NEW: Crime Prevention Officer Training
NIPSTA is now offering a comprehensive 40-hour Crime Prevention Officer training program to help law enforcement personnel become valuable assets within their jurisdictions through interaction, knowledge of prevention methods, and a desire to promote a strong crime-free community.
Certified Crime Prevention Officers gain valuable skills to deliver quality crime prevention programs and enhance community collaboration while reducing the risks to local residents and businesses. To view all of the training topics and registration options for this week-long program, click here.
Managing the Media and Your Message
Sooner or later, it is going to happen. You will find yourself in front of a television camera or on the other side of a microphone or a telephone call being asked to comment on an incident involving a threat to public safety. It may be a homicide, or a house fire, or a water main break. But how would you respond? What information would you share? Perhaps more importantly, what would you refuse to say?
NIPSTA announces a training program specifically designed to meet the needs of supervisory-level officials who have direct contact with the press. “Media Relations for Department Directors” is a one-day session that addresses the “rules of engagement” and offers valuable interview skills that can be put into practice – before it’s too late!
Instructor Rick Rosenthal, formerly of WGN-TV, WGN Radio, and WMAQ/NBC Radio, will offer his unique perspective in an entertaining format to those who must manage the flow of information during a crisis situation. Register now to attend on June 11, 2013.
Police Simulations Based in Reality
NIPSTA continues its unique series of hands-on workshops for police officers to participate in scenario-based training. Sessions involve the use of SIMUNITIONS firearms and equipment in force-on-force situations. Participants learn proper techniques to be employed in high-risk situations.
The 2013 schedule of training includes the following:
General Arrest Encounters & Building Search – May 24
Vehicle Stops – May 30
Vehicle Stops – October 17
General Arrest Encounters & Building Search – October 25