The Criminal Justice Institute is pleased to announce our new course schedule for Winter/Spring 2020. Along with many of the traditional programs we offer each year, we have developed twenty-two NEW classes!

Listed below are classes that will be available within the next few months. Please visit us online at to see our full listing of upcoming programs.

Active Shooter Threat Assessment & Threat Leakage
January 30 @ Criminal Justice Institute
This comprehensive, research-based course examines the psychology and behavior of active shooters, with a particular emphasis on adolescent perpetrators.

Addressing and Preventing Adult Sexual Misconduct in the School Setting: Train-the-Educator
March 31 @ Criminal Justice Institute
This training is intended to help prepare schools and school districts to create comprehensive policies and procedures within their EOPs for preventing and addressing adult sexual misconduct in schools.

Communication for Law Enforcement ONLINE
This online course has been updated. It is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for law enforcement officers to communicate with others in a professional manner.

Communications Skills for Field Interviews and Officer Safety
May 28 @ Saline County Sheriff’s Office
This course will expose participants to why we experience good communication with some and extreme difficulties with others, how we can utilize our body language to illicit different levels of compliance and de-escalation, how to effectively obtain useful information during field interviews and much more.

Conducting Effective Background Investigations
April 22- 23 @ Searcy Police Department

This course will assist agencies in ensuring their hiring candidates are of the right caliber for employment by learning to conduct an effective background investigation.

Drugs and Rock-n-Roll
April 30 @ Van Buren Police Department
This course will look at the genesis of the Rock-n-Roll music genre and how those early influences led to the cultural adoption of the drug/Rock-n-Roll lifestyle.

Emergency Management for Law Enforcement
May 20 @ Fort Smith Police Department
This course will lay a basic foundation for the understanding of emergency management history, current practices, and applications for law enforcement. Special event planning will be addressed.

Exploiting Social Media and Open Source Intelligence in Criminal Investigations
May 18-20 @ Criminal Justice Institute
Most criminals believe they can survive behind the anonymity provided by the Internet. Through a series of instructor-led presentations, group projects, and critical thinking exercises, participants will learn how to find sources of data, retrieve the data, and use tools to analyze the information obtained.

Firearms for Crime Scenes
May 9-10 @ Criminal Justice Institute
This class will offer insight into the scope of services provided by most forensic firearms labs. Techniques on how to properly collect and document firearms-related evidence at the crime scene will be presented. Safety considerations and rendering firearms safe will be discussed and, if permitted, examples will be available for the student to practice on using dummy rounds.

Integrated Drug and Contraband Interdiction
June 2-4 @ Criminal Justice Institute
This course deals with investigative methodologies that involve the detection and interdiction of illicit drugs and other contraband items (e.g., weapons, bulk currency, etc.) that flow through the nation’s transportation hubs (e.g., airports, commercial trains and buses, commercial parcel/package and freight shipping companies), hotels/motels, self-service storage facilities, and rental vehicle companies.

Internal Affairs Investigations Done the Right Way
February 19-20 @ Criminal Justice Institute
This course will explore all aspects of internal affairs investigations, including receiving and documenting complaints, investigating internal and criminal concurrent investigations, interviewing, collecting evidence, and employee rights.

Investigations Using the Internet of Things (IoT)
April 2 @ Criminal Justice Institute
This course will consider various devices frequently available but usually overlooked, and how law enforcement can use this information to identify and prosecute suspects.

K-9, Case Law, and Commercial Motor Vehicle Interdiction
March 25 @ Russellville Police Department
This course provides an overview of an effective K-9 program, including its many different uses, training, record keeping, applicable case law, K-9 “101” for the non-handler, and the do’s and don’ts. The instructors will discuss and review several cases that affect the way officers patrol as it relates to criminal interdiction.

Managing Gangs in Schools
March 18 @ Criminal Justice Institute
This three-hour course will explore students’ involvement with gangs and the impact that gangs have on them and the school.

Mid-Level Narcotic Investigations
April 8-9 @ Criminal Justice Institute
This course will teach officers how to identify, target, infiltrate and prosecute drug organizations that often go undetected. Concepts utilized by federal agencies to dismantle interstate narcotic traffickers will be presented to show how the same concepts can be utilized by local/state police officers to dismantle mid-level narcotics dealers flooding communities with drugs.

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs “From the Inside, Out”
May 12-13 @ Criminal Justice Institute
This course is presented with two points of view. The first is from the investigator perspective, those who investigate crimes committed by gang members. The second is from the “inside.” From the inside, the instructor seeks to pass on knowledge that will contribute to officer safety.

Proactive Tactics: Spot the Attack Before it Happens
March 12 @ White County Sheriff’s Office
This seven-hour course will teach law enforcement not only how to better investigate attacks after they happen but also how to spot the signs of an impending attack before it happens.

PTSD: An Officer’s Survival Guide
March 3 @ Russellville Police Department
PTSD is a growing epidemic in the law enforcement community, and those who work in the profession must take steps now to understand why is it important to understand what PTSD is, the signs and symptoms, and what coworkers, supervisors, and administrators can do to help those who are suffering with it.

Standard Response Protocol/Standard Reunification Method (SRP/SRM Workshop)
April 15 @ Criminal Justice Institute
The Standard Reunification Method (SRM) fills a critical void in school safety planning—how to reunite students with their parents after a crisis. This full-day workshop introduces the concepts and history of the Standard Response Protocol (SRP), a proven enhancement to school safety planning, and the SRM.

Suicide Investigation
June 23-24 @ Criminal Justice Institute
The emotional impact of the suicide crime scene on the surviving family and friends makes this scene even more difficult to investigate than some homicide scenes. The detective needs to be ready to have his or her work questioned by the surviving family of the victim. A crime scene that has been processed correctly will assist the detective in answering those questions.

Victimization of Youth
March 18 @ Criminal Justice Institute
This three-hour course will help participants learn to better recognize and identify the signs of victimization of youth in areas such as child abuse, neglect, sexual assault, human trafficking, child exploitation and relationship violence.

VIPOR: Vehicle Investigations Project for Enforcement Recovery: Level 1
April 14 @ North Little Rock Police Department
This course will cover the 1981 NHTSA VIN standard, the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Law Enforcement Act of 1984, identifying vehicles that have missing/fraudulent VIN plates, report writing, and investigative protocols.