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    1. OAK RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT Police Officer Training David H. Beams Chief of Police Oak Ridge City Council Work Session August 23, 2010

    2. The Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission P.O.S.T Oversight Certification Requirements Suspension and Revocation Curriculum and Instructor Qualifications In-Service Training Requirement Basic Training Academy Requirements Specialized Training Requirements

    3. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements The commission shall approve a program of instruction comprising fundamental law enforcement skills and knowledge, which shall be designated as the Basic Law Enforcement Course.

    4. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements Length: The Basic Law Enforcement Course shall include a minimum of 400 hours of instruction and study. Format: The Basic Law Enforcement Course shall include the specific elements.

    5. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements - Firearms 40 hour course Weapons safety, nomenclature and maintenance For handguns, stance and firing position to include: kneeling, standing, prone, off-hand, barricade, one- and two-hand grip Double or single action (depending on Department approved weapon)

    6. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements - Firearms Fifty (50) round Shall not be fired beyond 25 yards Students must demonstrate a proficiency of at least 75% both during the day and darkness on all weapons issued or authorized by students department. Demonstrate a proficiency of at least 75% on a stress exertion course which has a laterally moving target. ORPD Officers are required to have a firearms proficiency of 80%

    7. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements Emergency Medical Training 10 hour course Basic First Aid and CPR; infectious diseases; pathogens Airborne and blood pathogens

    8. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements Patrol Procedures 75 hour course Traffic accident investigation Various types Observation techniques Officer survival tactics Crime in progress

    9. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements Patrol Procedures Crime scene and evidence protection and gathering to include chain of evidence Communication procedures Child sex abuse investigation (minimum 3 hours) Crisis intervention (domestic disputes)

    10. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements Interpersonal Communications 25 hour course Interview witnesses Interview victims Basic street Spanish Field interviews Police citizen contacts

    11. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements Professional and Ethical Conduct 3 hour course IACP Code of Ethics Political influences on law enforcement

    12. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements Physical Defense Tactics 40 hour course Physical training fitness Suspect control Various unarmed self defensive tactics Baton use, if used by department Control of the emotionally disturbed

    13. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements Criminal and Constitutional Law and Procedure 50 hour course Restraint of police power vs. citizens as dictated by court decisions in the area of the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 14th Amendments Post-arrest and pre-trial statutory procedure Civil liability of police Criminal offenses and local ordinances

    14. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements Written Communications 10 hour course All types of police reports Emphasis on elements of crimes in written narratives Report writing skills

    15. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements Human Relations 30 hour course Sociology of groups, ethnic, and racial Psychology of human behavior Basic street gang culture Sexual harassment Domestic terrorism

    16. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements Criminal Justice System 11 hour course Role of courts Role of various police agencies Role of correctional system Courtroom security Civil process

    17. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements Law Enforcement Stress 9 hour course Recognizing the symptoms of Law Enforcement stress and coping mechanisms Law Enforcement marriages Nutrition and health management

    18. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements - Administration 3 hour course Directors prerogative

    19. P.O.S.T. Basic Training Requirements Emergency Vehicle Operations 40 hour course Day and night course Timed driving events Defensive driving techniques must be demonstrated Pursuit driving Training course design is from the National Safety Council Defensive Driving course or comparable safety related course

    20. In-Service Training Minimum 40 hour course each year to maintain P.O.S.T. Certification Curriculum must be approved by P.O.S.T. in advance Curriculum must include: 1 hour of Child Sexual Abuse 2 hours of Emergency Vehicle Operations 8 hours of Firearms

    21. 2010 In-Service Training for Oak Ridge Police Officers In-Service training was approved by P.O.S.T. commission in June 2010 Included a block of instruction on mental health issues. Sgt Phillip Nall and Lt Brad Jenkins attending the training course presented by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness and presented the course, created and distributed by NAMI, during In-Service which was conducted this month.

    22. 2010 In-Service Training for Oak Ridge Police Officers The learning objective from the block of instruction on Mental Health Issues were: Gain awareness of signs and symptoms of mental illness Explore effective methods to communicate with individuals who appear to be experiencing psychiatric symptoms Explore effective interventions for calls concerning individuals with mental illness Gain empathy for individuals with mental illness

    23. Prior In-Service Training for Oak Ridge Police Officers Previous years have not specifically included training related to mental illness. However they have included training on the departments Use of Force policy and Less Lethal techniques and equipment available to officers.

    24. Prior In-Service Training for Oak Ridge Police Officers 2009 5 hours of scheduled training that included in-depth discussion of the departments Use of Force policy, recertification in Tazer deployment, and review of proper use of impact weapons. 2008- 7 hours scheduled training that included group discussion on department policy and what if situations. A round robin type training experience included officers receiving refreshers, followed by demonstrated abilities in impact weapons, Tazer, handcuffing techniques, and PPCT Pressure Point Control Techniques.

    25. Prior In-Service Training for Oak Ridge Police Officers 2006 2 hour refresher training on Tazer deployment and on the use and effects of Oleoresin Capsicum spray in less lethal encounters. Training on use and deployment of less lethal shotgun rounds (bean bags) has been conducted during the 8 hours of annual firearms. In addition to bean bags, the officers received training on deployment of 38 mm rounds that primarily have use in crowd control situations such as rubber rounds, wooden batons and tear gasses.

    26. Conclusion Oak Ridge Police Officers have always met the minimum standards established by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards Training Commission. ORPD Officers frequently exceed training required.