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Saying Goodbye...

November 21, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Monday

 

 

Sad news to report: The WSCJTC Blog is coming to a close and will not be assessable as of January 01, 2012.

 

Good news to report: You can find us on Facebook and Twitter anytime. Head on over there. We would love to meet you and have you follow us. Please do contact us if you would like a training, etc. posted on Facebook, Twitter and/or our website.

 

The Blog was a great stepping stone for the WSCJTC and has opened up new social media doors for us to use that enhances our relationship with our stakeholders and customers by allowing us to deliver information to them more efficiently.

 

Thank you to all who supported the WSCJTC Blog!


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Training: Crime Data Collection and Reporting

November 03, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Thursday

The Tribal Justice Information Sharing System (TJISS) is pleased to announce that we are accepting registrations for a free two day Crime Data Collection and Reporting training course to be delivered in your area on January 18 –19, 2012. The course focuses on training tribal criminal justice practitioners how to collect and report their crime data by use of UCR and NIBRS. Class times: 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. 

 

Agenda - Crime Data Collection and Reporting.pdf

 

Who may attend:

• Law Enforcement personnel, sworn or non-sworn.

• Prosecuting attorneys and their staff members

• Judges and judicial (court) personnel

• Probation and Parole; and

• Personnel working for community based organizations that work with criminal justice agency personnel on crime and justice issues.

 

Class information:

This is a two (2) day hands-on course presented by the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), University of Arkansas System, and is sponsored by the United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Training is provided by use of a blended learning approach that incorporates instructor led classroom lecture in conjunction with hands-on lab exercises by use of a mobile computer training lab. The lab exercises will depict actual reporting forms/processes.

Participants will learn best practices in collecting crime data; how reporting benefits the tribe; classifying crime data, preparing for the reporting process, and the different methods available to the tribes in reporting your crime data. A complete course agenda is attached.

Although classes are offered free of charge, space is limited to 25 participants. Seating will be made available to the first 25 that register! Registration should be completed as soon as possible. To register please access our web site: www.tjiss.net and click on the registration link for Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center, Burien, WA.

To obtain more information contact: tjiss@cji.edu or call our toll free help desk @ the following number: 877- 478-5477.

Criminal Justice Institute contact: Ms. Adrienne Nimmer or Kevin Molder

Phone: 501-570-8057

E-mail: alnimmer@cji.edu; krmolder@cji.edu


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ILGIA 2012 Annual Training Conference

October 19, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Wednesday

AUGUST 19 – 23, 2012

Location:

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport

18740 International Boulevard

Seattle, Washington 98188

To commemorate the Association's 10th year anniversary, the International Latino Gang Investigators Association (ILGIA) is proud to announce that the 2012 Annual Conference will be returning to the Seattle, Washington. Since its inception, ILGIA prides itself in providing the Law Enforcement community with the best international instructors and instructional topics that confront national and international issues that arise within the street, prison and drug cartel's criminal culture.

Conference Registration (Including one (1) year membership).

Early Registration: $250.00

Registration after August 1, 2012: $300.00

Click here for more information.


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Training: Crime Data Collection and Reporting

October 11, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Tuesday

In this two-day, hands-on course, participants will learn: best practices in collecting crime data; how reporting benefits the tribe; classifying crime data; preparing for the reporting process; and the different methods available to the tribes in reporting your crime data.

 

This course uses a blended learning approach that incorporates instructor-led classroom lecture in conjunction with hands-on lab exercises .Participants will complete hands-on exercises by use of a mobile computer training lab. The exercises depict actual reporting forms and processes.

 

Classes are offered free of charge, however space is limited to 25 participants. Seating will be made available to the first 25 that register!

 

The training is available to the following: law enforcement personnel, sworn or non-sworn; prosecuting attorneys and their staff members; judges and judicial (court) personnel; probation and parole personnel; and personnel working for community-based organizations that work with criminal justice agency personnel on crime and justice issues.

 

To register, please click here.


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Congratulations to Don Gulla

October 03, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Monday

Give a big CONGRATS to Don Gulla, a TAC Officer at the CJTC for the Crisis Intervention Program (CIT), for winning the gold medal in the Grand Master Black Belt Fighting Division at the World Police and Fire Games in New York City.


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Exceptional Customer Service Training

September 29, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Thursday

How to Deliver Exceptional Customer Service

 

October 13, 2011

WSCJTC

19010 1st Ave S, Burien, WA

0800-1600

$99 per attendee

Limited Space

Register TODAY!

Excellent Customer Service.pdf

 

Customer service affects all aspects of an organization. Each employee is vital and has the ability to impact customer relations.

WHO will Benefit...

