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Course in Police Supervision

Course Length
105 hours
Prerequisites
Police Officer with a valid MPTC Basic Course for Police Officers certificate of training.
Program Overview

Absent exigent circumstances, General Municipal Law ยง 209-q and the Municipal Police Training Council require newly appointed first-line police supervisors of any rank to complete this course within one year of their appointment, or forfeit their position. The curriculum provides a learning experience that assists the newly-appointed supervisor in making the transition from the rank-and-file to management. Through practical exercises, the trainees learn to successfully apply acquired skills to a wide range of realistic supervisory problems. The curriculum provides a wide range of general subjects such as communication skills, both written and oral, techniques of counseling and discipline, ethics, crime prevention, community policing, incident management, and police use of force incidents. The curriculum also provides for updating the trainees knowledge of criminal and procedure law and stresses the concept of vicarious liability. During the course, the trainee will be exposed to a wide variety of management styles, thereby allowing the individual to be flexible and utilize the one most appropriate to each situation. Finally, the curriculum prepares the trainee to successfully meet the present challenges of police supervision and to realistically anticipate and plan for any situation.

Note: All new first line supervisors of any rank must complete this course within one year of appointment!

Crisis Intervention Officer Course

Course Length
5 days
Prerequisites
None
Program Overview
Officers who attend will learn specialized skills that will enable them to better interact with individuals who are mentally ill or emotionally disturbed, often in a manner that is more safe, appropriate, and effective. This training program is based on a highly successful initiative that was developed and implemented in western New York. The model has since been adapted and introduced elsewhere with outstanding results. Course topics include indicators of emotionally disturbed behavior, mental health issues that have special significance for juveniles and the elderly, key provisions of State Mental Hygiene Law, suicide, Kendra's Law, actions that officers should take or avoid, selected types of mental illness, and the impact that certain types of medication can have on a person's behavior. There will be opportunities to practice or critique carefully constructed role plays, and students return with a toolbox of resources that can help agencies take better advantage of community resources.

Ethical Awareness Moderator Workshop

Course Length
4 days
Prerequisites
MPTC Certified Instructor
Program Overview
This course is designed to certify current instructors to provide ethical awareness training to recruits in approved training, or for any in-service training. Course topics include; self awareness, ethnic understanding, values clarification, awareness of others, team building and role play/dilemma situations.

Extremist Hate Group Course

Course Length
1 days
Prerequisites
None
Program Overview
The course presents an overview of hate crimes from a legal perspective. The presenters identify various active extremist groups active in New York State. The training defines a hate crime and describes the steps taken to successfully investigate the hate crime. The significant victim and community impact resulting from the crime are explored.

Graffiti Crime Course

Course Length
1 day
Prerequisites
None
Program Overview
Instructors will present information on "Tagger" and gang graffiti identification, evidence gathering, case preparation and prosecution strategies. A correlation is drawn between the cultures of gang graffiti and gang tattoos. The course identifies prevention and community partnership techniques that have resulted in reduction of property crimes in communities.

Human Trafficking Course

Course Length
1 day
Prerequisites
None
Program Overview
The training will review the provisions of New York's human trafficking law and analyze the new crimes of sex trafficking and labor trafficking. Effective implementation of the law and the procedures for human trafficking victims to obtain rehabilitative services will be discussed. A segment on human trafficking victim identification will also be included. It is taught in partnership with the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, and non-governmental service providers.

Law Enforcement Bicycle Patrol Course

Course Length
5 days
Prerequisites
Medical clearance, properly fitted/equipped patrol bike, properly attired/equipped officer (including helmet, eye protection and gloves)
Program Overview

This 5-day course is for officers assigned to bike patrol. It is conducted by police cyclists, mechanics and certified firearms instructors. Classroom instruction and physically demanding hands on practical skills course are utilized each day of the training. Officers can expect to spend a good portion of the course on their bikes, sometimes riding up to 40 miles in a single day. A high level of fitness (bicycle specific) is strongly encouraged for attendance in this training.

