Explore investigative strategies that address the relationship between child sexual abuse and child pornography to supplement an investigation and corroborate victim statements. Gather the right tools and resources to investigate sexual abuse cases and produce the most comprehensive case outcomes. During this training, you will learn about the trauma experienced when child sexual abuse cases involve child pornography.
In the modern cyber-world, almost all criminal investigations have an online aspect that can be used to further investigations and more quickly solve otherwise difficult cases. Join us to examine open source online intelligence/information and learn how to leverage free platforms, databases, and web applications to strengthen criminal cases. Uncover little known facts and techniques to optimize results using online search engines and online internet resources, which will support your investigations and prosecutions. Learn how to complete and serve search warrants for a variety of electronic information and databases to further all types of investigations. Develop new skill sets to establish contacts and open-source intelligence networks to provide ongoing criminal and threat intelligence in your jurisdiction.
The ability to organize your thinking and calmly respond can help you avoid a potential crisis. Every year, around 1000 people are shot and killed by police. Five hundred of them wielded a gun while the rest of them held knives, toy weapons, or no weapons at all. Join us to learn how de-escalation communication skills can defuse those situations and lead to more successful resolutions.
Great organizations demonstrate resilience through ethical behaviors and a dedication to service. A resilient and ethical culture is shaped and influenced by all members and at all levels. No matter your role, this course will assist you in exploring how ethical leadership shapes and influences a culture of resiliency and how a focus on wellness and self-care impacts organizational effectiveness. Demonstrating value-based leadership can help promote an inclusive work environment, employee retention, and workplace satisfaction. Participate in a team building exercise to demonstrate goal setting, communication skills, and creative problem-solving.
Courthouses serve as the center of many government, legal, and community activities. They can also be vulnerable to threats of violence for all who use them. Join us to learn effective strategies and best practices to enhance a collaborative courthouse security philosophy. Gather tools and resources from current state and federal court services experts related to security planning, jury and witness safety considerations, and threat assessment and management. Presenters include experts in the areas law enforcement, state and federal attorneys, judges and other court services professionals.
Examine the psychological and behavioral aspects of threat assessment and management. Gain understanding in normal versus abnormal child and adolescent behaviors, identifying red-flags, why threats are made, and how threats can be managed along a pathway toward violence (both short and long-term) to ensure personnel safety. Review common problems in school threat assessment and propose solutions. Learn multidisciplinary threat assessment and management strategies and explore empirically based youth-violence risk and protective factors. Review assessment tools for use in the school system. Participate in simulated threat assessments and management with followup discussion (hotwash).
Join us for an intensive training focused on understanding and building relationships between the forensic pathologist, homicide investigator, and prosecutor in successfully investigating and prosecuting child homicide cases. Learn autopsy protocols, forensic essentials, and the criticality of determining the cause and manner of death. Understand the unique aspects of investigating a child homicide including interviewing and interrogation, suspect pool development and the role and importance of the prosecutor in gaining appropriate convictions.
Improve investigative techniques and efforts on long-term missing and cold case investigations. Learn from case studies, interactive case discussions, and specific techniques to improve the skill and capacities of law enforcement personnel assigned to long-term missing cases. Learn investigative and prosecutorial strategies for the investigator.
Examine case studies based on the experiences of a homicide detective and forensic pathologist. Identify key scene findings and correlate these findings to the autopsy results. Analyze communication methods between the investigating agencies and the medical examiner’s office. Gain understanding of how unique features of a case can affect the direction of the investigation. Discuss the ultimate resolution of each case examined and lessons learned.
The opioid crisis and the flood of other drugs has reached epidemic proportion in many of our communities. Learn more about this national challenge and other emerging drug trends such as Fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, synthetic cannabinoids, and other chemicals. Explore the issues associated with the legalization of marijuana in many states and vaping, Butane hash oil, and cannabis edibles. Discuss the challenges these “new drug delivery systems” have caused many states. Consider how particular drugs are designed and why the designs of these drugs are so popular. Gain an understanding of the stages of use, addiction, withdrawal symptoms, and the health and life-threatening dangers posed from the use of drugs. Discuss common delivery systems and observe examples of emerging drugs in various forms. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug usage, as well as how Naloxone/Narcan works in cases of opioid overdoses.
