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PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS

FOR

CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONALS

2017

CURRICULUM 

 

 

Table of Contents

 

Introduction

 

 

Executive Development

             Command Decisions:  Ethical Leadership in Law Enforcement

             Executive Leadership for Law Enforcement Professionals

             Executive Development for Corrections Professionals

Command Leadership for Jail Administrators

Organizational Leadership in the Small Criminal Justice Agency

Use of Force Policy Management for Executives

 

Leadership Development for Supervisors

 

First Line Supervision:  Developing Performance Leadership for Front Line Supervisors

 

Leadership Development for Law Enforcement Supervisors

 

Leadership & Coaching Development for Corrections Supervisors

 

Specialty Programs

            Courtroom Testimony and Societal Drivers

            Workplace Violence

            Situational Awareness for Schools and Neighborhoods

 

Lethal Force Instructor Certifications

Advanced Pistolcraft Instructor

 

Tactical Pistolcraft Instructor

 

Concealed Handgun Instructor

 

Reduced Light Pistolcraft Instructor

 

Seminar and Customized Agency Training

 

 

 


 

 

TALON International LLC

EXCELLENCE in PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

 

TALON International LLC is a premier research and applications-based continuing education provider for professionals in the criminal justice and emergency response communities, military operatives, local government jurisdictions and military operations.  

TALON specializes in researching, developing and qualifying "on demand" educational programs to meet the exacting "best-in-class" needs of:

           Law enforcement agencies - executive and supervisory leadership, team-building, less lethal and lethal use of force, arrest and control methods, patrol operations and officer survival

           Government agencies responsible for homeland security initiatives - threat and risk assessment strategies for the protection of critical infrastructure and key resources to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from a catastrophic criminal event targeting a local jurisdiction

           Corrections - executive and supervisory leadership, jail administration, subject control and defensive countermeasures, edged weapon defense

           Military - lethal force applications specific to advanced unit operations

           Private Security - perimeter and site security assessments, subject control procedures

           Probation and Parole - arrest and control methods, tactical handcuffing

           Criminal Justice Training Councils - curriculum assessments, subject matter consultation, standardization of core training modules in use of force

 

 

The vision of reducing agency, individual and institutional risk through the process of contemporary scholarly research in relevant, competency-based dynamic training is TALON’s primary focus.

 

TALON’s systematic approach of identifying agency and jurisdictional needs, researching and developing "must have" educational programs and support materials while ensuring professional acceptability for techniques offered, positions TALON International LLC as the leader in its field. 

TALON’s mission is to provide affordable training of the highest quality to prepare effective practitioners and innovative leaders who seek to establish or enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities in behavioral science and leadership education.

 

TALON International LLC can design curricula specific to agency needs at lower cost and make immediate service decisions in collaboration with agency officials.  Although each program offers a format unique unto itself, all programs share:

·         synergy - the key to developing a personalized educational experience

·         a focus on interdisciplinary study where different disciplines meet to form new levels of understanding and awareness

·         support and guidance from staff who understand the needs of adult learners and criminal justice professionals

·         an emphasis on integrating life and professional experiences with academic study

·         a creative environment that enhances both personal and professional growth

·         independent and small group learning

·         continuing education principles providing an opportunity for professional advancement

·         a stimulating community of professionals serious about their education and their role as leaders in the workplace and in society

·         an inter-relatedness with other programs of advancing complexity and challenge

 

The challenge of finding better methods to lead during day to day operations and mission critical events is a daily one for government officials and community leaders.  All too often, emergency operations plans and their related policies and procedures are formulated on the premise that whatever worked in the past will work today.  Criminal Justice is an ever changing profession that must keep pace with evolving community demographics and identified public safety needs.  Capabilities-based planning is a requirement in these times and not an elective to be overlooked as resources diminish.  The progressive agency must operate through intra-departmental and inter-agency communication.  It is here that an effective leader can facilitate rapid and fundamental change positively affecting the safety and security of the public.

The skill to be an effective leader in peak performing groups is essential in today’s organizational environment.  As organizations face rapid change and increasing complexity, peak performing groups can provide a means of focusing collective energy.  Effective groups draw on the expertise and creativity of all members to build commitment and productivity and to provide support and meaningful involvement.  These groups depend upon a proactive leader who, according to the vision of the group, effectively navigates through the myriad of law enforcement and public safety challenges.

TALON International LLC has been a preferred continuing education provider for the criminal justice community since 1993.  Join us and become a part of the experience.

