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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Chicago Police, FBI and Midnight Battles

On March 20, 2009, Conversations with Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a discussion Special Agent John Wills, FBI (ret.) the author of Chicago Warriors Midnight Battles in the Windy City.

Program Date: March 20, 2009
Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific
Topic:
Chicago Police, FBI and Midnight Battles
Listen Live:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/03/21/Chicago-Police-FBI-and-Midnight-Battles

About the Guest
Special Agent
John Wills, FBI (ret.) spent two years in the U.S. Army before serving 12 years with the Chicago Police Department. He left the Chicago Police Department to become an FBI Special Agent, working organized crime, violent crime, and drugs. He worked for 2 ½ years as an undercover agent in the FBI’s first ever steroid sting. He served in Chicago, Alexandria, VA., Detroit, and Houston. Before retiring from the FBI, he spent 7 years teaching at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia. He has taught Street Survival domestically and internationally, as well as supervised new agent training at the Academy.

Special Agent
John Wills presently works for Advanced Interactive Systems (www.ais-sim.com) as a Field Training Manager, conducting training for police and military using the PRISim Judgment Simulator. John Wills also owns his own business, LivSafe, teaching Situational Awareness Classes. He appears on the NCAA speakers list, presenting lectures to universities on the dangers of steroids and other drugs. Special Agent John Wills is the author of Chicago Warriors Midnight Battles in the Windy City.

According to the book description of Chicago Warriors Midnight Battles in the Windy City, “
Chicago Police Officer Pete Shannon’s life is about to take a dramatic turn. His wife has a dark secret that she’s about to reveal to him; his partner’s life is about to be in jeopardy, and worst of all one of his own colleagues will present him with one of the biggest challenges of his life. Pete’s strength, both physical and spiritual, will be put to the test as he and his partner work the “graveyard shift” on the mean streets of the “Windy City.”

Fellow officer Marilyn Benson doesn't realize it yet, but her life is about to change in ways that she could have never imagined. Forces of good and evil will do battle for her soul and her faith, both of which have lain dormant for many years. It's an issue that she can no longer ignore. St. Michael the Archangel, patron saint of police officers, is about to engage in his biggest clash since throwing Satan out of Heaven.”

About the Watering Hole
The Watering Hole is
police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life. Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

About the Host
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in
Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in Law Enforcement, public policy, Law Enforcement Technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in Law Enforcement.

Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/03/21/Chicago-Police-FBI-and-Midnight-Battles

Program Contact Information
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA
editor@police-writers.com
909.599.7530

Monday, February 23, 2009

4 Billion for Criminal Justice

On February 17, 2009, the President signed into law H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The bill provides more than $4 billion for state and local law enforcement and for other criminal justice activities that prevent and control crime and improve the criminal justice system.

More Information
http://www.criminaljustice-online.com/forum3/1425.html

Thursday, February 19, 2009

DNA Evidence and Property Crimes

February 27, 2009, 2 p.m.–4 p.m.
Online event. Registration required. Free of charge.

DNA evidence has become an increasingly powerful tool for solving crimes. For years, law enforcement officials have used DNA to solve violent crimes, such as homicide and sexual assault. Now, research reveals that collecting DNA in property crimes, such as burglaries, is cost-effective and dramatically increases the number of suspects identified.

More Information
http://www.criminaljustice-online.com/forum11/1424.html

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2009 National School Safety Conference

The School Safety Advocacy Council is pleased to announce its partnership with the National Law Enforcement & Corrections Technology Center, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice, for the 2009 National School Safety Conference. This conference will be held in Orlando, FL. July 27-31, 2009 at the Buena Vista Palace and Resort, an official Disney Resort Hotel. This annual partnership is aimed at providing cutting edge training in school safety and its newest technologies to law enforcement, school administration, school security or anyone that is responsible for school safety or emergency response.

