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Officer Survival and Communication Spanish

Law enforcement officers with little or no knowledge of the Spanish language and culture are at a disadvantage in these encounters.  The rapid influx of Latinos into the United States has resulted in increasing numbers of encounters between law enforcement officers and individuals whose native language is Spanish.  Officials may react inappropriately when they cannot understand what is being said and they are unable to gather information, offer assistance or give commands when necessary. This 3-day program is designed to acquaint law enforcement personnel with the rules of Spanish pronunciation, street/slang Spanish, arrest expressions, commands, cultural information, and give them techniques for gathering basic information from witnesses, victims and suspects.  The focus of this program is on street Spanish, not verb conjugation and Castellan Spanish.

• This class is 24 hours.
• Class hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DATES AND LOCATIONS:

August 29-31, 2017
Criminal Justice Institute

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