 

 

Professionally,

 

W.E. Burroughs, M.Ed. - President

TALON International LLC

www.taloninternational.org

972.569.0905

wburroughs@taloninternational.org

 


 

 

EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT

 

Command Decisions:  Ethical Leadership in Law Enforcement

Command Leadership for Law Enforcement Professionals

Executive Development for Corrections Professionals

Command Leadership for Jail Administrators

Organizational Leadership in the Small Criminal Justice Agency

Use of Force Policy Management for Executives

 

 

 

 

Command Decisions:  Ethical Leadership in Law Enforcement

This workshop in Command Decisions:  Ethical Leadership in Law Enforcement© is dedicated to the study and practice of leading that wins victories for public service agencies, large and small.  It develops in its participants the knowledge, skills and habits of mind to engage in effective decision-making that betters workplaces and communities across the country.  Using a powerful cohort model for learning, you will collaborate with your peers rather than compete with them as you learn practical strategies in leadership and decision-making.  The program is an integration of theory and practice, as exemplified by the design and implementation of a problem solving strategy that includes an in-depth reflection on the participant’s own leadership development.  A distinguishing characteristic of the program is the opportunity for reflection on the convergence of personal values, professional practice and theoretical orientations with the purpose of fostering personal and professional development as leaders.

 

Participants will gain an understanding of practical inquiry that is both experientially and academically-based, and will develop the knowledge and methodological tools with which to carry out decision-making strategies.

 

Participants will take away the practiced skill to understand how their decisions impact the people they work with, the people they work for and the community they serve. Most importantly the participants will understand how their decisions affect their lives, their careers and their moral standing in their agency. Each of the problem-solving exercises presented in this program are actual events that have happened in someone’s career. The exercises will be thought-provoking and prompt you look at yourself and the way he you make your decisions. You will see how one simple decision can have tremendous impact on numerous people and could affect careers, livelihood and the well-being of individuals who work within your agency. You will learn that decisions must have a legal, ethical and moral base to them and that "doing the right thing" can often have severe consequences for your career.

 

This program will be different than any you have attended in the past and will cover leadership theory, leadership practices and real-world problem-solving.

 

The skill to be an effective leader in a "best-in-class" agency is essential in today’s organizational environment.  As organizations face rapid change and increasing complexity, the development of peak performing groups can provide a means of focusing collective energy and institutional knowledge.  Effective groups draw on the expertise and creativity of all members to build commitment and productivity and to provide support and meaningful involvement for the work to be accomplished.  These groups depend upon a proactive leader who, according to the vision of the group, effectively navigates through the myriad of public service challenges.

 

Developing peak performing work groups requires knowledge and skill and a keen understanding of cultural interests and generational drivers and the political landscape of the community.  This program provides a framework for understanding group dynamics and stages of group development and how to match leadership style to group needs and desired agency outcomes. 

 

Scope

Participants will gain a deep understanding of decision making and system change, expertise as reflective practitioners to manage human behavior and ethical and participatory leadership skills through the study, research, reflection, systems design and implementation of practical problem-solving strategies.

 

 

Specific learning goals for this curriculum are:

  • To understand the major theoretical perspectives in leadership and problem-solving literature regarding:

    • The complexities of leadership including issues of inclusion and marginalization

    • The rationale for, challenge of and difficulties with creating new organizational forms of decision making

    • The strengths and shortfalls of alternative command decision strategies as they relate to diverse social systems and diverse populations

  • To apply major theoretical perspectives in the leadership and organizational change literature to real-life cases and to reflect on those applications

  • To examine and act on one’s own ideas, analyses, values and personal and organizational interests as they relate to issues of participatory leadership, new organizational forms and decision-making strategies

 

Program Text:              Command Decisions:  Ethical Leadership in Law EnforcementÓ

                                      TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:          Three Days / 24 Hours

 

Tuition:                        Individual - $285.00 / Minimum 24 students / Maximum 40 students

Host contract - $8550.00 / No minimum / Maximum 40


 

Executive Leadership for Law Enforcement Professionals

Developing "best-in-class" work groups in the law enforcement community requires institutional knowledge, practiced skill and a keen understanding of cultural interests, generational drivers and the political landscape of the community served.  This seminar provides a framework for understanding group dynamics, cultural and generational differences and stages of group development and how to match leadership style to group needs and jurisdictional interests. 

