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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Officers must register for every course by calling the contacts above.

 
 

Continuing Education

LAW ENFORCEMENT

MCC - Blue River, Public Safety Institute
Contacts: Chief Gary Hacker, 816.604.6738
               Anita Little, CEU Assistant, 816.604.6750
               Blue River PSI, 816.604.6700

Course fees are $10 per CEU hour.

MCC-Blue River PSI offers an agency contract pricing which is less expensive than the CEU hourly rate. (Exception: Instructor Development, First Line Supervisor and Kaminsky FTO are not covered on contract)

All courses are $10 per CEU hour except for contracted agencies.

JANUARY 2014 CEU BLOCK TRAINING

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION

COURSE NAME AND DESCRIPTION

COST

Tuesday, Jan. 21

8 a.m.–Noon

PSI Room 110 

ROLL CALL(4 Hours Technical Studies)

$40

This is a four hour block of training which will review training issues from the weekly Police One online magazine.This month’s topics will include:

  • Excessive Use of Force with the Taser

  • Preparing Your Family for an Off-Duty Encounter

  • 10 Tips for When You Are Served with an Excessive Use of Force Lawsuit. 

Instructor:  Officer Larry McCrea

 

Tues., January 21

1 pm – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

 

SUCCESSFUL INTERACTIONS WITH EDPs

(4 Hours Interpersonal Studies)

 $40.00

This four hour block of training addresses tactics and techniques of how officers can defuse interactions with emotionally disturbed persons.

PSI Staff Instructors Rusty Sullivan and Gary Hacker lead this course.

  

Wed., January 22

8 am – 12 pm

PSI Room 110

 

SUICIDE BY COP

(4 Hours Interpersonal Studies)

 $40.00

This is a four hour course in which Captain Gary Hacker will address the phenomenon of suicide by copy.  Tactics to detect SBC and Officer Safety issues.

 

Wed., January 22

1 pm – 5 pm

PSI Room 111

 

FIREARMS TRAINING SYSTEM (FATS)

(3 Hours Skills Development & 1 Hour Legal Studies)

$40.00

Academy instructors will discuss Firearms Survival issues and officers will utilize the Milo Laser Weapons in simulated scenarios.  CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 15 – OFFICERS MUST REGISTER TO RESERVE THEIR SPOT.

 

DATE CHANGE!

Mon., January 27

8 am – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

 

BEYOND TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS

CANCELLED

(8 Hours Interpersonal Skills)

 $80.00

Academy instructor Rusty Sullivan will impart new and different ways to gain verbal compliance when interacting with confrontational subjects.

 

Thurs., January 30

8 am – 12 pm

PSI Room 110

 

SUCCESSFUL INTERACTIONS WITH EDPs

CANCELLED

(4 Hours Interpersonal Studies)

 $40.00

This four hour block of training addresses tactics and techniques of how officers can defuse interactions with emotionally disturbed persons.

PSI Staff Instructors Rusty Sullivan and Gary Hacker lead this course.

 

Thurs., January 30

1 pm – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

 

AVOIDING RACIAL PROFILING THROUGH BIAS AWARENESS

(1 Hour Legal Studies & 2 Hours Interpersonal Studies)

$30.00

Academy instructors will discuss tactics to avoid racial profiling and help officers identify their personal biases.

 

February 2014 CEU Block Training

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION

COURSE NAME AND DESCRIPTION

COST

 

Tues., February 4

through

Thurs., February 6

8 am – 5 pm

PSI Room 150

 

SIG ARMS ARMORER

(For POST information, please contact Sig)

$415.00

A 16 hours course covering Introduction to Sig Sauer pistols, the Safety System, inspection procedures, troubleshooting and more.  Taught by Sig Sauer instructor(s).  THIS IS A SPECIALIZED COURSE AND NOT COVERED UNDER CONTRACT.
TO ENROLL IN THIS CLASS, PLEASE GO TO THE SIG SAUER WEBSITE AT  www.sigsaueracademy.com.

THIS COURSE IS
NOT COVERED
UNDER CONTRACT

Mon., February 10
through

Fri., February 14

8 am – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

 

INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT

CLASS FULL -- No further reservations accepted at this time and no walk-ins.

(30 Hours Technical Studies, 4 Hours Skill Development & 6 Hours Interpersonal Studies )

$400.00

This is a 40 hour class which is designed to impart police teaching skills to any officer or police supervisor. Missouri POST requires officers to have completed a CERTIFIED Instructor Development course if they are teaching In-Service training. PSI Academy Instructor Rusty Sullivan is Lead Instructor.  The cost for this course is $400 per officer and includes police instructor’s manual and INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE.   THIS IS A SPECIALIZED COURSE AND NOT COVERED UNDER CONTRACT. 

