Advanced Training Bureau

Confirmations normally will be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed one week prior to the start of the class for all NMDPS courses. Phone confirmations will be made on short notice. The confirmation notice will include course times, exact location of the training course, and a list of required materials the student should bring to the class. Please read the back of the Training Application form (LEA-42) for additional policy information on dress code, attendance, etc.

 

Course Descriptions

2014-2015 Biennium In-service Training
The 2014-2015 Biennium In-service Training curriculum will cover:
     ~ Safe Pursuit Awareness and Emergency Vehicle operations - 8 hours, pursuant to section 29-20-3 NMSA 1978
     ~ Domestic Abuse Incident Training -2 hours, pursuant to section 29-7-4.1 NMSA 1978
     ~Hate Crime Investigation - 2 hours, pursuant to section 31-18B-5 NMSA 1978
     ~Standardized Field Sobriety Training Refresher- 4 hours, pursuant to title 10.29.7.8(4) NMAC
     ~Ensuring Child Safety Upon Parental Arrest – 1 hour, pursuant to section 29-7-7.3 NMSA 1978
     ~Firearms Day and Night Training - 8 hours, pursuant to 10.29.7A(6) NMAC
     ~Child Abuse Incident Training – 2 hours, pursuant to section 29-7-4.2 NMSA 1978
     ~Missing Persons & Amber Alert Training – 1 hour, pursuant to section 29-7-7.4 NMSA 1978
     ~Interaction with Persons with Mental Impairment – 8 hours, pursuant to section 29-7-7.5 NMSA 1978
     ~Legal Update – 2 hours, pursuant to title 10.29.7.8(10) NMAC
     ~42 USC § 1983, Legal Liability- 2 hours, pursuant to title 10.29.7.8(11) NMAC

The 2014-2015 Biennium In-service Training curriculum will provide students with the training required pursuant to title 10.29.7.8 NMAC to maintain their police officer certification.
In addition to those topics mandated by statute and administrative code, the student will also participate in:
Practical driving exercises that will improve officers’ skills in routine emergency vehicle operations for the purpose of reducing crashes where improper backing and other common driving behaviors are the causative factor.
Legal liability training to educate officers on what is a 1983 action, actions that may trigger a Civil Rights violation and steps that they and their departments can take to mitigate these actions. This block of instruction utilizes recent local and national cases involving excessive force, sexual assault and false arrest to generate discussion on this topic.
Practical firearms exercises involving shooting on the move, shooting from barricade/vehicle positions (standing, kneeling and prone, weak and strong side), malfunction clearances, reloading (tactical and speed), engaging multiple adversaries, decisional shooting, one handed (strong and weak side) malfunction clearances and reloading, weapons retention/disengagement shooting, and shooting with flashlight techniques.
Practical exercises utilizing role players to develop effective confrontation de-escalation skills when dealing with persons with mental impairments.
Advanced Crash Investigation
This course offers law enforcement officers the training and ability to interpret evidence and information collected at the scene of traffic crashes for speed analysis, occupant restraint, lamp illumination, tire failures, occupant kinematics and trauma. Students will be trained on the application of the uniform motion equations as used by the major reconstruction schools, including Northwestern Center for Public Safety and the Institute of Police Technology, and Management and Texas A & M. Students will be required to manipulate formula for derivation of speed analysis in using scientific principles related to the conservation of linear momentum and that of energy. The students will have projects that will afford a practical application to the hands-on learning process. Additional projects will include measuring, mapping, lamp examinations, tire failure analysis, photography, and interviewing techniques. This course is the second step in preparing officers for the reconstruction level.

Each student will be issued the following supporting materials:
Advanced Crash Investigation Student Manual (483 pages)
Northwestern University Book - Traffic Crash Reconstruction
Texas Instruments Calculator TI-83 Plus
Thorn Traffic Crash Reconstruction Computer Program
Class Handouts
"Lone Wolf" Advanced Officer Survival
The Advanced Officer Survival Course focuses on techniques designed to increase officer safety while handling hostile and multiple suspect contacts. Students will be challenged mentally, physically and professionally in handling high risk / high stress situations that a lone officer may face in the performance of his/her duties. This can be considered a class for crisis intervention training for law enforcement. Live fire, Simunitions and combatives will be incorporated into this fast paced realistic course to hone the officers skills needed to control violent encounters and survive. At the culmination of this course students will walk away with a broadened understanding of the dangers of working as a lone officer in an ever increasing hostile environment.

Law enforcement participants will learn how to increase the chances of saving oneself, a fellow officer or citizen who has suffered a severe life threatening injury in an environment where and extended estimated time of arrival (ETA) of emergency medical services (EMS) personnel or failure to treat the wound rapidly could result in the loss of life. Individuals will learn tactics and medical care techniques used to control major arterial bleeding, treating for shock, proper application of a tourniquet and many other skills needed to make a difference in life or death situation.
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)

ARIDE is intended to bridge the gap between the SFST and DEC/DRE programs by providing officers with general knowledge related to drug impairment and by promoting the use of DREs in states that have the DEC Program. One of the more significant aspects of ARIDE is the required student demonstration of the SFST proficiency requirement. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. This course will train law enforcement officers to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving incidents as well as crashes which result in serious injuries and fatalities. This course will educate other criminal justice professionals (prosecutors, toxicologists, judges, etc.) to understand the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, to enable them to effectively work with law enforcement in order to reduce the number of impaired driving incidents as well as crashes which result in serious injuries and fatalities.

ARIDE is a 16-hour training course and is taught by DRE instructors. The following summarizes the sessions contained in the ARIDE course:

     ~ Introduction and Overview of Drugs and Highway Safety
     ~ SFST Update, Review and Proficiency Examination
     ~ Observations of Eyes and other Sobriety Tests to Detect Alcohol and Drug Impairment
     ~ Seven Drug Categories
     ~ Effects of Drug Combinations
     ~ Pre- and Post-Arrest Procedures

The training will be conducted under the administration and approval of the DEC/DRE program state coordinator.

The ARIDE-course can be used as an SFST update. This course is designed to build on the Standardized Field Sobriety Test practitioner course. In order for the participant to effectively utilize the information presented in this course, NHTSA has set a prerequisite of SFST proficiency. The participant will receive a short review and update. All participants are required to pass an SFST proficiency evaluation. Failure to successfully complete the SFST proficiency evaluation will result in dismissal from class.

Advanced (Tactical) Scenario Based Training Development
The Advanced Scenario-Based Training curriculum will cover: Development of realistic training scenarios involving psychomotor skills, designing simulations that require complex decision-making, ensure safe training sites and establish procedures for safe entry/egress of participants, identify appropriate protective equipment, establish emergency procedures for unexpected hazards/injuries and evaluate participants’ performance in critical and non-critical areas.
This advanced course is for law enforcement instructors of tactical subjects (firearms, defensive tactics, emergency vehicle operation, vehicle contacts). It is designed to prepare tactical instructors to implement scenario-based training, including full simulations, to enhance their teaching of psychomotor skills. Participants will learn principles and techniques to manage safety issues and reduce the risk of injury. Participants will also become familiar with sources and uses of safety equipment for use in simulations. Students will learn practical hands-on techniques for developing and implementing scenario-based training and testing and how to teach other instructs in the use of scenario-based training.
Basic Scenario Based Training is a pre-requisite for this course.
Amber Alert/Child Abduction Investigations
This course is designed to educate officers in the field on how to active the Amber Alert System and initiate a child abduction investigation. These types of cases can be very high profile and a successful resolution can often depend on the immediate action of the first officers on the scene.
American Law Enforcement
Why Things Go Right — Why Things Go Wrong:
An organizational risk management look inside any organization to show what can be done today to avoid/minimize incidents form going wrong. It focuses on the 5 Pillars of a successful organization, and gives the informed listener ideas that can be initiated in the workplace immediately upon return to improve performance. Included in this class are a series of Rules to prevent incidents from going wrong. It runs one to four hours in length, and it is recommended that it be followed by operational risk management classes specific to the involved organization.
Animal Cruelty Investigations
Animal Cruelty Investigations focuses on the relatively new felony animal cruelty statute. Many of the students in this class are non-certified animal control officers. Livestock inspectors like this class and they are certified. Report writing sufficient to support an animal cruelty charge is covered in depth. Additionally, form Affidavits, Warrants and forms for Return and Inventory for the seizure of cruelly treated animals/livestock developed for this class are distributed. Approximately 1/3 of the class is spent on search and seizure issues since most ACO’s (and many livestock inspectors) don’t know when they can search, where they can be, how to get a warrant, and what an emergency really is. The handling of animal collectors is discussed along with any new legislation. Finally, there is a unit devoted to the connection between animal abuse and domestic violence and other violent crimes.
APCO Public Safety Telecommunicator I
This course is designed to provide a pathway to attaining an APCO PST I Agency- Level Instructor Certification, providing familiarity with the PST1 course content, how it is instructed and the use of instructional resources in preparation to effectively conduct the student course.
Successful completion of this course, combined with your State or Federal level Instructor certification, will qualify you become an APCO Certified Public Safety Telecommunicator 1 Instructor through the APCO Institute’s Instructor Application process. The cost for the APCO Institute Agency Instructor certification through the application process is $179 per applicant. Once approved, you will receive a comprehensive PST1, 6th Edition Instructor Guide Package which includes instructional techniques for trainers, lesson plans, the student text, a student course PowerPoint presentation, recordings of actual emergency calls for service, games and puzzles, drill and practice exercises, role-play exercises and training tips and guidelines.
PST1, 6th Edition meets and exceeds APCO’s Project 33 Revised Minimum Training Standards for Public Safety Telecommunicators. APCO Project 33 training standards are widely recognized as the national industry standard for basic telecommunicator training. The PST1, 6th Edition course blends the knowledge and skill building information needed for a basic telecommunicator with the most up-to-date information on the technology and issues surrounding today's public safety communications center.
At-Scene Crash Investigation
This course will offer general concepts for the investigation of transportation crashes. The students will be trained in interviewing techniques of drivers, passengers and witnesses, identification and interpretation of scene roadway evidence, examination and documentation of vehicle damage and the proper documentation for the analysis of traffic crash information. Students will be trained on the application of the uniform motion equations as used by the major reconstruction schools, including Northwestern Center for Public Safety and the Institute of Police Technology, and Management and Texas A & M. This course covers the basic elements involved with reporting and documenting the scene of a crash. It presents the basic concepts, relating to traffic crashes, including physics, drafting, geometry, algebra and trigonometry. Students will be given a variety of practical exercises, including scene measuring and mapping, vehicle examinations, and case compilations. This course is the first step in preparing officers for technical and reconstruction levels.