Scope

The purpose of the Executive Leadership for Law Enforcement Professionals©workshop is to provide a venue for command-level personnel to consider the cultural, societal and generational issues affecting operational and executive-level effectiveness.  Discussion topics include the unique challenges of:

  • Identifying factors critical to effective agency service to the public when seemingly confounded by special interest groups and media drivers

  • Analysis, evaluation and application of a multi-cultural, multi-generational model of group development and leadership

  • Developing awareness of the predominant styles of managing conflict within individual generations of personnel and learn strategies for effective conflict management affected by cultural interests and jurisdictional pressures

  • Increasing awareness of the dynamics of diversity in groups, both intra- and inter-agency and how that dynamic interfaces with public interests 

  • Increasing awareness of multi-cultural behavior in groups and the effects of that behavior on others

 

Program Text:              Executive Leadership for Law Enforcement ProfessionalsÓ

                                      TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:          One Day / 8 Hours

 

Tuition:                          Individual - $175.00 / Minimum 40 students

Host contract - $5000.00


 

Executive Development for Corrections Professionals

Developing peak performing work groups in the corrections community requires institutional knowledge and a focused understanding of cultural and societal interests, generational drivers and the needs of the inmate population.  The challenge of finding better methods in corrections to lead in a multi-cultural and multi-generational environment is a daily one for corrections officials.  The corrections profession is ever changing and must keep pace with evolving community demographics and identified operational and organizational needs.  This program provides a framework for understanding group dynamics and stages of group development and how to match leadership style to facility needs. 

The progressive corrections facility must operate through effective intra-departmental communication derived from principle-centered leadership.  Key to this strategy is a developed understanding of the competencies the organization needs for success.  It is here that an effective leader can facilitate rapid and fundamental change positively affecting the culture and the operational efficiency of the facility.

Scope

The purpose of the Executive Development for Corrections Professionals©one-day seminar is to provide a venue for command-level corrections personnel to discuss the cultural, societal and generational issues affecting operational and executive-level effectiveness.  Discussion topics include the unique challenges of:

  • Identifying factors critical to effective group functioning and inmate interface

  • Analysis, evaluation and application of a multi-cultural, multi-generational model of group development and leadership

  • Developing awareness of the predominant styles of managing conflict within individual generations of personnel and learn strategies for effective conflict management affected by cultural interests

  • Increasing awareness of the dynamics of diversity in groups and that of the facility

  • Increasing awareness of multi-cultural behavior in groups and the effects of that behavior on others

  • Creating a shared vision to hold people together and keep them moving forward despite adversities

  • Developing the competencies needed for organizational success

 

Program Text:              Command Leadership for Corrections ProfessionalsÓ

                                      TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:          One Day / 8 Hours

 

Tuition:                          Individual - $175.00 / Minimum 30 students

Host contract - $5000.00


 

Command Leadership for Jail Administrators

Scope

The purpose of the Command Leadership for Jail Administrators©program is to provide a venue for command-level corrections personnel to discuss the operational issues affecting facility effectiveness in a closed population.  Jail administrators have significant responsibility and liability in ensuring that jail operations are conducted safely, securely, legally, and humanely. This 16-hour program focuses on the leadership skills and competencies jail administrators need to effectively meet this responsibility.Presentation topics include:

  • Developing the leadership competencies needed for organizational success

  • Identifying factors critical to effective group functioning in the workforce and inmate population

  • Analysis, evaluation and application of a multi-cultural, multi-generational model of group development and leadership through an increased awareness of the dynamics of diversity in groups and increasing societal pressure

  • Using “Benchmarking” to establish and assess jail operations

  • Succession Planning: filling the organization’s talent pipeline and building internal bench strength

  • Budget Development:  providing an effective process for budgeting operational jail expenses

  • Resource Management:  Staffing analysis for jails

  • Capabilities-Based Planning and Needs Assessment

 

Program Text:              Command Leadership for Jail AdministratorsÓ

                                      TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:          Two Days / 16 Hours

 

Tuition:                          Individual - $250.00 / Minimum 30 students / Maximum 40 students

Host contract - $6500.00


 

Organizational Leadership in the Small Criminal Justice Agency

The purpose of the Leadership in the Small Criminal Justice Agency© workshop is to provide a venue for determining common agency problems and solutions through relationship development and effective communication related to participatory leadership.  Our focus is to develop a leadership model responsive to societal changes, limited assets and professional development through continuing education.  Discussion topics include the unique challenges of:    

 

  • Gaining commitment from agency and community stakeholders

  • The role of effective and efficient law enforcement operations

  • Recruitment, selection and promotion of personnel

  • Accountability and responsibility

 

