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2017 ADVANCED ROADSIDE INTERVIEW AND OFFICER SAFETY COURSE - Levelland, TX

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South Plains College

1401 S. College Ave.

Levelland, TX 79336

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Designed For: This course is designed for uniformed state and local law enforcement officials who are interested in enhancing their traffic enforcement activities or developing a traffic enforcement program to serve as an effective means to deter and detect criminal behavior.

Course Description: Criminal Patrol Enforcement, a function of many law enforcement officers normal duties is rarely taught at academies and in-service training. The course is designed to address the many issues that are encountered during the roadside interview. This course will prepare officers to look beyond the initial traffic stop to detect and apprehend all types of criminals using our highways, streets and rural roads.

The course will cover officer safety issues in great detail. Safety is a primary consideration during a vehicle stop. Almost any approach to a vehicle is potentially dangerous. What may seem like a standard traffic stop for a violation by the driver, may instead be a stop of a vehicle occupied by individual(s) who have committed or are in the process of committing a criminal act. It is estimated that four out of five crimes involve mobility. (Source: NHTSA) The officer’s intentions are a great concern to criminals caught in this situation. Their reaction, if any, to the stop is highly unpredictable. Past incidents, which are highly documented in the history of patrol functions, clearly demonstrate that there are inherent risks in traffic stops. The course will provide the common characteristics associated with human behavior that will enable the student to more rapidly recognize. The officer will be taught to think about having a personal defense strategy, to avoid injury and to stay alive.

This course also concentrates on improving the officer’s conversational and observational skills to facilitate the development of reasonable suspicion/probable cause. Of the many police activities that must be performed, the roadside interview truly approaches the category of an art. It takes talent, a natural inclination to perform the task well, study, and practice to develop the basic skills, as well as continual self-analysis and cultivation of talents and skills in the questioning process. The student will be shown how to adapt their own personality to the various situations and the personalities of the people whom they will encounter during the roadside interview process. Students will be taught how to develop a style that is distinctive and then how to improve it through studied experience. The course will show the student the importance of establishing rapport, as well as becoming a better listener. Students will be taught specific techniques that detect criminal activity and how to view every roadside interview in totality. Through the analyzing of actual traffic stop videos the students will be shown that no single behavior standing alone proves anything during the traffic stop encounter. The method of instruction for the course will involve the implementation of various video clips from traffic stops that are designed to show the teaching points and encourage class discussion.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have an in-depth knowledge of the proper working techniques of officer safety and the roadside interview.

Officer Safety Concepts: Enhance officer safety through recognition of pre-assaultive behavior based on verbal and non-verbal behavior cues, observations of common characteristics associated with armed individuals, statistics of officer/suspect violent encounters, sympathetic stress reflex, mind set, ambush survival tactics, approaching the suspect vehicle, intial contact observations, articulating the traffic stop.

Roadside Interview Concepts: Establishing rapport, using no-confrontational greetings, importance of initial contact observations, active listening, verbal deception cues, non-verbal behavior, advanced format of roadside interview techniques that uncover criminal activity.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express, 703 TX-114, Levelland TX 793336 (806) 894-8555

Best Western- South Plains Inn, 204 N. College Ave., Levelland 79336 (806) 894-9155


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