Surviving Your Days Off - Baldwin County

Dates: July 27, 2021

Meets: Tu from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Baldwin County APOST LETA

APOST Hours: 6.00

None entered: $0.00

Audience: Law Enforcement Officers


As full-time law enforcement officers, we face challenges the average citizen can't imagine. We experience things on a daily basis that humans should not have to deal with. These things cause stress and cause us to see the world a certain way. At the end of our work week, we, like everyone else, just want to relax, unwind, and spend time with our families and friends. Sounds simple, right? We just turn our senses off and join the herd.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. We are wired through training and experience to act. We are conditioned to be in the middle of conflict and to be in charge. When we're off duty, though, and especially if we are outside our jurisdiction, that desire and willingness to jump into dangerous situations can create some serious challenges. If we work 40 hours each week and sleep 40 hours each week (fantasy, right?), that leaves 88 hours each week that we are off duty. In that 88 hours, you'll go to restaurants, church, Lowes, Little League games, and the gas station. Things happen at those places that you need to be prepared for.

The Surviving Your Off-Days Class is a 6-hour block of instruction designed to help the full-time law enforcement officer think about a wide range of off-duty situations and how to approach them. This class will discuss off-duty mindset, equipment considerations, tactics, family dynamics, an objective look at your personal firearms skill set, and will better prepare you to safely navigate your days off.

Instructor: Frank Higginbotham

Frank retired as a Lieutenant in the Alabama Bureau of Investigations, Alabama Department of Public Safety. He has 19 years in Patrol (to include 17 years on the SWAT Team), four years as a full time instructor at the Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center, and four years with the Alabama Bureau of Investigations. Since November 2012, Frank is the Financial Crimes Investigator with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Pensacola, FL. He teaches Forensic Accounting and Personal Financial Planning and Introduction to White Collar Criminal Investigations at the University of West Florida. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Firearms Instructor.

Sponsors: This seminar is sponsored by AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc., U.S. Attorney's Office, MDA, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is partially funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #20-DJ-ST-001 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.


Cancellation Policy

**Online Self-Cancellation: You may now remove/cancel yourself from a class or waiting list online! Self-Cancellations online can only be completed up until two days prior to the start date of the class. Please log in to your account, click on Registration History, then Current Courses, and then you may choose the classes you need to cancel. If you need to cancel in less than two days prior, please contact our office at 334-244-3804 or
No Shows: Most of our classes have waiting lists and we need to know ASAP if you are not able to attend. We are tracking all no shows (people who do not attend class and don’t notify us prior to the start of class).
Fee: $0.00

Baldwin County APOST LETA

15950 Mosley Road
Stapleton, Alabama 36578


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