Advanced Patrol Techniques - Baldwin County

Dates: August 19-20, 2019

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

Location: Baldwin County APOST LETA

APOST CE Hours: 12.00


***For Law Enforcement Only***

This is a two day class.

Location: Baldwin County APOST LETA

Address: 15950 Mosley Road, Stapleton, AL 36578

Time: 9 am to 4 pm daily (Registration starts at 8:30 am)

Law Enforcement Contact hours:  12 hours

Did you know that 3 of the 9/11 hijackers were stopped for traffic violations in separate incidents by police in the days leading up to 9/11? Or that Serial Killers Ted Bundy and Randy Kraft were caught during traffic stops and that a traffic stop for no tag led to the arrest of Timothy McVeigh, 90 minutes after he killed 168 people and wounded over 600 more. Almost every type of crime requires travel and something as simple as an observant officer with a desire to make a difference can catch a major criminal or prevent the next catastrophe.

This course teaches the officer a successful method of identifying and apprehending major criminals while carrying out their everyday patrol duties and/or enforcing traffic safety. Students will have an understanding of the tradecraft utilized by criminals involved in various criminal enterprises. Officers will come away from this course with the confidence and knowledge to successfully develop a case.

Topics included are:

  • Why be proactive in Criminal Patrol and What it is
  • Ethical considerations in law enforcement
  • Primacy Effect and Racial Profiling
  • Types of crimes that are encountered during patrol
  • Traits of a successful officer
  • Indicators and items of interest associated with criminal activity / tradecraft
  • Roadside Interviews
  • Importance of building rapport with suspects and the community
  • Detecting stress and deception
  • What can and can't be done on a traffic stop
  • Utilizing open source resources for investigations
  • Roadside safety
  • Types of vehicle searches
  • Vehicle search techniques and concealments
  • Case Brief / discussion
  • Narcotics / Currency Smuggling Case
  • Identity Theft
  • Other type fraud

Instructor: Scott Dunn is a Lieutenant with the Montgomery Police Department with 15 years of service. For over 10 years, he served as the supervisor and one of the founding members of the department's Criminal Interdiction Unit, specializing in highway and parcel interdiction. While in this unit, he has been directly involved in the seizures of over 250 kilograms of cocaine, $4.5 million dollars in U.S. currency, and large quantities of marijuana, methamphetamine and other drugs.

He is also a certified EPIC/DIAP instructor and has served as an associate instructor for Southeast Training at the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy (RCTA) in Meridian, MS. He currently has over 600 hours of training in criminal interdiction, statement analysis, and interview and interrogation. In addition to the Criminal Interdiction Unit, Scott has been a paramedic for 22 years and is the SWAT Medic for a full time SWAT team. He served time in a Marine Infantry Unit, both as a Marine and a Navy Corpsman deployed to Iraq. He holds numerous tactical medicine instructor certifications and has developed an "Downed Officer Course" to teach life-saving medical procedures for police officers. Scott has a bachelor's degree in science in Justice and Public Safety from Auburn University at Montgomery and is an adjunct instructor in the Emergency Medical Services department at Trenholm State Technical College in Montgomery, AL.

This seminar is sponsored by AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc., Alabama Peace Officers' Association, U.S. Attorney's Office, MDA, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #17-DJ-ST-004 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.

This is a two day training and is APOST Certified for (12 contact hours) each day the seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. (registration at 8:30), and will end at 4:00 p.m. This seminar is open to law enforcement officers only and there is no cost to attend.

For assistance with registration please contact Phone: (334) 244-3804 or Email:

Fee: $0.00

Baldwin County APOST LETA

15950 Mosley Road
Stapleton, Alabama 36578
Date Day Time Location
08/19/2019Monday9 AM to 4 PM Baldwin County APOST LETA
08/20/2019Tuesday9 AM to 4 PM Baldwin County APOST LETA


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