Each student will be issued the following supporting materials:
At Scene Crash Investigation Student Manual (483 pages)
Northwestern University Book- Traffic Collision Investigation
Rola –tape (MM-30 or equivalent)
25’ Steel Retractable Tape
100’ Nylon re-windable Tape
Northwestern Traffic Templates (Pocket 1"- 40' and Full Size- 1"; 20' /10')
Formula Cards (Pocket and full size)
4-12” Spikes or equivalent
Pens and Pencils
Speed Nomograph
Marking Crayon
Class Handouts
Crash Investigation Forms;
Railway Collision forms
Vehicle damage forms
Lamp examination forms
Tire examination forms
Roadway examination forms
Witness Interview forms
Vehicle assessment form
Basic Field Training Officer
The Basic Field Training Officer s course will include: Preparing newly selected FTOs and/or program supervisors for their respective roles, Key Elements of Successful Field Training & Evaluation Programs, the Role of Supervision and Management, the Evaluation Process: Achieving Objectivity, evaluation and documentation exercises, Legal, Ethical, and Due Process Issues, Remedial Training Strategies, Instructional Techniques, Adult Learning Skills, Interpersonal Communication: Using Feedback Effectively, Dealing with Difficult People, The Termination Process, Educational and Behavioral Psychology. Additionally, the course shall incorporate the various components of program development and operation.
Basic Scenario Based Training Development
The Basic Scenario-Based Training curriculum will cover Recognizing the benefits of employing scenario-based training methods in teaching, how to choose appropriate learning strategies from the full range of scenario-based training options, develop training scenarios that address course competencies and performance objectives for the subjects they teach, implement scenario-based training strategies in their teaching, and effectively coaching and/or evaluating students participating in scenario-based training. This beginner-level course for law enforcement instructors will be designed to prepare instructors to use scenario-based training to enhance their teaching of any law enforcement topic. Participants will learn what scenario-based training encompasses, why it is effective, and how to incorporate it into their own teaching. Students will learn practical hands-on techniques for developing and implementing scenario-based training and testing and how to teach other instructs in the use of scenario-based training.
Basic S.W.A.T.
This 40 hour course is designed specifically for tactical officers and focuses on basic team skills used in a tactical environment. The class consists of theory and practical application covering all aspects of tactical training. Topics which will be covered include team planning & concepts, building search & room entry, covert, dynamic and tactical entries, room clearing techniques, transitioning from one mode of clearing to another, post assault procedures, firearms handling and deployment, pistol and rifle live-fire range exercises, and rappelling. Due to the nature of this class, all students must pass a physical and firearms assessment the first morning of the class. This includes:
1. Obtaining a 50% or higher score on a 1.5 mile run, push-up and sit-up test (using the standards established by the Cooper Institute)
2. Score a 90% or better on the NMSP 60 Round Day Pistol Qualification
3. Score a 90% or better on the NMSP 30 Round Day Rifle Qualification
Beyond the Cones
Beyond the Cones is the only vehicle and driver course addressing officer, community and organizational liability. This eight hour course focuses on the rising number of crashes, injuries and fatalities occurring in and around an emergency vehicle, this course trains students to make intelligent decisions based on procedural, legal, and moral principles. The goal of this course is to offer solutions to reduce deaths, injuries, and the high cost of property damage.
The Bullet Proof Mind: Mental Preparation

"The Bulletproof Mind: Mental Preparation for Combat." Col. Grossman is one of the nation's leading law enforcement trainers. He is the author of the Pulitzer-nominated book, On Killing. He has served as a trainer and keynote speaker for all major national and international law enforcement training organizations (including: FLETC, IALEFI, ASLET, NTOA and PPCT) and he has taught the representatives of literally thousands of federal and regional agencies in the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.
Carbine/Rifle Operator
The goal of this three day course is to ensure each student is competent with a fixed sighted rifle, by their demonstrating an understanding of weapon nomenclature, function, maintenance, safe handling and accurate firing of their particular weapon.
Lunches are on your own, time is given to drive to local restaurants, but “brown bags” are also allowed. There will be one evening of night fire, the exact date will be determined during the course to best suit everyone’s schedule.
Required Equipment:
(Note: Suggested ammo amounts are the minimum amount)
     ~ Fixed or non-magnifying dot sighted rifle (intermediate or major caliber).
     ~ 500 rounds of duty or duty equivalent rifle ammunition.
     ~ Rifle sling.
     ~ Spare ammunition carriers (2-3 magazines for semi-automatic rifles).
     ~ Spare ammunition pouches (magazine or shell loops).
     ~ Flashlight or dedicated weapon mounted light.
     ~ Duty handgun with holster, reloading devices and pouches
     ~ 50 rounds of duty or duty equivalent pistol ammunition
     ~ Range appropriate clothing (utility uniform such as BDUs), brimmed cap, and foul weather gear.
     ~ Wrap around eye protection.
     ~ Hearing protection.
     ~ Body armor.
     ~ Weapon cleaning and maintenance equipment.
     ~ Elbow and knee pads (recommended).
     ~ Sun block (recommended).
     ~ Hydration pack and/or canteens (recommended).
     ~ Shooting mat (optional).
Civil Liability
This eight hour class is designed to discuss the specific liability issues facing law enforcement by discussing case studies/law. As with most case law, the interpretations change routinely and this is an excellent course for line level and supervisors/managers.
Colt M16/AR-15 Armorer
The M16 course includes the M16 family of weapons, the M16 and all its variants including the M4, the AR15 and all its variants and the 9mm Sub-machinegun. Course length is 24 class hours over 3 days with no shooting. This course covers design, theory, compatibility, disassembly, assembly, maintenance, and troubleshooting for the Law Enforcement Rifle Armorer.
Colt M1911 Pistol Armorer
The .45 course includes series 70, series 80, 1911 and it’s variants including the 1991. The course is 16 class hours over 2 days with no shooting included. This course covers design, theory, compatibility, disassembly, assembly, parts fitting; trigger pull adjustments, maintenance, and troubleshooting for the Law Enforcement Pistol Armorer.
Communications Training Officer
This twenty-four hour course is directed towards teaching dispatch and communications operators how to be an effective communications training officer for new hire and lateral personnel.  This course follows a basic national standard for FTO programs based on the San Jose Model. Students participate in classroom discussion, exercises, and are required to complete several Daily Observation Reports (DOR) on trainees from scenario based exercises.
Conducting Background Investigations
This sixteen hour course will cover Why We Do Pre-Employment Background Investigations, Legal Issues Surrounding Employment, The Hiring Process, Personal History or Disclosure Statements, Personal Interview of Applicant, Verification- Check Of Data and Conducting Interviews, Comparison and Analysis of Information, Sources of Information, Fictitious Documents, Applicant Questions, Employment and Co-Worker Questions, Personal Reference Questions, Cross Checking and Verification of Information, and Forms, Checklists and Investigative Reports. This course is applicable to hiring of commissioned police officers as well as civilians affiliated with your agency.
Crash Reconstruction
This eighty hour course offers law enforcement officers, desiring to specialize in the investigation and prosecution of traffic offenders, with the ability to reconstruct motor vehicle crashes. Students will apply the scientific principles of Newtonian Physics and the application of geometry, kinematics, biomechanics, algebra and case compilation. This course avails officers with the ability to document and support the criminal elements involved with motor vehicle crashes for the adjudication and prosecution of offenders. Students will be trained on the application of the uniform motion equations as used by the major reconstruction schools, including Northwestern Center for Public Safety and the Institute of Police Technology, and Management and Texas A & M. Practical exercises will be emphasized for the learning process. These exercises include: single vehicle, head-on, rear-end, and 90° crashes, crush deformation, trajectory of falls, vaults, rolls and flips.