Everyone who interacts with customers, especially:

 Receptionists

 Customer Service Representatives

 Administrative/Secretarial Staff

 Technical Support Staff

 Supervisors and Managers

 

To Register send email to:

Sacheie Coaxum

Advanced Training Division

scoaxum@cjtc.state.wa.us

206-835-7340


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LE Family Network Conference

September 20, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Tuesday

One-Two Punch: Kevin Gilmartin and Laura van Dernoot Lipsky to speak at LE Family Network Conference

October 7 – 9, 2011

Country Inn and Suites Hotel, Bothell, WA

 

2011 LEFN Conference.pdf

 

Two lessons learned in the aftermath of Washington line of duty deaths over the past few years: we need to be prepared before the unthinkable happens and law enforcement families are here for one another - in the good times and the bad. The 2nd Annual Law Enforcement Family Network conference offers an opportunity to network with other police family support groups and to offer tools for healthy law enforcement families. The need to network is vital, as the call for support may not come from within your own LE agency. The cry for support may well be from a neighboring agency who needs your help.

The one-two punch of the two keynote speakers ensures a conference to remember. On Saturday morning, Dr. Kevin Gilmartin will speak on Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement Officers and Their Families. Sunday morning Laura van Dernoot Lipsky will speak on The Ripple Effects of Stress & Trauma to the Family. Both are dynamic presenters who will address key issues in the daily life of LE families.

Topics of particular interest to LE families during the Breakout Sessions:

• Sending Your Kids the Right Message - Parenting in the Age of Social Media

• No Place to Hide - Recognizing and Protecting Our Children from Cyber Criminals

• Talking Through the Tough Times - Effective Family Communication After High Profile Incidents

• Police Life – Safe Call Now

• Connecting. Uniting. Supporting. - Strong Family Support Groups – How to Begin One and Remain Strong

Also Speaking:

• Jenni Volk, "WA State First Responder Will Clinic"

• Cynthia Tobias, "Law Enforcement Academy for Families (LEAF)"

• Sgt. Brian Johnston, Behind the Badge's "Line of Duty Death Response Team"

Fun! Fun! Fun! (Don't miss this chance to network and have some fun!)

• Friday evening: Kareem Kandi, jazz musician extraordinaire, comedian Lisa Koch, light hors d'oeuvres

• Saturday evening: Wine and beer social with entertainment by renowned guitarist Michael Powers

 

Chance to Win an IPad! One raffle ticket per conference attendee - Must be present to win, drawing Sunday morning, October 9th

Conference cost is $25 per person. (Some scholarships are available.) It's open to the adult family members* of commissioned LE officers and the officers themselves. (*spouses, domestic partners, significant others, parents, adult children, siblings) Registration deadline is September 30. The conference is sponsored by the Behind the Badge Foundation. The conference flyer, program, and hotel and registration information are available at www.behindthebadgefoundation.org Questions? Contact Gayle Frink-Schulz, Program Director, at lefn@behindthebadgefoundation.org or (206) 890-6332


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NEW TRAINING - Corrections Officers Regional Training (CORT)

September 12, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Monday

THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  WE HOPE TO HAVE IT IN 2012.  :)

 

The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Corrections Division in conjunction with Cowlitz County Corrections Department is pleased to announce a new Corrections Officer Regional Training course.

 

For more information please view flyer: CORT Course Description.pdf

 

To register send in completed application: Corrections Division Academy Application.pdf / Corrections Division Academy Application.doc

 

Date: October 3-4, 2011

Training Hours: 16

Location: Cowlitz Regional Conference Center - 1900 7th Ave / Longview, WA 98632

Cost: $50.00 per student

 

If you have any questions or would like to register for this class, please contact Nichol Girten, Registrar: ngirten@cjtc.state.wa.us or 206.835.7348.


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WA State C.O.P.S. Fall Newsletter

September 01, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Thursday

Inside This Issue:

 

Upcoming Events

2010/2011 Board

Of Benefit to our Chapter

Member News

Dine Out to Remember poster

Street Survival Seminar, by Judith Secor

BC Memorial flyer

Facebook page and cause

HOP Financial Assistance

2011 Adult Childrens' Retreat, by Cheryl Jordan and Marty Jordan

2011 NPW and Whatcom County Honor Guard, by Todd Herzog

Gone but Not Forgotten

Acknowledgements

 

Visit C.O.P.S. website


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MORE INFO...2nd Annual LE Family Network Conference

August 29, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Monday

Gilmartin to speak at LE Family Conference

 

The 2nd Annual Law Enforcement Family Network Conference will feature Dr. Kevin Gilmartin, popular speaker and author of the acclaimed Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and Their Families. He is widely recommended by officers and family members around the country who have appreciated the valuable insights they've gained from his presentations and book.

 

This year's 2011 LEFN Conference.pdf will be held October 7-9 in Bothell at a cost of only $25 per person. Some scholarships will be available.

