Upcoming Law Enforcement Training

We offer on-site training at our classroom facility in Auburn, Maine and also host trainings throughout New England. Classes are taught by a group of active and retired law enforcement officers, investigators, and attorneys with significant street experience.

Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Training

This course has been approved as a CIT-equivalent for the IACP’s One Mind Campaign requirements.   This training is designed to support law enforcement with the most effective response to those exhibiting mental health, substance use, trauma and challenging behaviors. Topics include but are not limited to identifying potential related issues, most effective de-escalation skills, assessing risk, identifying least restrictive stabilization for individuals' safety, officer safety and community safety. These trainings are designed to be most applicable to the law enforcement perspective, appreciating and building from the unique experience of law enforcement expertise. Each training module also includes a wellness… read more
Jul 22: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Police Department
3 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801
Price: $225
MODULE 2 of 3

Sexual Assault Investigations

Sexual assault investigations are among the most complex cases a detective or prospective investigator will receive. This class will give students a systemic yet flexible overview of how to obtain the best evidence, truth-seeking witness accounts, and build documentation for prosecution and to prevent liability. The instructor will introduce social media and digital evidence recovered in sexual assault cases, including human trafficking, online solicitation, and child exploitation. Attendees will become familiar with sexual assault kits including collection and storage, as well as forensic interviewing and Maine’s Children’s Advocacy Centers. Attendees will learn about interacting with victims and providing them with… read more
Jul 29: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eastern Maine Community College
268 Sylvan Road
Bangor, Maine, 04401
Price: $225
Rangeley Hall Room 105/107

Field Training Officer SUPERVISOR

This class will provide an in-depth description/explanation of the Field Training Supervisor Role for your Agency's Field Training Program. How to provide management oversight of the field training program How to manage the overall scheduling and structure of the Field Training program Help identify problems and provide insight on how to improve the training Help identify and provide solutions for interpersonal conflicts that may arise Facilitate communication between the FTO staff and whole agency Review, correct, and correlate all Daily Observation reports, Basic Skill sheets, Policy Sign-offs, and any other documents relating to Field Training Responsibilities for and with the Probationary… read more
Jul 30: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225

Internal Affairs: Process and Investigations

MLEAP
To promote public confidence and to protect officers from being victimized, a police accountability system must implement the checks and balances that were designed to avoid unjust results in personnel matters, as well as those best practices that are followed in every investigation that may have serious consequences.  This interactive class will examine the entire spectrum of conducting internal affairs investigations in the context of police accountability principles—including from the perspectives of the officer who is a subject of a complaint, the union delegate, the officer’s attorney, the internal affairs investigator, the reviewing official, the deciding official, and the government… read more
Aug 6: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eastern Maine Community College
268 Sylvan Road
Bangor, Maine, 04401
Price: $225
Rangeley Hall, Rooms 105/107

Artificial Intelligence Basics: Report Writing, Social Media and More!

This comprehensive course is designed to equip law enforcement professionals with the tools and techniques to build the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into daily operations. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of AI's historical context, current applications, and potential in both supporting report writing practices and ways to streamline time management. Participants will leave with templates to prompt generative AI and engage in hands-on experiences using police training videos and live police reporting. Join us to explore the transformative potential of AI in law enforcement, ensuring that officers are well-prepared to serve and protect… read more
Aug 6: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $149
Available in person OR via Zoom

Green Lab: Cannabis Impairment Detection Training

Cannabis is legal and more openly used around the nation: Can you detect and articulate its impairment? Today’s forms (including edibles, flower, and concentrates) have a much higher level of THC than in the past. With more cannabis of a stronger variety available, officers greatly benefit from green lab training to help recognize its presence in motor vehicle operators. Training Objectives include: In-depth discussion about Cannabis and its different forms, legal status, and legislative history. A suggested “enhanced” SFST Protocol for detecting cannabis impairment roadside as well as cannabis-impaired driving investigation techniques including: Field Sobriety Techniques and exercises Behaviors commonly… read more
Aug 15: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: FREE FOR MAINE LEO AND PROSECUTORS --- Sponsored by the Office of Cannabis Policy
Non-Maine LEO is $600 *Limited seats available*

Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Training

This course has been approved as a CIT-equivalent for the IACP’s One Mind Campaign requirements.   This training is designed to support law enforcement with the most effective response to those exhibiting mental health, substance use, trauma and challenging behaviors. Topics include but are not limited to identifying potential related issues, most effective de-escalation skills, assessing risk, identifying least restrictive stabilization for individuals' safety, officer safety and community safety. These trainings are designed to be most applicable to the law enforcement perspective, appreciating and building from the unique experience of law enforcement expertise. Each training module also includes a wellness… read more
Aug 19: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Police Department
3 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801
Price: $225
MODULE 3 of 3

Vehicle Operation Liability Awareness for Law Enforcement

Vehicle operation is one of the most common yet dangerous things an officer does. Unfortunately, police liability resulting from vehicle operation is not uncommon. This class is an awareness training for officers and law enforcement agencies that is designed to increase their understanding of the liability and legal concerns arising out of and around vehicle use in police operation. This is an area where officers can help control their exposure to risk by better understanding the dangers. Specific topics covered include: Officer safety, liability awareness, and legal concerns during routine   patrol, emergency operation, and pursuits. Officer safety, liability awareness and… read more
Aug 27: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $149
Available In-person OR via Zoom

Fundamentals of OUI Investigations

FROM THE STOP TO THE REPORT: AN OVERVIEW OF A PROPER OUI INVESTIGATION Gone are the days when an OUI arrest consisted of only a stop, field sobriety tests, and a chemical test. With the complications of prescription and illicit drug use, the legalization of recreational marijuana, and complicated case law precedents involving chemical testing, there are many, complicated hurdles for law enforcement. This class reviews the entire OUI investigation from the time of initial contact until the time for testimony under oath. Topics include: the initial stop, roadside interviews, first response to fatal crashes, chemical testing, testifying in court and… read more
Sep 9: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Knox County Emergency Management Agency
301 Park Street
Rockland, Maine,
Price: FREE- This class is sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety
Hosted by Rockland Police Department---Lunch provided

OUI: After the Arrest

OUI is amongst the most heavily litigated crimes in Maine.  The mandatory license suspensions might be a cause of that litigiousness, but what does that mean for you?  That means that if you are going to court, there is a good chance that it is going to be on an OUI case. The goal of this course is to better prepare you for that court day. This class is designed for impaired driving investigating officers and prosecutors. Course discussion topics include: For Officers: Report Writing, Direct Testimony, and Cross-Examination For Prosecutors: Witness Preparation, Common Evidence, Admissibility Issues, and An Officer’s… read more
Sep 10: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Knox County Emergency Management Agency
301 Park Street
Rockland, Maine,
Price: FREE - This class is sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety

SHE Leads3 day class

SHE Leads, a 3-part Women’s Leadership Training. Join us for a collaborative skill-building journey spread over 3 intensive trainings. This curriculum will help participants identify their Values, Voice, and Vision in a male-dominated workforce. Participants will receive an in-depth exploration of their own skills while developing a career path alongside peers, experienced women leaders, and subject matter experts. They will also receive mentoring and coaching as part of the series, with opportunities to network and build their community of women leaders. Participants will be supported through their individualized journey of establishing their Values, finding their Voice, and charting their Vision.… read more
Day 1Sep 10: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Oct 8: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3Nov 12: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $799
Must be able to attend all 3 days and complete intersession work for course credit.