Program Text:              Organizational Leadership in the Small Criminal Justice AgencyÓ

                                       TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:          Two Days / 16 Hours

 

 

Tuition:                          Individual - $250.00 / Minimum 30 students 

                                       Host contract - $6500.00

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Use of Force Policy Management for Executives

Developing a model use of force policy and authorizing training programs in subject control techniques can expose an agency to one of the highest liability areas associated with training criminal justice personnel.  Firearms techniques and arrest control strategies require officers to use discretion when applying levels of force to control subject resistance.  Unfortunately, high levels of stress negatively affect decision-making capability and the application of complex motor skill techniques.  Coupled with the necessity for teaching reproducible subject control skills during these periods are the requirement for an understanding of the applicable agency policy controlling their use.  As it is with motor skills, the more complex the policy, the more difficult it becomes to apply and later articulate.

 

This unique program provides senior management with an effective means to assess agency training needs and develop not only a working use of force policy, but also a defensible subject control training curriculum.  This interactive program researches and designs realistic standards of performance expected of the training unit and subsequently of trained personnel.

 

Scope

 

  • To provide an understanding of use of force guidelines for controlling subject resistance to aid in the development of a model use of force policy.

  • To provide an understanding of the importance of integrating less lethal and lethal force instruction into a comprehensive training package designed upon the principles of relevancy to task and realism with actual field related occurrences.

  • To effectively assess training needs and understand the importance of program research and continued training.

  • To be able to collaborate with training personnel to ensure the best available training is being applied consistent with the agency policy.

 

Program Content:

  •             Use of Force Training and Program Defensibility

  •             Identifying Organizational and Operational Needs

  •             Evaluating Agency Training Criteria

  •             Designing Interactive Training Strategies

 

Program Text:              Use of Force Policy Management for ExecutivesÓ

                                      TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:          One Day / 8 Hours

 

Tuition:                         Individual - $175.00 / Minimum 40 students

                                      Host contract - $5000.00


 

 

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

 

 

First Line Supervision:  Developing Performance Leadership for Front Line Supervisors

 

Leadership Development for Law Enforcement Supervisors

 

                         Leadership and Coaching Development for Corrections Supervisors

 

 

 

 

First Line Supervision:  Developing Performance Leadership for Front Line Supervisors

The purpose of the First Line Supervision:  Developing Performance Leadership for Front Line Supervisors© workshop is to provide a productive learning environment for those promoted to the rank of sergeant or lieutenant. In this first critical step in the process of succession in the agency, the front line supervisor must seamlessly blend operational tasks with managerial tasks affecting operational-level issues.    Presentation topics include:

 

  • Making the transition from line to supervisor                       

     

  • Identifying factors critical to effective group functioning

  • Analysis, evaluation and application of a multi-cultural, multi-generational model of group development and leadership and the agency's relationship with the public

  • Developing skills in behavioral observation and feedback designed to identify hidden interests as impediments to organizational efficiency

  • Developing awareness of the predominant styles of managing conflict within individual generations of personnel and learn strategies for effective conflict management affected by cultural interests and jurisdictional needs

  • Increasing awareness of multi-cultural behavior in groups and the effects of that behavior on others

  • Understanding the process of conceiving of reality in terms of interdependencies, interactions and sequences present in a large scale system

  • Creating a shared vision to hold people together and keep them moving forward despite adversities

  • The mechanics of problem-solving and making critical decisions
  • Understanding strategic planning as a fundamental component of leadership and organizational preparedness

 

Target Audience

The participant audience for the First Line Supervision:  Developing Performance Leadership for Front Line Supervisors©workshop consists of:

 

  • Sergeants and lieutenants who have not yet reached their one year anniversary at rank

  • Newly promoted sergeants and lieutenants

  • Those currently on a promotional list for the rank of sergeant or lieutenant

  • Those selected because of performance at the operational level to participate in a formal process

 

Program Text:              First Line Supervision:  Developing Performance Leadership for Front Line Supervisors©

                                      TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:         Two and One-half Days / 20 Hours

 

Tuition:                          Individual - $225.00 / Minimum 40 participants

Host contract - $6750.00


 

Leadership Development for Law Enforcement Supervisors

The challenge of finding better methods in law enforcement to lead in a multi-cultural and multi-generational environment is a daily one for emergency response personnel.  All too often, operations plans and their related policies and procedures are formulated on the premise that whatever worked in the past will work today without giving consideration to the emergence of cultural and generational workforce issues.  The criminal justice profession is ever changing and must keep pace with evolving community demographics and identified operational and organizational needs.  Capabilities-based planning is a requirement in these times and not an elective to be overlooked as resources diminish.  Many facilities suffer because the lack of understanding interests and ineffective communication between leadership and line operations inhibits incentive to change.  The progressive law enforcement agency must operate through effective intra-departmental communication derived from principle-centered leadership.  It is here that an effective leader can facilitate rapid and fundamental change positively affecting the culture and the operational efficiency of the organization.

