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.

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 1Apr 29: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Apr 30: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3May 1: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jenna's House - Community & Recovery Center
117 St. Johns Road
Johnson, Vermont, 05656
Price: $575
**Vermont LE ONLY** Lunch is NOT provided, however a list of eating establishments in the area will be provided to attendees on day one. Available training slots are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Officer Wellness and Resilience

This course is directed towards new and existing Police Officers. This course will point out the changes in human behavior associated with entering into the Law Enforcement career and will provide a roadmap on how to remain healthy and resilient despite these changes. Attendees will engage in an interactive discussion on the Law Enforcement culture and pitfalls of the “living the dream” mindset. Attendees will be provided with resources and guidance to remain physically and mentally healthy in a working environment proven to reduce life expectancy. Block #1 – Participant Introductions and Open discussion of group experience. Block #2 –… read more
May 2: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rumford Municipal Building
150 River Street
Rumford, Maine, 04276
Price: FREE! This class is sponsored with grant money requested by Rumford PD

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
May 6: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225
Module #3 Lunch Provided

Public Safety Employment Law – Avoiding the Landmines

Do you find employment issues taking more and more of your time?  That is true for many managers these days and that is why this class was created.  This class focuses on important employment laws you need to know and will provide you with valuable information and tools you can use to effectively handle employment matters, increase employee morale, and avoid those liability landmines when it comes to personnel management.  We hope you will come away from this class armed with practical knowledge and tips to address even the most difficult workplace situation. Understand your expectations as a supervisor which will… read more
May 7: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eastern Maine Community College
268 Sylvan Road
Bangor, Maine, 04401
Price: $225
Public Safety Training Center, Room 101

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
May 13: 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 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 1May 14: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2May 15: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3May 16: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: FULL
THIS CLASS IS FULL!!!

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
May 16: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Berwick Police Department
20 Wilson Street
Berwick, Maine, 03901
Price: $225

Interview and Interrogation: Patrol to Investigations2 day class

MLEAPME
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 1May 20: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2May 21: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conway Police Department
35 East Conway Road
Center Conway, New Hampshire, 03813
Price: $425

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
May 21: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eastern Maine Community College
268 Sylvan Road
Bangor, Maine, 04401
Price: $225
Public Safety Training Center, Room 102

Police/Media

In-Person Training Description:  This course is focused for new and existing Police Officers, Supervisors, and Department Public Information Officers to deliver effective public information. The course helps promote legal police transparency and how to improve existing police/media relations. A live interview with a reporter to ask them candid questions and to learn more about the media is featured as well as a chance to participate in a simulated press conference. Course Objectives:  Handlers/Supervisors in this course will be exposed to: The student will hear of real-life experiences with mass media and lessons learned. The value of an effective department policy on information… read more
May 21: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pelham Police Department
14 Village Green
Pelham, NH,
Price: $225

Cannabis Liaison Training

NEW!ME
Sponsored by the Maine Office of Cannabis Policy, this FREE training is here!   The Maine Office of Cannabis Policy: Cannabis Liaison Training (CLT) 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 the State of Maine Department of… read more
May 22: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: FREE- -Sponsored by the Department of Administrative and Financial Services: Office of Cannabis Policy
(Lunch Provided)

Maine OUI Boot Camp3 day class

A 3- day FREE training sponsored by the Bureau of Highway Safety that incorporates OUI Fundamentals, Implied Consent, and Courtroom Testimony.   Day One: OUI Fundamentals 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 intricate case law precedents involving chemical testing, there are many, dynamic hurdles for law enforcement. This class reviews the entire OUI investigation from the time of initial contact… read more
Day 1May 28: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2May 29: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3May 30: 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 for in-person attendance.