Field Training Officer School3 day class

MLEAP
This 2.5-day class is a combination of the San Jose Model, the modified version-the PTO Model, along with other best practices to create an advanced, proven, up-to-date training that is applicable to Maine Law Enforcement. The objectives of this course include: Creating a standardized program Role of an FTO Ethics and it's liabilities Leadership traits, relationships & conduct Effective teaching methods for different learning styles Setting expectations and completing evaluations of the trainee Example Daily Observation Reports (DOR) and Weekly Observation Reports (WOR) Training Scenario's for application of class objectives   Survey testimonials from students: "Ret. Trp. Tilsley’s passion for… read more
Day 1Sep 11: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Sep 12: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3Sep 13: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Berwick Police Department
20 Wilson Street
Berwick, Maine, 03901
Price: $575

Forensic Statement Analysis

Attendees to this course will learn how to dissect written and verbal statements in order to help determine fact from fiction and apply what they learn towards their investigations.   Participants will: cite how to collect a valid written statement understand what forensic statement analysis is study the components of a truthful and deceptive statement list the parts of speech that are used during analysis interpret the results of an analysis produce investigative questions derived during analysis   Student Testimonials: "This class was phenomenal. Mike is not the typical instructor who sticks to a PowerPoint and regurgitates it to the… read more
Sep 16: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225

Digital Evidence Training

This training is intended for Patrol Officers, Supervisors, Detectives, Prosecutors or any Law Enforcement Officer. Let’s face it, more cases than ever that we investigate involve some amount of digital evidence. Whether you are looking for cell phone location data, social media content, electronic communication device data, or any other types of information, you need to be able to recognize, properly collect, and preserve digital evidence. If you have attended the legal portion previously and want to attend the afternoon, that is fine. Morning Session: Instructor, Paul Rucha, Assistant Attorney General AAG Rucha will provide information regarding the law and… read more
Sep 17: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: FREE! Sponsored by the AG's Office
This class will be available in-person and via Zoom. Lunch will be provided to those attending in-person.

Investigation of Maine Cannabis Law Violations

NEW!ME
(Formerly Cannabis Liaison Training) Sponsored by the Maine Office of Cannabis Policy, this FREE training is here!   The Maine Office of Cannabis Policy: Investigation of Maine Cannabis Law violations The legalization of recreational cannabis in recent years has necessitated many new or amended laws, rules, and regulations for both the recreational and medicinal markets. So many changes have taken place in such a short period of time that it’s a challenge for law enforcement and prosecutors to keep up, not only with the regulation of the legal markets, but also to distinguish it from the illegal ones.  Sponsored by… read more
Sep 23: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: FREE - This course is sponsored by the Office of Cannabis Policy
Available in-person or via Zoom.

Field Training Officer School3 day class

MLEAP
This 2.5-day class is a combination of the San Jose Model, the modified version-the PTO Model, along with other best practices to create an advanced, proven, up-to-date training that is applicable to Maine Law Enforcement. The objectives of this course include: Creating a standardized program Role of an FTO Ethics and it's liabilities Leadership traits, relationships & conduct Effective teaching methods for different learning styles Setting expectations and completing evaluations of the trainee Example Daily Observation Reports (DOR) and Weekly Observation Reports (WOR) Training Scenario's for application of class objectives   Survey testimonials from students: "Ret. Trp. Tilsley’s passion for… read more
Day 1Sep 24: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Sep 25: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3Sep 26: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eastern Maine Community College
268 Sylvan Road
Bangor, Maine, 04401
Price: $575
Rangeley Hall, Rooms 105/107

Public Access to Public Records – Law Enforcement and Maine’s Freedom of Access Act

Government operates best when it operates openly. As members of the law enforcement community, it is our duty to protect the rights of our citizens to know what their law enforcement agencies are doing.  We must be well grounded in knowing and properly applying the laws that govern public access to law enforcement records.  This training is intended to provide the resources necessary to achieve a basic working understanding of the Freedom of Access Act and the statutes that restrict public access to certain records and information.  The training is designed to assure compliance with our legal obligation of transparency… read more
Sep 25: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $149
Attend in-person OR via Zoom

Interview and Interrogation: Patrol to Investigations2 day class

ME
This unique course offers Patrol Officers and new Investigators insight into what a person is saying and, most importantly, what they are not saying. Studies have found that while the majority of people do not lie, they instead choose to omit information. In doing so, people display involuntary signs of nonverbal body language; they offer “Evasive Verbal Responses” to direct bipolar questioning, and their written statements often identify areas that are sensitive to them. While the type of crime is inconsequential, what is essential is that the person giving the information is affected by the same passions of guilt, stress,… read more
Day 1Sep 30: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Oct 1: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eastern Maine Community College
268 Sylvan Road
Bangor, Maine, 04401
Price: $425
Rangeley Hall, Rooms 105/105

