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FORENSIC AND MANAGEMENT COURSES
PROFESSIONAL NEW MEXICO LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY (NMLEA) ACCREDITED COURSES AND ARIZONA PEACE OFFICER STANDARDIZED TRAINING APPROVED COURSES (POST)
First Line Supervisor – (40-Hour Training Course)
The supervision/management course is designed to teach the newly promoted and First-Line Supervisor. The course includes in-depth information on the different leadership styles and what a new supervisor should do first; active class participation is necessary. Students are offered real scenarios to make decisions with all decisions critique and reviewed. Students are offered solutions to their organizational problems as defined by the student.
Training Course) NMLEA#
This course is excellent for improving officer/investigator surveillance/counter surveillance skills. Techniques used by the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, law enforcement and private investigators. Practical exam with moving surveillance.
Crime Scene Investigation & Management – (8/16/32-Hour Training Course) NMLEA#
This course teaches comprehensive procedures for conducting precise crime scene investigations that will stand up in any civil or criminal court proceeding. Proper identification and collection of evidence. Basic forensic collection procedures for blood, etc. Effectual use of photographic, evidence, video logs and sketches. Both classroom and field practical exams, which includes one indoor, and one outdoor crime scene.
Forensic Interviews and Interrogations – (8/16/32-Hour Training Course) NMLEA# THE BEST FORENSIC INTERVIEWING COURSE IN THE USA
This course provides instruction in voluntariness, due process, internal administrative inquiries, police/citizen encounters, Miranda warnings, custody, how to interview, how to interrogate, interrogation techniques, non-verbal communication, neuro-linguistic communication process, interview techniques, testifying. Maximum role-play and class participation is mandatory.
Internal Investigations – (8-Hour Training Course) NMLEA#
This course is designed for the investigator newly assigned to an internal affairs unit. It is designed to develop administrative investigative skills, SOP compliance procedures, EEO issues, and in-house criminal investigation procedures. Supervisory personnel will also benefit from the managerial aspects of conducting administrative investigations.
Computer Crime – Basic Level I– (8-Hour Training Course) NMLEA#
This course provides instruction in basic computer nomenclature, hardware, software, security, encryption, and intrusion detection. Typical computer crime found. Basic cyber crime, National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC). Basic Microsoft, Unix, Linux security procedures.
Executive Staff Development – (8-Hour Training Course) NMLEA#
This course is modeled after the military Staff and Command College Course; this one-day course will highlight the best of the Command Staff operational and administrative procedures utilized in today’s Law Enforcement/Military environment.
Forensic Handwriting Identification I – (8-Hour Training Course) NMLEA#
This course is designed for the seasoned investigator or forensic document examiner. Topics includes are; indented writing, effective handwriting exemplars, handwriting identification, court testimony, apprenticeship programs and certification.
Forensic Handwriting Identification II – (8-Hour Training Course)
This course is designed for the seasoned investigator or forensic document examiner. Topics includes are; indented writing, effective handwriting exemplars, handwriting identification, court testimony, apprenticeship programs and certification. More advanced training and apprenticeship in check writing forgeries, London Business letters, etc.
Forensic Handwriting Identification III – (16-Hour Training Course)
This course is designed for the seasoned investigator or forensic document examiner. Topics includes are; indented writing, effective handwriting exemplars, handwriting identification, court testimony, apprenticeship programs and certification. Advanced techniques, identification of typewriters, computer fonts, Windows 95 – XP. Deskjets,inkjets, laserjet and advanced photocopier.
Arson Investigation and Forensic Engineering – (2-day, 16-hr Training Course) NMLEA#
This course is designed for the newly assigned Arson Investigator. The course includes basic combustion chemistry (why things burn), odorants and leak detection, determining the point of origin of a fire, electrical shorting, explosions, determining the point of origin of an explosion, arson and incendiary fires, automotive fires and much more.
Racketeering Investigation-Criminal and Civil – (2-day, 16-hr Training Course) NMLEA#
This course is designed for the experienced Investigator. The course includes in-depth analysis of the Federal RICO statute and the NM Racketeering statute, criminal enterprises, pattern of racketeering activities, continuing criminal enterprises, predicate acts, criminal and civil RICO investigations, civil remedies, etc., and much more.
Rape Investigation – (8-Hour Training Course) NMLEA#
This course is a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation of Rape and Sexual assault cases. It is designed for the trained investigator who is investigating rape and sexual assault-type cases for the first time. Aspects of physical evidence, police attitudes, interviews and interrogations, false allegations investigations, medical examination, victim care services, prosecution of Rape cases, and review of case law, child molestation and the serial rapists.
Handcuffing (4-hour Training Course) NMLEA#
This course is a practical hands-on application of handcuffing in the standing, kneeling and prone positions. It highlights functional and highly effective searching techniques incident to handcuffing both cooperative and hostile subjects. Course is designed for federal, state and local law enforcement as well as prisoner transport.