The purpose of the Leadership Development for Law Enforcement Supervisors© workshop is to provide a venue for aspiring to mid-level supervisors of selected public safety disciplines to discuss the operational-level issues and challenges related to participatory leadership and share proven strategies and practices.  At this level, leaders must provide support and encouragement and show true interest at all times.  Discussion topics include the unique challenges of:

  • Identifying factors critical to effective group functioning

  • Analysis, evaluation and application of a multi-cultural, multi-generational model of group development and leadership

  • Developing skills in behavioral observation and feedback designed to identify hidden interests as impediments to organizational efficiency

  • Developing awareness of the predominant styles of managing conflict within individual generations of personnel and learn strategies for effective conflict management affected by cultural interests

  • Increasing awareness of the dynamics of diversity in groups

  • Increasing awareness of multi-cultural behavior in groups and the effects of that behavior on others

  • Understanding the process of conceiving of reality in terms of interdependencies, interactions and sequences present in a large scale system

  • Creating a shared vision to hold people together and keep them moving forward despite adversities

  • Understanding collaborative relationships and the asking of good questions

  • Understanding strategic planning as a fundamental component of leadership and organizational preparedness

 

Program Text:              Leadership Development for Law Enforcement SupervisorsÓ

                                      TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:          Two Days / 16 Hours

 

Tuition:                          Individual - $185.00 / Minimum 40 participants

                                       Host contract - $4500.00


 

Leadership and Coaching Development for Corrections Supervisors

Developing peak performing work groups in the corrections community requires institutional knowledge and skill and a keen understanding of cultural interests, societal influences and generational drivers.  The corrections profession is ever changing and must keep pace with evolving community demographics and identified operational and organizational needs.  This program provides a framework for understanding group dynamics and stages of group development and how to match leadership style to group needs and service the inmate population. 

The progressive corrections facility must operate through effective intra-departmental communication derived from principle-centered leadership.  Key to this strategy is a developed understanding of the competencies the organization needs for success.  It is here that an effective leader can facilitate rapid and fundamental change positively affecting the culture and the operational efficiency of the facility.

The purpose of the Leadership and Coaching Development for Corrections Supervisors© workshop is to provide a venue for mid-level corrections personnel to discuss the cultural, societal and generational issues affecting both operational and institution-level effectiveness.  Discussion topics include the unique challenges of:

  • Identifying factors critical to effective group functioning

  • Analysis, evaluation and application of a multi-cultural, multi-generational model of group development and leadership

  • Developing awareness of the predominant styles of managing conflict within individual generations of personnel and the inmate population and learn strategies for effective conflict management affected by cultural interests and jurisdictional pressures

  • Increasing awareness of the dynamics of diversity in groups and the inmate population

  • Increasing awareness of multi-cultural behavior in groups and the effects of that behavior on others

  • Creating a shared vision to hold people together and keep them moving forward despite adversities

  • Developing the competencies needed for organizational success

 

Program Text:              Leadership and Coaching Development for Corrections SupervisorsÓ

                                      TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:          Two Days / 16 Hours

 

  Tuition:                        Individual - $185.00 / Minimum 30 participants

Host contract - $4500.00


 

 SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

 

Courtroom Testimony and Societal Drivers

Workplace Violence

Situational Awareness for Schools and Neighborhoods

 

 

Courtroom Testimony and Societal Drivers

Law enforcement professionals are expected to be expert witnesses. To be perceived as experts, they must establish credibility from the moment they enter the courtroom and proceed to the witness stand to present their testimony. This seminar provides participants with an understanding of the basic factors that create effective courtroom testimony.