Prerequisite for attending this course is completion of the eighty hour Advanced Crash Investigation Course.
Criminal/Crime Scene Investigations
This course will provide officers/investigators with a broader knowledge of recognition, protection, preservation, documentation, and collection of evidence at crime scenes. Hands-on training will be conducted with bloodstain pattern recognition, photography, casting, diagramming, advanced fingerprinting, Alternate Light Source, and trajectory. Additionally, this course will train the officer/investigator in the latest court acceptable techniques of evidence collection. Lastly, this course will develop and/or enhance the skills of officers/ and investigators in interviewing techniques and assist them in search warrant and report writing.

Crisis Response Train the Trainer
The 40-Hour Train the Trainer class has been designed to provide Train the Trainer certification to officers, Telecommunicators and other non-sworn personnel around the state of New Mexico. With this certification individuals can provide the in-service training mandated by 29-7-7.5 NMSA 1978 commonly referred to as House Bill 93.

The topics included have been chosen in order to provide attendees with the basic informational foundation needed to subsequently provide future classes which fulfill the mandatory training .

The 40-hour class is intended for individuals with limited prior training in Crisis Responses.
Crisis Response Train the Trainer CIT/CNT
The 16-Hour Train the Trainer class has been designed to provide Train the Trainer certification to officers, Telecommunicators and other non-sworn personnel around the state of New Mexico. With this certification individuals can provide the in-service training mandated by 29-7-7.5 NMSA 1978 commonly referred to as House Bill 93.

The topics included have been chosen in order to provide attendees with the basic informational foundation needed to subsequently provide future classes which fulfill the mandatory training .

