All of these free training opportunities are open to Washington law enforcement agencies and can be used to meet the 24 hour mandated training requirement for peace officers in Washington State. A selection are also available to Washington corrections agencies and 911 centers. Send your request to
and include the name of Training Officer and the agency address.
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The 2013 24 Hour In-Service Mandated Audit is now underway until March 31, 2014. Please visit the page for more information.
Creditable time toward the 24-hour training mandate is indicated in parenthesis after each title. Our courses include:
On Common Ground - Sikh American Cultural Awareness Training for Law Enforcement (USDOJ in partnership with Sikh American Legal Defense Fund, 30 mins):
This course provides law enforcement officials with an overview of Sikh American cultural practices, describes the articles of faith and explores common misconceptions of the faith, along with discussing strategies and best practices to use in non-emergency situations when interacting with the community.
Human Trafficking (FLETC, DHS 30 minutes):
This course explains human trafficking through live-action scenarios, taken from real cases, as well as interactive exercises and knowledge checks. Provides state, local, tribal and campus law enforcement with information about how to identify signs and indicators of human trafficking they may encounter during their routine duties. Explains what immigration relief is available to victims of human trafficking through the use of “Continued Presence” and T&U visas.
Category 3 - The Terrorist Screening Center (15 minutes): The Terrorist Watchlist contains thousands of records that are updated daily and shared with federal, state, local, territorial, tribal law enforcement, and Intelligence Community members as well as international partners to ensure that individuals with links to terrorism are appropriately screened. You already have access.
Produced by the FBI Terrorist Screening Center - this DVD instructs officers how to read and respond to advisory messages ('hits'). This system works by supporting the ability of front-line screening agencies to positively identify known or suspected terrorists trying to obtain visas, enter the country, board aircraft, or engage in other activity, the consolidated Terrorist Watchlist is one of the most effective counterterrorism tools for the U.S. government. Also available to WA 911 centers.
Safe Call Now – Savings the Lives of Those Who Protect Us – Make the Call (1 hour): Gordon Graham introduces and provides commentary on four issues public safety employees and their families may need help with – financial stress, domestic issues, suicide, and substance abuse. It takes a special kind of person to protect the lives and property of others. You can’t do this job if you don’t take care of yourself. Safe Call Now is a 24-hour crisis referral line for public safety workers and their families; a safe place to turn to get help from individuals who understand the demands of the job and who may have endured the same struggles. Also available to WA corrections and 911 agencies.
Missing Persons Investigations (4 hours if used with the in-service roll-call training option): The Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Task Force in partnership with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission has developed this toolbox to be used by law enforcement agencies to provide training on Missing Persons Investigations. This CD offers training broken down into modules that can be used in roll call or classroom centered training. This toolbox will give officers and field supervisors the basic knowledge and guidance to appropriately respond to the challenge of a missing person case.
Just keep Quiet (30 mins): A Human Trafficking Overview Produced by the Seattle Police department; this DVD provides background and investigative considerations in dealing with Human Trafficking.
The Invisible Victims (30 mins): Human Trafficking Overview for Law Enforcement produced by the Seattle Police Department in partnership with the Refugee Women’s Alliance; this DVD adds another perspective to the Human Trafficking problem.
Encountering Dementia (30 mins): produced by the Seattle Police Department, this DVD offers tips and techniques when dealing with individuals that may have dementia.
Excited Delirium (15 mins): produced by the Seattle Police Department this DVD shows signs and symptoms of those that may succumb to Excited Delirium after or during an arrest.
Elder Abuse (45 mins): produced by Seattle Police Department this DVD offers signs and suggestions for those that may investigate Elder Abuse.
Officer Involved DV (30 mins): Produced by the Seattle Police Department, this course provides awareness and suggestions when responding to Domestic Violence incidents where Peace Officers are involved.
Interacting with Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness (3.0 hours): The purpose of this course is to provide the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to recognize and interact with community members with developmental disabilities and/or mental illnesses. Also available to WA corrections and 911 agencies.
Eliminating Bias from Policing (1.5 hours): This course provides awareness, knowledge and skills necessary to foster relationships of mutual trust and respect between law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve. (View Course Description in PDF).
Contemporary Issues of Domestic and International Terrorism (3.0 hours): This course explores Domestic and International terrorism issues, awareness, and groups.