Learn current cell phone related strategies and techniques for any type of investigation. Explore and apply current practices for working with different cellular network providers, completing technology-focused search warrants, analyzing cellular provider call data, associating reported data to the investigation and effective case reporting strategies.
Transform the way you approach instruction and training! Whether you will be instructing an audience of 2 or 200, you will learn how to demonstrate and apply techniques that will maximize your instructional effectiveness. New and even senior instructors are bombarded with constantly evolving instructional challenges and requirements. During this training, you will explore a variety of solutions to meet these challenges. Be prepared for a student-focused immersion into the art and science of instructional excellence.
Gain an introduction into the psychology, or mindset, of those that commit sexually motivated crimes. Learn about sex offender typologies and patterns of behavior. Explore the relationship between paraphilia such as exhibitionism, voyeurism, and fetishism and criminal acts. Review and dissect real case examples to gain insight into offender modus operandi. Knowledge obtained can be applied during interview and interrogation to help resolve sexually motivated cases.
Explore strategies for conducting death investigations that occur from several origins. Learn how to evaluate the crime scene, conduct effective interviews and interrogations, develop case leads, utilize investigative resources (crime laboratories, medical examiners), and comprehend medical autopsies.
In recent years, law enforcement agencies have been facing major public and media scrutiny in how public safety situations are managed in their communities. Building strong relationships with key supporters and the media BEFORE a crisis occurs will open lines of communication during adverse situations. Join us to learn how agencies can best tell their story, whether it is to build positive messaging, crisis communications, or to provide continuity of operations following an incident.
What is real organizational risk management and why is it so important for every organization? Organizational dangers (internal and external) surround us every day. Identifying potential risks, providing training to address risks and having systems in place to mitigate risks are important for employees at every level of an organization. Gordon Graham is an internationally renowned speaker who will take participants on an applied journey that considers organization risk and steps that can be taken to mitigate risk while equally improving customer service.
Learn about the technology that our youth are using and the role that it plays in their lives to create better understanding and open up meaningful communication. Increase awareness of opportunities to protect and connect with children while also gathering valuable information to mitigate threats posed by individuals who seek to exploit them.
Our conference theme is "Protecting Our Children Through Prevention and Response". Join other law enforcement and school personnel to address school violence and youth victimization concerns through the use of crime prevention and response strategies and review lessons learned from relevant case studies. Examine the impacts of trauma on youth and effective strategies for working with students experiencing mental illness and learning disabilities. Explore the most current trends among youth relating to social media and alcohol and substance abuse. Discuss successful prevention and intervention program models.
Built on evidence-based principles, this training curriculum supports law enforcement in fostering strong community relationships, enhancing interactions with youth, and creating effective interventions to divert at-risk and minority youth from the justice system. Improving procedural justice efforts in the juvenile justice system offers an unmatched return-on-investment for law enforcement agencies.
Our 2020 conference theme is "Envisioning our Futures through LEAP - Lead, Excel, Appreciate in Policing". Join other administrative professionals, executive assistants, and support personnel from criminal justice and other governmental agencies to discuss relevant topics focused on improving communication, enhancing skills, and fostering community outreach.
Technology impacts almost every type of investigation today. Uncover the information technology users knowingly and unknowingly leave behind when accessing and using electronic devices. Learn how to covertly strengthen your investigations through gathering personal, public and open source data. Discuss techniques to locate evidence through technologies that can benefit any type of investigation.
Remarkably Resilient! Empower yourself by attending this conference, designed to address the ever changing needs and job functions of fellow law enforcement administrative professionals. Scheduled forums are sure to inspire growth, education, and collaboration among 150+ administrative aficionados.
The 2020 conference theme is "The Art of Possibilities: Finding Solutions Through Innovation and Collaboration on Missing and Unidentified Persons Cases". Join us for this year's conference, which focuses on identifying innovative and effective technologies, approaches and strategies in the search, investigation, identification, recovery and reunification of missing persons, regardless of the circumstances surrounding their disappearance. You will gain knowledge in state-of-the-art and collaborative solutions, and explore tools and techniques for reuniting missing persons with their loved ones. The conference will also examine the complex and multifaceted nature of missing person cases and the unique needs of diverse and at-risk population groups such as aging individuals, LGBTQ, persons with differing abilities, indigenous/native populations, victims of trafficking, veterans and active military, transient populations, and others.