In addition to the unprecedented educational opportunities the Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice will officially unveil A.S.T.R.O, an active school shooter virtual training tool. This will be the first time this training will be available and will be held in a state of the art computer laboratory set up solely for use by conference attendees. Conference attendees can also attend virtual training in Incident Commander, where they can respond virtually to an emergency management incident at a school. Conference attendees can also participate in School Safety Plan Generator where they will be able to build an emergency response plan for their actual school or district. Attendees can also train in a virtual School Vulnerability Program which can be customized to their school. All conference attendees will receive free copies of these programs to return to their departments or districts with for continued use. Please visit www.SCHOOLSAFETY911.com for conference updates and registration information or contact Michael O'Shea at michael.oshea@usdoj.gov

Friday, February 13, 2009

Learn More about Safety Planning for Teen Victims of Dating Violence

On February 18, 2009, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in recognition of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week (February 2–6), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will present an OVC Web Forum discussion with Mitru Ciarlante and Candice Hopkins on best practices for safety planning for teen victims of dating violence. Ms. Ciarlante is Director of the National Center for Victims of Crime’s Teen Victim Initiative and works to advance rights and services for young victims and survivors of crime. She founded the Children’s Advocates Task Force of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and created the Students Together for Outreach and Prevention of Abuse peer education program. Ms. Hopkins is the Director of loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, where she oversees the implementation and training of phone- and Internet-accessible advocacy services for teens and young adults. Ms. Hopkins served as an advocate and hotline coordinator for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, conducts training on teen dating abuse, and speaks about technology safety training at national and international conferences.

MORE INFORMATION
http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum

INNOVATIVE DIGITAL IMAGING SOLUTIONS FROM HUNT’S PUT FOCUS ON SURVEILLANCE

(MELROSE, MA) – While many local companies shrink budgets and shed jobs, one local retailer is rapidly expanding its line of business.

Hunt’s Photo and Video of Melrose, which added a new division for Law Enforcement, Medical and Audio-Visual Integration last fall, has recently been chosen as the New England dealer for two groundbreaking products: VideoFOCUS Pro 3.0 from Salient Stills of Boston and Digital Information Management Solutions (DIMS) from Linear Systems of California and New York. The new products make Hunt’s the fastest-growing dealer of law enforcement digital imaging solutions in New England.

VideoFOCUS Pro 3.0 is an affordable, easy-to-use system for turning shaky, fuzzy, grainy, and damaged videos into better quality, court-worthy movies and still images. VideoFOCUS Pro’s intuitive software speeds and simplifies the video editing process so that technically difficult tasks are reduced to a few easy steps. With VideoFOCUS Pro’s intuitive operation, videos captured by security cameras, cell phones and other media are quickly edited, enhanced and exported for use in other applications. VideoFOCUS Pro also maintains a record of all changes and enhancements and keeps the original files for future reference.

“With VideoFOCUS Pro, poor quality surveillance videos can be clarified and enhanced to develop leads and ultimately, identify suspects,” explains Hunt’s Law Enforcement Division Sales Manager Stan Goldberg. “In a time when video and surveillance cameras are widely used, VideoFOCUS Pro helps law enforcement agencies save money and time by taking advantage of the newest digital technologies.”

Digital Information Management Solutions (DIMS) from Linear Systems is a complete digital information manager that simplifies and standardizes the acquisition and storage of digital evidence. Used by police in Las Vegas, Anaheim, and other West Coast locations, DIMS now will be available to East Coast users exclusively through Hunt’s Photo and Video.

Created specifically for law enforcement purposes, DIMS allows users to input, manage and maintain a chain of control over vast digital archives of photographs and audio and video recordings. In addition, DIMS integrates seamlessly with VideoFOCUS Pro 3.0 and the CaseCracker Interview Management System from Cardinal Peak, also available from Hunt’s. Hunt’s Photo and Video will provide installation, training and technical support for both VideoFOCUS Pro 3.0 and DIMS.

The new Latent Lift fingerprint adapter soon will be added to the company’s growing inventory of law enforcement products.

Hunt’s recent expansion into law enforcement sales opens new opportunities for the company and its customers. “Hunt’s is the first New England retailer to focus on providing an integrated mix of digital imaging solutions for this industry,” explains Stan Goldberg, sales manager for Hunt’s new division in Law Enforcement, Medical and Audio/Visual Integration. “It is one-stop shopping for law enforcement’s specialized needs.”

To find out more about the VideoFOCUS Pro 3.0, DIMS and Latent Lift at Hunt’s, contact Goldberg at sgoldberg@wbhunt.com, or 617-680-4627.

ABOUT HUNT’S PHOTO AND VIDEO
Hunt’s Photo and Video is the largest specialty retailer of photo, video and digital imaging products in New England. Family owned and operated for three generations, Hunt’s is headquartered in Melrose, MA, with branches in Boston, Cambridge and Hadley, MA, Providence, RI, So. Portland, ME, and Manchester, NH.

