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SAS 016 – Radar Training

This course is designed to teach the police officer the theory and operation of stationary and moving Doppler Radar.

Course Objectives:
1. set up a radar unit,
2. test a radar unit,
3. properly operate a radar unit,
4. understand the effects associated with radar, and
5. properly testify as a radar operator in court

SAS 050 – Basic Forensics Science

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to apply forensic skills to the processing of a mock homicide scene;
2. demonstrate the proper handling of evidence from arrival to court presentation;
3. demonstrate skill in properly photographing the elements of a crime scene;
4. properly document a crime scene through sketching and diagraming;
5. demonstrate proper use of special chemical techniques; and
6. demonstrate the ability to process specific crime scenes, robberies, stolen vehicles, burglaries, etc.

SAS 052 – Basic Criminal Investigat Trng

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of criminal and constitutional law,
2. explain the procedures for writing and obtaining a search and seizure warrant,
3. demonstrate in role play situations an improved competence in interview and interrogation,
4. demonstrate an understanding of procedures and techniques for managing crime scenes,
5. use and describe advanced investigative techniques in a variety of criminal situations,
6. describe and apply the laws regarding electronic surveillance, and
7. demonstrate an understanding of departmental policies and procedures regarding the use of criminal informants.

SAS 060 – Level II Crash Investigation

This course is designed to teach the police officer more advanced principles and techniques of traffic accident investigation. Practical exercises are included, using vehicles to simulate actual physical evidence and typical crash scenarios. An emphasis is placed on physics/math calculations and the use of the scientific calculator.

Course Objectives:
1. utilize advanced formulae in determining speed of vehicles;
2. utilize vector sum analysis and occupant kinematics;
3. estimate speed from skid marks and other physical evidence;
4. prepare scale diagrams using accident template;
5. determine if lamps were activated at the time of the crash;
6. demonstrate an understanding of the crash force and dynamics of pedestrian, motorcycle, and commercial vehicle crashes;
7. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and principles of linear momentum

SAS 079 – Child Abuse Investigation

This course is designed to teach police officers and investigative personnel about the problem of child abuse. The types of abuse, assessment, investigation procedures, and the special problems associated with child abuse will be explored.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of victimology,
2. demonstrate appropriate interviewing practices,
3. interpret and discuss effective responses to situations presented in scenarios,
4. discuss how to conduct a sexual child abuse investigation,
5. discuss how to conduct a physical child abuse investigation,
6. identify patterns of injury in possible abuse cases, and
7. identify indicators of behavioral tendencies of of perpetrators.

SAS 091 – NCIC Re-Certification Training

This course is designed to present information about the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) system and review operations for all NCIC users. This hands-on class reviews basic NCIC functions, codes, and changes in NCIC policy while students perform wanted/stolen checks at the computer/terminal. This course is mandated by the FBI and Maryland State Police.

Course Objectives:
1. properly inquire into the seventeen (17) NCIC data bases,
2. demonstrate an understanding of and define system security,
3. demonstrate an understanding of and define 'HIT' confirmation procedures,
4. properly interpret 'NCIC' codes,
5. demonstrate an understanding of and define record/background procedures
6. properly perform background checks, and
7. properly inquire into three (3) M.I.L.E.S. files.

SAS 092 – New Administrator's Training

This course is designed to teach the skills needed to transition from a supervisory position to a managerial position in the law enforcement field.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of managing employees of varied types and styles,
2. develop and implement a program budget,
3. follow a citizen's complaint through investigation and conclusion of the report using proper procedures,
4. demonstrate an understanding of I.C.S. and the officer's role in it,
5. use time and resources more productively in meetings,
6. demonstrate an understanding of the planning process and the officer's role in it,
7. demonstrate an understanding of effective communication and team work, and
8. practice prevention strategies involving vicarious liability.

SAS 210 – Fire Safety Officer Training

This course is designed for fire safety personnel to develop a fire safety service and apply fire safety training practices that improve fire safety workplace safety.

Course Objectives:
1. understand the effects of fires ¿ injuries and business losses;
2. understand how fires start;
3. recognize the major causes of fires;
4. how to follow the basic rules of fire prevention and housekeeping;
5. recognize the various types of fire extinguishers and how to use them, and
6. apply basic first aid for burns.

SAS 316 – SLF/DFNSE/TPCS/TCHNIQ/PLCE/PTA

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of defensive techniques to protect the general population,
2. use hand-to-hand combat to defend ones self,
3. extract suspect from the vehicle, and
4. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of effective self-defense.

SAS 317 – SLF/DFNSE/TPCS/TCHNIQ/PLCE/PTB

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of defensive techniques to protect the general population,
2. use hand-to-hand combat to defend one's self,
3. extract suspect from the vehicle, and
4. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of effective self-defense.

SAS 336 – Interview Interrogation School

This course is designed to enable the student who is a pattol officer in the criminal justice profession to obtain an overview of how to assist in the interviewing of victims, witnessess, and suspects. Topics to be covered include verbal and non-verbal communication, generating leads, interviewing skills, the "Cognitive Interview Technique", and the "Kinesic Interview Technique".

Course Objectives:
1. define communication skills,
2. discuss generating leads,
3. discuss the techniques used in obtaining a confession,
4. develop basic interviewing skills, and
5. use effectively two interviewing techniques: The Cognitive Interview Technique and Kinesic Interview Technique.

SAS 340 – PEPPER SPRAY/HANDCUFF CERT

Course Objectives:
1. explain the legal liabilities of the use of force,
2. describe the force continuum,
3. describe the effects of pepper spray,
4. identify the placement of pepper spray and handcuffs on the force continuum,
5. state factors that justify the use of pepper spray, and
6. demonstrate effective use of pepper spray and handcuffs.

SAS 363 – UNDERSTANDING THE LEBUR

Course Objectives:
1. describe the contents of the Law Enforcement Officer¿s Bill of Rights,
2. identify provisions of the Bill associated with the investigation and interrogation of a police officer,
3. explain applications of the Bill¿s provisions in the investigative process,
4. explain the use of a hearing board in the investigation of a police officer, and
5. explain applications of the Bill¿s provisions in the hearing board process.

SAS 381 – PATROL PRACTICES

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of individual, squad, and larger formations in relationship to movements;
2. distinguish various control echelons;
3. develop varied formations to deal with crowd control in various tactical and non-tactical situations; and
4. arrange armed crowd control patrols.

SAS 393 – Search and Seizure Seminar

This course is designed to enable the student to learn Fourth Amendment principles related to search and seizure. The course will prepare resource people to handle difficult search and seizure questions when the State's Attorneys are unavailable. Topics to be covered include current 4th Amendment issues, electronic surveillance, automobile search, the warrant process, plain view search, no-knock warrants, stop and frisk, exigent circumstances, and consent search.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of 4th Amendment applications,
2. demonstrate an understanding of 4th Amendment exceptions,
3. demonstrate an understanding of and application for search and seizure warrants, and
4. discuss current 4th Amendment issues relating to electronic surveillance.

SAS 401 – Mandatory Training Day I

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the most current policies and procedures used in a police department. Topics to be covered include bloodborne pathogens; rape and other sex offenses; fraudulent documents; and symbols, logos, and tattoos. This course leads to certification by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of bloodborne pathogens;
2. demonstrate care of and assisting victims of rape and other sex offenses;
3. identify fraudulent documents; and
4. demonstrate an understanding of extremist symbols, logos, and tattoos.

SAS 407 – INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION TR

Course Objectives:
1. identify and use to their advantage the ¿flight or fight¿ syndrome,
2. analyze oral and written statements,
3. avoid the most common interviewing pitfalls, and
4. develop the ¿verbal lie detector¿.

SAS 432 – Hate Bias Crimes & Diversity in the Workplace

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police candidate to explore hate crimes and the impact of diversity in the workplace. Perspectives on the general nature of crimes committed because of real or perceived differences in race, religion, ethnicity or national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or gender will be discussed. Diversity issues of conflict, stereotypes, fear, and building productive workplace relationships will be explored. Topics to be covered include violent acts against people and property, the history of hate crimes in America, statistical data, communication styles, and workplace values.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the nature and characteristics of hate crimes,
2. increase sensitivity and understanding of employee differences,
3. demonstrate an understanding of how personal bias impacts productivity, and
4. develop and reinforce skills to communicate in a diverse workplace.

SAS 436 – DEFENSIVE DRIVING

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate improvement on the skid pan course,
2. demonstrate improvement on the skills course,
3. demonstrate improvement on the highway response course,
4. demonstrate improvement on the urban grid course,
5. demonstrate enhanced driving ability using a state-of-the-art training facility, and
6. demonstrate proper driving response techniques.

SAS 452 – Police Response to Persons in Crisis

This course is designed to enable the police officer to explore all facets of interaction with persons who suffer from mental illness. Topics to be covered include psychotic and personality disorders, crisis intervention techniques, safe management of encounters, and sensitivity to family issues.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to recognize various types of mental illness,
2. demonstrate an understanding of how to interact with the victim,
3. demonstrate an understanding of how to problem solve the situation with an emphasis on officer safety,
4. develop the ability to handle persons who hear distressing voices, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of the daily and long term difficulties encountered by families of a person with mental illness.

SAS 454 – Verbal Judo

Course Objectives:
1. describe the actions required to utilize Verbal Judo,
2. identify techniques used in Verbal Judo,
3. explain the Verbal Judo model,
4. describe the benefits of Verbal Judo,
5. identify opportunities for using the skill,
6. increase effectiveness as a law enforcement officer without force,
7. manage emotional issues,
8. develop effective solutions to potentially violent encounters, and
9. demonstrate an understanding of generating voluntary compliance from difficult people

SAS 469 – Gangs & Gang Activity Investigation

Course Objectives:
1. identify the origin of the MS-13 Gang;
2. describe MS-13 gang activities in Maryland;
3. describe gang signs, symbols, and gang member's roles;
4. describe the relationship between the MS13 gang and other gang activities;
5. describe law enforcement activities used to combat gang activities; and
6. describe methods used to investigate MS-13 Gang activities

SAS 473 – Street Investigation of Vehicle Theft

This course provides law enforcement officers with a better understanding of motor vehicle theft. Topics to be covered include methods of theft, vehicle identification rules, interrogation practices, chop shop operations and vehicle theft statistics.

Course Objectives:
1. describe methods of vehicle theft,
2. identify rules for vehicle identification,
3. state effective interrogation practices for investigating theft,
4. describe chop shop operations, and
5. describe the magnitude of vehicle theft in the United States and the state of Maryland

SAS 485 – LIDAR Training

This course provides law enforcement officers with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve certification in the use of the LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) speed enforcement device, as per National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards. Topics include: history and theory of laser, how lasers work, average of least squares, use of laser devices, testing of laser devices, testifying in court, and defending against court challenges.

Course objectives:
1. state the history of LIDAR,
2. explain the theory of LIDAR,
3. calculate the average of least squares,
4. demonstrate the testing of a LIDAR unit,
5. demonstrate the proper operation of a LIDAR unit,
6. explain the proper LIDAR operator courtroom testimony, and
7. explain defenses against common courtroom challenges to LIDAR data

SAS 512 – The Graying of HIV/AIDS

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Course Objectives:
1. identify statistics demonstrating the rise in HIV/AIDS cases in populations over age 50;
2. describe trends in HIV/AIDS cases in the over-50 population; and
3. discuss the impacts of HIV/AIDS on seniors.

SAS 513 – First Line Supervisor's School

This course is designed to teach policies, procedures, and methods concerning police supervision to new corporals within the department. Students will participate in team scenario activities to develop skills in supervision during emergency calls for service. Topics to be covered include: communications skills, problem solving, situational leadership, performance appraisals, media relations, operations, planning, manpower resource allocation, emergency planning, complainant investigation, and team.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the causes of communication failure;
2. demonstrate improved problem solving methods as a team member and alone;
3. present effective solutions to typical problems that confront new corporals;
4. demonstrate an understanding of conducting employment appraisals of subordinates;
5. present an effective demonstration of dealing with the media at crime scenes;
6. prepare an operations order which adequately addresses needs of a pre-planned event;
7. demonstrate an understanding of the proper procedures and policies involving mass arrest, civil unrest, and emergency situations; and
8. demonstrate an understanding of the overall provision of leadership in handling typical situations in police operations.

SAS 518 – Lowdown on the Down Low

This course is designed to assist public safety personnel in better understanding issues associated with men "on the down low", i.e., men who discreetly have sex with other men, but do not inform their female partners, putting them at risk of exposure to HIV/AIDS . Topics include: What is "on the down low", Facts about men "on the down low", Consequences of the "down low" phenomenon, Warning Signs and Protective Measures.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the term 'on the down low',
2. discuss the consequences of men 'on the down low' in the African-American community,
3. identify warning signs of men 'on the down low', and
4. discuss protective measures for dealing with the 'down low' phenomenon

SAS 520 – Police and Correctional Administrator Training

This course assists mid-level law enforcement and public safety supervisors in developing the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective supervision and leadership in their agencies. Topics include: The Role of the Mid-level Executive in a Criminal Justice Agency, Interpersonal Communications, Management, Leadership, Ethics, Human Resource Management, Planning, Problem-solving and Decision Making, and Risk Management.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the role of a mid-level executive in a public service agency,
2. identify key leadership principles and their application in effective administration,
3. describe the fundamentals of effective communication,
4. explain a model of the communication process and the dynamics of verbal communications,
5. identify the key elements of effective human resource management,
6. describe the administrator's role in effective human resource management,
7. describe the strategic planning process,
8. explain a five (5) step problem solving process,
9. explain the role of ethics in problem-solving and decision making,
10. discuss the administrator's role in managing change,
11. describe the process for the presentation and administration of budgets,
12. identify the risks or liabilities that may confront a public service administrator,
13. explain the law enforcement officer's bill of rights (LEOBR) and its use in due process for public service agency personnel.

SAS 521 – Police & Correctional Supervisor Training

This course assists first-line law enforcement and public safety supervisors in developing the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective supervision in their agencies. Topics to be covered include fundamentals of supervision, interpersonal communications, performance monitoring and evaluation, counseling and disciplining employees, administrative and operational duties, and risk management.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the role of a first-line supervisor in a public service agency,
2. identify key principles of supervision and their application,
3. describe the fundamentals of effective communication,
4. explain a model of the communication process and the dynamics of verbal communications,
5. describe the fundamental components of an effective performance management process,
6. describe the process for conducting an effective performance evaluation,
7. describe the process for documenting employee performance problems,
8. explain the steps for counseling employees,
9. describe the Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights (LEOBR) and policies or procedures that should be used in investigating public service agency performance issues,
10. describe the first-line supervisor's role in agency administrative functioning,
11. discuss the importance of showing proficiency and competence in the application of agency policies and procedures,
12. identify the types of liabilities that may impact a public service supervisor and the consequences, and
13. explain the steps that a public service supervisor can take to protect his/her agency from civil liability.

SAS 522 – DWI/DETECTION/SOBRIETY/TESTING

Course Objectives:
1. explain the importance of DWI detection and enforcement,
2. identify drugs that impair driving performance,
3. describe signs of drug and alcohol intoxication,
4. explain the legislation that defines impaired driving offenses and regulate the enforcement and prosecution of those offenses,
5. describe the processes of gathering evidence, preparing testimony, and documenting DWI arrests,
6. describe the concepts and principles of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing,
7. demonstrate the administration of Standardize Field Sobriety Tests, and
8. utilize field notes and arrest report forms to record observations and write a report

SAS 523 – RADAR OPERATOR TRAINING

Course Objectives:
1. explain the benefits of speed enforcement;
2. define fundamental radar terminology including frequency and wavelength;
3. explain Doppler principle theory as it applies to radar;
4. describe different types of radar;
5. describe the three (3) fundamental modes of radar operation;
6. demonstrate the proper set-up, calibration and operation of radar equipment;
7. describe the documentation used to support radar-based speed enforcement in court;
8. demonstrate the proper use of forms used to document radar-based speed enforcement; and
9. describe effective radar-based speed enforcement in a courtroom case presentation.

SAS 524 – Defensive Driving

This course is designed to assist law enforcement personnel in developing the knowledge and skills needed to safely operate motor vehicles in a variety of situations they may encounter in the course of their duties. Topics include components of defensive driving, driver qualities, driving conditions, stopping distance, high speed pursuit, vehicle operations, and law enforcement vehicle equipment.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components of defensive driving;
2. explain the qualities of a good driver;
3. identify the hazards of driving at night;
4. identify conditions affecting stopping distance;
5. identify components affecting stopping distance;
6. state the advantages and disadvantages of high speed pursuit
7. identify elements of high speed pursuit;
8. explain procedures for high speed in varying conditions;
9. demonstrate the ability to maneuver a vehicle in restricted space;
10. demonstrate the ability to safely operate and control a law enforcement vehicle in varying conditions; and
11. demonstrate proper usage of law enforcement vehicle equipment, including emergency lights, sirens, and communication equipment.

SAS 525 – Emergency Vehicle Operations Control

This course is designed to assist law enforcement officers in improving the knowledge and skills needed to operate emergency vehicles (including police cruisers) properly and safely in a variety of situations they may encounter in the course of their duties. Topics to be covered include braking, steering, throttle control, turning, accelerating and decelerating, stopping accident avoidance, low and high speed pursuits, oversteer, and skids.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate proper road position, weight transfer, throttle control, braking, and steering in the following maneuvers; 90-degree turn, 180-turn, bootleg turn, accelerating and decelerating, lane changes, serpentine curve, stopping;
2. demonstrate techniques for accident avoidance;
3. demonstrate proper procedure for operating and controlling a vehicle during pursuits;
4. describe the technique for regaining control of a vehicle experiencing an oversteer; and
5. describe the technique for regaining control of a vehicle experiencing an all wheel skid.

SAS 526 – MILITARY DRILL

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of individual, squad, platoon, and larger formations;
2. perform commands to move short and long distances in an orderly and rational manner;
3. explain the legal liabilities of the use of force;
4. describe the force continuum;
5. identify the placement of the ASP baton in the force continuum;
6. demonstrate proper use of the ASP baton;
7. identify the placement of OC (pepper) spray in the force continuum;
8. demonstrate the proper use of OC (pepper) spray;
9. identify proper first aid treatment for exposure to OC spray;
10. identify the role of a police officer in handling civil disturbances; and
11. explain the tactical principles of crowd and riot control.

SAS 527 – DOCUMENT FRAUD TRAINING

Course objectives:
1. describe printing techniques and other safeguards used for authentic identification documents,
2. describe techniques commonly used to counterfeit identification documents,
3. describe methods for assessing the authenticity of identification documents,
4. explain processes for investigating the validity of identification documents, and
5. explain processes for investigating individuals suspected of using fraudulent documents.

SAS 529 – Transitioning from Officer to Supervisor

This course assist law enforcement and public safety personnel the opportunity to obtain an understanding of the new responsibilities, liabilities and the changes that come with the conversion from officers to supervisors.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the principles of leadership,
2. describe the do's and don'ts of leadership,
3. describe how to develop support teams,
4. describe circumstance that requires various resources in and outside of the department, and
5. identify resources with a team.

SAS 530 – AIRPORT LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERAT

Course Objectives:
1. describe the layout at BWI airport including the terminal, airfield, parking lots, cargo areas, and other airport services;
2. identify the federal airport security regulations;
3. identify state airport security and operations regulations;
4. describe screening operations and screener roles;
5. describe airport police post assignments;
6. state unattended baggage and unattended vehicle procedures; and
7. describe procedures for response to a possible explosive device.

SAS 531 – Communication Skills

This course is designed to assist law enforcement officers in developing the knowledge and skills needed to improve verbal communications. Topics to be covered include the elements of public speaking, voice and body language, effective communication skills, the use of visual aids, and making presentations.

Course Objectives:
1. state the elements of effective public speaking,
2. describe a model of communications theory,
3. explain the importance of voice and body language in verbal communications,
4. demonstrate active listening skills,
5. demonstrate the use of questioning to clarify understanding,
6. state the elements of effective presentations,
7. explain the appropriate use of visual aids in presentations, and
8. demonstrate an effective presentation.

