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ACCELERATION AND VERICOM COMPUTER FAMILIARIZATION

7/26-7/27/10

$0.00


We are pleased to offer your department a two day training class on Acceleration and Vericom Computer Familiarization for traffic accident investigation. This class includes instruction for the VC2000, VC3000 and VC4000 units.  A certificate will be issued to everyone who attends and participates.  This class is ACTAR approved for 12 CEUs.
Vericom Computers manufactures and sells on board vehicle dynamometers. The VC4000 is an electronic accelerometer computer that provides vehicle brake testing and acceleration or performance testing for a variety of applications.  It is an automotive Brake Meter, Performance Analyst, Dynamometer (dynometer), Transit Brake Meter, accelerometer (decelerometer) and more all in one.  The VC4000 measures the G Force (acceleration factor, drag factor) 100 times per second. The VC4000 accurately measures average G Force and precisely calculates speed, time and distance for any type of vehicle. With a sample rate of 100 hertz, the VC4000 is incredibly accurate, within 1%. It is easy to operate, completely portable and very reliable.
Applications include Traffic Accident Investigation and reconstruction, Engineering, Bus Testing, Rail Car Testing and Drag Racing to name a few.  The VC4000 supersedes the VC3000, VC200 and VC2000 with a more modern look and functionality.  The VC4000 is the most modern instrument available for traffic accident investigation and reconstruction in the world. It is used by the experts at Northwestern University Traffic Institute and at the University of Florida Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM), and thousands of other experts.
It is also the most accurate and repeatable device for measuring vehicle performance and improving driving skills. It has been used by magazines, television, individuals and professionals since 1986 when it won the SEMA Best New Performance Product award.  Course content includes the following:
First Day:

  • Deceleration (skid friction test):  Actual braking testing to measure drag factor speed, time and distance.  Each person will have an opportunity to operate a vehicle in a panic braking situation and/or operate the Vericom during the skid test.
  • Coefficient of friction:  Explanation and demonstration of static friction, peak friction, slip friction, sliding friction.
  • Braking systems:  Comparing standard brakes & ABS.
  • Acceleration:  from a STOP and from a known velocity.
  • Gradient and Superelevation:  How to measure grade.
  • How to present the Vericom in a court of law:  Acceptance of technology and calibration.
  • A certificate will be issued to everyone who attends and participates.

  Second Day:

  • Demonstration and training on Profile software, graphic and displaying data.
  • Analyzing the deceleration curve.
  • Creating a paper trail for a courtroom presentation.
  • Using the Vericom to prove your hypothesis.  Demonstrating your theory.
  • Lateral acceleration:  How to measure and when to apply lateral G.
  • Measuring brake pedal pressure.
  • Measuring reaction time.
  • Measuring air pressure.
  • Introduction of the OBDII connector interface to the Vericom.
  • Measuring low speed impacts with an accelerometer.
  • Application of multi axis accelerometer.
  • A certificate will be issued to everyone who attends and participates.

All students are required to provide their own Vericom Unit.  New Jersey officers will be given preference over out-of-state officers in the registration process.

Instruction:  Vericom Training Staff


ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION FOR PATROL OFFICERS

9/8/10-9/10/10

$60.00


This course is designed to give the patrol officer with little or no formal training in accident investigation better insight into the proper interpretation and gathering of physical evidence at a motor vehicle collision. The class is ideal for officers who frequently investigate accidents and want to enhance their knowledge and skills. Specific topics include planning the investigation, interviewing drivers and witnesses, visibility and environmental factors in accidents, simple estimates of vehicle stopping distances and speeds from skidmarks, accident information from vehicles, measurement techniques at accident scenes, and more!

