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Third of a three part Webinar Series: Leaking the Truth

Welcome to the third of a series of three one hour webinars led by Bruce Jacobs, owner of the company Behavioral Analysis and Security Consultants.

What are the clues someone gives when they’re lying to an Officer? Being aware of micro expressions and changes in language can tip an officer off that someone is engaging in deceptive behavior.


This webinar series (3 one-hour programs) will introduce you to Behavioral and Statement Analysis and will help you recognize deceptive behavior and the scientifically proven “leakage of truth”. These techniques will give you a tremendous advantage when talking to suspects and individuals. It’s impossible for someone to successfully lie without doing something to give away their deception, but learning how to spot those cues takes time and training.

June 19, 2020 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST

Putting it all Together

Defining facial expressions; Body Gestures and Psychophysiology; Reviewing several videos which demonstrate these behaviors. 

Come join us for an informative and entertaining hour of training.

Fee: $50.00

Register Here

Questions: kodonnell@pg-ti.com

Second of a three part Webinar Series: Leaking the Truth

Welcome to the second of a series of three one hour webinars led by Bruce Jacobs, founding partner of the company Behavioral Analysis and Security Consultants.

What are the clues someone gives when they’re lying to an officer? Being aware of micro expressions and changes in language can tip an officer off that someone is engaging in deceptive behavior.


This webinar series (3 one-hour programs) will introduce you to Behavioral and Statement Analysis and will help you recognize deceptive behavior and the scientifically proven “leakage of truth”. These techniques will give you a tremendous advantage when talking to suspects and individuals. It’s impossible for someone to successfully lie without doing something to give away their deception, but learning how to spot those cues takes time and training.

June 12, 2020 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST

Digging a little Deeper

“Introduction of the Six Means of Communication”; Introducing “LY” words; Defining Interaction Styles; Voice; pitch-tone-volume and Verbal Content Analyzing; present several videos which demonstrate these behaviors.

Come join us for an informative and entertaining hour of training.

Fee: $50.00

Register Here

Any questions or inquires: kodonnell@pg-ti.com

First of a three part Webinar Series: Leaking the Truth

Welcome to the first of a series of three one hour webinars led by Bruce Jacobs, owner of the company Behavioral Analysis and Security Consultants.

What are the clues someone gives when they’re lying to an Officer? Being aware of micro expressions and changes in language can tip an officer off that someone is engaging in deceptive behavior.


This webinar series (3 one-hour programs) will introduce you to Behavioral and Statement Analysis and will help you recognize deceptive behavior and the scientifically proven “leakage of truth”. These techniques will give you a tremendous advantage when talking to suspects and individuals. It’s impossible for someone to successfully lie without doing something to give away their deception, but learning how to spot those cues takes time and training.

The First One-Hour Webinar is an

Introduction to Behavioral and Statement Analysis

June 5, 2020 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST

Defining terms; Citing Sources; introducing the six universal facial expressions; introducing observable signs of deception: Micro Expressions, Body Gestures. Introducing observable signs of deception through Statement Analysis: tense; pronoun, distancing language; reviewing several videos which demonstrate these behaviors.

Come join us for an informative and entertaining hour of training.

Fee: $50.00

Register Here

Questions?  kdonnell@pg-ti.com

Pharmaceutical Drug Crimes

Prescription pill and heroin abuse is the greatest drug threat in the Nation.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention it is an epidemic.  Many health care providers and pharmacists say they do not report these crimes because officers/detectives don’t investigate them.  This course will educate patrol officers, detectives and narcotic agents on the most commonly abused pharmaceuticals and how to investigate these crimes.

Course Description:

The course will categorize and provide an understanding of the most commonly abused prescription drugs.  The instructor will then take attendees through the investigation from start to finish.  Along the way students will learn the tactics people use to obtain the drugs, what combination of drugs they seek, understand how prescriptions are written, identify forgeries, evidence collection and report writing.  The Instructor will provide examples of how to develop cases into drug trafficking organizations (DTO’s).

This one day course includes:

  • A description of the most commonly abused pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Tips for identifying counterfeit prescription drugs.
  • Investigative techniques for prescription fraud (“Dr Shopping”) cases.
  • Investigative techniques for prescription forgery cases.
  • How to access/use a state controlled substance database (CSD) report in the investigation.
  • Understanding protected patient information (HIPPA) and laws related to your case.
  • Evidence collection and report writing.
  • Working pharmaceutical DTO and multi-jurisdictional cases.
  • Packaging the case for prosecution and working with your prosecutor’s office.

IMPLEMENTING PROBLEM ORIENTED POLICING For Smaller Agencies

This program is designed as an introductory course to P.O.P.~all are welcomed!