Interview and Interrogation: Patrol to Investigations2 day class

ME
This unique course offers Patrol Officers and new Investigators insight into what a person is saying and, most importantly, what they are not saying. Studies have found that while the majority of people do not lie, they instead choose to omit information. In doing so, people display involuntary signs of nonverbal body language; they offer “Evasive Verbal Responses” to direct bipolar questioning, and their written statements often identify areas that are sensitive to them. While the type of crime is inconsequential, what is essential is that the person giving the information is affected by the same passions of guilt, stress,… read more
Day 1Oct 7: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Oct 8: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Presque Isle PD
43 North Street
Presque Isle, Maine, 04769
Price: $425

Opioid Based Law Enforcement Training

NEW!
This class is an awareness-level class designed for law enforcement (or any first responder) to provide a basic understanding of Opioid drugs from two perspectives: Enforcement and Individual Wellness Enforcement: The enforcement perspective is designed to give officers a basic overview of opioids and important topics to consider about enforcing laws related to opioids. Topics Include: Opioid Drug Identification Current Opioid use trends Possession Enforcement Handling and storage of evidence Overview of Drug Impaired Driving Enforcement Wellness: The wellness perspective is designed to give officers a basic overview of Individual Officer and Family Wellness topics relevant to Opioid use and… read more
Oct 7: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Keene Police Department, Michael E.J. Blastos Community Room
400 Marlboro Street
Keene, New Hampshire, 03431
Price: FREE - This training is being provided by the Cheshire County Sheriff's Office
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

First-Line Supervisors

MLEAP
This one-day progressive course breaks down what it means to be the new Sergeant, shift leader, or crew chief in a first-line supervision capacity. The course theme centers on the responsibility of supervision over the authority to make decisions.  Students learn and understand how to avoid common pitfalls that can degrade the department's mission and stove pipe production for years to come.   In addition, this course teaches students: How to transition from doing the job to supervising staff who do the job How to learn who you are, who your people are, and what is the job What are… read more
Oct 7: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eastern Maine Community College
268 Sylvan Road
Bangor, Maine, 04401
Price: $225

Field Training Officer REFRESHER

NEW!
This one-day refresher course is good for any FTO, no matter how long they've been in the role. You will review: Why the FTO program is so important Your role and responsibilities as the FTO Common mistakes by the FTO and how to avoid them Common mistakes by a trainee and how to respond Teaching styles Importance of and proper completion of documentation Recently Ret. Lt. of the MSP, instructor Tilsley has many years of first-hand knowledge and applying these concepts in today's world of policing. With policing facing controversy and changes, it's important to take pride in leading the… read more
Oct 10: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225

Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Training

This course has been approved as a CIT-equivalent for the IACP’s One Mind Campaign requirements.   This training is designed to support law enforcement with the most effective response to those exhibiting mental health, substance use, trauma and challenging behaviors. Topics include but are not limited to identifying potential related issues, most effective de-escalation skills, assessing risk, identifying least restrictive stabilization for individuals' safety, officer safety and community safety. These trainings are designed to be most applicable to the law enforcement perspective, appreciating and building from the unique experience of law enforcement expertise. Each training module also includes a wellness… read more
Oct 21: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225
Module #1 of 3 ** IN-PERSON OR VIA ZOOM! **

The Effective Writing of Search Warrants

This training is designed to assist officers in understanding and drafting search warrants. Although officers with all levels of experience may attend; this course is primarily intended for investigators and patrol officers new to writing search warrants, or those looking for a refresher. Effective search warrant writing encourages officers to expand their investigative capabilities by learning to use search warrants as effective tools in a criminal investigation. This class uses simple, easy to understand approaches to explain the constitutional requirements for search warrants and affidavits, including the additional requirements that are placed upon law enforcement by State constitutions and statutes.… read more
Oct 22: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225

Tall Cop Says STOP! Returning in 2024!!

