Management Development – Jefferson City

This training qualifies for 36 hours (4 Legal; 9 Interpersonal; 22 Technical; 1 Skill) of Missouri POST Continuing Law Enforcement Education through the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Training Academy, a POST‐approved continuing education provider.

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OC Pepper Spray Instructor Course

Required Equipment
Clear Safety Glasses used during inert spray force-on force exercises
Change of clothes and towel for post contamination.

This program involves practical exercises. Students are required to actively participate in these exercises as part of their instructor-level training. Students should be in good physical condition for these classes in order to ensure successful completion of the courses. Some of these courses involve exposure to chemical agents as well as the physical exercises.

Students with physical conditions that may impair their ability to participate are responsible for contacting their physician for medical clearance prior to enrollment. Conditions requiring such consultation include but are not limited to high blood pressure, heart problems, lung problems, to include bronchitis and asthma, or allergies. Notice to students: All tudents in this course are exposed to OC as a requirement for their instructor training.

Individuals who have undergone any type of eye surgery in the past 12 months are not allowed to attend.

The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association will not assume responsibility for any students who do not seek medical consultation prior to course participation. Any student who is unable to participate in the exercises cannot complete this instructor level course. It is incumbent upon the student to ensure they are physically capable of meeting the requirements of the courses.

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Detention Training Officer Course – Jan 2020

Course Description

This 32 hour course will provide experienced jail officers and supervisors the training needed to perform as a Detention Training Officer.  This course is a Field Officer Training Program for the jail / correctional environment.  The training topics will include but not be limited to the history of the Field Training Officer (FTO) program, Professional ethics, the importance of proper documentation, how to deal with troubled employees, as well as training the millennial and Generation Z employees.  There will be scenario based training at the end of the course in order to teach those attending how to interact with the new detention officers you will be training and documenting their performance.  This course is recommended for experience Jailers, Deputies, and other correctional staff that are tasked with training new employees.  Although this course is geared to the jail environment, any experienced law enforcement officer, fire fighter, EMS, security, or range officer would benefit.

At the end of the 32 hour course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the proper completion of daily, Weekly, and Monthly Observation Reports.
  • Identify common trouble areas with new employees and how to correct them.
  • Demonstrate supervision and subordinate relationships and the importance of those roles.
  • Identify generational thought process differences in Millennial and Generation Z groups.
  • Identify the common learning methods individuals respond to.
  • Identify the importance of training liability.

This course is formatted to meet Missouri POST CLEE Requirements

  • 2 hours Legal Studies
  • 10 hours Interpersonal Perspectives
  • 16 hours Technical Studies
  • 4 hours Skill Development

Students are responsible for their own transportation, Per-Diem, and hotel expenses.

Report Writing Instructor Course – Feb 2020

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student the necessary skills and knowledge to develop and present training on the importance of a professionally written police report.  There are discussion and practical exercises on the correct use of language, grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, sentence structure, and formatting to create a professionally written report.  There is also discussion on taking good field notes to assist the reporting officer writing the report.  This program meets the State of Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements necessary to apply for a POST Specialist Instructor License to conduct the report writing blocks included in the 600 hour basic training academy.


This is not an introductory report writing program.  Students should have strong law enforcement report writing skills with a desire to instruct other law enforcement officers on how to write professional reports.  Students wishing to apply for a POST Report Writing Specialist License must have graduated from a POST Approved Instructor Development Course and meet the POST requirements to be licensed as a POST Generalist Instructor in accordance with 11CSR74-14.

This training qualifies for sixteen (16) hours of Missouri POST Continuing Law Enforcement Education credit in the area of Technical Studies  through the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association, a POST Licensed provider of continuing education.

PROGRAM INFORMATION:  Victor Pitman, Program Coordinator – 573‐635-5925 Ext. 117 –

Instructor Development Course – Feb 2020

Course Description

Attendees will be required to develop a source document and lesson plan for their presentation during this course. The topic must relate in some way to law enforcement.

This training qualifies for forty (40) hours of Missouri POST Continuing Law Enforcement Education through the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association Training Academy, a POST approved continuing education provider.

Course Schedule & Topics

The course starts at 8:00AM to 5:00PM on Monday Feb 11th to Thursday Feb 13th.  The student is then off for 3 days to work on their class presentation until 8:00AM Monday Feb 17th.  Students will present their 50 minute presentation on Tuesday Feb 18th.

  • Course Preparation

  • Public Speaking

  • Principles of Learning

  • Role of the Instructor

  • Training Aids

  • Training Liability

  • Course Preparation (one on one)

  • Test Construction

  • Methods of Instruction

  • Adult Learning Principles

  • Public Speaking

  • 50 Minute Teaching Exercise

Students are responsible for all lodging, meals, transportation and presentation expenses.

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Contact Rusty Bourg or Donna Arney – Missouri Sheriffs’ Association


Leadership and Supervisory in Today’s World – Howard County Feb 2020

Most people equate leadership with a specific position or job title. But you need more then a title on the door to have followers.

True leadership is the ability to influence people to achieve a better result for an organization or group. The most effective leaders have a strong sense of self; they understand the qualities that make other people want to follow them, and they know how to adjust those qualities when circumstances require them to do so.

Whether you have been in a leadership position for awhile, new to the position or simply aspiring to influence others, this course is for you.

Learn the importance of knowing your own strengths and limitations; of
effectively communicating a positive, realistic vision; as well as the importance of motivating and inspiring followers to reach their potential.

This 2-day, fast paced course prepares you to be the new type of leader that today’s workplace demands.

Topics Include:
Qualities and Skill Building for Supervisors – 2 Hours
Leadership Development Motivation and Retention – 2 Hours
Breaking the Communication Walls – 2 Hours
Competencies of the Correctional Leader – 2 Hours
Defining a Toxic Employee – 4 Hours
Understanding Styles and Personalities – 2 Hours
“Leadership” Without A Title- 2 Hours

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HFRG Threat Pattern Recognition (TPR) Use-of-Force Instructor Course – Feb 2020

Course Description

This 40-hour instructor level course is designed to develop the skills of the participant so they can train others in the use of subject control techniques designed to control the most common types of resistance officers encounter.
You must be capable of strenuous physical activity in order to attend.
Topics Covered
1. Evolution of a Human Factor Engineered System
2. Threat Pattern Recognition Methodology
3. Design Methodology
4. Combat Human Factors
5. Combat Use of Force and Survival Principles
6. Relative Positioning Model
7. Tactical Handcuffing
8. Escort Position and Joint Lock Control
9. Pressure Point Control Tactics
10. Defensive Counter Strikes
11. Shoulder Pin Restraint System
12. Impact Weapon/Collapsible Baton System
13. Weapon Retention/Disarming
14. Identifying the Limits of Firefight Performance & Threat Pattern Recognition Solution
15. TPR Resistance Movement Time Examples
16. Instructor Development and Training Protocols.

Note: This course is not intended to teach the basic techniques. The focus will be on developing your skills for teaching other the techniques. Participants’ ability to properly demonstrate each technique will be assessed the first day. Those with inadequate skills will be sent home.

2 Legal Studies
14 Technical Studies
20 Skill Development
4 Skill Development-Firearms

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