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2018 TRAINING

LUMPKIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

INSERVICE TRAINING & PHILOSOPHY

Mike Ramsey

Major, Chief Deputy

Train to Serve, Train to Protect and Train to Survive

General Order 12.01(B)

Annual Training (abbreviated)

 

PURPOSE

The purpose of this General Order is to prescribe the policies and procedures for the training employees with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office are required to obtain each year.

 

STATEMENT OF POLICY

Employees of the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office will be required to attend training that will benefit their job performance and enhance their ability to advance within the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office.

It shall be the policy of the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office that all sworn, certified officers with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office receive at least 20 hours of training annually on required topics as directed by the Sheriff of Lumpkin County or his designees.  

The amount of required training hours may be changed as directed by the Sheriff of Lumpkin County.

It shall also be the policy of the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office to remove from law enforcement duties any sworn officer who fails to meet the minimum annual training requirements as provided for under Georgia Statute.

 

DISCUSSION

Maintaining a current level of training is very important in the law enforcement community since legal decisions are always changing the accepted norms of law enforcement actions.  With this in mind, the certified officers employed with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office are expected to participate in obtaining the annual training required to:

  1. Maintain the level of training hours as provided for in Georgia Statute 35-8-21; and

 

  1. Maintain the level of professionalism expected of the employees of the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office.

 

DEFINITIONS

O.C.G.A. — The “Official Code of Georgia Annotated”

Georgia P.O.S.T. Council

— The “Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council.”

In-Service Training — Training, in addition to orientation training and basic law enforcement skills training, which may include periodic retraining or refresher training, specialized training, career development, promotional training, advanced training, and/or roll-call training

  • GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

 

    1. All Georgia P.O.S.T. certified Peace Officers employed with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office must receive a minimum of 20 hours of In-Service training annually that is acceptable to the Georgia P.O.S.T. Council in order to maintain their peace officer certification with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office.

 

    1. Employees who successfully complete the Georgia Basic Mandate training course after April 1

      st

      of the calendar year are exempt from the 20 hours In-Service training requirement for the year the course was completed, but are still required to attend all remaining agency in-service training

 

    1. Applicants who are hired, and are already certified Peace Officers, are responsible for ensuring P.O.S.T. requirements have been met for required training.  If a deficiency of requirements is discovered, the applicant is responsible for obtaining a waiver with Georgia P.O.S.T.  In addition, the newly hired individual will complete the following:

 

      1. Duty Weapon Training;

 

      1. Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Policy on the Use of Force Training.

 

 

  • NON-CERTIFIED OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO THE LUMPKIN COUNTY JAIL

 

 

Officers who are not Georgia P.O.S.T. certified Peace Officers and who are assigned to the Lumpkin County Jail are required to do the following:

 

    1. Attend the Georgia Basic Jail Officers training course within six months of employment with the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office;

 

    1. Attend training on the use of the restraint chair; and

 

    1. Attend applicable agency in-service training.

 

 

  • CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

 

 

Civilian employees of the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office will be required to attend training that will benefit their job performance and enhance their ability to advance within the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office.

 

Note 1:  In-service Training; Mandatory Attendance is required for all Uniformed and Investigative Personnel. (Exception; Detention Officers – Firearms)

 

Note 2:  Critical Tasks, Ethics and Professionalism and CPR & AED Refresher Training; Mandatory Attendance is required for all Civilian Personnel.

 

Officer Recertification Information

Effective January 1, 2012, peace officers graduating from the courses of Basic Law Enforcement, Basic Corrections, Basic Probation/Parole, GBI Basic Special Agent, Basic Juvenile Corrections Officer, or Basic Municipal Probation are issued a certification that will expire in four years from the date of issuance of that certification. In order to meet the re-certification requirements in four years, officers:

  1. Must complete required annual training each year (20 Hours including Firearms Requalification & Use of Deadly Force) a. NOTE: These officers graduating after January 1, 2012 must complete the required annual training even if they are not actively employed each calendar year.