Instructor: Academy Staff


ADVANCED CRASH ZONE

3/15/10-3/19/10

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This course will further enhance the diagramming abilities of those who currently use the Crash Zone software.  During class, students will be presented with the three dimensional aspects of measurement and drawing.  Since 3D illustrations in the day-to-day analysis of crash and crime scenes are now widely accepted, exercises will be designed to promote 3D thinking.  Animation will also be explored, and you will have the opportunity to create animations in the classroom.  Inasmuch as demonstrative evidence such as diagrams and presentations must meet certain requirements to be accepted in court, instructors will discuss their courtroom experiences and provide suggestions for presentation methods.  Students will be given the opportunity to perform the presentation of diagrams in multimedia formats.  Topics will be instructed by lecture, visual demonstration, the use of classroom projects and other assignments.  In addition to a discussion about problem areas that are typically experienced and encountered, students will be presented with new ideas and concepts, as well as the latest software developments.  PREREQUISITES:  Completion of a 40-hour Crash Zone or Crime Zone course, as well as a basic crash investigation, crime scene investigation, fire scene investigation or forensic mapping course, and basic math skills. Students should also have a good working knowledge of Crash Zone or Crime Zone software, be proficient in basic commands and have a good understanding of MS windows, computer file management, mouse, and keyboardNew Jersey officers will be given preference over out-of-state officers in the registration process.

Instructor: IPTM Staff


ADVANCED PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE CRASH INVESTIGATION

5/24/10-5/28/10

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This course will provide you with the latest theories and methodologies of pedestrian/bicycle traffic crash investigation.  Building upon the topics presented in IPTM’s Pedestrian/Bicycle Crash Investigation, the focus during this advanced class will concentrate on the analysis of the collision.  Instructors will show you how to develop a systematic approach to these types of collisions so that officers can gather all of the critical information necessary to conduct an analysis.  The origins of the equations that were developed to analyze both impact speed and pedestrian/cyclist motion as a result of the collision will be explored.  Instructors will also discuss the effects of vehicle design on the pedestrian/cyclist’s injuries and movements.  During the class, actual crash tests will be performed to help students understand the overall pedestrian/cyclist analysis.  To help students complete their investigations, instructors will demonstrate how to use PEDBIKE 2000 Plus software.  This software contains many of the commonly used formulae needed by investigators and will be provided for each student to keep.  PREREQUISITE:  Completion of IPTM’s Pedestrian/Bicycle Investigation course or its equivalentNew Jersey officers will be given preference over out-of-state officers in the registration process.

 

Instructor:  IPTM Staff


BASIC COURSE FOR POLICE OFFICERS

3/1/10-7/15/10

$350.00/*$600.00

8/2/10-12/9/10

$350.00/*$600.00

The Basic Class for police officers consists of 950 hours of training mandated by the Police Training Commission and includes over 100 hours of physical fitness, 40 hours of firearms training, 40 hours of first responder, 12 hours side-handle baton, and over 250 hours of academic subjects. Applicants must be sworn, full-time employees of a municipal, county, or state institution and conform to all the standards prescribed by the New Jersey Police Training Commission.

Instructor: Academy Staff


BASIC INVESTIGATIVE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

5/14/10

$20.00

9/8/10

$20.00

This is a hands-on course designed to teach the basic fundamentals of digital photography at various types of scenes. This workshop focuses on basic operation of the camera, providing information and techniques to guide law enforcement agencies into the updated technological capabilities of digital photography and provide the skills needed to apply this technology in the crime scene investigation field and/or related areas. The participant will be taught how to use their department’s camera equipment, focusing on camera modes, digital SOP’s, operation of flash and many other practical applications.  Please note the course is appropriate for not only investigative personnel, but patrol officers as well. 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: a digital camera with a flash card. Bring the camera manual and all other camera equipment issued by your department. 

Instructor:  Gloucester Co. Pros. Office Crime Scene Unit;


BICYCLE PATROL SCHOOL

4/12/10-4/16/10

$100.00

6/21/10-6/25/10

$100.00

This course is taught by an International Police Mountain Bike Association certified instructor and includes training in accident avoidance, comfort and efficiency, stair climbs and descents, legal rights of cyclists, liability concerns of bike patrols, bicycle handling skills, emergency maneuvers, and much more. A high quality mountain bike, bike uniforms, at least three weeks riding experience prior to the start of the class, bicycling gloves, eye protection, and a full medical clearance are required prior to the start of class.