 

COURSE OVERVIEW: Smaller agencies or those will limited resources may not be able to implement Community Action Teams or other Problem Oriented Policing concepts that require ample resources, but that shouldn’t limit them from employing P.O.P. concepts! This introductory course will give police personnel insight into the history and initial introduction of Problem Oriented Policing, the concept of the S.A.R.A. model and employing its use in identifying problems affecting the community, methods of obtaining and analyzing data, thinking beyond traditional police responses to address community issues, implementing P.O.P. practices, methods to encourage Problem Oriented thinking as a department culture, and practical exercises which lead students to develop Problem Oriented Policing thought processes.

Concepts Include:

  • Utilizing Problem Oriented Policing zones for patrol units
  • Use of department liaisons to address specific vulnerable communities
  • Using social media to leverage actions taken and increase communication
  • Use of Crime Free Housing and ordinance violations to address problem areas
  • Employing Crime Prevention Through Environment Design (CPTED) to solve problems

Wellness Program for 911 Dispatchers & Complaint Officers

This seminar is designed for communication professionals such as Dispatchers, Complaint Officers, Command Staff and First Line Supervisors.

 

This 4-hour contemporary mental health training seminar will discuss critical incident (acute stress reactions) secondary traumatic stress/Vicarious Trauma (VT) and the difference between post trauma stress reactions (chronic).

Emphasis is placed upon how such symptoms can affect communication professionals in particular such as Police Dispatchers and Complaint Officers, Command Staff, and First Line Supervisors.

The attendee will be able to identify and potentially manage secondary traumatic stress/Vicarious Trauma (VT) that first responders, particularly dispatchers and police complaint officers may experience on a consistent basis.

VT is the impact of indirect exposure to difficult, disturbing and/or traumatic images and stories of the suffering of others – humans and sometimes animals and the way that it might impact us as individuals and as professionals.

Upon completion, the attendee will be able to potentially acquire, change, and utilize prevention and intervention skills (via cognitive behavioral (CBT-reframing skills), targeting the array of trauma-based psychological, physiological, and behavioral reactions.

Topics Include:

What is a Critical Incident?

  • Understanding the Operational definition of Anxiety and what a Traumatic Stressor/Incident is
  • What is secondary trauma
  • Physiological Signs & Effects from Stress
  • Recovery from Anxiety Responses
  • Psychological Effects from Stress
  • Behavioral Effects from Stress
  • Burnout
  • Benefits of Relaxation Stress Symptom Checklist
  • Receive specific resiliency and management tools using the Penn Resiliency Program for change
  • Empower oneself for identifying and managing symptoms associated with secondary trauma stress
  • Discussing traits that perpetuate Anxiety
  • Benefits for Identification, Training, and Management of Symptoms

 

Pharmaceutical Drug Diversion Training

The Pharmaceutical Drug Diversion Training class was designed to educate law enforcement officers about prescription drug crimes.  It is designed for all areas of law enforcement to include patrol, narcotics, detectives and administration.  Prescription drugs are encountered by law enforcement officers on a regular basis however officers rarely receive training in these types of crimes.  This class will help officers gain a better knowledge of pharmaceuticals, crimes associated with diversion and tips on conducting investigations.

This one-day course includes:

Pharmacology and Pill Identification-4 Hours

This course reviews the most commonly abused opioid, depressant, and stimulant controlled substances.  Officers will learn street names, methods of abuse, and current street prices of prescription drugs.   Resources for pill identification will also be discussed.

 

Legal Prescribing and Preventing Diversion- 2 Hours

This course will provide the student with an understanding of the Controlled Substance Act as it applies to prescription medications and the practice of medicine.  Attendees will learn what constitutes a legal prescription under the Code of Federal Regulations.  Officers will gain information about prescription drug crimes along with the most common methods of diversion. Investigating inappropriate prescribing will be discussed utilizing real case examples

 

Basic Drug Investigations-1 Hour

This course focuses on building successful investigations on various types of prescription drug crimes.  Tips on evidence to obtain and interviews to conduct in various medical settings will be discussed.  This class will help the student better understand the abbreviations that are most commonly used on prescriptions to better detect illegal or altered prescriptions.  The class is designed to provide officers with the tools and resources needed to conduct quality investigations.

 

Pharmacy Crimes -30 Min

This course is an overview of several types of pharmacy crimes.  Participants will learn recommendations and procedures to consider when encountering a diversion issue, evidence to obtain and how to network with the pharmacy staff.  Officers will learn the trends, patterns, and risk factors associated with pharmacy crimes.

 

Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals -30 Min

This class will provide the officer with an overview of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and their effect on the healthcare system.  Case examples involving counterfeit medicines and their sources will be discussed along with resources to utilize in an investigation.

