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DEPUTY CHIEF CHRISTOPHER MANNINO
In his 21st year of law enforcement, Christopher Mannino currently serve as Deputy Chief of Field Operations of the Park Forest Police Department in suburban Chicago. He has served in a wide variety of law enforcement roles throughout his career, including assignments in the patrol division, investigations division (including as an investigator of a Major Crimes Task Force), administration division, special operations, as the Field Training Coordinator, and as a team leader with a Mobile Field Force.
Christopher holds Master’s Degree in Political and Justice Studies and is a graduate of the 237th session of the FBI National Academy, where his studies concentrated on media relations and promoting the law enforcement image. He implemented and manages his law enforcement agency’s social media accounts, and has created social media content which has garnered national attention, as well as significant positive news coverage by the Chicago media market. He also manages the International Police Association- US Section’s Facebook page on a volunteer basis. Christopher is an adjunct instructor for several Mobile Training Units, teaching a self-developed curriculum on implementing and managing social media for law enforcement agencies.
While recognizing the challenges social media can present, Christopher believes strongly in utilizing this ever-evolving tool to create and foster rapport with the community, building trust in local law enforcement in an effort to better carry out the law enforcement mission.
PURPOSE OF COURSE: This one day course has been designed to meet the practical needs of a Public Information Officer or other police personnel assigned to create, implement, and manage a social media strategy for a law enforcement agency.
COURSE OVERVIEW: This course will give the police personnel insight into the history of law enforcement use of social media, how to create agency accounts on the most popular social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), legal considerations, civil rights considerations, creating engaging content, avoid pitfalls, and an overview of additional social media platforms and tools.
COURSE GOALS: The main goal of this course is to educate police personnel on how to successfully create social media accounts for their agencies, manage content within legal guidelines and community expectations, and successfully promote their agency and law enforcement in general.
COURSE PREREQUISITES: This course will be offered to law enforcement personnel assigned to a Public Information Officer role or tasked with creating and/or managing social media accounts.
FREE & DISCOUNTED TRAINING IS AVAILABLE!
Public Grants & Training Initiatives (PG-TI) is proud to represent internationally recognized speakers that offer a wide range of expertise in law enforcement. If you are interested in bringing one or more seminars to your area please consider the options. We work on an arrangement that meets your training objectives!
Co-Host Option: free training & discounted training for the host agency!
PG-TI partner with police departments throughout the country to present our training seminars. The host department provides a meeting facility, provides a/v, some light refreshments (coffee/water) and most importantly spearheads the marketing effort in the region. PG-TI is responsible for the speaker and expenses related to travel, takes all registrations through a service and also collects the fees. PG-TI also will provide the host department an electronic flyer for distribution. It truly is a team effort and as compensation for the department’s efforts, the department will receive free and discounted training for their personnel. It is an effective way of getting quality training to your area with limited resources and administrative duties.
Contract Option: training at a fraction of the cost!
In a contractual arrangement, PG-TI and the agency/department will agree upon a flat rate for the training seminar. The advantage to this arrangement is the cost per person fee is greatly reduced since PG-TI is not involved with the administrative functions.
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Morale, Motivation, Suicide Prevention-Intervention, Stress Management, & Resiliency for LEO’s
Course Goal: This seminar is designed to educate others on improving motivation, morale, preventing and intervening with those that experience suicidality, stress recognition and management tools, improving communication style and patterns of interpersonal behavior, and resiliency cultivation techniques for all levels and ranks within the law enforcement profession.
Following the completion of this didactic, the overall goal for attendees will be to gain new insight into the following: Differences between motivation and morale, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Herzberg’s Motivation Hygiene Theory, use of motivating strategies, a framework for understanding personality traits/characteristics, stress management, post– trauma based reactions, generalized anxiety conditions, benefits of relaxation, police trauma and statistics, resiliency acquisition for law enforcement, and suicide prevention and intervention.
