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Public Agency Training Council is proud to provide continuing education through online training modules created by our instructors. Registered participants will receive a 30-day access link to work through the training. Upon completing the training all participants will receive a course completion certificate.

*Registrations submitted on weekends or holidays will be processed the next full business day.*

Identifying Implicit and Explicit Bias

Instructors: Dr. E. Beverly Young, Dr. Paris Spence and Darryl Rivers


Identifying Implicit or Explicit Bias is an opportunity to identify and learn how biased behaviors surfacing through cultural insensitivity and claims of racial profiling, left unaddressed, might wrongly be perceived as acceptable organizational practices.  


Students review terminology, self-identify unconscious and conscious biases, review federal statutes and learn how perceptions about bias may perhaps influence perceptions about legitimacy and procedural justice.

12 Hour Training

Investigating Basic Sex Crimes - Section 3 & 4

Instructor: Tom Tittle

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This 2-part class is directed towards prosecutors, rape crisis and social workers, mental health counselors, and specifically the law enforcement officer. The attendee will gain insight into sexual behaviors through the examination of, (but not limited to): victim/witness interviews (child & adult), motivations, survey studies, statistical data and suspect analysis. Theories and trend projections will also be explored.

4 Hour Training

Investigative Statement Analysis

Instructor: Bob Shaffer

This course is highly recommended for law enforcement professionals, prosecuting attorneys, arson investigators, private investigators, human resource specialists and social workers.


The Linguistic Statement Analysis Technique (LSAT) is a discipline that is highly effective in the detection of deception, truthfulness and identification of hidden information in a subject’s written or spoken statements. LSAT involves scientifically examining the word choice, structure and content of a subject’s statement to determine whether it is truthful or deceptive as opposed to the traditional emotional method of rationalizing the events in the subject’s story.

12 Hour Training

Managing the Property and Evidence Room

Instructor: Joe Willis

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To provide participants with a basic understanding for the legal and ethical requirements in order to properly operate a professional evidence / property management system. To familiarize fellow law enforcement professionals with the techniques and responsibilities involved in the function of a property room environment. Encourage one another to exchange ideas to improve the understanding and functionality of the property management system within their own agency.

11 Hour Training

Psychological Aspects of Criminal Behavior

Instructor: Don Haley

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This course is highly recommended for law enforcement professionals, police detectives, deputy sheriffs, correctional officers, and private investigators.

Psychological Aspects of Criminal Behavior reveals psychological, neurological, and sociological aspects of criminal behavior, as well as serious mental disorders.


We will explore best practices for neutralizing volatile situations, while effectively communicating with criminal psychopaths and sociopaths. This course will take us on a journey into the mindset of serious criminal offenders, addressing their “Why”. The course offers practical tools to make us better investigators, risk assessors, and predictors of dangerousness. We will also share best practices for effectively engaging and positively impacting problematic juveniles.

5.5 Hour Training

Recruiting, Hiring and Background Investigations for Law Enforcement 

Instructor: Tim Randall


The process of recruiting, hiring and conducting background investigations represent what is arguably today’s greatest challenge confronting law enforcement agencies throughout the country. State, local and federal law enforcement agencies are struggling to provide fundamental service amid a declining applicant pool.

Upon successful completion of this training module, attendees will be provided with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop a recruiting, hiring and background investigation program that improves your agency’s ability to respond to the emerging staffing crisis before it overwhelms your agency. 

6 Hour Training

School Resource Officer Certification

Instructor: Tim Randall


This course is composed to assist the School Resource Officer in becoming familiar with the day-to-day operations of a school.


Attendees will become familiar with the four-part role of an SRO, including law enforcement, informal counselor, educator, and emergency manager. This course covers topics to include communications, what is getting SRO’s in trouble, interviewing juveniles, pipeline to prison theory, memorandum of understanding, crime prevention through environmental design, and de-escalation skill.


Participants will understand legal and liability issues in schools, including search & seizure, arrests of juveniles, use of force, freedom of speech, and Miranda.


This course will cover the day to day operations of a school resource officer to include: School threats, bomb threats, active shooter, lockdown drills, traffic safety, special events, social media, training, a tour of duty, bullying, child custody, truancy, restorative justice, alternative sentencing, and drugs & alcohol.


  • Legal Issues in School

  • Search & Seizure

  • Arrests of Juveniles

  • Use of Force

  • Freedom of Speech

  • Miranda and the Juvenile

6 Hour Training

The Organizational Advantages of Applying Accreditation Credentials

Instructor: Jeff Owens

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As scrutiny and criticism of the criminal justice systemcontinues to develop, the positive impact of clearly defined policies, procedures, and best practices becomes more valuable to criminal justiceproviders with each passing day.


This course provides law enforcement agencies, jails, communication centers, parole and probation professionals, and other public servants with the basic information and accreditation insight to accomplish public service goals with public inclusion dynamics in mind.

6 Hour Training

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