THIS COURSE IS
NOT COVERED
UNDER CONTRACT

Wed., February 19

1 pm – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

 

MANAGING AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR

(2 Hours Interpersonal Studies & 2 Hours Skill Development)

$40.00

Captain Gary Hacker will present tactics to defuse aggressive behavior and will also discuss low level physical techniques that can be used to gain physical compliance.

 

Wed., February 19

8 am – 12 pm

PSI Room 110

 

LEGAL UPDATES IN USE OF FORCE ISSUES

(4 Hours Legal Studies)

$40.00

This four hour course will address legal updates regarding use of force.  Topics covered include new case law regarding Taser use, pursuits and lethal force issues.  Instructor:  TBA

 

Thurs., February 20

8 am – 12 pm

PSI Room 110

 

SUCCESSFUL INTERACTIONS WITH EDPs

(4 Hours Interpersonal Studies)

$40.00

This four hour block of training addresses tactics and techniques of how officers can defuse interactions with emotionally disturbed persons.  PSI Staff Instructors Rusty Sullivan and Gary Hacker lead this course.

 

Thurs., February 20

1 pm – 5 pm

PSI Room 111

 

FIREARMS TRAINING SYSTEM (FATS)

(3 Hours Skills Development & 1 Hour Legal Studies)

$40.00

Academy instructors will discuss Firearms Survival issues and officers will utilize the Milo Laser Weapons in simulated scenarios.  CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 15 – OFFICERS MUST REGISTER TO RESERVE THEIR SPOT.

 

Thurs., February 27
through

Friday, February 28

8 am – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

SPANISH FOR LEOs

(16 Hours Interpersonal Studies)

$150.00

A two day crash course imparting emergency Hispanic phrases commonly used by law enforcement officers.

Instructor: Carlos Vargas

 

 

March 2014 CEU BLOCK TRAINING

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION

COURSE NAME AND DESCRIPTION

COST 

Tues., March 4

8 am – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

 

SURVIVING FORCE ON FORCE VEHICLE STOPS

(6 Hours Skills Development & 2 Hour Technical Studies)

$80.00

This eight hour block of training will impart tactics and safety procedures utilized during force on force confrontations.

Instructor: PSI Academy instructors

 

Wed., March 5

8 am – 12 pm

PSI Room 110

 

SUICIDE BY COP

(4 Hours Interpersonal Studies)

$40.00

This is a four hour course in which Captain Gary Hacker will address the phenomenon of suicide by copy.  Tactics to detect SBC and Officer Safety issues.

 

Wed., March 5

1 pm – 4 pm

PSI Room 110

 

SEXTING

(3 Hours Legal Studies)

$40.00

Sgt. Becky Edwards will discuss the new law updates on sending sexual messages via text.  She will also address how to avoid sexual harassment complaints.

 

Thurs., March 6

8 am – 12 pm

PSI Room 110

 

LEADERSHIP FOR TODAY’S COMMANDER

(4 Hours Interpersonal Studies)

$40.00

This four hour block of training will address Leadership issues for police commanders and supervisors.  Lt. Colonel Hugh Mills of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department will lead this training.

 

Wed., March 19

8 am – 12 pm

PSI Room 110

 

MANAGEMENT BY 8 BALL

CANCELLED

(4 Hours Interpersonal Studies)

$40.00

Are you managing by “8-ball”?  This four hour block of training developed by Chief Rusty Sullivan addresses indecisive leadership and will identify your leadership skills.

 

Tues., March 25

8 am – 12 pm

PSI Room 110

 

SUCCESSFUL INTERACTIONS WITH EDPs

(4 Hours Interpersonal Studies)

$40.00

This four hour block of training addresses tactics and techniques of how officers can defuse interactions with emotionally disturbed persons.

PSI Staff Instructors Rusty Sullivan and Gary Hacker lead this course.

 

Tues., March 25

1 pm – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

 

MANAGING AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR

(2 Hours Interpersonal Studies & 2 Hours Skill Development)

$40.00

Captain Gary Hacker will present tactics to defuse aggressive behavior and will also discuss low level physical techniques that can be used to gain physical compliance.