  Testimonials from the 2023 event in Portland, ME: "Jermaine's' knowledge is unbelievable! He opened my eyes to things I never even imagined could be happening in our communities." "This class opened my eyes to all of the dangerous drugs that are being sold to young people legally." "I left feeling inadequate in my job as I was not aware of ANY of the material presented. It was so good! I have much to learn in the world of substance use. This training really opened my eyes to what is happening in the our communities across the Nation."   You… read more
Oct 23: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Portland Elks Lodge and Event Center
1945 Congress Street
Portland, Maine ,
Price: $125
*Date changed from the 24th to the 23rd**

Basic Death and Homicide Investigations3 day class

[embed]https://youtu.be/vaeQlPVbCIs[/embed] Dates mentioned in the video are subject to change per class. Please see the upcoming training schedule for accurate dates.   From 911 to prosecution. This class, taught by longtime Maine State Police Detectives Michael Chavez and Abbe Chabot (Ret.) is intended for first responders, prospective detectives, active investigators and prosecutors. This three day certification-level class will provide students with step-by-step instruction about the initial response to a major crime or death, scene preservation, and documentation intended to ensure a complete and legal investigation regardless of criminality or prosecution. The student will gain proficiency in: understanding the death process,… read more
Day 1Oct 28: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Oct 29: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3Oct 30: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Police Department
3 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801
Price: $575
Lunch is NOT provided.

Investigation of Maine Cannabis Law Violations

NEW!ME
(Formerly Cannabis Liaison Training) Sponsored by the Maine Office of Cannabis Policy, this FREE training is here!   The Maine Office of Cannabis Policy: Investigation of Maine Cannabis Law violations The legalization of recreational cannabis in recent years has necessitated many new or amended laws, rules, and regulations for both the recreational and medicinal markets. So many changes have taken place in such a short period of time that it’s a challenge for law enforcement and prosecutors to keep up, not only with the regulation of the legal markets, but also to distinguish it from the illegal ones.  Sponsored by… read more
Oct 29: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: FREE - This course is sponsored by the Office of Cannabis Policy
Available in-person or via Zoom.

Advanced Death & Homicide Investigations2 day class

[embed]https://youtu.be/vaeQlPVbCIs[/embed] Dates mentioned in the video are subject to change per class. Please see the upcoming training schedule for accurate dates.   The basic death and homicide investigations class is a HIGHLY SUGGESTED prerequisite for this advanced certification-level class.   Students will build upon their fundamental understandings of death scenes and major crimes incidents through advanced interviewing and statement analysis tactics, behavior analysis and polygraph examinations.   The instructors will provide students with legally sound methods to collect video re-enactments, photo arrays and truth-seeking interviews.   Additionally, students will learn the subtleties of report writing and documentation, search warrant writing… read more
Day 1Oct 31: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Nov 1: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Police Department
3 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801
Price: $425
Lunch is NOT provided.

Maine Case Law: What Every Maine Law Enforcement Officer REALLY Needs to Know

ME
In today’s world of intense law enforcement scrutiny, it has never been more important for cops to understand the elements of the laws they are enforcing, the evidence they are gathering, and how they can apply that knowledge to protect themselves and their communities. Taught by law enforcement experts who have significant time working the streets in Maine, this course is designed to reinforce not only the important legal concepts of Maine Case Law, but also how to apply it in the adverse and dangerous situations cops face every day. Our Maine law enforcement experts include Brian MacMaster, Chief of Detectives… read more
Nov 4: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225
Available in-person or via Zoom. Lunch will be provided to those attending in-person.

