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 Hosted  & held at the:

Westbrook Police Department

570 Main Street

Westbrook, Maine 04092

August 30, 2017

Time: 8am-4pm

 

This course emphasizes writing narratives in the first person, and eliminating unnecessary and distracting police jargon that adds nothing to the quality or value of the report. The emphasis is on writing a report for the audience that will use the information it contains (e.g., prosecutors, courts, arbitrators, and civil officials outside of law enforcement).

      Attendees are taught:
•  How to apply ten principles for writing factual and straight-forward narratives.

•  How to improve listening and questioning skills to separate facts from inferences
 and opinions.

• How to apply basic and simple principles of grammar to produce proper reports.

Students receive a comprehensive course manual that can be used as a job-aid, handouts
and certificate of training.

John has over 33 years of law enforcement experience in state and county
law enforcement agencies. He has worked as a trooper, deputy sheriff, field
training officer, jail commander, and investigation commander.
John attended Kent State University and holds numerous advanced
law enforcement training certifications.  John’s expertise is in
leadership, supervision and police report writing.
Education:
John is a graduate of the Ohio State Patrol Academy and attended Kent State University.  Apart from his formal education, he holds numerous training certificates signifying his commitment to continued education.
They are as follows:
•Police Procedures, Policy and Management Theories
•Ohio State Patrol Training Certificate
•Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Certificate
•Criminal Interrogation & Behavioral Analysis in Interviews
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-First Line Supervisor
•Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Service-Crime Prevention
•Van Meter & Associates, Inc.-Standard Task Accountability and Rating System
•Medina County Law Enforcement Academy-Drug Interdiction
•Public Agency Training Council-Court Security
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-Basic Corrections Certificate
•Adjunct Instructor at Cuyahoga Community College
Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $170.00 First $150.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $150.00 First $130.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

 

Course Date 08-30-2017 8:00 am
Course End Date 08-30-2017 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 04-27-2017
Cut off date 08-29-2017

 Hosted  & held at the:

Westbrook Police Department

570 Main Street

Westbrook, Maine 04092

October 17, 2017

Time: 8am-4pm

This course takes the position that the responsibility for quality-control enforcement in an organization depends on the loyalty and abilities of its first-line supervisors.  Effective supervisors are those that know when to motivate, when to lead, when to discipline, when to be subordinate, and when to just get out of the way.


Attendees are taught:
    •    The legal and fiduciary responsibilities of a first-line supervisor 

    •    How to build a positive Supervisor-to-Subordinate relationship 

    •    How to apply basic principles of employee motivation, leadership and performance management to day-to-day performance problems 

    •    How to establish accountability with the difficult employee 

    •    How to conduct a Problem-Solving conference and document a plan for performance improvement 

    •    How to complete a Critical Incident Report that documents an employee’s performance problem. 
Students receive class outline, model forms, rules, and certificate of attendance

 John Detchon/Associate

John has over 33 years of law enforcement experience in state and county
law enforcement agencies. He has worked as a trooper, deputy sheriff, field
training officer, jail commander, and investigation commander.
John attended Kent State University and holds numerous advanced
law enforcement training certifications.  John’s expertise is in
leadership, supervision and police report writing.
Education:
John is a graduate of the Ohio State Patrol Academy and attended Kent State University.  Apart from his formal education, he holds numerous training certificates signifying his commitment to continued education.
They are as follows:
•Police Procedures, Policy and Management Theories
•Ohio State Patrol Training Certificate
•Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Certificate
•Criminal Interrogation & Behavioral Analysis in Interviews
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-First Line Supervisor
•Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Service-Crime Prevention
•Van Meter & Associates, Inc.-Standard Task Accountability and Rating System
•Medina County Law Enforcement Academy-Drug Interdiction
•Public Agency Training Council-Court Security
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-Basic Corrections Certificate
•Adjunct Instructor at Cuyahoga Community College
Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $170.00 First $150.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $150.00 First $130.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

 

Course Date 10-17-2017 8:00 am
Course End Date 10-17-2017 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 03-30-2017
Cut off date 10-16-2017

Hosted by & held at the:

Westbrook Police Department

570 Main Street

Westbrook, ME 04092

October 18, 2017

Time: 8am-4pm

Internal investigations are essential to the efficient operation of any public safety forces agency. Investigations of this nature are crucial to our democratic system of checks and balances. The lack of clear understanding of the due process principles that govern the investigation, failing to conduct investigations properly, and not having well documented cases are the major reasons why investigators fail, cases are lost, and agencies are sued and discredited.

Performance Benefits:


  • Learn how to investigate in a thorough, ethical, legal and objective manner.

  • Learn how to document the IA case to avoid being sued and discredited.