Instructor: Academy Staff


CHILD FATALITY INVESTIGATIONS

10/4/10-10/6/10

$60.00

The Child Fatality Investigations Course is a three-day introductory level, comprehensive overview of the processes involved in the investigation of injury and deaths involving children, specifically crimes and acts of violence.  Also discussed in this course will be specific issues concerning crime scene aspects of child deaths, interview and investigative techniques, shaken baby syndrome, child development and medical issues.  The course will include instructors that are experts the fields of medicine, law enforcement and social services.

Instructor:       Academy Staff


CRASH INVESTIGATION I

3/15/10-3/26/10

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This definitive course is based on the best selling law enforcement book of all time, The Traffic Investigation Manual. It provides in-depth coverage of the skills your people need to systemically investigate a traffic accident, including the ability to recognize critical evidence at the scene and to preserve and record it promptly. Techniques of recognizing and properly recording accident results on roadways and vehicles are also thoroughly presented. Officers will learn how to make measurements, sketches, after accident diagrams, and photographs of the accident scene. How the collected data can be used to reconstruct accidents will also be covered.

Instructor: Division of Highway Safety Staff


CRASH INVESTIGATION II

4/26/10-5/7/10

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Crash Investigation II will enhance the capability and credibility of your at-scene investigators. The course is designed to develop skills in technically preparing AI data and collecting follow-up data required by prosecutors, defense attorneys, claim adjusters, fleet supervisors, reconstructionists, and highway safety engineers. The course's emphasis is on vehicle damage analysis and vehicle behavior in accidents. Some topics include: vehicle damage analysis, vehicle behavior in accidents, results of the accident on the road, lamp filament analysis, tire damage analysis, measurement methods, and specialized data gathering. PREREQUISITE: CRASH INVESTIGATION I . New Jersey officers will be given preference over out-of-state officers in the registration process.

Instructor: Division of Highway Safety Staff


CRASH INVESTIGATIONS USING MOMENTUM ANALYSIS

11/15/10-11/17/10

$60.00

This course is designed primarily for police officers with advanced training in crash investigation who wish to obtain additional or refresher training in the use of momentum analysis for speed calculations. The attendee will utilize the application of physics and trigonometry in the calculation of vehicle speeds from collisions. Various collisions will be investigated for the purpose of analyzing time and distance relationships that arise out of vehicle speed issues. PREREQUISITE: VEHICLE DYNAMICS OR TRAFFIC CRASH RECONSTRUCTION

Instructor: Academy Staff


CRIME PREVENTION FOR THE PRACTITIONER

11/1/10-11/5/10

$100.00

This 40-hour Police Training Commission approved course will prepare the officer with the knowledge and skills necessary to advise citizens on how best to protect themselves from criminal attack at home, at work, and in public places. Upon completion of this class, officers will be able to administer, coordinate, or act as a liaison with those activities on behalf of the police department. Some topics include crime analysis, risk management, physical security, home security, citizen patrol concepts, and much more.

Instructor: Academy Staff


CRIME SCENE PROCESSING

5/17/10-5/20/10

$80.00

This 32-hour workshop will offer hands-on training in fingerprint development, alternate light sources, photography, presumptive blood tests, and blood print development. Students will participate in mock crime scene processing and class presentations. The class is geared to detectives and patrol officers in smaller departments who are responsible for investigating crime scenes.

Instructor: Academy Staff


CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

4/12/10-4/16/10

$100.00

This course will provide insight and training to the individual who is most responsible for the initial actions at a crime scene. Topics will include preliminary crime scene investigation, forensic scene investigation, bloodstain pattern reconstruction, medical examiner scene investigation, interviewing, search warrants, sexual assault investigations, and more!