Report Writing and Courtroom Testimony

The class is designed for law enforcement officers of all experience levels as a comprehensive review of the attributes of excellent police reports. The class discusses how to properly document the events and evidence of law enforcement actions while also helping officers understand the importance of documentation as liability protection and the boundaries of qualified immunity. Additionally, the class reviews the basics of courtroom testifying using report exemplars created by the attendees in class. Officers are introduced to all of the participants in the courtroom process, their basic roles, and the basic rules of trial. Also, the class covers the… read more
Nov 6: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225

Green Lab: Cannabis Impairment Detection Training

Cannabis is legal and more openly used around the nation: Can you detect and articulate its impairment? Today’s forms (including edibles, flower, and concentrates) have a much higher level of THC than in the past. With more cannabis of a stronger variety available, officers greatly benefit from green lab training to help recognize its presence in motor vehicle operators. Training Objectives include: In-depth discussion about Cannabis and its different forms, legal status, and legislative history. A suggested “enhanced” SFST Protocol for detecting cannabis impairment roadside as well as cannabis-impaired driving investigation techniques including: Field Sobriety Techniques and exercises Behaviors commonly… read more
Nov 7: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
York Police Department
9 Hannaford Dr.
York, Maine, 03909
Price: FREE FOR MAINE LEO AND PROSECUTORS --- Sponsored by the Office of Cannabis Policy
Non-Maine LEO is $600 *Limited seats available*

Maine Search and Seizure Law for Cops

Police officers are routinely confronted with Fourth Amendment issues during citizen interactions. As guardians of a free society, officers must know, understand, and properly apply the Fourth’s foundational tenets. If they don’t, officers risk making evidence inadmissible, and incurring both personal and professional liability. This class is prepared with both an academic and practical perspective in mind and reviews fundamental Fourth Amendment issues such as: Reasonable Suspicion Probable Cause What is a Search or Seizure? Consensual Encounters Investigative Detentions Stop and Frisks Detaining Victims or Witnesses Arrests; Vehicles; Homes Warrants of Arrest Search Warrants Warrant Exceptions Electronic Searches Class  examples… read more
Nov 13: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225
In-Person OR via Zoom

K-9 Critical Issues

This course is focused for new and existing K-9 Handlers, Supervisors, and K-9 Trainers, and those looking to add a K9 program to their agency to provide a much-needed and often Accredited required K-9 update. Participants will be actively engaged using videos, classroom exercises, and classroom scenarios. Handlers are NOT required to bring their dog, however, there will be frequent breaks during the class so handlers can check and exercise their dogs. Block #1 – Participant Introductions and purpose of K-9 Units. Block #2 – K-9 Unit Leadership, Policy, Culture, and Liability. Block #3 – Training, Use of Force, Drug/Explosive… read more
Nov 14: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
New England HIDTA
13 Branch Street, Suite 209
Methuen, MA, 01860
Price: $225

Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Training

This course has been approved as a CIT-equivalent for the IACP’s One Mind Campaign requirements.   This training is designed to support law enforcement with the most effective response to those exhibiting mental health, substance use, trauma and challenging behaviors. Topics include but are not limited to identifying potential related issues, most effective de-escalation skills, assessing risk, identifying least restrictive stabilization for individuals' safety, officer safety and community safety. These trainings are designed to be most applicable to the law enforcement perspective, appreciating and building from the unique experience of law enforcement expertise. Each training module also includes a wellness… read more
Nov 18: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225
Module #2 of 3 ** IN-PERSON OR VIA ZOOM! **

Field Training Officer School3 day class

MLEAP
This 2.5-day class is a combination of the San Jose Model, the modified version-the PTO Model, along with other best practices to create an advanced, proven, up-to-date training that is applicable to Maine Law Enforcement. The objectives of this course include: Creating a standardized program Role of an FTO Ethics and it's liabilities Leadership traits, relationships & conduct Effective teaching methods for different learning styles Setting expectations and completing evaluations of the trainee Example Daily Observation Reports (DOR) and Weekly Observation Reports (WOR) Training Scenario's for application of class objectives   Survey testimonials from students: "Ret. Trp. Tilsley’s passion for… read more
Day 1Nov 19: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Nov 20: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3Nov 21: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $575