 

The conference is open to the adult family members* of commissioned LE officers and the officers themselves. (*spouses, domestic partners, significant others, parents, adult children, siblings)

 

The conference provides a full menu of speakers and activities from Friday evening through Sunday noon:

• In addition to Dr. Gilmartin, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky (author of Trauma Stewardship) will talk about the impact of long-term exposure to others' trauma on officers and their families and how to "stay well" and maintain healthy relationships despite that exposure. Jenni Frere Volk will explain about free will clinics being held around the state for officers.

• There will be several breakout sessions focused on topics of particular interest to LE families, including how to start and maintain a LE family support group; the impact of current technology on parenting and family relationships; "surviving" high-profile incidents; Internet and social media safety; and resources available to LE families through Safe Call Now.

• The conference also includes networking socials Friday and Saturday evenings, complete with entertainment, drinks, and appetizers.

 

Conference attendance is limited, so be sure to sign up early. Registration deadline is September 30.

 

The conference will be held at the Country Inn Hotel in Bothell and is sponsored by the Behind the Badge Foundation. The conference flyer, schedule, and hotel and registration information are available at www.behindthebadgefoundation.org.

Questions? Contact Gayle Frink-Schulz, Program Director, at lefn@behindthebadgefoundation.org or (206) 890-6332.

 


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Genesis Project Open House

August 29, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Monday

IT IS FINIALLY HERE!!!

GRAND OPENING OF THE GENESIS PROJECT/DROP IN CENTER

After nearly 2 yrs to the month The Genesis Project - drop in center will open its doors

Come join us in celebration!

August 30th at the Corridor

Time: 5pm – 7pm

Bring your GP change boxes

Joining us will be The SeaTac Task Force bringing our very own GP documentary film crew

They will be going out that evening with the crew to film live and hopefully bring in our first girl to the drop in center.

Giving Hope for a New Life!

For directions to the Corridor:

www.corridorlive.com


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WA State Gangs, Terrorism, and Security Threat Groups

July 26, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Tuesday

WA State Gangs, Terrorism, and Security Threat Groups

Criminal Justice Training Commission

19010 1st Avenue South

Burien, Washington


Wednesday, September 7, 2011 & Thursday, September 8, 2011


Note: This training is open to Sworn Police, Corrections, and Anaylysts Only. Department I.D. Required!


Cost for Criminal Justice Agencies is $100, After Aug. 15, Cost $150


For more information e-mail: gcmorales2010@gmail.com


More information and to register


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6th Annual Train the Trainers Conference

July 26, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Tuesday

The 6th Annual Train the Trainers Conference

October 17-18 at the Skagit Valley Casino in Bow, WA

 
Registration is now open!

Please click here for additional information.


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SAVE THE DATE - Strengthening Police Families

July 08, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Friday

The Second Annual
Behind the Badge Foundation's
Law Enforcement Family Network Conference

2011 LEFN Save Date_flyer_low.pdf


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NEW eLearning Sessions

July 08, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Friday

Two hours of new in-service eLearning sessions were added to the system July 1.


Content include (among others): Case Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedures, Forensics, Medical, Officer Safety and Use of Force sessions


Questions please contact Lee Brandt

Regional Training Manager - North Central / Program Manager – Support/Training

Office 425/257-8446

Cell 425/239-8322


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Washington State team trains Royal Thailand Police

June 20, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Monday













In February of 2011, Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) sent a team of training experts to the Kingdom of Thailand at the request of the Department of Justice, U.S. Embassy Transnational Crime Affairs Section and in partnership with the Washington State National Guard State Partnership Program. The request centered on the Royal Thailand Police Education Bureau’s desire to increase its training effectiveness in basic and advanced training. The objective was to train and expose two groups of Royal Thailand Police instructors in the methods of adult learning principles through a student centered approach, known as Problem Based Learning (PBL). PBL has been used as a training and education methodology in both the medical and engineering fields for some time, but is now seen as a progressive way to train police officers.

The Royal Thailand Police sent trainers and educators from around the country, ten regions, to evaluate and participate in the two, one week, courses. The participant’s backgrounds, experience, and education level varied, making this group very diverse and enriching the exchange of information. In the two weeks, 47 police trainers were taught how to apply new techniques that engage learning, monitor student progress, and increase knowledge retention.

This was accomplished through the creation of a unique problem or task for each class. The first class was given the task, problem, of creating a standardized lesson plan that encompassed the various issues, resources, and information needed to increase awareness and enforcement of human trafficking. The second class was assigned a similar task, problem, of creating a lesson plan in the implementation and deployment of Problem Oriented Policing (POP). The participants were asked to ensure that this information would be relevant to new police recruits throughout Thailand, apply teaching methods that they had been experiencing throughout the week, and list resources that can be accessed in any region of the country.

