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Law Enforcement Coordination

MISSION

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The Law Enforcement Coordination  programs primary mission is to facilitate and promote communication, coordination and cooperation among state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies in the Eastern District of Louisiana by providing resources, information, training and technical assistance, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of the criminal justice system.

This mission is accomplished in many ways, but the main focus of our LEC program is training. The LEC sponsors low cost or no-cost training seminars addressing various subjects pertinent to law enforcement officials. These seminars are made available to all state, local and federal law enforcement agencies. Topics include asset forfeiture and equitable sharing, interview and interrogation, search and seizure, methamphetamine investigation, critical incident stress management, terrorism, Community Oriented Policing, and many other contemporary issues.

Quinn A. Smith is the Law Enforcement Coordinator for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He serves as the point of contact for all law enforcement. For information or assistance concerning federal anti-crime programs or other law enforcement issues, feel free to contact him at 504-680-3003 or quinn.smith@usdoj.gov.

 


RECENT EVENTS

 

ALERRT – Solo Officer Rapid Deployment

When: November 25-26, 2019

Where: 
(DAY 1) St Charles Parish Sheriff Office Shooting Range 5061 LA-3127, Kilona,LA 70057 
(DAY 2) Gretna Middle School, 910 Gretna Blvd. Gretna, LA 70053

Training Summary: 

This course is designed to provide the solo officer (off-duty/plain clothes/uniform) with the knowledge, physical skills, and mind set on how to isolate, distract, or neutralize an armed threat like an active shooter.

Key Topics: 

  • reasons to carry for off-duty/plain-clothes officers
  • levels of intervention
  • deadly force policies and case studies
  • ergonomic considerations for plain clothes carry
  • options for mitigating the occurrence of blue-on-blue shootings
  • concepts and principles of solo officer movement
  • threshold evaluations
  • room entry techniques
  • post engagement priorities of work
  • incident management

Contact: 
Lt. Brian Rico, Gretna PD. (504) 329-9735
Quinn Smith, USAO/LEC (504) 421-2089

 

Non-Emergency Call Handling        Course #: 19-1098

When:  Nov 19, 2019

Where: Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm  

Price: $229.00 per person

Training Summary:  Whether its 911 or 311, your call center will receive non-emergency calls. How your call takers respond to citizens is crucial to building a successful image for your agency. This class will prepare your team to professionally respond to all types of calls from your citizens.

Topics Covered:

  • First impressions
  • Customer service goals
  • Developing a telephone personality
  • Barriers to listening
  • Journalistic Investigative Approach
  • 300 Call Syndrome
  • Reaction principle
  • Telephone answering techniques
  • Message taking
  • Administrative call handling
  • Screening callers
  • Call transfers
  • Information gathering
  • Managing stress
  • Avoiding burnout

To register: call Anthony at  203.350.0349 or email asepkowski@powerphone.com

 

Basic Training for Street Gang Investigators

When: Nov 13-15, 2019

Where:  New Orleans Police Department Training Academy
4650 Paris Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

Time:  8:00am to 5:00pm

Training Summary: 

As part of the Project Safe Neighborhood Violent Crime Initiative led by the US Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana, this training is made possible through funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The three-day class offers basic, entry-level training to sworn officers newly assigned to work with street gangs or those with limited experience and/or no formal training in street gang investigations.

Key Topics: 

  • Basic Gang Awareness: Recognition, Identification, and Documentation
  • Developing and Managing Confidential Sources
  • Regional Gang Overview
  • Prevention/Intervention and the Role of Law Enforcement
  • Gang Investigations in the New Era of Policing
  • Interviewing Gang Members
  • Gang Suppression Strategies
  • Trial Prep for the Gang Cop
  • Social Media Investigations

Register:  https://www.nationalgangcenter.gov/Register/Basic

Contact:  National Gang Center (NGC) at (800) 446-0912, extension 371, information@nationalgangcenter.gov

Quinn Smith, Quinn.Smith@usdoj.gov  504-680-3003

 

The Impact of Heroin and Fentanyl

When:  Sep 20, 2019

Where: 39395 Pine Street, Pearl River, LA 70452

Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm  

Price: Free

Training Summary:  The increase of prescription drugs has led to the drastic proliferation of heroin abuse in our society and the emergence of fentanyl analogues. This tuition-free, 8-hour Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training course will provide students with an understanding of factors that influence the use and abuse of heroin and fentanyl. Starting with the history of opium, participants will explore the evolution of opium and opiates leading to fentanyl and the impact on law enforcement investigations and the communities they serve. The course will discuss safe handling of substances, precautions when encountering those who abuse opiates and opioids, and securing evidence.