Attendees are taught:


  • The essential principles of Constitutional Due Process in an I.A. Investigation
  • 
Review of three leading U.S. Constitutional cases affecting due process in internal investigations: Garrity v. State of New Jersey, 385 U.S. 493 (1967), Gardner v. Broderick v. Police commissioner of New York City 392 U.S. 273 (1968), Kastinger v. United States, 406 U.S. 441 (1972).

  • Employee Representation (National Labor Relations Board v. J. Weingarten, Inc., 420 U.S. 251 (1975)
  • Avoiding civil torts and liabilities

  • Practical approaches to I. A. Investigations

  • How to document the I. A. case

Students receive class outline, model forms, rules, and certificate of attendance
(Class size is limited, please register early)

 

John has over 33 years of law enforcement experience in state and county
law enforcement agencies. He has worked as a trooper, deputy sheriff, field
training officer, jail commander, and investigation commander.
John attended Kent State University and holds numerous advanced
law enforcement training certifications.  John’s expertise is in
leadership, supervision and police report writing.
Education:
John is a graduate of the Ohio State Patrol Academy and attended Kent State University.  Apart from his formal education, he holds numerous training certificates signifying his commitment to continued education.
They are as follows:
•Police Procedures, Policy and Management Theories
•Ohio State Patrol Training Certificate
•Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Certificate
•Criminal Interrogation & Behavioral Analysis in Interviews
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-First Line Supervisor
•Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Service-Crime Prevention
•Van Meter & Associates, Inc.-Standard Task Accountability and Rating System
•Medina County Law Enforcement Academy-Drug Interdiction
•Public Agency Training Council-Court Security
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-Basic Corrections Certificate
•Adjunct Instructor at Cuyahoga Community College
Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $170.00 First $150.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $150.00 First $130.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

 

Course Date 10-18-2017 8:00 am
Course End Date 10-18-2017 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 03-07-2017
Cut off date 10-17-2017

Hosted by and held at the:

Biddeford Police Department

39 Alfred St

Biddeford, Maine

December 12, 2017

Time: 8am-4pm

The traditional punitive approach to progressive discipline and termination has become increasingly burdensome and complex. Civil rights laws, unions and civil service boards provide too many opportunities for problem employees to file frivolous grievances and law suits. Management needs to include non- punitive approaches, last chance agreements and no-fault terminations to deal with employees who will not or can’t comply with the rules of the organization and be productive.

Topics Include:

  • How courts and arbiters support management’s right to enforce its rules, policies, procedures and practices with discipline and termination.
  • The principles of Just Cause and Due Process as they apply to progressive discipline and terminations.
  • How to use traditional v. non-traditional approaches to progressive discipline and termination.

Attendees will receive a manual, model forms, model discipline-termination policy and certificate of attendance.

 

D.J. Van Meter Ph.D. is the principle of Van Meter & Associates, Inc. (VMA)
and has spent the last  44 years in law enforcement, 15 years as a sworn officer.
He has a Ph.D. in Training and Organizational Development from The Ohio State
University, Columbus, Ohio and also holds a Master’s Degree in Labor and
Human Resource Management.  He works with counsel as an expert witness, reviews
discipline and termination cases and develops customized policy and procedures
manuals for all public safety organizations nationwide.  He is the author of the book,
Evaluating Dysfunctional Police Performance: A Z-based Approach published by
Charles Thomas Publishing. Dr. Van Meter is qualified in state/federal courts
as an expert in law enforcement training, use-of-force, and management and
operational policies.

 

Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $170.00 First $150.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $150.00 First $130.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

Course Date 12-12-2017 8:00 am
Course End Date 12-12-2017 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-21-2017
Cut off date 12-11-2017

Hosted by and held at the:

Biddeford Police Department

39 Alfred St

Biddeford, Maine

December 13, 2017

Time: 9am-3pm

Performance Improvement Programs are well accepted by courts, arbiters, civil review boards and employees as a non-punitive means for dealing with employee performance deficiencies. They reduce the burden on management by placing the responsibility squarely on the employee’s shoulders for improvement, reduces the basis for grievances because they are non-punitive methods for correcting deficient performance and they provide a valid offense against claims of illegal discrimination.

 

Attendees are taught:

The three causes for performance failure

The standard for determining when performance needs improvement

The advantages of performance improvement plans over punitive action

How to develop a Performance Improvement Plan

What it takes to enforce an improvement plan

Students receive class outline, model forms, rules, and certificate of attendance. (Class size is limited, please

register early)

D. J. Van Meter Ph.D. / Associate


D.J. Van Meter Ph.D. is the principle of Van Meter &  Associates, Inc. (VMA) and
has spent the last  45 years in law enforcement, 15 years as a sworn officer. 
He has a Ph.D. in Training and Organizational Development from The Ohio State University,
Columbus, Ohio and also hold’s a Master’s Degree in Labor and Human Resource Management.
He works with counsel as an expert witness, reviews discipline and termination cases
and develops customized policy and procedures manuals for all public safety organizations
nationwide. He is the author of the book, Evaluating Dysfunctional Police Performance:
A Z-based Approach published by Charles Thomas Publishing. Dr. Van Meter is qualified
in state/federal courts as an expert in law enforcement training, use-of-force, and
management and operational policies.

Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $170.00 First $150.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $150.00 First $130.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

 

Course Date 12-13-2017 9:00 am
Course End Date 12-13-2017 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-21-2017
Cut off date 12-12-2017

Hosted by the:

Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office

Held at the:

Two Bridges Regional Jail

Conference Room

522 Bath Road

Wiscasset, ME 04578

April 11, 2018

Time: 8am-4pm

This course emphasizes writing narratives in the first person, and eliminating unnecessary and distracting police jargon that adds nothing to the quality or value of the report. The emphasis is on writing a report for the audience that will use the information it contains (e.g., prosecutors, courts, arbitrators, and civil officials outside of law enforcement).

      Attendees are taught:
•  How to apply ten principles for writing factual and straight-forward narratives.

•  How to improve listening and questioning skills to separate facts from inferences
 and opinions.

• How to apply basic and simple principles of grammar to produce proper reports.

Students receive a comprehensive course manual that can be used as a job-aid, handouts
and certificate of training.

John has over 33 years of law enforcement experience in state and county
law enforcement agencies. He has worked as a trooper, deputy sheriff, field
training officer, jail commander, and investigation commander.
John attended Kent State University and holds numerous advanced
law enforcement training certifications.  John’s expertise is in
leadership, supervision and police report writing.
Education:
John is a graduate of the Ohio State Patrol Academy and attended Kent State University.  Apart from his formal education, he holds numerous training certificates signifying his commitment to continued education.
They are as follows:
•Police Procedures, Policy and Management Theories
•Ohio State Patrol Training Certificate
•Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Certificate
•Criminal Interrogation & Behavioral Analysis in Interviews
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-First Line Supervisor
•Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Service-Crime Prevention
•Van Meter & Associates, Inc.-Standard Task Accountability and Rating System
•Medina County Law Enforcement Academy-Drug Interdiction
•Public Agency Training Council-Court Security
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-Basic Corrections Certificate
•Adjunct Instructor at Cuyahoga Community College
Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $180.00 First $160.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $160.00 First $140.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

 

Course Date 04-11-2018 8:00 am
Course End Date 04-11-2018 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-31-2017
Cut off date 04-10-2018

 Hosted  & held at the:

Biddeford Police Department

39 Alfred Street

Biddeford, Maine

April 12, 2018

Time: 8am-4pm

This course emphasizes writing narratives in the first person, and eliminating unnecessary and distracting police jargon that adds nothing to the quality or value of the report. The emphasis is on writing a report for the audience that will use the information it contains (e.g., prosecutors, courts, arbitrators, and civil officials outside of law enforcement).

      Attendees are taught:
•  How to apply ten principles for writing factual and straight-forward narratives.

•  How to improve listening and questioning skills to separate facts from inferences
 and opinions.

• How to apply basic and simple principles of grammar to produce proper reports.

Students receive a comprehensive course manual that can be used as a job-aid, handouts
and certificate of training.

John has over 33 years of law enforcement experience in state and county
law enforcement agencies. He has worked as a trooper, deputy sheriff, field
training officer, jail commander, and investigation commander.
John attended Kent State University and holds numerous advanced
law enforcement training certifications.  John’s expertise is in
leadership, supervision and police report writing.
Education:
John is a graduate of the Ohio State Patrol Academy and attended Kent State University.  Apart from his formal education, he holds numerous training certificates signifying his commitment to continued education.
They are as follows:
•Police Procedures, Policy and Management Theories
•Ohio State Patrol Training Certificate
•Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Certificate
•Criminal Interrogation & Behavioral Analysis in Interviews
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-First Line Supervisor
•Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Service-Crime Prevention
•Van Meter & Associates, Inc.-Standard Task Accountability and Rating System
•Medina County Law Enforcement Academy-Drug Interdiction
•Public Agency Training Council-Court Security
•Ohio Peace Officer Training Council-Basic Corrections Certificate
•Adjunct Instructor at Cuyahoga Community College
Tuition Rates

Regular Tuition: $180.00 First $160.00 each additional/same agency

Prepaid Tuition: $160.00 First $140.00 each additional/same agency

Please Note: Prepaid tuition constitutes invoices paid 7 days prior to the date of the course.

 

Course Date 04-12-2018 8:00 am
Course End Date 04-12-2018 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-21-2017
Cut off date 04-11-2018