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Dickson County Sheriff’s Office

140 County Jail Drive

Charlotte, TN 37036

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A Groundbreaking Class that takes an Honest Look at Policing Today!

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TOPIC: The Law Enforcement Profession and the world has changed since the events in Los Angeles on March 3, 1991. Cameras are everywhere and people are watching. Pictures speak louder than words. After the events in Ferguson and Baltimore, in August of 2014, a commission convened and a guiding document was released on December 18, 2014.

The Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing points out how the mission of law enforcement is “to build trust between citizens and law enforcement so that all components of a community are treating one another fairly and justly and are invested in maintaining public safety in an atmosphere of mutual respect.” Fast forward to May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the death of George Floyd. A poor decision by one officer can affect other officers at the scene. Law Enforcement Agencies across the country are assessing and making appropriate changes to the way they provide services to the diverse communities they serve. Smart Policing takes Responsibility, Dedication to Purpose, Accountability, Transparency, Personal Commitment, and Effective Training.

This ground-breaking class encourages law enforcement professionals to make changes in the way they serve their communities. From your first encounter to relationship development… It’s about Public Perception!


• Describe and understand the Nobility of Policing

• Review the 21st Century Policing Document

• Discuss how action and change begins with education

• Discuss and understand the Steps to Transformation and Reform that include Community Building, Responsibility, Accountability, and Transparency.

• Discuss our history and review cases via video from our past.

• Discuss the recruitment, hiring and training of new officers and the importance of on-going training throughout the officer’s career.

• Define and discuss building trust and community relationships.

• Describe the Police Culture: How a person changes when they take the oath to protect and serve.

• Define and discuss Human and Culture Diversity as it relates to the communities we serve and protect.

• Define and discuss implicit bias, racial profiling and impartial policing.

• Define ethics and integrity and the ethical decision-making process.

• Discuss the impact of the Warrior and Guardian Mindset and the use-of-force vs the use of de-escalation skills.

• Discuss and review the importance of officer safety and wellness.

• Discuss how to make changes within your agency and yourself.

TARGET AUDIENCE: ALL members of the criminal justice and legal community.

INSTRUCTOR: Thomas Gillan is Executive Director of The P S U Crisis Management and Training Group, Inc. As a certified law enforcement trainer, Thomas has developed law enforcement curriculums in the areas of Human Trafficking, Law Enforcement Stress, Trauma, Suicide, Crisis Negotiations, Investigations, New Recruits and Human Resource Issues. Mr. Gillan has received numerous awards and recognition for his work from The U. S. Department of Justice, The U. S. Attorney’s Office, The FBI National Academy, The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, The Florida Department of Corrections, The Florida Catholic Conference of Bishops, The Orange County Sheriff’s Office and most recently The 2012 Trainer of The Year Award from The Florida Network of Victim Witness Services.


Thursday, October 29, 2020

Class starts at 8:00 AM Sharp – and ends at 5:00 PM

COST: $199.00 per person


Dickson County Sheriff's Office

140 County Jail Drive

Charlotte, Tennessee 37036


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3681 Loma Farm Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309

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Cancellations and Substitutions:

• Upon submission of this registration, participants are responsible for payment of this course. At the discretion of Training Force USA, credit for the amount paid may be issued toward a future course. Please note that if you do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.

• Substitutions may be made at any time by phone, e-mail or online at the registration site.

QUESTIONS: Phone: 850-251-1223 E-mail: cpichard@trainingforceusa.com


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