SAS 533 – RADICAL ISLAM

Course Objectives:
1. state the components of culture,
2. describe their personal beliefs and values,
3. describe how the beliefs of others may differ from one¿s own,
4. describe ways of working with others with different beliefs and values,
5. describe radical Islamic beliefs,
6. identify Islamic sects,
7. describe the history of radical Islam, and
8. describe the goals and tactics of radical Muslims.

SAS 538 – EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Course Objectives:
1. state effective preparations for various types of emergencies,
2. identify important information to have on hand in case of an emergency,
3. identify supplies that should be kept on hand for emergencies, and
4. describe the actions to take in response to various types of emergencies

SAS 539 – NEW INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Course Objectives:
1. define and illustrate the trainer¿s role;
2. identify and illustrate the components of the process of adult learning and the process of training that changes attitudes and behaviors;
3. discuss and perform public speaking and group leadership skills;
4. classify and apply training principles, practices, and techniques;
5. analyze the role that training plays or can play in organizations;
6. explain the principles of motivation which apply in the learning-training process;
7. define the basic principles of analyzing the behavior of trainees which must be changed or maintained by a training program;
8. demonstrate that the practice of careful advanced planning must take into consideration contingencies which may affect the actual delivery of training; and
9. demonstrate the ability to effectively deliver training.

SAS 540 – CYBERCRIME

Course Objectives:
1. identify cybercrimes,
2. describe cyberbullying and the characteristics of cyberbullying victims,
3. discuss the dynamics of cyberstalking and industry responses,
4. explain child exploitation and Internet crimes against children,
5. describe laws that pertain to cybercrime enforcement, and `
6. discuss challenges faced by law enforcement personnel in investigating cybercrimes

SAS 541 – CRIMINAL/INVESTIGATION/SCHOOL

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate proper techniques used during interviews and interrogations,
2. explain concepts and techniques involved with surveillance,
3. explain how surveillance coordinates with raid planning,
4. demonstrate proper investigation of a real investigation scene with a team,
5. demonstrate criminal investigative skills of a live surveillance with team members,
6. demonstrate how to write a search and seizure warrant from the above investigation, and
7. demonstrate how to place criminal charges based on results of the investigation.

SAS 542 – CSAFE ACADEMY

Course Objectives:
1. identify communication gaps,
2. identify communication changes that can close the communication gaps,
3. demonstrate an understanding of the warrant apprehension units,
4. demonstrate an understanding of crime analysis for HEAT teams,
5. demonstrate the ability to conduct neighborhood safety teams,
6. discuss the benefits of CSAFE collaboration and how it is effective, and
7. participate in CSAFE problem-solving.

SAS 543 – FRAUDULENT ID TRAINING

Course Objectives:
1. identify the various types of identification;
2. detect fraudulent driver¿s licenses, passports, and legal documents;
3. demonstrate the ability to locate concealed compartments in a vehicle to search for illegal drugs;
4. demonstrate the ability to locate concealed compartments in a vehicle to search for human trafficking; and
5. identify techniques to increase public awareness of this issue.

SAS 544 – IDENTITY THEFT

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of identity theft,
2. discuss who can be a victim of identity theft,
3. identify the warning signs of identity theft,
4. discuss the impact of identity theft,
5. discuss what a consumer can do to protect against identity theft, and
6. discuss what a victim of identity theft should do if theft if suspected or discovered

SAS 545 – Emergency Vehicle Operations Control (EVOC)

This course is designed to enhance the officers driving ability to operate a vehicle safely. Topics to be covered include skills operation, skid operation, accident avoidance, urban grid exercises, and highway pursuit exercises.

Course Objectives:
1. review Emergency Vehicle Operations Control (EVOC) guidelines,
2. practice safe driving in inclement weather conditions,
3. utilize defensive driving skills,
4. demonstrate appropriate driving skills in various environments while obeying the traffic laws,
5. operating a vehicle safely and properly under stressful situations, and
6. implement techniques for accident avoidance.

SAS 546 – Disaster Planning

Learn to identify vulnerabilities at specific locations. Prepare for unexpected situations. Lessen the impact an incident could have on businesses and their customers. Topics include delegation of resources, implementation of actions and using resources to mitigate critical incidents. Intended for security and public safety personnel.

Course Objectives:
1. describe how the active shooter chain of command protocols work during a critical incident,
2. demonstrate a safe approach to entering a 'hot zone',
3. describe how to set up barriers to enclose a 'hot zone',
4. describe how to gather intelligence,
5. describe an active shooter chain of command protocols,
6. describe how to ensure and manage an active shooter scene,
7. identify NIMS protocols, and
8. create a plan that could be used in most disaster situations.

SAS 548 – Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse

This course is designed to educate teachers, school nurses, day care providers and hospital nurses on the signs and symptoms of child abuse. This course will increase awareness of the emotional and physical trauma victims exemplify. Topics to be covered include signs of abuse, recognizing suspicious conditions, and identifying emotional responses to traumatic incidents.

SAS 549 – Courtroom Testimony

This course is designed to prepare law enforcement officers to effectively testify in a court. Topics to be covered include preparing for direct examination by the attorney, exemplifying professionalism when testifying in court, and proper preparation of documents regarding experience and training.

Course Objectives:
1. determine the difference between types of courtroom testimony which include direct, cross and re-direct examination;
2. demonstrate how to answer questions informatively, and accurately;
3. identify tactics used by attorneys;
4. identify various types of court examinations;
5. identify types of court cases;
6. identify what documents are important and how to prepare them for a court case; and
7. determine the difference between direct testimony and hearsay.

SAS 550 – Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement Summit

This course is designed to reinforce the Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement (CSAFE) initiative, a Heightened Enforcement Accountability and Treatment (HEAT) team structure to those in public safety who are integral members of the team. This curriculum will focus on Promising Practices from across the state, and review of the 2008 Grant Strategies.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the role of public safety agencies,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the importance to communicate appropriately with victims,
3. identify Promising Practices,
4. identify the strategic plan of a HEAT team,
5. develop action plans to meet strategic objectives, and
6. identify personal safety practices for use on or off the job.

SAS 551 – Grammar Review for Law Enforcement

This course is designed to review various grammar skills that are needed when writing police reports. Students review commonly misused syntax, pronouns, adjectives and adverbs, subject verb agreement, active voice versus passive voice, and commonly confused homonyms.

Course Objectives:
1. identify commonly confused homonyms,
2. identify redundancy in sentences,
3. discuss capitalization guidelines,
4. identify parts of speech,
5. identify run-on sentences and sentence fragments,
6. demonstrate an understanding of subject-verb agreement, and
7. produce written reports in active voice.

SAS 552 – Fake ID and Identity Theft

Recognize invalid identifications. Identify alterations that would allow a person to be identified as a specific person or of a specific age. Learn more about how identity theft happens. Topics include the latest scams associated with fake identity and identity theft and recognizing early warning signs of identity theft. Intended for law enforcement officers.

Course Objectives:
1. cite what identity theft is,
2. review some of the recent scams that are used to steal a person's identity,
3. discuss the key characteristics of forged or fake identification information,
4. determine where fraudulent information is likely to show up, and
5. illustrate how identity fraud relates to homeland security

SAS 554 – Criminal Thinking

This course is designed to have the student identify criminal behavior through research and practical skills now available to probation and parole agents. It will help the student focus on changing offender behavior, and supervision to focus on altering an offender's dynamic factors including cryogenic needs and criminal thinking.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the guiding principles of changing criminal behavior,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the cognitive structure influences and the actions,
3. identify the process of behavior change, and
4. identify the use of social learning techniques in offender supervision.

SAS 555 – Suicide Investigation

This course is designed to assist law enforcement officers in conducting an equivocal death investigation. Topics to be covered include determine suicide or homicide, interpret clues found on scene, and interviews with family and friends.

Course Objectaives:
1. identify all aspects of suicide,
2. demonstrate an understanding of how to determine whether a death was a suicide or homicide,
3. determine if a death was a suicide, murder/suicide or suicide by police officer,
4. identify and interpret the physical and psychological clues at the scene, and
5. identify the behavior aspects of verbal clues from interviewing family and friends.

SAS 557 – Community Preparedness

Develop an understanding of how to prepare for emergency incidents and sustain life until assistance arrives. Learn what is needed to help other community members survive. Topics include available resources and the lack of resources, mitigating techniques for communities, risk assessment for regions and immediate areas and how incidents impact area communities and businesses.

Course Objectives:
1. identify how incidents impact the community as it relates to business continuity, cyber security, and bio- incident response;
2. identify various communication models and methods when communities experience a crisis;
3. define strategies to address the behavior and psychological reaction to impending and evolving community preparedness;
4. design a response plan (template) for a community experiencing a crisis;
5. identify resources prior to an incident and in the aftermath of an incident;
6. describe mitigation techniques that will lessen the impact of an incident; and
7. develop the ability to characterize the behavior and psychological reaction to impending incidents and/or the aftermath of incidents.

SAS 558 – Cyber Security

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Course Objectives:
1. identify the three goals of cyber security,
2. identify vulnerabilities in information technology systems,
3. explain the impact of major laws and regulations regarding cyber security,
4. distinguish between the major types of cyber security threats,
5. research ways to protect information resources, and
6. develop the components of a cyber security policy for an organization within the framework of a training scenario.

SAS 559 – Biological Incident Response

Learn to identify and respond appropriately to biological agents used as weapons in the workplace or community. Understand how to respond quickly and appropriately to any emerging biological threats or incidents. Topics include types of incidents; preventive action; types of agents; reactions to biological incidents; communications and business continuity.

Course Objectives:
1. develop a preventative action plan,
2. develop a response plan template,
3. define strategies to address behavioral and psychological reactions to incidents,
4. identify the various communication systems to be used during a bio-incident, and
5. describe the role of various information technology systems in prevention and response.

SAS 560 – Fraudulent and Fictitious Identification Training

This two day course will teach the student how to detect fraudulent identification. Experts from the Secret Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement along with local agencies will teach this course. Topics to be covered include types of identification, concealed compartments in vehicles, detection of false documents, and awareness of this type of fraud.

Course Objectives:
1. compare the different types of identification;
2. develop the ability to detect fraudulent driver's license, passports, legal documents;
3. demonstrate how to locate drugs in an automobile's concealed compartments;
4. demonstrate how to locate concealed compartments for transporting humans across borders; and
5. demonstrate ways of making the public aware of the increasing problem of fraudulent identification

SAS 561 – Criminal Intelligence: Analytical and Investigative Trends

This course is designed to increase the awareness of the law enforcement community in the techniques used to solve crimes and the use of equipment to rectify the ever growing problem. Topics to be covered include cryptanalysis, organized crime, domestic terrorism, protest groups, motorcycle gangs, occult/cult, hate groups, and the Port of Baltimore.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how cryptanalysis plays a role,
2. explain the difference between organized crime and domestic terrorism,
3. identify the different organized high crime groups,
4. explain the vulnerability of the Port of Baltimore,
5. identify transient groups as they migrate into the city, and
6. demonstrate the usage of tech equipment and procedures.

SAS 562 – Motivational Interviewing

This course is designed to increase the participant's efficiency in identifying and practicing the fundamental skills of motivational interviewing. Topics to be covered include open questions, affirmations, and summarizations, rating skills, and eliciting self-motivating comments.

Course Objectives:
1. review the principles of motivational interviewing,
2. discuss the fundamental skills of motivational interviewing,
3. identify and use open questions,
4. review the process for rating skills, and
5. conduct an assessment of an offender.

SAS 563 – Lieutenant's In-Service Training

This course is designed to present information about current policies and procedures within the police department. Topics to be covered include constitutional law update, non-lethal weapons certification, victim awareness, revised performance evaluations, driver training issues, and crime analysis update.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate readiness to achieve re-certification in the proper use of non-lethal weapons,
2. utilize newly revised promotional evaluation forms,
3. discuss victim awareness,
4. develop the ability to address driver training issues, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of changes in the law.

SAS 564 – Officer's In-Service Training

This course is designed to teach the police officer current policies and procedures within the police department. Topics to be covered include non-lethal weapons re-certification, constitutional law update, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, mental status disorders, service to vulnerable adults, mobile field force concept, and overview of juvenile issues.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate readiness to achieve re-certification in the proper use of non-lethal weapons;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the needs of vulnerable adults;
3. discuss current trends related to terrorism;
4. explain the department's response to civil unrest, crowd control, and high profile rescues; and
5. demonstrate an understanding of current juvenile issues.

SAS 566 – Basic Fingerprint Development

This course is designed to enable the student who is a novice and/or intermittent practitioner to learn the art of developing latent fingerprints on and lifting from various surfaces and the comparison features used to properly prove one's identity. The student will revisit historic techniques and learn the fundamentals of new magnetic techniques of lifting and developing fingerprints. Topics to be covered include lifting fingerprints from various surfaces, using black, gray and magnetic powder, recovering fingerprints from various surfaces, comparing accurately various fingerprints, and developing fingerprints from various surfaces.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how latent fingerprints should be lifted from various surfaces;
2. demonstrate the proper use of black, gray, and magnetic powder when lifting fingerprints;
3. demonstrate how to recover fingerprints from surfaces;
4. identify important features that help to accurately compare fingerprints; and
5. demonstrate how fingerprints can be developed on various surfaces.

SAS 567 – Empowering the Leader Within

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer to learn how to identify the motivating factors and characteristics of leaders and how to recognize the similarities in themselves. The student will discover decision making tasks, learn how their decisions impact others, examine the desired outcomes of conversations, and identify how leadership styles vary but have a positive outcome.

Course Objectives:
1. identify motivating factors that help empower people,
2. identify qualities that most leaders unknowingly possess,
3. identify characteristics that are associated with well know leaders,
4. identify the growth cycle of an emerging leader,
5. identify various leadership styles, and
6. develop the ability to match leadership styles with personality types

SAS 568 – Report Writing for Police Personnel

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer to enhance basic report writing skills. Topics to be covered include techniques to use, description, subject/verb agreement, sentence structure, and punctuation.

Course Objectives:
1. describe descriptive writing and its uses,
2. recognize and correct errors in subject/verb agreement,
3. determine fact from fiction,
4. demonstrate an understanding in the use of more appropriate terminology, and
5. demonstrate correct punctuation.

SAS 569 – National Crime Information Center Re-Certification Training

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) system and review operations for all NCIC users. This hands-on class reviews basic NCIC functions, codes, and changes in NCIC policy while students perform wanted/stolen checks at the computer/terminal. The course is mandated by the FBI and Maryland State Police. Topics to be covered include system security, Baltimore County Police NCIC policy, 'HIT' confirmation procedures, the 'M.I.L.E.S.' system, use of NCIC manuals, the 'GANG' file, the 'unidentified' person file, and record/background checks.

Course Objectives:
1. properly inquire into the seventeen (17) NCIC data bases,
2. demonstrate an understanding of and define system security,
3. properly interpret ¿NCIC¿ codes,
4. demonstrate an understanding of and define record/background procedures, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of how to properly inquire into three (3) M.I.L.E.S. files.

SAS 571 – Criminal Investigation Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer learn how to develop stronger investigation skills, or for the officer newly assigned to an investigative unit. Topics to be covered include address numerous aspects of investigative techniques, search warrant affidavits, proper use of informants, investigative resources and various related investigative topics.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate techniques used in an interview and interrogation,
2. explain concepts and techniques involved with surveillance,
3. demonstrate how surveillance coordinates with raid planning,
4. critique with a team the investigation of a real investigative scenario,
5. monitor a live surveillance with team members,
6. develop the ability to write a search and seizure warrant from the above investigation, and
7. demonstrate how to place criminal charges based on the results of the investigation

SAS 572 – In-Service Training for Supervisors

This course is designed to enable the student to learn more up to date information about current policies and procedures within the police department, with an emphasis on supervisor-based issues. Topics to be covered include officer survival tactics, quality of reports and investigations, victim awareness, constitutional law update, gang update, and evidence packaging.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to achieve re-certification in the use of weapons,
2. cite changes in the law,
3. demonstrate an awareness of officer survival tactics,
4. discuss law enforcement issues concerning gang activity, and
5. demonstrate an awareness of policies and procedures for evidence packing

SAS 573 – Basic National Crime Information Center Training

This course is designed to enable the student to learn and to be certified in the proper use of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) System. This hands-on course is mandatory for those students required to perform stolen/wanted checks and background investigations via the electronic media (i.e.: computers/terminals). Each student will be afforded the opportunity to search actual and test (false) records. Topics to be covered include system security, validations, "hit" confirmation, off-line searches, basic messages/responses, actual access into the NCIC files (data bases).

Course Objectives:
1. conduct proper inquires into the seventeen NCIC files (data bases),
2. identify ¿hit¿ confirmation,
3. define quality assurance responsibilities,
4. cite validation procedures,
5. demonstrate an understanding of criminal history record information,
6. demonstrate an understanding of the security of the entire system, and
7. articulate an understanding of the extradition procedures.

SAS 575 – Police Critical Incident Debriefing

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer learn about the resources that will help him/her to cope with the stresses of critical incidents. Topics to be covered include: peer support resources stress teams, dangers of adaptation, confidentiality, grief, and loss.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the most serious and prevalent critical incidents,
2. identify characteristics of post traumatic stress disorder,
3. demonstrate how to rank critical incidents on an impact scale,
4. identify signs of General Adaptation Syndrome,
5. identify resources in the department and outside of the department that are available to officers suffering mentally as a result of a critical incident, and
6. identify key components that must be in reports when investigating gang activity.

SAS 576 – Officer Involved Shooting

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer to learn the skills required to overcome the stress in officer involved shootings. This course will include statistics, survival techniques, first -hand accounts of responses to being involved in a shooting as well as the general stress of post-event and posttraumatic stress disorder. Topic to be covered include, past policies, present policies, statistical information on officer involved shooting , survival techniques, post-traumatic stress disorder.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the characteristics of post-traumatic stress disorder,
2. identify the survival techniques used by officers that were involved in shootings,
3. analyze case studies about first-hand accounts of responses of officers to determine what changes need to be implemented,
4. identify characteristic risks and threats on officer safety in various police response situations, and
5. determine actions used to address threats and risks of officer safety.

SAS 580 – Suicide Intervention

This course will provide information that will help law enforcements offices recognize the signs of suicidal colleagues. This course will help colleagues recognize actions and behavior of officers in need of intervention and to take corrective measures to mitigate devastating situations. Topics to be covered include suicidal characteristics, intervention, and mitigation.

Course Objectives:
1. identify verbal clues that would indicate that a person is in trouble,
2. identify situations that could warrant suicidal actions,
3. identify resources inside and outside of the department to help in suicidal intervention,
4. identify practices used that should be performed by teams to prevent officer casualties,
5. identify risks and threats on officer safety, and
6. identify actions used to address threats and risks of officer safety.

SAS 587 – Court Security Training

This course is designed to enable the deputy sheriffs, correctional officers, and court security staff to re-examine safeguards for the judicial process and the personnel responsible for maintaining security in court. Topics to be covered include safety checks of people entering the courthouse, prisoners transport, concealment of weapons, critical incident notification, and how events or precautionary measures should be communicated.

Course Objectives:
1. identify how weapons can be concealed and what to look for,
2. identify new precautionary measures that will assist and promote a safe courthouse environment,
3. demonstrate the proper precautionary methods of escorting a prisoner into a courtroom, and
4. identify de-escalation techniques used to mitigate minor disturbances.

SAS 588 – Career Development

Learn through constructive recommendations how to achieve a successful career in law enforcement. Topics include resume preparation, transfers within the agency, interview skills and methods of research regarding knowledge, skills and abilities.

Course objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to develop an exceptional resume;
2. develop interviewing skills and techniques;
3. discuss transfers within the agency; and
4. describe the methods used to achieve knowledge, skills and abilities

SAS 589 – Finding Words/Child First

Learn the art of forensic interviewing. Discover interviewing techniques specifically for children that were involved in abusive and non-abusive incidents. Topics include interviewing techniques for children, child-friendly words that gets results, reading body language and techniques and language used to comfort children. Intended for law enforcement officers, prosecutors and child abuse professionals.