Scope

  • Basics of testimony

  • Proper courtroom conduct

  • Proper dress

  • Body language

  • Societal Drivers

  • Importance of documentation

  • Contemporary, media-based evidence

  • Body cameras and surveillance footage

  • Preparation for your testimony

  • Working with your prosecutor

  • Defense tactics

  • Your professional reputation

  • The importance of integrity

 

Program Text:                  Courtroom TestimonyÓ

                               HudsonHall Associates LLC

 

Program Length:          One Day / 8 Hours

 

Tuition:                      Individual - $150.00 / Minimum 30 students

 

   

     Host contract - $4000.00

 


 

Workplace Violence

This program prepares employees to become aware of common and uncommon situations in work life that could be personally detrimental if unable to recognize “behaviors of concern”.  Violence, whether at home, in the workplace, or on the street, is a complex issue with complex causes and consequences.  It is true, however, that violent behavior develops progressively, that making a threat represents a stage in an evolutionary process and that there are observable signs along the way that most of us can see if we know what to look for.

The seminar delivery combines lecture, small group discussions with multimedia scenarios to improve the employee’s capability for safety and security.

Scope

This course assists with establishing priorities in work life by providing acceptable guidelines for situational awareness affecting work activities, work life and all off-site activities, to include approved work and entertainment venues.  Further the program intends to explore the behavioral dynamics of the family, the work setting and social interaction to develop a mindset in the participant of “being aware – not fearful”.

 

Program Text:               Workplace ViolenceÓ

                            TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:        One Day / 8 Hours

 

Tuition:                   Individual - $150.00 / Minimum 30 students

 

 

 Host contract - $4000.00


 

Situational Awareness in Schools and Neighborhoods

This program prepares students of all ages as well as parents, teachers, professors, administrators and law enforcement to become aware of common and uncommon situations in school and work life that could be personally detrimental if unable to recognize “behaviors of concern”.

Violence, whether in a school setting, home, workplace, or on the street, is a complex issue with complex causes and consequences.  It is true, however, that violent behavior develops progressively, that making a threat represents a stage in an evolutionary process and that there are observable signs along the way that most of us can see if we know what to look for.

The course delivery combines lecture, small group discussions and multimedia scenarios to improve everyone’s capability for safety and security.

Scope

This course assists with establishing priorities in student life by providing acceptable guidelines for situational awareness affecting campus activities, dorm life and all off campus activities, to include work and entertainment venues.  Further the program intends to explore the behavioral dynamics of the family, the school and social interaction to develop a mindset in the participant of “being aware – not fearful”.

 

Program Content:

 

Prevention Psychology - This non-physical unit is designed for lecture only.  Utilizing techniques of mental awareness and survival, this section teaches methods of preventing situations from occurring.

 

Managing Social or Professional Physical Harassment - Control techniques for physical harassment in the workplace or during social functions are stressed in this section.  Low level techniques that can easily avert an unwanted physical advance are taught with an easily retained method.

 

Program Text:              Situational Awareness in Schools and NeighborhoodsÓ

                            TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:        One Day / 8 Hours

 

Tuition:                   Individual - $150.00 / Minimum 30 students

 Host contract - $4000.00

 


 

 

LETHAL FORCE INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATIONS

 

Advanced Pistolcraft Instructor

Tactical Pistolcraft Instructor

Concealed Handgun Instructor

Reduced Light Pistolcraft Instructor

 

 

 

Advanced Pistolcraft Instructor

Traditionally, firearms training with the handgun for the professional criminal justice community has centered exclusively on marksmanship ability and improving static qualification efforts with little emphasis being given to survival motor skills techniques.  This program is specifically focused on developing skills that are reproducible under conditions of extraordinary stress common to periods of life threatening violence.  Utilizing stimulus response training principles and scientific research on the effects of survival stress on the human body, a training curriculum has been developed that facilitates an officer’s immediate response with an appropriate level of force based upon the perceived threat cue.  This is the only program of its type to integrate training based upon demonstrated operational need and legal and human performance research.

 

Designed for practicing instructors, this program challenges participants to think outside the bounds of convention and seek to understand why officers perform as they do.  Individual and group projects are designed to develop a new adult learning model for dealing with violent subject resistance in light of recent violent attacks on officers.  Instructional methods focus on the long-term retention of academic material and the practice of operation specific survival motor skills.

 

The goal of the program is two-fold.  First, it intends to reduce the risk of loss of life or serious injury for the officer by focusing on realistic expectations of officer performance in the field and then training to that specific need.  Second, it positions the participant to become a strategic partner with the command staff as an expert in use of force. 

 

Program Objectives:

  • To provide use of force guidelines for controlling subject resistance, thereby reducing officer risk and agency liability.