Forensic Latent Fingerprinting (8-Hour Training Course) NMLEA#
This course is designed for the advanced investigator that needs to identify, preserve and collect latent fingerprints from a number of different sources. It provides hands-on application in the use of idoine fuming, ninhydrin, silver nitrate, superglue and more.
OC Spray (4-Hour Training Course) NMLEA#
The course is designed to prepare the officer in the appropriate use of “OC” Spray to control a resisting suspect to legal custody in lieu of other intermediate range control techniques. Further, to prepare the officer to defend himself/herself when being threatened or attacked using “OC” spray or in a situation where himself or another officer in the line of duty.
Anthrax - BC Awareness & Protection – (2-hr Training Course)
As the number of Americans exposed to anthrax increases, so does public anxiety. The facts you need to know? What can you do to protect yourself?
Physical Security Awareness – (8-Hour Training Course)
Law Enforcement/Security proven techniques to keep yourself safe at home, at work, at the shopping malls, on the street. Home Security tips, home code words, electronic security systems, affordable gps personal locators, community policing and neighborhood watches, etc. How to recognize when a bank is being cased, drug activity, prostitution, meth labs, and other types of residential/commercial crime.
Use of Force – (8-Hour Training Course) NMLEA#0814-04C
This course is designed for the supervisor/manager who needs to clearly understand and be able to teach supervisors/managers about the use of force. Federal, state and local guidelines, national perspectives, CALEA, use of force continuum and Reactive Control Method.
NMLEA Instructor Development (40-Hour Training Course) NMLEA#
This course is designed to develop professional instructors with the skills necessary to train students utilizing the latest techniques and presentation apparatus. Students will prepare a course that will be accredited by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA) during this 40 hour block of instruction. Graduates will receive a certified NMLEA Instructors Development Certificate.
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace- (16 hours) NMLEA#
This course is designed to enlighten and inform employees as to the many forms and types of sexual harassment found in the workplace today. Issues discussed; Hostile Work Environment; Title VII; Inappropriate sexual comments; Inappropriate touching; Civil Rights Violations; EEOC; and more. Graduates will receive a NMLEA Training Certificate.
Sexual Assault Information and Investigation- (8 hours) NMLEA#
This course is designed to enlighten and inform students as to the many forms and types of sexual assault/Rape found in society today. Issues discussed; Sexual Assault, Rape, criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual penetration, sexual crimes investigation and information.
Identifying Domestic Violence- (16 Hours) NMLEA#
This course is designed to assist law enforcement professionals, social workers, managers, and the general public with identifying the many traits and early warning signs of domestic violence. It addresses how domestic violence affects both children and teens. Course also addresses some common domestic violence myths and identifies known realities of domestic violence. Investigative techniques and essential role play are an integral part of this structured course. An extensive and updated listing of New Mexico resources is provided with relevant links to appropriate websites. Graduates receive an appropriate NMLEA certificate.
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?-ADVANCED OBSERVATION COURSE (8 Hours)
This is a comprehensive, hands-on, physical security/law enforcement training course that will heighten the students’ sensitivity to observing and remembering critical incidents. Students will learn how to observe, what to look for, how to better remember, how to focus. How not to be distracted. This course is a must for professional surveillance experts, Security personnel, law enforcement officers, supervisors, managers, executive managers and investigators. THIS COURSE COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE OR THE LIFE OF OTHERS!
ETHICS AND MORAL ISSUES COURSE (8HOURS) NMLEA#
Hands on scenarios regarding ethical issues for new employees, supervisors and executive managers. Hiring practices, on the job performance, conflicts of interest,
Ramifications to your unethical behavior. Self-critiques, group dynamics, above the law issues.
Advanced Internal Investigation (40 Hours) NMLEA#
New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Accredited/AZ Dept of Public Safety Approved Advanced Training in conducting Internal Investigations. Students will participate in and complete the following during the weeklong investigative session:Three (3) Investigations, 1) Involving Internal Theft; 2) Embezzlement/Misappropriation; 3) Rumor Control/Sexual Harrassment/Hostile Work Environment. Requirements: Students will, in Teams, interview witnesses and analyze statements; Write/type up witness interviews/statements; Observe and collect evidence germane to the facts of the matter stated; Draw substantive conclusions based upon evidence observed/obtained; Present their respective Findings of Fact. Prerequisites: Previous satisfactory completion of the FNISG or equivalent Investigations for Managers/Supervisors Course and/or Law Enforcement experience are a prerequisite.
Background Investigations Course (40 Hours) NMLEA#
FNISG provides a 40 hour block of instruction relative to conducting expert background investigations and due diligence checks. The weeklong training provides qualified students with an in-depth knowledge of what background investigations are all about and what is legal and what is not? Course details all federal, state, county and local criminal and civil sources of information. Credit checks, assets, businesses owned, etc. Identifies the best non-public internet databases used by the FBI and other federal agencies. This course will provide you with all the information about background investigations you ever wanted to ask.
Critical Incident Management Training Program-(40 Hours) NMLEA
FNISG’s Critical Incident Management and Training
Course- 40 Hours- New
Mexico Law Enforcement Academy
(NMLEA) Accredited- Prepares students to pass the FEMA NIMS ICS-100 Training
Exam and Certification. The FNISG course will cover the following: Purpose of ICS: Identify requirements to use ICS, three
purposes of ICS and common incident tasks.