Serving beginners, students, hobbyists and professional photographers throughout the United States, Hunt’s has created its own picture of success with competitive pricing, sales expertise and exceptional customer service. Visit Hunt’s online at www.huntsphotoandvideo.com.

ABOUT SALIENT STILLS
Founded in 1997, Salient Stills is a leading video forensics and image enhancement software company. Salient Stills introduced its technology to answer the need for an efficient and effective video image enhancement solution. VideoFOCUS Pro and VF Source are video forensics solutions in use by law enforcement, security and military and intelligence agencies. For more information on Salient Stills visit www.salientstills.com.

ABOUT LINEAR SYSTEMS
Linear Systems was founded in 1988 as a software developer, computer manufacturer, and system integrator providing vital solutions at a cost effective price. Today, largely because of their commitment to innovation and the best in functionality, service, and support, Linear Systems is the worldwide leader in technology and market share for digital information management solutions designed for government and law enforcement. For more information, visit www.linear-systems.com or contact the New York office at 646-304-9939.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Oasis Project

On March 6, 2009, Conversations with Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a discussion Lieutenant Art Adkins, Gainesville Police Department (Florida) the author of The Oasis Project.

Program Date: March 6, 2009
Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific
Topic: The Oasis Project
Listen Live:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/03/07/The-Oasis-Project

About the Guest
Lieutenant
Art Adkins is a 29 year veteran of law enforcement. He began his law enforcement career on the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and then joined the Los Angeles Police Department. During his 12 years with the Los Angeles Police Department he attained the rank of sergeant. Lieutenant Art Adkins returned to Florida to finish his law enforcement career with the Gainesville Police Department. He has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, detectives, administration, vice, bunco-forgery. Moreover, as a sergeant he has supervised both investigative and administrative police units. Lieutenant Art Adkins is the author of The Oasis Project.

According to Lieutenant
Art Adkins, “The Oasis Project is my first publicized novel, but I have been writing for the last 18 years. I have received many accolades for The Oasis Project. Midwest book review labeled it a "must read" and a "grade-A pick". I received Detective-Suspense book of the year for 2008 from Books-and-Authors.net. I have recently completed the sequel, Power Grid, with the same cast of characters and I am currently working on the third novel, Mind Games. The detective-murder mystery genre has always intrigued me and I have woven a considerable amount of police procedural into the books. Each topic is relevant to issues confronting society today and the reader can readily identify with the controversies which arise.”

About the Watering Hole
The Watering Hole is
police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life. Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

About the Host
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the
Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/03/07/The-Oasis-Project

Program Contact Information
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA
editor@police-writers.com
909.599.7530

Monday, February 09, 2009

Juvenile Suicide in Confinement

Although youth suicide in the community has been identified as a major public health problem, juvenile suicide in confinement has received scant attention. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) awarded a contract to National Center on Institutions and Alternatives to conduct the first national survey on juvenile suicide in confinement. The primary goal was to determine the extent and distribution of juvenile suicides in confinement (i.e., juvenile detention centers, reception centers, training schools, ranches, camps, and farms). The survey gathered descriptive data on the demographic characteristics of each victim, the characteristics of the incident, and the characteristics of the juvenile facility in which the suicide took place.

The study identified 110 juvenile suicides occurring between 1995 and 1999. Data was analyzed on 79 cases. Of these 79 suicides, 41.8 percent occurred in training school/secure facilities, 36.7 percent in detention centers, 15.2 percent in residential treatment centers, and 6.3 percent in reception/diagnostic centers. Almost half (48.1 percent) the suicides occurred in facilities administered by state agencies, 39.2 percent took place in county facilities, and 12.7 percent occurred in private programs.

READ ON
http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/213691.pdf

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Public Safety Technology in the News

Tasers Not Heart Risk, Study Finds
Orlando Sentinel, (1/16/09), Henry Pierson Curtis

A study released by the Annals of Emergency Medicine has found no links between law enforcement use of electro-muscular disruption (EMD) devices (commonly known as "stun guns" or "tasers") and fatal heart attacks. In the course of the study, researchers at five U.S. medical schools reviewed 1,201 incidents in which law enforcement officers used EMDs and found only three in which serious injuries could be tied to their use. The study medically evaluated all of the subjects and found that none showed any irregular heart activity attributable to the electrical charge. The American College of Emergency Physicians reviewed the findings, which involved six law enforcement agencies: Marion County (Fla.), Sheriff's Office, Chandler (Ariz.) Police Department, Fairfax County (Va.) Police Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Shreveport (La.) Police Department and the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System, which includes approximately 80 Chicago-area jurisdictions. www.officer.com/online/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=45037