Topics Covered:

  • History of Opium
  • Heroin, Opiates, and Opioids
  • Factors Leading to Abuse
  • Substances Used in Conjunction with Opioids/Opiates
  • Methods of Drug Ingestion
  • Fentanyl
  • Drug Interactions with the Body
  • Naloxone
  • Signs of Opiate/Opioid Use
  • Long Term Effects on the Body
  • Dangers of Drug

To register: Quinn Smith, Quinn.Smith@usdoj.gov  504-680-3003 or Lt. Gary Ranatza, garyranatza@stpso.com  985-863-6510

http://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?23660

 

Domestic Violence Intervention    Course #: 19-1097

When:  Sep 19, 2019

Where: Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm  

Price: $229.00 per person

Training Summary:  Make a difference on the next domestic violence call you handle. Learn what questions to ask and what instructions to give when faced with different types of domestic violence calls. This course will provide tele-communicators with new tactics for handling volatile and complex incidents.

Topics Covered:

  • Abandoned calls
  • Characteristics of battered victims
  • Children and domestic violence
  • Legal issues
  • Restraining orders
  • Stalking
  • Language barriers
  • Cultural/religious differences
  • Abusive relationships
  • Defense tactics to discredit witnesses
  • Essentials of courtroom testimony
  • Role-playing exercises

To register: call Anthony at  203.350.0349 or email asepkowski@powerphone.com

 

Current Drug Trends

When: Aug 23, 2019

Where: 39395 Pine Street, Pearl River, LA 70452

Time: 8:00am to 5:00pm  

Cost: Free

Training Summary:  Students will learn how to visually identify various controlled and non-controlled substances and related paraphernalia; understand the processes of cultivation and/or production of various controlled and non-controlled substances; develop an understanding and recognition of how legal substances can be abused to achieve an intoxication; understand the methods of ingestion of various controlled and non-controlled substances; possible medicinal and/or cultural uses, weights and diluents, associate slang terms used for various controlled and non-controlled substances with their proper names; and identify various methods to conceal substances.

Topics Covered:

  • Drug Scheduling and Classification
  • Narcotics
  • Cannabis
  • Designer Drugs
  • Stimulants
  • Anabolic Steroids
  • Depressants
  • Non-controlled Substances
  • Hallucinogens
  • Clandestine Laboratories

To register: Quinn Smith, Quinn.Smith@usdoj.gov  504-680-3003 or Lt. Gary Ranatza, garyranatza@stpso.com  985-863-6510

http://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?23659

 

Characteristics of Armed Offenders

When: August 8-9, 2019

Where:  Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office
1825 W. Willow Street, Lafayette, La 70583

Time:  8:30am to 5:00pm

Training Summary: 

This training seminar is designed for Federal, State and Local law enforcement agents/officers that are engaged in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of violent criminal street gangs, violent felons, and firearms perpetrators. Join our expert trainers for one of the two day events convenient to your agency

Register:  https://usaolaetraining.org/PSNLafayette

Contact:  Quinn Smith, Quinn.Smith@usdoj.gov  504-680-3003

 

Characteristics of Armed Offenders

When: August 5-6, 2019

Where:  Shreveport Police Department Training Academy
6440 Greenwood Road, Shreveport, LA 71101

Time:  8:30am to 5:00pm

Training Summary: 

This training seminar is designed for Federal, State and Local law enforcement agents/officers that are engaged in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of violent criminal street gangs, violent felons, and firearms perpetrators. Join our expert trainers for one of the two day events convenient to your agency.

Register:  https://usaolaetraining.org/PSNShreveport

Contact:  Quinn Smith, Quinn.Smith@usdoj.gov  504-680-3003

 

ALERRT – Active Shooter Response Level 1

When: July 28 to Aug 1, 2019

Where:  Gretna Middle School
910 Gretna Blvd.Gretna,La 70053

Training Summary: 

This dynamic course of instruction is designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter.

Key Topics: 

  • shooting and moving
  • threshold evaluation
  • concepts and principles of team movement
  • setting up for and room entry techniques
  • approach and breaching the crisis site
  • secondary responder tactics
  • improvised explosive devices
  • post engagement priorities of work.