Experience a hands-on scenario that walks you through a critical incident tabletop exercise. During the exercise, you will apply problem solving skills in the areas of crisis media, logistical setup, outside agency involvement, and family community after a critical incident occurs.
Learn techniques to enhance collaborative efforts between service agencies and community members, identify community issues, and create unified responses. Devise long term goals and an action plan to successfully implement grant projects.
With critical incidents on the rise in schools today, it is vital to understand the media and develop effective media relations. During a crisis event, three critical public information officer tasks need to take place to manage the situation effectively. Join us to learn about those tasks, the role of the public information officer and the media rules of conduct. Learn how to work in a combined media team with public safety responders, establish and train a crisis media team, and properly conduct a crisis media briefing.
Preparing for critical incidents before one occurs will greatly improve the safety of students and employees. With training conducted at your own facility, school safety experts will work with you on these key critical incident areas: physical security and the layering approach to school safety, critical incident response to natural and man-made disasters.
Learn new strategies to improve effective individual and team communication. Gain understanding of how breakdowns occur and how to prevent them from continuing. Apply effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills and practice what you learn in scenario-based applications.
When used effectively, the Incident Command System (ICS) provides standardization in critical incident response through consistent terminology and established organizational structures. Learn how to effectively collaborate with state, local and federal agencies who respond to critical events on your campus.
When disaster hits, it is critical for school staff and families to know the best course of action to take. Emergency service resources may be limited and physical damage to roadways and bridges could make it difficult for your families to receive the help they need. Join us to learn what supplies, training, and procedures are needed to ensure the survival of your loved ones at home, giving you the peace of mind to take care of the students you serve.
Gain new skills and knowledge to help you identify students who are abusing drugs. Learn about the most commonly used logos and terms related to underage drinking, marijuana use, and over-the-counter drug abuse. Examine drug concealment trends showing up at school, home, or inside vehicles. Discuss new drug trends including marijuana legalization, vaping, and non-traditional forms of marijuana. Over 70 visual aids will be shared during the training that will help you understand where drugs and alcohol are being concealed in plain sight.
Join other administrative professionals, executive assistants, and support personnel from criminal justice and other governmental agencies to discuss relevant topics focused on improving communication, enhancing skills, and fostering community outreach. This conference is currently held in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Ohio.
Because active threat situations are often over with before law enforcement arrives, educators must be prepared to respond to protect their students. In many cases, there is no pattern or method to the selection of victims by an active shooter; these situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Join us to train school employees on how to respond to active shooter situations, gain awareness of pre-incident indicators, characteristics of active shooters, and enhance your school emergency plan.
Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, as more than two million of Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs. One person dies every 12 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States. Join us for this vital training to learn which opiates and depressants are abused most frequently and about the dangers of new synthetics, including Fentanyl. Examine stages of use, addiction, and withdrawal symptoms, and the health and life-threatening dangers posed from use of these drugs. A MUST-ATTEND training to help you build knowledge to address this national crisis.
Learn how courthouse personnel can best share information and keep order in the court, whether it is for routine proceedings, messaging during a crisis, or providing the media/community with information during the continuity of operations following an incident. For the agency in charge of the courthouse, developing a strong and effective social media strategy can build trust and cooperation daily, especially during critical incidents. You will examine courtroom safety related to media and screening best practices, and leave with a media plan template to utilize in your agency.
Take a caring and proactive approach to students who are expressing alarming and concerning behaviors. Learn the importance of developing a sound foundation for Behavioral Intervention Teams (BITs) including creating a multidisciplinary team made up of your organization’s key players. Apply best practices as they relate to addressing threats, identifying pre-attack indicators, and stopping the pathway to violence.
Release and reunification is the safe and controlled process for returning students back to their parents or guardians. Student release and reunification after a crisis can be one of the scariest and most difficult tasks a school can be face. Unlike fire and earthquake drills, release and reunification drills are more problematic to practice. Join us to learn the process of effective student release and reunification, as well as the latest methods and technology to leverage should a potential crisis that requires student release and reunification occur.
Attend this unique conference to gain the latest knowledge and skills you need to serve victims of crime. Learn about innovative victim assistance programs and gain resources for enhancing the services you provide using a multidisciplinary approach. Choose from a wide variety of workshops conducted by knowledgeable experts addressing some of today’s most critical topics and issues facing victims of crime and service providers.