Course Objectives
1. identify child-friendly words,
2. identify body language that would invite additional probing,
3. demonstrate how to conduct interviews for children involved in abusive and non abusive events,
4. identify techniques that can be used to make the child victim comfortable in various settings,
5. demonstrate how to comfort a child who has suffered from sexual abuse, and
6. describe personality traits that could be characteristic of a child victim of abuse.

SAS 590 – Maryland District Court Pre-Trial Procedures

Focus on District Court procedural matters in pre-trial and trial stages both for civil cases, regular and small claims and criminal cases. Review the Maryland Rules of Procedure and gain a thorough understanding of the information available on the Maryland Judiciary website for District Court practice. Receive a portfolio of sample forms for reference.

Course Objectives:
1. identify appropriate documents that must be filed in court;
2. discuss the procedures used for pre-trial for civil, regular, small claims, and criminal cases;
3. discuss the procedures used for trial for civil, regular, small claims, and criminal cases;
4. define the Maryland rules for procedures;
5. identify information available on the Maryland Judiciary website; and
6. determine the importance of various forms as well as the absence of those forms.

SAS 591 – Maryland District Court Post-Judgment Procedures

Focus on post-judgment trial and collection procedures for civil cases, small claims and regular claims in District Court. Review the Maryland rules of procedure and gain a thorough understanding of the information available on the Maryland Judiciary website for post-judgment collections. Receive a portfolio of sample forms for reference.

Course Objectives:
1. identify appropriate documents that must be filed with the court;
2. discuss the procedures used for post-judgment for civil, regular, and small claims;
3. discuss the procedures used for collection;
4. discuss the Maryland Rules for procedures;
5. identify information available on the Maryland Judiciary website; and
6. discuss the importance of various forms as well as the absence of those forms.

SAS 592 – Notary 101

Review procedures for becoming and serving as a Notary in Maryland. Topics include notary applications and renewal, best practices, rules, regulations and responsibilities.

Course Objectives:
1. explain how to apply to become a notary for Maryland,
2. discuss the renewal process for maintaining one¿s notary status,
3. identify regulations and responsibilities to which notaries must comply, and
4. discuss the importance of record keeping for notaries.

SAS 593 – Private Investigation

This course is designed to be an introduction to the field of private sector investigation and its relationship to the criminal justice system. Emphasis is placed upon the scope of operations, legal considerations, civil law,
and professional ethics. Topics to be covered include public records access, interview techniques, eavesdropping countermeasures, surveillance, techniques, video applications, still photography, report writing, and court appearance.

Course Objectives:
1. differentiate between investigations performed in the private sector or the public sector,
2. identify various methods of surveillance techniques,
3. explain how to conduct a proper interview and interrogation,
4. identify appropriate standards of behavior in performing undercover investigations,
5. distinguish the different levels of courts in the Maryland and Federal Judiciary,
6. demonstrate the use of public records as an investigative tool,
7. discuss how video applications are used as indisputable evidence, and
8. recognize the ethical and legal boundaries a private investigator must adhere to when performing investigations.

SAS 594 – Internal Investigation Correctional Officers

Obtain an overview of the administrative disciplinary process that must precede an agency imposing punitive measures on its employees. Topics include constitutional due process, just cause, establishing enforceable policies and techniques used in conducting internal investigations.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the steps taken to implement recommended discipline,
2. identify disciplinary documents and the recipient of the documents,
3. discuss the process for appealing a judgment,
4. identify the documentation that is recorded when imposing punitive discipline, and
5. discuss the steps for monitoring the process of the implemented discipline.

SAS 595 – Adjudication of Misconduct Cases - Law Enforcement

Build on the principles described in disciplinary internal investigations and explore how to implement the results found at the completion of an internal discipline investigation. Topics include drafting administrative charging documents, preparing for contested hearings and imposing punitive discipline.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the steps taken to implement recommended discipline,
2. identify disciplinary documents and the recipient of the documents,
3. discuss the process for appealing a judgment,
4. identify the documentation that is recorded when imposing punitive discipline, and
5. discuss the steps for monitoring the process of the implemented discipline.

SAS 596 – Residential Crime Prevention

This course is designed to provide instruction on basic residential crime prevention methodologies and techniques. This class is a must for any officer or personnel assigned full or part-time to crime prevention and/or community policing. Topics to be covered include target hardening, personal safety, child safety, residential alarms, vehicle theft, drug abuse prevention, fraud and con games, crime and the elderly, crime prevention through environmental design, partnerships, and problem solving.

Course Objectives:
1. identify how targets can be hardened to eliminate the opportunity for a crime,
2. identify the most popular over the counter and prescription drug and the impact it has on the youth of the community,
3. discuss how environmental design can lead to a reduction of crime and fear,
4. identify the current culture and identifying characteristics of street gangs,
5. demonstrate an understanding of how to explain to children the role that the police play in the neighborhood,
6. identify the areas in the state that have the highest amount of auto theft and what can be done to protect one¿s vehicle,
7. discuss the prison gang culture and how it compares to the street gang culture, and
8. identify several fraud schemes and how con games can be prevented.

SAS 597 – Current Trends IV: More Than Locks and Lights

This course is designed to provide up to date information on crime trends and problems that are present in Maryland. This course will also identify various crimes, how they are being carried out, and provides prevention techniques. Topics to be covered include domestic violence, prescriptions and over the counter drugs, gang update, homeland security and terrorism, prison gang update, and financial exploitation.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the characteristics of domestic violence,
2. identify both over the counter and prescription drugs that are being abused,
3. discuss preventive measures for drug abusers,
4. identify the current culture and identifying characteristics of street gangs,
5. discuss how community involvement is paramount in preventing terrorism,
6. discuss the prison gang culture and how it compares to the street gang culture,
7. identify several fraud schemes, and
8. discuss how the fraud schemes are carried out and how they can be prevented.

SAS 598 – HEAT Team Briefing-Maryland Street Drugs

Learn how to recognize the drug problem in Maryland and the effects on the user. Explore the physical aspects and characteristics of the most statistically abused illegal substances in Maryland and the physical and psychological characteristics these substances produce. Intended for administrators in the Corrections Commission.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the three most abused illegal substances in Maryland;
2. identify the physical aspects of marijuana, heroin, and cocaine;
3. identify the other growing use of substances;
4. explain the long term effects of each drug;
5. explain the effects of prescription abuse, and inhalants; and
6. describe the physical and psychological characteristics of these substances

SAS 599 – Certification for CPR, AED, and First Aid

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement recruit for the Baltimore County Police Department to learn how to use techniques regarding on how to assess injuries and illnesses that may come before them on a day to day basis. The recruit will learn various first responder techniques that include the operation of life saving equipment, and the performance of life-saving techniques. Topics to be covered include learning how to work and AED machine, how to respond to spinal cord and neck injuries, how to identify and treat open wounds, and how to handle obstructed airways in adults, children and infants.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the three most abused illegal substances in Maryland;
2. identify the physical aspects of marijuana, heroin, and cocaine;
3. identify the other growing use of substances;
4. explain the long term effects of each drug;
5. explain the effects of prescription abuse, and inhalants; and
describe the physical and psychological characteristics of these substances

SAS 600 – Specialized Commercial Crime Prevention Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is an officer in the Corrections department with methodologies and techniques in crime prevention and community policing. Topics to be covered include learn what to do in case of terrorist threat, what security measures are used in target hardening, types of alarms, lighting to prevent crime, workplace violence, and surveillance systems.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the legal, political, and moral effects of terrorism;
2. describe the importance of lighting and the technology behind lighting;
3. describe different surveillance systems devices and their application in commercial establishments;
4. describe the impact of workplace violence and assess the threats;
5. describe the type of individuals who are prone to violence; and
6. describe how environmental design plays an important part in eliminating crime.

SAS 601 – Civilian In-Service Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is part of the Baltimore County Police Department as a non-sworn employee to learn policies, procedures, and personnel issues within the police department. Topics to be covered include departmental policies, departmental procedures, problem solving, sexual harassment issues, values, and ethics.

Course Objectives:
1. utilize the Baltimore County Police Department administrative manual,
2. describe two models for effective problem solving,
3. demonstrate an understanding of the sexual harassment policy,
4. demonstrate an understanding of police department policies and procedures, and
5. discuss ways to build an ethical office.

SAS 602 – Search and Seizure update

This course is designed to provide police officers with a review and update to the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Topics to be covered include the basic concepts of the 4th Amendment, reasonable, suspicion, warrant requirements, exceptions to search warrant requirements, stop and frisk, and investigation detention.

Course Objectives:
1. identify basic concepts of the 4th Amendment,
2. identify various court cases that aid in defining the use of the 4th Amendment,
3. define reasonable suspicion and the basis for it,
4. identify key factors that determine when a person can be detained,
5. identify when a search is unconstitutional,
6. identify the current culture and identifying characteristics of street gangs, and
7. discuss reasonable exceptions to search warrants.

SAS 603 – Commercial Crime Prevention Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is an officer in the corrections department, whether full-time or part-time, to learn instruction in Commercial Crime Prevention methodology and techniques. Topics to be covered include risk management, lighting, employee theft, shoplifting, commercial alarms and environmental designs.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to conduct security surveys of commercial or governmental establishments,
2. discuss what actions will remove or reduce risk,
3. describe the importance of lighting and the technology behind lighting,
4. describe the consequences behind shoplifting,
5. describe the methods and tools that can be used to catch shoplifters,
6. describe what methods can be used to hinder employee theft,
7. describe the types of commercial alarms and the ones that are best suited to a commercial establishment, and
8. describe how false alarms create problems for police departments.

SAS 604 – Entry Level Training Module I (Parole and Probation)

This course is designed to provide information to the new parole and probation agents about Maryland Parole and Probation Agency, a branch of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. This course will explain how the agency functions as part of the criminal justice system and the expectation of the new parole and probation officers, clarifying the statutory responsibilities, liabilities and confidentially, and the importance of record keeping. Topics to be covered include EEO/ Fair Employment Practices, testing for illegal drugs, violence in the workplace, sexual harassment, driver safety, staff sexual misconduct, records and record keeping, policies of the agency, liability issues, confidentiality of information, and functions of the Department of Parole and Probation.

Course Objectives:
1. identify information that is considered confidential,
2. identify liability issues when handling a case,
3. discuss the responsibilities of Parole and Probation and how it relates to the criminal justice system,
4. identify information that should be included in a client¿s records,
5. discuss the statutory responsibilities of the Department of Parole and Probation,
6. demonstrate the methods of testing for illegal drugs,
7. explain the sexual harassment policies,
8. explain conditions of supervision,
9. explain the workplace violence policies,
10. explain the practices of dealing with clients with HIV/AIDS, and
11. identify the characteristics and resources for EEO/Fair Employment Practices.

SAS 605 – CSAFE-Violence Prevention

This course is designed to enable the new Parole and Probation Agents, Law Enforcement, and Juvenile Services Caseworkers and their supervisors learn insights on how to prevent and deal with the violent offenders. Topics to be covered include philosophy, interagency collaboration, violence reduction, warrant service, team safety, and related public safety topics.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss how to recognize a violent offender,
2. describe how to deal with a violent offender,
3. discuss caseloads of offenders and how they were handled,
4. demonstrate how warrant service is successful tool,
5. discuss how to form a neighborhood safety team,
6. identify characteristics which will predict and influence criminal behavior, and
7. identify safety tips that can be taken while out in the community

SAS 606 – CSAFE: On the Job Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is with the corrections department learn the importance and Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement (CSAFE) and how it plays a significant factor in his training. Topics to be covered include what is CSAFE, violence prevention initiatives, partnerships, safety tips, and Advanced and Specialized Training (AST).

Course Objectives:
1. identify CSAFE goals and what CSAFE stands for,
2. discuss violence prevention initiatives and its importance,
3. demonstrate how partnerships play a significant role,
4. review safety tips for joint home contacts, and
5. identify the composition and role of AST and staff.

SAS 608 – Domestic Violence

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer and/or corrections officer in a comprehensive program learn about domestic violence issues. Topics to be covered include updated laws, investigation, interviewing techniques, evidence collection, victim services, and protective orders.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the updated Maryland criminal laws related to domestic violence,
2. conduct an investigation with the victim,
3. demonstrate an understanding of how to collect evidence from the scene,
4. explain an order of protection and how the victims may obtain one, and
5. explain the services available for the victim.

SAS 609 – Entry Level Training II (Parole and Probation)

This course is designed to enable the student who is a parole and/or probation agent to learn pertinent information about various situations and how they should be handled, the correct protocol for each situation, and the importance of written reports in every situation. Topics to be covered include protocol for sex offenders, recognizing gang affiliation, how to use OC spray, conducting meetings, CJIS/JIS and other computer notification systems, and evidence based practices

Course Objectives:
1. identify key elements in evidence based practices/scenarios,
2. demonstrate how to conduct interviews of clients,
3. demonstrate how to conduct a debriefing and unit meetings,
4. demonstrate how to use the computer to gain access to CJIS/JIS to get rap sheets and electronic notification of arrests,
5. complete the written and practical task on the use of OC spray,
6. discuss the policy for handling sexual offenders,
7. demonstrate how gang member threats and security threats should be handled,
8. identify resources for victims of domestic violence, and
9. identify what paperwork needs to be processed to get additional assistance for various types of victims.

SAS 610 – Natural Resources Laws and Regulations I

This course is designed to enable the student who is a Natural Resources Police officer to learn about the history of the department, defining the area of patrol, and identifying the resources that he/she will be responsible for safeguarding. Topics to be covered include the history of the department, areas of patrol, the importance of safeguarding our resources, and identifying some of the resources and laws that are in place to protect them.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the history of the Maryland Natural Resources Police,
2. identify resources that the police are responsible for safeguarding,
3. demonstrate the ability to conduct a boating accident investigation,
4. discuss some of the boating laws and regulations,
5. conduct a hunting accident investigation,
6. discuss hunter safety,
7. discuss clam and crab laws and regulations,
8. discuss forest and park laws and regulations,
9. demonstrate how to conduct an investigation of crimes in parks, and
10. identify the state parks in Maryland.

SAS 612 – Natural Resources Laws and Regulations II

This course is designed to enable the student who is a Natural Resources Police officer to learn about the laws and regulations that are enforced by the Natural Resources Police (NRP). In addition to protecting citizens, the NRP are responsible for Maryland's resources by enforcing the laws and regulations set by the state of Maryland. Topics to be covered include fish laws and identification, kayak and canoeing, vehicle/vessel theft, police records and public information, patrolling boating and traffic directions, and court preparation.

Course Objectives:
1. identify key elements required when preparing for a court case;
2. describe how fish laws are enforced;
3. demonstrate how to access police records and public information for investigative purposes;
4. identify the paperwork that is required to process warrants and affidavits;
5. identify the regulations in place to protect the citizen who canoe and kayak;
6. demonstrate using scenarios how to conduct a criminal investigation;
7. identify information that should be captured in police notes;
8. demonstrate an understanding of how to do interviews and interrogations with victims, witnesses, and suspects;
9. demonstrate an understanding of how officers should conduct themselves in court; and
10. describe the importance of interviewing the medical examiner for certain cases.

SAS 615 – Law Enforcement Policies and Procedures I

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer to learn the information required to fulfill his/her role as a law enforcement officer. Topics to be covered include code of ethics, booking procedures, emergency petitions, dealing with the elderly, deployment of K-9, various citations, domestic violence, crime scene investigation search, community oriented policing, child abuse investigations, arson investigation, crime prevention, courtroom security, and cultural diversity.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the Law Enforcement Officer's Bill of Rights (LEOBOR),
2. identify violations and the citations/penalties associated with the violation,
3. identify all of the steps in the arrest procedure,
4. discuss the process used when dealing with the elderly,
5. discuss the process used when dealing with a person who is known to have a mental illness,
6. explain how diplomacy is useful in community policing,
7. discuss the precautions used when responding to a domestic violence call,
8. explain when and why K-9 should be called,
9. identify key elements to a child abuse investigation,
10. explain the tactics used in investigating an arson investigation, and
11. discuss the similarities/differences in a multicultural society.

SAS 616 – Law Enforcement Policies and Procedures II

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer learn how to use verbal and physical tactics, de-escalation tactics, discipline, and the importance of ethics as a means of officer safety. The student will also learn insights for dealing with juveniles, hate crimes, and gangs. Topics to be covered include verbal defenses, physical defense, how to de-escalate an intense situation, exercising discipline, identifying gangs and gang activities, and hate crimes.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the characteristics of a hate crime,
2. demonstrate how to physically defend oneself in various scenarios,
3. demonstrate how to verbally de-escalate intense situations,
4. identify gangs and gang signs,
5. identify gang related crimes,
6. discuss how juveniles are handled differently from the rest of the population,
7. identify other resources used in dealing with juveniles,
8. identify violations committed by juveniles and the citations/penalties associated with the violation, and
9. identify all of the steps involved in an arrest of a juvenile.

SAS 617 – Natural Resources Laws and Regulations III

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer learn their role as a first responder and how they fit into the homeland security planning for Maryland. Topics to be covered include first responder training, incident command stations, national incident management, hazardous material incidents, high risk incidents, safety equipment repair orders, and weapons of mass destruction.

Course Objectives:
1. identify vulnerabilities of the natural resources in incidents of mass destruction, hazardous materials incident;
2. demonstrate how to safeguard yourself and others in case of a hazardous material incident;
3. demonstrate the ability to take charge of a situation when first on the scene;
4. demonstrate the ability to administer first aid in emergency situations;
5. identify incident command stations on various posts;
6. describe how an officer would first safeguard his/herself and then assist others in a high risk incident;
7. explain the various levels of security that are broadcast from National NIMS; and
8. demonstrate how to fill out a repair order for equipment.

SAS 618 – Laws and Regulations of Navigation Seamanship I

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer to learn the basic rules of navigation and the traffic laws on the waterways in Maryland. Topics to be covered include identifying various types of vessels, understanding how vessels are propelled, trafficking violations, consequences of violations, awareness of water activities, navigational hazards, federal and state rules, and safety violations.

Course Objectives:
1. identify various types of vessels used for transportation on the water,
2. identify equipment that would restrict a vessel¿s maneuverability,
3. demonstrate an understanding of the water traffic laws,
4. identify water traffic violations and the penalty that accompanies those violations,
5. identify various types of propelled vessels,
6. discuss the rules of navigation,
7. determine if a boat is properly registered,
8. determine if a boat is over its weight limitation,
9. demonstrate how to inspect a boat for the proper safety equipment, and
10. discuss the federal and state rules for water markers.

SAS 619 – Laws and Regulations of Navigation Seamanship II

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer to learn the more in-depth navigations rules and traffic laws of the waterways in Maryland. Topics to be covered include accident reconstruction, speeding violations, how the weather can impact certain vessels, how navigation has to be adjusted based on environmental factors, radio communications, 10 codes, and violations/penalties.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of boating accident reconstruction,
2. identify the boating precautions that should take place during a threat of a weather event,
3. demonstrate an understanding of how an accident report should be written,
4. identify how a violation and accident report should be distributed,
5. demonstrate how a speeding violation is handled and what additional resources may be used,
6. discuss how a distress call should be addressed,
7. demonstrate an understanding of violations and penalties, and
8. demonstrate an understanding of the 10-codes relative to navigational law violations.

SAS 620 – Introduction to Criminal Justice

Learn the history, philosophy and social development of police, courts, and corrections in a democratic society, including identification and operations of local, state and federal agencies, while emphasizing criminal justice career orientation.

Course Objectives:
1. evaluate the future of the criminal justice system under the crime control/due process;
2. define the goals and responsibilities of community corrections;
3. analyze the unique characteristics of juvenile justice;
4. examine the role of crime victims in the criminal justice system, including his/her legal rights;
5. analyze the structure and the role of law enforcement in America;
6. compare three major methods of crime measurement;
7. describe how criminal statistics are used in the criminal justice system;
8. describe the factors that influence sentencing options available to the courts;
9. describe the historical development of Anglo-American law and its impact on contemporary substantive and procedural law; and
10. describe the components of the criminal justice system.

