Tactical Communication for Today’s Law Enforcement Officers

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Date(s) - 10/14/2019 - 10/15/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 697, Union Hall

Seats are still available for the following free class:

This course will train officers how to be better communicators in the street and during routine and stressful situations.  Officers will learn how to make more effective initial contact with citizens, motorists, emotionally-charged people, inmates and even criminal offenders.  Through the use of video, role-plays and realistic scenarios, officers will be immersed into challenging situations.  Officer safety and avoiding community complaints will be one of the goals of this course.  Officers will learn to use the other person’s words to his/her advantage, and to “win people over” rather than “muscle or threaten” their way to solve problems.

Topics include:

  • Communication: A two-way street
  • Why today’s officers must be better communicators than their predecessors
  • How does better communication with the public increase positive community perception of an agency, of its officers?
  • Do some officers “escalate” while others can “de-escalate”?
  • Tactically speaking
  • Proactive, effective use of body language

The instructor for this class is Sgt. Ruben Salamanca.  Sgt. Salamanca is the Assistant Director of Training with the Topeka Police Department in Topeka, Kansas.  Sgt. Salamanca has training classes through the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center (MCTC) in Fort Dodge, Iowa which include: “Transnational Gang Identification and Interdiction” and “Tactical Narcotics Debriefing”.  Separate from MCTC, he teaches two classes: “Tactical Communications for Today’s law Enforcement Officers” and “Gang Experts and Expert Testimony”.

Please note that seating is limited to 40 attendees and that registrations must be received no later than Friday, October 11, 2019.  If you are interested, please complete the attached registration form and either fax it to 219-226-2198 or email it to Sam Irk at sirk@indiana-hidta.org  or me at mdenny@indiana-hidta.org.  Please let either of us know if you have any questions or need any additional information.


Mike Denny

Intelligence Analyst/PMP/Training Coordinator

Indiana HIDTA

Crown Point, IN

219-756-4747, x504 (IRS/HIDTA)

219-226-2198 (fax)

219-650-2460 (ISC)