Contact:  Lt. Brian Rico Gretna PD

Quinn Smith, Quinn.Smith@usdoj.gov  504-680-3003

 

ALERRT – Active Shooter Response (Train the Trainer)

When: July 14-19, 2019

Where:  Gretna Middle School
910 Gretna Blvd, Gretna, La 70053

Training Summary:  This course includes the complete delivery of the Active Shooter Level I course of study

Key Topics: 

  • instructional techniques and methodology for delivering the course
  • force-on-force scenario development
  • safety protocols and procedures
  • graded participant teach-backs
  • graded participant-led force-on-force scenarios
  • remediation
  • video debrief
  • course critiques
  • evaluations

Contact:  Lt. Brian Rico (Gretna P.D.) at (504) 329-9735 or brico@gretnapolice.com

Quinn Smith, Quinn.Smith@usdoj.gov  504-680-3003

 

ALERRT – Active Attack Integrated Response Course

When: July 10-11, 2019

Where:  Central Lafourche HS
4820 LA-1 Raceland, LA 70394

Training Summary: 

The AAIR course is designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, tele-communicator and EMS in active attack/shooter events. The course provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills based on tactical emergency casualty care guidelines, which can be used at the point of injury to increase survivability of victims.

Contact:  Lt. John Champagne # 8415

Quinn Smith, Quinn.Smith@usdoj.gov  504-680-3003

 

RCTA – Interview and Interrogation Course

When: July 8-12, 2019

Where:  St Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

Training Facility 39395 Pine St. Pearl River, LA 70452

Training Summary: 

The purpose of this program is to educate the student on the use of subconscious communication for gathering information in the field of criminal justice with specific emphasis placed on those investigations involving narcotics and the possession and distribution of illegal drugs and related activities.

Contact:  Quinn Smith, Quinn.Smith@usdoj.gov  504-680-3003

 

ALERRT – Active Attack Integrated Response Course

When: July 8-9, 2019

Where:  Central Lafourche HS
4820 LA-1 Raceland, LA 70394

Training Summary: 

The AAIR course is designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, tele-communicator and EMS in active attack/shooter events. The course provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills based on tactical emergency casualty care guidelines, which can be used at the point of injury to increase survivability of victims.

Contact:  Lt. John Champagne # 8414

Quinn Smith, Quinn.Smith@usdoj.gov  504-680-3003

 

Disasters and the Dispatcher  Course #: 19-1096

When:  Jun 11, 2019

Where: Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm  

Price: $229.00 per person

Training Summary:  Many dispatchers are not fully prepared if a disaster were to affect their community. Disasters can strike anywhere and anytime – including historical flooding along many rivers, deadly tornadoes in several states, and devastating hurricanes. Learn proven methods of gathering information in the least amount of time, while determining the severity and urgency of the call for assistance. Each student will also receive a course manual containing a Continuity of Operations Plan template to be tailored and implemented at their own agency.

Topics Covered:

  • Emergency management
  • Pre-arrival instructions
  • Journalistic investigate approach
  • Incident Command System (ICS)
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Continuity of Operations (CONOPS)
  • Three classes of threats
  • Natural disasters
  • Man-made disaster
  • Unified call taking principles

To register: call Anthony at  203.350.0349 or email asepkowski@powerphone.com

 

Protecting Houses of Worship Security Symposium

When: Apr 24, 2019

Where: Tulane University (Uptown Campus) Academic Quad, Richardson Hall

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00pm  

Training Summary:  The Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Orleans Division, in collaboration with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana; U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; Anti-Defamation League, Southern Region of Louisiana; U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Unit; and Tulane University, will be co-hosting a free “Protecting Houses of Worship” symposium on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. We are inviting all Faith-Based, Multi-Denominational clergy leaders and their security personnel to attend this important information symposium. Key points of discussion will include:

Topics Covered:

  • Customer service Active Shooter Awareness
  • Active Shooter Preparedness and Response
  • Hate Crimes Overview

To register: https://usaolaetraining.org/ProtectingHousesOfWorship

 

"SURVIVE & THRIVE” Officer Safety & Wellness Training

When: April 9-10, 2019

Where: Belle Chasse

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm  

Training Summary:  This training provides law enforcement officers at the patrol and supervisory levels with information and techniques to utilize throughout their careers.