Instructor: Academy Staff


CULTS, STREET GANGS, AND GANGS IN DRUGS

2/15/10-2/17/10

$60.00

This 24-hour course deals with all aspects of various cults and gangs. By the end of the class, students will be able to recognize, identify, and investigate criminal activity of cults and gangs. Discussion topics include urban gangs, streetology tagging, Supremacist groups, Asian gangs, and more!

Instructor: Academy Staff


DDC 8 DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE

3/29/10

$30.00

This eight-hour National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course will provide drivers with knowledge and safe driving techniques to prevent collisions and violations. The course addresses common driving violations that result in collisions and how to change driving habits to eliminate moving violations. Students will learn how to recognize both potential and immediate hazards, how to avoid collisions in a variety of driving conditions, and how to choose safe and legal driving behaviors. The course emphasis is on identifying and choosing safe and legal behind-the-wheel behaviors and actions. Some specific topics addressed are: Personal responsibility and driving, defensive driving, preventable collisions, hazard recognition, drugs and driving, the driving environment, avoiding collisions, and choosing safe, legal behaviors.

Instructor: Academy Staff


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR CRASH INVESTIGATORS

4/19/10-4/23/10

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Clear, identifiable photographs are essential for both the subsequent investigation, as well as the courtroom presentation.  This comprehensive  “hands-on” course addresses the unique characteristics of crash scene photography and will teach students how to properly photograph a crash scene, no matter what the size or environmental conditions.  Since time is of the essence in opening the roadway and resuming normal traffic flow, instructors will show students valuable and timesaving techniques for quickly and accurately photographing the scene.  Because much can be lost when the crime scene is cleared, students will learn the methods and settings to achieve the best results the first time.  “Hands-on” exercises photographing crash scenes and wrecked vehicles will accompany class lectures to give students a thorough working knowledge of a camera’s component parts and accessories.  Instructors will also explain the legal guidelines for archiving photographs and presenting photographic evidence in court.  In addition, instructors will present students with an overview of videotaping as it relates to the crime scene.  Students will have the opportunity to see new equipment and hear about technical advances in this field.  REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:  Students should bring their agency’s digital camera, as well as an external flash unit, synch cord for flash to camera connection, a card reader and a tripod.  A circular polarizing filter is strongly recommended. New Jersey officers will be given preference over out-of-state officers in the registration process.

Instructor:  IPTM Staff


DRILL INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL

6/28/10-6/30/10

$60.00

This 24-hour course will provide students with instruction on performing basic military movements used at the academy setting and funerals. The instructor will provide insight into the techniques of giving commands and individual movements. Specifically, students will learn the preparatory command, command of execution, position of attention, parade rest, hand salute, facing movements, forming and drilling a class or group, marching a class or group, halting while marching, executing a column right with four squads, and much more.

Instructor: Academy Staff


DRUGS FOR THE PATROL OFFICER

9/27/10-10/1/10

$100.00

This 40-hour course is designed for the uniformed officer and covers the CDS Act, drug identification, search & seizure, evidence handling, court testimony, Clandestine labs, MV stops and searches, report writing, developing sources of information, and uniformed officer interaction with the undercover.

Instructor: Academy Staff


EXPLOSIVES AND IED FAMILIARIZATION

10/8/10

$20.00

This course will provide an introduction to and familiarization with explosives. It will assist the officer in the identification of explosives and examine precautions to be taken in an explosives and/or improvised explosive device (IED) incident. The class will provide the officer with an overview of the federal explosives statutes enforced by the ATF and the interagency cooperation that goes into an explosives-related investigation. Participants will also be brought up to date on the availability of ATF's resources to them in the field. The class also includes hands-on training with inert explosives and IED's. Depending on the availability of suitable range facilities, a live explosives demonstration will be provided.