Criminal Investigations for New Detectives

The first step to a successful criminal prosecution is a thorough investigation.  This course is intended to assist newly assigned detectives, or patrol officers, in taking their investigations beyond the initial report.  It provides investigators a foundation of knowledge of the basic aspects and procedures of conducting thorough investigations.  It will give investigators a comprehensive review of the responsibilities throughout an investigation.  It is designed to provide a foundation of basic techniques to build upon throughout the detective’s career. What students will learn: Scene preservation and documentation Witness and suspect interviews Scene search techniques Defining and avoiding “confirmations bias” Constitutional… read more
Nov 20: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225

Investigation of Maine Cannabis Law Violations

NEW!ME
(Formerly Cannabis Liaison Training) Sponsored by the Maine Office of Cannabis Policy, this FREE training is here!   The Maine Office of Cannabis Policy: Investigation of Maine Cannabis Law violations The legalization of recreational cannabis in recent years has necessitated many new or amended laws, rules, and regulations for both the recreational and medicinal markets. So many changes have taken place in such a short period of time that it’s a challenge for law enforcement and prosecutors to keep up, not only with the regulation of the legal markets, but also to distinguish it from the illegal ones.  Sponsored by… read more
Nov 25: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: FREE - This course is sponsored by the Office of Cannabis Policy
Available in-person or via Zoom.

Vehicle Operation Liability Awareness for Law Enforcement

Vehicle operation is one of the most common yet dangerous things an officer does. Unfortunately, police liability resulting from vehicle operation is not uncommon. This class is an awareness training for officers and law enforcement agencies that is designed to increase their understanding of the liability and legal concerns arising out of and around vehicle use in police operation. This is an area where officers can help control their exposure to risk by better understanding the dangers. Specific topics covered include: Officer safety, liability awareness, and legal concerns during routine   patrol, emergency operation, and pursuits. Officer safety, liability awareness and… read more
Nov 26: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $149
Available In-person OR via Zoom

Fundamentals of OUI Investigations

FROM THE STOP TO THE REPORT: AN OVERVIEW OF A PROPER OUI INVESTIGATION Gone are the days when an OUI arrest consisted of only a stop, field sobriety tests, and a chemical test. With the complications of prescription and illicit drug use, the legalization of recreational marijuana, and complicated case law precedents involving chemical testing, there are many, complicated hurdles for law enforcement. This class reviews the entire OUI investigation from the time of initial contact until the time for testimony under oath. Topics include: the initial stop, roadside interviews, first response to fatal crashes, chemical testing, testifying in court and… read more
Dec 2: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: FREE- This class is sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety
Available in-person OR via Zoom -- Lunch Provided

Internal Affairs: Process and Investigations

MLEAP
To promote public confidence and to protect officers from being victimized, a police accountability system must implement the checks and balances that were designed to avoid unjust results in personnel matters, as well as those best practices that are followed in every investigation that may have serious consequences.  This interactive class will examine the entire spectrum of conducting internal affairs investigations in the context of police accountability principles—including from the perspectives of the officer who is a subject of a complaint, the union delegate, the officer’s attorney, the internal affairs investigator, the reviewing official, the deciding official, and the government… read more
Dec 5: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berwick Police Department
20 Wilson Street
Berwick, Maine, 03901
Price: $225

Green Lab: Cannabis Impairment Detection Training

Cannabis is legal and more openly used around the nation: Can you detect and articulate its impairment? Today’s forms (including edibles, flower, and concentrates) have a much higher level of THC than in the past. With more cannabis of a stronger variety available, officers greatly benefit from green lab training to help recognize its presence in motor vehicle operators. Training Objectives include: In-depth discussion about Cannabis and its different forms, legal status, and legislative history. A suggested “enhanced” SFST Protocol for detecting cannabis impairment roadside as well as cannabis-impaired driving investigation techniques including: Field Sobriety Techniques and exercises Behaviors commonly… read more
Dec 5: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: FREE FOR MAINE LEO AND PROSECUTORS --- Sponsored by the Office of Cannabis Policy
Non-Maine LEO is $600 *Limited seats available*