Topics Covered:

  • Causes of officer assaults, injuries, and deaths
  • Safety and preparedness mind-set
  • Physical health
  • Officer-citizen encounters
  • Mitigating stress
  • Weapon concealment
  • Intentional wellness mind-set
  • Surviving an assault
  • Casualty care and rescue tactics
  • Personal protective factors
  • Deaths not associated with assaults
  • Vehicle safety
  • Officer survivor story
  • Additional topics covered throughout the course include professionalism, leadership, and critical decision making

To register: call Ms. Jenny Cherry   (850) 385-0600 ext. 405     jcherry@iir.comor

https://www.valorforblue.org/VALOR-Training/VALOR-Training-Events/April-9-10-2019-Belle-Chasse-LA

 

Overdose Death Investigations Seminar

When: Mar 21, 2019

Where: US Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana
650 Poydras Street.   16th Floor 

Time: 1:30am to 4:30pm  

Price: Free

Training Summary:  In the midst of the national opioid crisis, Pittsburgh FBI has a well-established multi-agency task force focused on investigating overdose deaths. Prosecutors and investigators will be in New Orleans to share their successes, challenges, and best practices developed through these investigations.

All law enforcement, healthcare, and governmental partners are invited to attend the seminar. The primary target audience is homicide detectives, narcotics detectives, coroner’s office investigators, prosecutors, and their supervisors

On line registration link provided below: 

To register: call Please RSVP to: cmcunningham@fbi.gov  to confirm your registration

   

Crisis Communications Training    Course #: 19-0195

When: Mar 19, 2019

Where: Belle Chasse Public Library 8442
Highway 23, Belle Chase, LA

Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm  

Price: $229.00 per person

Training Summary:  Train communications personnel on the critical role they have as a communications operator in providing customer service and responding as an operator to an agency-related or caller-based crisis, and the procedures that should follow to better protect agency employees and callers.

Topics Covered:

  • Customer service as a communications operator.
  • Responding as an operator to an agency-related crisis.
  • Procedures to better protect company employees or agency co-workers.
  • Responding as an operator to callers experiencing workplace or domestic violence.

To register: call Anthony at  203.350.0349 or email asepkowski@powerphone.com

 

T3-Tact, Tactics and Trust

Date: Dec 10, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: New Orleans Police Department Training Academy
4650 Paris Ave. New Orleans, LA 70122

Cost:  Free

Training Summary: 

One-day basic-level course on the T3 – Tact, Tactics, and Trust™ system. T3™ is a unique police training program that integrates tactical, social, and decision-making skills in a single, realistic context. The T3 training program is offered through the Bureau of Justice Assistance VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative. T3 provides law enforcement with evidence-based knowledge, tools, and skills to help better defuse and resolve tense situations with the least amount of force necessary. The T3 basic course introduces law enforcement officers to the core principles of T3, and teaches tactical, communication, and cognitive skills essential to officer safety and mutual police-community trust. Officers who learn and practice core skills from T3 will have an enhanced capability to safely and effectively handle unpredictable and potentially dangerous interactions on the street.

This class is suitable for all levels of experience. Training officers, supervisors, and police union officials are particularly encouraged to attend. Attendance restricted to sworn LE personnel except by special permission. Attire: casual or department training attire.

Topics Covered:

  • Seven Core Principles of Tact, Tactics, and Trust
  • Controlling the Deadly Mix of Serious and Lethal Attacks Against Police
  • “Graham-Plus:” Strengthening Your Legal “Body Armor”
  • Patrol Expert TM Digital Training System and Tactical Decision Exercises (TDEs)
  • Interactive Scenarios and tactical skills demonstrations
  • “GIRing-In” – How to Rapidly Assess and Engage Strangers
  • “Sul-Talk” – Effective Control of People at Gunpoint• Communicating with the active shooter

To register: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efqx2e7ac3b090e8&llr=oag98i9ab

 

Active Shooting

Date: Nov 13, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Belle Chasse Library 8442 Highway 23

Cost: $229.00 per person

Training Summary: 

Make every second count when you are faced with a fast-moving incident.  From college campuses to workplace violence to mall shootings, the active shooter is a unique challenge for law enforcement agencies. 911 calls from frightened victims and bystanders are a reality that tele-communicators will continue to be faced with.