SAS 621 – Private Investigation

Gain an introduction to the field of private sector investigation and its relationship to the criminal justice system. View the scope of operations, legal considerations, civil law, and professional ethics including public record access, interview techniques, eavesdropping countermeasures, surveillance techniques, video applications, still photography, report writing, and court appearances.

Course Objectives:
1. differentiate between investigations performed in the private sector and the public sector,
2. identify various methods of surveillance techniques,
3. explain how to conduct a proper interview and interrogation,
4. identify appropriate standards of behavior in performing undercover investigations,
5. distinguish the different levels of courts in the Maryland and Federal Judiciary,
6. demonstrate the use of public records as an investigative tool, and
7. recognize ethical and legal boundaries that a private investigator has in performing investigations

SAS 623 – Threat and Risk Assessment

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer to learn the required skills necessary to prevent, mitigate, manage and/or respond to all hazards, mass casualty events (with special attention on terrorists incidents). Topics to be covered include various ways to mitigate and prevent chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats and vulnerabilities.

Course Objectives:
1. conduct a capabilities based comprehensive CBRNE terrorist risk assessment for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive risks;
2. identify vulnerabilities of units/buildings;
3. identify threats that can hinder the workforces capabilities to successfully complete tasks;
4. discuss what exercises should be implemented to mitigate/lessen the impact of terrorist acts; and
5. identify what equipment should be in place to mitigate/lessen the threat of terrorists acts.

SAS 624 – Supervisory Academy

This course is designed to enable the student who is a parole and probation agent to learn skills and knowledge required to successfully manage the department and delegate tasks to others. Topics to be covered include characteristics of an effective supervisor, team building, coaching and counseling, identifying management styles, enforcing standard of conduct, problem solving, and prioritizing and delegating tasks.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the characteristics of an effective supervisor,
2. identify how a company benefits more from good leadership versus good management,
3. demonstrate strategically how problems are solved using the problem solving method,
4. identify standards of conduct that must be enforced by supervisors,
5. discuss how the delegation of duties should culminate into building a team, and
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SAS 625 – THE LEADER ROLE IN COMMUNITIES

Obtain knowledge regarding preparation skills to engage the community in all-hazards and anti-terrorism strategies through partnering with federal, state, and local agencies and increase your level of terrorism awareness. Learn interactive training and design, identifying deployable resource, terrorist acts, natural disasters, and other events of national significance.

Course objectives:
1. identify various types of terrorists acts,
2. identify the actions required at various threat levels,
3. identify the resources that may be available before and after an incident,
4. discuss the responsibilities of managers/supervisors in incidents of national significance,
5. identify deployable resources, and
6. discuss inter-agency resources and how and when to utilize them

SAS 626 – Drug Recognition

This course is designed to provide the student who is a law enforcement officer to learn an overview of the illegal drugs that are commonly found in Maryland. Topics to be covered include signs and symptoms of drug usage, behaviors associated with drug usage, identify drug paraphernalia, and available treatment for drug abusers.

Course Objective:
1. identify drugs that are commonly found in Maryland.
2. identify characteristics and behaviors of a drug user,
3. identify various items used as drug paraphernalia, and
4. identify the types of treatment and the treatment facilities for drug us

SAS 627 – Racial Profiling

Learn to identify how racial profiling allegations are developed and are proliferating. Designed for the correctional officer, topics include probable cause, fact finding, legal ramifications of racial profiling, consequences to businesses and agencies.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss court cases that involved racial profiling,
2. identify the difference between racial profiling and reasonable suspicion,
3. develop an understanding of the importance of reporting facts to support probable cause,
4. identify the legal aspect of racial profiling, and
5. discuss how racial profiling allegations are developed.

SAS 628 – Victim Notification

Examine the process of victimization, the impact of specific types of crime, and the victim's role. Designed for the student who is a law enforcement officer, topics include focus on victim-centered approaches in law enforcement and emerging emphasis on restorative justice to better integrate the needs of the crime victim into the system.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the primary and secondary injuries suffered by the crime victims,
2. define the concept of crime reaction and post traumatic stress disorder,
3. identify the impact of specific types of crime on the victim,
4. discuss the agencies that are available to the victim,
5. discuss what actions were taken and updates as to the perpetrator, and
6. analyze the rights that victims are entitle to through the criminal justice process

SAS 629 – Identifying Terrorist Groups

Learn the fundamentals and best practices used to identify various terrorist groups and terrorists actions. Designed for the police officer, topics include American police training deficiencies, lessons learned from terrorist attacks, characteristics of various terrorists groups, how police are trained to respond to complex attacks, and how to change their training to become more effective.

Course Objectives:
1. identify terrorist groups by the terrorist acts they commit,
2. explain how the current training received by American police is not sufficient,
3. identify key factors that characterize terrorist groups, and
4. discuss new training options for American police.

SAS 630 – Airport Law Enforcement Operations

This course is designed to assist law enforcement personnel in developing the knowledge and skills needed to help ensure the security of BWI airport. Topics to be covered include airport security, airport regulations, state airport security operations, airport police operations, screening operations and response.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the layout of BWI airport including the terminal, airfield, parking lots, cargo areas, and other airport services;
2. identify the federal airport security regulations;
3. identify state airport security and operations regulations;
4. describe screening operations and screener roles;
5. describe airport police post assignments;
6. state unattended baggage and unattended vehicle procedures; and
7. describe procedures for response to a possible explosive device.

SAS 631 – Communication Skills

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer learn to develop the knowledge and skills needed to improve effective verbal communications. Topics to be covered include elements of effective public speaking; voice/body language, effective communication skills, use of visual aids, and making presentations.

Course Objectives:
1. state the elements of effective public speaking,
2. describe a model of communications theory,
3. explain the importance of voice and body language in verbal communications,
4. demonstrate active listening skills,
5. demonstrate the use of questioning to clarify understanding,
6. state the elements of effective presentations,
7. explain the appropriate use of visual aids in presentations, and
8. demonstrate an effective presentation.

SAS 632 – Defensive Driving

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer learn how to enhance his/her driving ability in a variety of situations. Topics to be covered include practical-based instruction designed to give the incumbent police officer the opportunity to utilize the latest advancements in driver improvement and motor vehicle law.

Course objectives:
1. demonstrate improvement on the skid pan course,
2. demonstrate improvement on the skills course,
3. demonstrate improvement on the highway response course,
4. demonstrate improvement on the urban grid course,
5. demonstrate enhanced driving ability using a state-of-the-art training facility, and
6. demonstrate proper driving response techniques.

SAS 633 – DWI Detections Standardized Sobriety Testing

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer to learn to develop the knowledge and skills needed to detect drivers operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs and administer the Standardized Field Sobriety Test. Topics to be covered include drugs that impair driving, signs of intoxications, understanding the legal environment, detection, note taking, testimony, concepts and principles of the Standard Field Sobriety Testing, and conducting the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the importance of DWI detection and enforcement;
2. identify drugs that impair driving performance;
3. describe signs of drug and alcohol intoxication;
4. explain the legislation that defines impaired driving offenses and regulate the enforcement and prosecution of these offenses;
5. describe the processes of gathering evidence, preparing testimony, and documenting DWI arrests;
6. describe the concepts and principles of standardized field sobriety testing;
7. demonstrate the administration of standardized field sobriety tests; and
8. utilize field notes and arrest report forms to record observations and write a report.

SAS 634 – Emergency Vehicle Operations Control

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer to learn how to improve on the knowledge and skills needed to operate emergency vehicles (including police cruisers) properly and safely in a variety of situations they may encounter in the course of their duties. Topics to be covered include braking, steering throttle control, turning, accelerating and decelerating, stopping, accident avoidance, low and high speed pursuits,oversteer, and skids.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of proper road position, weight transfer, throttle control, braking and steering in various maneuvers;
2. demonstrate an understanding of techniques for accident avoidance;
3. demonstrate proper procedure for regaining control of a vehicle experiencing an oversteer; and
4. describe the technique for regaining control of a vehicle experiencing an all-wheel skid.

SAS 635 – MILITARY DRILL

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer to learn how to develop the knowledge and skills needed to properly use military tactics and deploy specialized weapons in the course of their duties. Topics to be covered include military drill, ASP Baton, pepper spray, riot and crowd control, and civil disturbance.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of individual, squad, platoon and larger formations;
2. develop the ability to follow commands to move short or long distances in an orderly and rational manner;
3. explain the legal liabilities of the use of force;
4. describe the force continuum;
5. identify the placement of the ASP baton in the force continuum;
6. demonstrate the proper use of the ASP baton;
7. identify the placement of OC (Pepper) spray in the force continuum;
8. demonstrate the use of OC (Pepper) spray;
9. identify proper first aid treatment for exposure to OC spray;
10. identify the role of a police officer in handling civil disturbances; and
11. explain the tactical principles of crowd and riot control.

SAS 636 – Radar Operator Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer to develop the knowledge and skills needed to properly set up, calibrate and operate radar speed detection equipment to enforcement speed laws and promote public safety. Topics to be covered include benefits of speed enforcement, speed laws, radar principles, types of radar, radar set-up and calibration, radar operations, documentation, and court testimony.

Course Objectives:
explain the benefits of speed enforcement;
2. define fundamental radar terminology including frequency and wavelength;
3. explain Doppler principle theory as it applies to radar;
4. describe different types of radar;
5. describe the three fundamental modes of radar operations;
6. demonstrate the proper set-up, calibration, and operation of radar equipment;
7. describe the documentation used to support radar-based speed enforcement in court;
8. demonstrate the proper use of forms used to document radar-based speed enforcement; and
9. describe effective radar-based speed enforcement in a courtroom case p

SAS 637 – Generations as Learners and Staff

This course is designed to enable the student who is part of the corrections department to learn how to explore the challenges presented in the workplace as a result of having employees who represent all four generations. Topics to be covered include generations and the work environment, personal perspectives about generations, and observations regarding each generation.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the four generations who have contributed to the current work environment,
2. describe the personal perspectives that each generation will contribute,
3. describe his/her observation regarding each generation,
4. define the characteristics of each generation, and
5. define the contributions of each generation to the workplace.

SAS 638 – Offsite Supervision

This course is designed to enable the student who is a supervisor and/or manager of the corrections department to focus on challenges faced by supervisors with their personnel. Topics to be covered include new supervisors and their challenges with their employees, job descriptions, and cross-generational workforce.

Course Objectives:
1. describe how to manage staff who have not been closely supervised in the past,
2. describe the importance of job descriptions,
3. describe the concepts of micromanagement vs. effective supervision,
4. describe the use of standard supervisory practices, and
5. describe current technology and the challenges of supervising across generations.

SAS 639 – Drug Identification and Treatment

This course is designed to enable the student who is an officer in the corrections department to identify drugs which are commonly found in Maryland and their treatment. Topics to be covered include signs and symptoms of drug usage, behaviors associated with drug usage, identify drug paraphernalia, and available treatment for drug abusers.

Course Objectives:
1. identify drugs commonly found in Maryland,
2. identify characteristics and behavior of a drug user,
3. identify various items used as drug paraphernalia,
4. identify types of treatment and treatment facilities for drug users, and
5. identify programs available for treatment.

SAS 640 – Criminal Investigations and Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer to learn how to develop stronger investigative skills and also for those officers newly assigned to an investigative unit. Topics to be covered include address numerous aspects of investigative techniques, search warrant affidavits, proper use of informants, investigative resources and various related investigative topics.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate techniques used in interviews and interrogations,
2. explain concepts and techniques involved with surveillance,
3. explain how surveillance coordinates with raid planning,
4. demonstrate with a team the investigation of a real investigative scenario,
5. demonstrate a live surveillance with team members,
6. demonstrate how to write a search and seizure warrant , and
7. demonstrate how to place criminal charges based on results of an investigation

SAS 641 – Search and Seizure Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer learn about Fourth Amendment principles related to search and seizure. This course will prepare resource people who can handle difficult search and seizure questions when State's Attorney's are unavailable. Topics to be covered include current topics in 4th Amendment issues, electronic surveillance, automobile search, the warrant process, plain view search, no-knock warrants, stop and frisk, exigent circumstances, and consent search.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the Fourth Amendment applications,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the Fourth Amendment exceptions,
3. demonstrate an understanding of an application for a search and seizure warrant, and
4. discuss the current Fourth Amendment issues relating to electronic surveillance.

SAS 642 – Police Defensive Tactics Instructor Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer in the corrections department to effectively teach defensive tactics. Topics to be covered include adult learning styles, instructional methods, audio-visual technology, and a review of self-protection-defense tactics instruction.

Course objectives:
1. identify the latest learning styles;
2. utilize strategies and skills to infuse instruction theory into defensive tactics training;
3. describe skills including combative, self defense, ground fighting, weapon defenses and handguns;
4. provide a thorough explanation and knowledge of the principles upon which defensive tactics are based;
5. demonstrate how to control a person without using excessive force; and
6. demonstrate skill in personal weapons including head, hand, elbow, knee and feet for self-defense when attacked.

SAS 643 – Hidden Compartment Searches

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer to identify hidden compartments used for transportation of drugs, weapons, or other contraband in vehicle stops. Topics to be covered include courts decisions regarding search, places to look, vehicle stops and probable cause for a stop.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the court decision regarding search and seizure,
2. identify what to look for when making a stop,
3. discuss how to simulate a search to look for hidden compartments,
4. define probable cause, and
5. explain when probable cause for vehicle stops exists.

SAS 644 – TB and Hepatitis

This course is designed to enable the student who is in the health care professions to identify symptoms and treatment for these two diseases. Topics to be covered include introduction, transmission, symptoms, testing, treatment, and recommendation.

Course Objectives:
1. determine the needs assessment,
2. locate national and local statistics,
3. determine how these diseases are transmitted,
4. identify the symptoms of tuberculosis and hepatitis,
5. identify recommended testing, and
6. determine the treatment best for the patient.

SAS 645 – Military Drill

This course is designed to enable police recruits to learn the art and science of command tactics while maneuvering police in a fluid formation. Topics to be covered include types of formations, movement and commands, moving in an organized fashion.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of individual, squad, platoon, and larger formations in relationship to movements;
2. distinguish between control and command echelons;
3. demonstrate armed and un-armed crowd control formation; and
4. demonstrate how to maneuver over long and short distances in an orderly and rational manner

SAS 647 – Patrol Tactics

This course is designed to enable the Transportation Authority Police to receive instruction in proper patrol procedures. Topics to be covered include arrest, search, seizure, evidence, criminal law, and behavioral analysis.

Course Objectives:
1. utilize investigative techniques and skills,
2. discuss the use of search warrants and their effectiveness,
3. review evidence collection techniques,
4. discuss fourth amendment principles related to search and seizure, and
5. list the exceptions to search warrant requirements.

SAS 648 – National Crime Information Center Re-Certification Training

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) system and review operations for all NCIC users. This hands-on class reviews basic NCIC functions, codes, and changes in NCIC policy while students perform wanted/stolen checks at the computer/terminal. The course is mandated by the FBI and Maryland State Police. Topics to be covered include: system security, Baltimore County Police NCIC police, HIT confirmation procedures, the M.I.L.E.S. system, use of NCIC manuals, the GANG file, the unidentified person file, and record/background checks.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to inquire into the seventeen (17) NCIC data bases,
2. demonstrate an understanding of a defined security system,
3. interpret NCIC codes,
4. demonstrate an understanding of and define record/background procedures, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of how to properly inquire into three (3) M.I.L.E.S. files

SAS 649 – Interview and Interrogation

This course is designed to enhance law enforcement investigators? skills in indentifying incriminating kinesics and verbal cues from interviewees. Using the skills acquired in this course, investigators will analyze body language, written statements, and verbal communication of past suspects from well known cases to detect deceptions in their initial interviews.

1. discuss the difference between an interview and interrogation,
2. identify pertinent elements of oral and written statements,
3. demonstrate how to overcome objections,
4. identify elements of a positive confrontation,
5. identify behavior provoking questions,
6. identify written and non-verbal behavior cues that indicate that the subject may be deceptive,
7. identify factors that affect a subject¿s behavior, and
8. demonstrate interviewing and interrogation techniques that prepare a subject to give an admission of confession.

SAS 650 – Professional Staff In-Service Training

This course is designed to instruct police officers who are part of the Baltimore County Police Department professional staff new policies, procedures, regulations and other issues that may present themselves. Topics to be covered include CPR/AED Training; Sexual Harassment; gang awareness, and union representation.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate basic CPR/AED,
2. discuss what sexual harassment implies,
3. discuss consequences of sexual harassment,
4. list the various types of gangs,
5. discuss law enforcement issues concerning gang activity,
6. discuss union representation, and
7. discuss other issues that are relevant to the normal everyday work environment.

SAS 651 – FBI DEFENSIVE TACTICS TRAINING

This course is designed to enable the police officers and correctional officers skills needed to teach defensive tactics at the academy. Topics to be covered include lectures, combative skills, self-defense techniques, ground fighting, and weapon defenses.

Course Objectives:
describe how unified command functions on a multi-jurisdiction multi-agency incident,
2. define the advantages of the unified command,
3. describe the kinds of situations which may call for unified command,
4. list the major steps involved in the planning process, and
5. describe the primary guidelines and responsibilities of the command and general staff positions.

SAS 652 – ICS 400 ADVANCED COMMAND

Course Objectives:
1. describe how unified command functions on a multi-jurisdiction multi-agency incident,
2. define the advantages of the unified command,
3. describe the kinds of situations which may call for unified command,
4. list the major steps involved in the planning process, and
5. describe the primary guidelines and responsibilities of the command and general staff positions.

SAS 653 – Arrest, Search, and Seizure, and Evidence Law Procedure

This course is designed to offer Enoch Pratt Free Library, Public Safety Officers an overview of the principles and techniques used to determine whether or not physical and testimonial evidence is admissible in court, what actions constitutes lawful searches and seizures, what is evidence, and how it should be saved. Topics to be covered include when to arrest, ways to preserve evidence, when searches are lawful and unlawful, and what can be used as evidence.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of when a person should be arrested,
2. distinguish among the various ways of preserving evidence,
3. identify information that will be considered evidence,
4. distinguish between a lawful and an unlawful search, and
5. distinguish between evidence that can be used in court and evidence not admissible in a lawful court.

SAS 654 – ASP Baton and Use of Force

This course is designed to offer the student, who is an Enoch Pratt Free Library public safety officer, working toward a certification in security/public safety to properly carry, use, and deploy the ASP (Armament system and Procedures) baton in the course of his/her duties. Topics to be covered includ legal liabilities of the use of impact force, the force continuum, the placement of the ASP Baton on the force continuum, and various techniques in the use of the ASP Baton.

Course Objectives:
explain the legal liabilities of the use of force,
2. demonstrate proper placement of the ASP Baton on the force continuum,
3. demonstrate an effect use of the ASP Baton, and
4. demonstrate various techniques of using the ASP Baton.

SAS 655 – CUSTOMER/SERV/OFFICIAL/CONDUCT

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an Enoch Pratt Free Library Public Safety Officer to analyze customer needs, and create an awareness of effective communication with customers. Topics to be covered include dealing with difficult customers, responding to customers with special needs, promoting exceptional customer service, and professional telephone etiquette.

demonstrate an understanding of customer expectations,
2. identify internal and external customers,
3. identify questions that reveals customer¿s needs,
4. demonstrate an awareness of how to provide exceptional customer service, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of the needs of customers with disabilities.

SAS 656 – MOTORCYCLE/ENFORCEMENT/LAW/ENF

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer or correctional officer learn how to enforce Maryland's motorcycle laws. Topics to be covered include Maryland's motorcycle laws, fatalities, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA).

Course Objectives:
describe Maryland¿s motorcycle laws,
2. discuss preventive motorcycle safety,
3. discuss statistics on motorcycle fatalities,
4. discuss NHTSA and its goals, and
5. discuss possible enforcement measures.

