Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy

2017 Training Digest - A new layout for a new year
Director's Corner

As we are at the beginning of 2017, I thought it would be worth mentioning some of the new classes that

Crater Academy is proud to be able to present the 2017 Training Catalog.  Highlighted here are just some of

the many training opportunities for 2017. You are encouraged to view the entire Catalog on-line and please

contact us with any questions you may have.   In 2017 we’ll be bring new classes as we have for the last

several years. One of the classes we are excited about is entitled “Emotional Survival" this valuable work, 

developed by Dr. Kevin Gilmartin, is well known in the Law Enforcement Community. 

In 2017 we’ll be adding several courses as “In-Service emphasis.” When we do that it means it is a featured

training block in a majority of In-Service training blocks. In 2017 one of these classes will be the “Below 100” training. This training focuses on identifying the leading causes and current trends in preventable line of duty deaths and injuries. This training is based around their “5 Tenets.” These are: Wear Your Belt, Wear Your Vest, Watch Your Speed, WIN—What’s Important Now? And Remember:  Complacency Kills!

Another “In-Service emphasis” class is Mental Health First Aid. This course has been selected by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as part of their “One Mind” pledge.  According to the IACP, “Mental Health First Aid training can help every officer better serve their communities by giving them critical skills to respond safely and responsibly to situations involving people with mental health or substance use disorders.”  A new cultural Diversity Option for 2017 will be a class entitled, “Verbal De-escalation.” This class will help Officers with skills on bringing situations to a peaceful resolution.  

We will have new online training options as well.  One of these is from the Thomas and Means law firm and it is entitled Police Authority Training System (PATS). In PATS, officers receive training "P.A.T.S."  In the Police Authority Training System (PATS) – Officers receive training on the federal constitutional principles - arrest and detention, search and seizure, interview and interrogation - that govern day to day police work, the principles that can and do cause criminal cases and civil lawsuits to be won and lost. 

There will be several Featured FBI Training classes which include the following: Financial Investigation Strategies, Health Care Fraud and Illegal, Prescription Networks, Public Corruption Investigations, Sovereign Citizen Violent Extremism, Social Media and Investigations and Weapons of Mass Destruction – Emerging Threats and Countermeasures. 

Once again in 2017 we will have the “Tactical Training Section.”  The tactical courses have been restructured to align with the Tactical Response and Operations Standards for Law Enforcement Agencies established by the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and the Typed Resource Definitions for Law Enforcement and Security Resources published by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  The SWAT/tactical officer series of courses will now be divided into four levels, with officers learning a different set of tactical skills in each level that have been identified by the NTOA and DHS.

These are just some of what we have planned for this year. The Academy Staff is looking forward to being able to being these and other training programs to you. 

As is always the case; we could not do this without the support of our agencies.

Your support is invaluable!
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Jon Cliborne       
Executive Director