Topics Covered:

  • Pre-planning
  • Profiling the active shooter
  • Five origins of active shootings
  • Pre-arrival instructions
  • Gathering vital intelligence for responders
  • Communicating with the active shooter
  • Workplace violence
  • School shootings
  • Containment plans

 To register: call (203)-350-0349     Course#: 18-1029

 

Street Gangs And The Prison Connection

Date: September 25 - 26, 2018

Time: 8 am to 5 pm

Location: Gretna Police Department, 200 - 5th Street, Gretna, LA 70053

Cost: Free

Training Summary: This tuition-free 16-hour Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training course is primarily for corrections personnel and law enforcement officers working closely with correctional facilities. The influence of criminal street gang members on our prison system and back into our communities is paramount. Methods to identify, monitor and manage these gang members as a security threat group are presented and discussed in this course. The relationship of gang members in prison with their local street gangs is emphasized to include intelligence, communications, and criminal activities (drugs, violence, and extortion) in prison and on the streets. Criminal street gang members and Security Threat Group members utilize tactics to promote and further their criminal interests.

Key Topics:

  • Success tactics for management of gangs in prison
  • Gang origins
  • Gang types (transnational, national, regional, neighborhood
  • Prison intake process and housing
  • Support structure inside and outside of the prison

 Register at: https://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?23403

Contact: Quinn Smith, Ouinn.Smith@usdoi.gov, 504-680-3003 or

MPO Ann Lore, alore@gretnapolice.com, 504-329-9735

 

Interviews and Body Language Techniques

Date: September 6, 2018

Time: 8 a.m.-5 pm

Location: St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Center Special Services Office
220 Judge Edward Dufresne Pkwy., Luling, LA 70070

Cost: Free

Training Summary:  This tuition-free, 8-hour Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training course will address techniques for assessing transnational offenders through knowledge of interview techniques, body language and eye patterns. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to apply successful interrogations techniques to detect deception or truthfulness in an individual while obtaining intelligence on transnational crime which may encompass terrorism, drug cartels and counter terrorist finance investigations.

Key Topics:

  • The Basics of Offender Encounters
  • Legal Issues
  • The Interview
  • Eye Accessing

Register at:  https://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?23408

Contact: Quinn Smith, Ouinn.Smith@usdoi.gov, 504-680-3003 or Sgt. Darren Gros, St. Charles SO, dgros@stcharlessheriff.org  985-783-6237 ext. 2604

 

Transnational Criminal Organizations

Date: August 27, 2018

Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:  39395 Pine Street, Pearl River, LA 70452

Training Summary:  This tuition-free, 8-hour Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training course is designed to provide an overview of criminal organizations that operate on a transnational level. The course will examine transnational crime with attention to the methods and movement of illegal drugs, weapons, human trafficking, and money laundering. Analysis of the inter and intra operational dynamics will be presented to include organizational psychology, ideology, command and control, modus operandi, and the tactical use of international movement, corruption, and violence. Terrorist organizations and transnational criminals will be studied along with various successful preventive and investigative techniques.

Course topics include:

  • The Universal Criminal Code
  • Narco-Terrorism
  • TCO Characteristics, Motivation, and Ideology
  • Columbian Drug Trafficking Organizations
  • Illicit Commerce and Money Laundering
  • Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations

Register at: http://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?23462

Contact: Quinn Smith, Quinn.Smith@usdoj.gov, 504-680-3003 or Lt. Gary Ranatza, garyranatza@stpso.com, 985-863-6510

 

Interviews and Statement Analysis

Date: August 21-23, 2018

Time: 8 am to 5 pm

Location: St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Center Special Services Office, 220 Judge Edward Dufresne Pkwy., Luling, LA 70070

Cost: Free

Training Summary: Obtaining intelligence on transnational crime is critical during all phases of an investigation. HUMINT has proven to be one of the most effective methods in gathering information, especially with the use of effective interview and interrogation techniques. The goal of this tuition-free, 24-hour Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training course is to familiarize both new and seasoned military and law enforcement investigators with the various disciplines of detecting deception when engaged with face to face interviewing. This is accomplished though learning to recognize non-verbal body language, eye-assessing cues (neurolinguistics), and by being introduced to the newest form of conducting a detailed analysis of verbal and written statements. This unique course offers investigators insight as to what a person is actually saying, and, most importantly, what they are not saying. Attendees are challenged to analyze a variety of written statements to evaluate their validity and the value of the information contained when dealing with transnational offenders/suspects engaged in terrorism, drug trafficking, and money laundering. The students will also view multiple recorded sessions of actual interviews. The students are also invited to participate in group and individual class assignments involving factual cases.