Hawthorne Officer Invents Low-Tech Crime Tool
NBCLosAngeles.com, (1/19/09)

Hawthorne (Calif.) police officer Rob Storey has created and marketed a device called ClimbAssist, a ladder-like tool that will help get officers over high and difficult fences quickly and quietly. Designed to fit in the back of a patrol car and made of lightweight aluminum, Climb Assist is 55 inches long and weighs less than 16 pounds. It hooks over the top of an otherwise difficult-to-scale fence and then locks into place. An accompanying molded PVC cap can be placed over the top of the fence, protecting officers from injury by spikes and allowing them to sit on top of the fence and pass equipment across, if needed. More than 70 law enforcement agencies have already purchased the device and put it into use.
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28649795/

Police Departments Look for More Fuel-Cutting Cars
Associated Press, (1/21/09), Jim Suhr

In the light of increased fuel prices, law enforcement agencies around the country are looking for more efficient alternatives to the traditional low-mileage Ford Crown Victorias often used as patrol cars. Examples include Gulf Breeze, Fla., where Chief Peter Paulding is looking to place electric engines in some of his department's patrol cars; Salt Lake City, which recently put Toyota Camry hybrids on the street; and Chahokia, Ill., where Chief Richard Watson has installed a four-cylinder Pontiac Vibe GT in his fleet. Meanwhile, Atlanta-based Carbon Motors Corp. has designed a prototype patrol vehicle, the E7 (known as the Machine) with a twin-turbo diesel engine that reportedly uses 40 percent less fuel than Crown Victorias. However, this prototype has yet to hit the commercial market.
hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/MELTDOWN_POLICE_CARS?SITE=MDHAG&SECTION=OLYMPICS&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

SQUID: The Long (and Sticky) Arms of the Law
Newswise, (1/16/09)

The Safe Quick Undercarriage Immobilization Device (SQUID), a prototype device for trapping suspect vehicles, resembles a cheese wheel full of holes when closed and a mass of sea-creature tentacles that can entangle a car's axles when deployed. The 1.5-foot-wide disc, developed by Engineering Science Analysis Corporation (ESA) of Tempe, Ariz., was funded by the Small Business Innovation Research Office of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate. Its developers plan to have it commercially available by 2010.
www.newswise.com/articles/view/548162/

New Fingerprint Technology Helps Deputies in Field
KHTUS AM 1220, (1/23/09)

The Santa Clarita Valley (Calif.) Sheriff's Station recently began using nine Cogent Systems BlueCheck mobile identification devices to help with investigation and arrest procedures. The devices include secure wireless fingerprint capability, Bluetooth technology and cellular phone service. The BlueCheck devices permit deputies to perform a rapid fingerprint check of subjects in the field, compare those prints to more than 4 million known prints and potentially receive an identification response within minutes.
www.hometownstation.com/local-news/deputies-santa-clarita-2009-01-22-16-15.html

Authoritative Resources: Four Technology Centers of Excellence
Officer.com, (October 2008), Rebecca Kanable

This article profiles the four NIJ Centers of Excellence (Communications, Forensic Sciences, Sensors, Surveillance and Biometrics, and Weapons and Protective Systems) and the services and programs they offer.
www.officer.com/print/Law-Enforcement-Technology/Authoritative-resources--Four-technology-centers-of-excellence/1$43837

Running Michigan's Gauntlet
Officer.com, (November 2008), Jonathan Kozlowski

The Michigan State Police Vehicle (MSPV) tested police vehicles for acceleration, top speed, braking and dynamics in a series of tests held Sept. 20-22, 2008. Models tested in this year's annual evaluation were three Ford Police Interceptors, the 3.27 and 3.55 models and a non-published law enforcement-only model; two Chevrolet Impalas, the 9C1 and E85; two Chevrolet Tahoes (the only SUV-type vehicle included), 5.7 and E85; Dodge Chargers 3.5 and 5.7; the BMW R1200RTP and G 650 XP; the Harley-Davidson Police Road King and Electra Glide; and the Buell Ulysses XB12XP. The article includes complete test results.
www.officer.com/print/Law-Enforcement-Technology/Running-Michigans-gauntlet/1$44227