  • To develop reproducible operational motor skills with the handgun required for execution of survival fundamentals under conditions of extreme stress.

  • To develop the instructional competencies and tactical survival skills necessary to enhance the effectiveness of the officer in field related circumstances.

 

Program Content:

  • Survival Learning Principles and Adult Learning Instructional Methods

  • Use of Force Training Guidelines and Defensibility Issues

  • Firearms Program Design and Implementation

  • Combat Shooting Principles and Tactical Applications

 

Program Text:               Advanced Pistolcraft InstructorÓ

 TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:        Five Days / 40 Hours

 

Tuition:                   Individual - $575.00 / Minimum required enrollment 15

 Host contract - $8200.00 / Maximum enrollment 24

 

 

 

Tactical Pistolcraft Instructor

This program explores the tactical application of the pistol as an instrument of subject control in predictable, field related law enforcement circumstances. It is representative of contemporary scholarly and scientific research in the dynamics of spontaneous, life threatening encounters and presents instructional methods that reinforce what an officer can be trained to do and subsequently apply while being affected by combat stress.  The goal of this program is three-fold:  First, to teach safe weapon handling and a method for communicating this important information; Second, to teach combat shooting techniques that are representative of state of the art research in violent encounters to reduce officer risk; Finally to teach the mechanics of precision marksmanship with the pistol to enhance distance engagement, scored performance and lessen agency liability.

 

Individual components of the program stress academic achievement as well as physical skill development.  This is accomplished through individual study, group projects and presentations and the practice of on-line coaching.  A thorough examination of use of force options, duty equipment selection and placement and survival skills for contemporary policing is made to develop a system of response that is functional, defensible and effective.

 

This instructor rated program provides a challenging learning environment where each participant can achieve success in both the ability to retain information and demonstrate technique.  This provides a defensible position for a program that is designed to be tactically and legally acceptable.

 

Program Objectives:

  • To provide use of force guidelines for controlling subject violence, thereby reducing officer risk and agency liability.

  • To provide operational applications specific to the issued pistol and related equipment.

  • To develop reproducible motor skills required for execution of marksmanship fundamentals, loading procedures and immediate action.

  • To develop the tactical survival skills necessary to enhance the competency of the officer in field related circumstances.

 

Program Content:

  •         Survival Learning Principles and Training Methods

  •       Program Defensibility and Use of Force Training

  •         Survival Shooting Techniques

  •         Tactical Skills and Procedures for Operational Response

           

Program Text:              Tactical Pistolcraft InstructorÓ

TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:       Four Days / 32 Hours

 

Tuition:                   Individual - $525.00 / Minimum required enrollment 15

       Host contract - $7600.00 / Maximum enrollment 24

 

Concealed Handgun Instructor

Training issues regarding the use of high levels of force to control subject violence have never been more aggressively litigated and officers never before placed in more jeopardy to death and serious injury than they are today. This program explores the tactical application of the concealed handgun, whether on-duty or off, as an instrument of personal defense in predictable, field related circumstances.  It is representative of state-of-the-art research in the dynamics of life threatening encounters and what the officer can be trained to do and subsequently apply when necessary.  The goal is to establish a training foundation from which each participant can develop an effective, job specific curriculum for his or her agency.

 

A thorough examination of weapon types, support equipment and concealment locations is made to develop for the participant a viable means to covertly carry a handgun with immediate tactical accessibility.  Casual concealment and deep cover operations are presented through hands on instruction and the use of the premier TALON video,Concealed Carry for Law Enforcement©.

 

This instructor rated program provides a learning environment where active participation in both individual and group projects facilitates the retention of the material presented.  Subsequent coaching skill development is thereby enhanced as each participant has a more grounded knowledge concerning the motor skills and operational techniques that must be taught.

 

Program Objectives:

  • To provide use of force guidelines for controlling a resistive subject, thereby reducing officer risk and agency liability.

  • To provide operational applications specific to concealed carry locations and weapon type.

  • To develop reproducible motor skills required for execution of survival fundamentals, loading procedures and immediate action.

  • To develop the survival skills necessary to enhance the competency of the plain clothes or off-duty officer in field related circumstances.

  • To promote in officers a positive affirmation of self-confidence to defend themselves against a violent physical attack.

