Training

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Human Trafficking training, Native American Training Series and TOT De-Escalation Strategies for Military Veterans in Crisis


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Training to achieve excellence in public safety:

Communities looking to improve department transparency, proactivity and accountability turn to UMCPI for customized training courses.  All of our courses are MN POST approved for continuing education credit.  UMCPI’s unique training team consists of both public and private sector professionals to ensure training effectiveness that reflects today’s best practices.  


COURSES AVAILABLE:

“De-escalation Strategies for Minnesota Veterans in Crisis” Training
 (8-hour course, 8 Minnesota POST Credits)

Service members experience a unique set of circumstances upon reintegrating into society post deployment.  Veterans can suffer physical and psychological after-affects from traumatic experiences that can culminate in injury to themselves, their families and public safety/law enforcement personnel.

This 8-hour course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and capacity of Minnesota law enforcement officers and relevant public safety personnel to recognize the factors that impact the veteran’s ability to reintegrate into their communities and provide verbal tactical tools to effectively defuse potentially life threatening situations.   Relevant public safety personnel include:  911 dispatchers, emergency medical service responders, chaplains, jail personnel, and public safety supervisors and administrators.

This training is interactive, based on adult learning principles and is presented using a unique training team consisting of an experienced law enforcement professional/trainer and an experienced military veteran/trainer. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to demonstrate a set of specific skills and de-escalation strategies that can be used when responding to crisis calls. 

Training Content:
> Introduction and background of military veterans
> Identify the stress-related issues
> Conditions of war
> Minnesota Support Resources for Veterans and their Families
> What and Who is a Veteran?
> Learn how to assess the behavior of veterans in crisis when responding
> Learn de-escalation tactics when encountering veterans in crisis situations
> Identify response principles that have proven to be successful
> Utilize Case Study activities to demonstrate successful strategies

UMCPI is honored to have received funding from the State of Minnesota, Office of Justice Programs to deliver this training initiative in 24 locations throughout the State of Minnesota.

Training Scheduled:

Date: 
October 14, 2014
Location:  Roseville, MN
Host:  Roseville Police Department and Roseville Fire Department
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Date: 
October 16, 2014
Location:  Montevideo, MN
Host: 
Montevideo Police Department
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Contact Wayne Shellum, Services Director at wshellum@umcpi.org or 651-287-7442 if you are interested in hosting this class.

"This project is supported by the Minnesota State Legislature 2013-2014 appropriation through the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Public Safety.”


Internal Affairs Complaint Investigations (16-hour course)  Click here for more info

This two-day course is designed to give officers assigned to conduct internal affairs investigations the knowledge and skills they need to conduct fair, thorough and impartial investigations.


Internal Affairs/ Complaint Investigation Update (6-hour course) Click here for more info

This course is designed for chiefs, public safety administrators, and investigators.  It will provide an overview of the Internal Affairs Investigation process, legal updates, current trends and issues, workplace searches, and other contemporary policies and practices.



Combatting Sex Trafficking in Hotels
(4-hour course)
This four-hour, hotel employee course will familiarize persons in the hospitality industry with the existence, appearance and resistance of sex trafficking in hotels. Please contact Dennis Cusick at dcusick@umcpi.org for more information.

 

Introduction to Community Policing (8-hour course) Click here for more info

Community policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, which support the systematic use of partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder, and fear of crime.


Additional Courses Available to Host Agencies:

Police Training Officer Certification (40-hour course)

This training program prepares a field trainer to teach using the new PTO standard. Successful PTO’s gain both leadership and instructor skills. Newly-hired Officers trained to PTO standards emerge from the training with greater self-confidence in their decision making skills and the ability to develop community ties with greater ease; an essential part of community oriented policing practices.  PTO training prepares recruits to exercise discretion, evaluate their choices, and assess their performance based on their own analysis, along with the feedback from seasoned training officers. Recruits trained in the PTO method will respond to complex situations with creativity and confidence; entering the field with the problem solving skills required in policing today.


Franklin Covey Diversity Centered Leadership

This two-day, facilitator-led program taught onsite at your organization helps participants learn to manage an increasingly diverse workplace and customer base. The workshop covers such topics as: valuing the differences in others, demographic changes and their impact, communication skills, equal employment opportunity (EEO) vs. diversity, stereotyping, racial profiling, high performance teams, developing an awareness of personal belief systems, and personal leadership.


Advanced Community-Oriented Policing Strategies (5-day course)

This 5-day intensive course includes training on the following topics: The state of policing today, advanced community policing and problem solving strategies, coaching, mentoring and performance expectations in a community policing environment, crime analysis and intelligence-led policing, and the practice of intelligence-led policing and preventative policing.  


Advanced School Resource Officer Training (3-day course)

The purpose of the training is to prepare the School Resource Officer to facilitate a safe learning environment to foster student achievement and well-being.  This includes recognizing, analyzing, planning for, and effectively respond to challenges that disrupt the learning environment.  Using a holistic approach, the course has three learning objectives for team members: 1) Develop the capacity of the School Resource Officer to improve the level of professional services provided to the educational system, 2) Increase the knowledge of educators, administrators, and SROs on today’s school-based public safety issues, and 3) Build the skills of School Resource Officers and their support teams to plan for, prevent and respond to critical incidents on campus.