 

Wed., March 26

8 am – 12 pm

PSI Room 111

 

FIREARMS TRAINING SYSTEM (FATS)

(3 Hours Skills Development & 1 Hour Legal Studies)

$40.00

Academy instructors will discuss Firearms Survival issues and officers will utilize the Milo Laser Weapons in simulated scenarios.  CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 15 – OFFICERS MUST REGISTER TO RESERVE THEIR SPOT.

 

Thurs., March 27

8 am – 12 pm

PSI Room 110

 

WARRIOR MINDSET

(4 hours Technical Studies)

$40.00

This training analyzes many of the findings of the book “Warrior Mindset.” Officers will to take the mental toughness psychological skills profile.

Instructors:  Sgt. Rick DeFelice and Chief Gary Hacker.

 

Thurs., March 27

1 pm – 4 pm

PSI Room 110

 

AVOIDING RACIAL PROFILING THROUGH BIAS AWARENESS

(1 Hour Legal Studies & 2 Hours Interpersonal Studies)

$30.00

Academy instructors will discuss tactics to avoid racial profiling and help officers identify their personal biases.

 

APRIL 2014 CEU BLOCK TRAINING

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION

COURSE NAME AND DESCRIPTION

COST

Wed., April 9

8 am – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

 

BEYOND TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS

(8 Hours Interpersonal Skills)

$80.00

Academy instructor Rusty Sullivan will impart new and different ways to gain verbal compliance when interacting with confrontational subjects.

 

Wed., April 9

1 pm – 5 pm

PSI Room 111

 

FIREARMS TRAINING SYSTEM (FATS)

(3 Hours Skills Development & 1 Hour Legal Studies)

$40.00

Academy instructors will discuss Firearms Survival issues and officers will utilize the Milo Laser Weapons in simulated scenarios.  CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO 15 – OFFICERS MUST REGISTER TO RESERVE THEIR SPOT.

 

Thurs., April 10

8 am – 12 pm

PSI Room 110

SOVEREIGN CITIZENS & SKINHEADS

(4 Hours Technical Studies)

$40.00

Academy Instructors will discuss the dangers that sovereign citizens and skinheads present to any law enforcement officer.  Instructor:  TBA

 

M-W & F

April 14, 15, 16 & 18

8 am – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

 

FIRST LINE SUPERVISOR

(6 Hours Legal Studies, 12 Hours Interpersonal Studies and 14 Hours Technical Studies)

$250.00

For new supervisors and those about to be promoted, this course covers such topics as the role of the supervisor in the police organization, Supreme Court decisions regarding employee case law and motivation police employees.  THIS IS A SPECIALIZED COURSE AND NOT COVERED UNDER CONTRACT.

THIS COURSE IS
NOT COVERED
UNDER CONTRACT

Tues., April 22

8 am – 12 pm

PSI Room 110

 

UNDERSTANDING ISLAM

(4 hours Interpersonal Studies)

$40.00

A four hour block of training that addresses the primary differences between Muslim culture and Western culture.

Instructor: Chief Gary Hacker

 

Wed., April 23

8 am – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

 

OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANGS

(6 hours Technical, 2 hours Interpersonal Studies)

$80.00

This seminar discusses local outlaw motorcycle gangs and what every police officer should know when dealing with them. Instructor:  Larry McCrea, retired Kansas City Police Officer

 

Thurs., April 24

8 am – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

SURVIVING FORCE ON FORCE VEHICLE STOPS

(6 Hours Skills Development & 2 Hour Technical Studies)

$80.00

This eight hour block of training will impart tactics and safety procedures utilized during force on force confrontations.

Instructor: PSI Academy instructors

 

MAY 2014 CEU BLOCK TRAINING

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION

COURSE NAME AND DESCRIPTION

COST

Tues., May 6

8 am – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

BASIC INTERVIEW & INTERROGATION

(8 Hours Interpersonal Skills)

$80.00

An 8-hour course designed for new investigators.  Officers will learn to identify and avoid common mistakes committed by new detectives during interrogation and interviews.

Instructor is Det. Terry Dorman

 

Thurs., May 8

8 am – 5 pm

PSI Room 110

INTRO TO CRIME SCENE TECHNIQUES

(8 Hours Technical Studies)

$80.00

An 8-hour course designed for new investigators or crime scene techs.  The course will cover basic crime scene searches, sketches, introduction to digital photography and processing scenes for latent prins.

Instructor is Det. Roger Denton

ALL OFFICERS MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND ANY COURSE.

Contact the Public Safety Institute at 816.604.6750 to learn more about agency contracts.

Last Modified: 3/25/14