SAS 657 – TRAIN/TRAINER/MOTORCYCLE/LEO

This course is designed to enable the police officer or correctional offer to teach, when necessary, the laws and regulations of Maryland for motorcycle enforcement. Topics to be covered include Maryland Laws regarding motorcycles, fatalities and injuries, enforcement practices, and the NHSTA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

Course Objectives:
describe Maryland¿s motorcycle laws,
2. discuss steps to enforce these laws,
3. use statistics to discuss number of fatalities and injuries,
4. describe the best practices for enforcement,
5. discuss NHSTA and its policies, and
6. discuss the programs that are available for safety.

SAS 658 – PLANNING/PREPARING/FIELD/WORK

This course is designed to provide Parole and Probation case workers with tools to accurately assess offenders and to place them with staff members with the skill sets to provide the needed services to ensure successful offend outcomes. Topics to be covered include high risk assessments, application of Risk-Need Principles, intervention, documentation, and case staffing .

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the paperwork that should be filed prior to going out into the community,
2. describe measures that are used to identify an offender,
3. analyze the proper communication that should take place prior to case workers entering the community,
4. determine the proper filing of documents prior to going out into the community,
5. identify resources that provide insight about the offender to assist the case worker to prepare for meeting with the offender,
6. cite various resources available to offenders through proper assessment, and
7. identify various intervention techniques to manipulate the offender¿s behavior.

SAS 659 – Strategic Planning and Case Staffing

This course is designed to provide Parole and Probation case workers with tools to accurately assess offenders and to place them with staff members with the skill sets to provide the needed services to ensure successful offend outcomes. Topics to be covered include high risk assessments, application of Risk-Need Principles, intervention, documentation, and case staffing.

Course Objectives:
1. identify Risk-Need-principles,
2. demonstrate how to apply the Risk-Need-Principles to an offender assessment,
3. identify characteristics of high risk offenders,
4. discuss the paperwork that should be entered in the file of a high risk offender,
5. demonstrate through case studies and scenarios proper and improper assessment of offenders,
6. identify various resources available to offenders through proper assessment, and
7. identify various intervention techniques to manipulate an offender's behavior.

SAS 660 – Self Defense and Handcuffing

Gain a practical application of self-defense and handcuffing techniques. Designed for security and public safety officers.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate the proper use and positioning of handcuffs,
2. demonstrate how to handcuff resistive subjects,
3. demonstrate the proper removal of handcuffs,
4. identify the stages of conflict,
5. identify pressure points and joints,
6. demonstrate pressure point manipulation techniques,
7. demonstrate concepts of tactical positioning,
8. demonstrate how to physically defend oneself in various scenarios, and
9. demonstrate how to verbally de-escalate intense situations.

SAS 661 – CSAFE Violence Prevention Initiative

This course is designed to enable a new parole and probation officer, law enforcement and juvenile services casework and supervisors to learn how to prevent and deal with violent offenders and reduce crime. Topics to be covered include philosophy, interagency collaboration, violence reduction, warrant service, team safety, and related public safety topics.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss how to recognize a violent offender,
2. describe steps to be taken with a violent offender,
3. discuss caseloads of offenders and how to handle them,
4. demonstrate an understanding of how warrant service is a successful tool, and
5. demonstrate how the Heat Teams are a valuable service in the area.

SAS 662 – Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques

Learn how and what questions to ask when conducting an interview, how to define certain body language, and how to gather additional information that may be relevant to an incident. Designed for security and public safety officers.

Course Objectives:
1. identify body language and define what it relates to,
2. identify general probing questions,
3. explain how certain responses guide questioning, and
4. explain how body language guides questioning.

SAS 663 – Customer Service and Official Conduct

This course is designed to enable the student who is a Enoch Pratt Free Library public safety officer learn how to analyze customer needs, create and awareness of effective communication with customers, and identify ways to resolve customer problems. Topics to be covered include dealing with difficult customers, responding to customers with special needs, promoting exceptional customer service, and professional telephone etiquette.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate an understanding of customer expectations,
2. identify internal and external customers,
3. identify questions that reveal customer¿s needs,
4. demonstrate an awareness of how to provide exceptional customer service, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of the needs of customers with disabilities

SAS 664 – Juvenile Law and Procedures

This course is designed to enable the student who is an Enoch Pratt Free Library public safety officer to learn juvenile laws and social policies designed to prevent juvenile delinquency, and what measures can be legally exercised to safeguard against juvenile delinquency. Topics to be covered include laws that govern juvenile behavior, laws that can be enforced against juveniles, rights of juvenile, and rights of businesses.

Course Objectives:
discuss the rights of juveniles,
2. discuss the rights of businesses when safeguarding against juveniles,
3. define measures that can be taken to safeguard against juvenile delinquency, and
4. identify measures that can be exercised to enforce policies on juveniles.

SAS 665 – Citation and Report Writing

This course is designed to enable the Enoch Pratt Free Library Public Safety officer learn to identify pertinent information related to incidents, in a manner that accurately details a crime or a reportable incident.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the elements of a crime,
2. identify details that are required in a report or citation,
3. identify the citation code, and
4. discuss scenarios that would require a report or a citation to be written

SAS 666 – Strengthening Communication for Effective Leadership

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police and/or correctional officer learn how to build on their interpersonal communication skills that will enable them to effectively build future leaders and have their ideas recognized, accepted and implemented. Learn leadership techniques that will make people want to follow your lead.

Course Objectives:
use verbal and written language skills to communicate concisely,
2. define various communication styles,
3. identify words that more clearly convey a message,
4. identify ways in which leaders communicate to motivate their staff,
5. discuss the importance of positive verbal and written re-enforcement of good performance, and
6. discuss how to reward your staff verbally.

SAS 667 – Pepper Spray and Use of Force

This course is designed to ensure that security/public safety personnel who carry and deploy pepper spray in the course of their duties are aware of laws and safeguards related to the use of peper spray.

Course Objectives:
define the laws of use of force,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the proper deployment of pepper spray,
2. identify threatening behavior and situations that may require the deployment of pepper spray,
3. discuss how to safeguard others from the deployment of pepper spray,
4. discuss how reports should be written to note use of pepper spray, and
5. explain how to assist the person who was sprayed ,after the situation has settled.

SAS 668 – Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response System:Close Quarters Combat

This course is designed to make law enforcement officers more intuitive to their natural physical reactions and convert those reactions into effective and protective movements.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate instinctive movement in stagged scenarios,
2. demonstrate combat drills,
3. identify pressure points on the human body,
4. demonstrate tactical combat using pressure points of the opponent,
5. demonstrate instinctive movement in combination with defensive tactical movements, and
6. demonstrate movement that could prevent movement of the opponent in close quarters.

SAS 669 – Communicating with the Hearing Impaired

This course is designed to provide a better understanding and more effective ways to communicate with people who are hearing impaired.

Course objectives:
1. demonstrate the alphabet using American Sign Language,
2 demonstrate how to communicate demands to ensure safety of the officer and the hearing impaired person,
3. demonstrate an understanding of written language from hearing impaired persons, and
4. identify resources that can be used to help hearing impaired persons.

SAS 670 – Human Trafficking - Modern Day Slavery

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer to learn of new trends that include human trafficking, how they relate to street gangs, and how these trends can impact an officer's personal safety. The student should expect to learn new definitions and laws, recognize indicators of such crimes, the importance of gathering specific evidence for court, resources available for victims, and personal protection techniques.

Course Objectives:
1. identify laws that prohibit human trafficking,
2. identify terms and definitions of words associated with human trafficking and street gangs,
3. discuss information that should be included in police reports that would be useful to prosecutors,
4. identify investigative techniques that could reveal useful evidence for prosecution,
5. identify resources available for victims of human trafficking,
6. demonstrate self-defense techniques used to ensure personal safety.

SAS 671 – TACTICAL COMMUNICATION

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement/correctional officer who has the responsibility for resolving conflict learn how to de-escalate intense situations and maintain order through the use of verbal communication.

Course Objectives:
1. describe non-verbal cues used in tactical communication,
2. explain the tactical commumnication model,
3. identify techniques used in tactical communication,
4. demonstrate how to verbally take control and gain compliance through tactfully communicating,
5. describe how officers can effectively communicate without using physical force,
6. identify opportunities for using tactical commumnication, and
7. describe how difficult people can be managed with the use of tactical communication.

SAS 672 – Sexually Transmitted Diseases

This course is designed to enable the student who is a correctional officer to learn of the sexually transmitted diseases that are among the population they oversee and how to assist with treatment, and safeguarding the population. Topics to be covered include STDs, symptom, prevention, treatment, and controlling in the population.

Course Objectives:
identify various sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the population,
2. identify common symptoms of STDs,
3. explain the principles and special requirements for prevention of STD's,
4. identify treatment that is available inside and outside of the facility, and
5. explain the most reasonable means of preventing the spread of STD's in the facility.

SAS 673 – Basic Interview and Interrogation

This course is designed to enable the student who is a correctional officer with the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission, to strategically interview and interrogate suspects. Topics to be covered include properly interviewing witnesses, reading body language, and gathering information that may be relavent to the incident.

Course Objectives:
1. identify body language and define what it means,
2. demonstrate an understanding of all of the departmental forms and how they are used,
3. demonstrate how to take concise taped statements,
4. demonstrate good interview and interrogation skills,
5. explain how body language guides questions, and
6. explain how certain responses invite additional probing .

SAS 674 – Report Writing and Police Recruits

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police recruit to learn how to enhance report writing skills. This course will review punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, and how to capture details of a crime in a police report.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate how to use the correct punctuation,
2. recognize and correct errors in subject-verb agreement,
3. determine fact from fiction,
4. identify ambiguous language and change it to clear language,
5. identify details in a report that help define elements of crimes, and
6. demonstrate an understanding of terminology used by law enforcement personnel.

SAS 675 – Lieutenant's In-Service Training

This course is designed to present information about current policies and procedures within the police department.

develop the ability to achieve re-certification in the proper use of non-lethal weapons,
2. utilize newly revised promotional evaluation forms,
3. discuss victim awareness, and
4. identify ways to address driver training issues.

SAS 676 – In-Service Training for Supervisors

This course is designed to present information about current policies and procedures within the police department, with an emphasis on supervisor-based issues.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to achieve re-certification in the use of weapons,
2. demonstrate an understanding of changes in the law,
3. demonstrate an awareness of officer survival tactics,
4. discuss law enforcement issues concerning gang activity, and
5. demonstrate an awareness of policies and procedures for evidence packaging.

SAS 677 – Officer's In-Service Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer to learn about the current policies and procedures within the police department. Topics to be covered include non-lethal weapons re-certification, constitutional law update, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, mental status disorders, service to vulnerable adults, mobile field force concept, and overview of juvenile issues.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate readiness to achieve re-certification in the proper use of non-lethal weapons,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the needs of vulnerable adults,
3. discuss current trends related to terrorism,
4. explain the department's response to civil unrest, crowd control, and high profile rescues, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of current juvenile issues.

SAS 678 – Juvenile Delinquency and Intervention

This course is designed to educate police officers on the psychological, societal, technological, and emotional maze of the lives of juveniles, and their challenges of making good decisions.

Course Objectives:
1. identify threats and hazards in their organization,
2. identify vulnerabilities at the locations,
3. demonstrate how on-site inspections should be executed, and
4. distinguish between the various stages of the DHS and FEMA risk management processes.

SAS 679 – Enhanced Threat and Risk Assessment

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer learn how to review the standards set by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and how each uniquely apply to their agencies.

Course Objectives:
1. identify threats and hazards in their organization,
2. identify vulnerabilities at the locations,
3. demonstrate how on-site inspections should be executed, and
4. distinguish between the various stages of the DHS and FEMA risk management processes.

SAS 680 – Search and Seizure Application: Executive

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer to learn the legalities and process of Search and Seizure Applications and the execution of warrants. Topics to be covered include laws and policies governing search and seizure, how search and seizure warrants should be written, pertinent information that should be included in the requests, and how to plan a raid.

Course Objectives:
1. define search and seizure,
2. identify reasons search and seizures are executed,
3. demonstrate how to perform a search and seizure warrant,
4. identify the steps that should be considered when planning a raid,
5. discuss the proper procedure for capturing evidence, and
6. develop the ability to process the proper documentation for the evidence recovered.

SAS 681 – Short Term Drug Investigation

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer to learn about drug enforcement, how to begin an investigation, how to conduct vehicle pursuits, and how to conduct surveillance on foot. Topics to be covered include applying various methods of investigating different offenses, varying methods for conducting surveillances, preparing the proper paperwork to accompany search warrants, initiating a search warrant, and using photos in investigations.

Course Objectives:
define the "Trident" method of investigation,
2. define a "short- term" investigation,
3. discuss the steps in conducting a vehicle follow,
4. discuss how to conduct an on-foot surveillance, and
5. discuss how an investigation should be initiated.

SAS 682 – Gangs and Security Threat Groups

This course is designed to provide the police officer or corrections officer knowledge of gang problems and information regarding investigating gangs and security threat groups. Topics to be covered include major deviant groups, most prominent security threat groups, types of gangs, identfying the gangs, and recommendations.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the major deviant security threat groups,
2. identify the different gangs,
3. identify the difference between gangs and their members,
4. explain the statistics of gangs in Maryland, and
5. discuss gang activity and security threat groups in Maryland.

SAS 683 – Community Gang Awareness: Train the Trainer

This course is designed to enable the student who is a corrections officer to learn how to train others in the department, community, and/or place of employment regarding gangs in Maryland. Topics to be covered include youths and gangs, history of gangs, gang identification, gang culture, recruitment, and consequences of joining a gang.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss why youths join gangs,
2. identify the history of a gang,
3. discuss gang identification and gang culture,
4. discuss where gangs are most prevalent,
5. identify how to recognize and prevent youth gang involvement, and
6. discuss the consequences of joining a gang.

SAS 684 – CSAFE - VPI Orientation Training

This course is designed to enable the student who holds a position within the corrections department to introduce new memebers of the Heightened Enforcement Accountability and Treatment (HEAT) Team to Collaborative Enforcement and Focused Enforcement - Violence Prevention Initiative (CSAFE-VPI). Topics to be covered include the history of CSAFE-VPI, team roles, team meetings, formats, safety, and expectations.

Course Objectives:
1. idiscuss the history of CSAFE-VPI,
2. identify team roles,
3. discuss team meeting formats and who are included, and
4. demonstrate safety and what is expected of team members

SAS 685 – Self Defense for Police Recruits

This course is designed to offer the police recruit an application into self-defense measures by using Krav Maga.

Course Objectives:
1. explain Krav Maga,
2. demonstrate Krav Maga moves,
3. use hand to hand combat to defend oneself,
4. demonstrate how to extract a suspect from a vehicle, and
5. demonstrate defensive maneuvering

SAS 686 – LESSON/DESIGN/OBJ/ASSESSMENT

This course is designed to to prepare the student who is an instructor candidate or an instructor that has to revise or design lesson plans.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate the use of objectives,
2. prepare a lesson plan, and
3. design assessment tool that can measure learning

SAS 687 – SOCIAL/NETWORKING/DEPARTMENT

This course is designed for staff and supervisors at the Maryland Department of Corrections and Public Safety to understand the impact of social networking in the current work environment.

Course Objectives:
discuss the policies that are currently in place for policing social networks at work,
2. discuss concerns about employees using these sites on and off the job,
3. identify some of the popular social networking websites, and
4. discuss the negative and positive impact that these sites can have on the workplace.

SAS 688 – Cadet Training

This course is designed to expose Baltimore County Police cadets to values of the Department, as well as familiarize them with the agency's paramilitary culture.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate the correct use of the Maryland uniform citations and warnings;
2. demonstrate an understanding of radio procedures;
3. demonstrate proper drill and ceremony;
4. discuss the educational requirements needed to complete the Criminal Justice degree;
5. demonstrate an understanding of an acceptable level of physical agility, strength, speed and stamina;
6. demonstrate proficiency in driving, backing up, and pursuits; and
7. demonstrate how to administer first aid, including performing CPR and the use of an Automated External
Defibrillator, AED.

SAS 689 – HEAT Team Briefing: Maryland Collaboration

This course will bring HEAT Team members and new team members updates on what is going on with the team and new procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss how the office of Parole and Probation operates,
2. discuss the Department of Juvenile Services and how they deal with juveniles,
3. demonstrate how the different police agencies process information and solve crimes,
4. discuss the use of the Maryland community services location website and the information available,
5. review activities that should be taking place at a HEAT Team meeting,
6. identify safety steps that can be taken while out in the community, and
7. discuss ways to deal with stress when working with serious violent offenders.

SAS 690 – HEAT Team Briefing: Co-occurring Disorders

This course will bring HEAT Team members and their supervisors up to date by focusing on co-occurring disorders as it relates to offenders involved in the criminal justice system.

Course objectives:
1. define what co-occurring disorders are,
2. identify barriers to successful treatment,
3. discuss co-occurring disorders and how they relate to offenders, and
4. discuss the relationships between substance abuse and mental health illness.

SAS 691 – Weapons of Mass Destruction: Awareness Level Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is an emergency responder to recognize, avoid, isolate, and provide notification in a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) environment. Topics to be covered include prevetion, deterrence, and recognition of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive hazards.

Course Objectives:
. discuss precautionary measures that should be taken in various types of WMD attacks;
2. identify characteristics of chemical, biological, radiological,nuclear, and explosive hazards;
3. discuss how notification should be distributed; and
4. discuss the deterrence measures that can be administered to help mitigate WMD incidents.

SAS 692 – GENERATIONAL/DIFFERENCE/WORK

This course is designed to enable the student who is a staff supervisor to learn about the generational prejudices and stereotypes people have about each of the generations. Topics to be covered include stereotypes of generations, and supervisory related issues with staff of various generations.

Course Objectives:
define the various generations in the workforce,
2. define the diversity of learning styles,
3. define the stereotypes people have regarding each generation, and
4. define how relationships can be improved based on the characteristics of the different generations

SAS 693 – Domestic Violence Victim Services

This course is designed to enable the student who is part of the Department of Public Safety and/or a police officer to learn the skills and procedures required to assist victims of domestic violence. Topics to be covered include power and control, an assesment of the abuser, the victim's rights; safety precautions, and providing essential information to assist victim's through agencies and victim support groups.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate an understanding of the updated criminal laws related to domestic violence,
2. demonstate how to do an on scene investigation and establish probable cause,
3. demonstrate departmental procedures by collecting evidence for court, and
4. explain how victims may procure orders for protection.

SAS 694 – Initial Law Enforcement Response to Suicide Bombings

This course will help Law Enforcement officers who are confronted in the field on how to approach and respond to a person-borne or vechicle-borne suicide bombing.

Course Objectives:
discuss what decisions should be made first when faced with a potential suicide bombing;
2. discuss the legal and safety considerations involved;
3. discuss the assesssment that immediately takes place when faced with a person-borne or vehicle-borne attacker;
4. demonstrate through the use of different scenaries, the best cause of action to use; and
5. demonstrate knowledge of explosive materials.

SAS 695 – Oleoesin Capsicum Training

This course is designed to enforce the use of OC in all law enforcement agencies.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the history and origin of OC,
2. describe the different types of delivery systems used,
3. discuss when deployment is necessary,
4. describe what post-use treatments are readily available, and
5. discuss the Use of Force law.

SAS 696 – Verbal Judo

This course is designed to prepare police oficers, correctional officers, private security, and administrators how to use verbal professionalism mixed with verbal tactical theory to motivate and achieve positive results. Students will learn how to resolve verbal conflicts peacefully and safely.

Course Objectives:
describe the actions that require verbal judo,
2 identify various communication styles,
3. demonstrate an understanding of generating voluntary compliance from difficult people,
4. identify opportunities for using the skills,
5. discuss actions and words used to defuse emotional issues, and
6. explain the verbal judo model.