During each course the participants showed passion and enthusiasm by sharing their experiences as police officers and instructors, discussing hurdles faced when combating human trafficking, and barriers to overcome when implementing community oriented policing in their areas of responsibility. These police trainers and educators completed the task, problem, they were given and did so with some creative role plays, information exchanges, resources that included Non-governmental organizations (NGO’s), and community component’s. This hard work was taken back to their police regions to be used immediately in their learning centers.

At culmination of this trip, three classes have been taught by WSCTJC instructors. To date, over 100 Royal Thailand Police instructors and educators have been trained in PBL. The results have been positive enough that the Royal Thailand Police Education Bureau are considering using this as their primary teaching methodology as they update and create new curriculum using the facilitation techniques taught by Washington State police instructors.

For more information on this training or problem based learning in law enforcement and corrections, please contact Deputy Director Debbie Mealy PhD at dmealy@cjtc.state.wa.us (206)835-7352 or Division Manager Steve Lettic PhD at slettic@cjtc.state.wa.us (206)835-7337.


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UPDATED - WCA 2nd Annual Spaghetti Feed

June 06, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Monday

There have been significant changes for the
WCA 2nd Annual Spaghetti Feed:


The date has changed from May 19 to June 23.

Price tickets have been reduced.

Guest speaker is Bernie Warner, DOC Assistant Secretary


Please view flyer for more information:
POST - UPDATED - WCA 2nd Annual Spaghetti Feed.pdf 


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Volunteer Opportunities - The Genesis Project

May 27, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Friday

Hello Future Volunteer Staff!

We are excited to announce that June brings a month of training sessions for volunteers who would like to volunteer at the Genesis Project's Drop-In Center! If you are interested in helping, this is your chance to learn about where and how you can help.

There will be three separate trainings held throughout June. Completing all three trainings will be mandatory before volunteering at the Drop-In Center.

The trainings will be provided by the following entities:

• City of Seatac Deputy Sheriff and Undercover Detectives: Training regarding of the problem of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) in the SeaTac area and the needs of the SeaTac community and the victims in combating this crime.

• The Bridge Program: Training on Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE).

• Compassion 2 One: Awareness training.

We will equip you with social tools and information that you need in order to meet the needs of the young girls and women who have been forced into prostitution and who are seeking a safe place of hope.

 

The trainings will focus on:

• Understanding your role in a victim's recovery process and embracing the value of your role in the life of these victims;

• Utilizing tools and resources to help you fulfill your role;

• Establishing healthy boundaries with traumatized youth in order to gain an ongoing, trusting, supportive relationship;

• Understanding victim trauma, trauma bonds and complex trauma;

• Gaining an overview of the state and federal laws about DMST;

• Learning the dynamics of pimp control; and

• Addressing the demand of the commercial sex industry.


If you are interested in enrolling in trainings or learning more about our work, come by the Corridor at 2819 S 208th, Seatac, WA 98198. on May 31st at 6:00pm, or feel free to email us at
thegenesisprojectseattle@gmail.com.

 

We look forward to working with you

 The Genesis Project


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TRAINING - Intermediate Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Training

May 19, 2011 | By : administrator on Thursday

Event Info:

June 3, 2011

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Continental breakfast & registration at 8 a.m.

Overlake Christian Church

9900 Willows Rd NE · Redmond, WA

Directions: www.occ.org

Registration deadline: May 27, 2011 


If you are:
A LOCAL, STATE OR FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR PROSECUTING ATTORNEY . . .

Join us at: DO YOU KNOW LACY?


Instructors include:

 

Sgt. Det. Ryan Long, Seattle PD

Sgt. John Chapman, Vancouver PD

Erin Otis, Prosecutor, Phoenix, AZ

Det. Timothy Morgan, Everett PD

Natasha Herzig, DMST survivor

 

Coursework topics:

New Federal and Washington state DMST laws

Dynamics of pimp control

Misidentification of victims

Dual role of victim as both witness and evidence

Investigation techniques

Case studies


Breakfast, lunch and materials included

CEUs also available

* Facility is state-of-the-art, ideally placed to train large numbers, and the training is not affiliated with Overlake Christian Church


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TRAINING - Organized Retail Crime Alliance

May 19, 2011 | By : Nichol Girten (CJTC) on Thursday

Washington State Organized Retail Crime Alliance (WSORCA)

1st Annual Training Conference

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
Auditorium
19010 1st Ave S / Burien, Wa 98148

Open to all Law Enforcement and Retail Loss Prevention
The training will focus on all aspects of the Organized Retail Crime, ORC investigations, case preparation, courtroom testimony, the relationships between law enforcement and loss prevention, and much more...

Complete agenda for the conference to follow

Contact:  Officer Scott Stanley / 253.594.7858 /
sstanley@cityoftacoma.org
www.wsorca.org


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