Instructor: AFT Staff


FBI INVESTIGATOR'S SCHOOL

10/18/10-10/29/10

$20.00

This class is a comprehensive, 2 week study of investigative techniques and practices, including violent crimes (robberies, kidnapping, child abductions), survival awareness, domestic and international terrorism, source utilization and mapping, interview and interrogation, crisis management, bomb management, weapons of mass destruction, investigating narcotics violators, dealing with school violence, computer security, identifying counterfeit documents, crime assessment/profiling violent crime, and crime scene investigations. The jacket & tie academy dress code is strictly enforced for this class.

Instructor: FBI (Philadelphia)


FIELD TRAINING OFFICER SCHOOL

2/22/10-2/24/10

$60.00

11/22/10-11/24/10

$60.00

The Field Training Officer Training Program is designed to train the trainer to teach new officers. The program stresses five roles of the FTO, recruit training manuals, standard evaluation guidelines, the emulation process, daily observation reports, teaching techniques, liability, ethical issues, rater error, case law, remedial training/procedures, a review of recruit post-academy training, and much more!

Instructor: Academy Staff


FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR COURSE

6/7/10-6/11/10

$100.00

The objective of this course is to equip the student with the expertise to develop and administer departmental firearms programs.  Successful completion of the course will also qualify the participant for certification to instruct in basic training and in-service programs.

Subject material includes the legal responsibilities of a range master, legal and moral use of deadly force, vicarious liability, nomenclature, care and maintenance of the modern handgun, gun battle statistics, teaching single and double action shooting, range management and record keeping, and methods of instructing various revolver, shotgun, semi-automatic handgun courses.  Range exercises include police combat courses.  Students are required to pass a written examination, demonstrate the ability to function as a range master,  fire an average of 95%  in three consecutive firings of the Handgun Qualification Course (HQC), and fire an 80% on the Handgun Night Qualification Course (NHQC) to successfully enter the course.  PREREQUISITE:  METHODS  OF  INSTRUCTION  IF  TEACHING  AT  THE  ACADEMY  SETTING.  DURING THE PREQUALIFICATION, STUDENTS MUST SCORE AN AVERAGE OF 95% IN THREE CONSECUTIVE FIRINGS OF THE HANDGUN QUALIFICATION COURSE (HQC) AND 80% IN THE HANDGUN NIGHT TRAINING COURSE TO ENTER THE CLASS.

Instructor: Academy Staff


HANDCUFFING INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL

5/17/10-5/19/10

$375.00
$150.00 (Recert. of Current Instructors)

This intense and comprehensive three (3) day course is designed for law enforcement personnel that have or will have the responsibility of teaching proper/undated handcuffing techniques.  The techniques presented are practical and effective.  Topics to be covered include the safest approach and positioning for handcuffing, handcuffing resistive subjects, removing handcuffs, and the use of various types of cuffs, among others.  Upon successful completion of the testing criteria, students will be certified as instructors, which allows them to train, certify, and re-certify others in the Handcuffing Basic Course.  Recertification of current instructors takes place on the 2nd day of class.    NOTE:  This is a hands-on course, and all trainees must be in good physical condition.  All officers must bring  good quality handcuffs, case, and key.  Proper dress for all three days—Loose clothing/BDU’s/Sweats.    A MEDICAL CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED!  INSTRUCTIONAL CREDITS MAY NOT BE USED TO PAY FOR THIS COURSE, AND ALL PURCHASE ORDERS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO TACTICAL CONTROL & RESTRAINT.

Instructor: Tactical Control & Restraint   
     

HEAVY TRUCK ENFORCEMENT

2/26/10

$20.00

Conducted by the New Jersey State Police Truck Inspection Team, this seminar focuses on applicable motor vehicle laws regarding trucks, how to conduct a walk-around inspection, and more!