Key Topics:

  • Verbal lie detection
  • Open and closed end questions
  • Teaching the subject to lie
  • Non-verbal body language
  • Evasive verbal response

Register at:    https://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?23407

Contact: Quinn Smith, Ouinn.Smith@usdoi.gov, 504-680-3003 or Sgt. Darren Gros, St. Charles SO, dgros@stcharlessheriff.org  985-783-6237 ext. 2604

 

Highway Vehicle Stops and the Drug Trafficker-Patrol Training

When:  August 10, 2018

Where:  St. Charles Parish Sheriff Office Training Center     

            220 Judge Edward Dufresne Pkwy., Luling, LA 70070       

Time: 8am to 5pm  

Training Summary:  This fast paced one-day course is intended for patrol officers and supervisors who want to become more effective in detecting, apprehending, and documenting the arrest of criminals including drug users, drug traffickers, fugitives, gang members, and even terrorist. Course topics include: Background and History of Criminal Investigations, Suspects Contacts, Pre-and Post-Stop Characteristics of Criminal Behavior, Making a Legal Stop, Consensual Encounters, Roadside Interviews, Detecting Deception, and Arrest Tactics.

Online registration link provided below:

http://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?2322

 

Protecting Law Enforcement Responders
Co-Hosted w/ U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of LA & ROCIC

Date: Aug 7, 2018

Location: Belle Chasse, LA-   Belle Chasse Public Library 8442 Highway 23

Time: 8:30 AM 4:30 PM

Cost: Price: $229.00 per person

Training Summary:  With high-risk law enforcement-related 911 calls dispatched daily, it is essential that focus on officer safety is continuously reinforced. As a 911 call-taker or dispatcher, you are a vital link in the emergency response chain and the lifeline to responding officers. Consequently, you must educate yourself about the dangers they might face and how to best minimize those risks.

Key Topics:

  • Felonious line of duty deaths
  • High-risk crimes and incidents in progress
  • Groups that target law enforcement
  • Extremist and street gangs
  • Dispatcher tactics to protect officers
  • Officer safety in motor vehicle stops

To register:  Call at 203-350-0349

 

Drug Identification for Corrections Training Course

When: July 31-Aug 1, 2018

Where: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office Training Facility           
2981 Old Plain Dealing Rd., Plain Dealing, LA 71064

Time: 8am to 5pm  

Training Summary:  This tuition-free 16-hour Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training class is designed to educate correctional officers at the county, state, and federal levels, and jail nurses and will provide pertinent information on recognizing current drug trends, clandestine clothing, paraphernalia, concealment methods, symbols of the drug world and recognizing the variety of ways contraband is smuggled or mailed to correctional facilities. One of the key factors in keeping both staff and inmates safe is recognizing substance abuse, overdose signs and symptoms and being able to distinguishing between possible medical conditions, which can mimic drug use. The course will give a broad overview and break down the human body and how each of the 11 major systems are affected by the use of substances. Whether it is a Huber inmate returning from work, bookings or sentenced inmates drug use is prevalent. The key to officer and inmate safety is recognizing drug use and properly documenting those observations. Course topics include: Booking procedures and medical screenings, Paraphernalia, clothing, and tattoos, Drug categories,

Physiology, Signs and symptoms of drug use, K-9 deployment, and Report writing.

On line registration link provided below:           

http://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?23363

 

Drug Identification for Corrections Training Course

When: July 18-19, 2018

Where: St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Office Training Facility           
39395 Pine St. Pearl River, LA 70452  

Time: 8am to 5pm  

Training Summary:  This tuition-free 16-hour Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training class is designed to educate correctional officers at the county, state, and federal levels, and jail nurses and will provide pertinent information on recognizing current drug trends, clandestine clothing, paraphernalia, concealment methods, symbols of the drug world and recognizing the variety of ways contraband is smuggled or mailed to correctional facilities. One of the key factors in keeping both staff and inmates safe is recognizing substance abuse, overdose signs and symptoms and being able to distinguishing between possible medical conditions, which can mimic drug use. The course will give a broad overview and break down the human body and how each of the 11 major systems are affected by the use of substances. Whether it is a Huber inmate returning from work, bookings or sentenced inmates drug use is prevalent. The key to officer and inmate safety is recognizing drug use and properly documenting those observations. Course topics include: Booking procedures and medical screenings, Paraphernalia, clothing, and tattoos, Drug categories,

Physiology, Signs and symptoms of drug use, K-9 deployment, and Report writing.