SAS 697 – Entry Level Training Module III

This course is designed to prepare new parole and probation officers to testify in trials, prepare proper paperwork needed for transferring an offender, navigating through the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Reporting System, and how to record and collect offender payments.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate techniques in testifying,
2. identify the paperwork that needs to be prepared when transferring an offender,
3. demonstrate proficiency in navigating through the DPSCS reporting system,
4. identify actions that constitute violations of probation,
5. discuss the actions that must be taken to report violations of probation,
6. identify the paperwork that should accompany an officer at a court trial,
7. identify the pertinent information that must be in a parole informative report, and
8. demonstrate how to write a request for a parole warrant.

SAS 698 – Entry Level Training Module IV

This course is designed to prepare new parole and probation officers to recognize offenders having drug habits, mental issues, and gender issues. The new officers will be able to use the information from this course to address the needs of the offenders, and to protect the offenders and themselves.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate techniques that can be used to identify offenders who may have mental issues,
2. identify resources that can be accessed for offenders with mental issues,
3. demonstrate defensive tactics that can be used in various situations,
4. identify characteristics of substance abusers,
5. identify characteristics that are symptomatic of certain drugs,
6. identify the actions that should be taken to protect gay and transgender offenders,
7. identify the resources that canbe accessed and how to access those resources for terminally ill offenders, and
8. explain how to address unique issues and identify the paperwork to be processed.

SAS 699 – Police Officer Suicide Prevention

This course will shed light on the concerns related to suicides among law enforcement personnel.

Course Objectives:
describe and identify the signs of depression,
2. describe factors that may lead to suicide,
3. describe the affects of suicide on families,
4. list the programs that are available to police officers and their families,
5. discuss recommendations from the department to assist the police officer in his/her time of need, and
6. discuss methods of stress reduction as well as the resources available.

SAS 700 – Substance Abuse

This course will enable law enforcement to recognize and treat substance abuse.

Cover Objectives:
define substance abuse and describe the different types,
2. discuss the differences between substance abuse and drug abuse,
3. describe what signs to look for in substance abuse, and
4. discuss which methods of treatment are necessary to handle the different types of substance abuse.

SAS 701 – FORENSIC DOCUMENT ANALYSIS

This course is designed to prepare police officers to learn to identify documents that may have been forged, and/or altered.

Course Objectives:
identify documents that have been altered;
2. identify documents that have been forged;
3. identify documents with different writing or typing instruments;
4. discuss the various characteristics of documents with altered, substituted, deleted, or appear to contain added information; and
5. identify the crimes where investigations of forged/altered documents would be of interest.

SAS 702 – Weapons of Mass Destruction Radiological Nuclear Awareness Train the Trainer

This course is designed to enable the student who is a corrections officer to learn how to train others in the department regarding the first responders and other personnel who are likely to be the first to arrive on the scene of a radiological/nuclear accident. Topics to be covered include basics of radiation, radiation exposure, health efforts, hazard identification and proper notification procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to administer the AWR-140 course using prepared lesson plans,
2. develop the ability to facilitate presentations and classroom discussions about radiation exposure,
3. explain the necessary precautions that should be taken with nuclear and radiological devices,
4. explain the basics of radiation,
5. discuss health hazard of radiation, and
6. discuss proper notification procedures.

SAS 703 – Weapons of Mass Destruction Radiological Nuclear Responder Operations

This course is designed to enable the student who is an emergency first responder to receive hands-on training with radiation fields while learning the basics of radiation detectors and dosimeters. Topics to be covered include conducting surveys, proper use of instruments to detect radiation, taking proper radiological measurements and levels of contamination.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to conduct surveys of personnel, vehicles, facilities, and outdoor areas;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the proper use of instruments used to recognize the presence of radiation;
3. identify the different levels of radiation and the effects of those levels;
4. identify the characteristics of radiological contamination;
5. demonstrate how to accurately read the dosimeter; and
6. discuss how proper notification of an area that has radiological contamination should be distributed

SAS 704 – Incident Response to Terrorist Bombing

This course is designed to enable the student who is a first responder to learn how to effectively respond to incidents of terrorism involving energetic materials by giving participants basic information concerning explosive and incendiary devices that can be used as terrorist weapons. Topics to be covered include commercial and military explosives, improvised explosive devices, and appropriate response procedures.

Course Obectives:
1. identify various types of explosives,
2. distinguish between commercial and military explosives,
3. identify materials that can be used to make incendiary devices for use as a terrorist weapon,
4. describe ways to respond to incidents of explosive nature, and
5. identify the materials and resources used in responding to a terrorist bombing.

SAS 705 – Law Enforcement Prevention and Deterrence of Terrorist Acts

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer to learn the knowledge and skills required to assist in preventing and/or deterring weapons of mass destruction (WMD) terrorist incidents. Topics to be covered include weapons of mass destruction, how WMDs are used in combination with other criminal acts, when awareness should be heightened, and how to approach areas where an incident has occurred.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the various types of weapons of mass destruction,
2. identify the destruction that is caused by various types of WMD's,
3. discuss how to approach an area where a WMD incident has occurred,
4. develop the ability to compare intelligence from various incidents and identify similarities, and
5. discuss methods of deterring attacks.

SAS 706 – Prevention and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police, correctional and/or parole and probation officer to learn about suicide bombings as part of their agency's overall prevention, deterrence, mitigation, and response efforts. Topics to be covered include information collection and sharing, pre-attack analysis, past bombing attacks, and planning and mitigation methods.

Course Objectives:
1. conduct a pre-attack analysis,
2. compare information collected during the analysis to past suicide bombing attacks,
3. discuss methods of deterring attacks,
4. create a graded approach to responses in an event of an incident, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of how to respond in an effective manner after a suicide bombing has occurred.

SAS 707 – Law Enforcement Protective Measures (LEPM)

This course is designed to enable the student who is in law enforcement to learn about terrorist tactics, especially relating to weapons of mass destruction. Topics to be covered include information about terrorist tactics and targeting, indicators of terrorism, and protective measures taken by law enforcement officers.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to take part in scenario driven practical exercises,
2. discuss what to look for regarding terrorists tactics,
3. discuss who are the targets, and
4. explain what protective measures the government and law enforcement officers are using.

SAS 708 – CSAFE: VPI Orientation Training

This course is designed to enable the student who holds a position within the corrections department to learn to identify team roles and how to interface with members of the Heightened Enforcement Accountability and Treatment (HEAT) Team and the Collaborative Supervision Enforcement and Focused Enforcement teams. Students will also learn about the Violence Prevention Initiatives (CSAFE-VPI). Topics to be covered include the history of CSAFE-VPI, team roles, team meetings, formats, safety, and expectations.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the history of CSAFE-VIT,
2. identify team roles,
3. discuss team meeting format and who will be included, and
4. demonstrate safety and what is expected of team members

SAS 709 – Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement Summit

This course is designed to enable the student who is a correctional officer to learn varied methods to reinforce the Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement (CSAFE) initiative, and Heightened Enforcement Accountability and Treatment (HEAT) team structure to those in public safety who are integral members of the team. Topics to be covered include recovery oriented system of care, non-traditional partners and resources, gangs, cross borders initiative, Maryland offender management system, and a collaborative case study.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate an understanding of the role of public safety agencies,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the value of communicating appropriately with victims,
3. develop the ability to identify those who are medically impaired or impaired by drugs,
4. communicate the action to take in certain situations, and
5. communicate the type of supervision needed for juvenile offenders.

SAS 710 – Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer to learn how to skillfully recognize and properly evaluate impaired driving suspects. Topics to be covered include DUI visual detection, legal aspects of DUI enforcement, phases of DUI detection, and Maryland DUI laws.

recognize and evaluate impaired driving suspects;
2. discuss the legal aspects of DUI enforcement;
3. discuss Maryland DUI law; and
4. develop the ability to administer the various battery of tests (one leg stand, walk and turn, walk a straight line).

SAS 711 – Simulate Technical Operational Police Scenarios

This course is designed as a capstone course to measure the knowledge and ability of a recruit to successfully handle and articulate those incidents that involve stopping a motor vehicle. Topics to be covered include officer safety, search techniques, traffic enforcement, police survival techniques, enforcement decisions, application of the laws of arrest, and the application of Maryland vehicle laws.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate an understanding of officer safety in every traffic stop scenario,
2. discuss the Maryland laws that apply to various traffic violations situations,
3. demonstrate traffic enforcement techniques,
4. demonstrate how to apply the laws of an arrest,
5. demonstrate an understanding of how to articulate in writing the laws of arrest,
6. identify the characteristics of a high risk traffic stop, and
7. define the actions that should be taken in a high risk traffic stop.

SAS 712 – Interactive Scenario Training

This course is designed as a capstone course to measure the knowledge and ability of police recruits to successfully handle and articulate calls service. Recruits are dispatched to calls for service and are expected to use their acquired training academy knowledge to act appropriately, to use the correct forms, and articulate the scenario in writing. Topics to be covered include officer safety, conflict resolution, laws of arrest, applicable paperwork, police survival techniques, and handcuffing/searching techniques.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate an understanding of officer safety in every scenario,
2. discuss the Maryland laws that apply in scenarios,
3. demonstrate an understanding of handcuffing/searching techniques,
4. demonstrate an understanding of conflict resolution skills,
5. demonstrate an understanding of how to be articulate in writing the laws of arrest,
6. identify the laws of arrest,
7. develop the ability to articulate scenarios in writing with applicable statement of charges, and
8. demonstrate an understanding of the actions that should be taken in various calls for service

SAS 713 – Maryland Offender Management System (MOMS)

This course is designed to enable the student, who is part of the Corrections Department, to learn how to view information on adults and juveniles on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry. Topics to be covered include use of panning, zooming, and other navigation tools, conducting basic and advanced searches, and viewing all cases on an agent's caseload.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the use of panning, zooming, and other navigation tools;
2. demonstrate how to view detailed information on sex offenders;
3. demonstrate how to conduct searches; and
4. demonstrate an understanding of how to export offender information into Excel spreadsheets

SAS 714 – First Line Supervisor¿s Training

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a new supervisor, to learn about policies, procedures, and methods concerning police and corrections supervision. Topics to be covered include communication skills, problem solving, situational leadership, performance appraisals, media relations, operations, planning, manpower resource allocation, emergency planning, complainant investigation, and team scenarios.

Course Objectives:
discuss the causes of communication failure;
2. demonstrate improved problem solving methods as a team member and alone;
3. determine effective solutions to typical problems that confront new supervisors;
4. demonstrate an understanding of conducting employment appraisals of subordinates;
5. demonstrate the ability to present an effective demonstration of dealing with the media at crime scenes; and
6. demonstrate in team scenarios an understanding of the overall provision of leadership in handling typical

SAS 715 – Domestic Violence

This course is designed to enable the student, who is part of the corrections department, to learn about the rising incidents in domestic violence. Topics to be covered include raising awareness in issues of surviving domestic violence, characteristics of the victim and abuser, and abuse between different types of partners.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate an understanding of behaviors between the batterer and the victim;
3. discuss how to recognize an abuser;
4. discuss types of agencies where the victim can get help; and
5. discuss the growing abuse among the elderly.

SAS 716 – Mandatory Training Day II

This course is designed to enable the student to learn current policies and procedures within the police department. Topics to be covered include domestic terrorism, fundamentals of shooting, the Thomas A. Swift Electronic Rifle (TASER) awareness, armament systems and procedures (ASP) baton, and Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) certification.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss current trends related to terrorism;
2. explain the department¿s response to civil unrest, crowd control, and high profile rescues; and
3. demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate use of an electronic stun gun and expandable baton.

SAS 717 – Mandatory Training Day III

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the most current policies and procedures used in a Police Department. Topics to be covered include handcuffing fundamentals, take down holds, stances, and control holds.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate an understanding of the proper use of non-lethal weapons;
2. identify and demonstrate punches, kicks, and steps; and
3. identify defensive tactics.

SAS 718 – Sexual Deviance in the New Millennium

This course is designed to enable law enforcement officers to learn about the fantasy world and the minds of sexually violent and deviant individuals. The fundamental motivations of some of the most common and extraordinarily rare behavior will be explored. Topics to be covered include non-violent and violent sexual deviancies, path toward problematic behavior, lust murder, necrophilia, sexual sadism, pedophilia, voyeurism, and exhibitionism.

Course Objectives:
identify early behaviors and warning signs of sexual deviant individuals;
2. understand sex offender trademarks and use effective interviewing techniques and supervision;
3. identify core fantasy behavior related to specific paraphilias and assorted fetishes, which will help officers better understand the mindsets and how to assist with interviewing techniques; and
4. discuss proactive and preventive measures that could help prevent sexual crimes in the future.

SAS 719 – Entry Level Training Module I

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about Maryland's Parole and Probation Agency, a branch of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. Topics to be covered include EEO/Fair Employment Practices, testing for illegal drugs, violence in the workplace, sexual harassment, and information functions of the Department of Parole and Probation.

Course Objectives:
identify information that is considered confidential,
2. identify liability issues when handling a case,
3. discuss the responsibilities of Parole and Probation and how they relate to the criminal justice system,
4. identify information that should be included in client¿s records,
5. discuss the statutory responsibilities of the Department of Parole and Probation, and
6. demonstrate the methods of testing for illegal drugs.

SAS 720 – Entry Level Training Module II

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the information parole and probation agents are provided with pertaining to various situations and how they should be handled, the correct protocol for each situation, and the importance of written reports and documentation in every situation. Topics to be covered include workplace policies, how to use OC spray, conducting meetings, computer information systems/judicial information systems (CJIS/JIS), and other computer notification systems, and evidence based practices.

Course Objectives:
1. identify key elements in evidence based practices/scenarios;
2. demonstrate how to conduct interviews of clients;
3. demonstrate how to conduct debriefing and unit meetings;
4. demonstrate how to use the computer to gain access to CJIS/JIS to get rap sheets and electronic notification of arrests; and
5. complete the written and practical task on the use of OC spray.

SAS 721 – Entry Level Training Module III

This course is designed to enable the student to learn in this final module how the parole and probation agents handle various situations regarding sexual offenders, domestic violence, HIV/AIDs, and EEO/Fair employment practices. Topics to be covered include EEO/Fair Employment Practices, sexual harassment, domestic violence and gang threats.

Course Objectives:
1. explain sexual harassment policies;
2. explain the practices of dealing with clients with HIV/AIDS;
3. identify the characteristics and resources for EEO/Fair Employment Practices;
4. demonstrate how gang members' threats and security threats should be handled;
5. identify resources for victims of domestic violence; and
6. identify what paperwork needs to be processed to get additional help for various types of victims.

SAS 722 – Current Trends VI: What¿s Happening Now

This course is designed to enable the student, who is in law enforcement, to learn about gangs, school security, and procedures. Topics to be covered include outlaw motorcycle gangs, street gangs, and school security.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss, in-depth, outlaw motorcycle gangs,
2. identify the different street gangs,
3. discuss gang intervention and prevention,
4. identify school security regulations,
5. discuss security at large venues, and
6. discuss the drug update.

SAS 723 – In-Service Training 2011

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a Maryland Natural Resources Police Officer, to learn about constitutional law, search and seizure warrant procedures, and stop and frisk limitations. Students will review the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, analyze facts of cases, and practice good decision making using constitutional laws. Topics to be covered include the U.S. Constitution, fact patterns, search and seizure warrants, and stop and frisk situations.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss lawful and unlawful searches,
2. identify specific parts of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that protect individuals and their actions,
3. identify the characteristics of a lawful search and seizure,
4. discuss new cases that offer protection to police officers and their actions, and
5. identify limitations of a stop and frisk.

SAS 724 – Customer Service and Conflict Resolution

This course is designed to enable call center staff, dispatchers, and public safety officers to learn the skills and techniques to effectively communicate with customers in a respectful manner, to deal with stressful situations, ignore sarcasm, work well under pressure, and reduce stress levels. Topics to be covered include enhancing his/her listening skills, creating great first impressions, working through stress, conflict resolution, how to handle irate and impatient customers, and stress management techniques.

Course Objectives
1. identify daily stresses of a job;
2. demonstrate how to use key words to de-escalate stressful situations;
3. demonstrate how to get to the core of a problem and resolve it;
4. identify key elements to enhance listening skills; and
5. identify characteristics of various voice tones and inflections, and the messages that are being sent.

SAS 725 – First Responder Negotiations

This course is designed to enable the student, who responds to emergency situations as an officer whether correctional or on the streets, to handle situations and use his/her best judgment. Topics to be covered include the state of crisis, assessing the situation, and the best actions to take.

Course Objectives
define the state of crisis,
2. demonstrate the actions to be taken to resolve this crisis,
3. describe what measures are needed to contain the crisis situation, and
4. describe what can be applied to further crises.

SAS 726 – Effective Leadership

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to become a more effective leader in the law enforcement community. Topics to be covered include characteristics of leadership, importance of good leadership, and different leadership styles.

Course Objectives:
describe the five characteristics of effective leadership,
2. describe which of the five is the most important,
3. explain the leadership styles, and
4. provide examples of each of the leadership styles.

SAS 727 – Fraudulent Documents Training

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to examine government documents for validity. Topics to be covered include types of government documents, the four¿step documentation evaluation process, and how to detect a counterfeit document.

Course Objectives:
1. list the government issued documents that are under scrutiny,
2. describe the four-step documentation process,
3. describe the different equipment that is used to detect counterfeit documents, and
4. describe what steps the public should take so as not to become a victim.

SAS 729 – Facebook and Social Media

This course is designed to enable the student, who is involved with public safety and correctional services, to learn the impact of social networking in the current work environment. Topics to be covered include Facebook, My Space, and other social networking sites.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the policies that are currently in place for police social network at work,
2. discuss concerns about employees using these sites on and off the job,
3. identify some of the popular social networking websites, and
4. discuss the negative and positive impact that these sites can have on the workplace.

SAS 730 – Promoting Positive Interpersonal Communication Skills

This course is designed to enable the student, who is in the corrections department or law enforcement, to learn ways to overcome negative perceptions about uniformed officers when they confront civilians. Topics to be covered include tips to use when confronting a civilian, when logic should be used, and what to avoid in the next traffic stop.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the different body language that a Law enforcement officer should look for,
2. describe how to handle a difficult traffic stop,
3. describe what effects the tone of the officer's voice has on the public, and
4. describe ways to change the public's view of uniformed officers.

SAS 731 – Lesson Plan Development

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a police or correctional officer instructor, to learn the skills needed to develop lesson plans, objectives, and assessments. Topics to be covered include setting measureable objectives, and using learning, teaching, and assessment tools.

Course Objectives:
setting measurable objectives,
2. identify various teaching tools,
3. explain why each teaching tool is used and the expected outcome from that teaching tool,
4. explain when physical demonstrations and paper assessments should be used,
5. identify various types of assessment tools,
6. identify the proper assessment tool to use to produce certain outcomes, and
7. create a lesson plan.

SAS 732 – Managing Death Investigation

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an officer, to learn about managing death investigations. Topics to be covered include the medical examiner's role in death investigation, the forensic autopsy, approaching the death scene from the standpoint of first officer at the scene, DNA, postmortem changes, manner of death, blunt force trauma, wounds from edged weapons, bloodstain pattern analysis, gunshot wounds, suicides/equivocal deaths, asphyxia and drowning, and other specifics of a death investigation.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate how to investigate a death investigation,
2. discuss investigative resources that should be used in a death investigation,
3. identify methods of murder or death based on the crime scene and wounds,
4. discuss the role of the medical examiner in a death investigation,
5. discuss how and where DNA can be extracted , and
6. explain the role of the first officer on the scene.

SAS 733 – Preliminary Breath Test (PBT)

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a police officer, to learn how to properly administer the preliminary breath test (PBT) by using the PBT device and interpreting the readings from the device. Topics to be covered include proper use of the PBT device, Maryland laws on DUI and DWI, rights of the suspect, and the differences in DUI and DWI.

