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The Criminal Justice Institute is pleased to announce our new course schedule for Summer/Fall 2021.

In addition to our online classes, we’re offering more than 80 classroom-based trainings in locations across the State.

Utilizing practical, hands-on application, CJI provides an educational experience designed to enhance the performance and professionalism of law enforcement.

Along with many of the traditional programs we offer each year, we will be offering the following NEW classes:

Answering the Cry for Help: Suicide Prevention & Education for Schools
October 15 • Criminal Justice Institute
This course will address the scope of the adolescent suicide epidemic, societal causes of adolescent suicide, signs and symptoms of suicidal crisis, basic assessment of suicidal risk, the do’s and don’ts of working with depressed adolescents, how to engage depressed teens in conversation, and how to enlist the help of adolescents in the suicide prevention effort.

Criminal Investigation Techniques
September 29-30 • Russellville Police Department
The overall goal of this two-day training course is to highlight up-to-date methods for conducting criminal investigations, including digital evidence exploitation and collection, victimology, and interrogation methods.

Cryptocurrency and the Dark Web
August 10-11 • Criminal Justice Institute
This course will focus on criminals and the dark web. In addition to learning how the dark web and cryptocurrency function, different case studies will be offered highlighting cryptocurrency and dark web criminal activities and law enforcement will learn ways to detect general dark web activity during general traffic stops and investigations.

Dangerous Drugs Lab Recognition
November 4-5 • Criminal Justice Institute
There has been an increase in several types of dangerous micro labs to include Fentanyl, Butane Hash Oil, and Liquid Meth conversation labs. Patrol officers and investigators need to equip themselves with the knowledge of what the dangers are, how to recognize them, and, most importantly, how to mitigate the threat.

Duty to Intervene & Post Custody Care-Train the Trainer
September 21 • Criminal Justice Institute
This course will help prepare officers to teach a suitable delivery of the information given in the Duty to Intervene & Post Custody Care training.

Emotional Intelligence & Mindset for Law Enforcement
October 26 • Conway Police Department
Emotional intelligence and mindset training can help law enforcement mitigate the impact of stress and improve interpersonal communication within their personal and professional networks. It can officers strengthen willpower, focus on your task at hand, and make better decisions under pressure.

Fit for Duty: Health and Wellness for Law Enforcement Officers
August 31 • Jacksonville Police Department
This course will prepare officers mentally, morally and physically to assume the responsibilities of a peace officer and meet the challenges of the rapidly changing society through an active lifestyle to include the importance of fitness and wellness.

Informant Management & Control
October 7 • Saline County Sheriff’s Office
To adequately maintain control over informants, law enforcement agencies must clearly define what activities informants are permitted to participate in as well as prohibited activities. Written policies will also add accountability for officers responsible for managing an informant. This one-day training course will provide proven techniques and strategies to cultivate, maintain and control informants.

Intermediate Spanish for Law Enforcement
November 1-5 • Washington County Sheriff’s Office (Fayetteville)
This five-day intensive course is designed to help officers, who have successfully completed Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement, improve their Spanish to an intermediate level.

Officer Tools for Detecting Misleading Behaviors
August 19 • Hot Springs Police Department
When individuals are faced with stressful questions, they often rely on grooming gestures, posture changes, or other recognizable behavior changes that occur. This course will delve into the differences between the subconscious mind and the conscious mind and how the two often contradict each other when a suspect is being interviewed.

Police Dynamics: Multiple Generations in the Workplace
December 7 • Benton Police Department
The training is highly interactive, involving small group discussions and exercises. The goal is improved productivity through increased communication, teamwork and valuing different perspectives of all officers and those served in their communities.

Resilience Strategies for Educators: Techniques for Self-Care & Peer Support
Virtual • TBD
The REMS TA Center offers this daylong training designed to help caregivers in schools and school districts better understand resilience strategies following natural disasters and other emergency events.

SRO Refresher Course
September 21-22 • Criminal Justice Institute
October 19- 20 • Criminal Justice Institute
This two-day refresher course is designed for School Resource Officers who previously completed the SRO I Basic course five or more years ago. This course will cover a variety of current school safety topics to advance the school resource officer’s knowledge and skills as they work on the school campus.

Technology Threats & Trends Against Law Enforcement
November 2 • Criminal Justice Institute
This is a unique and eye-opening class for law enforcement personnel designed to help officers learn more about how technologies are being used (or misused) to commit crimes, avoid or detect investigations, and to conduct counter-surveillance.

Using Geofence Warrants in Criminal Investigations
September 27-28 • Criminal Justice Institute
Location information is being constantly collected and stored by various companies, primarily for research and marketing purposes. This information can be made available to investigators and used to identify suspects. This two-day course will take a deep dive into geofence warrants, including legal process, design, and data analysis.

Verbal Judo and De-escalation for Law Enforcement
October 5 • Criminal Justice Institute
This training focuses on the role of effective speech communication in achieving law enforcement objectives. Emphasis is given to de-escalation techniques that will ensure officer safety, reduce citizen complaints, and enhance officer professionalism.