Spring 2009 | Scroll down for courses listed and dates.
| FIELD TRAINING OFFICER COURSE
National Association of Field Training Officers Basic F.T.O. Course
Training Attire: Business Casual Dress uniform, dress or casual dress slacks (Docker’s Style, Khaki’s), suit, sport coat, tie, collared shirt, polo type shirt or sweater. Female Officers may wear skirts or dresses in lieu of slacks. No sandals, flip flops or athletic type (tennis shoes). Any type of shoes appropriate for uniform wear is acceptable. No hats, scarves, bandanas, or other types of items on the head. If a uniform is worn then the appropriate hat can be worn.
FIREARMS TRAINING SIMULATOR (F.A.T.S)
Date: January 22 & 23, 2009 10:00am. – 6:00pm.
Scheduling Information: Departments will receive a training sign up sheet approximately three to four weeks in advance. Once you have registered, we will contact you with the times your department members should arrive at the training facility. Each officer will be trained individually allowing for 30 minutes of training per officer.
The F.A.T.S Instructors will evaluate officers on their response to the scenario presented, their tactical knowledge, the rationale employed, and their decision if deadly force should be used, and the accuracy of any shots fired.
The primary purpose of the F.A.T.S training is to enhance officer safety and tactical techniques and to re-enforce the use of less than lethal force when appropriate. Officer’s reaction time and accuracy when deadly force is employed should also improve with this training.
Location: South Bend Police Departments Training Facility 701 W. Sample Street South Bend, IN.
Training Attire: Athletic/comfortable clothing/Uniform with Duty Belt
Instructors: South Bend Police Department Certified F.A.T.S. Training Instructors
BUILDING SEARCH SCHOOL
Date: February 26, 2009 8:00am - 5:00pm
Officers attending this course will receive both classroom and hands-on training in building search techniques. Topics covered will include approach of a structure, lighting considerations, equipment necessary for clearing buildings, working with a partner, flashlight techniques, noise discipline, and other equipment and techniques that will help officers safely clear structures.
Required Equipment: Soft body armor, handgun, duty belt, flashlight, “BDU” or similar comfortable clothing, and any equipment that officers have with them during their shift that may be helpful. .
Location: South Bend Police Department 701 W. Sample Street South Bend, IN.
Instructors: Lt. Keith Schweizer is the Commander of the South Bend Police Department SWAT. He is a 20 yr. sworn officer who was assigned to the drug unit for 12 years until assignment to the Training Division. Lt. Schweizer has been a SWAT member for the past 16 years and the commander for the past eight years. During this period, he has participated in over 500 high risk operations and planned in excess of 300 operations. He is also a member of the Bomb Squad since 1996, and a graduate of the FBI Hazardous Devices School. Keith has completed training from the following schools: Tactical Explosive Entry, Law Enforcement Advanced Development, DEA Urban Rifle School, H&K MP5 Instructor since 1995, and numerous other raid planning and supervising schools.
Lt. Scott Hanley is a South Bend Police SWAT Team since l997. His current assignment is that of Team Leader. He has participated in over 300 SWAT operations. He is an ILEA instructor and a graduate of TEES High Risk Warrant School/Hostage Rescue, L.E.A, D. Basic SWAT School, ILEA S.T.O.P.S. Instructor, A.L.E.R.T. Instructor and is currently assigned as supervisor in the detective bureau.
Date: March 30, 31, 2009 S.F.S.T. 8:00am – 4:00pm
Course Information: This course instructs the student in S.F.S.T. -a standardized and systematic method of evaluating a person suspected of impaired driving and determining whether the observable impairment is the result of alcohol use. The course will also cover Traffic Occupant Protections Strategies (T.O.P.S).
T.O.P.S will instruct the student in the importance of occupant protection and its enforcement. Both courses are a requirement for officers working grants which include: “Operation Pullover,” “Big Cities Seat Belt Grant” and “D.U.I. Task Force Grant.”
Remember you must have both courses to work these grants.
You have three choices of sign up sheets for these courses. You may sign up for the entire 2 ½ days, or the two day S.F.S.T., or the ½ day T.O.P.S Class.