∗ Basic Features of ICS: Describe the basic features of ICS.
* Incident Commander and Command Staff Functions: Describe the role and function of the Incident Commander and Command Staff.
∗ General Staff Functions: Describe the role and function of the Operations, Planning, Logistics and Finance/Administration sections.
∗ Facilities: Describe the six basic ICS facilities, identify facilities that may be located together, and identify facility map symbols.
∗ Common Responsibilities: Describe common mobilization responsibilities and common responsibilities at an incident, list individual accountability responsibilities, and describe common demobilization responsibilities.
IDENTIFYING AND RECOGNIZING CHILD ABUSE- (16) Hours NMLEA Course
This course is designed to help Public Safety Officials to readily identify and recognize the many forms of Child Abuse:
- Physical Abuse
- Nonorganic Failure to Thrive
- Sexual Abuse
- Emotional Maltreatment
- Cultural Differences
- Observing Children over time
- Recognizing Child Abuse and neglect through conversations and interviews
- Talking with/observing the Child
- Talking with/observing the Parent (s)
- Responding to a Child’s Disclosure of Maltreatment
- Maltreatment of Children with Disabilities
- Indicators of Emotional Maltreatment
- Physical Indicators
- Behavioral Indicators
- Emotional Indicators
- Cognitive/Academic Indicators
- Indicators of Neglect
- Physical Indicators
- Behavioral Indicators
- Emotional Indicators
- Cognitive/Developmental/Academic Indicators
- Case Study-Panhandle Child Abuse Project
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AWARENESS- (16) HOURS-NMLEA COURSE-NM
This course is an introduction for the First Responder-Awareness level. It will detail the importance and role of the First Responder; identify the Hazardous Materials (HM) widely used throughout the world; and teach how to analyze and implement the correct HM response. Successful completion of this course will provide both a NMLEA and National Fire Protection Association Certification as a HM First Responder.
CRITICAL THINKING COURSE- (8) HOUR-NMLEA COURSE- NM
FNISG’s Critical Thinking Course is ideal for Public Safety Officials, Supervisors, and Managers who oversee agency budgets, policy and procedures, internal affairs inquiries/audits. Effective Critical Thinking Skills are essential to making agency-wide decisions that effect governmental, corporate and community budgeting and operational decisions. Topics instructed and discussed are as follows:
- Strategies in Decisionmaking
- Logical Fallacies
- Syllogisms/Matrix for Analyzing Hypothetical Syllogisms
- The Scientific Method
- Deductive Reasoning
- Abductive Reasoning
- Inductive Reasoning
- The Value of Clear Thinking
- What is an Argument?
- Argument Analysis
PUBLIC SAFETY/CORRECTIONS EMERGENCY PLANNING-(16) HOUR NMLEA COURSE-NM
This comprehensive course was designed to help Public Safety Officials and Correction Managers to recognize and address the following issues in the Management of Correctional Facility Emergencies:
- The steps needed to respond to an escape
- Proper responses to disturbances
- Proper steps in response to an inmate fight
- 24 response steps in a riot
- Principles governing hostage events
- Steps for Correctional Staff if taken hostage
- Steps that form the basis for hostage negotiations
- Steps in response to bomb threats
- Defining Security Threat Groups
- And much more
DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY –GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING – 24 HOUR NMLEA
WHAT GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE
- WHAT IS A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
- YOUR PROPOSAL SEEKING A GRANT
- TIPS FOR WRITING A SUCCESSFUL PROPOSAL
- SUCCESSFUL BUDGETS
- IMPLEMENTING YOUR PROPOSAL AFTER WINNING A GRANT
GROUPS OF STUDENTS WILL WRITE OR CONSTRUCT ALL OF THE
FOLLOWING FOR A PASSING GRADE:
- COVER LETTER
- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- PROJECT DESCRIPTION
- MANDATORY ITEM CHECKLIST
- OPERATIONAL BUDGET
- IMPLEMENTATION CHECKLIST
THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS-8 HOUR NMLEA
LEARNING HOW TO INITIATE AND CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION. THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY AND HOW OF AN INVESTIGATION. WHO DO YOU INTERVIEW FIRST AND WHY? LEARN THE TECHNIQUES OF SEASONED INVESTIGATORS. HOW TO ALWAYS FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED.
LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS- 16 HOUR NMLEA
With more and more homeless persons wandering the streets, how many of these persons are suffering from dementia or Alzheimers. They may not know how to return home, where they live or what their name is.
This course is designed to provide law enforcement personnel with information that pertains to the unique needs of the growing geriatric population. Course participants will learn to identify indications of dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease. Students will be able to identify the role of a guardian and power of attorney in relation to the elderly. Specific laws pertaining to individuals with dementia are presented. Intervention techniques to assist at risk individuals will be provided. Completion of this course will give the students an ability to protect and assist the elderly in daily police duties.