will be from 8:00 a.m. CST - 5:00 p.m. CST. 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 will be available for this course. The class will be filled on a first come first serve basis and we are accepting 40 students per 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.

Click here for more information and to register.


Hotel, Motel, and Parcel Interdiction
June 10-12, 2019
Millington, TN

Narcotic and currency couriers traveling by mass transit and other means often stay at hotels and motels near major transportation terminals. These couriers will also travel via the US Interstate Highway, US Route and State Route Systems. Local hotels and motel along these highways are natural stop-over, as well as distribution/collection locations for the drug trafficking organizations. They are also hubs for a variety of illegal organized criminal activities due to the transient populations and the increased level of privacy and lack of security that is associated with the hotel/motel industry. The more successful criminals have a tendency to gravitate to the better quality hotels and motels when conducting their illegal activities. These individuals tend to display certain characteristics as guests that are identifiable to the trained professional. This training will focus on hotel/motel and parcel interdiction. In addition, this class will consist of classroom and field training activities at area hotels and motels.


Login to our GCHIDTA network at Click on the training tab and find the event on the calendar. Click on the event and follow the below listed details:
• Enter "Class" (case sensitive) for Username and Password
• Once logged in, select Gulf Coast
• Then select "Hotel, Motel and Parcel Interdiction” class.
• Fill in the Online Application
• Select Complete Registration
• Save the application number for further use if necessary
• You will receive an email indicating your online registration has been received

Please enroll on-line. If you have any questions or issues with the on-line  process, contact Brian Chambers at 901-378-7706 or


2019 Annual Basic Clan Lab Recertification

Please plan to attend the class in the geographical location which is most convenient for you. These are the only recerts which will be conducted in 2019 by the TDDTF.

2019 Recertification Highlights
• Meth Trends and Statistics
• ACS Container Program
• Legislative Updates
• TDDTF Status Report
• DI3 Intelligence Database
• Intelligence Sharing
• Annual Meth Recertification

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST
Williamson County
304 Beasley Drive
Franklin, TN

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST
Putnam County
Cookeville Regional Department of Health
1100 England Drive, Cookeville, TN

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST
Madison County
West Tennessee Regional Training Center
317 Denmark-Jackson Road, Jackson, TN

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Hamilton County
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Annex
6233 Dayton Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Hawkins County
Hawkins County Rescue Squad Building
955 E. McKinney Avenue, Rogersville, TN

TO REGISTER, RSVP at least two weeks before recertification date to Caity Lemacks at or (423)752-1479.

Please provide your name, agency, e-mail address and phone number for registration.

For additional information, contact TDDTF Office at (423)752-1479.


2019 Tennessee FBINAA Conference
June 16-19 2019
Gatlinburg, TN

The 2019 conference will be held at the Margaritaville Resort in Gatlinburg, TN.

The cost is $315.00 before March 15 and $340 after March 15.

Click here to reserve your room.
Click here to register.


Heroin/Opioid Diversion Seminar
July 9, 2019 - Lenoir City
July 11, 2019 - Manchester

The Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force and The United States Attorney’s Office (Eastern District of Tennessee) cordially invite you to attend our Regional Heroin/Opioid Diversion Seminar. We will be holding two 1-Day Seminars: July 9, 2019 in Lenoir City (Loudon County) and July 11, 2019 in Manchester (Coffee County). There is no cost for this seminar. 

This seminar will help attendees better understand the rapidly changing trends in drug abuse in the State of Tennessee and provide the tools/resources available to handle and more appropriately assess the growing issue of heroin and opioid use. 

Seminar Topics Include
*The impact of Rx Medication on Families 
*State and National Trends
*Fentanyl Issues 
*Diversion Investigations and Prosecutions
*Chronic Pain Guidelines Progress and Future Plans 
*Overdose Deaths and Postmortem Toxicology

This event is for all Law Enforcement (6.5 POST Credit hours will be available), Medical Personnel, First Responders, Fire Fighters, Department of Children Services, Coalitions, Prosecutors, etc.

Attendance is limited for both locations (200 attendees for Lenoir City and 250 attendees for Manchester).

Click here to register for the Lenoir City training.
Click here to register for the Manchester training.


Basic Clandestine Laboratory Certification Courses
September 9-13, 2019
October 7-11, 2019
Bell Buckle, TN

The Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force (TDDTF) will conduct two separate Basic Clandestine Laboratory Certification Courses that will include Level A Certification on September 9-13, 2019 and October 7-11, 2019 at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy (2161 Unionville-Deason Road, Bell Buckle, TN 37020). There are limited slots available for these classes. Slots will be filled based on a regional assessment. Nominations from previous classes are not kept on file. Please resubmit a new one for this course. 

This course will qualify attendees to work in a clandestine laboratory environment, per Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations (29 CFR 1910). Most costs associated with this training, including lodging, meals, investigative equipment and supplies will be paid by the Task Force. Overnight accommodations have been reserved at the facility and meals will be served on premises. Attendees will have to incur at their own expense, transportation costs to and from the training site. Students within commuting distance (50 miles) are not eligible to stay overnight; however, they may stay at the facility at their own expense.

If your agency is interested in submitting nominations, click here to complete the nomination form and either submit electronically via the “submit” button, scan and email to, fax it to (423) 267-8983 (no cover needed), or send via U.S. Mail to the address listed on this letterhead. If you are submitting more than one nomination for individuals within your agency, please make sure to fill in the selection order (1, 2, 3, etc.) portion of the form. This will help us determine in what order to select individuals if we are not able to accommodate all nominations. Nominations for this training MUST be received by close of business on July 15, 2019. 

Once we receive your nomination(s) and selections have been made, we will send an e-mail to inform you and your supervisor if you were accepted into the course or not. Selection results will be sent out no later than July 26, 2019.

NOTE: If you are already Basic Clan Lab Certified, you are NOT eligible to attend either of these courses. We understand many clan lab technicians would like to obtain Level A certification and we are working on separate courses for certified techs that will be announced at a later date. 

Please contact the TDDTF office at (423) 752-1479 or via email at if you have any questions.

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