The 16-hour class is intended for individuals with Crisis Response Team (CIT), Crisis Negotiating Team (CNT) or other professional mental health training i.e. Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.
Defensive “Basic” Instructor Course
This eighty hour course is intended to teach the instructor student who is already proficient in defensive tactics how to teach the end user student. This course is designed for the “Basic” training Academy Instructor and will focus on the core Defensive Tactics curriculum, as revised in 2005. Prospective students will need to be in good physical condition, as this is an arduous block of instruction. The emphasis will be on teaching the student Instructor how to teach defensive tactics. The student Instructor will be provided with a copy of the revised NMDPS Accredited “Basic” Defensive Tactics lesson plans and other instructional media.
Course prerequisites include: Completion of a 40 Defensive Tactics course
of instruction approved by the NMDPS, and Instructor Development.
Basic Defensive Tactics Instructor
This 80 hour, "Train the Trainer" block (2 weeks) of instruction will concentrate on teaching how to teach the revised "Basic Training Defensive Tactics" curriculum. Instructors teaching in an Academy setting, or In-Service Instructors trying to maintain their Officer's Basic Defensive Tactics
skills who are not already certified will benefit from this block of instruction. Areas of Instruction will include; Movement, Distractions, Distance Control, Blocks, Takedowns, Counter Strikes, Weapons Retention, Hand Cuffing, Baton, OC Spray, and some Ground Control & Edged Weapon Defense. Prospective Instructor candidates should be in good physical condition, with at least three years of Law Enforcement Experience and have already completed a NMDPS approved (40 hour) Instructor Development Course.
D.T. Instructor Refresher
The purpose of this eight hour course is to provide current DT instructors information regarding the changes the DT program has gone through at the NM Law Enforcement Academy. We will talk about the philosophy behind the changes, the process to get the changes implemented and also provide opportunities for you to learn and practice the added techniques. Additionally, instructors will have the opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency with the newly added techniques through “teach-back” sessions of assigned portions of the new DT curriculum.
D.T. Refresher (Part I)
This 4 hours of “refresher” instruction will cover 4 different modules of the Basic DT Curriculum. Those modules are Ground Control 1, Ground Control 2, Joint Locks and Impact Takedowns. During the Ground Control modules, officers can expect to practice sprawls, escaping the guard, arm/shoulder locks as well as top, back and side mount escapes and lateral vascular neck defenses. During the Joint Locks module officers can expect to practice street application of various joint locks and their application during custody and control. During the Impact Takedowns module officers will practice various arm bar takedowns and other techniques (if you have had recent surgery, you will not be allowed to take this course until you have been released to full duty by your physician). In all modules officers should come prepared to participate, dressed in duty gear and uniform (NO GUNS, NO OC) and to discuss the application of these techniques as it relates to their department policy and the RCM. Street shoes are not allowed on the mats so please bring mat shoes or a good pair of socks. These classes are designed to be user friendly and officers are encouraged to practice at their own pace and comfort level.
D.T. Refresher (Part II)
This 4 hours of “refresher” instruction will cover 4 different modules of the Basic DT Curriculum which include Weapon Retention, Intermediate Impact Weapons, OC refresher and Handcuffing/Expandable Baton. During the Weapon Retention module officers will practice weapon retention techniques from the ground as well as standing. During the Intermediate Impact Weapons module officers will practice delivering defensive knee and elbow strikes as well as kicks to assailants. During the OC refresher module, officers will practice OC delivery techniques using inert OC and during the Handcuffing/Expandable baton module officers will practice handcuffing techniques and procedures as well as baton strikes and movements. In all modules officers should come prepared to participate, dressed in duty gear and uniform (NO GUNS, NO OC) and to discuss the application of these techniques as it relates to their department policy and the RCM. Street shoes are not allowed on the mats so please bring mat shoes or a good pair of socks. These classes are designed to be user friendly and officers are encouraged to practice at their own pace and comfort level.
Defensive Tactics Update
This eight hour course is intended to allow the student the opportunity to enhance their skills in handcuffing (speed cuffing) from standing rear, front to rear, high risk prone and emergency cuffing, including “Terry Frisks” and search incident to arrest, weapons retention and expandable baton use. We will discuss the “when” (RCM) and “how” aspects of custody and control.
DIAP Commercial Motor Vehicle Criminal Interdiction
The purpose of this twenty-four hour course of training is to familiarize Law Enforcement personnel with current trends and patterns in the use of commercial vehicles for significant criminal activity.
Topics covered include:
     ~ Trucking Industry Overview
     ~ Criminal Trends & Trafficking Patterns
     ~ Cargo Theft
     ~ Agency Enforcement Authority
     ~ Legal Considerations
     ~ Criminal Indicators
     ~ Roadside Interview and Interview Techniques
     ~ Items of Interest
     ~ Rapid Assessment
     ~ Concealment and Search Techniques
     ~ EPIC Access & Use
Domestic Violence
This 8 hour Domestic Violence course emphasizes changes in law through case and statutory review along with practical discussions concerning enforcement of orders, Emergency Orders of protection, warrant less arrests, Double Jeopardy, etc. Assessment consists of case-briefings and application to real situations. This course is designed to meet the biennial training requirement.
Domestic Violence & Law Enforcement Ethics
This is a combined 8 hour course, 4 hours Domestic Violence & 4 hours Law Enforcement Ethics, which will include; Domestic Violence course emphasizes changes in law through case and statutory review along with practical discussions concerning enforcement of orders, Emergency Orders of protection, warrant less arrests, Double Jeopardy, etc. Assessment consists of case-briefings and application to real situations. The Law Enforcement Ethics portion is designed to enhance the ethical decision making process by discussing some of the common issues dealt with which are unique to the law enforcement field. This course is designed to meet the biennial training requirement.
DWI Instructor
This course teaches instructors how to present the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Students will learn the proper procedures and available options for teaching the basic SFST course. Upon successful completion of the course, a complete set of lesson plans, student manuals, video tapes and instructional aides will be given to each student.
Prerequisite: Students attending this course must have successfully completed a NHTSA approved Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course and be proficient in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests.
Topics include:
     ~ Basic instructor techniques
     ~ Overview of alcohol, drugs and highway safety
     ~ Review of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests including horizontal gaze nystagmus
     ~ Proper procedures for conducting drinking exercises
     ~ Practice teaching
     ~ Curriculum revisions
DWI Legal Update
DWI Legal Update consists of a case law update portion highlighting the latest HGN, 20 minute “deprivation” period, license revocation and roadblock cases. Additionally, there is a report writing or documentation portion of the class dealing with documenting refusals without the use of HGN results, and successful officer prosecutions of DWI cases.
Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor
The program is designed to assist law enforcement organizations to design and develop their own in-house driver training programs. This unique program explains the driver training process in detail and provides instructors and potential instructors with actual training scenarios. Students receive hands-on experience designing driving exercises, and learn how to objectively evaluate and test students, and vehicles.
Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement Supervisors
This course provides law enforcement officers the opportunity to review the dynamics that can transform, within a few years, motivated law enforcement officers into negative, cynical and angry individuals who begin having significant difficulties in both the professional and personal aspects of their lives. This course deals with the issues that create law enforcement officers that see themselves as "victims" and begin rationalizing behavior that they previously would have considered inappropriate. The course also deals with the communication challenges that doom many law enforcement relationships and marriages to failure.
DV Legal Update
DV Legal Update emphasizes forms and practice utilizing the Domestic Violence Bench book. Changes in law are emphasized through case and statutory review along with practical discussions concerning enforcement of orders, Emergency Orders of protection, warrantless arrests, Double Jeopardy, etc. Assessment consists of case-briefings and application to real situations.
Ethics
This eight hour course is designed to enhance the ethical decision making process by discussing some of the common issues dealt with which are unique to the law enforcement field.
Ethics Refresher
This four hour course is designed to serve as a refresher of the ethical decision making process by discussing some of the common issues dealt with which are unique to the law enforcement field, specifically common issues which have been brought before the NMLEA Board as disciplinary issues affecting officer and telecommunicator certification status..
Ethics Train-the-Trainer Course
This forty hour course will cover: "State of Society" from an ethics point of view, the manner in which adults learn, the importance of the phrase "Our Values are Primarily Caught, not Taught", the issue of "higher standards" of behavior for police, it will define "ethics", the "6 Pillars of Character", the "5 Principles of Ethical Policing", the use of "A.C.T." as a tool for making ethical choices, "Stakeholders" in a given ethical scenario, the "Ethics Check Questions" and "Ethical Choice Strategies", "Common Statements Neutralizing Ethical Conflict", strategies for creating a healthy ethical climate in an agency, the "5 P's of Ethical Power", the "Boiling Frog Syndrome", the nine step selection process for police officers, and its merit as a measure of ethical potential, the connection between police ethics and civil liability, the seven "Barriers to Responsibility", the three steps to "Creating a Supportive Ethical Environment", the three "Primary Ways to Prevent Corruption" in police agencies, the five steps an F.T.O. can take to set an ethical tone for the trainee, the process by which an F.T.O. may develop ways to help a trainee demonstrate learning in the area of ethics, Ethics "Icebreaker" exercises, the evolution of ethics as outlined in the works of a number of classical and contemporary philosophers, and the application of that thought process to contemporary law enforcement.
EVOC Sedan, SUV, Truck
These individual eight hour classes are designed to refresh emergency vehicle operations skills in general, and address the specifics of each individual style of vehicle.
Firearms Instructor Course
The purpose of this 80 hour course is to provide agencies around the state with qualified firearms instructors. The emphasis of this class is to turn competent shooters into competent instructors. All students must successfully complete the Firearms Instructor Pre-Qual Course prior to be allowed to attend this class. This instructor course will cover revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, shotguns and rifles. Participants will be expected to give impromptu lectures and demonstrations throughout the course. Topics covered include marksmanship fundamentals, shooting positions, reloading techniques, malfunction clearances, weapon inspections, target analysis, range management, shooter coaching, line operations, tower operation, hearing issues, blood lead level issues, and range design.
Firearms Instructor Course - Handgun
The purpose of this seven day course is to provide agencies around the state with qualified handgun instructors, and serve as a pre-requisite for those instructors who wish to become certified to teach shotgun and/or rifle. The emphasis of this class is to turn competent shooters into competent instructors. All students must successfully complete the Firearms Instructor Pre-Qual prior to attending this class. This instructor course will cover revolvers, semi-automatic pistols, and range operation issues. Participants will be expected to give impromptu lectures and demonstrations throughout the course. Topics covered include marksmanship fundamentals, shooting positions, reloading techniques, malfunction clearances, weapon inspections, target analysis, range management, shooter coaching, line operations, tower operation, hearing issues, blood lead level issues, and range design. Lunches are on your own, time is given to drive to local restaurants, but “brown bags” are also allowed. There will be one evening of night fire, the exact date will be determined during the course to best suit everyone’s schedule.
Required Equipment:
(Note: Suggested ammo amounts are the minimum amount)
     ~ Duty revolver, 4 inch barrel and duty holster (thumb break release minimum)
     ~ Duty semi–automatic pistol, 4-5 inch barrel and duty holster (thumb break release minimum)
     ~ Sam Browne duty rig with 4 keepers
     ~ Two speed loaders and pouch
     ~ Six or twelve round loop loader (recommended)
     ~ Two spare pistol magazines and pouch
     ~ 1000 rounds primary handgun duty equivalent ammunition, (semi–wadcutter, hardball, or hollow points),
     ~ 250 rounds secondary handgun duty equivalent ammunition, (semi–wadcutter, hardball, or hollow point),
     ~ Hearing protection (plugs and ear muffs are recommended)
     ~ Wrap around eye protection (dark for day and clear for night)
     ~ Flashlight with "dead man" switch
     ~ Foul weather gear (recommended)
     ~ Knee and elbow pads, shooting mats (recommended)
     ~ Body armor (mandatory)
     ~ Sun block ( recommended)
     ~ Water ( recommended)
Firearms Instructor Course - Rifle
The purpose of this five day course is to provide agencies around the state with qualified rifle instructors. The emphasis of this class is to turn competent shooters into competent instructors. All students must successfully complete the Firearms Instructor – Handgun, or its predecessor, prior to attending this class. Participants will be expected to give impromptu lectures and demonstrations throughout the course. Topics covered include marksmanship fundamentals as they relate to rifles, shooting positions, reloading techniques, malfunction clearances, weapon inspections, characteristics of rifle ammunition and modifications/accessories for rifles, including various sighting devices.
Lunches are on your own, time is given to drive to local restaurants, but “brown bags” are also allowed.
There will be one evening of night fire, the exact date will be determined during the course to best suit everyone’s schedule.
Required Equipment:
(Note: Suggested ammo amounts are the minimum amount)
     ~ Semi-automatic rifle with fixed sights or non-magnifying “dot,” sling and detachable magazine
     ~ Two spare rifle magazines w/some type of carrier (minimum)
     ~ 1,000 rounds duty equivalent ammunition (FMJ, SP, or JHP)
     ~ Hearing protection (plugs and ear muffs are recommended)
     ~ Wrap around eye protection (dark for day and clear for night)
     ~ Weapon mounted light or Flashlight with "dead man" switch
     ~ Foul weather gear (recommended)
     ~ Knee and elbow pads, shooting mats (recommended)
     ~ Body armor (mandatory)
     ~ Sun block ( recommended)
     ~ Water ( recommended)
     ~ Rifle cleaning kit
     ~ Duty Handgun w/support accessories
     ~ Belt and Holster
     ~ Magazines and Pouch
     ~ 50 Rounds Ammunition
Firearms Instructor-Shotgun
The purpose of this three day course is to provide agencies around the state with qualified shotgun instructors. The emphasis of this class is to turn competent shooters into competent instructors. All students must successfully complete the Firearms Instructor – Handgun, or its predecessor, prior to attending this class. Participants will be expected to give impromptu lectures and demonstrations throughout the course. Topics covered include marksmanship fundamentals as they relate to shotguns, shooting positions, reloading techniques, malfunction clearances, weapon inspections, characteristics of shotgun ammunition and modifications/accessories for shotguns.
Lunches are on your own, time is given to drive to local restaurants, but “brown bags” are also allowed. There will be one evening of night fire on the second day.
Required Equipment:
(Note: Suggested ammo amounts are the minimum amount)
     ~ 12 Ga. shotgun, pump or semi-automatic, 18-22 inch (non-rifled) barrel and sling
     ~ 150 rounds of 9 pellet 00 buckshot
     ~ 150 rounds of slugs
     ~ 75 rounds of #8 birdshot or equivalent (00 buck may be substituted)
     ~ Hearing protection (plugs and ear muffs are recommended)
     ~ Wrap around eye protection (dark for day and clear for night)
     ~ Weapon mounted light or Flashlight with "dead man" switch
     ~ Foul weather gear (recommended)
     ~ Knee and elbow pads, shooting mats (recommended)
     ~ Body armor (mandatory)
     ~ Sun block ( recommended)
     ~ Water ( recommended)
     ~ Shotgun cleaning kit
Firearms Instructor Update
The sixteen hour (16) update course will focus primarily on the handgun, however those requiring certification on shotgun and/or rifle will be given the opportunity to qualify with these weapons.Students who have previously been certified as an NMDPS Firearms instructor are expected to qualify with a 90% or better but will be allowed to renew their instructor certification(s) with a qualification score of 80% or better. Students failing to score at least an 80% will not be recertified as instructors. There will also be a written exam at the end of the class which will cover the Firearms Instructor – Handgun lesson plan and material covered during the class.