On line registration link provided below:           

http://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?23294

 

Street Gangs and the Prison Connection

When: July 11-12, 2018

Where:  St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office Training Center Special Services Office
220 Judge Edward Dufresne Pkwy., Luling, LA 70070

Time:  8am to 5pm

Training Summary: 

This tuition-free 16-hour Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training course is primarily for corrections personnel and law enforcement officers working closely with correctional facilities. The influence of criminal street gang members on our prison system and back into our communities is paramount. Methods to identify, monitor and manage these gang members as a security threat group are presented and discussed in this course. The relationship of gang members in prison with their local street gangs is emphasized to include intelligence, communications, and criminal activities (drugs, violence, and extortion) in prison and on the streets. Criminal street gang members and Security Threat Group members utilize tactics to promote and further their criminal interests.

Key Topics: 

  • Mindset of criminal street gangs and security threat groups
  • Types of crimes
  • Prison intake process and housing
  • Major gangs in the United States
  • Support structure inside and outside of the prison
  • Immigrant gangs
  • Success tactics for management of gangs in prison
  • Alliances
  • Gang origins
  • Gang types (transnational, national, regional, neighborhood)
  • Prison and street intelligence
  • Safety

Register:  http://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?23405

 

Recognition of Domestic Hate Groups and Lone Wolves

When: July 11, 2018

Where:  Gretna Police Department Training Complex
200 5th Street Gretna, La. 70053

Time:  8am to 4pm

Training Summary: 

This Intelligence Project Training Course begins with a general overview of domestic hate extremism using the most recent information and map of hate groups and chapters currently active in the country. An examination into their history, leaders, threat potential, and current activities nationwide precedes more specific intelligence about chapters in Louisiana.

Contact: 
Quinn A. Smith, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana Law Enforcement Coordinator (LEC) quinn.smith@usdoj.gov
Lt. Brian Rico, Gretna Police Department, (Director of Training)  brico@gretnapolice.com

 

T3 – Tact, Tactics, and Trust

When: June 21, 2018

Where:  New Orleans Police Academy
4650 Paris Ave. New Orleans, LA 70122

Time:  9:00am to 5:00pm

Training Summary: 

The New Orleans Police Department is pleased to host a no-cost, half-day executive/command-level course on the T3 – Tact, Tactics, and Trust™ system. T3™ is a unique police training program that integrates tactical, social, and decision-making skills in a single, realistic context. The T3 training and technical assistance program is offered through the Bureau of Justice Assistance VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative. T3 provides law enforcement with evidence-based knowledge, tools, and skills to better defuse and resolve tense situations with the least amount of force necessary.

Key Topics: 

  • Seven Core Principles of Tact, Tactics, and Trust™
  • The essential role of leaders in ensuring the success of training
  • Outcomes-based training and “deal-breaker” traits
  • The essential role of decision-making in police training
  • Tactical Decision Exercises (TDEs)
  • Using T3 training to support your agency’s mission and values
  • How T3 training can be integrated into wider agency training and education initiatives

Register:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef9qtjpmb60c93a0&llr=oag98i9ab&showPage=true

 

Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents

When: June 6, 2018

Where:  Library
39395 Pine St.
Pearl River, LA 70452

Time:  8am – 4pm

Training Summary: 

DHS-approved course designed to educate rural law enforcement personnel as well as school administrators and staff on the elements that would allow for an effective response to school-based emergencies.

Key Topics: 

  • Introduction to Incident Planning and Preparedness
  • Proactive Threat Mitigation
  • Incident Response
  • Incident Recovery
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  • Threat Assessment Management
  • Incident Defusing and Debriefing
  • Parent Reunification
  • Anniversaries, Memorials, “Copy-Cats”

Register:  https://www.ruraltraining.org/training/schedule/2018-06-06-awr148-pearlriverla-001/

 

T3 – Tact, Tactics, and Trust

When: May 17, 2018

Where:  New Orleans Police Academy
4650 Paris Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122

Time:  9am to 1pm

Training Summary: 

The New Orleans Police Department is pleased to host a no-cost, half-day executive/command-level course on the T3 – Tact, Tactics, and Trust™ system. T3™ is a unique police training program that integrates tactical, social, and decision-making skills in a single, realistic context. The T3 training and technical assistance program is offered through the Bureau of Justice Assistance VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative. T3 provides law enforcement with evidence-based knowledge, tools, and skills to better defuse and resolve tense situations with the least amount of force necessary.

