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Analytic Unit Supervisor

Designed to assist supervisors grow, develop and manage their analytical services personnel and division. Whether an agency has a single strategic analyst or a team of real-time analysts, this course provides supervisors with the guidance to effectively manage (and grow) their analytical staff.  Practical exercises and leadership/staff assessment are emphasized.

Analytics for Public Safety

Analytics is the study of making decisions based on analysis. “Crime is up 25%” is analysis; “additional patrols” are analytics.This course combines foundational analysis techniques with decision making skills.Additionally, the course is designed to refocus and recharge analytical personnel and enhance their sense of fellowship within the LE environment.

Cell Phone Data and Mapping

This course helps make sense of cell phone data for the purpose of finding data patterns, and accurately plotting locations (and mapping movements) of cellular connections. Learn how to access cell datasets, sort and mine datasets for investigations, and present the findings in court.  No prerequisite is required, knowledge of Excel is helpful.

Cell Phone Investigations

This course includes a comprehensive overview of cell phone investigations from obtaining data, case development, investigations, and courtroom presentation and prosecution.  Course provides instruction in obtaining evidence and intelligence from cell phones, cell towers/sites, call detail records, and applications using cellular connections. 

Critical Thinking for Law Enforcement

This course outlines the processes for thinking objectively and critically about data processes and procedures related to law enforcement activities / investigations.  Learn how to critically (and accurately) examine and process data sets, accept and reject hypotheses, and present clear directions to peers and administrators.  Hands-on exercises are emphasized.

Cryptocurrency Investigations

NEW COURSE

Cryptocurrency is quickly becoming a standard for online financial transactions. Students will gain a better understanding of the recent history of cryptocurrency, its origins and applications.  Investigative techniques will be outlined which unlock criminal and questionable online financial practices.  Courtroom presentation of online evidence is emphasized.

Dark Web Investigations

Students will learn how to comprehend each level of the web, from the surface (Google) down to the "deep" or "dark" sections. The course uncovers the criminal offenses and investigative techniques associated with the dark web.  Current trends and future directions are discussed.  Security protocols are observed in class to protect agency assets and identity

Dialogue on Race and Law Enforcement

Each DRLE course, focuses on a separate, unique topic within the subject of Race and Law Enforcement.  Most of the topics will provide a historical context for understanding what is happening today, and address the questions of how did we get here, where are we going, and how do we make things better?

Effective Writing for Law Enforcement

This course provides a law enforcement-specific approach to learning how to efficiently utilize Microsoft WORD.  Unlike a typical computer course, personnel learn through a series of guided “real-world” applications which identify and hone how law enforcement agencies utilize software to create written documents for internal and external agency use.

Excel for Public Safety

This course provides practical application experience for law enforcement personnel working with MICROSOFT EXCEL®.  In a primarily hands-on environment, personnel are guided through a series of examples to better learn how to effectively leverage Excel for law enforcement and public safety.  A computer with MS Excel 2013 or higher is required.

Excel: Special Topics

NEW COURSE

Find Anyone Online

Find, Track, and Apprehend suspects using the latest digital/online methods.  Suitable for any person who ever wanted to find somebody - immediately.   

Homicide Investigations

NEW COURSE

Human Trafficking Investigations

This course provides techniques to effectively investigate, prosecute and reduce human trafficking and modern servitude/slavery.  Techniques discussed assist personnel to identify, investigate (even with uncooperative witnesses), and prosecute human trafficking cases. Information related to victim support and additional resources (ie Federal) is provided.

i2 Analyst Notebook

Analyst Notebook helps analysts and investigators discover networks, patterns and trends from volumes of data from multiple sources.  This course is for In-Service purchase only.  POLICE TECHNICAL provides an in-person consultant/trainer to review and assess agency needs, followed by agency-specific, task-specific, customize training to select personnel.

Internet of Things (IoT) Investigations

Internet of Things (IoT) is the term given to the growing world of internet connected devices.  As more and more “things” become connected to the internet (and each other), their investigative value increases to law enforcement.  This class explores the current (and near future) applications for IoT in law enforcement investigations and operations.