Each student will be required to make a 3-5 minute presentation. Student teaching topics: Make ready/empty and low ready; Internal, external, and terminal ballistics; Speed and braced kneeling positions; California kneeling and rollover prone positions; Tactical and speed reloads; Stoppages/malfunctions Class 1 – 4; Strong side barricade positions; Support side barricade positions; Firing from the weapon retention position; Scoring the NMDPS target for day/night qualifications; One hand malfunction clearances – strong side; One hand malfunction clearances – support side; Determine eye dominance; One hand shooting; 6 count presentation; 7 fundamentals of marksmanship; Move and shoot – left, right, and to the rear; Shooting on the move – forward and laterally; Use of steel targets – safety considerations and setup; Range safety rules – ammunition, weather, berm, student conduct, etc.
Firearms Range Operator
This course will teach NM Certified Law Enforcement Officers how to run firearms ranges and qualification courses (only) effectively and safely for the three common law enforcement weapon systems; handgun, shotgun and carbine/rifle, which includes scoring methodology and completion of the necessary documentation. This course will also be utilized as a “bridge” program for students that have completed a Firearms Instructor Course with: NRA, FLETC, DOE, which will make them certifiable by the New Mexico Department of public Safety upon application. A DOE, FLETC or NRA Firearms Instructor Course Completion Certificate must be presented on the first day of class.
Course Objectives:
     ~ Recite the four general firearms safety rules
     ~ Articulate the minimum essential elements of a range safety plan and medical pre-planning and evacuation plan which must be in place prior to range use.
     ~ Identify the minimum emergency medical equipment to have in place prior to range use.
     ~ Demonstrate ability to perform pre-range operations inspections and range    set up.
     ~ Demonstrate the ability to conduct a qualification course briefing and pre-qualification documentation (names, gun manufacture, serial number, etc.)
     ~ Demonstrate the ability to run a qualification course
     ~ Demonstrate to ability to correctly call the line for a qualification course
     ~ Demonstrate the ability to correctly score a qualification target
     ~ Demonstrate the ability to correctly document a qualification
     ~ Demonstrate the ability to demobilize the range
     ~ Demonstrate the ability to correctly complete the necessary forms to forward to the NMDPS LEA for the annual day handgun and low light handgun qualification scores.
     ~ Demonstrate the ability to conduct a qualification de-brief
     ~ Recognize that you are not authorized to provide ANY training to students participating in your qualifications, although safety violations will be corrected immediately.
All DOE, FLETC or NRA Instructor Candidates will be required to shoot a 90% (one opportunity only!) or greater on the NMLEA day handgun course for successful course completion.
Range Operator candidates will be required to shoot an 80% (one opportunity only!) or greater on the NMLEA day handgun qualification course.
Required Equipment:
(Note: Suggested ammo amounts are the minimum amount)
     ~ Duty semi-automatic pistol, 4-5 inch barrel and duty type holster (thumb break release minimum)
     ~ 350 rounds of handgun ammunition
     ~ Sam Browne duty rig with 4 keepers
     ~ Three pistol magazines and pouch
     ~ Hearing protection (electronic over the ear muffs are recommended)
     ~ Wrap around eye protection (dark for day and clear for night)
     ~ Flashlight with “deadman” switch
     ~ Foul weather gear
     ~ Appropriate firearms training attire
     ~ Knee and elbow pads, shooting blankets (recommended)
     ~ Body armor
     ~ Small first aid kit for minor cuts
     ~ Water (There is no potable water at the range)
     ~ Sun block
     ~ Note taking materials
     ~ Gun cleaning kit
Firearms Qualification/Instructor Pre-Qualification
This one day “class” has been developed to provide an opportunity to complete the mandated pre-qualifications for instructor candidates. Additionally, shotgun and rifle qualification courses will also be held for those agencies utilizing these weapons. Qualification will begin at 8:00 am , starting with the NMDPS pistol day qualification. Each Instructor candidate will have one attempt to qualify at 90% or greater. We will then move on to shotgun; OO buck & slug, then the NMDPS/DOE 30 round rifle qualification. This qualification day will replace the Firearms Instructor Pre-Qualification 3 day course. Anyone who obtains a 90% on the pistol, shotgun and rifle will be immediately eligible to attend the Firearms Instructor Course.
First Line Supervisor
The curriculum will cover: Transitioning to Supervision; Supervisory Characteristic Styles; Management, Supervision & Leadership; Problem Solving; Complaint Investigations; Performance Evaluations & Discipline; Liability Considerations; Delegating & Granting Authority; Motivation, Media Relations; Cultural Diversity; Community Relations; Ethics; Budgeting; Records Department Correspondence; and Computer Skills. The workshop will be designed to assist both newly promoted and experienced supervisors and managers. Tried and true concepts will be applied through experiential learning activities which will allow each participant to evaluate the effectiveness of both the concepts and his/her own skills of application.
Hate Crimes & Racial Profiling
This 8 hour Update focuses on the latest changes in New Mexico law with a brief unit on Federal law. The course is designed to assist the Officer in the investigation of Hate Crimes, while gaining a clear understanding of Racial Profiling. The class will include case studies and interactive discussions facing the Law Enforcement Profession in these areas. This course is designed to meet the NMDPS biennial training requirements.
Homicide Investigation
This course is designed for the experienced police officer whose duties include the investigation of major cases. Others who will benefit from this training are any officers who desire to enhance their abilities, with an eye toward becoming full time investigators. This is a 24-hour course of instruction, designed to meet the criteria for advanced Peace Officer training as set forth by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. It is the goal of this course to examine the major components of major criminal cases, with an emphasis on homicides; those components being Initial Response, The Crime Scene, Technical Aspects, Follow-Up Investigation, and Court Case Preparation. Emphasis will be placed on the Team Approach to working crime scenes, with each job within the team (Team Leader, Photographer, Evidence Custodian, Scene Diagram Artist, etc.) given considerable instructional time. Proper collection and preservation of evidence will be an instructional priority. Additional time will be allotted to technical aspects of an investigation, such as wound identification, post-mortem changes, blood spatter analysis and advances in fingerprint technology. Classroom time will also be spent on certain aspects of the follow-up investigation, in particular conducting interviews and suspect interrogation. While the course is not of sufficient length to impart to the student expertise in these areas, the student will be given a working knowledge of the topics, and become familiar with resources that are available in these fields. Upon completion of the course, officers will have had the opportunity to closely examine and understand each aspect of major case investigations. They will return to their agencies with the skills necessary to help formulate policy, as well as be a greater asset to their agencies in making preparations to investigate major cases when they occur. And when those homicides or major cases do occur, a student of this course will have the knowledge to execute a planned, organized and responsible approach to the case.
Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support Training Course
(Curriculum of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation)
Law Enforcement exposes officers to potential or actual critical incidences daily. Continued stress takes its toll on physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral functioning. About 50% of officers develop significant distress (Myers & Wee, 2005) that can cause dangerous and dysfunctional consequences. The potential for debilitating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is between 10-15% (Everly & Mitchell, 1999). ICIPS training is designed to lessen the secondary effects of disasters; burn out, compassion fatigue, and post-traumatic stress, by teaching tools to care for ones self and for one another in a peer support system. The course enhances resistance and resiliency in order to help you keep your good people functioning effectively.
Instructor Development
This Five Day Course Of Instruction Is Designed To Prepare Students To Become General Instructors. This Class Is Required To Become Certified By The New Mexico Department Of Public Safety As An Instructor In Any Field. Students Will Be Expected To Make Frequent Presentations To The Class Culminating In An Hour Long Presentation On The Last Day.
The Course Covers:
     ~ Principles Of Learning And Teaching
     ~ Role Of Student And Teacher
     ~ Domains/Types Of Learning
     ~ Four Step Teaching‑Learning Process
     ~ Qualities Of A Good Instructor
     ~ Communications
     ~ Outlining A Speech
     ~ Public Speaking
     ~ Curriculum Development
     ~ Determining Training Needs
     ~ Task Analysis
     ~ Instructional Objectives

Lesson Plans
     ~ Check List For Lesson Plans
     ~ How To Prepare Instructional Material

