Policing in Current Times: The New Normal - Birmingham

Dates: September 30, 2022

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

Location: Birmingham Police Academy
401 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama, 35205

APOST Hours: 6.00

None entered: $0.00


Description: This course will address policing during the current events and times. We will delve into policing during a pandemic and social media driven events pushing for hatred and violence towards law enforcement. We will address possible ways to counteract some of the tactics with community policing and changing our own narratives. Protesting versus rioting - is there a difference? Are we as a society biased towards others? Let's see if we can affect change within ourselves and others. Let's build our house of cards to withstand the weather of current events. This will be an interactive course that looks for input from all of us. Let's open our minds and our mouths to see a change.

Schedule: Registration check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. The training will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. including a lunch break.

Location: Birmingham Police Academy
401 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205

Cost: FREE for law enforcement officers

Instructor: Bobby Blankenship is currently employed with APOST as an Investigator. He retired from the Ozark PD and has been policing for over 30 years. He has been instructing and leading law enforcement training for the last 25 years. Chief Blankenship is an instructor in Firearms, Officer Survival, Chemical Weapons, Advanced and Basic Driving, Taser, several different forms of defensive tactics, Terrorism, APOSTC certified instructor. Graduate of FBI National Academy session #249

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, Alabama Peace Officers Association, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is partially funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #22-DJ-02-75 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.

Credit: Approved for six hours of APOSTC advance training credits. Certificates will be issued at the end of training.


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 [email protected].
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

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