The ABCs of PPE
Officer.com, (September 2008), Pamela Mills Senn

James Scanlon, an officer for the Columbus (Ohio) Police Department and co-founder and assistant SWAT team leader of the North American SWAT Training Association (NASTA), talks about the changes in the law enforcement/personal protective equipment field in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The interview specifically focuses on body armor and the need for chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear protection.
www.officer.com/print/Law-Enforcement-Technology/The-ABCs-of-PPE/1$43293

National Auto Fraud and Theft Prevention System Goes Live
U.S. Department of Justice, (01/29/2009)

The U.S. Department of Justice has released an online computer system to provide law enforcement with new tools to investigate fraud, theft and other crimes involving vehicles. The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) allows state motor vehicle administrators to verify and exchange titling and brand data and provides law enforcement officials, consumers and others with critical information regarding vehicle histories. Consumers, through third-party, fee-for-service Web sites, will have access to a vehicle's brand history, odometer data and basic vehicle information, and can be redirected to the current state of record to access the full title record if available. Law enforcement professionals can track a vehicle's status from state to state and access the system directly.
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/2009/bja09020.htm

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Sawgrass

On February 27, 2009, Conversations with Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a discussion Deputy Sheriff Alex J. McDonald, Broward County Sheriff’s Office (ret.) about his novel – Sawgrass.

Program Date: February 27, 2009
Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific
Topic: Conversation with Sergeant
Alex J. McDonald (ret.)
Listen Live:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/02/28/Sawgrass

About the Guest
Alex J. McDonald retired in June 2007 after thirty seven years in law enforcement. He began as a police cadet with Ft. Lauderdale Police Department, in 1970. In 1974, two weeks out of high school, he was hired by Davie Police Department. He was one of the first police officers hired in the State of Florida who was under the age of twenty-one. In 1976, he became a police officer for the Deerfield Beach Police Department; and, in 1982 began his career as a deputy sheriff with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (Florida).

During his career with the
Broward County Sheriff’s Office, he was a member of the Dignitary Protection team, a field training officer, lead defensive tactics instructor, firearms and driving instructor. An avid martial and competitive shooter, he has had numerous articles published in Police Marksman. Alex J. McDonald is the author of Sawgrass.

According to the book description of Sawgrass, “A missing cop is found dead in his car in an orange grove. Suicide or murder? The evidence points to murder but the bureaucrats want it to be suicide. Detective Sergeant Daniel Quinn is in charge of the investigation and sets out to prove murder. A second murder occurs and Quinn finds the two are connected. Quinn becomes embroiled in a drug smuggling investigation and is forced to battle politics, a smuggling group and even the DEA. All of this leads to a surprise ending.”

About the Watering Hole
The Watering Hole is
police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life. Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

About the Host
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years. He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant. He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in
Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University. He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership. Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One. He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/LawEnforcement/2009/02/28/Sawgrass

Program Contact Information
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA
editor@police-writers.com
909.599.7530

Monday, February 02, 2009

Certified Field Search Instructors Training Course

NLECTC-RM is pleased to announce we will be sponsoring a course which will qualify individuals as Certified Field Search Instructors (CFSI). Once certified, these individuals will be able to teach and certify Field Search users within your department or agency.

When: March 16th and 17th 08:00-17:00
Where: Denver, CO, University of Denver Campus
Cost: Free (attendees are responsible for their own travel costs).

Eligibility: The class is open to any representative of a Federal, State, or local governmental agency. Experience and proficiency with Field Search must be demonstrated by the applicant. Individuals who have attended an NLECTC sponsored Field Search class (“Managing Sex Offenders’ Computer Use”) will be given priority in selection. Other Field Search training (i.e. APPA, ICAC, HTCIA, or conference labs) will also be weighted in the selection process.

Applicants must provide a letter from their agency that states they are authorized to be trained as a Field Search Instructor.

Benefits: Individuals holding the CFSI qualifications are licensed to use the Field Search Curriculum and class practicals developed by KBSolutions. This allows them to teach one-day classes certifying government agency staff in the use of Field Search.

How to Apply: Contact Jared Keller (jared.keller@nlectc-rm.org for an application. All attendees will be notified of acceptance in the class no later than February 20.

Application Deadline: February 13.

Course Content: The course is a two day intensive seminar taught by the Field Search Project Manager. Students will utilize and test every aspect of FSWin and FSMac while learning the one day course curriculum. At the end of the course, students will demonstrate their expertise in Field Search through examination.