Methods Of Instruction
     ~ Visuals
     ~ How To Use Visual Aids
     ~ Advantages Of Visual Aids
     ~ Visual Design Characteristics
     ~ Use Of Media Projectors
     ~ How To Use The Board

Testing And Evaluation
     ~ Basic Types Of Tests
     ~ Analyzing Test Scores
     ~ Evaluation

Instructor Development - Train the Trainer
This Ten Day Course Of Instruction Is Designed To Prepare Students To Teach Others To Become Instructor Development Instructors. Students Will Be Expected To Create Lesson Plans, Create Tests, Create Evaluation Instruments, Understand Adult Learning Theory, and Make Frequent Presentations To The Class.
The Course Covers Learning To Teach:
     ~ Principles Of Learning And Teaching
     ~ Role Of Student And Teacher
     ~ Domains/Types Of Learning
     ~ Four Step Teaching‑Learning Process
     ~ Qualities Of A Good Instructor
     ~ Communications
     ~ Outlining A Speech
     ~ Public Speaking
     ~ Curriculum Development
     ~ Determining Training Needs
     ~ Task Analysis
     ~ Instructional Objectives

Lesson Plans
     ~ Check List For Lesson Plans
     ~ How To Prepare Instructional Material

Methods Of Instruction
     ~ Visuals
     ~ How To Use Visual Aids
     ~ Advantages Of Visual Aids
     ~ Visual Design Characteristics
     ~ Use Of Media Projectors
     ~ How To Use The Board

Testing And Evaluation
     ~ Basic Types Of Tests
     ~ Analyzing Test Scores
     ~ Evaluation
Instructor Update "General"
This 8 hour course is designed for any NMDPS Certified General Instructor to refresh and hone their teaching skills. We will discuss and review adult learning principals, scenario based training and evaluations. The course is also designed to update the Instructor with revisions to NMAC including the forms, and the newest version of the NMDPS lesson plan format. If you have not taught in a while, or feel a update is due, this course is for you.
Instructor Update "High Risk"
This 16 hour course is designed for any NMDPS Certified High Risk Instructor to refresh and hone their teaching skills. We will discuss and review adult learning principals, scenario based training and evaluations. The course is also designed to update the Instructor with revisions to NMAC including the forms, and the newest version of the NMDPS lesson plan format. If you have not taught in a while, or feel a update is due, this course is for you.
Integrated Domestic Violence Instructor for Law Enforcement and Health Care Professionals
The three (3) day seminar will focus on advancing the collaboration between law enforcement and health care professionals and improving their response to victims of domestic violence. The seminar will prepare the participant to become an instructor of the curriculum while exploring the following modules: adult facilitation and learning, victim safety, officer safety, safety for professionals working with domestic violence, assessing lethality/ dangerousness, fatality review process, impact of arrest, legal issues and liability, dynamics of domestic violence, stalking, strangulation, dual arrest and determining predominant aggressor, officers that batter, impact of witnessing violence on children, psychology of battering, date/marital rape, improving the coordination between health care and law enforcement, HIPPA and how to effectively screen patients for domestic violence.
Interactive Leadership by The Baca Group
This Leadership Training Course provides participants an intellectual framework and direct experience to understand and put into practice proven, effective leadership techniques. The program is presented within the context of practical leadership of goal-oriented teams. discussions on leadership and team-building, theory are supplemented by practical exercises in which the student immediately puts into practice proven, down-to-earth techniques to develop the participant’s personal leadership competencies.
Leadership Theory and Practice

Are you prepared for the future? Are you ready to take on leadership responsibility? Are you a great manager? A great leader? Is there a difference? Are leaders made or born?

Law enforcement faces unprecedented challenges that require the very best in leadership practices. This class is designed to prepare officers for leadership roles and to improve the leadership skills of supervisors and administrators. It will be especially valuable for those preparing for advancement, newly promoted supervisors, and experienced managers.

Students will:
     ~ learn basic motivation theory and how motivation relates to leadership
     ~ describe personal qualities of effective leaders
     ~ understand the connection between leadership and building relationships
     ~ complete a simple testing instrument to assess their own strengths and weaknesses in dealing with others
     ~ learn concrete leadership behaviors
Legal Up-Date
Legal Update focuses on the latest changes in New Mexico law with a brief unit on Federal law. There are a few Fourth Amendment issues in addition to battery on a peace officer plus Constitutional issues involving sex offender registration, Miranda, documentation, homicide, entrapment and false imprisonment. The class lends itself to discussion of issues and the test consists of case-briefing and application of the cases to specific issues.
Let’s Not Shoot Our Wounded : Critical Incident Stress Debriefing in Public Safety
This block of instruction is aimed at public safety supervisors, managers and decision makers. The focus is on the impact on public safety personnel of the extraordinary events to which they respond. Methods for lessening the psychological impact of such events will be discussed, with an emphasis on the creation of useful policy and dealig with confidentiality.
Maintenance of Effort
The Maintenance of Effort Class contains the following classes:
     ~ SFST Refresher 8 hours; Legal Update 4 hours; Pursuit Awareness 4 hours;
     ~ Basic Crash Investigation 4 hrs; Basic Crime Scene Investigation 4 hours;
     ~ Defensive Tactics Refresher 8 hours; Dealing with the Mentally Ill 4 hours;
     ~ Domestic Violence 2 hours. Officers attending this class will receive the 40 hour minimum required every 2 years.
Managing Stress via the Management of Emotions, Communication & Time (Public Safety Tele-communicators)
This six-hour course teaches principles and practices of effectively managing stress anger & fear that are unique to Public Safety Tele-communicators. Course will teach participants to be emotional Intelligent, develop critical thinking and effective communication skills, maximizing time, energy & efforts, and to understand the role and risks of the first responder in addition to the role of the Tele-communicator. This course is designed for Public Safety Tele-communicators that are experiencing moderate to severe levels of job related stress resulting from workplace communication breakdowns, emotional meltdowns, overwhelming workloads and inefficient thinking, habits and practices. The student handbook designed for this course is a learning tool that will ultimately become a personalized resource guide that can be referred back to by the student.
Managing Stress via the Management of Emotions, Communication & Time (Public Safety Tele-communicators Train the Trainer)
This eighteen hour course will take participants through the Managing Stress via the Management of Emotions, Communication & Time (Public Safety Tele-communicators 6-hour training). This training will also cover course material theory, appropriate and effective training methods, student teach-back sessions, and peer and instructor evaluation and feedback. This course will prepare and certify the student to successfully facilitate the “Managing Stress via the Management of Emotions, Communication & Time for Public Safety Tele-communicators Training. This course is designed for law enforcement trainers/ instructors who require a standardized and off-the-shelf employee stress management training that can be facilitated to existing and new Public Safety Tele-communicators’.
Mid-Management
This twenty-our hour course will cover Leadership Principles, New Approaches to Leadership and Management, Management and Personnel Styles, Motivation and Delegation, Communication Skills, Conflict and Confrontation Issues, Disciplinary Problems and Actions, Performance Appraisals/Evaluations, Project Management, Mistakes Managers Make and How to Avoid Them, Making a Difference as a Middle Manager, Understanding Budgets, and Legal Issues relevant to Mid-Managers.
Objective Pre-employment Interviewing
It has been estimated that 30% to 80% of all resumes/applications contain false information. References either do not have or are reluctant to share employment information for fear of slander/libel suit. Drug testing is easy to defeat by temporary abstinence, polygraphs are already illegal for the private sector and psychological tests are banned in several states with federal legislation pending. Record checks are limited to those information needs for which records exist - often not the case with many critical information needs.

Yet, in this age of negligent hiring/retention litigation, fiscal restraint and demands for greater productivity and ethical behavior, the need for accurate hiring information - at a reasonable cost - has never been greater.

Learn how to recognize the signs of verbal, vocal, and visual behavior occurring during selection interviews as they relate to the widespread problems of exaggeration, fabrication, minimization, omission, and deceptive denials.

Develop interviewing techniques that encourage accurate information particularly when the applicant perceives that candor could lead to disqualification.

Refine the ability to discuss critical but sensitive topics (dismissals, integrity, substance abuse, etc.) in ways that do not offend or alienate candidates.

