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Washington

Hosted by the La Center Police Department

Held at the Clark County Fire & Rescue

911 N. 65th Ave.

Vancouver, WA 98686

September 6, 2017

Time: 8am-4pm

Of all the problems that face public safety, the shortage of practical leaders is an issue that must be addressed. Effective leadership is the cornerstone of day-to-day supervision and can be developed through experience and proper training. It is from training and experience that potential leaders are taught how to apply core competencies required of anyone thrust into a leadership situation or position. This course provides the proper training to develop an effective leader.

Topics are:

Leaders and Leadership

Leadership vs Management

Major Challenges Facing Leaders

Leadership and Motivation

How Leaders Behave

Four Ways Leaders Get Others to Follow Leadership Power

 

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

register early)

 

“I believe the entire program was excellent.  Mr Detchon is a very knowledgeable man.  Lots of good ideas to take back to my department.”  St. Louis, MO

John Detchon 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.

 

“I BELIEVE THE ENTIRE PROGRAM WAS EXCELLENT. MR. DETCHON IS A VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE MAN.  LOTS OF IDEAS TO TAKE BACK TO MY DEPARTMENT.”  MI

 


“I THINK IT WAS SPOT ON AND I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH.  I HAVE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL AND LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT I HAVE LEARNED TAKING BACK TO MY DEPARTMENT” MI

 

Course Date 09-06-2017 8:00 am
Course End Date 09-06-2017 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 06-13-2017
Cut off date 09-05-2017

Hosted by the La Center Police Department

Held at the Clark County Fire & Rescue

911 N. 65th Ave.

Vancouver, WA 98686

September 7, 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 09-07-2017 8:00 am
Course End Date 09-07-2017 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-09-2017
Cut off date 09-06-2017

Hosted by the La Center Police Department

Held at the Clark County Fire & Rescue

911 N. 65th Ave.

Vancouver, WA 98686

September 8, 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

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

register early) 


John Detchon has 38 years of experience as a sworn officer, serving
five years with a major State Highway Patrol and 32 years with a Sheriff’s
Department. John is a former detective, 911, jail, and patrol operations commander. 
He has conducted internal affairs investigations for 15 years while serving as a
division commander in various assignments.  He is a graduate of the
 Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, Ohio Peace Officers Academy,
attended Kent State University and is a certified corrections academy
instructor and Ohio Police Basic instructor.

 

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 09-08-2017 9:00 am
Course End Date 09-08-2017 3:00 pm
Registration Start Date 05-09-2017
Cut off date 09-07-2017

Hosted by the La Center Police Department

Held at the Clark County Fire & Rescue

911 N. 65th Ave.

Vancouver, WA 98686

October 5, 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 arbitors 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 10-05-2017 8:00 am
Course End Date 10-05-2017 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 06-21-2017
Cut off date 10-04-2017
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