NW HIDTA Sponsored Training Courses

Upcoming Training

June

July

RESILIENCE TRAINING

JULY 24-26, 2024

The training includes instruction in the use of 14 cognitive based therapy skills that increase the use of six Competencies that have been found to increase overall resilience, performance, and optimal functioning of an individual. The Competencies are Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Optimism, Mental Agility, Strengths of Character, and Connection. Upon course completion, students will have tools increasing their abilities to handle stressful situations efficiently, perform optimally and communicate effectively.

August

DARK WEB INVESTIGATIONS

AUGUST 8-9, 2024

This course gives a foundation and framework for investigating the dark web for narcotics, gangs, transnational organized crime, and other criminal activity. This is a practical hands-on course which provides the opportunity to become immersed in best practices for dark web investigators.  This course in non-technical, in that no prerequisites or prior training in code or script is required. Basic knowledge of search functions is helpful but will be reviewed. Dark Web investigations, unlike traditional online investigations, add a new dimension of anonymity to the criminals using this platform. It indicates a higher level of sophistication and creates increased difficulty for investigators to detect, engage, and communicate. Training will cover evidence collection and chain of custody as well as documenting evidence in these investigations. This course focuses on drug investigations and criminal violations taking place using the dark web, including methods to investigate and prosecute. Prerequisites: None Course Length: 2 Days/16 Hours Training Hours: 0800-1700 hours

RESILLIENCE TRAINING

AUGUST 14-16, 2024

The training includes instruction in the use of 14 cognitive based therapy skills that increase the use of six Competencies that have been found to increase overall resilience, performance, and optimal functioning of an individual. The Competencies are Self-awareness, Self-regulation, Optimism, Mental Agility, Strengths of Character, and Connection. Upon course completion, students will have tools increasing their abilities to handle stressful situations efficiently, perform optimally and communicate effectively.

September

ROLLING SURVEILLANCE/MOBILE SURVEILLANCE

SEPTEMBER 9-13, 2024

The Rolling Surveillance course will teach proper and creative vehicle and foot surveillance techniques with emphasis on the importance of proper planning, organization, Patience, Discipline, Communication, Trust, Teamwork and Technique – The six critical active elements for success ™ This course provides practical and creative techniques with the ability to identify and respond to counter surveillance (CS) by street level and sophisticated organized criminals. The focus is on surface streets and freeway situations along with a variety of stationary set-up exercises.

WORKING NARCOTIC OFFICER SURVIVAL/RED FLAGS

September 19, 2024

Taught by Bill Loucks, this course covers the most commonly missed “red flag” indicators in narcotics/undercover operations. Controlled substances touch almost every angle in police work from narcotics, gangs, human trafficking, prostitution, CID, homicide/cold case, fraud, missing persons, etc. Anyone in any investigative element is encouraged to attend to gain knowledge on enhanced safety and better operational planning from this course.

October

THE REID TECHNIQUE OF INTERVIEWING AND INTERROGATION – 3-DAY COURSE

OCTOBER 1-3, 2024

The three-day training course on THE REID TECHNIQUE OF INTERVIEWING AND INTERROGATION® consists of three primary topics:1. Behavior Symptom Analysis;  2. REID BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS INTERVIEW™; 3. REID NINE STEPS OF INTERROGATION®.

BEHAVIOR SYMPTOM ANALYSIS: During this segment of the program we discuss the verbal and nonverbal behavior symptoms that are displayed by a person who is telling the truth during a non-accusatory interview, as well as those displayed by a person who is withholding or fabricating relevant information.

REID BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS INTERVIEW™Most investigative interviews consist of two types of questions – investigative and behavior provoking.  Investigative questions concern the subject’s version of events, alibi or activities at the time in question, developed by the traditional who, what, where, when, why and how type of questions.  Behavior provoking questions are ones that are used to assess the subject’s truthfulness by evaluating the nature of their response.

REID NINE STEPS OF INTERROGATION® In this segment of the training program we will discuss the interrogation process, beginning with how to initiate the confrontation; develop the interrogational theme; stop denials; overcome objections; and, use the alternative question to stimulate the admission. Each participant will receive an extensive training manual designed for note taking and Certificate of course completion.

Cost: Free

MEXICAN CARTELS AND NARCO-TERRORISM

OCTOBER 17, 2024

Taught by International Narcotics Interdiction Association Instructor Steve Duncan. This presentation will provide an historical account of the Mexican Drug Cartels and their mission of controlling their territories through the practice of Narco-Terrorism. Enforcement, drug distribution, kidnapping, public corruption, extortion and money laundering will be detailed as well as investigative strategies targeting the Cartels.

Canines in the Courtroom – Drug Detection Canine Handler Training

OCTOBER 23, 2024

Northwest HIDTA and the Puyallup Police Department are hosting HITS Training & Consulting's one day training course for all Law Enforcement Drug Detection Canine Teams. This 8 hour course is designed specifically to enhance your skills at articulating necessary facts which are  important to showing K9 reliability during court proceedings. The training consists of a Canine Search and Seizure Lecture and a presentation on Record Keeping and Court Testimony. ** Open to Law Enforcement Drug Detection Canine Handlers Only **

November

USE OF FORCE – CORE PRINCIPLES

NOVEMBER 19-20, 2024

Use of Force Core Principles is a sixteen-hour course aimed at officers and detectives working in Washington State. Use of force is the biggest exposure law enforcement professionals face in today’s world. The course will cover current legal standards for using force, use of force decision making, use of force reporting, force reporting, critical analysis of force, tactics and duty to intervene. The material in the course is delivered via our expert professional presenter model to drive discussion and the processing of information to maximize student learning and retention. Instructed by Tom Ovens. Tom has served as an expert witness for over twenty-two years and has testified in both State and Federal Court. He is a recognized expert in use of force, training, patrol work, police procedure, police supervision, patrol procedures, tactics, tactical operations, and investigations. Tom is a certified Force Analyst through the Force Science Institute and his work was featured in their news line. He is a retired police officer with over thirty years of service. Tom was most recently assigned to the Force Review Unit/Force Investigations Team, FRU/FIT, where he reviewed and conducted investigations in police use of force. Prior to working in the FRU, Tom worked in the Office of Police Accountability, OPA, where he was a Lieutenant and supervised investigations and investigated complaints of official misconduct.

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