Reduce selection time and costs while improving the quality of information necessary to make accurate hiring decisions.
Officer Survival
This 24 hour block of instruction concentrates on the three primary aspects of Officer Survival (survival pyramid); mental/physical preparation, psychomotor skills, and proper Police Tactics. The time will be split 50/50 instructor led group discussions/case studies, and hands on training involving inert and Simunitions FX™ weapons. This course was designed specifically for the line officer, and puts equal emphasis on all three aspects of the survival pyramid, rather than leaning heavily on just shooting skills or other psychomotor skills. This is a new course designed by the Advanced Training Bureau and has been referred to by many of the students that have attended thus far, as a MUST have block of instruction for every line officer.
Patrol Rifle
This 24 hour block of instruction is intended to build the skills necessary to effectively use a rifle for general patrol work. This course is an excellent transition for those who may have received training on rifles in the military and are now carrying them on patrol. This course can also serve as an introductory course for those who have never received any formal training on rifles and are now carrying them on patrol. The course will cover selection of rifles for patrol, the principals of firearms safety, fundamentals of rifle marksmanship, rifle presentation, weapons manipulation, reloading drills and malfunction clearances. This course will also cover shooting positions and transitions to handgun.
Patrol Shotgun
This 24 hour block of instruction is intended to build the skills necessary to effectively use a shotgun on patrol. This course is designed to pick up where basic academy level training stopped. The course will re-enforce the principals of firearms safety, fundamentals of shotgun marksmanship, weapons manipulation, advantages/disadvantages of shotguns, reloading drills and malfunction clearances. This course will also cover shooting positions and and transitions to handgun.
Perimeter Containment
This eight hour course is designed to provide responding officers better insight and tactics to deal with in-progress type calls. The first third of the class looks at the tactics being used by suspects to evade capture by law enforcement. These tactics have no geographic boundaries and have been used across the country. The second third is an in-depth look at the tactics officers can use to better contain and safely capture suspects running from them. Perimeter containment is looked at step by step from several points of view including the primary officer, responding officers, supervisors, and specialized units (SWAT, K-9, Air Support). The final third is a study of four real "Shots fired, officer down"scenarios and how they relate to perimeter containment. The successes and failures of law enforcement during these critical incidents are discussed. Officer safety is emphasized during the entire class.
Physical Fitness Specialist - Law Enforcement
This course, based upon fundamental scientific research in the field of physical activity, provides those interested in personal training and fitness guidance with training in fitness leadership and technical skills to implement individualized programs that are safe, effective and motivational.
Workshop Highlights (Topics and/or speakers are subject to change.):
     ~ Fitness and Wellness
     ~ Coronary Risk Factors
     ~ Medical Screening
     ~ Exercise and Safety
     ~ Anatomy and Kinesiology
     ~ Blood Pressure, Body Composition
     ~ Fitness Assessment
     ~ Exercise Physiology
     ~ Goal Setting
     ~ Exercise Guidelines
     ~ Strength and Flexibility Training
     ~ Cardiovascular Training
     ~ Nutrition
     ~ Motivation
*Physical Fitness Specialist – L/E (Instructor) by the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research
Perimeter Containment
This eight hour course is designed to provide responding officers better insight and tactics to deal with in-progress type calls. The first third of the class looks at the tactics being used by suspects to evade capture by law enforcement. These tactics have no geographic boundaries and have been used across the country. The second third is an in-depth look at the tactics officers can use to better contain and safely capture suspects running from them. Perimeter containment is looked at step by step from several points of view including the primary officer, responding officers, supervisors, and specialized units (SWAT, K-9, Air Support). The final third is a study of four real "Shots fired, officer down"scenarios and how they relate to perimeter containment. The successes and failures of law enforcement during these critical incidents are discussed. Officer safety is emphasized during the entire class.
Personal Self-defense
This four hour course is designed to raise your awareness of your surroundings, the people in it and their behavior. It is designed to motivate you to make a decision to make slight improvements to your life and the way you live it that will increase your chances of surviving a violent attack. From this course you will receive information and a few simple, introductory techniques you can practice that will raise your confidence level. It is not designed to replace a full self defense course.
Police Mountain Bike Patrol Operations
This 40 hour block of instruction will include proper bicycle fit, maintenance, accident & injury prevention, traffic stops, suspect contacts, suspect control tactics, emergency braking & turning, balance, dismounting, crowd control, off-road riding, and live firearms training. This course will involve strenuous activity, sustained bicycle riding for 1 or more hours.
Police Officer as Prosecutor
P.O. as Prosecutor is a practical course with 1 ½ days of lecture and workshop on how to prepare and present a case. 1 ½ days are spent presenting mock trials. Generally, the officers do their cases individually but there is some leeway in using classmates as witnesses, etc. Officers are supplied with scenarios to use but they may use their own cases, especially those they will have to present. There is a major focus on the Rules of Evidence and on trial components.
Promotional Assessment Center Training
The purpose of this course is to prepare managers in law enforcement agencies in the State of New Mexico to serve as assessors in assessment centers and to design and implement certain elements of the assessment center method. The objectives of the course are to develop skills of the participant to (1) serve as effective assessors, and (2) develop and implement portions of the assessment center method.
RADAR/LIDAR Instructor
This course is designed to teach participants to become proficient in the use of police traffic RADAR and Laser devices and to develop their instructional skills sufficiently to present RADAR and Laser training programs to other members of law enforcement.
Students will be presented with the characteristics of different types of stationary and moving Radar units. In addition, they will be coached in the use of instructional methods that emphasize the need for complete equipment familiarity on the part of the Radar operator. Various aspects of Radar use such as the Doppler principle, legal requirements and the relationship of traffic Radar to the overall speed enforcement program will be taught. All students will participate in practical exercises utilizing a variety of Radar equipment.
This Radar instructor course is based on "The Basic Training Program in Radar Speed Measurement" developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The history and theory behind the development of Lasers will be explained and students will participate in "hands-on" practical exercises to become proficient in their use. In addition, a review of instructor approaches to the subject of Laser will be given with an opportunity for students to demonstrate instructor skills in the field.
Topics include:
     ~ Radar policy and procedure
     ~ Legal requirements/case law
     ~ Factors affecting Radar
     ~ Visual speed estimates
     ~ Technical aspects of Radar
     ~ Same direction moving Radar
     ~ Lesson plan preparation
     ~ Methods of instruction
     ~ Practical and written examinations
     ~ Classroom presentations
     ~ History of the development of Lasers
     ~ Theory of Lasers: how they operate and how they measure speed
     ~ Operational considerations
     ~ Preparation for court presentation
     ~ Practical application with "hands-on" training
Radar Operator
This 24 hour course covers both RADAR and LIDAR systems, resulting in a certification based on NHTSA standards.
Response to the Active Shooter: School, Work and Public Domain
This course will integrate the lessons learned from the school, business and public arena shootings that have terrorized for decades. The Active Shooter and the situations set for their devastating strike will be explored. This course will offer real scenarios for inoculating the public setting against vulnerability, lessening potential damage and laying the foundation for the most effective control by law enforcement. While there is no set "profile" for the active shooter, the groundwork for their criminality is laid in their past and present. The history of the active shooter and their crimes will be dissected. Because of this brand of terror, law enforcement needs the skill-set and latitude to effectively contain and neutralize this extraordinary danger. The skills taught throughout this course contain knowledge, mindset and tactical considerations that provide the on-site and at­ the-scene police personnel the tools needed to contain the danger and stop the killing from this active domestic terrorist. This course has tactics for the lone officer and the responding team as well.
This class will begin with the nuts and bolts of practical, tactical and legal considerations. Throughout these rapidly evolving and devastating events, LEO's will deal with before, during and aftermath concerns for the intelligent and comprehensive solutions to this problem. From initial department policy, to the event and through to the community restoration, this course is densely packed with information. For the operational officer, this course deals with the necessary mental and physical armament and the rules of engagement that are vital in the search and acquisition of this deadly target to stop violence and render situations safe. For the police command and administrator, this course provides the knowledge in the critical incident response and community integration in the aftermath.
NOTE: This course involves active training by the students using SIMS (Dye Marking Cartridge) or equivalent gear. The students will be suited up and directly involved in scenarios that will physically and mentally challenge. Eye protection is required and body armor is optional. It is not necessary to have prior special weapons, SWAT or tactical training.
Safe Pursuit Act
This lecture based, 8 hour course, is designed to meet the requirements of the legislative mandated “Safe Pursuit Act”. This course covers when to initiate or terminate a pursuit, evaluating risks and dangers of a pursuit, the number of vehicles allowed in a pursuit and their responsibilities, communications, driving tactics, supervisors responsibilities, alternative methods and technologies for stopping pursuits, documentation and evaluation of a pursuit. We will cover your departmental pursuit policies, the Safe Pursuit Act House Bill #30, current case law, basics of emergency vehicle operations, with some case studies.
Search and Seizure
Search and Seizure covers limited Fourth Amendment issues including traffic stops, reasonable suspicion, New Mexico standards regarding arrests, warrants and exceptions to the warrant requirement. Established cases are included (roadblock, VIN, plain view) because they are strictly applied in New Mexico. Both State and Federal standards are included and documentation and articulation are emphasized. The primary course objective is to teach officers how to use the language that the Courts use in their cases. Assessment includes case - briefings and warrant writing.
Search Warrants and Confidential Informants
This course is designed to effectively teach officers/agents the skills needed to write search warrants on vehicles and or residential structures through investigative means and or utilizing confidential informants.
Search Warrants & Affidavits
This 8 hour Update focuses on the latest changes in New Mexico law with a brief unit on Federal law. The course is designed to assist the Officer in the investigation and documentation, while enhancing an Officer’s abilities in writing affidavits and warrants. The class will include case studies and interactive discussions facing the Law Enforcement Profession in these areas, which includes Search & Seizure. This course is designed to meet the NMDPS biennial training requirements.
Semi-Automatic Pistol Fundamentals - Transition
This 24 hour block of instruction is intended to build the skills necessary to effectively employ the semi-automatic pistol. The course is designed to enhance the skills of the shooter who has carried a semi-auto for some time, or has never attended a transition course and is changing from a revolver to a semi-automatic. The course will cover the principals of firearms safety, marksmanship fundamentals, weapons presentation, shooting positions, reloading drills and malfunction clearances. This course will also cover weak hand manipulation drills using the semi-automatic pistol.
Silent Universal Signals Instructor Course
This three-day intensive course is designed to provide the instructor with the skills to provide a critical, proactive, and integra ted communications network for a single or multi-agency response capability. These simple signals provide a necessary standardized method of transferring critical life saving information during efforts to de-escalate, control, and or resolve emergent situations. Including, but not limited to traffic stops, medical emergencies, jail bookings, prisoner transport, motor vehicle and aircraft crashes, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, firefighting, school disturbances, search and rescue, search warrant executions, fugitive searches, drug raids and interdictions, SWAT operations, airline and building security, airport drug interdictions, personal and executive protection, natural disasters, relaying of intelligence information, terrorist attacks,hazardous material spills including incidents of a nuclear, biological or chemical nature.
Sniper Training Courses
In the basic course you will learn weapons safety, cleaning, weapons manipulations, range cards, ballistics, minute of angle, range estimations, rapid fire ,angle shooting, positional shooting, wind estimation, unknown distance shooting, bobbing targets, glass& barrier penetration. Teaching of shooting skills (dope card) out to 600yds. Advanced class will cover all aspects of the basic plus Spec War hold overs, moving & bobbing targets, in depth Mil Dot applications for shooting using the mil dot reticle or the TMR reticle. Teaching of shooting skills (dope card) out to 1000yds.
Sport Utility Emergency Vehicle Operations
This 8 hour block of instruction is designed to enhance an Officer’s ability to operate a Sport Utility Vehicle under emergency conditions. The course will cover vehicle dynamics, braking, cornering, and limitations of operating these narrow, high center of gravity (4x4) vehicles. This course will require the student to bring their departmental sport utility vehicle. Training will occur both in the class room and on a driving course.
Sport Utility Vehicle and Truck (4x4) Emergency Vehicle Operations
This 8 hour block of instruction is designed to enhance an Officer’s ability to operate a Sport Utility Vehicle or Truck under emergency conditions. The course will cover vehicle dynamics, braking, cornering, and limitations of operating these narrow, high center of gravity (4x4) vehicles. This course will require the student to bring their departmental sport utility vehicle or truck. Training will occur both in the class room and on a driving course.
Stress, Anger & Fear Management for the Peace Officer
This six hour course will cover the identification, management and elimination of stress, anger and fear that is specific to law enforcement professionals. Participants will also be taught to correctly identify and manage specific areas of job and home stress that are unique to his or her personality and situation. Becoming emotionally intelligent is a main focus of this training. This course is designed for first responders and law enforcement professionals that are experiencing moderate to severe levels of job and home related stress, anger and fear. The student handbook designed for this course is a learning tool that will ultimately become a personalized resource guide that can be referred back to by the student.
Stress, Anger & Fear Management for the Peace Officer (Train the Trainer)
This eighteen hour course will take participants through the six-hour stress, anger & fear management for the peace officer training. This course will also cover course material theory, appropriate and effective training methods, student teach-back sessions, and peer and instructor evaluation and feedback. This course will prepare and certify the student to successfully facilitate the Stress, Anger & Fear Management for the Peace Officer Six-hour Intensive Training. This course is designed for law enforcement trainers/ instructors who require a standardized and off-the-shelf employee stress management training that can be facilitated to existing and new law enforcement professionals.
Survival Spanish Instructor
The purpose of this instruction is to provide information, materials, and methodology necessary for Spanish speaking trainers to teach students Survival Spanish ® concepts and protocols. Using the course manual, audio CDs, video tapes, and Survival Spanish ® PowerPoint training CD, the student instructor will learn “Cognitive Memory Keys” and “Dynamic Memory Channeling” techniques. The two-day seminar will give the attendee the ability to provide entry-level communications capability to others that will bridge the language / cultural barrier. These capabilities will enhance officer safety while promoting positive public relations with the Hispanic community. This 2-day course will provide training that will assist in cross cultural encounters and community oriented policing programs which include topics on: History of the Spanish Language; How We Learn; Cultural Awareness and Differences; Enhancing Community Relations; Basic Grammar; Greetings, Common Phrases; Controlling the Conversation of the Spanish Speaker; Providing Medical Assistance; Basic Field Interviews; Hispanic Family Name Structure; Determining Dates of Birth and Addresses; Victim Assistance; Domestic Violence; Traffic Stops; Issuing Citations; Firefighting and Arson Phrases; Commands; Crowd Control Phrases; D.W.I. and Sobriety Testing; Advice of Rights; Consent to Search; High Risk Vehicle Stops and Encounters; Execution of Search Warrants; Code Words and Covert Signals Used by the Criminal Element; Pre-Attack Verbal and Non-Verbal “Red Flags of Danger;” Interpreting Body Language and Tattoos; Drug, Street and Jail Slang; Mind Set of the Hispanic Gangster; Learning Shortcuts That Work; and more.
     ~ Each attendee will be provided:
     ~ Survival Spanish manual with audio CDs
     ~ Survival Spanish PowerPoint CD (with pre and posts tests)
     ~ Survival Spanish 50 minute training video.

