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  1. How to Register and What to Expect

    Tuition and fees are highly competitive and more affordable than similar programs throughout the country. The course is $3,500.

    The rigorous curriculum examines contemporary issues, explores future trends in public safety and criminal justice, and provides participants with skills and knowledge to craft innovative policies and procedures to address and direct high-liability situations that agencies encounter in today’s climate.

    Participants will take part in a functional fitness program, led by Auburndale-based fitness center, Ultra Fit, which includes weekly physical training, and learn how to design and implement positive behavioral and lifestyle changes for personal growth, health, and wellbeing. Participants will also have partial access to Ultra Fit facilities and equipment with the opportunity to purchase additional access or services.

  2. Class Schedule

    Classes are from Monday through Friday, beginning on September 26. Participants will apply what they have learned during a Capstone Experience at the end of the eight-week course, which concludes on November 18.

    Weekly Training Schedule
    Week 1: Orientation and Leadership
    Week 2: Data Mining and Legal
    Week 3: Media
    Week 4: Drone and Futuristics
    Week 5: Mental Illness and Trauma Awareness
    Week 6: Public Safety Integration
    Week 7: Law Enforcement/Corrections
    Week 8: Capstone Experience and Graduation

  3. Featured Speakers

    Eric Daigle
    The managing member of Daigle Law Group, Eric Daigle spent 10 years as a trooper and detective with the Connecticut State Police. Since 2005, Daigle has served as a reserve for the Southington Police Department. A certified instructor since 2004, Daigle has lectured on a wide variety of topics, including civil liability, search and seizure, use of force, and civil liability, among other topics. Daigle has had hundreds of articles published since 2004 and is a frequent contributor to FBI-LEEDA Insighter magazine.

    Les Kachurek
    The now retired Chief of Police of the Northern Kentucky University Police Department, Les Kachurek is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and FBI-LEEDA Trilogy. Kachurek has lectured on several topics, including leadership, mental health, disability awareness, and counterterrorism. An adjunct professor and Distinguished Alum of Niagara County Community College, Kachurek has had articles published in FBI-LEEDA Insighter magazine and the FBI Law Enforcement bulletin.

    Steve Gregory
    Steve Gregory is California’s first working journalist to become a Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST)-certified instructor. Gregory has worked with iHeartMEDIA since 1993 and is an expert on media relations and crisis communications. In 2016, the California State Legislature presented him with a resolution acknowledging his contributions to journalism and the community. Throughout his career, Gregory has provided on-the-scene coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial, Hurricane Katrina, and riots in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of Michael Brown. Gregory has given presentations at many trainings throughout the United States.

    Julie Parker
    A former award-winning television journalist, Julie Parker served as media director for two of the nation’s largest police departments. An expert in crisis communication, public relations, and social media, Parker served in director roles for the Prince George’s County (Maryland) Police Department and Fairfax County (Virginia) Police Department. Parker has served as a guest lecturer for the FBI National Academy and a senior advisor for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Now the owner of her own consulting firm, Parker is also a subject matter expert for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense & Security.