Course Objectives:
demonstrate how to properly administer the PBT,
2. explain the differences in DUI and DWI,
3. explain the Maryland laws associated with DUI and DWI,
4. discuss the suspect¿s legal rights,
5. discuss the officer¿s legal rights,
6. demonstrate how the incident should be properly documented, and
7. discuss the evidence that would be useful in a court case

SAS 734 – Terrorism Financing for Law Enforcement

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the importance of domestic and international information sharing among financial intelligence units, law enforcement authorities, and other security provide authorizes. Topics to be covered include ways to fund terrorism, use of non-governmental organizations, and charitable resources.

Course Objectives:
1. identify terrorist organizations' sources of funds,
2. describe how the funding is making its way to the terrorist organizations,
3. identify legal means of funding terrorism,
4. describe how charitable organizations are used to fund terrorism, and
5. describe how law enforcement agencies have been able to detect and deter attacks by tracking terrorists' funding.

SAS 735 – Basic Instructor

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police or correctional officer to learn about the basics of instruction. Topics to be covered include learning styles, verbal and non-verbal communication, presentation skills, and lesson planning.

Course Objectives:
1. identify learning styles,
2. demonstrate how to teach to every learning style in the same presentation,
3. demonstrate how to use a PowerPoint presentation as a teaching tool,
4. conduct a demonstration with an explanation of each part of the process,
5. demonstrate how to deliver a lecture,
6. demonstrate how to facilitate a discussion, and
7. demonstrate how to create a lesson plan for a course.

SAS 737 – When Leaders Are Forced to Manage

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a police officer or correctional officer aspiring to be a first line supervisor, to obtain the knowledge needed to develop a solid foundation for development as a leader. Topics to be covered include characteristics of leaders and managers, characteristics of employees that require specific management styles to get the best performances from them, and application of management and leadership skills.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss how management and leadership techniques apply to specific behaviors of employees,
2. discuss the desired outcome of using leadership versus management,
3. identify discipline methods of managers and leaders,
4. discuss differences in how leaders and managers both use progressive discipline, and
5. identify scenarios in which both management styles may apply.

SAS 738 – Advanced Criminal Investigations

This course is designed to enable the student who is in law enforcement to learn advanced skills in criminal investigations. Topics to be covered include law enforcement officers and supervisors, what investigative procedures are required, and the investigative process.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate what techniques are used to interrogative a suspect;
2. describe the investigative process from arrest to prosecution;
3. describe the duties of each patrol officer, detective, investigators, special agents and investigative supervisors;
4. demonstrate how each aspect of the interrogation leads to an arrest; and
5. describe what steps are taken once the suspect is arrested and prosecuted.

SAS 739 – Basic Instructor Training

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a police officer or correctional officer, to learn the basics of instruction and the skills to teach general topics. Topics to be covered include learning styles, verbal and non-verbal communication, presentation skills, and lesson planning.

Course Objectives:
1. identify learning styles,
2. demonstrate how to teach to every learning style in the same presentation,
3. demonstrate how to use a PowerPoint presentation as a teaching tool,
4. conduct a demonstration while explaining the process of what is being doing,
5. demonstrate how to deliver a lecture,
6. demonstrate how to facilitate a discussion, and
7. demonstrate how to create a lesson plan for a course.

SAS 740 – Property Room Management

This course is designed to enable the student, who is part of the law enforcement community, to learn the day to day management of property and evidence. Topics to be covered include liabilities, case studies, audits, inventories, documentation, packaging standards, firearms handling, and currency safeguards.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the liabilities that are incurred for a property room,
2. explain when audits and inventories are done,
3. demonstrate the different methods of packaging crucial evidence,
4. demonstrate what procedures are needed to secure firearms, and
5. demonstrate what procedures are needed to safeguard currency.

SAS 741 – Surviving Traumatic Incidents

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a law enforcement officer, to learn about victimology; stages of grieving; fight or flight syndrome; and how to relate to injury. Topics to be covered include the relation between stages of grieving and the fight or flight syndrome, and how to overcome obstacles and live the best life possible.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the stages of grief,
2. discuss the characters of each stage of grief,
3. describe the fight or flight syndrome, and
4. describe how victimology help investigators understand more about suspects in crimes.

SAS 742 – Community Corrections

This course is designed to enable new parole and probation officers to learn how to properly prepare paperwork needed to transfer offenders, navigate through the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Reporting System, record and collect offender payments, and testify at a trial. Topics to be covered include testifying, mock trials database practices, and review of policies and procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the paperwork needed to prepare for an offender¿s transfer,
2. demonstrate proficiency in navigating through the DPSCS Reporting System,
3. identify the actions that constitute violations of probation,
4. demonstrate techniques in testifying,
5. identify pertinent information that must be in an informative report,
6. identify the paperwork that must accompany an officer at a court trial, and
7. discuss actions that must be taken when reporting violation of probation.

SAS 743 – Supervision of Offenders

This course is designed to enable new parole and probation officers to recognize offenders with drug habits, mental issues, and gender issues. The officers in this course will learn how to address the needs of the offenders, and to protect the offenders and themselves. Topics to be covered include substance abuse offenders, offenders with mental health issues, defensive tactics, and issues with gay and transgendered offenders.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the paperwork used for offenders having unique issues,
2. demonstrate techniques that can be used to identify offenders with mental issues,
3. identify characteristics of substance abusers,
4. identify the actions that should be taken to protect gay and transgendered offenders,
5. identify the resources that can be accessed and how to access resources for terminally ill offenders, and
6. demonstrate defensive tactics that can be used in various situations.

SAS 744 – Pepper Spray/Handcuffing Certification

This course is designed to enable the student who is working toward a pepper spray/handcuffing certification to learn how to properly carry, use, and deploy pepper spray and handcuffs in the course of his/her duties. Topics to be covered include legal liabilities, the force continuum, the placement of the pepper spray and handcuffs on the force continuum, and various techniques of using pepper spray and handcuffs.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the placement of pepper spray and handcuffs on the force continuum,
2. describe the force continuum,
3. describe the effects of pepper spray,
4. state factors that justify the use of pepper spray, and
5. demonstrate effective use of pepper spray and handcuffs.

SAS 745 – Advanced Crash Investigation Training

This course is designed to enable the student to build upon the theories and techniques learned in the Level I Crash Investigation course and develop advanced knowledge of vehicle dynamics. Topics to be covered include derivation and origin of speed formulas, use of linear and angular momentum, use of Newton¿s three laws of motion, commercial vehicle and motorcycle dynamics, determining direction, and initial contact and position of vehicles.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the derivation and origin of commonly used speed formulas;
2. determine the speed of vehicles at impact using linear and angular momentum;
3. explain the performance of vehicles in a collision using Newton¿s three laws of motion;
4. demonstrate commercial vehicle and motorcycle dynamics in collisions;
5. determine the direction of travel, initial contact, and position of vehicles on the roadway; and
6. explain the functioning of the event data recorder.

SAS 746 – Incident Command System (ICS) Forms Review

This course is designed to enable the student to learn what forms are used in the Incident Command System (ICS) procedures. Topics to be covered include the number of ICS forms, what each form entails, SMART objectives, and use of ICS forms.

Course Objectives:
1. describe each of the most common ICS forms;
2. describe what each form does;
3. demonstrate how to write SMART objectives; and
4. describe when and how ICS forms are used in the planning process.

SAS 747 – Traffic Enforcement Specialist Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is a police officer to learn to identify the relationship between traffic enforcement and criminal enforcement. Topics to be covered include the relationship between increased traffic enforcement and reduction of crime and crashes, traffic occupant protection strategies, detection of illegal and false documents, concealment areas within a vehicle, and highway safety culture.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the difference between increased traffic enforcement and reduction of crime and crashes,
2. describe the steps that can be used to reinforce the reduction of crime,
3. describe the legal issues including search and seizure,
4. describe the results of a legal search and seizure,
5. demonstrate how to detect illegal and false documents,
6. describe what to look for in a false document,
7. demonstrate the areas on a car that are used for concealment and how to gain access to them, and
8. describe the best way to develop an effective highway safety culture.

SAS 748 – Preparedness and Response to Food and Agriculture Incidents

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to prepare for and respond to an agricultural terrorist attack on an area's food supply. Topics covered include how to recruit citizens to participate; past incidents of agro-terrorism; food supply infrastructure; information sharing; protocols; and how to identify threats to the cultivation, production, processing, transportation, or distribution of the nation food supply.

Course Objectives:
1. define agro-terrorism,
2. identify criminal activity that could have agro-terrorism connections,
3. describe how one should respond to an agricultural incident,
4. identify potential threats and breakdowns in food supply infrastructure in one¿s area, and
5. describe how agro-terrorism is reported and to which agencies.

SAS 749 – Preparing Communities for Agroterrorism Train the Trainer

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about agriculture-based terrorism and instructor methodology used to deliver information on food supply infrastructure and basic communication protocol to report a suspected argroterrorism incident. Topics covered include past incidents of agro-terrorism, food supply infrastructure, information sharing, and protocols.

Course Objectives:
1. define agro-terrorism,
2. identify criminal activity that could have agro-terrorism connections,
3. describe suspicious activities that would heighten one¿s awareness of potential agro-terrorism activities,
4. identify breakdowns in food supply infrastructure that would be vulnerable to agro-terrorism, and
5. describe how agro-terrorism is reported and to which agencies.

SAS 750 – Intelligence Awareness for Law Enforcement Executives

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a state, local, tribal, and campus law enforcement executive, to learn about the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan (NCISP), the criminal intelligence process, and his/her important role in working toward the systematic sharing of information among the law enforcement community. Topics covered include the importance of sharing information in the NCISP, various types of detailed information that can be acquired and shared, the concept of intelligence-led policing, and legal and privacy considerations.

Course Objectives:
1. explain how the NCISP is used,
2. describe the information that should be shared in the NCISP,
3. describe the potential use for sharing information in criminal investigations,
4. identify cases that could have had a different outcome if important information had been shared through the NCISP, and
5. identify the agencies that participate in the NCISP.

SAS 751 – Career Wellness

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an officer or civilian staff, to learn about physical and nutritional health necessities to maintaining good health throughout one's career and lifetime. Topics covered include health and nutritional food choices, physical movement with maximum benefits, stress and stress relievers, and life styles conducive to healthy living.

Course Objectives:
1. identify exercises and physical movement to maximize fitness;
2. describe life strategies to reducing stress;
3. describe proper nutrition that promotes fitness; and
4. demonstrate exercises that promote strength, endurance, and fitness.

SAS 752 – Suicide Awareness

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about suicide among police and measures to prevent it. Topics to be covered include how to identify signs of a suicidal officer, how to find help for them, the signs and symptoms of depression, and how to help co-workers and family members when suicide occurs.

Course Objectives:
1. identify signs and symptoms of suicidal behavior,
2. identify stressors that could lead to suicide,
3. identify resources inside and outside of the department that can help suicidal officers, and
4. describe actions that could help co-workers and family members when suicide occurs.

SAS 753 – Suicide Awareness: Train the Trainer

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about critical incident stress management, post- traumatic stress disorder and other psychological stressors associated with suicide in order to train others. Topics to be covered include how to identify signs of a post-traumatic stress disorder, signs of suicidal behavior, resources for officers, the signs and symptoms of depression, proper departmental policies and procedures to ensure that the issues get addressed, and training.

Course Objectives:
1. identify symptoms of suicidal behavior,
2. demonstrate how to communicate with a suicidal officer,
3. discuss departmental policies and resources in place to help the suicidal officer,
4. describe actions that could help co-workers and family members when suicide occurs, and
5. develop a training program to address the problem of suicidal officers.

SAS 754 – Photography for the Crash Investigation Reconstructionist

This course is designed to teach officers how to use cameras and components of cameras to properly document evidence at a crash scene using photography. Students will also learn the legal guidelines to be considered in the use of photography for investigations. Topics to be covered include proper use of photography and documentation, use of angles and distance in photography, camera adjustment used in inclement weather, flash photography, digital and film cameras, and analyzing the crash scene.

Course Objectives:
1. identify information that must be captured in every crash investigation,
2. demonstrate how to use a camera to document a crash scene,
3. identify key components captured in photographs for use in the investigation,
4. identify legal guidelines for using photography,
5. discuss what evidence is admissible in court,
6. demonstrate how cameras and camera components should be used in various lighting and weather conditions,
7. demonstrate how human body injuries should be photographed, and
8. demonstrate the proper use of aerial photography.

SAS 755 – Current Trends VII: The 2nd Decade

This course is designed to enable law enforcement personnel to learn up-to-date crime prevention techniques. Topics to be covered include Homeland Security, victim rights, crime prevention update 2011, deviant criminal sexual behavior, sexting, and human trafficking.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the Homeland Security Agency;
2. discuss the advantages of Homeland Security in the workplace;
3. discuss victim rights and what can be done to help crime victims;
4. discuss effective crime prevention;
5. define deviant criminal sexual behavior;
6. discuss deviant criminal sexual behavior in today¿s society; and
7. discuss how sexting can be illegal.

SAS 756 – Electronic Media and Investigations

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement officer and has a familiarity with the Internet to learn basic technology-related investigations. Topics to be covered include social media outlets, search engines, basic computer and cell phone terms, basic investigative techniques, and legal implications.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the different social media outlets that are available to the public;
2. discuss the function of search engines and how to get the best use out of them;
3. discuss and illustrate basic computer and cell phone terms;
4. demonstrate basic investigative techniques by utilizing technology; and
5. discuss the legal implications of media actions that can be damaging.

SAS 757 – Introduction to Fraud Investigations

This course is designed to enable the patrol officer and new investigator to learn the information and tools needed to conduct an investigation involving various forms of fraud. Topics to be covered include determining if a document, credit card, or ID is fraudulent and resources to obtain the information needed to conduct a fraud investigation.

Course Objectives:
1. describe which documents are more subject to fraud;
2. demonstrate when an fraudulent ID is being used;
3. describe the warning signals with a fraudulent driver¿s license;
4. describe what agencies can assist in the different types of fraud;
5. describe the different fraud schemes; and
6. describe the fraud investigative process.

SAS 758 – Arrest, Search and Seizure, and Evidence Law Procedure

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the principles and techniques used to determine whether or not physical and testimonial evidence are admissible in court, what actions constitute lawful searches and seizures, what is evidence, and how it should be saved. Topics include causes for arrest, when the officer can search and seize evidence, and how certain evidence should be saved so that it is not compromised.

Course Objectives:
1. identify what physical and testimonial evidence can be used in court,
2. identify the elements of a crime,
3. determine what constitutes a legal search, and
4. discuss how to preserve various items of evidence.

SAS 759 – Preventing Racial Profiling by Public Safety Professionals

This course is designed to enable the law enforcement officer, police officer, corrections officer and those in public safety to effectively deter racial profiling. Topics to be covered include statistics, policies and procedures, zero tolerance, training initiatives, education materials, and community involvement.

Course Objectives:
1. describe how to monitor incidents;
2. demonstrate how to keep statistics on each incident;
3. describe zero tolerance;
4. describe the policies and procedures that are in place; and
5. describe how the community can take an active part.

SAS 760 – Introduction to Computer Crimes

This course is designed to provide patrol officers and new investigators with the information and tools needed to conduct an investigation involving various forms of cyber-crimes. Topics to be covered include fraud scams associated with the Internet, resources used in the investigation, and how to conduct investigations involving computers.

Course Objectives:
1. identify various resources used in investigations concerning computers,
2. identify the protocols when taking computers into evidence,
3. identify various types of fraud/scams conducted over the Internet, and
4. discuss what evidence is admissible in court.

SAS 761 – Counterfeit Investigations

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the elements of various crimes related to counterfeiting and the tools used to commit these crimes. Resources will be provided that can assist law enforcement officers with the investigation of these crimes. Topics to be covered include the importance of contacting the correct law enforcement agency to handle specific crimes, types of counterfeiting, and how counterfeiting is done.

Course Objectives:
1. identify items that are known to be counterfeit,
2. discuss the specific agency that investigates specific types of counterfeit,
3. identify elements of counterfeiting crimes, and
4. identify tools use to commit counterfeiting crimes.

SAS 762 – Advanced Crime Analysis

This course is designed to enable the student who already has a basic knowledge of crime analysis and experience conducting crime analysis in a police agency, to learn crime analysis techniques and their application. Topics include research methods, descriptive and inferential statistics, evaluation, populations and samples, long term problem solving, reliability and validity, evaluation methods, and applied examples of crime analysis techniques.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to gather statistical data to analyze a crime,
2. demonstrate how to use statistical data to analyze a crime,
3. identify resources that can be used for an in-depth analysis of crime,
4 explain what methods are used to prove specific data, and
5. explain how the information from crime analysis impacts and changes services in our society.

SAS 763 – Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor Training

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the skills needed to teach defensive tactics at the Entrance Level Academy and In-Service levels. This course will focus on the history of defensive tactics, use-of-force issues, how to transfer knowledge, safety in training, and drill design. Topics include self-defense techniques, weapon defense and retention, and practical exercises.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to use defensive tactics without using excessive force,
2. identify key elements in the history of defensive tactics,
3. demonstrate how knowledge is transferred through practical exercises in defensive tactics,
4. demonstrate how to design drills that will ensure students retain information,
5. demonstrate how to use defensive tactics that involve weapon defense or retention,
6. discuss legal implications of use-of-force in defensive tactics, and
7. identify tactics that work best for various situations.

SAS 764 – Child Abductions and Parental Kidnapping

This course is designed to enable officers throughout Maryland to learn about investigating child abduction and/or kidnapping at the hand of a parent. This course will provide officers with information from their federal partners and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and develop a network to include fellow officers from the class. Topics covered include how to share information in a timely manner, resources that can be used when investigating child abductions and kidnappings, reporting levels, and investigative techniques that will help locate the kidnappers.

Course Objectives:
1. identify Federal reporting agencies,
2. identify methods of reporting information to local and federal agencies,
3. describe how and what information can be gathered from other agencies,
4. identify tools used to investigate this type of crime, and
5. identify ways to track parents.

SAS 765 – Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Awareness

This course is designed to enable officers and first line supervisors to learn about the criminal intelligence process and applicable laws, guidelines, policies, tools and techniques used in investigating suspected potential terrorist activity. This course will aid in the detection of pre-incident indicators related to terrorist activity in the community that may be encountered during the course of an officer¿s law enforcement duties. Topics to be covered include legal liabilities, identifying suspicious activities, and illegal activities that could have terrorist connections.

Course Objectives:
1. identify criminal activity that could have terrorist connections,
2. describe suspicious activities that would heighten one¿s awareness of potential terrorist activities,
3. describe characteristics of pre-incident indicators of terrorist activity,
4. identify some of the laws that have been violated in the past that were precursors to terrorist activities, and
5. identify the agencies that should be notified concerning a suspected terrorist plot.

SAS 766 – Fictitious Identification

This course is designed to enable police officers to learn about investigating fraudulent or altered identification documents. Topics to be covered include most commonly altered documents, what to look for when identifying fake identification, and what resources can be used to help identify fictitious identifications.

Course Objectives:
1. identify where fraudulent information is likely to appear on identification documents,
2. discuss how to identify fraudulent documents,
3. identify key characteristics of forged or fake identification information, and
4. discuss the legal ramifications of possessing fraudulent identification.

SAS 767 – Champ Child Maltreatment Training

This course is designed to provide training for front line responders to suspected children of abuse and neglect. Topics include how to recognize maltreatment of a child, identifying injuries, what information should be gathered from a scene, and the child.

Course Objectives:
1. identify characteristics of child physical abuse, sexual abuse, and child neglect;
2. describe situations when a child may require a medical examination;
3. identify what information and evidence should be gathered from a scene; and
4. identify characteristics of an injury.

SAS 768 – Gang Resistance Education and Training (Great) Officer Training

This course is designed to enable school-based law enforcement officers to learn about delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership in elementary and middle school aged children. Topics to be discussed include statistics of young children joining gangs at an early age, increase of violence being committed by young children, how delinquency directly relates to children joining gangs, and partnering with agencies to help curb the violence and delinquency in our region.