Instructor: New Jersey State Police


HIGH TECHNOLOGY INVESTIGATIONS

11/8/10-11/12/10

$100.00

This newly designed course will include an overview of computer/internet crimes and investigative techniques used in these circumstances. Specific topics include: computer crime/general internet safety, cyber stalking, understanding the internet, conducting the investigation, email headers, newsgroups, chat rooms and IRC, the internet as an investigative tool, affidavit and search warrant terminology, seizing evidence/introduction to computer forensics, on-line investigations, and much more! The final day of class will consist of hands-on training in the college computer lab.

Instructor: Academy Staff


IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT AND IDENTITY DOCUMENTS

4/7/10

$20.00

This three-hour course provides a basic overview of immigration enforcement for the law enforcement community. It covers the various groups of immigrants commonly encountered by the patrol officer and detective during the normal course of their duties, as well as the tools available to properly identify a foreign national and notify ICE pursuant to any arrest involving them. It also provides instruction on how to comply with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Directive 2007-3 regarding the arrest of suspected illegal aliens. In addition, the course provides an in-depth, hands-on instruction regarding the identification of authentic and fraudulent immigration identity documents. 

This course is taught by an ICE Certified Forensic Document Instructor who currently serves as a Supervisory Officer with US Immigration & Customs Enforcement in New Jersey.

Instructor: US Immigration/Customs Enforcement


INTERVIEW/INTERROGATION

5/10/10-5/13/10

$80.00

This 32-hour course emphasizes the use of verbal and non-verbal behavior in interview and interrogation.  Topics include Physiological and Psychological Factors in Stress, Psychology of Interviewing, Non-Verbal Behavior, Non-Verbal and Verbal Behavior in Deception, Stress and Behavior, Neurolinguistic Programming, Facial Expressions in Deceit, and more!

Instructor: Academy Staff


INVESTIGATION OF MOTORCYCLE CRASHES

6/7/10-6/11/10

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This course is designed for experienced traffic crash investigators who have a good working knowledge of the techniques and applications of formulas taught in  basic crash investigation courses and who wish to build upon that foundation with more advanced mathematical formulas used to analyze motorcycle crashes.  Various field tests will be conducted showing you a variety of motorcycle skids, acceleration and slide-to-stop drag factors.  You will learn how to photograph skids and examine the subsequent effects that skids have on the tires and surfaces.  Through these tests, you will gain valuable first-hand experience that can be beneficial in court proceedings.  Students will be given a manual of applicable information to use as a motorcycle reference book.  PREREQUISITE:  Completion of IPTM’s At Scene Traffic Crash/Traffic Homicide Investigation course or its equivalent.  New Jersey officers will be given preference over out-of-state officers in the registration process.

Instructor: IPTM Staff


METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

2/1/10-2/5/10

$100.00

5/10/10-5/14/10

$100.00

10/4/10-10/8/10

$100.00

12/6/10-12/10/10

$100.00


This class is a Police Training Commission approved course designed for officers who plan to teach at police schools and/or in their respective departments.

Topics include selecting appropriate teaching methods, establishing goals and performance objectives, and constructing lesson plans.  An overview of the principles of learning, classroom management,  and the selection and use of training aids will also be discussed.

Each student is required to plan & present to the class two lessons on police related
topics:  one is a 15 minute presentation; the other is a 30 minute presentation and requires the use of training aids.  Presentations will be evaluated by the trainee, the instructor, and class members.  The jacket and tie academy dress code is strictly enforced in this class, and full attendance for all five days is mandatory.

Instructor:  Academy Staff


MODIFIED RADAR INSTRUCTIOR'S COURSE

5/17/10-5/19/10

$60.00

This class, which is 24 hours in length, is designed for those who wish to instruct radar and already have completed a Police Training Commission approved Methods of Instruction course. Training includes field operations and practical exercises that will prepare the officer who specializes in traffic enforcement. Objectives procedure, operation, and report preparation are some of the various phases which will be discussed in detail. Instructor candidates require a minimum of two (2) years as a radar operator with their department and completion of Methods of Instruction.

