Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters

Course Length: 8.0 Hours

Course Number Start Date End Date Location Instructor/Coordinator Status
TBA 02/19/2018 02/19/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH Brad McKinney
TBA 02/20/2018 02/20/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH Greg McKibben
TBA 02/21/2018 02/21/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH Brad McKinney
TBA 02/22/2018 02/22/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH Brad McKinney
TBA 02/23/2018 02/23/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH Brad McKinney

Prerequisite: Certified law enforcement officer currently employed with a state, county or municipal law enforcement agency in Georgia.

In an era of intense public scrutiny of law enforcement, organizations are re-examining how officers interact with the public. This course provides evidence-based methods of simultaneously enhancing public relations while increasing officer safety. This course is founded upon the principle of transforming good officers into great ones. Though case study, interactive discussion, and video, officers will learn to: "Unleash the Power of Unconditional Respect" to increase officer safety and effectiveness; examine current legal principles affecting all officer/citizen contacts; detect anomalies from baseline behaviors that indicate potential threats; identify characteristics of armed individuals utilizing enhanced visual assessment; identify solutions to common stop challenges such as open-carry advocates, sovereign citizens, refusal to identify, videotaping of enforcement actions, and more; and define the Guardian Mindset and understand what it is and what it is not. Applicants who complete this training will receive eight (8) hours of POST training credit.

Special Notes: This course is POST approved for the new Community Relations Training requirement!