CENTRAL ILLINOIS POLICE TRAINING CENTER
Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-Peoria Campus-Poplar Hall
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Multi-jurisdictional Task Force Commanders Training
March 18-19, 2019
See Brochure for information Course Contact Information and Registration Once Registered you will be provided with a time and location
Enrollment Deadline: Contact 800-446-0912 Extension 282
- BJA CenTF Multijurisdictional Task Force Commanders Training
The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) CenTF Program offers the classroom-based Task Force Commanders Training through a two-day on-site no-cost training. This training covers a variety of topics designed to assist task force commanders and other law enforcement leaders in making appropriate decisions regarding task force administration and operations planning and management. The goal of the training is to empower task force decision makers with knowledge and tools for proactive planning strategies to effectively and ethically make cases, while increasing safety to the officers and agents and the community.
Topics covered in this training include the following:
- Task Force Leadership—180 minutes
- Identifies the leadership role in the management of task forces in today’s law
- enforcement environment, including the importance of planning for issues related
- to traditional task force funding, mission, and partnerships, as they relate to longterm
- sustainability. Provides examples of and explains the importance of sound
- leadership practices. Outlines the six critical components of task force success.
- Task Force Policies and Procedures—120 minutes
- This section discusses policy development and how it applies to multijurisdictional
- task forces and the responsibilities of the lead and member agencies and the
- officers assigned to the task force. Addresses issues specific to developing policies
- and procedures as they relate to the different agencies and officers within the
- structure of a task force.
- Personnel and Training—150 minutes
- Discussion outlines the importance of developing administrative and personnel
- practices to support a task force’s goals and mission. Also covered under this topic
- is the importance of recognizing the responsibilities of task force command
- concerning the selection, training, assignment, and retention of task force
- personnel; and the types of training issues that can surround the operation of a
- multijurisdictional task force.
- Confidential Informants Management—150 minutes
- Topics discussed in this section include an introduction to the ethical and effective
- use and development of confidential informants and the responsibilities,
- procedural practices, policy development, and problems that may be encountered
- in the handling of confidential informants.
- Operations Planning and Risk Management—240 minutes
- Outlines what task force commanders must be aware of when planning operations
- to achieve the goals of the task force while minimizing the risk (both professionally
- and personally) to the officers and the task force. Discussion addresses the unique
- risks, dynamics, and options involved in field operations/warrants and the
- importance of meticulous planning.
- Managing Critical Incidents—60 minutes
- Discussion includes an overview of how to identify and define a critical incident and
- how to develop a plan to manage critical incidents that may occur during task force
- operations. Also discussed is what task force commanders must do immediately
- after a critical incident to achieve a smooth flow of events from immediate postincident
- through the completion of the investigation.