Instructor: Academy Staff


PHYSICAL   FITNESS   INSTRUCTOR   COURSE

6/14/10-6/18/10

$100.00

This 40-hour, Police Training Commission accredited course prepares an officer to gain certification as a physical training instructor. Students will learn the implementation of the Police Training Commission Physical Conditioning program. Instructional topics include fitness levels, physical fitness assessments, exercise physiology, substance abuse, diet and nutrition, and more. Physical Fitness sessions will be conducted daily. A MEDICAL CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED!

Instructor: Academy Staff


POLICE YOUTH CAMP

7/12/10-7/23/10

$200.00

This two-week basic Academy is designed for young adults (age 14-17 years) and police explorers who are interested in a career in law enforcement. Emphasis is placed on discipline and physical fitness. Basic police academic subjects will be covered. This course provides an excellent opportunity for youths to discover the Police Academy setting.

Instructor: Academy Staff


RECERTIFICATION CLASSES

#1 1/21/10-1/22/10
#2 2/18/10-2/19/10
#3 3/25/10-3/26/10
#4 4/8/10-4/9/10
#5 5/20/10-5/21/10
#6 6/3/10-6/4/10
#7 7/29/10-7/30/10
#8 8/19/10-8//20/10
#9 9/9/10-9/10/10
#10 10/14/10-10/15/10
#11 11/18/10-11/19/10
#12 12/2/10-12/3/10
$0 In County
$40.00 Out of County

This 16-hour course has been standardized to include those topics that are either required or recommended by the New Jersey Attorney General's Office.  All officers will attend Use of Force Policy,  Vehicular Pursuit Policy,  Domestic Violence,  and Bloodborne Pathogens on the first day. On the second day, officers will receive a three-hour block on Religious and Politically Motivated Suicide Terrorism and a two-hour block on Human Trafficking. This course is offered 12 times per year  to accommodate your department's shift schedule and is JIF approved. 

Instructor: Academy Staff


REPORT WRITING

4/5/10-4/6/10

$40.00


This sixteen (16) hour course will provide a foundation for law enforcement professionals in basic English skills and expertise in writing investigative narratives. The class addresses the qualities of a good report and outlines the areas of information covered by a clear, concise, well-written police narrative. Students will learn to incorporate English grammar and composition skills with proven effective police report writing techniques and strategies. The course also emphasizes the importance of correct English composition for accurate police reports. Practice exercises are provided to afford the students an opportunity to put into use the concepts and techniques presented. NOTE: ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING TWO EXAMPLES OF THEIR OWN POLICE REPORTS. (NARRATIVE ONLY!)

Instructor: Academy Staff


SEX CRIMES INVESTIGATION

2/8/10-2/11/10

$80.00


Demonstrates the practices and procedures in the delicate investigation of rape, molestation, etc. A few of the subjects discussed will be: awareness of the psychological as well as physical effects on victims, evidence for prosecution of offenders, interview and interrogation techniques, and a psychological profile of sex crime perpetrators.

Instructor: Academy Staff


SPECIAL OFFICER I

2/8/10-3/11/10

In County $200.00/ Out of County $250.00
This is an evening class.

The Special Officer I class consists of approximately 80 hours of classwork and includes training in PR-24, handcuffing, disorderly persons offenses, first aid and various patrol concepts. Classes are scheduled during evening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Upon graduation, students will be PTC certified Class One Special Officers.

Instructor: Academy Staff


SPECIAL OFFICER II

8/23/10-5/25/11

$350.00/*$600.00

In County $350.00/ Out of County $600.00

The Special Officer II class consists of over 700 hours of training mandated by the Police Training Commission. This course covers the same material as the basic class. Classes are scheduled during evening hours, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Applicants must have the same qualifications as a regular officer and be appointed as a special officer II before attendance will be approved.