Location: South Bend Police Department 701 W. Sample St. South Bend, IN.
BOMBS & HAZARDOUS DEVICES
DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION TWO WEEK BASIC NARCOTICS AND DANGEROUS DRUGS COURSE
Date: April 13—24, 2009 8:00am. – 4:00pm.
No additional cost to agencies attending.
Course presented by the D.E.A and hosted by the South Bend Regional Police Academy.
Registration is handled through the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Officers are nominated by their department to attend this course. Contact SBPD training bureau for additional information and registration documents to be sent to your agency for this course.
Post Basic Academy Tactical School
UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING (U.C.R)
Date: April 28, 2009 (Level I) April 29, 2009 (Level II) 8:00am. – 4:00pm.
Course Information: This course will cover everything from the basic to advanced principles of case classification and scoring. This training will include aids to classifying and scoring, the hierarchy rule and separation of time and place. The student will receive many practical exercises designed to assist personnel regardless of their current experience in this subject. Class is open to both civilian & sworn officers.
Location: South Bend Police Department 701 W. Sample Street South Bend, IN.
Training Attire: Business Casual
Instructors: Gregory S. Swanson, Federal Bureau of Investigation
SURVIVAL PISTOL SHOOTING
Date: May 11, 2009 8:00am---4:30pm.
Course Information: This practical course will involve training in the non-traditional pistol shooting techniques. The training will include:
Required Equipment: Duty belt with holster and an off duty concealment holster. Issued Body Armor. The student should have at least three magazines and 400 rounds of practice ammunition. Eye and ear protection is required along with a baseball cap. Unsafe gun handling will not be tolerated during this class. Any safety violations will result in the student’s immediate dismissal from class.
POLICE MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAINING
VETERAN OFFICER SURVIVAL SCHOOL
Date: May 12, 2009 8:00am–5:00pm ILEA Training Hours: 8
Class Restricted to Full Time, Paid, Academy Certified Police Officers
Course Information: Officers attending the Veteran Officer Survival School will receive instruction not offered at the academy. This school is intended for officers with 10 years or more on the job. The same tactics that are taught in our Officer Survival School will be taught in this school except the physical demands for this course have been reduced for the veteran officer. Officers attending should be very familiar with their weapons. The safe handling of their weapons will be of utmost importance as the skills taught at this school will require moving with their weapons out of the holster.
Required Equipment/Training Attire: Athletic/Range Wear Each officer will be required to have soft body armor, handgun with three magazines, duty holster, duty belt, magazine pouch, 250 rounds of practice ammunition, a shotgun with 20 rounds of shotgun ammunition (no slugs), eye and ear protection, a baseball hat, and BDUs or comfortable clothing. Officers attending this class must have 10 years or more experience to participate.
Location: South Bend FOP Lodge #36 26327 State Road 23
CRIME SCENE PHOTOGRAPHY
Date: May 18, 2009 8:00am to 5:00pm
May 19, 2009 8:00am to 5:00pm
May 20, 2009 2:00pm to 11:00pm
May 21, 2009 8:00am to 5:00pm
This class will cover topics ranging from basic 35mm and/or digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera operation, to advanced lighting and photography techniques. This class will also cover basic accident scene photography. The training will consist of classroom lecture as well as practical hands on training. Written and practical testing will be utilized.
Topics to be covered include:
SLR camera operation
Although these are some of the topics that will be addressed, each student is encouraged to discuss any specific issue they have in regard to crime scene photography. Any issue that is brought up will be addressed by the instructors during class, and every attempt will be made by the instructors to incorporate that topic into one of the hands-on training sessions.
35mm or digital SLR camera (not a point and shoot)
Training Attire: Casual/comfortable clothing (clothing you won’t mind getting dirty)
MANAGING THE NEW AMERICAN DIVERSITY
Date: May 27, 2009 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
More classes to be added for Summer/Fall sessions as schedules planned. Check back for updates.
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Bend Police Department
Training & Recruiting
701 West Sample Street
South Bend , Indiana 46601
574-235-7529 or 574-235-9224
Eligible candidates are invited to submit an application. The South Bend Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to securing the "best of the best" force, in all fairness and irrespective of race, gender or religion (or color).