OUI: After the Arrest

OUI is amongst the most heavily litigated crimes in Maine.  The mandatory license suspensions might be a cause of that litigiousness, but what does that mean for you?  That means that if you are going to court, there is a good chance that it is going to be on an OUI case. The goal of this course is to better prepare you for that court day. This class is designed for impaired driving investigating officers and prosecutors. Course discussion topics include: For Officers: Report Writing, Direct Testimony, and Cross-Examination For Prosecutors: Witness Preparation, Common Evidence, Admissibility Issues, and An Officer’s… read more
Dec 6: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: FREE - This class is sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety
Available in-person OR viz Zoom ---Lunch provided for in-person attendance

First-Line Supervisors

MLEAP
This one-day progressive course breaks down what it means to be the new Sergeant, shift leader, or crew chief in a first-line supervision capacity. The course theme centers on the responsibility of supervision over the authority to make decisions.  Students learn and understand how to avoid common pitfalls that can degrade the department's mission and stove pipe production for years to come.   In addition, this course teaches students: How to transition from doing the job to supervising staff who do the job How to learn who you are, who your people are, and what is the job What are… read more
Dec 9: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225
In-Person or via Zoom **Date Changed from 12/2 to 12/9**

Public Access to Public Records – Law Enforcement and Maine’s Freedom of Access Act

Government operates best when it operates openly. As members of the law enforcement community, it is our duty to protect the rights of our citizens to know what their law enforcement agencies are doing.  We must be well grounded in knowing and properly applying the laws that govern public access to law enforcement records.  This training is intended to provide the resources necessary to achieve a basic working understanding of the Freedom of Access Act and the statutes that restrict public access to certain records and information.  The training is designed to assure compliance with our legal obligation of transparency… read more
Dec 10: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $149
Attend in-person OR via Zoom

Law Enforcement and Behavioral Health Training

This course has been approved as a CIT-equivalent for the IACP’s One Mind Campaign requirements.   This training is designed to support law enforcement with the most effective response to those exhibiting mental health, substance use, trauma and challenging behaviors. Topics include but are not limited to identifying potential related issues, most effective de-escalation skills, assessing risk, identifying least restrictive stabilization for individuals' safety, officer safety and community safety. These trainings are designed to be most applicable to the law enforcement perspective, appreciating and building from the unique experience of law enforcement expertise. Each training module also includes a wellness… read more
Dec 16: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225
Module #3 of 3 ** IN-PERSON OR VIA ZOOM! **

Mid-Level Supervisor/Leader2 day class

NEW!
This course is focused towards prospective, new, and existing Sergeants, Lieutenants, and Captains to provide principles of leadership, department problem-solving, police policy, delegating tasks, police culture, managing within working agreements, internal investigations, police ethics, and strategies for effective communications.   Morning #1 – Police Leadership and Your Role. Afternoon #1 – Effective Communication and Ethics. Morning #2 – Effective Police Policy and Police Policy. Afternoon #2 – Internal Affairs. Course Objectives:  Supervisors in this course will be exposed to: Transitioning from supervisor to LEADER. Duties and Expectations of the mid-level police supervisor. Police Culture. Addressing Chronic Police Leadership Issues. Managing Diversity. Police… read more
Day 1Dec 17: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Dec 18: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $425
Available in-person and via Zoom!

Police Liaison Training

In the state of Maine departments are increasingly including embedded clinicians as co-responders to increase efficiency and effectiveness of supporting law enforcement in response to needs of mental health and substance use issues in communities served. The law enforcement supervisor of police liaison positions and those filling these positions often have not cross trained for this team approach. As a co-responder for 16 years, the instructor, through experience has been recognized by the Council Of State Governments and the Bureau of Justice Assistance as a national subject matter expert for co-response, development and implementation of an Law Enforcement Behavioral Health… read more
Dec 31: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: TBD
CONSULT ONLY - Dedicated and personalized when you need it!

Dirigo Safety, LLC understands that there are times when you must miss your scheduled training class due to emergencies, work schedule conflicts, or personal reasons. However, when you do not call or email us to cancel you from our training class you may be preventing other officers from being able to sign up. If you do not contact us prior to the start of the class, you will be charged.

 

You may call us at (207) 200-1112 or email Ashley.Bedard@DirigoSafety.com