 

Program Content:

  • Tactical Concealment Skills                   
  • Survival Shooting Techniques

  • Instructor Considerations                    
  • Survival Learning Theory

 

Program Text:              Concealed Handgun InstructorÓ

TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:       Four Days / 32 Hours

 

Tuition:                   Individual - $525.00 / Minimum required enrollment 15

                                       Host contract - $7600.00 / Maximum enrollment 24

 

 

 

Reduced Light Pistolcraft Instructor

This specialized program in reduced light operations analyzes three major issues for the law enforcement firearms trainer.  The initial focus is on state-of-the-art research in combat stress and the effects of situational stress on decision making and previously developed motor skills particularly when diurnal vision is compromised.  This provides the basis for assessing contemporary reduced light firearms techniques.  The second focus is to explore the current research for improving visual - body balance during periods of reduced light through the use of vision performance techniques and auxiliary lighting devices.  Our final focus is to undertake the study of the Fairbairn - Sykes - Applegate combat shooting system and its application in reduced light environments to provide each participant with a more grounded knowledge concerning the motor skills and operational techniques that must be taught in order to enhance officer survival.

 

Program Objectives:

  • To provide a tactical process for reduced light operations, thereby reducing officer risk and agency liability.

  • To develop motor skills unaffected by combat anxiety and situational stress required for the execution of weapon operation and subject control.

  • To develop the skills necessary with the pistol in a reduced light environment to enhance the competency of the instructor in both classroom and range activities.

  • To standardize a systems approach for reduced light training that provides research-based techniques for field operations, in-service continuing education and academy requirements.

 

Program Content:

  • Challenges of Low Light Environments and the Threat of Misidentification
  • Enhancing Visual Performance – How We See in Low Light Conditions
  • Precepts of Developing Nocturnal Vision – Shadows and Silhouettes
  • Low Light Skills and Reading Available Light
  • Fundamentals of Tactical Illumination - Flashlight Types and Applications
  • Using the Flashlight for Situational Dominance

  • Tactical, Operational and Equipment Challenges in Low Light
  • Operational Techniques for the Pistol

  • Defensive Shooting Techniques – Ambient Light / Applegate Method

  • Defensive Shooting Techniques – Flashlight Assisted
  • Defensive Shooting Techniques – Weapon Mounted Flashlights

           

Program Text:              Reduced LightPistolcraft InstructorÓ

TALON International LLC

 

Program Length:        Four Days / 32 Hours

 

Tuition:                   Individual - $450.00 / Minimum required enrollment 15

       Host contract - $7200.00 / Maximum enrollment 24

 

 

SEMINAR AND CUSTOMIZED AGENCY TRAINING

 

The customization of services for the criminal justice community is a foundation pillar upon which TALON International was developed.  TALON recognizes the importance of immediately answering a training need with researched, defensible training curricula tailored to the specific objectives and time constraints of individuals and agencies.  This series of programs, each one day in length, provides a unique structure to disseminate state of the art research in human performance and defensibility issues as well as physical skills training in techniques of subject control.  A partial listing follows.

 

TALON is pleased to offer Customized Agency Training, or CAT, to all agencies, training divisions and instructors as a means to get the most from limited training dollars in todays’ stressed economy.  CAT allows an agency to select specific modules of instruction from any or all of our listed programs to “build your own” agency specific, needs-based curriculum.  This allows agencies to select those modules most in need and most likely to be used during day to day operations.  Designed around a single day delivery, any number of days can be added to CAT to suit agency requirements.  Please feel free to submit an inquiry.

 

TOPIC                                                              SEMINAR         SKILL DEVELOPMENT

 

Use of Force Management                                      Ö

Training Program Administration                          Ö

Survival Learning Theory                                       Ö

Dynamic Encounter Training Strategies               Ö                               Ö

Program Defensibility and Verification                 Ö

Assessing Agency Training Needs                       Ö

Course Design                                                        Ö

Tactical Handcuffing                                                                               Ö

Knife Defense                                                                                          Ö

Impact Weapon System                                                                          Ö

Weapon Retention and Disarming                                                         Ö

Preventing Sexual Battery                                     Ö

Survival Shooting Techniques - Handgun                                            Ö

Diminished Light Techniques                                                                Ö

Concealed Handgun Techniques                                                          Ö

Lethal Force Instructor Update                             Ö                              Ö

 

Program Length:          One Day / Eight Hours (each)

 

 

Tuition:                          Individual - $125.00 per program / Minimum enrollment 30

Host contract - $3500.00 per day / Maximum enrollment 50

 

 

TALON International LLC will customize programs within these curricula to suit the expressed needs of a hosting agency or add programs based upon request.  Please feel free to submit an inquiry.