Course Objectives:
1. identify local areas that have high rates of delinquency, gang affiliation, and violence;
2. identify what kind of resources can be used to help with the rise of gangs;
3. discuss how delinquency correlates with gang affiliation;
4. discuss how the increase of violence is due to gang affiliation;
5. explain how schools, parents, and law enforcement must partner together to combat gang-related problems;
6. identify new initiatives in the community that can help combat problems with gangs; and
7. explain how schools and law enforcement must communicate to help combat the rise of gangs.

SAS 769 – Introduction To Fraud

This course is designed to enable patrol officers and new investigators to learn the information and tools needed to conduct an investigation involving various forms of fraud. Topics to be covered include what to look for to determine if a document, credit card, or ID is fraudulent, and resources needed to conduct a fraud investigation.

Course Objectives:
1. identify where fraudulent information is likely to appear on identification documents;
2. discuss how to identify fraudulent credit cards, documents, and identification cards;
3. identify resources officers can use to conduct fraud investigations; and
4. identify other departments that can help in the investigation.

SAS 770 – Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor School

This course is designed to enable law enforcement officers to learn how to effectively administer and instruct in standardized field sobriety testing training programs. Topics to be covered include effective presentation skills, teaching adults, participant-centered training, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) curriculum overview, updates, new procedures, and learning principles.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of adult learning principles,
2. demonstrate an understanding of how to apply motivational techniques and presentation skills,
3. demonstrate an understanding of effective questioning techniques,
4. demonstrate an understanding of how to handle challenging situations,
5. develop and use and training aids,
6. demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of instructors, and
7. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of SFST.

SAS 771 – Krav Maga Defensive Tactics

This course is designed to provide law enforcement recruits with hands-on training in self-defense tactics using methods and techniques of the Krav Maga Defensive Tactics System. Topics to be covered include combatives, defenses against combatives, edged weapons defense, weapon retention, and ground fighting.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the use of force and describe the force continuum,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the safe and effective use of personal body weapons (combatives),
3. demonstrate an understanding of the safe and effective methods of defending against attacks with personal body weapons (punches),
4. demonstrate an understanding of the safe and effective methods of defending against common ground attacks,
5. demonstrate an understanding of safe and effective methods of defending against edged weapon attacks, and
6. demonstrate an understanding of the safe and effective methods of maintaining control of a handgun or rifle.

SAS 772 – Police and Correctional Expandable Baton Instructor Course

This course is designed for police officers and correctional officers in the training of the expandable batons in order to train others. Police and correctional officers will demonstrate proficiency in the use of the expandable batons and model effective instruction by demonstrating the proper use, by passing a written test, and through a teaching assignment. Topics include the use of force, proper strikes, when to use the baton, learning styles, and how to hold the baton properly.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss when to use the expandable baton,
2. demonstrate how to design a program and instruct effectively by addressing various learning styles,
2. demonstrate proper holding and use techniques,
3. demonstrate how to teach others the proper use of the expandable baton, and
4. discuss the use of force laws.

SAS 773 – Police and Correctional OC Spray Train the Trainer

This course is designed to enable police officers and correctional officers to learn the use of oleoesin capsicum (OC), how to design curricula, how teach to various learning styles in order to effectively train others. Topics covered include history of OC spray, delivery system, deployment, post use treatment, how to teach to various learning styles and use of force laws.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the history and origin of OC spray,
2. describe the different types of delivery systems used,
3. design a curriculum that addresses each learning style,
4. discuss when deployment is necessary,
5. describe what post use treatment is readily available, and
6. discuss use of force laws.

SAS 774 – Fundamentals of Criminal Investigations

This course is designed to enable newly assigned investigators to learn basic knowledge and skills that, when added to field experience, should enable them to become more effective criminal investigators. This course will also focus on the role of the `generalist¿ criminal investigator. Topics include crime scene management, evidence identification, the role and services of the crime laboratory, and DNA evidence.

Course Objectives:
1. define the role of the generalist criminal investigator,
2. demonstrate how a crime scene should be managed,
3. demonstrate how to identify evidence and secure it,
4. demonstrate how to gather and package evidence from a crime scene,
5. discuss the role and services provided by the crime laboratory, and
6. identify where DNA can be captured.

SAS 775 – Domestic Violence Instructor Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is a law enforcement professional to learn how to deliver domestic violence related trainings. The focus of this program is to develop adjunct instructors who will be required to redeliver this material in their respective jurisdictions. Topics include creative ways to present information on domestic violence, officer safety, law enforcement liability, and determining the predominant aggressor.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate a creative way of presenting information on domestic violence,
2. define the various types of domestic violence,
3. demonstrate how law enforcement officers should safeguard themselves in domestic violence situations,
4. discuss defusing techniques,
5. discuss liability issues that a law enforcement officer may encounter, and
6. demonstrate how to determine the predominant aggressor.

SAS 776 – Violent Radical Extremism in the Correctional Environment

This course is designed to enable correctional services personnel, probation and parole officers, and intelligence personnel working in a correctional environment to learn to successfully recognize and report, and demonstrate an understanding of the danger associated with violent radial extremism in the correctional environment. Topics include the violent extremist, ideology of extremism, activity indicators, and the information sharing process.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the violent extremist radical,
2. discuss the ideology behind extreme radical behavior,
3. discuss violent radical extremist recruitment in the correctional environment,
4. identify violent radical extremist activity indicators, and
5. discuss how the information should be shared and who should receive it at the local, state, and federal levels.

SAS 777 – Residential Crime Prevention Training

This course is designed to enable law enforcement personnel to learn basic residential crime prevention methodologies and techniques. Topics include introduction to crime prevention, residential and personal security, target hardening, crime prevention and the elderly, techniques for teaching children, victim/witness issues, partnerships and problem solving, alarms, and fraud.

Course Objectives:
1. define crime prevention,
2. discuss methods of securing residents and preventing violent outbreaks,
3. discuss methods of hardening targets,
4. discuss measure that can be implemented to safeguard elderly residents,
5. discuss methods for problem solving in close quarters,
6. discuss methods of recognizing fraud, and
7. discuss methods of addressing partnership problems.

SAS 778 – Defensive Tactics I

This course is designed to enable law enforcement recruits to obtain hands-on training in self-defense tactics using various methods. Topics include the combative, various defense systems, defense against a combative, and edged weapons.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the safe and effective methods of defending against attacks with personal body weapons (punches);
2. demonstrate an understanding of the safe and effective use of personal body weapons;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the use of the force continuum;
4. demonstrate defensive tactics using the hands, elbows, head, knees, and feet for self- defense when attacked; and
5. demonstrate how to control a person without using excessive force.

SAS 779 – Defensive Tactics II

This course is designed to enable law enforcement recruits to learn various defensive tactics techniques. This course will expand upon tactics learned in Defensive Tactics I and introduce defense tactics using weapons. Topics include ground attacks with and without weapons, defending against edged weapons, weapon retention, and arrest procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to best defend oneself against an attack,
2. demonstrate an understanding of safe and effective methods of maintaining control of a handgun or rifle,
3. demonstrate an understanding of safe and effective methods of defending against edged weapon attacks,
4. demonstrate an understanding of safe and effective methods of defending against ground attacks, and
5. explain and demonstrate safe and effective methods of arrest procedures for adults and juveniles.

SAS 780 – Patrol Practices and Procedures I

This course is designed to enable the officer candidate to learn patrol practices, investigative tools, and procedures needed to perform the duties of a police officer. Topics include search and seizure, arrest practices, criminal law, constitutional law, and evidence handling.

Course Objectives:
1. conduct a criminal investigation,
2. define crimes against a person and property,
3. utilize investigative techniques and skills,
4. demonstrate the officer¿s role at an accident and in traffic law enforcement,
5. discuss evidence collection techniques,
6. discuss the basis of criminal law,
7. discuss the basis of constitutional law,
8. discuss the fourth amendment principles related to search and seizure, and
9. list exceptions to search warrant requirements.

SAS 781 – Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors

This course is designed to enable law enforcement supervisors to learn of their responsibilities in creating a non-hostile work environment. Topics to be covered include recognizing unacceptable workplace behavior, definition of harassment, impact on the workplace, liability issues related to supervisor¿s role, and required actions.

Course Objectives:
1. recognize gender bias discrimination,
2. recognize the effects on a victim,
3. identify corrective measures that can be taken to mitigate hostile workplace,
4. identify proactive approaches that can be taken to prevent a hostile work environment,
5. identify unacceptable workplace behavior, and
6. identify situations where the supervisor will be held liable.

SAS 782 – Methodology and Techniques of Event Data Recorder (EDR) Retrieval

This course is designed to enable police officers to learn about the extraction of data stored in a crash vehicle¿s control module and how to use the information to support a reconstructionist¿s investigation. This course will explore the latest advancements in EDR technology and what the system currently uses to collect data from systems in both standard and commercial motor vehicles. Topics to be covered include history of stored accelerometer data; passenger vehicle data, commercial vehicle data, EDR extraction techniques, retrieval and storing data, and field inspection.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to power up an EDR;
2. demonstrate how to remove the unit from a damaged vehicle;
3. demonstrate how to remove information from the unit;
4. identify codes as they correlate with vehicle speed, engine gear, throttle percentage, and airbag deployment;
5. identify the different retrieval practices among various manufacturers;
6. demonstrate how data from the EDR should be stored;
7. identify areas on a commercial vehicle where the EDR may be and how to remove it; and
8. discuss the history of accelerometer data and how the collection of data has evolved.

SAS 783 – Entry Level Training Module I

This course is designed to enable new parole and probation agents to learn about the Maryland Parole and Probation Agency, a branch of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. This course will include how the agency functions as a part of the criminal justice system, the expectations for new parole and probation officers, clarifying the statutory responsibilities, liabilities, and the importance of record keeping. Topics to be covered include EEO/ Fair Employment Practices, testing for illegal drugs, violence in the workplace, sexual harassment, driver safety, staff sexual misconduct, records and record keeping, policies of the agency, liability issues, confidentiality of information, and functions of the Department of Parole and Probation.

Course Objectives:
1. identify information that is considered confidential,
2. identify liability issues when handling a case,
3. discuss the responsibilities of parole and probation and how they relate to the criminal justice system,
4. identify information that should be included in a client¿s records,
5. discuss the statutory responsibility of the Department of Parole and Probation,
6. demonstrate methods of testing for illegal drugs,
7. explain the sexual harassment policies,
8. explain conditions of supervision,
9. explain the workplace violence policies,
10. explain the practices of dealing with clients with HIV/AIDS, and
11. identify the characteristics and resources for EEO/Fair Employment Practices.

SAS 784 – Entry Level Training Module II

This course is designed to enable new parole and probation agents to learn how to deal with various situations that arise in law enforcement, the correct protocol for each situation, and the importance of written reports and documentation in every situation. Topics to be covered include protocol for sex offenders, recognizing gang affiliation, how to use OC spray, conducting meetings, CJIS/JIS and other computer notification systems, and evidence based practices.

Course Objectives:
1. identify key elements in evidence based practices/scenarios,
2. demonstrate how to conduct interviews with clients,
3. demonstrate how to conduct a debriefing and unit meetings,
4. demonstrate how to use the computer to gain access to CJIS/JIS to get rap sheets and electronic notification,
5. complete written and practical tasks on the use of OC spray,
6. discuss the policy for handling sexual offenders,
7. demonstrate how gang members' threats and security threats should be handled,
8. identify resources for victims of domestic violence, and
9. identify what paperwork needs to be processed to get additional help for various types of victims.

SAS 785 – Entry Level Training Module III

This course is designed to enable the student who is a new parole and probation officer to learn how to testify in trials, prepare proper documentation needed for transferring an offender, navigate through the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions Service Reporting System, and record and collect offender payments. Topics to be covered include testifying, scenarios, mock trials, database practice with actual cases, and a review of policies and procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate techniques in testifying,
2. identify paperwork that needs to be prepared when transferring an offender,
3. demonstrate proficiency in navigating through reporting systems,
4. identify actions that constitute violations of probation,
5. identify the paperwork that should accompany an officer at a court trial,
6. discuss the actions that must be taken to report violation of probation,
7. identify the pertinent information that must be in a parole informative report, and
8. demonstrate how to write a request for a parole warrant.

SAS 786 – Entry Level Training Module IV

This course is designed to enable the student who is a new parole and probation officer to learn how to recognize offenders who have drug habits, mental issues, and gender issues. The new officers will be able to use the information from this course to address the needs of the offenders, and to protect the offenders and themselves. Topics to be covered include substance abuse offenders, mental health offenders, defensive tactics, and issues of gay and transgender offenders.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate techniques that can be used to identify offenders who may have mental issues,
2. identify how resources can be accessed for offenders with mental issues,
3. demonstrate defensive tactics that can be used in various situations,
4. identify characteristics of substance abusers,
5. identify characteristics that are symptomatic of certain drugs,
6. identify actions that should be taken to protect gay and transgender offenders,
7. identify the resources and how to access resources for terminally ill offenders, and
8. explain how to address unique issues and identify the paperwork that should be processed.

SAS 787 – Written and Verbal Communication

This course is designed to enable students who are police recruits to learn how to enhance written and verbal communication. Students will learn to use verbal tactics to communicate that result in peaceful actions and learn how to write with precision and clarity to articulate calls for service situations. Topics to be covered include punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, verbal communication that directs rather than controls, how to elicit compliance from people verbally, and partnering physical and verbal cues.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to use correct punctuation,
2. recognize subject-verb agreement,
3. determine fact from fiction,
4. clarify ambiguous language and change it to clear language,
5. identify communication styles,
6. demonstrate voluntary compliance,
7. discuss actions and words to defuse emotional issues, and
8. demonstrate an understanding of terminology used by law enforcement personnel.

SAS 788 – Patrol Practices and Procedures

This course is designed to enable officer candidates to learn patrol practices, investigative tools, and procedures needed to perform the duties of a police officer. Topics include search and seizure, arrest practices, criminal law, constitutional law, and evidence handling.

Course Objectives:
1. conduct a criminal investigation,
2. define crimes against a person and property,
3. utilize investigative techniques and skills,
4. demonstrate the officer¿s role at an accident and in traffic law enforcement,
5. discuss evidence collection techniques,
6. discuss the basis of criminal law,
7. discuss the basis of constitutional law,
8. discuss the fourth amendment principles related to search and seizure, and
9. list exceptions to search warrant requirements.

SAS 789 – Defensive Tactics I

This course is designed to enable law enforcement recruits to receive hands-on training in self-defense tactics using various methods. Topics include the combative, various defense systems, defense against the combative, and edged weapons.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the safe and effective methods of defending against attacks with personal body weapons (punches);
2. demonstrate an understanding of the safe and effective use of personal body weapons;
3. demonstrate an understanding of and describe the use of the force continuum;
4. demonstrate defensive tactics using the hands, elbows, head, knees, and feet for self-defense when attacked; and
5. demonstrate how to control a person without using excessive force.

SAS 790 – Defensive Tactics II

This course is designed to enable law enforcement recruits to learn various defensive tactics techniques. This course will expand upon tactics learned in Defensive Tactics I and introduce defense tactics using weapons. Topics include ground attacks with and without weapons, defending against edged weapons, weapon retention, and arrest procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to best defend against an attack,
2. demonstrate an understanding of safe and effective methods of maintaining control of a handgun or rifle,
3. demonstrate an understanding of safe and effective methods of defending against edged weapon attacks,
4. demonstrate an understanding of safe and effective methods of defending against ground attacks, and
5. explain and demonstrate safe and effective methods of arrest procedures for adults and juveniles.

SAS 791 – Residential Training

This course is designed to enable correctional officers to learn about new or modified protocols on how to check in inmates to detention centers, jails, and prisons. This course will offer a review of recent incidents, how to safeguard against any liability, and a review of current and new policies for inmates. Topics to be covered include how to address the special needs of inmates, how to check in inmates, how to fill out paperwork and where it should be filed, inmates who need to be with special populations, and inmates who may be a danger to others.

Course Objectives:
1. identify what physical and testimonial evidence can be used in court,
2. identify the elements of a crime,
3. determine what constitutes a legal search, and
4. discuss how to preserve various items of evidence.

SAS 792 – Enhanced Fire Safety

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about fire prevention and fire hazards in the correctional facility. Topics to be covered include effects of fire, how fires start, and fire prevention.

Course Objectives:
1. recognize major causes of fire, injuries, and losses;
2. discuss how fires start,
3. recognize the major causes of fires,
4. demonstrate how to follow basic rules of fire prevention and housekeeping, and
5. demonstrate how to apply basic first aid for burns.

SAS 793 – Servicing Trans-Gender Offenders with Professionalism

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an officer or support staff member, to learn how to deal personally with transgender offenders. Topics to be covered include specific housing needs, paperwork, how to recognize a transgender person, and safeguarding transgender persons.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the danger of housing transgender persons in the general prison population,
2. demonstrate protocols to protect transgender offenders, and
3. discuss the proper paperwork that must accompany transgender offenders in the transfer and the intake process.

SAS 794 – Problem Solving

This course is designed to enable the student to learn a structured approach to solving problems and making good ethical decisions. Topics to be covered include brainstorming techniques, cause and effect, relationship between experiences and problem solving, and evaluating risks and options.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the risks associated with making decisions,
2. discuss ethical and unethical decisions,
3. identify problems and a methodology used to solve problems,
4. demonstrate how to implement solutions to problems, and
5. discuss evaluation methods to determine if a problem was resolved successfully.

SAS 798 – The Science of Collision Reconstruction

This course is designed to enable law enforcement officers to learn the skills needed to analyze collisions. Topics to be covered include equivalent barrier speed, change in velocity (delta V), damage momentum, drag factors, energy, two vehicle-one mass, critical speed scuff, and the use of various tools to analyze a collision.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the delta V when analyzing speed and velocity;
2. demonstrate how to associate principles and calculations to find the damage momentum;
3. demonstrate how to determine the drag factor;
4. demonstrate how to analyze a collision based on velocity, mass, skid, and scuffs;
5. demonstrate how to use various measuring and calculation tools to capture data about collisions; and
6. discuss myths and truths about energy, mass, and velocity in collisions.

SAS 799 – Practical Management in Public Safety

This course is designed to enable those preparing to assume positions of supervisor or manager within a Public Safety Agency to learn about management. Topics to be covered include leadership, ethics, problem solving, and human resources.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss leadership styles that work with various personalities,
2. discuss how to decide if a dilemma is ethical,
3. discuss issues that require contact with the human resource department,
4. demonstrate how to use departmental policies to solve discipline issues, and
5. demonstrate an understanding of departmental policies.

SAS 800 – Problem Solving

This course is designed to enable the student to learn a structured approach to solving problems and making good ethical decisions in the workplace. Topics to be covered include brainstorming techniques, cause and effect, relationship between experiences and problem solving, and evaluating risks and options.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the risks associated with making decisions,
2. discuss ethical and unethical decisions,
3. identify problems and a methodology used to solving problems,
4. demonstrate how to implement solutions to problems, and
5. discuss evaluation methods to determine if the problem was resolved successfully.

SAS 801 – Active Shooter

This course is designed to enable police officers to prepare for active shooting events such as terrorist attacks, school massacres, and disgruntled employees attacks. In addition, this course provides instruction about weapons and necessary equipment and how to use all of these to one¿s advantage. Topics to be covered include suspect behaviors, police response times, rapid deployment, breaching, dynamic movement, room entries, threat evaluation, tactics and techniques, hostages, innocent bystanders and suspects; and how to deal with multi ¿ jurisdictional responses.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to properly enter an event premise,
2. demonstrate an understanding of threat evaluation and assessments,
3. discuss characteristics of a suspect,
4. identify active shooter situations, and
5. demonstrate the use of verbal commands.

SAS 802 – Police and Correctional Defense Tactics

This course is designed to enable law enforcement officers and correctional officers to learn hands on self-defense tactics. Topics to be covered include edged weapons, various defense systems, and verbal commands.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate how to control a person without using excessive force,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the safe and effective use of personal body weapons,
3. demonstrate an understanding of the use of the use of force continuum,
4. describe the use of force continuum, and
5. demonstrate the use of verbal commands.

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