  2. Must complete required GA POST Council Block of Training (1 class) during the four years (will be available online at GPSTC in the near future and will be taught at various locations throughout the state each year)

  3. Must complete two other classes during the four years (choose any two (2) of the following three (3) courses) a. Elder Abuse (available online at GPSTC) b. Eyewitness ID (available online at GPSTC) c. Domestic Violence (available online at GPSTC)

  4. Must complete a new POST application in the POST Data Gateway system to “re-certify.”

  5. Can submit your recertification application up to 90 days before your certification expires.

  6. Must have a current Physician’s Affidavit (form will be provided in application & must be within 180 days of application for re-certification)

  7. Must have current Fingerprint Results (either law enforcement agency LIVESCAN or Georgia Applicant Processing Service (GAPS) & must be within 180 days of application for re-certification).

  8. Must have current Driver’s History (certified copy from GA Dept of Driver Services or Driver’s History from employing law enforcement agency & must be within 180 days of application for re-certification)

  9. Must pay $30 recertification fee

Failure to complete these requirements will result in expiration of the basic certification that was issued.

 

Michael J. Ramsey

Major, Chief Deputy

Office of the Sheriff

Lumpkin County

 

2018 In-Service Training

Date

Time

Subject

Location

Instructor

Uniform

01/9 & 01/11

0900-1100

Community Oriented Policing

Training Room

Captain Pfrogner

B

01/9 & 01/11

1100-1200

Use of Force and De-escalation Options

Training Room

Captain Pfrogner

B

01/9 & 01/11

1300-1500

Chain saw Operations and Safety

Firing Range

Captain Pfrogner

B

*Purpose of Community Policing is to provide officers with knowledge and understanding of the importance of fostering positive community relations.

*Purpose of Use of Force and De-escalation Options for Gaining Compliance is to provide officers with a review of use of force concepts and to introduce de-escalation techniques as a tool for reducing the need to use force.  Special emphasis is placed on officer safety from both a physical and legal perspective.  

*Operating a chain saw is inherently hazardous.  Potential injuries can be minimized by using proper personal protective equipment and safe operating procedures.  Training is hands-on consisting of; personal protective equipment, actions before starting a chain saw, fueling a chain saw, and chain saw safety.  Sharpening techniques will also be discussed.  

Date

Time

Subject

Location

Instructor

Uniform

01/01-01/31

N/A

Due Regard

On-line

GPSTC

N/A

*Certificate of Completion must be turned-in to respective commander.

Date

Time

Subject

Location

Instructor

Uniform

02/13 & 02/15

0900-1200

Courtroom Demeanor & Testimony

Training Room

SSgt. Murphy

B

02/13 & 02/15

1300-1700

Critical Tasks

Training Room

SSgt. Murphy

B

*Testifying in court may be the most difficult and important task an officer faces in his or her career.  No other assignment subjects an officer and his/her department to more intense microscopic scrutiny that the officer’s credibility, competency and conduct in the courtroom.  

*Critical Task Training covers a broad spectrum of law enforcement duties through the application of lecture and detailed discussion.  Critical Task Training consists of:  Legal updates, Use of Force to include Deadly Force, Vehicle Pursuits, Ethics and Professionalism, Search and Seizure, Transportation of Prisoners, Domestic Violence, Property and Evidence, Off Duty Conduct, Sexual Harassment, Selection and Hiring Procedures, Citizens Complaint & Internal Affairs, Special Units & Operations, Managing Mentally Ill and/or Intoxicated Persons, Biased Based Profiling, Suspicious Activity Reporting and Diversity in the Workplace.

Date

Time

Subject

Location

Instructor

Uniform

03/6 & 03/8

0900-1300

CPR/AED

Training Room

Inv. Garland

B

03/6 & 03/8

1300-1700

Defensive Tactics & Mechanics of Arrest

Yahoola Creek Park

Inv. Garland

B

*Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure which is performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person in cardiac arrest.  It is indicated in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing.