OUI Fundamentals

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
May 28: 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

Implied Consent and Chemical Testing Issues in OUI Investigations

Maine’s Implied Consent law and the relevant chemical testing procedures are an area of dynamic change in both statutory and case law around impaired driving investigations. Recent changes to Maine statutory law, the HETL procedures, as well as important cases handed down from both the SCOTUS and the Maine Law Court affect chemical testing collection and their subsequent admissibility. This is especially relevant for OUI drug investigations and blood testing. Sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, this class is designed for impaired driving investigating officers (especially DREs), prosecutors, and BMV Hearings Examiners (CLE Application pending for attorneys) Course… read more
May 29: 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 for in-person attendance

OUI Testimony and Trials

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
May 30: 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

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 1Jun 4: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Jun 5: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3Jun 6: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Moultonborough Police Department
1035 Whittier Highway
Moultonborough, New Hampshire, 03254
Price: $575

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
Jun 10: 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.

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
Jun 12: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225
In-person or via Zoom - You choose!

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
Jun 20: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jeff's Catering and Event Center
15 event Center Way
Brewer, Maine, 04412
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
Jun 24: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Police Department
3 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801
Price: $225
MODULE 1 of 3

Interview and Interrogation: Patrol to Investigations2 day class

MLEAPME
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 1Jun 24: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Jun 25: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Scarborough Public Safety Building
275 US Rte 1
Scarborough, ME, 04074
Price: $425

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
Jul 11: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225
In-Person and 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
Jul 22: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Portsmouth Police Department
3 Junkins Avenue
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801
Price: $225
MODULE 2 of 3

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
Jul 24: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eastern Maine Community College
268 Sylvan Road
Bangor, Maine, 04401
Price: $225
Rangeley Hall, Room 105/107

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. Field Training Supervisor will provide management oversight of the field training program 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 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 Officers' training records read more
Jul 30: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225

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
Jul 31: 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!

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
Aug 5: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dirigo Safety LLC
95 Main Street 3rd Floor
Auburn, ME, 04210
Price: $225
In-person and via Zoom

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

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

Maine OUI Boot Camp3 day class

A 3- day FREE training sponsored by the Bureau of Highway Safety that incorporates OUI Fundamentals, Implied Consent, and Courtroom Testimony.   Day One: OUI Fundamentals 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 intricate case law precedents involving chemical testing, there are many, dynamic hurdles for law enforcement. This class reviews the entire OUI investigation from the time of initial contact… read more
Day 1Sep 16: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Sep 17: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3Sep 18: 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 the Rockland Police Department---Lunch provided

OUI Fundamentals

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 16: 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

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

Implied Consent and Chemical Testing Issues in OUI Investigations

Maine’s Implied Consent law and the relevant chemical testing procedures are an area of dynamic change in both statutory and case law around impaired driving investigations. Recent changes to Maine statutory law, the HETL procedures, as well as important cases handed down from both the SCOTUS and the Maine Law Court affect chemical testing collection and their subsequent admissibility. This is especially relevant for OUI drug investigations and blood testing. Sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, this class is designed for impaired driving investigating officers (especially DREs), prosecutors, and BMV Hearings Examiners (CLE Application pending for attorneys) Course… read more
Sep 17: 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 Testimony and Trials

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 18: 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 the Rockland Police Department---Lunch provided

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.

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

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.

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.

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*

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

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

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 Fundamentals

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 9: 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

Maine OUI Boot Camp3 day class

A 3- day FREE training sponsored by the Bureau of Highway Safety that incorporates OUI Fundamentals, Implied Consent, and Courtroom Testimony.   Day One: OUI Fundamentals 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 intricate case law precedents involving chemical testing, there are many, dynamic hurdles for law enforcement. This class reviews the entire OUI investigation from the time of initial contact… read more
Day 1Dec 9: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 2Dec 10: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Day 3Dec 11: 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 for in-person attendance.

Implied Consent and Chemical Testing Issues in OUI Investigations

Maine’s Implied Consent law and the relevant chemical testing procedures are an area of dynamic change in both statutory and case law around impaired driving investigations. Recent changes to Maine statutory law, the HETL procedures, as well as important cases handed down from both the SCOTUS and the Maine Law Court affect chemical testing collection and their subsequent admissibility. This is especially relevant for OUI drug investigations and blood testing. Sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, this class is designed for impaired driving investigating officers (especially DREs), prosecutors, and BMV Hearings Examiners (CLE Application pending for attorneys) Course… read more
Dec 10: 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 for in-person attendance

OUI Testimony and Trials

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 11: 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

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

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