Instructor: Academy Staff


STREET SURVIVAL

3/29/10-3/31/10

$60.00

10/11/10-10/13/10

$60.00


This three day course is designed to better prepare law enforcement personnel for violent situation they may encounter. Topics to be discussed include: “Warrior” Mindset, Tactical Decision Making under Stress, Situational Awareness, and Use of Force. Survival Techniques will focus on Crimes in Progress, as well as Motor Vehicle Stops. Handcuffing, Defensive Tactics and the use of impact weapons and chemical agents will also be included. The last day will focus on practical exercises with scenarios utilizing “force on force.” Note: This is a hands-on course, and all trainees must be in good physical condition.  A MEDICAL CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED!

Instructor:       Academy Staff  


SUPERVISION SCHOOL

3/1/10-3/12/10

$200.00

9/13/10-9/24/10

$200.00

This course focuses on the identification and explanation of theories relative to supervision and leadership.  This class should be mandatory for first-line supervisors, as well as field training officers and coaches.  The course draws upon material from police supervision courses by such authors as Iannone, Bennett, and Hess.  Topics covered include, but are not limited to, Equity Theory, The Role of Management and Leadership in Law Enforcement, Motivation Decision Making and Problem Solving, Ethics and Cultural Diversity, Supervisors Liability, Leadership, Supervision, and Command Presence, Internal Affairs for the First-Line Supervisor, Handling Critical Incidents, and the Role of the Supervisor.

Instructor: Academy Staff


TACTICAL RESPONSE OFFICER TRAINING (TROT)

2/25/10-2/26/10

$40.00

8/23/10-8/24/10

$40.00

This installment of the TROT program is designed for any law enforcement professional who will one day need to  apply physical force to control, arrest, or defend themselves against aggressive combative subjects.  Whether working as a patrol officer or performing a SWAT mission, the force learned will be appropriate hands-on techniques that can be applied to real life, use of force situations.

Upon completion, regardless of size or experience, participants will enhance their readiness and competence during unarmed physical confrontations.  A special emphasis will be placed on ground fighting skills, because almost all police/combatant encounters, at some point will end up on the ground.  This course will give offices a good foundation in ground combat techniques and a working knowledge of how to prevail in violent criminal confrontations.

In addition to the physical application, this program also provides training in the mental skills necessary for a complete understanding of a comprehensive defensive tactics program, which includes:  verbal communications tactics, mindset, pre-fight indicators, common suspect altercation patterns, reasonable force, reversals/escapes, strikes, take-downs, ground defense, and weapon retention.

NOTE:  All techniques will flow naturally into a prone handcuffing position. All participants will practice the application of the appropriate techniques with an emphasis on control and proper form.  This is a physically demanding course, and all participants should be in average to above average condition.  A MEDICAL CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED!

Instruction:  Drew Hayes, Mantua Twp. Police Dept.


TRAFFIC CRASH RECONSTRUCTION

9/13/10-9/24/10

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This class builds upon IPTM's Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation course by assisting you further in understanding vehicle dynamics. Students will take part in a more intense study of time/distance calculations, angular momentum and impact speed calculations using Momentum equations .Topics include: derivation and origin of the commonly used speed formulas, speed of vehicles at impact using conservation of linear momentum, behavior of vehicles in a collision using Newton's three laws of motion, discussions of commercial vehicle and motorcycle dynamics in collisions, and determination of direction of travel, initial contact and position of vehicles on the roadway. Prerequisite: IPTM's Advanced Traffic Crash Investigation (80 hours) course or its equivalent.

Instructor: Academy Staff


VEHICLE DYNAMICS

1/25/10-1/29/10

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This one-week course will prepare students for crash reconstruction.  Course content includes Newton’s Laws of Motion, coefficient of friction and drag factors, basic motion equations, velocity, time, acceleration and distance, speed estimates, momentum and energy.  PREREQUISITES:  Completion of  Crash Investigation I and Crash Investigation II.  New Jersey officers will be given preference over out-of-state officers in the registration process.

Instruction:  Division of Highway Safety