- Motivation vs. Morale
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- Herzberg’s Motivation Hygiene Theory
- Use of motivating strategies
- Understanding personality traits and characteristics within law enforcement
- Overview of stress management, stress recognition, fight/flight process
- Improving communication style and patterns of Interpersonal behavior
- Post-trauma stress and critical incidents for law enforcement personnel
- Resiliency cultivation for law enforcement personnel
- Police trauma and statistics
- Suicide prevention and intervention
- Suicidality awareness
- Law enforcement suicide
- Benefits of relaxation
Applied use of behavioral-health tools learned for law enforcement scenarios
An empowering training was facilitated at the Mesa Public Safety Training Facility. There were several attendees from all over the state of Arizona that participated in learning about the effects of critical incidents and how to support fellow public safety professionals soon after experiencing such an incident(s). Differences between debriefing(s) and defusing(s) demobilization(s) and crisis management briefings were discussed and processed along with the clinical challenges that may develop following such a critical incident or series of incidents such as post traumatic stress and suicidality that would warrant a referral for clinical attention to a mental health professional.
Educating those to prevent stigma was highlighted and encouraged. Knowledge is an empowerment tool that manages such stress resulting from critical incidents. The importance for having a mental health professional connected to a peer support team was significant and highly recommended. Ongoing training, consultations, referrals, and cultivation of trust are some of the many benefits for having a mental health professional connected with peer support teams. The importance of confidentiality was also discussed as an imperative component in the development of peer support teams conducting such services. CISD is not therapy, however, confidentiality is a vital ingredient to the success of such a service and a peer support program. Transparency for particular limitations was discussed and recommended to peer support teams who provide such services up front. Such exceptions vary from state to state, but generally include abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation of the elderly and/or vulnerable adults, children, suicidality, homicidality, and children/adolescents exposed to domestic violence. Criminal acts may also be included, specific to public safety departments/agencies policies and procedures. Overall, there was an abundance of participation and the learning curve exceeded the goals initially established. See you at our next training!
Captain Justin Chapman is a 23-year veteran of the Sandy City Police Department. He has enjoyed numerous assignments including Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, D.A.R.E., Community Policing Unit, Detective, S.W.A.T. Operator/Commander, Public Information Officer, EVO and ATV operations instructor, Bike Unit, Youth Court Coordinator and more. He was promoted through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant and is currently a Captain where he oversees 70+ officers in the patrol division.
In 2006 he was awarded the “Medal of Merit” award for his work in organizing the Youth Court program and his involvement in a Teen Dating violence awareness video. In 2007 he recognized the need for higher quality training for School Resource Officers, so he developed and began teaching an SRO Certification Course. That same year he also received the “Police Unit Citation” for contributions while serving as the Youth Unit Sergeant.
He has worked closely with their local school district, participated in numerous committees, and presented at multiple conferences including:
- 2008 U.A.S.R.O. conference.
- 2010 Joining Forces Conference.
- 2010 36th NOVA National Conference.
- 2013 Power of Prevention Conference.
In addition to the above conferences, he has presented and continues to present at numerous public and private events, training hundreds of students in a variety of topics. The most popular topics include: School Resource Officer Certification, E.S.C.A.P.E. (Active shooter response) and QPR (Suicide prevention).
As a public information officer he has worked with local and national media outlets in TV, Web, Print and Radio.
Justin was recognized by and given a service award from the FBI, when he captured the Utah Division of the FBI’s most wanted persons, following a vehicle and foot pursuit. He has completed the FBI Command College and is currently in a selection process where he is anticipating attending the FBI National Academy in the next couple of years.
During his many years experience working with schools, students, staff and police officers, he has developed a passion for the subject matter that he teaches and has genuine concern for those he meets.