Tactical Tracking Operations
Tactical tracking, by necessity, differs greatly from the more benign step by step mantracking generally utilized by Search and Rescue (SAR) teams. Tactical tracking uses bold and aggressive tactics to cut down the "time and distance gap" between the trackers and their subjects. Tactical tracking assumes that the subject being pursued is armed and dangerousand will use force to resist arrest. Therefore, "officer safety" aspects are fully integrated into the tracking training program. Instead of a single tracker following the trail, a four man tracking team is employed which provides its own protection and can overcome nearly all hostile situations it can expect to encounter during the follow-up. In essence, a tracking team is a rural version of an urban SWAT team.
This course is 40 hours in length with eight hours in the classroom and thirty-two in the field covering the following topics:
     ~ Tracking Skills and Attributes
     ~ Visual Acuity Exercises
     ~ Camouflage and Concealment
     ~ Basic Tracking Skills
     ~ Essential Elements of Information
     ~ Assessing the Age of Tracks
     ~ Lost Spoor Procedures
     ~ Team Tracking and Tactics
     ~ Tactical Communications
     ~ Immediate Action Drills
     ~ Command and Control of a Tracking Team (Operations)
Use of Force
This sixteen hour course goes into depth in the entire realm of use of force issues, from the historical background on the development of use of force models, to the specific details of the Reactive Control Model. It covers lethal and non-lethal use of force issues, case law and reasonable vs. excessive use of force and brutality.
Use of Force Instructor
This forty hour train the trainer course goes into depth in the entire realm of use of force issues, from the historical background on the development of use of force models, to the specific details of the Reactive Control Model. It covers lethal and non-lethal use of force issues, case law and reasonable vs. excessive use of force and brutality. The student will then team teach blocks of the entire course back to the instructors. Upon successful completion of this program, the student may apply for an Instructorship as a Use of Force Instructor with the Reactive Control Model (RCM).
Use of Force Law
Use of Force Law is, essentially, a specialized civil liability course utilizing the latest New Mexico and Federal decisions. Because the standards are constantly changing, much time is spent on two or three decisions dealing with necessary and reasonable force. The RCM is used to teach officers how to articulate any use of force within the context of the Model itself, with emphasis on the words used in the Model. The assessment consists of scenario evaluation and articulation using the RCM with each officer submitting a report.
Use of Force Simulator Training
This 8 hour course will introduce the student to a number of realistic training scenarios on our new IES MILO Range PRO Use of Force simulator. During these scenarios the student will be required to use sound judgment, tactics, verbal commands, and articulate the actions, as well as demonstrating skill levels with OC spray, flashlights, taser, pistol and shotgun all on the training simulator. Student will be required to bring their own “duty leather/rig” and an open mind to experience this latest technology in preparing you for realistic encounters, while in a structured learning environment.