The cost for this 8-hour block is $50 and includes the following:

2 HOURS – TACTICAL COMMUNICATION (2 Interpersonal)        

This two hour block of instruction will help officers avoid the action imperative mindset and give them the tools to safely de-escalate a crisis situation.  While not all crisis situations can be resolved peacefully, a large number of them can with the proper mindset and communication tools/techniques.  This training satisfies the new P.O.S.T. subcategory of “tactical training to include de-escalation techniques, crisis management, critical thinking and social intelligence.”

2 HOURS – BUILDING TRUST AND LEGITIMACY IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES (1 Legal, 1 Interpersonal, including Racial Profiling)

This two hour block of instruction will help officers understand the importance of building trust and legitimacy in diverse communities.  We will discuss techniques officers can use on a daily basis to accomplish this goal.  We will also discuss bias (both implicit and explicit) and the Missouri Racial Profiling statute.  This block of training satisfies the new P.O.S.T. subcategory of “fair and impartial policing practices including implicit bias recognition.”

2 HOURS – MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS (2 Technical)

This two hour block of training serves as a basic introduction to mental health awareness.  Officers will be trained to recognize some of the more common signs and symptoms of someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.  This block of training satisfies the new P.O.S.T. subcategory of “handling persons with mental health and cognitive impairment issues.”

2 HOURS – OFFICER WELLNESS (2 Technical)

This two hour block of instruction will focus on the mental and physical health of the police officer including officer suicide prevention, diet and exercise.  Police officers are subject to the vilest and nightmarish conditions/scenes mankind has to offer.  It’s important for us to recognize this and be supportive of our peers who may be suffering and who may need a hand.  It’s also important for us to recognize this in ourselves as well.  This block of training satisfies the new P.O.S.T. subcategory of “officer well-being, including mental health awareness.”

Attendance Policy:
"Students attending Continuing Education programs sponsored by the Southeast Missouri State University Law Enforcement Academy must attend all of the regular blocks of instruction in order to receive a certificate of completion. In Continuing Education Programs, which consist of discreet blocks of instruction, the student may receive continuing education credits for those blocks which are actually completed." 
- Carl Kinnison, Director

If you have questions or are interested in attending this or any other Academy training, please call the Academy at (573) 290-5110 for details.

Contact

573.290.5110
Fax: 573.290.5114

bbollinger@semo.edu
122 S. Ellis Street

Law Enforcement Academy
One University Plaza, MS 5200
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701