Key Topics: 

  • Seven Core Principles of Tact, Tactics, and Trust™
  • The essential role of leaders in ensuring the success of training
  • Outcomes-based training and “deal-breaker” traits
  • The essential role of decision-making in police training
  • Tactical Decision Exercises (TDEs)
  • Using T3 training to support your agency’s mission and values
  • How T3 training can be integrated into wider agency training and education initiatives

Register:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef7sh36l59fdf2ad&llr=oag98i9ab&showPage=true

 

Stress Identification and Management

When: May 15, 2018

Where:  Belle Chasse
Public Library 8442 Highway 23

Time:  8:30am to 4:30pm

Training Summary: 

Reduce burnout and turnover in the 911 center.  As an emergency telecommunicator, you help save lives every day. But when was the last time you did something to improve the quality of your life? Stress from your job can lead to increased absenteeism and burnout. If you’re a supervisor or a communications center manager, you know how stress impacts job turnover at your agency. Learn to combat stress both inside and outside the communications center with this class.

Key Topics: 

  • Job analysis
  • Symptom identification
  • Stress inventory scale
  • Examination of stress responses
  • Cumulative job stressors
  • C.I.S. for telecommunicators and debriefings
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Stress management techniques

Register:  Call 203-350-0349

 

911 Liability

When: Mar 20, 2018

Where:  Belle Chasse
Public Library 8442 Highway 23

Time:  8:30am to 4:30pm

Training Summary: 

Learn how to reduce your agency’s exposure to legal actions and manage risks.  Every time you handle an emergency call, you are creating a log and journal that’s admissible in a court of law – just as if it were a police report. That’s why 911 centers are setting the pace for public safety liability.  Be proactive, learn how to protect yourself and your agency from costly legal actions.

Key Topics: 

  • Measuring standards of care
  • Negligence
  • Good Samaritan statutes
  • Public duty doctrine
  • Sovereign immunity
  • Vicarious liability
  • Recent 911 court cases
  • Abandonment
  • Principle of reasonableness
  • Emergency rule
  • Damages
  • Consent
  • Caller confidentiality
  • Misconceptions of liability
  • The future of 911 liability

Register:  call 203-350-0349

 


 

The LEC additionally  provides information and resources through a quarterly LEC Informational Bulletin disseminated throughout the Eastern District of Louisiana including all law enforcement contacts.

LEC Membership: You are considered to be a member of the LEC general membership if you are a law enforcement officer or prosecutor of any state, local, or federal law enforcement agency. As a member of the LEC, your responsibilities are to practice cooperation and coordination as best you can; participate in LEC activities; make suggestions for good training; and, above all, help your fellow law enforcement officer.

Community Oriented Policing Services

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is the component within the U.S. Department of Justice dedicated to the concept that trust and mutual respect between police and the communities they serve is critical to public safety. This concept is the foundation of community policing and ensures that police and community stakeholders partner in solving our nation's crime challenges. Community policing is a law enforcement philosophy that focuses on community partnerships, problem-solving and organizational transformation. The COPS Office mission is to advance public safety through community policing.  Visit the Community Oriented Policing Services website.

Law Enforcement Technical Assistance and Training

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. Because most of the responsibility for crime control and prevention falls to law enforcement officers in states, cities, and neighborhoods, the federal government can be effective in these areas only to the extent that it can enter into partnerships with these officers.  Visit the Office of Justice Programs website.

National Criminal Justice Reference

Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.  Visit the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website.

Bureau of Justice Assistance BJA's mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. BJA supports programs and initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, justice information sharing, countering terrorism, managing offenders, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building.  Visit the Bureau of Justice Assistance website.
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The National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) was established in June 2017 under the direction of Attorney General Jeff Sessions in response to President Trump’s Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, which emphasizes the role of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in combating violent crime and states. PSP provides an innovative framework for DOJ to enhance its support of state, tribal, and local law enforcement officers and prosecutors in the investigation, prosecution, and deterrence of violent crime, especially crime related to gun violence, gangs, and drug trafficking. This approach serves as a platform for DOJ to directly engage with cities to identify and prioritize resources that will help local communities address their violent crime crises
Updated January 27, 2020

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