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Basic Juvenile Officers Course

Course Length
5 days
Prerequisites
Basic Course for Police Officers
Program Overview
The curriculum includes: role of the juvenile officer, laws and procedures of juvenile custody, laws relating to juveniles and applicable case law, functions of related governmental agencies, juvenile diversion programs, investigative techniques, interview and interrogation skills, interviewing the child victim/witness, child abuse investigations, substance abuse, missing persons overview, signs of suicide, and current trends in juvenile crime.

School Resource Officer Course

Course Length
4 days
Prerequisites
Must be a full time police officer
Program Overview
This course prepares a police officer to work in an academic environment so that officers will be able to function more effectively in schools. Training includes academic organizational structure, public speaking, counseling, handling special needs students, violence in the school, gang activity, creating drug free schools and crisis management.

School Violence and Safety Training Seminar

Course Length
2 days
Prerequisites
None
Program Overview
This course is designed to train officers and investigators in new and effective ways to make schools a safer place to be. Each attendee will be taught some of the effective ways schools are changing policy and procedure in regards to school safety plans. This training will serve as a "train the trainer" in that every attendee will be given the necessary tools to present this information to their schools and police departments. If implemented in your department and by schools in your jurisdiction, everyone is better prepared to handle the isolated incident wherein a school setting can become a major crime scene.

Underage Drinking

Course Length
1 day with an optional Train the Trainer (TTT)
Prerequisites
None
Program Overview
Generally, it is accepted that adolescents will experiment with alcohol. To curb anecdotal cases of youths experimenting with alcohol from becoming a problem in the community, a multi-pronged approach is necessary. This often includes education, parental control, and enforcement. Office of Public Safety (OPS) regularly provides police education and enforcement courses coupled with prevention training. OPS has partnered with the State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) which provides most instructional programming on this effort.