*An automated external defibrillator or AED is portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

**Defensive Tactics and Mechanics of Arrest is a combination of several fighting systems and weaponless strategies.  The techniques are flexible and require the officer to measure the amount of force in proportion to the level of unlawful resistance.  Balance, Self-control and Awareness is the key to success for the officer focusing on control vs. injury. The officers’ ability to sustain a resistance and fight if necessary is evaluated through the fitness level of the officer.  Hands-on situational exercises and other endurance events will be utilized.   In addition, a refresher in the application of chemical sprays, tactical batons and handcuffing will also be addressed and practiced.  

 

Date

Time

Subject

Location

Instructor

Uniform

04/10 & 04/12

0900-1700

Justification and Use of Deadly Force

Firing Range

Captain Cole

B

Duty Weapon Re-qualification (Combat)

Back-up Re-qualification

Shotgun Re-qualification

Rifle Requalification

*Firearms Re-qualification will consist of; Use of Deadly Force and the Departmental Qualification Course of Fire.  The course of fire requires a minimum score of 80%.  A maximum of three attempts to qualify will be offered.  In addition to this qualification; backup, rifle, and shotgun requalification will occur.

Date

Time

Subject

Location

Instructor

Uniform

05/8 & 05/10

0900-1100

Lumpkin County & City Ordinances

Training Room

Lt. Roach

B

05/8 & 05/10

1100-1400

Taser & Less-than-lethal Shotgun Refresher

Firing Range

Lt. Roach

B

*Purpose of this training is to highlight and become familiar with Lumpkin County and City of Dahlonega Ordinances as it pertains to law enforcement.  

*This Training is mandatory for all officers who carries or requests to carry a Less Lethal Shotgun and for all officers who require re-certification on the Taser.  

Date

Time

Subject

Location

Instructor

Uniform

06/12 & 06/14

0900-1300

Justification & Use of Deadly Force

Yahoola Creek Park

Captain Pfrogner

B

06/12 & 06/14

1300-1700

Active Shooter/Active Killing

Training Room

Captain Pfrogner

B

*Justification & Use of Deadly Force, simunitions will be utilized.

* An Active Shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated areas; in most cases, active shooters use firearm(s) and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims.  Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly; therefore the officer(s) must deploy and neutralize the threat immediately.  Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Active Shooter Procedures will be addressed.

 

Date

Time

Subject

Location

Instructor

Uniform

07/10 &07/12

0900-1300

Crime Scene Processing & Procedures

Training Room

Inv. Canupp

B

07/10 &07/12

1300-1700

Crime Scene Processing & Procedures

Training Room

Shift Sergeants

B

*A Crime Scene is not necessarily where the crime was committed.  There are primary, secondary, and often tertiary crime scenes.  All locations where there is a potential discovery of evidence must be treated in the same manner.  Crime scenes and evidence collected must be protected, recorded and safeguarded to protect not only the integrity of the crime scene itself but the integrity and chain of custody of the evidence identified and collected.  Practical application will apply to this training.

*Shift Team Building & Procedures will consist of designated subjects or topics as determined by each respective commander.  Each Sergeant or supervisor will conduct this training.  Team training locations will be designated be each respective commander.  Recommended topics may include; contact & cover, high risk traffic stops, assisting in k9 tracking, and etc.

Duty Weapon Re-qualification (GSAC)

Date

Time

Subject

Location

Instructor

Uniform

08/14 & 08/16

0900-1200

Justification and Use of Deadly Force

Firing Range

Lt. Roach

B

08/14 & 08/16

1300-1700

Defensive Tactics & Mechanics of Arrest

Yahoola Creek Park

Lt. Roach

B

*Firearms Re-qualification will consist of; Use of Deadly Force and the Departmental Qualification Course of Fire.  The course of fire requires a minimum score of 80%.  A maximum of three attempts to qualify will be offered.   