This 2-day course is taught from over 23 yrs. LEO/SRO experience and will provide officers the skills and knowledge necessary to work as a competent SRO in the school environment. Being an SRO is much more than just moving a police officer from a patrol position to inside a school building. In order to be SUCCESSFUL, School Resource Officers will have to recognize and make changes in their policing mentality, identify their new role, understand the value of available resources and requires specific knowledge of the critical rules and laws that govern school policing. Areas like Miranda, search and seizure, free speech and expression are considerably different in schools than anywhere else. Special populations (autistic and special needs) students, parent interaction, class presentation and many more subjects are covered.
This certification class is specifically designed for TWO DAYS and loaded with pertinent information, not stuffed with filler material simply to charge more for an extra day or three. Simply put, this is the best bang for your buck. Please compare to other SRO courses
- Building positive working relationships.
- Search and Seizure in the school
- Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Rulings (School).
- SRO duties and
- S.C.A.P.E.- Active shooter guide for (Staff/student)
- Trends: Cyber-bullying, e-cigarette (vaping), drug trends etc.
- Strategies to work with autistic
- Cube policing
- Internet investigative tools (Google, Firefox).
- Teaching tips and more…
On November 2, 2017 we presented two Heroin on Steroids classes in Sandy (Salt Lake City) Utah. The back to back classes were full at 60 registrations each. In attendance were patrol officers, narcotic agents, detectives, regulatory agencies, parole/probation officers, corrections, wildlife officers, Forest Service, AG’s office, firefighters, paramedics and more. Many in attendance said they didn’t realize how dangerous these synthetic opioids are. There was a lot of good discussion about several recent local cases.
One of the paramedics said that over the last several months they are using multiple doses of naloxone, sometimes up to 4 doses, to revive heroin overdoses when historically it only took one. He realized during the class that the patients most likely did not OD on Heroin and that it was probably Fentanyl. All of the students left the class knowing when they encounter fentanyl they can do it safely. The highlight of the day was watching the Cubs take the world series, congratulations Cubs and Chicago!
A group of lucky Michigan crime-fighters just spent two days with Lt. Dave Smith and Chief Ed Delmore witnessing the birth of a new law enforcement training endeavor aptly titled “The Winning Edge.”
These two veteran police instructors spent 16 hours utilizing video, photographs and a large dose of humor to provide these state and federal professionals with the emotional, intellectual and practical tools for a street far more dangerous than ever before.
Chief Delmore had just returned from attending the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in San Diego, CA, an event Dave Smith has attended for decades. In discussing this year’s IACP, both men agree that American law enforcement officers are serving in an increasingly complex society. While community groups, politicians and the media often talk about “police reform” and “de-escalation,” Smith and Delmore know that “boots on the ground” police officers still have to answer calls, make traffic stops, conduct investigations, and get the job done safely and professionally. This new two-day training event provided these officers and agents with tools to strengthen and refocus their winning mindset and then get the playbook for real-world success on the street.
Course objectives :
This 2-day dynamic training program offers an unmatched experience for financial investigators. Enter the financial intelligence cycle and recognize its importance in illicit finance through the following:
- Identifying the stages of terrorist activity, such as PPF (Planning, Procurement, and Funding), through the analysis of actual terrorist bank account records
- Utilizing financial intelligence methods to recognize the radicalization process of a jihadist and the red flags that indicate an imminent threat of a terrorist act
- Leveraging terrorist financing case studies that teach situational awareness techniques in analysis, critical thinking, and investigation skills
- Examining the material and financial intelligence leads gathered from terrorist operational sites and understanding their impact on identifying the threat
- Engaging in knowledge transfer sessions with CTF Investigators
- Be more proficient in financial investigation and the analysis of counter terrorist financing
- Understanding how financial intelligence can be used in identifying and disrupting terrorist financing
- Be able to develop financial intelligence to be used in a mission critical plan
- Utilize financial intelligence in a reactive and proactive operation
- Understand the typologies and trends of terrorist financing
- Understand Charities and NGO and how they are used by terrorist organizations
- Gain access to a unique reservoir of CTF material
- Current IS, AQ & AQAP fund raising