Interview Techniques

NEW COURSE

Mental Health for LE

NEW COURSE

This course will focus on mental health and why it is important for officers, of all ranks, to take it seriously.  We will define mental health and why it has become a "new" phenomenon in the 21st Century.  We will discuss officers' reluctance to acknowledge its existence and what administrators can do to reduce the stigma.  We will look at how social media has played a part in shaping officers' mental health and discuss coping tools that can be placed on your tool belt for quick access.

Narcotics Enforcement

NEW COURSE

This course is designed for officers to be proactive, instead of reactive. It is designed for officers/supervisors who are interested in the field of narcotics enforcement, to the experienced narcotics detective/supervisor. The instruction will focus on basic narcotics investigations, laws, types of narcotics interdiction, and case studies.

OIS Investigations

This course examines all aspects of the OIS Investigation:  From the initial call for service, through the investigation, to the final presentation to the prosecutor and public.  Students learn using actual case studies, in a non-judgmental environment, from seasoned personnel.  Note:  This course is strictly limited to active law enforcement and support personnel. 

OneNote: Digital Case Management

This course provides practical application experience for law enforcement personnel working with MICROSOFT OneNote®.  OneNote is highly capable of managing, storing and sharing investigations materials but is often overlooked for more expensive, proprietary solutions.  Law enforcement investigations / case studies are used throughout the course.

Online Investigations

This course provides an accelerated introduction to the constantly evolving dynamics of online criminal investigations.  Students will explore standard (and unconventional) investigative techniques and approaches to conducting online investigations.  Hands-on activities involve case studies of homicide, narcotics, and other crimes with online connections.

Open Source Investigations

This course provides a structured survey of free unsecured websites (“open” sources) available to law enforcement personnel investigating criminals and criminal activities.  Portions of the course are hands-on and will require personnel to have a laptop with unfettered access to the internet (no site blocking software).

PIO and Community Engagement

This course provides instruction in the application and performance of a Public Information Officer.  Built upon historically valid principles and techniques, this course provides proven directions for agencies wishing to improve their interaction with the public while taking a fresh look at community engagement and the role of the PIO.

Power BI for Law Enforcement

NEW COURSE

This course provides a law enforcement specific approach towards utilizing Power BI for agencies.  Power BI gives analysts the opportunity to work with a powerful yet user friendly program that focuses on intelligence capabilities.  Students will learn how to harness the capabilities of this program through hands-on instruction.

PowerPoint for Public Safety

MICROSOFT PowerPoint is the international standard for the presentation of ideas and data.  In this course, students learn how to specifically apply this tool to a law enforcement environment.  Case studies range from Instruction to Investigations, Narcotics to Homicide.  Thousands of law enforcement personnel have taken this course from POLICE TECHNICAL. 

Real Time Cell Phone Investigations

This course provides law enforcement personnel instruction in accessing cell phones and cellular data in real-time.  Starting off with basics in cell technology the course quickly progresses into applications using all of the major cellular carriers.  Personnel will have real world, working knowledge of how to apply course information to active investigations.

Real Time Crime Centers (RTCC) for Public Safety

NEW COURSE

The future of Public Safety changes all of the time. Today many of your peer departments are moving to the future technology of implementing a Police, Fire, or Public Safety Real Time or Tactical Information Centers. 

Securing Your Identity

Disappear from the Internet.Whether you are working active online investigations, or simply want to maintain better control of your online identity, students learn to make private communications, anonymous internet connections, hardened computers, secure accounts and secret purchases.Become invisible online in the interest of officer and personal safety.

Slavery's Legacy for Law Enforcement

NEW COURSE

This course provides a historical overview of U.S. Slavery from the 1600s through Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and modern vestiges.  In an open and honest environment, law enforcement personnel are encouraged to examine the past in order to understand current relations between law enforcement and minority populations.

Social Media Methods

This course provides law enforcement with practical instruction in the application of current social media platforms and channels. Personnel learn utilizing hands-on activities and from case studies involving LE success (and failures).The course is appropriate for Administrators and PIOs as well as support staff and any other personnel active on social media.

Technology for Detectives

NEW COURSE

This course will teach the new investigator how be digitally proficient in the use of technology to become a more efficient investigator.  This course will also teach the basic of investigations where technology may hold vital clues to help solve your case.