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Level 1 / At-Scene Traffic Crash / Homicide Investigations

Free

with Hunter Martin

Calendar Oct 10, 2022 at 8 am, runs for 2 weeks

Level I - At-Scene Traffic Crash/Homicide Investigations

This course is the first two weeks of a three-part series of collision reconstruction courses. The course provides students with the necessary skills to conduct a traffic homicide investigation involving a motor vehicle collision, which includes the following: Understanding of Kentucky Law related to DUI, criminal statutes pertaining to assault and homicide, Newton’s Laws of motion, mathematical principles, identifying roadway evidence, identifying evidence from a motor vehicle, scale diagraming, photography, series of events of a collision and the human element of a vehicle collision. 

Lodging

KSP Only:  Lodging at KSP Headquarters is limited and is 1st-come, 1st-serve basis.  Please contact Mrs. Sonia Way for arrangements: sonia.way@ky.gov.

 Meals

Free - provided by KSP Academy.

 

Required Equipment

  • Spiral Notebook Graph Paper
  • Mechanical Pencil & Highlighter
  • Erasers
  • Scientific Calculator - CASIO fx-300ES Plus (or similar)
  • Robar, Neil and Ruogolo, George L. Essentials of Traffic Crash Investigations 2019, Institute of Police Technology and Management, Jacksonville, FL. (IPTM Store)
  • Tire Pressure Gauge
  • Tire Tread Depth Gauge

 

Attire

Appropriate in-service attire & inclement weather gear.  No frayed or holes in trousers, torn/cut-off sleeves or tank-tops, inappropriately revealing skirts, low-cut blouse, open to shoes/sandals, or poorly worded or vulgar graphics on clothing.

 

Attendance

Students are required to attend at least 90% of the training in order to receive KLEC credit for the training.  Each day of training builds on the previous lesson; therefore, if a student has court scheduled during the course, it’s highly recommended to request that the County/Commonwealth’s Attorney reschedule the court date.

 

Point of Contact

Lieutenant Hunter Martin (Instructor/Coordinator) - hunter.martin@ky.gov

Sergeant Jerry Jones (Instructor) - jerryg.jones@ky.gov

Sergeant Jack Hedges (Instructor) - jack.hedges@ky.gov

 

New Detective Academy

Free

with Ron Gilbert

Calendar Oct 11, 2022 at 8 am

This course is designed for newly assigned Detectives with less than two years of experience in investigations, or Troopers being considered for an assignment as a General Investigations Detective. This 72-hour course will cover topics ranging from Forensic Lab capabilities, evidence collection and packaging, interviewing, photography, blood spatter, and many more.  Practical exercises will be conducted in many areas to supplement classroom instruction and to better facilitate student learning.

Special Instructions: Students will be required to bring all assigned investigative equipment (camera, digital recorder, evidence collection kits, etc.)

Full Course

Trooper/Officer Health & Wellness (6+ Years with Agency)

Free

with Charles Hedgespeth

Calendar Oct 31, 2022 at 8 am

LOCATION: KSP Academy (Frankfort)

This course is designed to inform Kentucky State Police Troopers, Kentucky State Police Officers, and/or local law enforcement officers, of all ranks, how to live a healthier lifestyle.  Topics covered will range from mental health, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, nutrition, PTSD, coping with stress, nutrition, and implementation of the agency’s new F.A.S.T. test, defensive tactics, strength training, conditioning training, and functional fitness.  Classroom work and physical activity will be nearly 50/50; classroom time will be 70:30 for participation: lecture. This course will require physical participation, require students to complete assignments, and give short presentations in front of the class.  Students that do not participate in physical exercises and/or assignments will not receive in-service credit.  Preference for spring course enrollment will be given to post fitness coordinators. After the completion of this course, Troopers may be listed as mentors at their post/branch on the agency’s intraweb.

Full Course
ONLINE Emergency Vehicle Operations
Online Registration Unavailable

ONLINE Emergency Vehicle Operations

Free
Calendar Nov 1, 2022

8 hour online class from DOCJT 

Crowd Management and Protection Course

Free

with Heath Ayres

Calendar Nov 28, 2022 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

This course will train attendees in the Kentucky State Police tactics, techniques, and procedures for responding to a crowd management situation at the platoon leader, squad leader, and squad member levels.

Attendance Restrictions: Only KSP Command Staff, Post-level leadership (Commanders, Lieutenants, etc.), and all Operations personnel that are assigned to a Post level Crowd Management Team may attend this course. Preference for attendance shall be given to Crowd Management Team members at the Squad Sergeant and Trooper Levels.

Special Instructions: Attendees of this course shall bring all of their individually issued crowd management equipment from post level: helmet with face shield, gas mask with bag, laser protective glasses, chest and leg protectors, riot stick, riot shield. Camel-bak type hydration carriers are encouraged to be brought as well but are not required.

Instructor Development I

Free

with Charles Hedgespeth

Calendar Nov 28, 2022 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

This course is designed to develop Kentucky State Police Troopers, Kentucky State Police Officers, and/or local law enforcement officers, with at least 3 years of experience, as law enforcement instructors.  Topics covered will range from building a course, engaging students, classroom teach-back, skill teach-back, learn operations of a cadet class, and other instructor-specific topics.  Instructor instruction and student teach back will be nearly 50/50; classroom time will be 60:40 for assignment work: lecture. This course will require physical participation, require students to complete assignments, and give several presentations in front of the class.  Students that do not participate in physical exercises and/or assignments will not receive in-service credit.  After the completion of this course, Troopers/Officers will be considered qualified for adjunct positions at the Kentucky State Police Academy.  This course will prepare students for future full-time positions as instructors and for a KLEC instructor course in the future.

KLEC Instructor Certification is not required.

This course is for instructors that are interested in becoming better or those looking to become instructors. 

Investigations for the Patrol Unit (CVE DIVISION ONLY)

Free

with Anthony Blakemore

Calendar Dec 12, 2022 at 8 am

Special Considerations:   Currently Open to current CVE units only. Students will be required to arrive with assigned MDT, camera, audio recorder, and any issued evidence collection-related equipment.

 

Course Description: This course is designed to review, refresh, and update investigative techniques taught used by units assigned to patrol operations. Topics include strategies for success in investigating crimes against people, property, and society. Additional considerations are given for crime scene response by the patrol unit.

Full Course
Counter Ambush In-Service
Registration Unavailable

Counter Ambush In-Service

Free

with Phillips Wagner

This course is designed to provide instruction on how to:  recognize, react, and respond to an ambush situation.  This course will also cover legal considerations of returning fire during an ambush and also how to rapidly assess a downed officer and render appropriate aid. 

Audience:     All KSP and CVE units.

Special Instructions: 

EQUIPMENT: BDU belts and clothing.

RISK LEVEL: Medium

FITNESS LEVEL: Low-Medium

ATTENDEES:  Any Rank

PREREQUISITES:  None





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