*Defensive Tactics and Mechanics of Arrest is a combination of several fighting systems and weaponless strategies.  The techniques are flexible and require the officer to measure the amount of force in proportion to the level of unlawful resistance.  Balance, Self-control and Awareness is the key to success for the officer focusing on control vs. injury. The officers’ ability to sustain a resistance and fight if necessary is evaluated through the fitness level of the officer.  Hands-on situational exercises and other endurance events will be utilized.   In addition, a refresher in the application of chemical sprays, tactical batons and handcuffing will also be addressed and practiced.  

 

Make-up Back-up, Rifle, and Shotgun

Date

Time

Subject

Location

Instructor

Uniform

09/11 & 09/13

0900-1200

Criminal Procedures

Training Room

SSgt. Murphy

B

09/11 & 09/13

1300-1700

Make-up Duty Weapon Re-qualification

Firing Range

SSgt. Murphy

B

*Criminal Procedures involves the law relating to taking a person into custody in connection with a charge of violating a criminal law.  The validity of an arrest has taken on a new meaning with the federal constitutional application of the exclusionary rule.  In addition to arrests; stop and frisk, search and seizure and custodial interrogation will also be discussed.  Through this training, the officer will sustain his knowledge in defining probable causes for arrests, immunity from arrests, procedures for arrests and current case law within the application of arrests and search warrants.

*Make-up Firearms Re-qualification will consist of; Use of Deadly Force and the Departmental Qualification Course of Fire.  The course of fire requires a minimum score of 80%.  A maximum of three attempts to qualify will be offered.  In addition to this qualification; backup, rifle, and shotgun requalification will occur.

Date

Time

Subject

Location

Instructor

Uniform

10/9 & 10/11

0900-UTC

Leadership Philosophy’s

Training Room

Sergeants and Above

B

*Purpose of this instruction is for all Supervisors in the grade of Sergeant and above to share their individual philosophy with all officers.  A written leadership philosophy lets people know what you expect, what you value, and how you’ll act. Upon conclusion, a detail discussion with all supervisors will be presented.

Date

Time

Subject

Location

Instructor

Uniform

11/13 & 11/15

1730

Low Light Re-qualification

Firing Range

Inv. Garland

B

*Low Light Firearms Requalification is intended to improve the officer’s decision making ability in the appropriate use of force and especially the use of deadly force in low light situations.  The Low Light Firearms Requalification will require a minimum score of 90% to achieve a passing score.  A maximum of three attempts to qualify will be offered.

 

Note:  All Mandated Officers are required to complete a minimum of 1 hour of De-escalation Training and 2 hours of Community Oriented Policing annually.  Failure to attend this In-service Training will require the officer to complete the on-line equivalent training.

Note:  Taser Certification Training will be published on a separate Training Notice.

Note:  All officers in the grade of Corporal and above will coordinate with their command to schedule and attend Supervisor levels 1 through 3.  

Note:  All officers who have completed Supervisor levels 1 through 3 will coordinate with their command to schedule and attend Management levels 1 through 3.

Note:  All officers will submit to their respective commands their individual career goals.  Each command will schedule/coordinate for off-site training so as to achieve the officers’ individual goals.

Note:  Special Response Team (S.R.T.) Training will be scheduled/Published on a separate Training Notice.

Note:  Honor Guard Team Training will be scheduled/Published on a separate Training Notice

Note:  Each Instructor will coordinate directly with another instructor for assistance as needed.

 

Michael J. Ramsey

Major, Chief Deputy

 

THE SHEEP PRETEND THE WOLF WILL NEVER COME, BUT THE SHEEPDOG LIVES FOR THAT DAY!

 

“BE A SHEEPDOG”

 

Office of the Sheriff

Lumpkin County