Topics covered include: History of Bicycle Patrol, Bicycle Nomenclature, Basics of Cycling, Bicycle Fit, Gearing and Cadence, Maintenance, Hazard Recognition and Crash Analysis, Learning to Fall, Advanced Police Cycling Skills, Health and Fitness, Bicycle Injuries and First Aid, Legal Issues and Traffic Laws, Group Riding, Tactics - Suspect Contacts, Night Riding Techniques, Firearms (practical exercise), Mock Scenarios.

Legal Issues for New York Law Enforcement Course

Course Length
2 days
Prerequisites
None
Program Overview
This course is designed for all police officers; whether they are patrol officers, plain clothes investigators or supervisors of any assignment. The course consists of an in depth analysis of the most recent court cases pertaining to search and seizure and legal aspects of interrogations and confessions. In addition to learning the applicable law, the focus is on how these precedents directly impact officers in the performance of their duties. Intermixed throughout the course are discussions on officer safety, civil liability and a review of commonly misused and misunderstood penal law sections. The most recent federal Supreme Court and state Court of Appeals case law updates are applied throughout.

Police Field Training Officer Course

Course Length
4 days
Prerequisites
MPTC Basic Course for Police Officers training certificate.
Program Overview

This course teaches officers how to provide supervised field training to recruits during the Supervised Field Training, Orientation and Review component of the Basic Course for Police Officers. The goal is to transition the recruit officer from the academy setting to a patrol assignment.

The course includes training in instructional techniques, coaching and evaluation, remedial training and record keeping.

The course is the standard officers should posses for mentoring new recruits during their field training component of the Basic Course for Police Officers.

Police Mental Health Instructor Course

Course Length
3 days
Prerequisites
MPTC Certified Instructor
Program Overview
This course is the minimum standard of instructor training required by the Municipal Police Training Council to teach mental health response protocol in the Basic Course for Police Officers. The training program is designed to enable police officers to identify the indicators of emotional disturbance, to understand the causes of emotional disturbance, to appreciate the experience of mental illness, to utilize the NYS Mental Hygiene Law, to make effective assessments and interventions, and to appropriately document their actions. This course includes extensive role-playing of typical situations encountered by police involving persons experiencing an emotional disturbance. All registrants should be prepared to practice role-playing in this program and to conduct role-plays in local recruit training. This training was developed and is held in conjunction with the NYS Office of Mental Health, Forensics Services Bureau.

Search Warrants Course

Course Length
2 days
Prerequisites
Basic Course for Police Officers or the appropriate Basic Course for Peace Officers course required by an officer's classification. Attorneys in a prosecutor's office may also attend.
Program Overview
This course is designed to develop the student's abilities to better understand and create search warrants. Students will learn how to develop probable cause and to use that probable cause for the development of legally sufficient search warrants. Instructional topics include: understanding search warrant documents, development of probable cause, development of personal background to support probable cause, writing the search warrant, jurisdictional issues with regards to search warrants, secondary elements of the search warrant, amending the search warrant, process of getting the search warrant reviewed and signed, returning the search warrant and sealing the affidavit in support of the search warrant.

Sex Offender Legislative Updates Course

Course Length
3 hours
Prerequisites
None
Program Overview

The training will include information regarding the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), the various responsibilities of law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals under the Act, and a practical discussion of methods being used to perform community notification. This is a cooperative effort among the Division of Criminal Justice Services, the Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives, the Division of Parole and the Department of Correctional Services.

Training provided by DCJS and other agency legal staff.

Undercover Operations Course

Course Length
2 days
Prerequisites
Basic Course for Police Officers or the appropriate Basic Course for Peace Officers course required by an officer's classification. Attorneys in a prosecutor's office may also attend.
Program Overview
This course focuses on examining case study scenarios, videos and handout materials to closely dissect the errors commonly made during real-life undercover operations that in the past have resulted in loss of life, destroyed careers and personal lives, and civil lawsuits. Officers learn to prepare for the unusual aspects of undercover work, and to "prepare for the unexpected." Supervisors learn to manage the subordinate's need to produce, and to manage their own "need" to produce for their superiors.