Adrienne Baker

Adrienne Baker is a former state law enforcement officer and prescription drug diversion specialist.  She has provided lectures and training seminars for law enforcement and healthcare personnel for over 20 years.   Starting in 2012 she worked as an Associate Director of RxLELE (Law Enforcement Liaison and Education) for Purdue Pharma. She was a full-time public speaker providing a variety of lectures to police and industry throughout the country.  In addition, she was an FBI LEEDA instructor.  Prior to joining Purdue in 2012, Mrs. Baker was Principal Agent for the Georgia State Medical Board.  As a state law enforcement officer in Georgia, she conducted investigations involving pharmaceutical drug diversion and violations of state laws and regulations relating to medical practitioners. Mrs. Baker is a Master Police Instructor certified through the state police academy.  In addition, she is a state Firearms and Defensive Tactics Instructor.

For her entire career, Mrs. Baker has traveled throughout the United States educating doctors, law enforcement officers, healthcare professionals, and community groups regarding safe and legal medical practices involving prescription drugs.  In addition, she testified and assisted in the passing of SB 36, the Georgia Prescription Monitoring Program.

Mrs. Baker was named National Law Enforcement Educator of the Year in 2007 and has served as president of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) Georgia chapter since 2004. Mrs. Baker has also been on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Tactical Officers Association (GTOA) since 2004-2012.  In 2009, she was named one of Georgia’s top 40 under 40 by Georgia Trend magazine.

Mrs. Baker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Samford University and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. In 2018 she graduated from Yale School of Management in the Executive Management Program.

Course Offered:

Pharmaceutical Drug Diversion Training

Mastering Gang Basics: Your First Line of Defense

Mastering Gang Basics:Your First Line of Defense

“Stop asking why they do it and start asking why you allow it.” 

This straight-forward eight hour seminar is specifically designed to prepare officers to successfully identify, document and lawfully combat today’s most dangerous street gangs.  For departments of all sizes, officers will utilize today’s most effective approaches and strategies in the field, developed by some of today’s leading gang experts.  This is the gang course that is going to provide the tactical and investigative edge that uniformed officers need to get the job done, no matter how big the gang problem.    The enthusiasm of seasoned instructors and their proven street tactics is what makes this one day seminar the one to experience as officers begin to train for today’s street-smart gang bangers.  From the streets to the class room, a fresh approach to gang suppression and identification begins.  Attendees will acquire the skill and attitude that demands results starting today. Some of the topics addressed by your instructors will include: ·

  • Understanding gang history and culture·
  • Today’s gang signs and symbols·
  • Hybrid gangs·
  • Why your town?·
  • Street banging and social media·
  • Tools to dismantle gang technology·
  • Decoding today’s gang graffiti·
  • Proper gang identification·
  • Officer mind-set and approach
  • And much more…

Edgardo Navarro

Edgardo Navarro is a commander with the Waukegan (Illinois) Police Department and oversees the operations for the Gang Intelligence Unit (GIU). GIU encompasses all gang and narcotics investigations for the department. Edgar earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia College of Missouri.  He is also a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command in Evanston, IL. Edgar has over 21 years of law enforcement experience which began as a Corrections Officer with the Cook County Sherriff’s Office in Chicago. He was then employed by the Waukegan Police Department and started off as a Patrol Officer. Soon after, he moved into the Detective Bureau where he worked a variety of cases to include many homicides. Edgar is fluent in Spanish and was able utilized that skill in his interviews with many Latino street gang members. One particular brutal homicide investigation lead him to Mexico in pursuit of the suspect. Edgar worked with the Jalisco State Police Homicide Unit in Mexico. The homicide suspect was later caught in Mexico and extradited to the United States. Edgar took part in the interview and obtained a confession from the suspect. Edgar was then transferred into the Drug Unit and it was followed by a promotion to Sergeant. He also worked as a supervisor in the street tactical unit (Significant Incident Group), Gang Unit, and the Narcotics Unit. Edgar was then promoted to Commander of the Patrol Division and then to his current assignment as Commander of the GIU.

Edgar has been involved in many long-term investigations utilizing various surveillance techniques and court approved eavesdropping devices. Edgar has also worked in an undercover capacity on numerous cases.  Edgar assisted (former) Congressman Kirk’s advisory board with gang presentations and provided statistics on gang violence in trying to demonstrate the need of federal funding for fighting gangs.  Edgar has been recognized for his hard work by his department, the Lake County (Illinois) States Attorney’s office, federal agencies and community groups.

He was born and raised in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Edgar’s success is about keeping it simple, sharing his experiences, and always willing to listen and adapt to improved ideas.

Street Strategies Seminar Instructor

C.R.I.M.E 123: Interviewing & Interrogation

“My C.I.” Cultivating and Effectively Handling today’s Top Confidential Informants

Mastering Gang Basics: Your First Line of Defense

Gang Combat Dynamics

Street Strategies Homicide Investigation Seminar

Jail Gang Intelligence

Courtroom Success:
Preparing for Today’s Homicide and High Profile cases

Gangs in Schools: Prevention to Investigation