As Latinos continue to migrate to the United States and the population continues to increase in Arkansas, it is now more critical than ever that officers have a basic understanding of the Spanish language. This three-day intensive course is designed to help officers learn basic Spanish words and phrases to assist with day-to-day policing. At the end of class, to completion, officers will be able to communicate with non-English speaking Latinos on a basic conversational level, obtain information to write an accurate report, gather information on a potential suspect, distinguish key slang words from different countries, understand commonly used “Spanglish” words, and use a wide range of law enforcement specific words. This course will also equip officers with information and tools for continuing their Spanish learning outside the classroom.
This class is 24 hours.
Class hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This class is included in our membership program.