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Training Announcement: “SCHOOL and WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: PREPARATION and RESPONSE”

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Training Announcement for Businesses, Schools, Religious Institutions, Government Agencies, and First Responders:

The Brewer Police Department in conjunction with the Penobscot Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is hosting the following two day training from the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA):

“SCHOOL and WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: PREPARATION and RESPONSE”
This will be the third time we have hosted this training which provides a venue for law enforcement to train, plan, and participate alongside of fire, EMS, dispatchers, government officials, school professionals, and business professionals. This course is nationally recognized and past attendees have given it outstanding reviews. With the support of a grant administered by PEMA and MEMA we have been able to reduce the tuition cost by $132 and provide lunch/beverages/and snacks for a total savings of $168 per attendee. Don’t miss this opportunity to build collaborative partnerships and develop skills needed to make your respective institutions safer.

This course is being taught by the National Tactical Officers Association’s (NTOA) subject matter expert, Don Alwes. Don Alwes is a police officer and trainer with more than 36 years of law enforcement experience. He is the current chair of the National Tactical Officers Association Patrol Section, providing instruction in active shooter response and school and workplace violence. Don also serves as an adjunct instructor for the NRA’s Law Enforcement Division and Kentucky’s Department of Criminal Justice Training. Don has also taught courses for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors. Topics of instruction have included active shooter response, rapid deployment, terrorism, homeland security, school and workplace violence, and vulnerability assessment. Don is a member of the NTOA, the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, the Police Marksman Association and the International Association for Counter-terrorism and Security Professionals.

COURSE:  NTOA’s “SCHOOL and WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: PREPARATION and RESPONSE”
DATES/TIMES:  AUGUST 28-29, 2017 8AM to 5PM
LOCATION:  JEFF’S CATERING & EVENT CENTER, 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer, ME 04412
COST:  $110 per attendee: includes drinks and snacks and lunch

SCHOOL AND WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: PREPARATION AND RESPONSE
COURSE OVERVIEW AND INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS

COURSE LENGTH: 16 Hours (2 Days)
16 Hours Classroom

COURSE OVERVIEW

This is a special course for law enforcement, school, and business professionals dealing with selected issues in preparing for and responding to incidents of mass violence. All participants will begin classroom instruction together; the law enforcement attendees and the school/business attendees will then separate for continued instruction along tracks suited to the roles of each group. All participants will reunite for the practical application to allow for integration of their respective roles during field exercises. Utilizing both lecture and facilitated learning techniques, the following topics will be among those covered: threat analysis, the application of physical security systems and procedures to incidents of mass violence, emergency plan development and assessment, and law enforcement response issues. It is expected that participants are familiar with basic concepts in these areas. Special emphasis will be given to lessons learned from past incidents.

INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS

Upon completion of this course the attendee will be familiar with:

  1. Identify types of individuals and groups who may perpetrate mass violence
  2. Identify these individuals’/groups’ potential methods and weapons/tools
  3. Identify limitations of traditional law enforcement responses
  4. Describe emerging trends in terrorism/mass violence
  5. Explain basic concepts of rapid deployment/immediate action
  6. Discuss planning and response issues for patrol, tactical, and off-duty personnel
  7. Explain the value of integrated pre-planning
  8. Demonstrate integrated response

DAY TO DAY / HOUR TO HOUR AGENDA

DAY ONE
Hours:                               Instruction:
0800-0830                          Introduction/administrative issues
0830-1000                          Historical overview of school and workplace violence
1000-1200                           Nature of Threats
1200-1300                          Lunch (provided)
1300-1400                          Working with school/businesses
1400-1530                          Limitations of traditional responses to mass violence
1530-1700                          Review of rapid deployment/immediate actions tactics

DAY TWO
Hours:                               Instruction:
0800-1000                          Patrol/first responders’ issues
1000-1200                           Tactical Team Issues
1200-1300                           Lunch (provided)
1300-1700                           Off-Duty issues

To register for the course and reserve you slot please fill out the accompanying form and return to the Brewer Police Department, attention: Deputy Chief Chris Martin, via email, fax, or mail. Payment for the course must be received no later than August 28, 2017 at the start of class. Checks payable to the “City of Brewer”.

Brewer Police Department, 151 Parkway South, Brewer, ME 04412

PH 207-989-7003; FAX 207-989-8422

Deputy Chief Chris Martin: cmartin@brewermaine.gov

Registration Form for 2017 School and Workplace Violence